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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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