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History of Hillsborough Rockettes/Rocket; A Thank You to Hillsborough Township

The Hillsborough Township Senior Rockettes/Rocket senior dance group consists of 23 women dancers and one male dancer.  All members are residents of Hillsborough Township. The group has celebrated  their 25th anniversary .They also were proud to celebrate the 101st birthday of one of their original dancers Mary Buckshaw.  The group is very proud of their […]

Updated Municipal Office Evening Hours for Township Residents

Building Office: Tuesdays until 7 pm Clerk’s Office: 2nd and 4th Tuesday until 7 pm Mayor Frank DelCore reminded residents that various offices offer evening hours for limited services at the Township. The Building Office remains open until 7 pm each Tuesday to pick up permit applications, accept permits, schedule inspections and other limited services. […]

Hillsborough Township Partners with PBA #205 to Participate in the Hillsborough Community Night at the NJ Devils’ Game Against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, March 1st

Special Tickets to be Available “Hillsborough Township will participate in the 5th Annual Hillsborough Community Night at the New Jersey Devils’ Friday, March 1st game against the Philadelphia Flyers,” announced Mayor Frank DelCore. “This year the Township and PBA #205 are partnering for an even bigger community event raising funds for both Special Olympics and […]

HMS Students Win Patriots Pen Essay Competition

The VFW Patriots Pen Youth Scholarship program challenges junior high and middle school students in grades 6-8 to write a 300-400 word essay on a new patriotic theme each year. This year’s theme was “Why I Honor the American Flag”. Scholarships are awarded to winners, who begin by competing at the local Post level before proceeding to […]

Boy Scout Troop 1776 Prepares for Citizenship Badge

On January 11th, former New Jersey Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson and Merit Badge cCounselor Thomas Zobele, were invited to speak to boy scouts in Troop 1776 as they work toward earning their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.  The three speakers talked about how the scouts can become good citizens in their community […]

Anisha Gademsky Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Anisha Gademsky, a junior at Hillsborough High School and member of Girl Scout Troop 60365, was honored at the January 8, 2019 Township Committee for earning her Gold Award. Anisha’s Gold Award project involved creating a “Senior” prom for the Foothill Acres Nursing Home in the hope of helping the residents relive their younger days and provide […]

HTPD Donates PBA Hockey Jersey

During the December 11th Township Committee Meeting, Officer Chris Giraldi from the Hillsborough Township Police Department presented the Township with a commemorative hockey shirt from the NJ State PBA’s Hockey Team. The team sells these shirts as fundraisers for the many causes they support and PBA #205 wanted to thank the Township for partnering with them […]

Senior Chapter A Swears in New Officers

On January 3rd, 2019 Hillsborough Senior Citizens Chapter A held their annual swearing-in ceremony to officially install three new trustees.  Township Clerk Pamela Borek conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the following new trustees for 2019-20: Dale Caswell, Linda Merriam-Kuc and Barbara Zielsdorff.  Welcome and best of luck to Chapter A in the new year!  

Father Sean Honored With Proclamation

Father Sean Broderick, a Spiritan Father for 53 years retired on October 31, 2018 after 14 years of dedicated service to Mary Mother of God Parish. Father Sean was born and raised in the Republic of Ireland and ordained a Holy Ghost priest for the missions in Africa. He returned to Ireland after 20 years […]

Reminder to All Residents: Parking Prohibited on Snow Covered Roads Clear Snow and Ice from Vehicles Before Operating

Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Liaison to Public Safety would like to remind all residents, of the prohibition of parking on snow covered roads. “Township Code Chapter 143-21 prohibits parking on snow covered roads. When snow is anticipated, use off street parking as an alternative. Vehicles are subject to summonses and the potential of being towed at […]

Hillsborough Township to Host Blood Drive on January 17th

“Hillsborough Township is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and hosting a Blood Drive,” announced Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson, Liaison to the Board of Health. The Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, January 17th from 2pm to 7:30pm at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building located at 379 South Branch Road. All […]

Ann Van Middlesworth Park Improvement Completed

“Hillsborough Township takes great pride in our parks system. We are pleased to share with you the latest improvements to Ann Van Middlesworth Park,”announced Mayor Frank DelCore. A sidewalk has been added between Woodfield Estates residential development and Ann Van Middlesworth Park. Residents can now safely walk into the park. In addition, the original metal […]

Hillsborough Township Police Department Named As “One of the Best” in the Category of Police Department

2018 Readers Choice Winner Congratulations to Hillsborough Township Police Department for once again being named “One of the Best” Police Departments in Somerset County in the annual Readers Choice Award Contest. Each year, the Courier News conducts their annual Readers Choice Contest for the “Best of the Best” in Central Jersey. Hillsborough Township’s Police Department […]

Mayor Visits Mrs. Tomson’s 1st Grade Class

On Monday, December 17th, Mrs. Tomson’s 1st Grade class at Woods Road Elementary School had a very special guest.  Committeewoman and 2018 Mayor Gloria McCauley paid the class a visit and shared story time with the students. Committeewoman McCauley enjoyed meeting with the young students, answering their questions and was impressed by their eagerness to […]

DelCore and Tomson Chosen as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Hillsborough Township for 2019

Lipani and Holmes Sworn In as Committee Members Hillsborough Township Committee selected Frank DelCore as Mayor and Doug Tomson as Deputy Mayor for 2019, at the Annual Reorganization meeting of the Township on Wednesday evening. DelCore brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position of Mayor, beginning his 12th year on the Committee and 5th […]

Hillsborough Township Receives the New Jersey Smart Workplaces Platinum Award, Fifth Year in a Row

Hillsborough Township was once again 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, Hillsborough Township received the Silver Award and then became the first Somerset County Municipality to achieve Platinum and has since received […]

Mayor McCauley Attends Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. Each December a convoy of 18 wheelers loaded with evergreen wreaths are transported from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. On December 18th the convoy made a […]

Rockin’ Raiders Honored with Proclamation

The Hillsborough High School Rockin’ Raiders Cheerleading Team boosted school spirit, were ambassadors of goodwill and fostered student participation at sporting and community events throughout the year. The team was formed three years ago, in collaboration with The Sparkle Effect, to present an opportunity for inclusion and diversity allowing students of any ability to cheer. […]

HHS Gymnastics Honored for Undefeated Season

The Hillsborough High School Gymnastics Team was incredibly successful in ending their season as undefeated. The team was led by Coaches Beth Murrin and Sarah Pallay and consisted of Jordyn Bell, Kaitlyn Dundorf, Clare Hanlon, Renee Kinzler, Meghan Kurz, Kayla Kwinta, Cindy Liu, Haley Mandell, Aastha Patel, Shaina Patel, Samantha Ringel, Allison Schmid, Brielle Seidel, […]

Committeeman Carl Suraci Honored as He Completes His Term

Committeeman Carl Suraci has served as a productive, devoted and exemplary member of the Hillsborough Township Committee since he was first elected on November 4, 2003. In addition to serving as Deputy Mayor in 2005 and 2011 and Mayor in 2006, 2012 and 2017,  Committeeman Suraci has served with distinction and dedication as liaison throughout the […]

Hillsborough Township Achieves Seventh Sustainable Jersey® Certification in Nine Years

Most Certified Town in Somerset County – Second Most Certified Town in New Jersey “Hillsborough Township began sustainable initiatives in 2006 and was one of the first towns to enter into the Sustainable Jersey program in 2009. Sustainability and planning have been ongoing with the focus being to plan for the future to ensure our […]

Eagle Scout Michael Guarnieri Honored by Township Committee

Michael Guarnieri, a Sophomore at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, has recently earned the status of Eagle Scout. Michael’s Eagle Scout Project included redesigning and organizing the preschool storage room at Mary, Mother of God Church, where he built shelves, purchased metal shelving units with wheels, organized the materials […]

HIllsborough Jr. Raiders Varsity Gold Football Team Celebrates Undefeated Season

The Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Varsity Gold Football Team had another very successful season due to their hard work and dedication. The team, led by Head Coach James Burke, consisted of Dilon Cace, Michael Caporaso, Vincent Castellano, Carson DeRoner, Shane Donoghue, Mike Giuliano, Ryan Leary, Brandon Lobelo, Jonathan Lobelo, Michael Miller, Dominick Monsorno, Bryan Nastawa, Austin […]

Hillsborough High School Varsity Soccer Team Honored with Proclamation

The Hillsborough High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team worked hard to ensure their season was a success. The team’s roster consisted of Simon Angelo, Scott Bandola, Zurab Bedoshvili, Austin Blanke, Christian Bogado, Nick Bogado, Cameron Bruno, Nick Burd, Jorge Cervantes, Dan Chesner, Henry Cruz, Justin Dominique, Michael Fazio, Alex Ford, John Gadaleta, Alfredo Gonzalez, Josh […]

Romano Borgobello Donates AED Device After Good Samaritans Save His Life

On April 29, 2018, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Mr. Romano Borgobello, had a medical emergency while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with Marc DeMaio, who is about to be sworn in as a police […]

HTPD and Township Employees Support Men’s and Women’s Health Awareness Months

October long-known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, is also a month dedicated to women’s health awareness.  More recently, November has become host to the growing movement toward men’s health awareness known as “Movember” or “No Shave November.” Movember is signified by the growing of facial hair as an outward showing of support for men’s health […]

Jumping for the Heart

Sunnymead students, staff and community members participated in Jump Rope for Heart during their Kids Heart Challenge 2018-19. Participants were timed to see how many jumps they could get in a 45 second period. Check out Hillsborough Township Police Office Tom Gurba taking on the challenge showing off his jumping talents.

Save The Date: Hillsborough Township Partners with PBA #205 to Participate in the Hillsborough Community Night at the NJ Devils’ Game Against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, March 1st

Special Tickets to be Available! “Hillsborough Township will participate in the 5th Annual Hillsborough Community Night at the New Jersey Devils’ Friday, March 1st game against the Philadelphia Flyers,” announced Mayor Gloria McCauley. “This year the Township and PBA #205 are partnering for an even bigger community event,” added Mayor McCauley. As in years past, […]

Senior Chapter B Swears in New Officers

Township Clerk Pamela Borek conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the 2019 Officers for Senior Chapter “B” at their annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 6th.  Officers for 2019 are: President: Tony Fusco Vice President:  Donna Amundsen Secretary:  Karen Power Treasurer:  Ralph Fariello Corresponding Secretary:  Wanda Goldsworthy Financial Secretary:  Marianne Jones Trustees for 2019 are: Ed […]

Mike Merdinger Trail Dedication

Last Saturday, 29 East Mountain Road was the backdrop for a gathering of the Hillsborough Community to unveil the Mike Merdinger Memorial Trails sign and officially dedicate the area to the former Mayor and Administrator. His wife Barbara was joined by their daughters Kristin, her husband John and daughter Megan, her husband Patrick and their […]

Hillsborough Kicks Off Holiday Season With Tree Lighting

On Friday, November 30th, Mayor Gloria McCauley, Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson, Committeemen Frank DelCore, Shawn Lipani and Carl Suraci with the help of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their elf, lit the Township Christmas Tree at the Municipal Complex. Hundreds of Hillsborough residents gathered to welcome Santa as he arrived, courtesy of the Flagtown Fire […]

New Restaurant, Gabbar, Opens in Hillsborough

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Hillsborough’s newest restaurant, Gabbar, A Culinary Odyssey in Hillsborough to celebrate the recent grand opening. Mayor Gloria McCauley was joined by David Kois, Business Advocate, Toni Natale, EBDC Member and Chef/Owner Dharam Singh. Gabbar is family owned and operated by Chef/Owner Dharam Singh who […]

Todd Johnson Recognized for Developing Girls Jr. Raider Lacrosse Program

In 2010 Todd Johnson established a girls lacrosse program via the Jr. Raiders organization. His goal was to introduce lacrosse in a motivating and enthusiastic atmosphere where fundamental skill building is coupled with strategic game instruction. The program quickly expanded from 1 team of 5th  & 6th grade girls to 6 teams for girls in  3rd & 4th  through […]

Robo Raiders Host Annual BoroBlast Competition

On November 17th, Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson attended the annual BoroBlast event, held by Hillsborough High School’s robotics team, Team 75. This free First Lego League competition introduces students in grades four through eight to real-world engineering tasks by challenging them to build LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by […]

Eagle Scout Stephen Trampe Honored with Proclamation

Stephen Trampe, a Senior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 89, has recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Stephen’s Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing a steel shed to house a community emergency response trailer and items for the Somerset Community Garden. The project involved 147 hours of labor […]

Township Committee Acknowledges World Stroke Day

Strokes are the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 130,000 people nationwide and 3,400 citizens of New Jersey each year. Between 2012 and 2030 total direct annual stroke-related medical costs are expected to increase from $71.55 billion to $184.13 billion and overall […]

HHS Pride of Hillsborough Raider Marching Band Celebrates Successful Season

The Pride of Hillsborough Raider Marching Band had another very successful season due to their hard work and dedication. The Pride of Hillsborough Raider Marching Band led by Julie Haran, Director of Bands and Nicholas Clipperton, Associate Director of Bands.  This year’s members are: Devansh Agarwal, Ariana Andrews, Joseph Angeline, Ciera Appau, Alex Ascencio, Swati […]

Mike Merdinger Memorial Trails Dedication Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 29 East Mountain Road

On Saturday, December 1st, the trails at 29 East Mountain Road will be dedicated to long time Flagtown resident, Michael Merdinger. The ceremony naming the area as Mike Merdinger Memorial Trails will be held at 11am. Mr. Merdinger served Hillsborough Township as a dedicated civil servant and held many key positions within the community. He […]

Save The Date: Christmas Tree Lighting (Nov. 30th) Celebrate the Holiday Season with Festive Township Activities

Hillsborough Township will kick off the Holiday Season on Friday, November 30th with the annual lighting of the Township Christmas Tree. The festivities will begin at 6 pm and will include train rides (weather permitting) from 6-8pm, an Ice Sculpture Demonstration, and a surprise visit from Elsa, Anna, and Olaf of Disney’s Frozen. Santa will […]

Brookhaven Lofts Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, a full package of contemporary indoor and outdoor amenities were officially unveiled at Brookhaven Lofts, the luxury collection of two-bedroom apartment homes located at 233 US Highway 206 in Somerset County’s Hillsborough Township. Developer Premier Development recently welcomed Hillsborough Mayor Gloria McCauley and other elected officials for the […]

Hillsborough Honors Veterans

Mayor Gloria McCauley and the Township Committee honored Hillsborough Veterans at the 10th annual Veterans Day Ceremony, held in the Garden of Honor at the Municipal Building. Veterans, their families, and local dignitaries were all in attendance along with the family of Veteran Charles H. Kennedy, whose name was recently added to the World War […]

New Recreation Programs a Big Hit

Recently, two new Fall programs have taken the Hillsborough community by storm through the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department. The Sylvan Learning Coding For Kids and the Exploring Acrylic Painting classes completely sold out within days of being introduced. The Sylvan Learning Coding For Kids class takes place on Saturdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm […]

HTPD Officers, Including K9 Freddy, Pay a Halloween Visit to Hillsborough Boy Fighting Leukemia

Arjun Jain, a young Hillsborough resident who loves playing hockey and building with Legos,  has been going for treatment and fighting hard since being diagnosed with leukemia this past August. Steps Together,  an organization based in Hillsborough that helps to raise funds and supports families facing all types of medical crises, heard that Arjun was […]

Mayor McCauley Visits All American Assisted Living

Last month, Mayor Gloria McCauley paid a visit to the residents of All American Assisted Living.  The Mayor spent some time getting to know the residents and enjoyed chatting with them over a cup of coffee.  

Avoid Floodwaters – Turn Around Don’t Drown!

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. It can happen anywhere and at any time, causing devastation quickly. In March 2016, many residents in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana evacuated their homes and communities to escape extensive flooding. However, some homeowners remained […]

Carmel Cucinotta Celebrates 100th Birthday

On Tuesday, November 7th, Mayor Gloria McCauley was honored to be invited to a 100th birthday celebration for Hillsborough resident Carmel Cucinotta, who turned 100 years old on November 6th. Ms. Cucinotta, born in Jersey City, has led a full and interesting life. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts […]

Children’s Halloween Party 2018

For the first time ever, Hillsborough Township’s annual Children’s Halloween party was held at Norz Farm.  Hundreds of the township’s youngest residents came out in costume on Thursday, October 25th to join in the festivities. Children enjoyed a hayride, toured the pumpkin patch and ventured through the bale maze.

Family Reunited with Assistance of Mayor, Senator and Congressman

When Hillsborough Township Administrator, Anthony Ferrera was Mayor at the Township, he was approached by a resident for assistance in securing a visa for his wife, who was in Ghana.  Mr. John Adombire Afayuure had come to Hillsborough in 1998, leaving his wife Mary Atiah, daughter Gifty, two sons Daniel and Barnabas in Ghana. It […]

Route 206 Bypass On Schedule

Mayor Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Frank DelCore, Administrator Anthony Ferrera and Assistant Township Engineer Tom Belanger met with representatives from NJDOT earlier today for a status update on the Route 206 Bypass. Mayor McCauley is pleased to report that the Bypass is on schedule as planned.

Hillsborough UNICO Participates in Clean Communities Day

On Saturday, October 20th, members of Hillsborough’s UNICO Chapter gathered to make Hillsborough a little bit more beautiful as part of the New Jersey Clean Communities program. New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide litter abatement program created by the passage of the of the Clean Communities Act. The program is managed by the New […]

HBA Fall Social Recap

The HBA Fall Business Social was held on October 16th at Camp DeWitt’s recently opened conference center. The event, one of the first to be held in the new venue, featured entertainment by John “Gemini” Lombardi of longtime Hillsborough small business Gemini Entertainment and Catherine DeBerry, Somerset County Librarian from the Hillsborough Branch, gave an […]

Business Advocate Highlights Business Activity

As a result of the recent Hillsborough Business Association Networking Social, Business Summit and Business Survey, the business community was inquiring on how many new businesses have opened in Hillsborough. According to the Business Advocates Office, we are pleased to announce that we have added approximately 55 new businesses as of October 31st with more […]

BoroAware Partners with Adopt a Highway to Clean Up Route 206

The Hillsborough-Millstone Municipal Alliance, also known as BoroAWARE partnered with the NJ Adopt-a-Highway litter removal program to clean up a one mile stretch of Route 206 in Hillsborough. This is the fourth time volunteers from the Municipal Alliance have taken to the roadway, not only to clean up litter but to also assist in bringing […]

Non-Profits Receive Grant Funds through the Affinity Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program

Over $3.5K Awarded in Fall 2018 to Non-Profit Organizations Serving Hillsborough’s Seniors and Youths Three different non-profit organizations received grant awards through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program at Tuesday’s Township Committee Meeting.  Representatives from the organizations were present to accept the ceremonial check presented by Mayor Gloria McCauley, Hillsborough Township Committee, and the […]

Township and County Officials Unveil Plaque at Mountainview Park

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, Freeholder Mark Caliguire, Mayor Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Frank DelCore, Committeeman Carl Suraci, Committeeman Shawn Lipani, Township Administrator Anthony Ferrera, and Township Clerk Pamela Borek joined county  Somerset Park Commission President Bill Crosby, Park Commissioner Scott Ross, Park Commissioner Helen Haines, interim Parks Director Geoffrey Soriano and former Somerset County Parks Director Ray […]

Halloween Curfew in Effect October 30th – November 1st From 10PM – 6AM

Hillsborough Police Chief Darren Powell reminds residents of his concern for the safety of all those who participate in Halloween festivities. No persons under the age of 18 shall be permitted on any public place, public street, or public property in the Township of Hillsborough between the hours of 10pm – 6am, from October 30th […]

Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance Celebrates Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in October every year and the campaign supports the continuing tradition of displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs and underage drinking. Each year the Township Committee joins with the Municipal Alliance in support of this important awareness campaign by issuing a proclamation, tying […]

Hillsborough Township Committee Supports “Night of Conversation”

The deadly disease of addiction is prevalent in our society, with untold suffering in grief, lost productivity, health care costs, various family burdens and crime. On January 9, 2017, in New Jersey, legislation was signed into law, designating one night as a “Night of Conversation” to encourage conversation and public discourse about drugs and alcohol […]

Jr. Raiders Recognized for Academic Achievement

On Monday, October 15th, the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders held a  ceremony at the municipal building to honor their highest achieving student-athletes.  Each marking period, the Jr Raiders organization holds a ceremony and presents certificates to their students in grades 5 through 8 who have achieved straight As. In addition, special recognition is given to the students who […]

Hillsborough Township Relaunches HBA Website

Featuring Experience Hillsborough The Hillsborough Business Association (HBA) officially re-launched the HBA website with new and enhanced features. One of the many new features is that the Hillsborough business community will have an opportunity to promote all they have to offer on to both Hillsborough residents and visitors. “Experience Hillsborough is part of the […]

Sunnyside Gifts Opens in Hillsborough

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Sunnyside Gifts in Hillsborough to celebrate the recent grand opening. Mayor Gloria McCauley was joined by David Kois, Business Advocate, and the business owners Dave and Shannon Winters, family and friends. Sunnyside Gifts is a one-stop destination for inspirations and fun gift shopping. Gift collections […]

Long Time Hillsborough Business, Bentley’s Fine Jewelers, Opens New Location in Hillsborough

On Saturday, September 22nd, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the new location of Bentley’s Fine Jewelers. Bentley’s, which first opened in 1985 in the Nelson’s Corner shopping center, has returned to the shopping center located at the intersection of Route 206 and Amwell Road at 601 Route 206, Unit 15, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. “We […]

Hillsborough’s Newest Rain Garden Planted

On Sunday, October 6th, the Township’s newest rain garden was planted along Hunt Club Road. Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated and to DPW for preparing the site. A special thank you to the two Rutgers Environmental Stewards who designed the rain garden, Gretchen Rotondo and Amy Miller, as part of their […]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease, encourage early detection, and support research to find a cure. While we have seen an increase in mammography rates and a decline in deaths there is more to be done. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause […]

October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week

New Jersey has the 6th highest rate of fatal youth drug overdoses in the country. 15 percent of New Jersey teens admit to drinking alcohol for the first time before age 13, compared to 19 percent of teens nationally. 39 percent of teens, ages 12-17, in New Jersey admitted to smoking marijuana at least once […]

Moe’s Southwest Grill® New Restaurant in Hillsborough

“Welcome to Moe’s! ®” is now being heard in Hillsborough as Moe’s Southwest Grill® is open at 838 US Route 206. The new restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call 908-829-3628. Stop by today […]

Hillsborough Senior Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Senior Activities Room, located in the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building, recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Members of the Township’s Senior Groups (A & B) joined the festivities along with the Hillsborough Township Social Services staff.  Mayor Gloria McCauley was on hand to cut the cake and asked Township Administrator Anthony Ferrera to cut a second cake, […]

Hillsborough Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Earlier this month,  Hillsborough Township Municipal employees wore pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To further raise awareness, Joanne Liscovitz, with Dance for the Cure, a not for profit organization committed to the prevention and cure of breast cancer through the celebration of dance, put up pink ribbons around the Municipal Complex. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign aimed at increasing the awareness of the disease for […]

Safe+Sound Somerset Recognized for Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence

Safe+Sound Somerset is the county’s only non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving those whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse.   The organization’s services include emergency shelter, 24-hour call, and text crisis hotlines, an emergency safe house, transitional housing, legal advocacy, individual and group counseling for adults and children, financial literacy, empowerment services, and volunteer Domestic […]

Mayor Declares October 10th as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

October 10, 2018, has been declared Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. Traffic crashes in 2016 caused 37,461 fatalities. Those crashes caused over 2 million injuries and an average of 102 people died each day. That is one fatality every 14 minutes. In 2016, 48% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were unrestrained. […]

Township in Conjunction with the Somerset County Improvement Authority Purchases Over 330 Acres

Avoiding over 2,000 Residential Homes, Reducing the Township’s Affordable Housing Obligation by 402 Units Earlier this year, Hillsborough Township, in conjunction with the Somerset County Improvement Authority, closed on 335 acres of the property contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park, for a total of 724 acres encompassing all of these […]

Successful Missing Child Search and Rescue Drill

“Collaboration among various agencies led to a successful missing child search and rescue drill last month at Duke Farms,” reported Committeeman Shawn Lipani. Duke Farms was the setting for an extensive missing child search and rescue drill in which the following agencies participated:  Hillsborough Township Police Department, Hillsborough Township Office of Emergency Management, Hillsborough Township […]

Local Agencies Participate in Bag Hunger Day

Local agencies and Township staff donned aprons from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday, September 21, while bagging groceries for charity, at the Hillsborough ShopRite. ShopRite’s annual Partners in Caring, Help Bag Hunger Day took place to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in local communities. During this event community leaders spend part […]

HTPD to Participate in Operation Take Back

The Hillsborough Township Police Department is again participating in “Operation Take Back”, a program from the Drug Enforcement Administration, for residents to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired household medicine. If you have household medicine that you wish to dispose of please come to the Municipal Complex between 10 am and 2 pm […]

Free Radon Kits Available From Health Department

The Hillsborough Health Department is now offering a limited number of FREE radon test kits to Hillsborough Township residents. Kits include a radon test canister, instructions on how to set up the test, and an envelope to mail the test kit to the participating NJ certified laboratory (results will be mailed directly to participating homeowners). […]

Liz Griffett Named Somerset County Volunteer of the Year

Liz Griffett, a member of the Municipal Alliance for 4 years, has received the honor of being named as Somerset County Volunteer of the Year for 2018 because of her dedication and service to the Hillsborough and Manville communities. Ms. Griffett works tirelessly to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving and has […]

Viktoria Wargo Named Somerset County Teacher of the Year

Viktoria Wargo, a teacher at Triangle Elementary School specializing in Autism, has received the honor of being named Somerset County Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 because of her outstanding level of talent and commitment to the Hillsborough School District. Viktoria organizes annual activities and created a documentary film “Touched by Autism”, to spread Autism […]

Photo Contributors for 2018 Township Calendar Recognized

The Township Committee presented certificates of appreciation to individuals who submitted photographs that were used in the 2018 Township Calendar. Kristi Hakim, Chandra Hari, and Gary Wiesner were recognized at the September 25th Township Committee meeting. Each year, Hillsborough Township works in conjunction with Town Planner Calendar to produce a color printed calendar which will that is mailed […]

Apex Sports & Events (APEX) Breaks Ground

Complex Offers Both Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Activities Since approval of the Apex Sports & Events (APEX) project by the Hillsborough Planning Board in June of this year, the project planning teams are at a crucial time in the pre-opening and construction development processes. APEX hosted their groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 27 and construction […]

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By proclaiming September 2018 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we call attention to a disease that affects children across our country, with an estimated 10,270 new cases of cancer being diagnosed each year among children from birth to 14 years. Brain Cancer is the number 2 type of cancer in children, and is devastating […]

Jim McFarland Named Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

Jim McFarland has received the honor of being named as High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2018 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Mr. McFarland is responsible for the implementation of the Hillsborough High School’s Raider Strength and Conditioning Co-Curricular Program, which he started in 1997 when he joined […]

Miss UNICO, Kirsten Clerico, Appears in Basilone Parade

Kirsten Clerico, who is currently in her first year at Rutgers University studying Environmental Science, was selected earlier this year to serve as Miss UNICO.  Ms. Clerico, a 2018 Hillsborough High School graduate, held a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school years while taking many advanced placement classes.  She has been a dog handler, showing and […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens in Hillsborough

On Saturday, September 22nd, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially welcome Chipotle Mexican Grill to Hillsborough.  The restaurant officially opened for business on  Tuesday, Sept. 11th. The new restaurant is located in Hillsborough Center Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 206 and Hillsborough Centre Drive at 649 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, and normal hours […]

Volunteers Needed to Plant New Rain Garden

What: Plant new rain garden. Dress for gardening, bring gloves and a garden trowel for your own use if available. When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   Where: Hunt Club Road, Hillsborough, NJ (Between the intersections of Valinor Road and Fairfield Lane) Directions from Willow Road: Valinor Road is located between Homestead Road and […]

Hillsborough Business Association’s Fall Networking Event Set for Tuesday, October 16th at 6 pm

To Be Held at Camp DeWitt Hillsborough Township Business Association will hold the next Business Social on Tuesday, October 16th from 6 pm until 9 pm at Camp DeWitt, announced liaison to the Economic Business Development Liaison, Committeeman Shawn Lipani at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.  “We are excited to have this event at the newly […]

Eagle Scout Aidan Szabo Honored with Proclamation

Aidan Szabo, a Junior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 186, has recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Aidan’s Eagle Scout Project consisted of building and installing 14 Stations of the Cross at St. Matthias Church and mounting donated plaques. Aidan supervised 12 scouts, 4 adults, and several others […]

Mayor Proclaims September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By proclaiming September 2018 as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we call attention to a disease that affects women across our county, state, and country, with the American Cancer Society estimating that 14,070 American women are projected to lose their lives to Ovarian Cancer this year. These women are mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, community members, and […]

Hillsborough Township Says Goodbye to Fritz (Officer Raider)

Fritz, who was known around Hillsborough Township as Officer Raider, was Hillsborough Township’s first K9 Officer. He assumed his service role with the Township in 2008 and proudly served the residents and visitors of Hillsborough Township until his retirement in 2014. In an ironic timing of events, just days after the Township received its newest […]

Hillsborough Students “Coaching to Contribute” to Benefit Indian Villages

Hillsborough High School seniors Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta have undertaken a huge initiative to help the impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia. Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over one thousand pounds of traditional Indian clothing donations to various parts of […]

Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day

On August 30th, Hillsborough Township was the host for Somerset County’s 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day to remember and honor those loved ones lost to addiction.  Pastor Tim Wolf moderated the evening that was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Brian Levine. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson spoke regarding various statistics and then […]

Township Scheduled to Conduct Missing Child Drill Training

Wednesday, September 26th at Duke Farms, 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Hillsborough Township Director of the Office of Emergency Management, John Sheridan advised that there will be an Emergency Services Training Drill on Wednesday, September 26th at Duke Farms, beginning at 4:30 p.m until approximately 9:00 p.m. There will be numerous emergency vehicles present at […]

Alberta Snyder Celebrates 100th Birthday

Alberta Snyder was honored by friends and relatives today at the Township Committee meeting on September 11, 2018, in celebration of her 100th Birthday on August 7, 2018.   Alberta Snyder was born in the home on East Mountain Road where she currently resides and has lived in Hillsborough Township for all of her 100 years. […]

September is National Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and community can experience. Annually more than 45,000 lives are lost to suicide. Each person’s death by suicide intimately affects at least six other people, with over 246,000 newly bereaved each year. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of adolescents, in […]

HTPD Welcomes K9 “Freddy”, Named in Honor of Sergeant Fred Wacker

Mayor Gloria McCauley announced that Hillsborough Township welcomed Freddy the new K9 last week. As a result of the generosity of Dr. Caesar DePaço and Deanna Padovani-DePaço, K9 Freddy is the Township’s third Police K9. He is named in honor of Sergeant Freddy Wacker who unexpectedly passed away in November of 2016. Freddy is an […]

Station 37 Unveils New Engine

On Saturday, August 11th, Hillsborough Fire Company #2, Station 37, located on Route 206, held a truck dedication ceremony to officially announce their newest addition… a 2018 Pierce Velocity tower ladder truck.  The new state of the art apparatus, which replaced an older piece of equipment, will provide firefighters with the latest in technology and safety. […]

Mayor McCauley Visits Camp DeWitt

Earlier this summer, the Girl Scouts of Heart of New Jersey hosted a site visit at the newly renovated Camp DeWitt in Hillsborough.  The intention was to have a session with the Scouts to promote civic engagement and connections with mentors in government, which is central to the Girl Scouts’ all-girl, girl-led experience empowering young women […]

Hillsborough Turns Teal in Support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness

  A group of volunteers, many of them residents who have in some way been touched by Ovarian Cancer, gathered at the Municipal Building on August 31st to Turn the Town Teal. Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, and one of the five leading causes of cancer-related deaths in women. In an […]

Hillsborough Seniors and Summer Campers Share Summer Bingo Sessions

Earlier this summer, the oldest and the youngest Hillsborough residents enjoyed two separate multi-generational bingo sessions.  In July, Senior Group A hosted the Recreation Program’s Summer Campers and Senior Group B took their turn at hosting in August.  The events, organized by the Township’s Social Services and Recreation departments gave Hillsborough Senior Citizens and the younger […]

Music Festival Raises Awareness For Suicide Prevention

The Hillsborough Music Festival was back this summer. This community event benefited both BOROSAFE and the Jonah Johnson Youth Scholarship Fund. The Hillsborough Music Festival featured outstanding and diverse local bands, solo artists, great food, vendors, and children’s activities. Since 2010, the festival has raised funds for youth suicide prevention through outreach, education, and mental […]

Opening Alert: Sweetberry Bowls Opens in Hillsborough

Hillsborough, NJ — Three New Jersey locals are teaming up to bring healthy food to Hillsborough with their newest Sweetberry Bowls location. The eatery opened on August 13th and is located at 649 US Highway 206 near the new standalone Starbucks and neighbors with the highly anticipated Chipotle also opening soon. It will be the […]

Flair Dance Academy Recognized for Giving Back to Community

The Flair Dance Academy had a very successful year due to their hard work and dedication. The Flair Dance Academy personnel consists of Amanda Grace, Lou Gardella, Rachel Covert, Alex Manetta, Nanako Yamamoto, Alyson Monaco, Leah Harris and Dawn VanNess. Flair Dance Academy has contributed to the Hillsborough community by raising money for Steps Together […]

Township Building Department Hosts an Informational Station

Enhancing the Customer Experience One Screen at a Time Have you noticed something new at the Building Department? Committeeman Frank DelCore, Liaison to the Township’s Building Department announced the newest addition to the Building Department; a digital informational display monitor.  “Earlier this year, the Township hosted a Business Summit Roundtable in which open conversations between the […]

Township Recognizes Summer Interns

As the summer winds down, Mayor Gloria McCauley took a moment at the last Township Committee Meeting to thank 6 young students who spent their summer break working in Hillsborough Township’s Municipal offices. The Township was fortunate to have both high school and college students working side by side with employees in various municipal departments.  The […]

Green Living Poster Contest Winners Announced

At the August 14th Township Committee meeting, young artists were presented with certificates in recognition of the artwork they submitted for a poster contest held at the 2018 Green Living and Wellness Fair. Participants were asked to design a poster with a “Green Living” message and were judged on message content. Thank you to all […]

Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program Accepting Grant Applications

Non-Profit Groups Serving Youth and Seniors Invited to Apply. Deadline is September 28th “The Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee will be accepting grant applications beginning August 15th for the second round of grants for 2018,” announced Mayor Gloria McCauley.   “Applications will be made available on the Township website ( or can be picked […]







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