Hillsborough Beacon Logo
Hillsborough Beacon Logo
  • Updated

Cadet Michael Subach of Hillsborough earned academic honors on the fall semester dean’s list at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He is a 2012 Hillsborough High School graduate.

Hillsborough Democrats will hold traditional Italian-style Sunday dinner at Mariana’s Pizzeria and Latin Grill, 381 Triangle Road, (near Wawa), on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

  • Updated

Promotion dominoes within the township police force continued to fall Tuesday night.

  • Updated

Opponents of the demolition of Doris Duke’s residence within the Duke Farms estate in Hillsborough will gather people to tell their memories of the estate and their beliefs about what the heiress wanted to happen to it after her death.

  • Updated

Boy Scout Troop 186 of Hillsborough received the highest award from the Marines “Toys for Tots“ program for its contributions to the annual toy drive.

  • Updated

“Titanic: The Latest Chapters” updates the story of the fated cruise liner since the discovery of its remains in 1985 in a program Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough Library, 379 South Branch Road.

  • Updated

Christopher Krafsky of Bridgewater Township was sentenced Friday by Superior Court Judge Bruce Jones to 12 years in state prison following a Dec. 10 conviction of being responsible for a drug-induced death, a first-degree crime.

  • Updated

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association will host its third youth art exhibition in January.

  • Updated

Starbucks wants to build a free-standing store in the parking lot of the Hillsborough Centre, anchored by the Stop and Shop supermarket, at 649 Route 206.

  • Updated

Five Hillsborough residents who are students at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., attained the dean’s list last fall. A student must earn a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

  • Updated

Band parents collect used clothing, bedding 

The many friends, family and colleagues of former mayor and township administrator Michael Andrew Merdinger said their final good-byes Saturday at the South Branch Reformed Church on River Road.

  • Updated

Three Franklin Township men were charged Tuesday with having a handgun in the trunk of their vehicle at a Manville shopping center.

Two men were arrested with what police estimated to be about $15,000 worth of drugs Monday in the Marketplace at Manville shopping center.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of Somerset County from noon today, Wednesday, into Thursday.

Charged Friday with three counts of criminal sexual contact, attorney Richard P. Schubach, with an office in Raritan Borough, was found dead Tuesday morning, apparently a suicide victim.

Clint T. Benson of Hillsborough Township pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to assault by auto and other charges dating back to an incident in 2013.

Hillsborough Township Public Schools will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on Feb. 23 and 24.

Hillsborough officials are hailing word that a power plant proposed for Amwell Road will not go forward.

Volunteers at fire companies in and serving Hillsborough have elected department officers for 2016.

  • Updated

Heiress and art lover Doris Duke donated money to save and restore the French house and gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet, which were opened to the public in 1980.

Montgomery Evangelical Free Church of the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township and Faith in Action Church in Manville have joined efforts to feed the hungry in Manville.

Township officials have arranged shuttle buses to memorial services tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 30, for former mayor and township administrator Michael Merdinger, who died Jan. 18 at the age of 67.

Testimony on an application to build a state-of-the art athletic and recreation facility on Hillsborough Road has been postponed until Wednesday, April 6.

Township resident Doreen Lorenzetti has drawn an updated comic-style map that pictured businesses, major roads and landmarks in the township.

Jewelry party boosts fire company, auxiliary 

The Muslim Center of Somerset County will give up its request to hold a preschool in order to eliminate a potential roadblock to receiving approval to move into an approved site for a Jewish center on New Amwell Road.

An army of plow vehicles worked virtually round the clock over the weekend battling a blizzard that dumped 20 to 30 inches of snow with whipping winds.

After six weeks as acting township police chief, Darren Powell was voted to the permanent post Tuesday night.

Due to continued cleanup from the weekend’s blizzard, all Hillsborough Township Public Schools will be

Helen Marie "Peggie" Miller Helen Marie "Peggie" Miller of Lancaster, PA died on January 26,… Read more

William Brower, 89 William Brower, 89, a retired professor of speech communications at Princ… Read more

Jacquelyn Patricia Keim, 69, Jacquelyn Patricia Keim, 69, of Raleigh NC died Saturday evenin… Read more

Gordon Dix Griffin, 96 Gordon Dix Griffin, age 96, died on January 29 in Skillman, NJ. Born … Read more

Devin Hill Berry Devin Hill Berry, of Hopewell NJ, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2… Read more

Ruth S. Burd, 90 Ruth S. Burd, 90, died at home on Sunday. She was born in Ewing Township an… Read more

Nancy Charlotte Michaud, 60 Nancy Charlotte Michaud, 60, of Myrtle Beach, SC died January 20… Read more

  • Updated

Austin Schimmel and Anthony DelGuercio will wrestle in their final team match for the Hillsborough High School on Saturday, but that’s hardly the end.

Megan Bull is thrilled that the championship portion of the season finally is here.

Dave Ely is hoping to see more drive in the Hillsborough High School ice hockey team.

When Sam Wakai checked into games for the Hillsborough High School boys basketball team last year, it was to provide instant offense.

Golfers can virtually play any of 26 championship golf courses indoors at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course Learning Center, 2301 South Branch Road in Neshanic Station.

The 2016 Millstone Valley Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition will be held Sunday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the gym of Auten Road Intermediate School in Hillsborough.

Matt Sanders was in the shadows of older, more experienced swimmers on the Hillsborough High School boys swim team for two years.

Resolution Run & Walk 5K participants had mostly clear and cold weather on Jan. 1 race day.

Junior Raider football player Nathan Bienstock of Hillsborough has been named one of 14 national finalists for the 2015 “Playmaker of the Year” program. He is in 2nd grade at Sunnymead Elementary School.

Tanner Johnson is off to a solid start to his final season of wrestling, and it has encouraged him that he can reach one of his big goals.

The Princeton Youth Hockey Association U-16A team is bound for Canada to play in a tournament in mid-January.

Without a starter back, the Hillsborough High School boys basketball team expected some growing pains.

Add Melissa Nobile’s name to the list of Hillsborough High School seniors who will continue to play sports in college.

Junior back Derek Stiles of Hillsborough concluded his third season with the men’s soccer team at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He started 12 matches for the Shoremen in 2015.

 On Dec. 12, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders honored athletes who obtained all A’s during the first marking period with the Academic Achievement award for excellence in the classroom.

  • Updated

WEST WINDSOR -- Woodmont Properties, a commercial and residential developer, has announced the implementation of a $10 million renovation for 400 Alexander Park.

Jean Robinson of Volition Wellness Solutions was elected president of the Montgomery Business Association on Jan. 13 at its annual election of board officials.

WEST WINDSOR — Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service marketing firm located in Princeton Junction, has been recognized as the Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce.

Fourteen women entrepreneurs from this area were honored by the Hopewell Valley Community Bank (HVCBank) on Dec. 3, in recognition of National Women in Business Month. The event was held at Mrs. G’s in Lawrence.

HAMILTON - More than 150 leaders of non-profits from throughout South Jersey learned how to become better leaders and improve the culture within their organizations to create happier, more fulfilled employees at the Second Annual Southern New Jersey Not-For-Profit Conference on Oct. 28.

Five business leaders were recognized last night for their contributions to the Princeton area business world at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Leadership Awards Gala at the Tournament Players Club Jasna Polana on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

LAWRENCE — Demolition began Nov. 30 at Terhune Orchards to make room for a new 3,500-square-foot building that will house a larger production facility for Terhune Orchards Winery. Ground should be broken for the project soon.

PRINCETON JUNCTION -- Locally owned YogaSoul has announced its expansion in its effort to make yoga accessible to everyone by providing a welcoming space for connection and community.

Adnan Shamsi, a representative of MassMutual Metro NY, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual), will host a seminar on “Retirement Success & Signs of a Good Decision” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at TigerLabs, 252 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Flemington Subaru, member of the Flemington Car and Truck Country family of dealerships, has announced it is participating in the 2015 Subaru Share the Love Campaign selecting the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation (HHF) as its “hometown charity.” HHF is the fundraising organization for Hunterd…

Hazen Medical Spa in Princeton held its grand opening Oct. 8 and donated all the proceeds from the event to Womanspace. The event, which featured demonstrations by owner and operator Dr. Jill Hazen, tours of the medical spa and refreshments, raised $2,000 for Womanspace. Attendees paid $25 f…

Board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Jennifer Rajan and Dr. Lusia Yi announce the opening of their new dermatology practice, Alliance Dermatology Associates, in Lawrenceville. Alliance Dermatology Associates will specialize in medical and cosmetic dermatology for the skin, hair and body.

Monday Morning Flowers and Balloon Co. Will be hitting the streets of downtown Princeton on Wednesday, Oct. 7, handing out hundreds of bouquets to residents to help brighten their week, as part of the 'Petal It Forward' program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF). 'Pe…

Hamilton Jewelers will donate 10 percent of all ecommerce sales for the month of October to the YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). All sales made through www.hamiltonjewelers.com will be applied towards the contribution.

 After a successful inaugural year, The Mercadien Foundation, in collaboration with several community partners, moves the Money$peak competition for Mercer County students into its second year. It will be available in area high schools and youth organizations countywide this fall and spring.

HOPEWELL -- Tobias Design, specializing in fine cabinetry designs for kitchens and baths, has been awarded the Influencer badge and the Recommended badge by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This is the second year that Tobias Design has been recognized by Houzz; pr…

The two leaders of the firm JZA+D have been honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year by a regional economic group.

The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau and Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual Toast to Tourism Awards, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Grounds for Sculpture. The ceremony will include an introduction from Lt. Governor Kim Gu…

Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service public relations and marketing firm based in Princeton Junction, welcomed several local interns this summer.

A local Pennington couple, Shannon and Jonathan Schafer, recently broke ground on the new 39,000 square foot Schafer Sports Center in Ewing, along with elected officials and invited guests. The new sports center will feature gymnastics, dance, swimming, in-door soccer/lacrosse, a highly-repu…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Online Features


(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - According to the National Association of Realtors, the median selling price for U.S. homes as of November 2015 was $220,300. If you think about it, it becomes apparent that the family home is most likely a family's greatest asset. There are exceptions, of course,…


(NewsUSA) - From encyclopedias to microfiche, we're surrounded by casualties of the digital age, relics of the era before the Internet revolutionized daily life. But even as technology has rendered many advancements, Americans still prefer -- and need -- important information on paper, espec…


(BPT) - With stagnant commodity prices causing farm incomes to fall to their lowest levels in 9 years, America’s farmers are finding new ways to add revenue or cut costs. While the sharing economy has taken hold in urban areas and vacation hot spots with services like Uber and AirBnB, its ar…


(NewsUSA) - Armstrong Williams has never been afraid to challenge the status quo and is no stranger to controversy. While you may not recognize his name, many -- especially those in Washington -- do. As a well-known conservative commentator, he has worked as a legislative aide and advisor to…


(NewsUSA) - That the middle class is being squeezed is a popular sentiment nationwide. Deciphering whether or not this sentiment holds true, however, may be a secondary concern. According to analysts, the prevalence of this perspective alone has severely limited market growth in the United S…


(NewsUSA) - Congress and the Obama Administration, working in concert, may have produced monumental changes to SEC law and regulation that could stimulate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the United States.


(NewsUSA) - Interest in and appreciation for independent films remains strong and growing, as the widespread success of many independent films in recent years indicates. Examples include "The Pool Boys" with Matthew Lilliard, "Deal" with Burt Reynolds and "Drunkboat" with John Goodman.