Hillsborough High School has 15 varsity wrestlers for 14 weight classes. With such a small roster, Hillsborough coach Roy Dragon has to shift guys to unfamiliar weights just to fill out a lineup. Despite the shuffling, the Raiders have not complained. Instead, they have embraced the challenges and impressed their coach. “The kids have done […]

In an effort to reach out to those in need this holiday season, two Hillsborough parishes, St. Joseph’s Church and Parish Center and Mary Mother of God Church, competed against each other in their first charity basketball game on Dec. 29. The event was held at Mary Mother of God Church Parish Hall where the […]

Assemblyman Roy Freiman’s district office in Hillsborough is currently lined with art made from oil on canvas, digital photography, oil pastel, water colors, ink, silk scarf painting, colored pencil and other media. These works weren’t created by professional artists, however, but rather by students from Hillsborough High School (HHS) and Hillsborough Middle School (HMS). The […]

Sustainable Jersey representatives announced recently at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon in Atlantic City, that Hillsborough Township has once again met the rigorous requirements to achieve its seventh Sustainable Jersey certification. Hillsborough Township is one of only 11 New Jersey municipalities to have attained certification at the silver-level in 2018. In total, Hillsborough Township has achieved […]

As the detrimental “Camp Fire” continues to persist throughout Northern California, people all over the country have been looking for ways to aid the victims. Included in this concerned group is a young boy from Hillsborough. After seeing images of the fire’s devastation to the town of Paradise, California, five-year-old Benjamin Steinhauser was inspired to […]

What can students do to help slow, and eventually, halt global warning? What can schools do? Well it turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, many different things. Some high school students have joined together to march in order to call on leaders, at all government levels, to take meaningful steps to reduce emissions. In this town, some […]

Hillsborough residents will have the opportunity to ring in the new year with a fitness initiative as the Resolution Run 5K race will be held on Jan. 1 at the Hillsborough municipal building, 379 So. Branch Road. The race will begin at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to carpool and arrive by 10 a.m. Now […]

Hillsborough officials and community members gathered at the trails along 29 East Mountain Road on Dec. 1 where a ceremony was held to name the area in honor of long-time Flagtown resident Michael Merdinger. Newly named the “Mike Merdinger Memorial Trails,” Merdinger, who died on Jan. 18, 2016 at the age of 67, had a […]

Nearly a month ago, the Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey took in 15 dogs that had been rescued from a Shamong dog breeder who was keeping more than a hundred dogs in inhumane conditions, according to officials. Shortly thereafter, the alliance received an influx of messages to its Facebook page from residents asking […]

Richard W. Donnelly, Jr. of Voorhees, 61, passed away on Dec. 14, with his family around him. Born in Philadelphia to Marie (nee Kubis) and Richard Donnelly, he is survived by his mother; his loving wife Kathleen (nee Finnegan) Donnelly; his children Sean Donnelly (Christina), Daniel Donnelly (Alisan), Michelle Donnelly, Matthew Donnelly, and Brendan Donnelly; […]

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A lot of high school boys’ basketball teams favor small lineups today, playing three and four guards. It is a reflection of an evolving sport where, at every level, teams race the ball up court and try to create either a layup or a three pointer. In December, Hillsborough High School was struggling against those […]

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Hillsborough High School has won five straight girls’ basketball games. The last four victories have been particularly impressive. A roundup of those four games is below. Whitey Dukiet Classic First Round (Livingston High School) Hillsborough 51, Cranford High School 43 Hillsborough improved to 2-2 with this victory, 51-43, over Cranford on Dec. 27. Elissa Nsenkyire […]

Hillsborough High School has 15 varsity wrestlers for 14 weight classes. With such a small roster, Hillsborough coach Roy Dragon has to shift guys to unfamiliar weights just to fill out a lineup. Despite the shuffling, the Raiders have not complained. Instead, they have embraced the challenges and impressed their coach. “The kids have done […]

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One month into the ice hockey season, Hillsborough High School has skated to an 8-2-1 record. The Raiders have also outscored their opponents by a wide margin, 64-31. Hillsborough coach Chris Tommins expected his team to be good this winter. “I have high expectations for the kids and they have high expectations for themselves,” Tommins […]

In an effort to reach out to those in need this holiday season, two Hillsborough parishes, St. Joseph’s Church and Parish Center and Mary Mother of God Church, competed against each other in their first charity basketball game on Dec. 29. The event was held at Mary Mother of God Church Parish Hall where the […]

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Ian Progin has been coaching basketball at Hillsborough High School for almost two decades. He coached the Hillsborough boys’ basketball team for 13 years and is in his third season leading the Hillsborough girls’ basketball squad. And the veteran coach is one who loves challenges like the one presented by this winter’s girls’ basketball team. […]

The old saying “defense wins championships” proved itself right this past weekend as the top seeded Hillsborough Junior Raiders Varsity Gold team took home the hardware and claimed yet another championship, when it defeated the Hunterdon Central Falcons, 25-19, in front of a packed home crowd. Hillsborough only allowed 56 yards rushing on 33 attempts, […]

Members of the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders were nominated to play in the Greater NJ AYF All-Star game that took place Saturday Nov 10th. The All-Star game consisted of 8th grade players from each varsity team, nominated by head coaches from around the conference, and then divided into teams the week prior to the game. The […]

Ray O’Callaghan is Hillsborough High School’s best wrestler. But he will have to be more than that in 2018-19. New coach Roy Dragon needs O’Callaghan to show his younger and less experienced teammates how to handle the varsity grind. The senior is the perfect man for the role. He already leads by example. Even in […]

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SAYREVILLE – Two hip-hop artists from Sayreville are preparing for their first show in their hometown. Joe Magliocco, who goes by the stage name Yung Mag$, and Sam Meyer, who goes by the stage name Sammy $tacks, will make their debut at the Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, as an opening act for […]

If there were such a thing as a gene for historic destiny, Jim Jeffers would have it. As Plainsboro kicked off its celebration of its 100th birthday with the Jan. 17 Centennial Gala at Plainsboro’s Crowne Plaza, Jeffers, a member of the Plainsboro Centennial Planning Committee, acknowledged that Plainsboro is in his DNA. He is celebrating […]

Jim Dessicino, a nationally renowned sculptor with a fleeting presence in Princeton, shaped his words in a way that perfectly reflected my feelings. “I have been in serious shock over the whole thing and am still trying to come to terms with it,” Dessicino said. “The whole thing,” that has Dessicino and myself so bent […]

Five-year-old Ella is too young to enroll in The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), but she has a special relationship with the school. One might say she owes her existence to TCNJ’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Ella’s “mom” is children’s author Marisa Chiorello, a TCNJ alumna, class of 2015, with a BA in English […]

The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre (CNJBT) and Bordentown Home for Funerals will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7 at Villa Victoria in Ewing and Dec. 9 at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown. This will be the CNJBT’s seventh production of “The Nutcracker.” The cast is as follows: Shriya Varma from […]

Local business entrepreneurs and mentors will have a kickoff and website launch of the newly formed Central Jersey Business Organization from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Ember Restaurant, 3793 Route 1, South Brunswick.  The CJBO is incorporated exclusively to provide a platform to local businesses to exchange ideas, discuss and resolve their business issues, encourage […]

The Christmas/Hanukkah shopping season inspired me to reach out to David Newton, who managed Palmer Square for more than two decades, to get his take on the retail environment and development opportunities in Princeton.  He presented me with his words of wisdom – plus an extra gift that proved even more enlightening than what I […]

I want to formally announce that Pam Hersh – upon the advice of a recently formed ad hoc exploratory committee – has decided NOT to run for president in 2020. But I reserve the right to change my mind. If I do so, I am contacting Susie Wilson and Barbara Coe, well known in Princeton […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Old Bridge office was recognized for exceptional sales success in December. The office, which is managed by Jeffrey Cagide, led its Weichert sales region in resales, resale revenue units and resale dollar volume for the month. The region is comprised of locations throughout Middlesex, […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

Friends of Cyrus, a New Jersey-based organization for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, held its official open house for its inaugural Children’s ABA Clinic on Jan. 12. The children’s clinic for ages 18 months to 5 years old offers residents of central New Jersey individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services supervised by […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to several charities […]

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors has announced agents who are joining the realty firm. Renetta Aikens has rejoined Keller Williams as a full-time licensed New Jersey sales representative with several years of sales experience. Her areas of expertise are Middlesex County and several surrounding communities. Cynthia Perez, an active and successful Realtor for more than 13 […]

Dale Goberdhan, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Metuchen office, has recognized his office’s top-producing sales associates for their achievements in December. Anne Marie Stotka was the office’s overall top producer, while Fran Torella had the most listing for the month. Maria Goyanes led the office for sales. For more information, visit the office at 640 Middlesex […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Edison sales office and one of its top-producing sales associates have been recognized for outstanding performance in December. The Edison office, which is managed by John Jaramillo, led its Weichert sales region for resale listings during the month. Individually, sales associate Tonyna McGhee from […]

Members of the Weichert, Realtors’ East Brunswick office, donated more than 680 toys for children served by various local organizations, including Catholic Charities’ Naomi’s Way transitional housing, The Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation’s Rainbow of Hope program, and Cathedral International Community Development Corp. In addition, a $50 donation was made to Ocean of Love for Children […]

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