Saturday, May 18, 2013
Schools' policy on food, municipal budget adopted also make headlines.
Family and friends will host a “celebration of Paige’s life” at Summit's Unitarian Church on May 21 to honor the College of New Jersey senior and Hillsborough resident whose body was discovered in the Hudson River on May 8, New Jersey 101.5 has reported. Last night's pizza and tomorrow's hair appointment could add up to a lower tax bill for those who register in the "Shop Hillsborough" program approved by the Township Committee at Tuesday's meeting. Woods Road Elementary School teacher Sue Dicenzo asked for a bit of clarification on the school district's policies regarding foods brought in for special occasions—such as cupcakes for birthday celebrations—during Monday's Board of Education meeting. In response, Assistant Superintendent of …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
High school ranking, walkability and award-winning posters also make headlines this week.
The school reacted promptly to help young students deal with the death of Rosemarie Skavron. The month-long search ended Thursday when authorities positively identified a body found in the Hudson River Wednesday. Barbara Doyle inspired many students through her work organizing school plays and musicals. HHS was skipped over by U.S. News, but an article ranking high schools in Newsweek takes a better view. Despite the proximity of many apartments and condominiums to the township's shopping centers, Hillsborough still scores poorly in WalkScore.com's view. The work will resurface the road around Route 206, township officials said. Zachary Van Cleef and Noah Reeder collaborated on poster which was selected for honors from the NJ Coalition …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Deficient bridges, local unemployment and cicada recipes also make Hillsborough news.
It may be small comfort to know our rates are the lowest in the state with the highest average auto insurance rates...it's still comfort. The township's annual art exhibit showcased local artists—especially Jennifer Lin, of Bridgewater, who painted a portrait of Shaun O'Hara for this year's addition to the public gallery. Many of Hillsborough's bridges are too narrow, too weak or just plain obsolete, according to this information from the National Bridge Inventory. Using information from the U.S. Department of Labor, unemployment in Hillsborough is heading down fast—the rate has dropped from 7.1 percent in 2012 to 6.1 percent in March. Player don white and pink jerseys in a fundraising effort for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Bus routes, houses for sale and police changes also in the news.
Kim and Jon Knox moved to New Jersey to start a new farm, thanks to a new program at Duke Farms by the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Last year, Hillsborough High School was ranked in New Jersey's Top 50 schools. This year, the school was unranked. Readers are enjoying our new feature, a collaboration with Zillow.com. A study project such savings; now, they've been realized. James Omert was promoted to sergeant, while "proud papa" Andy Chudy joined the force. After months of tweaking in response to some residents concerns, the zoning was finally changed. Make your reservations to enjoy this presentation at Temple Beth-El, then prepare to laugh.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Basilone Bowl and Ridge High's top schools' ranking also make headlines.
Writing on a bathroom wall at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville prompted a bomb scare and an evacuation of the school Wednesday morning while police and a bomb squad checked the building to be sure it was safe, police and school officials said. No bomb was found. Police have released a slideshow of an individual they are trying to identify who was on Finley Lane in Wayne at the time a home on that street was burglarized April 20. Zach Rice of Long Valley, who suffers from avascular necrosis of the hip, has joined forces with Goryeb Children's Hospital to raise funds for gaming systems for patients. The 'Action for Distraction' 5k will be held Saturday at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown. Ridge High School is this year ranked …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Local marathoners, top taxpayers also in the news this week.
Heather Laurence Manco, 37, was killed in the accident near the half-mile marker of Route 287 south about 1 a.m. Tuesday when the SUV she was driving hit the rear corner of a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder. Compounding the tragic accident, a truck driver was killed when he tried to get to her vehicle to help. It's not unusual for Hillsborough residents to see bears in the springtime—but it is unusual to see them in April...and around the municipal complex (our readers had a few theories about that). Another report of a bear sighting was made Wednesday, a few blocks away. We checked the race's registrations and did a call-out on our Facebook page, and were able to pin down most of the runners shortly after Monday's deadly …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Hillsborough Business Center, library fines and Hall of Fame nominees also in the news.
News broke of Paige Aiello's disappearance Wednesday afternoon. Police have located her car, in New Brunswick, and her purse was found on the George Washington Bridge. Sure, we could tell you how Hillsborough is working towards sustainability—but wouldn't it be better to hear from all your friends and neighbors about what they're doing? Add your efforts to help to the article and join the project for BoroGreen, the Hillsborough High School Interact Club and National Arts Honor Society. Next, we're working on a flash mob... The Hillsborough Business Center has more than 500,000 square feet of commercial space that's consistently more than 90 percent leased—thanks to flexible spaces and zoning that give small businesses a place to grow. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Store closing, primary battle and more also in the news this week.
A red tailed hawk flew into an eagle's nest on Duke Farms recently. Apparently, it had never heard the warning about getting between a protective mother and her brood... An accident claimed the life of Anthony Lorenc, 44, of Bound Brook, early on Easter morning. Tatse of Crete is closing and moving to Edison to expand the brand's wholesale business. Primary elections come and go without much notice most of the time, but this year will be unusual. A month-long program aims at teaching drivers it's not only dangerous to use cell phoens while driving, it can be expensive, too. Hillsborough man captures national title decades after entering competitive weight lifting. A special program this weekend gave students an experience to work with a …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Business forum, real estate market and art show also in the news.
Three weeks after a controversial weeklong suspension, Hillsborough High School teacher Jeffrey Kampf announces plans to retire. Nico Mukendi has a shot at playing on the U.S. men's handball team at the 2016 Olympics—and a fundraising effort underway seeks to help make sure he gets a chance. A forum to expain the township's requirements and give local businesses a chance to share thier concerns helped some find out how to make the process go more smoothly. Guess which Hillsborough location was among the leading contenders.... Auten Road Intermediate School choices go beyond Spanish and Mandarin now. Hurry and maybe you can still get a reservation. Local housing has been pretty flat—will it stay that way? The annual event is becoming one of…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Meteor sighting, local businesses and more among top stories.
The district will use the tablets for grades K-4, and bolsters the district's goal of giving each student access to the technology. The Township Committee has been working on rezoning land near the Montgomery border. A number of readers said they saw the meteor. One of New Jersey's largest commercial brokerage companies expects more retail spaces to fill up this year. The story on commercial real estate sparked a lot of comments, which made us wonder what kinds of businesses people want. Using FEMA and state information, we compiled how many residents suffered damage during and after the storm. Woodfern Elementary School Principal Steven Kerrigan made a promise on March 1's Read Across America event—and lived up to it when the school's …