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More than 20 Hillsborough High School alumni will join together for a night of acoustic musical performances on March 9 to participate in a benefit concert, “Boro4Bo,” to support a school in Bo, Sierra Leone. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Hillsborough High School. The acoustic concert is part of an initiative led […]

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Hillsborough Township residents with have decisions to make on Saturday when the election for two open seats for fire commissioners and five public questions are to be decided. Polls will be open from 2-9 p.m. and voting will be held at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Complex at 379 South Branch Rd. in Hillsborough. The three […]

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The Hillsborough Planning Board unanimously approved an informal hearing  for the proposed construction of school childcare center. Matthew Taylor, the development project manager for Primrose Schools, presented the conceptual plan for the proposed school building prior to it being fully engineered. Taylor said the proposed school facility will have the capacity for approximately 195 children […]

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The Hillsborough Township Planning Board members unanimously approved a motion to adjourn an application from a developer to a later date due to environmental concerns with the property. The developer, MAAC Development Group, Inc., was seeking preliminary and final major subdivision approval for the meeting, but given issues with proposed property’s drainage that could potentially […]

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Mayor Frank DelCore announced Hillsborough Township’s participation in the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Louis Bay II, Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, during a recent township committee meeting. “The Township is once again teaming up with the Hillsborough School District so Hillsborough students can participate in this scholarship competition,” DelCore said during the Jan. 29 […]

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Each year, the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women sponsors a program to highlight women who have made significant contributions in their professional fields, to women’s causes,or in community endeavors. Nominations are accepted for Somerset County women who go above and beyond in the following categories: Arts/Entertainment/Sports; Business/Entrepreneur/Information Technology, Education, Environmental Initiatives, Government/Public/Social Service, Hometown […]

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In recognition of the dedication, efforts and accomplishments of local youths, Hillsborough Township officials, along mayor Frank DelCore, honored three cheerleading squads at a committee meeting on Jan. 22. With each group being honored with a proclamation on behalf of the township, DelCore and the township committee bestowed recognition upon the Hillsborough Dukes JV Cheerleaders, […]

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Three different non-profit organizations received grant awards last year through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program. More than $3,000 was awarded through the rewards program toward the local organizations dedicated toward serving Hillsborough’s seniors and youths. Representatives from the organizations were present to accept the ceremonial check presented by former township mayor Gloria McCauley, […]

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On Feb. 16 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., the polls will be open for the Fire District Election. Voting for this election in Hillsborough will be held at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Complex located at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough. Although the voter registration deadline for this election has already passed, there are additional […]

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Hillsborough Township residents have been reminded–do not park on roads that are snow covered. With the winter in full swing, Hillsborough Township Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Liaison to Public Safety, sent out a recent reminder to residents that parking on roads that are covered with snow is prohibited. “Township Code Chapter 143-21 prohibits parking on snow […]

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Hillsborough Township residents can now safely walk into an upgraded Ann Van Middlesworth Park. That fact is the result of the addition of a new sidewalk that has been added between the park and the Woodfield Estates residential development. “Hillsborough Township takes great pride in our parks system. We are pleased to share with you […]

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Dr. Seth Derman is a OBGYN who made his first medical mission trip to the country of Cuba. Derman, joined with 22 others and travelled to Havana, in what started as a religious mission trip. He would go on to provide supplies and medications to the Patronato, a Havana synagogue and community center that includes […]

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By Michele S. Byers What does organic farming have to do with climate change, cancer, nutrition and food security? Plenty, according to Stephanie Harris, president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ). The connect is “regenerative agriculture,” an organic growing method that pulls carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the […]

For the past 28 years, Hillsborough High School’s “Project Graduation Project” has been given students the opportunity to enjoy their post commencement festivities and celebration safely. Started by the Youth Services of Hillsborough Township, the project is a drug and alcohol free event on graduation night and is free for all graduates. The money for […]

By Michele S. Byers One year ago, Phil Murphy was sworn in as governor. During his campaign, he pledged to restore New Jersey’s national environmental leadership. The Garden State’s environmental leadership had slipped during the previous administration, with eight years of little action. Our new governor vowed to work toward a greener future, especially in […]

“Is it possible,” asked British historian H.D.F Kitto, “for a whole people to have the sustained wisdom and self-control to manage its own affairs wisely?” Similar questions were raised in the local Sierra Club’s recent talk: Can a democracy survive without aware, educated citizens? In our time, can a nation survive and prosper without science […]

By Jimin Kang  Ta-Nehisi Coates, journalist and 2015 National Book Award recipient for his memoir Between the World and Me, believes that it is “good” for him to maintain a distance from social movements—even though his work, which largely focuses on cultural, social and political issues regarding African-Americans, has galvanized many conversations on race relations […]

Dana Boguszewski, Deena Centofanti and Brett Cooper each received a plaque in recognition of their years of service by the Hillsborough Board of Education. The three were honored during the Dec. 17 meeting of the board of education. Boguszewski served on the board since 2011, Centofanti since 2012 and Cooper joined in 2015. As elected […]

Lisa Caudill, a fourth grade teacher at Hillsborough’s Amsterdam Elementary School, was recently recognized on by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDE) for her talents as an educator. Caudill was nominated for the 2018 New Jersey Exemplary Elementary Educator award. According to a statement from the Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Caudill “models the skills […]

Hillsborough Township was recently honored at the Annual RideWise recognition breakfast as one of only two municipalities in Somerset County to receive platinum status in the New Jersey Smart Workplace Program. In 2013, the township received the silver award, then became the first Somerset County Municipality to achieve platinum and has since received platinum five […]

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 […]

By Sam Daley-Harris   Everyone lies about their New Year’s resolutions. Well, most of us do. We know when we make them that we probably aren’t going to keep them.  Maybe it’s because we set goals that are too modest and too easily forgotten and do so with too little help.  So here’s a radical […]

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 […]

One of the greatest advocates for protecting the New Jersey Pine Barrens is someone who never lived there. But Candace McKee Ashmun – better known as Candy to an enormous fan club of friends and admirers – is one of the most ardent defenders of the natural beauty and wildlife of the Pinelands, 1.1 million […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Registered nurse Maureen Gallagher is a hero. Gallagher, the Director of Health and Wellness for Artis Senior Living, a Memory Care Community in Princeton Junction, recently came through to save the life of a young West Windsor resident. “The stars were aligned that day” said Gallagher, who felt that she “was truly in the right […]

EAST BRUNSWICK – Toys started piling up on Dec. 11 at the East Brunswick Hilton as members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 dropped off a toy on their way to the union’s annual holiday party. Ranging from bicycles to Tonka trucks and electronics, the toys valued almost $50,000, according to union Business […]

By Samantha Brandbergh Correspondent Strollers and children’s bicycles line the exterior of Max and Mia’s, Hillsborough’s first consignment shop, and a chalkboard written with blue and pink chalk serves as the storefront sign. Inside the shop, racks, shelves and bins are filled with clothing and toys — children’s shirts for $10; a new pair of […]

A naked man was seen running around Hillsborough on the evening of Nov. 1 at around 7 p.m., according to the Hillsborough Township Police Department. Described by the Hillsborough Township Police Department as a light-skinned man in his late teens to early 20’s, the man is said to have been wearing a black wig, a […]

Hazardous situations can happen anytime, anywhere. That’s why next month, Somerset County officials will give residents an opportunity to review and provide input into an update for the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The first public meeting regarding the five-year update to the plan will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Somerset County Planning […]

More than a year after the township committee approved a $20 million bond ordinance to purchase a 335-acre plot of land, officials recently announced that the deal has been finalized. Sandwiched between Hillsborough Township’s Mountain View and Ann Van Middlesworth Parks, and located next to the 5,500-acre Sourland Mountain Preserve, the newly acquired tract is […]