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John Fiedler Named 2019 Construction Official of the Year

John Fiedler has been the Construction Official for Hillsborough Township since 2005. John is an active member of the Central Jersey Code Officials Association since 2005. He is also the chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and continues to serve on the Scholarship and Nominating Committees. John served as Chairman of the Municipal Construction […]

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May is Building Safety Month

Hillsborough Township is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings, and infrastructure that serve our citizens. Our confidence in the structural integrity of our buildings is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians including building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, […]

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Networking Night Out Recap

A Spring Business Social was hosted on April 11th by Affinity Federal Credit Union. The open networking event featured an informative keynote presented by Andrew Corvlan titled “Everything you need to know about Merchant Services”. In attendance were Mayor Frank DelCore, and Committeeman Shawn Lipani, Township Officials, representatives from the Economic and Business Development Commission […]

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Pam Borek Named New Jersey Clerk of the Year

Hillsborough Township Municipal Clerk, Public Information Officer, Communications Director, OEM Deputy Coordinator, and longtime Hillsborough resident Pamela Borek was awarded Municipal Clerk of the Year at the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey 2019 Education Conference. Pam has served as the Hillsborough Township Municipal Clerk since December 2012. She has served on the Advisory Board […]

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National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. The members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department play an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of our community, protecting them against violence or […]

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Hillsborough Township’s 2019 Independence Day Celebration, Music Fest and Fireworks Set for Saturday, June 29th

Festivities Start @ 5:00 pm – Auten Rd. Intermediate School Shuttle Buses @ Hillsborough High School A Celebration of the Arts to Save Lives and Promote Mental Health (Rain date is Sunday, June 30th) Mayor Frank DelCore announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the Hillsborough Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 29th. […]

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Retired Navy Captain Timothy J. Jordan Will Serve as 2019 Memorial Day Grand Marshall

Program set for Saturday, May 25, 2019 Mayor Frank DelCore announced that Hillsborough resident Timothy J. Jordan, a 30 year Navy Veteran, will lead Hillsborough’s 2019 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies on May 25th.   “It is always an honor to commemorate Memorial Day and having one of our Hillsborough resident veterans serve as the Grand […]

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Township Honors “Teachers of the Year”

At the May 14th Township Committee Meeting, Mayor Frank DelCore and the Township Committee honored Mary Ellen Davies, Gina Kay, Nancy Patrick and Jennifer Tuller for being recognized as “2019 Teacher of The Year” in their respective schools. Mary Ellen Davies, a Computer Resource teacher at Hillsborough Middle School, has been a member of the […]

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Bench Dedicated to Long-Time Resident and Soccer Enthusiast Tony Foord

On Saturday, May 4th, Mayor DelCore, Deputy Mayor Tomson, Committeewoman Holmes, and Committeewoman McCauley joined Tony Foord’s family and friends in a memorial ceremony dedicating a bench at Municipal Soccer Fields to the long-time Hillsborough resident who played an instrumental role in the Hillsborough Youth Soccer Club program. Mr. Foord immigrated from England in 1961 […]

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Hillsborough Township Participates in Take Your Child to Work Day

On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Thursday, April 25th marked the program’s 23rd Anniversary. This year, about 30 children of Hillsborough Township employees spent the day learning about the inner-workings of the Township and […]

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Run Around The Park 2019

Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation presented their sixth-annual Fun Run Around the Park. The event, while promoting community fellowship and physical fitness, also raised awareness and encouraged environmental stewardship thanks to a partnership with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed. The 3-mile Fun Run took place on Sunday, April 28th at Ann Van Middlesworth park and boasted […]

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Silver Award Candidates to Hold Pet Adoption Day

Meet a new best friend and provide a forever home to deserving pets at the Hillsborough Municipal Building this Saturday! Two Bronze Award-winning Cadets are on a mission to match deserving pets with forever homes and deserving humans with their new best friends. Kristen Caruso and Carly Schwarz, both Honor Roll students, have been Girl […]

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

Over $7K Awarded in Spring 2019 to Non-Profit Organizations Serving Hillsborough’s Seniors and Youths The total amount awarded Tuesday evening was $7,295.46. Since the inception of the program, nearly $80,000 in grants to community-based youth, senior and local non-profit organizations have been awarded. The Spring 2019 Grant recipients are: Six different non-profit organizations received grant […]

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Samantha Holt Earns Gold Award

At the April 23rd Township Committee Meeting, Samantha Holt, a senior at Hillsborough High School and member of Girl Scout Troop 60100 was honored for having earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Samantha’s Gold Award project involved producing 54 pillows, 36 blankets, and 13 pillow-making kits for teen residents of Visions and Pathways. Samantha also […]

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April is Donate Life Month

The Hillsborough Township Committee urges all residents to join in promoting organ and tissue donor education through the National Donate Life Month observance. Realizing the urgent need for donors around the country, the National Donate Life Month observance was established in 2003, to promote a greater understanding about the life-saving benefits of donation. Established in […]

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Township Hires 5 Police Officers

The Township Committee at Tuesday’s Meeting acted on the recommendation of the Chief of Police and hired five police officers.  “There are various vacancies within the Police Department and upon the conclusion of a thorough search and interview process of very capable candidates, the following officers were selected to be hired:  Thomas Anzalone, Kulbeer Singh, […]

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Mayor DelCore Held Town Hall on Affordable Housing

Last Thursday Mayor Frank DelCore held a Town Hall Public Information Session regarding New Jersey State mandates relative to Affordable Housing.  The purpose of the session was to assist the public in understanding the topic of affordable housing and its corresponding impact on municipalities.   There was a panel of presenters with various expertise providing valuable […]

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Hillsborough Celebrates Library Week

At the April 23rd Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee proclaimed that National Library Week was April 7-13, 2019 and encouraged all residents of Hillsborough to visit the library to take advantage of the wonderful resources available. Today’s libraries are not just about books but what they do for and with people. They […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States with one in every 12 adults imbibing on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, more than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking, and more than 10 percent of children live in a household where […]

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Rich and Debbie Norz Honored

Hillsborough residents and owners of Norz Hill Farm, Rich and Debbie Norz, have been selected as the Somerset County Vocational & Technical School District’s 2018 Business Partners of the Year. Mr. and Mrs. Norz were selected for the award for their generous donations, support, curriculum assistance and contributions to the Agricultural Science and Culinary Arts […]

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ADOPT A HIGHWAY

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.  Volunteers from the Municipal Alliance took to the roadway, not only to clean up litter, but to bring awareness to the drug and alcohol prevention programs provided […]

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Auten Road “Soup-er” Bowl

Auten Road Intermediate School fifth grade Team 5J, led by Mrs. Lyons and Mr. Augello, and Team 5K, led by Mrs. Corlis and Mrs. Andreski, participated in the Fifth Annual Soup-er Bowl soup collection. The Soup-er Bowl is a challenge between the teams to collect the most cans of food to donate to the Hillsborough […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism, a pervasive developmental disorder that manifests itself and affects the social, learning, and behavioral skills of those affected by it, is currently estimated to affect 1 in 68 children nationally. In fact, rates are highest in New Jersey where the diagnosis rate for a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder rose to 1 in […]

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Hillsborough Township’s Community Night at Somerset Patriots – Saturday, July 13th at 7:05 pm

The Somerset Patriots will be hosting Hillsborough Community Night on Saturday, July 13th.  Game starts at 7:05pm and there will be a fireworks display after the game. “Save the date and join us on July 13th for Hillsborough Community Night to cheer on the Somerset Patriots,” stated Mayor Frank DelCore. There will be pre-game entertainment […]

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Hillsborough Township Joins Wyland Foundation for Water Conservation

Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank Delore is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The annual challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents […]

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Anthony Foord Memorial Bench Dedication

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am Municipal Soccer Fields On Saturday, May 4th, a memorial bench at the Municipal Soccer Fields will be dedicated to long time Hillsborough resident, Anthony “Tony” Foord.  The ceremony naming the bench will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 10 am. Mr. Foord immigrated from England in 1961 […]

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14th Annual Salute to Veterans Breakfast and Memorial Day Parade – Save the Date: Saturday, May 25th 

Non-Profit Community Organizations Invited to Participate in the Parade “Plans are underway for the 14th annual salute to our veterans.  We encourage all Hillsborough residents to save the date, Saturday May 25th, for the Annual Memorial Day Program,” announced Mayor Frank DelCore. Each year the Hillsborough community comes together to honor the service and sacrifice […]

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Mayor Frank DelCore to Host a Town Hall

Informational Session on Affordable Housing to be Held Thursday, April 18th, 6 pm – 8 pm Mayor Frank DelCore announces a Town Hall Public Information Session regarding New Jersey State mandates relative to Affordable Housing.  The session is scheduled to be held on Thursday, April 18th at 6 pm at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal […]

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Hillsborough Shows Appreciation to First Responders

At the April 9th Township Committee Meeting, the Hillsborough Township Committee extended their sincere congratulations and appreciation to Hillsborough Township Fire Marshal John Andreychak, Chief of Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Billy Shaffer, and Hillsborough Police Officer Jacob Lawrence  for saving the life of the ShopRite employee and for being shining examples of the best Hillsborough […]

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HHS Hockey Fights Cancer

The Hillsborough Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough High School Ice Hockey Team at the March 26th Township Committee Meeting for providing a memorable experience for Arjun Jain and creating a sense of community and camaraderie. Mayor DelCore stated that he is proud of the honor they have brought themselves, their team, and our community through […]

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Arjun Jain Promotes Awareness While Battling Leukemia

At the March 26th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee commended Arjun Jain for his courage, bravery, compassion, and spirit. Arjun, a local student and hockey player, was diagnosed with leukemia on August 19, 2018, taking him away from school and the sport he loves. While Arjun Jain began his courageous fight he […]

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Hillsborough Township and Hillsborough Education Association (HEA) Working Together for BORO Pride

The BORO Pride initiative grew from conversations with Dr. Lisa Antunes, Assistant Superintendent of Hillsborough Township Public Schools, and the Hillsborough Education Association (HEA) related to collaboration and stakeholder connections that strengthen our schools and community. Following these conversations, Elena Maucere, HEA 2nd Vice President and PRIDE Chair, began looking into how we could further […]

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Collaboration Between Hillsborough High School Students to Create K9 Unit Logo

It was late in 2007 when Hillsborough Township initiated its first K9 Officer in the Township’s Police Department, as a result of contributions from the Hillsborough-Millstone Municipal Alliance and Duke Farms. That generous donation yielded Fritz, who was known around Hillsborough Township as Officer Raider, was Hillsborough Township’s first K9 Officer. He was a German […]

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Hillsborough Township Recognizes 2018 Top Cops

Each year the Hillsborough Township Police Department selects “Top Cops”, one from each Patrol Squad, to be recognized for their exceptional performance for the previous year. The award recipients are determined based on a score devised from the Annual Job Performance Evaluations, along with a ranking achieved from their respective supervisors and peers. Patrolman Scott […]

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Hillsborough Police Officers Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

At the March 26th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee extended their sincere congratulations and appreciation to Hillsborough Township Police Officers for saving the lives of several individuals and for being shining members of our community. Hillsborough Police Officers Joseph Bastardo, Patrick Farrell, Brian Gorka, Craig Heindrichs and Christopher Engelhardt have all been […]

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Recognized by Mayor and Township Committee

At the March 26th Township Committee Meeting, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension was recognized for its efforts to reduce flooding and clean the water of Royce Brook. The Township Committee also recognized Patricia Rector for her outstanding efforts in disconnection of stormwater, aquatic invasive species and youth and water programming. Hillsborough Township along with Rutgers Cooperative […]

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Hillsborough Dukes Junior Varsity Football Team Honored For Winning Season

At the March 13th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes Junior Varsity Football Team for their successful season due to hard work, dedication, commitment to the sport and to those principles of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and academic achievement. The Dukes Junior Varsity Team was the Pop Warner Jersey Valley […]

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Hillsborough Dukes Junior Pee Wee Football Team Honored For Successful Season

At the March 13th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes Junior Pee Wee Football Team for their successful season due to hard work, dedication, commitment to the sport and to those principles of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and academic achievement. The Dukes Junior Pee Wee Football Team finished their season […]

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Dukes Pee Wee Football Team Honored For Outstanding Season

At the March 13th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes Pee Wee Football Team for their successful season due to hard work, dedication, commitment to the sport and to those principles of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and academic achievement. The Dukes Pee Wee Football Team were the Pop Warner Jersey […]

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John Catrombon Honored by Mayor

At the March 13th Township Committee Meeting, John D. Catrombon, Jr. was honored for his service to the residents of Hillsborough as a Hillsborough Fire Commissioner and volunteer fireman. John Catrombon Jr. served as a volunteer fireman with Hillsborough Fire Company #3, Woods Road and served as Fire Chief from 2006 to 2008 and also […]

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March is American Red Cross Month

The Hillsborough Township Committee, in conjunction with the President of the United States of America, does hereby declare March as American Red Cross Month  and encourages all Americans to support this organization and its noble humanitarian mission. The American Red Cross has touched many lives in Hillsborough, as well as across the country and around […]

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March is National Nutrition Month ®

The Township Committee in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ShopRite of Hillsborough declares March as National Nutrition Month ®. They encourage all Hillsborough residents to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow. […]

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Mayor Announces Infrastructure Improvements

2019 Road Paving Schedule   “Hillsborough Township is moving forward with the 2019 road paving plan as stated late last year when the Township bonded $8.5 M,” announced Mayor Frank DelCore. “Aging infrastructure further compromised by severe weather, freeze and thaw have taken their toll on our infrastructure and resulted in the issuance of bonds […]

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Eagle Scout Evan Centofanti Honored With Proclamation

At the February 26, 2019 Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee honored Evan Michael Centofanti, a Junior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Evan’s Eagle Scout project consisted of planning, fundraising, designing and building five Patrol Boxes for Camp Agnes […]

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Eagle Scout Jonathan Demetrio Honored With Proclamation

At the February 26, 2019 Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee honored Jonathan Vincent Demetrio, a Junior at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Jonathan’s Eagle Scout project consisted of planning, fundraising, organizing, building and staining three sturdy benches around a campfire […]

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Eagle Scout Alexander Mindish Honored With Proclamation

At the February 26, 2019 Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee honored Alexander Silveira Mindish, a Sophomore at Hillsborough High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 489, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Alexander’s Eagle Scout project consisted of planning, fundraising, and building a pedestrian bridge at the Sourland Mountains Preserve, […]

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Gymboree Opens in New Location

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the recent grand opening of Gymboree Play & Music’s new location at256 Route 206 . Mayor Frank DelCore was on hand to cut the ribbon and was joined by Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson, Business Advocate David Kois, EBDC Members Toni Natale, John Palinkas, […]

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Read Across America Day 2019

Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker joined the Hillsborough Township Committee, Police Chief Darren Powell and other community leaders at Woods Road Elementary School to help celebrate the nationwide Read Across America Day, which promotes reading and adult involvement in students’ education by honoring Dr. Seuss. Students were treated to a special day, focused […]

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Public Invited to March 26 Presentation on Gateway Project

One-Seat Ride to NYC is a Top Priority CRANFORD, NJ – The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at the Cranford Community Center. “It cannot be understated: […]

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Hamilton Road Closure

Please be advised that Hamilton Road is closed between US Highway Route 206 and North Willow Road in Hillsborough Township.  This closure is part of the Route 206 by-pass construction project. This road closure is anticipated to last approximately 12 months.  The roadway is open for local traffic only from Route 206 to Central Jersey […]

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New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Local Finance Board, Finds No Credible Evidence to Support Alleged Violations of Local Government Ethics Law by McCauley, Ferrera and Borek

Just prior to the 2017 General Election, Ethics Complaints were filed with the Hillsborough Township Ethics Board against then Deputy Mayor McCauley, Township Administrator Ferrera and Township Clerk Borek.  The Complaints contained allegations of violations of the Local Government Ethics Law by McCauley, Ferrera and Borek based on Ferrera and Borek’s decision to list their […]

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Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program Accepting Grant Applications

Hillsborough Based Non-Profit Groups Serving Youth and Seniors Invited to Apply – Deadline is April 1st 2019 “The Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee will be accepting grant applications beginning March 4th for the first round of grants for 2019,” announced Mayor Frank DelCore.     “Applications will be made available on the Township website (www.hillsborough-nj.org) […]

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Hillsborough YMCA and GiGi’s Playhouse Host Sweetheart Dance for Adults with Special Needs

Hillsborough, N.J. – Feb. 22, 2019 – Volunteers and staff from Hillsborough YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA, opened their hearts by hosting a Sweetheart Dance for adults with special needs on February 14. The dance was held at GiGi’s Playhouse in Hillsborough, an organization that provides free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs […]

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Girl Scout Week is Coming: Sunday, March 10 – Saturday, March 16

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each year during the month of March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday, ending with the Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12th which commemorates the day the organization was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. Throughout its long and […]

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Township Recognized February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month started in 2016 as an initiative created by President Barack Obama. Dating violence may include physical force, such as hitting or shoving; emotional abuse, such as constant monitoring; or sexual assault. Teens are easily influenced by their early relationships, and the example set by those relationships can […]

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March 12, 2019 Board of Education Referendum Information

March 12th Referendum – FAQs Did you know that according to historic maps, a schoolhouse in Hillsborough can be found as far back as 1850? A few residents may even be able to remember back to the construction of the two room Liberty School in 1913. The Hillsborough community has spent nearly 170 years making […]

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Mayor DelCore Attends the HHS WinterGuard Show

The Hillsborough Band Parents Association hosted its 19th Annual Winterguard Show at Hillsborough High School on Saturday, February 2nd. The show was attended by a total of 32 competing winterguards and concluded with an exhibition performance by Hillsborough’s Winterguard. Mayor Frank DelCore was in attendance and participated in the presentation of awards. Winterguard is an […]

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Pamela Borek Honored by Township Committee

The Hillsborough Township Committee joined the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women in saluting Pamela Borek for being honored with the “Government/Public/Social Service” award and thank her for her dedication by presenting her with a proclamation at the February 12th Township Committee Meeting. Hillsborough Township Municipal Clerk and resident Pamela Borek is to […]

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Melissa Almendinger Honored by Township Committee

The Hillsborough Township Committee joined the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women in saluting Melissa Almendinger for being selected for the “Environmental Initiatives” award and thank her for her dedication by presenting her with a proclamation at the February 12th Township Committee Meeting. Hillsborough resident Melissa Almendinger is to be honored with the […]

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Health Officer, Dr. Glen Belnay, Retires After 45 Years of Service

The Hillsborough Township Committee recognized Dr. Glen Belnay for his outstanding service to Hillsborough Township for the past 45 years during the February 12th Township Committee Meeting. The Township Committee, along with all the municipal employees, thank Dr. Glen Belnay for his service to the residents of Hillsborough and wish him well in all of […]

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Hillsborough Township’s Community Night at Somerset Patriots – Saturday, July 13th at 7:05 pm

The Somerset Patriots will be hosting Hillsborough Community Night on Saturday, July 13th at the 7:05 pm game. “Save the date and join us on July 13th for Hillsborough Community Night to cheer on the Somerset Patriots,” stated Mayor Frank DelCore. There will be pre-game entertainment by Hillsborough community organizations and on-field promotions that residents […]

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Hillsborough Township Recognized by New Jersey Alliance for Action in Conjunction with Somerset County for Route 206 Bypass

Hillsborough Township was recently honored at the New Jersey Alliance for Action’s “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” awards ceremony. This program was created to highlight innovative, pioneering and landmark construction initiatives that greatly impact the state’s economy and to honor the businesses and organizations that work together as partners to ensure the project’s success. “Collaboration […]

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Hillsborough Goes Red for Women’s Heart Health

The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all […]

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Township Committee Shows Appreciation for Outgoing Mayor McCauley

Each year since 2005, it has been the tradition of the Township Committee to honor the outgoing Mayor with a commemorative gift honoring their Mayoral term. At the January 22nd Township Committee meeting 2019 Mayor Frank DelCore presented 2018 Mayor Gloria McCauley with her commemorative gavel. Prior to serving as Mayor in 2018, Gloria McCauley […]

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Complete Survey to Enter Random Drawing for $50 Gift Certificate to Hillsborough Restaurant

Rain Garden Survey Focuses on increasing adoption of Green Infrastructure practices that help reduce flooding and clean water Since 2014, Hillsborough Township has collaborated with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension on a 319(h) Clean Water Act Grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection on several projects that has engaged the community to adopt green infrastructure […]

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Catered Affair and Sandwich Station of Hillsborough Township celebrates 30 years in business!

Located on Route 206 in Hillsborough Township, Catered Affair & Sandwich Station is a family-owned and operated business that has been servicing the township and surrounding communities for over 30 years!   Catered Affair & Sandwich Station is a gourmet sandwich shop, café  and grill, open 7 days a week, and serves over 200 menu items […]

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

THE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION is Tuesday,  February 19, 2019 On Tuesday, March 12th from 6 am until 8 pm the polls will be open for the Hillsborough School District Special Election.  Voting for this election in Hillsborough will be held at the following locations: Hillsborough Township Municipal Building, Hillsborough […]

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Boy Scouts Meet With Mayor DelCore

Late last month, two Boy Scout troops from Pack 1776 and Pack 389 working on their Arrow of Light Award met with Mayor Frank DelCore. One of the requirements of the Arrow of Light Award is to visit a community leader and learn about the duties of the job or office. The boys came prepared […]

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Hillsborough Rotary Club Honored During Rotary Awareness Month

Rotary International, founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago is now an organization of over 1.2 million business and professional persons in over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide. The Rotary motto “Service Above Self” inspires Rotarians to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and promote […]

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Township Recognized for Partnership with RVCC’s Service Learning Program

On Friday, January 25, Lee Santaromita and Siobhan Spano representing Hillsborough Township’s Health and Administration Departments, were among local community partners that were honored for their efforts to engage Raritan Valley Community College students in service learning and community engagement opportunities. The annual Martin Luther King Jr., Service Learning Community Breakfast was attended by more than […]

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2 Hillsborough Women Among Outstanding Women to Be Honored at March 29 Dinner

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, […]

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Chief Murphy Retires from Fire Co. #3 After 18 Years of Service

Chief Michael Murphy first volunteered for Fire Co. #3 on July 10, 2000. He worked his way through the ranks holding positions of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief and is currently the chair of the Uniform Committee in addition to Chief. Chief Murphy has been actively engaged in the construction and design of […]

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Township Committee Partners with Hillsborough School District for Scholarship Competition

Three $1,000 Statewide Scholarships Available Through the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ “Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition” Mayor Frank DelCore announced Hillsborough Township’s participation in the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Louis Bay II, Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. “The Township is once again teaming up with the Hillsborough School District so Hillsborough students […]

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Top Responders Recognized by Mayor and Township Committee

Hillsborough Township Committee, along with the Board of Fire Commissioners, would like to recognize the Top 10 Responders from each Fire Company for 2018. The Top Responders serve as examples of the Highest Standards of the Hillsborough Township Fire Companies through their heroism and willingness to help others. The Top 10 Responders of Fire Company […]

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Dukes JV Cheerleaders Honored with Proclamation

At the January 22nd Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes JV Cheerleaders for their successful season and for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the sport and to those principals of good sportsmanship, teamwork and academic achievement which the organization endorses. The 2018 Hillsborough Dukes JV Cheerleaders achieved Jersey […]

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Dukes Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders Honored With Proclamation

At the January 22nd township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders for their successful season due to their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the sport and to those principals of good sportsmanship, teamwork and academic achievement which the organization endorses. The  Dukes Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders were […]

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Dukes Mighty Mites Honored With Proclamation

At the January 22nd Township Committee Meeting, the Hillsborough Township Committee recognized the Hillsborough Dukes Mighty Mite Cheerleaders for their successful season and for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the sport and to those principals of good sportsmanship, teamwork and academic achievement which the organization endorses. The Mighty Mite Cheerleaders won first place at […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 www.hillsboroughbusiness.org to both Hillsborough residents and visitors. “Experience Hillsborough is part of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 www.moes.com or call 908-829-3628. Stop by today […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 (www.hillsborough-nj.org) or can be picked […]

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