For the second consecutive year, a local Italian-American service and heritage group selected a Rutgers University student and Hillsborough High School graduate to be its public representative for 2018-19. On Sunday, July 15, the Hillsborough chapter of UNICO National announced that Kristen Clerico was chosen as the latest Miss UNICO Hillsborough. Each year, the Hillsborough chapter chooses […]

More than half a million dollars in various capital improvements aimed at a number of safety upgrades and other needed fixes throughout Hillsborough were recently introduced via ordinance by the township committee. During its July 10 public hearing, the governing body approved the ordinance that appropriates $575,000 to pay for a list of seven projects […]

Greg Burchette had until the end of the year to serve out the rest of his term on the Hillsborough Township Committee, but during the governing body’s most recent public meeting, he announced that his time as an elected official would come to an end five months ahead of schedule. Speaking to the public via […]

By Lea Kahn Staff Writer A proposed two-week closure of a portion of Route 206 in the area of the Crusers Brook Bridge, as had been proposed by the contractor working on the bridge replacement project, has been scrapped. Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman confirmed that Route 206 will remain open at all times and […]

A yearly effort to help some of the area’s least fortunate individuals and families living with the specter of food insecurity is getting a bigger push into the dog days of summer when the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced an extension to its 24th annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive. In each […]

A special advocacy group serving the Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties recently announced that it was awarded more than $10,000 in funding through its ongoing partnership with community organizations. Tracy Heisler, the executive editor of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterton and Warren counties (CASA SHaW), said the influx of funding stemmed from the […]

A proposed two-week closure of a portion of Route 206 has members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and area officials urging the state to honor contract agreements already on the books. Work on the bridge over Crusers Brook in Montgomery Township could force the closure, which officials said could snarl traffic in […]

As the 2017-18 school year was winding down at Hillsborough High School, a group of sophomores worked to help improve a nearby African-American history museum as part of an unorthodox final exam. Students in Scott Kallens’ United States History I Honors class researched, developed and presented proposals for ways the Stoutsburg African American History Museum […]

The school year may be over, but district officials recently took an in-depth look at how its schools have handled harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) incidents within their halls over the last two years. During its June 25 meeting, the Hillsborough Township Board of Education heard a pair of reports from district Anti-Bullying Coordinator Michael […]

A strength and conditioning coach with more than 20 years of experience teaching at Hillsborough High School received national acclaim earlier this month for his work as a strength and conditioning coach. Earlier this month, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Jim McFarland, Jr. this year’s High School Strength and Conditioning Coach, making […]

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Families from the surrounding Sourland Mountain region turned out in droves for a day of music, food and fun last Saturday, despite the fact that a forecast for a potentially rainy afternoon loomed over the day. And while some precipitation did hit the festival grounds in the morning, festival volunteer Christopher Georgette said he was […]

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Phil Simms New Jersey North/South High School All-Star Football Classic. Here are the players from the region who participated in that first all-star game 40 years ago that was played at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Steve Bethune, Matawan Regional High School; Glenn Edwards, Jackson Memorial High School;  […]

Haydn Gock has taken a big step forward on the ice in the past year. And with that step forward, the Hillsborough High freshman and Princeton Skating Club member has altered his ling-term figure skating goals. “My goal is to join Team USA, so I can get to the World Championships or even the Olympics,” […]

Last weekend, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders played a number of football and field hockey games with teams around the region. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. Jr. Skylands Football Conference RARITAN DIVISION – Championship games Hillsborough Varsity Gold (Burke) vs. Watchung: Won 18-6 The Hillsborough Varsity Gold took the field Saturday […]

Last weekend, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders played a number of football and field hockey games with teams around the region. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. Jr. Skylands Football Conference RARITAN DIVISION Hillsborough Varsity Gold (Burke) – Bye Hillsborough Patriot JV Gold (Riccardi) – Bye DELAWARE DIVISION – Varsity Hillsborough Varsity […]

Big win for the Hillsborough Dukes Pee Wee football team as other teams conclude their exceptional seasons. Pee Wee Football Saturday afternoon in Watchung Hills, the Hillsborough Dukes Pee Wee football team battled Newark’s South Ward Bulldogs in the first round of the Eastern Region Pop Warner Football Championships. South Ward scored early in the […]

Last weekend, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders played a number of football and field hockey games with teams around the region. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. Jr. Skylands Football Conference RARITAN DIVISION Hillsborough Varsity Gold (Burke) vs. Bridgewater Varsity Gold: Won 32-6 The Hillsborough Varsity Gold were back at home this […]

Sunday, October 29 was a big day for the Hillsborough Dukes. Both cheer and football clinched championship titles. All competitive and tackle teams are continuing to further their postseason play. Cheer On Sunday, October 29, the Dukes Mighty Mite, Pee Wee and Jr. Varsity teams attended the New Jersey State Pop Warner Competition in Trenton. […]

Last weekend, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders played a number of football and field hockey games with teams around the region. The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results. Jr. Skylands Football Conference RARITAN DIVISION Hillsborough Varsity Gold (Burke) vs. Pope John Varsity Gold: Won 38-0 The Hillsborough Varsity Gold traveled to Pope John […]

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A night of laughs, romance and deceit were the common themes when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ came to life on their outdoor stage on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown. ‘The Servant of Two Masters,’ originally written by Carlo Goldini in 1746, was translated […]

Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will kick off at 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the Butterfly Park on Rues Lane, East Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

By Ankur Desai, MD Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression in […]

Princeton resident, Elyse Pivnick, has an iron will, particularly when it comes to lead in the environment. She has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from lead poisoning and advocating for services for children already suffering from the debilitating effects of lead poisoning. As director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and […]

By Michelle Kerekes, L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C. Postpartum Depression Common, Treatable Babies are considered bundles of joy. Why then do so many new mothers experience feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth? The answer is complicated, but one thing is clear – it is not because of something a mother does or does not do. What is also […]

Don’t Let Injuries and Illness Spoil Summer Fun By Craig Gronczewski, M.D. Summertime is typically a fun time for families, often filled with outdoor activities from morning until night. But did you know that summertime is also a time when emergency room visits spike? Whether you are lounging on the beach, gathering around the campfire […]

I have been hearing voices lately – at three Princeton funerals and one Princeton celebration of new book. All the voices were transformative, inspiring and they motivated me to spread the word about another inspirational voice, albeit an institutional one – The Princeton Public Library’s “Voices of Princeton” initiative. The recent funerals of longtime Princeton […]

LIFESTYLE LOOSE ENDS By Pam Hersh I spotted Princeton Police Chief, Nick Sutter and two of his officers Detective, Adam Basatemur and Detective Sergeant, Ben Gering in Hamilton Township last week in the midst of a shoot – with cameras, not guns, pointed at them. They were among the 13 police officers taking part in a celebratory, rather than […]

LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Robert Geddes. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Princeton University Communications […]

Out of more than 1,300 small businesses across the country, a local Edison business was named a finalist in eBay’s Shine Awards for Small Business program. Electronic Surplus Deals Inc. and owner Prince Patel have been selected as one of three finalists in the Global Business category. The business specializes in refurbishing/reselling electronics of major brands such as […]

Amy Dimes of Colts Neck has been named director of sales and service, a new position, for Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Lakewood. Her role is to initiate new ideas, drive sales, and focus on delivering outstanding service. She has already introduced Cruise Nights on the second Thursday of each month, trivia nights on Tuesdays, nightly […]

East Brunswick-based Drama Salon is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Before opening Drama Salon, owner Steven Camins spent nearly 20 years managing hair salons for Vidal Sassoon in both New York and Beverly Hills. At Sassoon, he regularly worked with celebrities such as Anna Wintour, Jacklyn Smith, Suzanne Summers, Deborah Harry, Rod Stewart, and Dustin […]

Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education (BW NICE) Middlesex County chapter provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. Women gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to success and foster an empowering environment. BW NICE Middlesex meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF HANNAH KWON The Tamarack Women’s Nine Hole Golf Association donated $800 to the Raritan Valley YMCA’s water safety campaign on June 28. The funds will be used to conduct community-wide summer swim lesson and outreach safety programs for New Brunswick youth, special needs swimmers and camp safety programs. Pictured are Gina Stravic, […]

For the second consecutive year, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Raritan Bay has been recognized with the EMS Gold Plus Award after demonstrating […]

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Integrative Health & Medicine program opened a new location at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge today. The new center will provide nutritional consultations, acupuncture and psychology consultations that focus on all aspects of health and wellness. Integrative health and medicine focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person — mind, […]

Local bottler Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages hosted 60 high school students from the Newark area on June 26 at its South Brunswick distribution center for a hands-on business learning experience. The students – part of the Rutgers Business School’s Supply Chain Education Partnership Program – heard from Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages team members in various departments, including […]

Kiddie Academy of Freehold, an educational child care provider, invites area children and their families to a fun, free, interactive reading at their annual Storytime LIVE! event from 10 a.m. to noon July 14. Pinkalicious and Curious George will jump off the page and make a live guest appearance at the event. Storytime LIVE! is […]

From July 1-31, for every Patriot Burger purchased at Old Bridge’s Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin, the restaurant will donate $1 to Homes for Our Troops. Bubba’s 33 Patriot Burger includes a bourbon-infused BBQ burger, a signature beef and bacon patty, a hand-battered onion ring, BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise.

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