Issue: 2016 November 10
November 10, 2016
One of the Best Places to Live in America
This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
Frank DelCore
Deputy Mayor
Carl Suraci
Greg Burchette
Gloria McCauley
Doug Tomson

Township Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day

Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore
Hillsborough Voters Re-elect Mayor Frank DelCore

Mayor Frank DelCore was  re- elected to the Hillsborough Township Committee in Tuesday's General Election.

Mr. DelCore was originally  elected in 2007 to the Township Committee and will be serving his fourth term.

To view the unofficial election returns, click  here...
Jr. Raider Members Recognized for Academic Achievement

Mayor Frank DelCore and the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders congratulated their members who achieved straight A's for the entire 2015-2016 school year.  Members in the football, cheer, girls lacrosse, track and field hockey programs were honored.

The Jr. Raiders who were honored were Kaitlyn Alexander, Rohan Deb, Varun Deb, Lauren Flynn, Teagan Hawes, Jimmy Kelly, Michael Kondratiuk, Ryan Matrulli, Jana Mizrachy, Leo Schiro, Anthony Shields, Sam Snyder.

Registration is currently open for the 2016 seasons.  More information can be found at

Pictured: Front Row: Mia Boccippio, Lauren Flynn, Ryan Matrulli, Sam Snyder. Back Row: Michael Kondratiuk, Leo Schiro, Rohan Deb, Mayor DelCore, Varun Deb, Jimmy Kelly. Not Pictured: Kaitlyn Alexander, Teagan Hawes, Anthony Shields.
Newell Strength Raises Money For Little Charlie Kroog

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette with Kyle Newell, Newell Strength Coaches with Charlie Kroog
On Sunday, November  6th, Newell Strength held their 4th  Annual Charity K ickball tourney to raise money for 2 1/2 year old Charlie Kroog.  Charlie  has Periventricular Leukomalacia as a result of a grade 4 brain bleed caused by a stroke shortly after birth, resulting in left hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy.  To read more about Charlie, and how you can help, click here.

Committeeman Greg Burchette was on hand to cheer on the teams during the competition as they raised money for a worthy cause.

Peter J. Biondi Run Supports SHIP

Pictured: Joan Biondi, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Mayor Frank DelCore, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Greg Burchette, and former Assemblywoman Donna Simon
The 4th Annual Peter J. Biondi Run-Walk took place on Sunday November 6th, starting at the Hillsborough Municipal Complex

Proceeds for this event benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program of Somerset County, in Peter Biondi's name.   Visit the SHIP page for more information about the good work that SHIP does throughout the community.

Peter J. Biondi (June 23, 1942 - November 10, 2011)  served in the NJ State Assembly representing Legislative District 16 from 1998 until his passing in 2011.

Prior to serving in the Legislature, Assemblyman Biondi served the citizens of Somerset County as Committeeman and Mayor of Hillsborough, as a Freeholder and Director of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

He was actively involved in many important community organizations and served as an Advisor for the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP). 

Assemblyman Biondi is fondly remembered for his tireless advocacy on behalf of his constituents and for his desire to help those in need.  The purpose of this trail run or walk is to recognize and honor Mr. Biondi's years of dedicated public service while raising awareness and proceeds for the marginalized individuals and families in the Somerset County region.  All net proceeds generated from this event will be donated to SHIP.
Nine Non-Profits Receive Grant Funds through the Affinity Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program
Over $11K Awarded in Fall 2016 to Non-Profit Organizations Serving Seniors and Youth

Nine 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 Frank DelCore and the members of the Credit Card Advisory Committee.

The total amount awarded Tuesday evening was $11,910.80. Since the inception of the program, over $60,000 in grants to community based youth, senior and local non-profit organizations have been awarded.   The Fall 2016 Grant recipients are:
  • Spring Reins of Life
  • Hillsborough Soccer Club
  • Safe + Sound Somerset
  • GiGi's Playhouse
  • Hillsborough Senior Center
  • Boy Scout Troop 489
  • Boy Scout Troop 1776
  • Cub Scout Pack 89
  • Hillsborough Rockettes and Rocket

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8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony 
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Hillsborough Township will be hosting its 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7 pm at the Garden of Honor, located at the Municipal Complex. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in indoors.

The program will include a ceremony at the Garden of Honor followed by a brief reception for participating Veterans and their spouses.

Members of the public are invited to observe the Garden of Honor ceremonies. All those who attend are asked to bring a canned good item to be donated to the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network. For a list of items most needed, click here
News From the Building Department

Great news..........the Hillsborough Township Building Department now accepts credit cards as a form of payment for permit applications. There is no added service charge for this convenience. This additional form of payment is only available when paid in person.
Hillsborough - NYC Weekend Bus Survey 

Suburban Transit is currently conducting another survey to determine the level of interest in limited weekend service. If you would use Saturday and / or Sunday bus service to New York City, please go to Suburban's website ( ), click on "Hillsborough Weekend Service Survey" and complete the brief questionnaire.

Season 2 - Episode 5 of Hillsborough The Good Life Now Airing

Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Police Department Clerk - Full-Time
  • Full-Time Police Officer
  • Building Maintenance Person - Part-Time  
For position descriptions and qualifications, click here...
To download an Employment Application, click here...
Leaf Pick Up for Week of November 14 - 18

The 2016 Leaf Drop-off/Collection Program is currently underway.  We strongly urge you to take advantage of our Auten Rd. facility for leaf drop off. We are open from 7am to 3pm every Saturday from now until the end of December.  For residents who wish to have their own landscaper  drop off their leaves at the site please download the landscaper drop off form located on the Public Works link on the Township website and return the form in person with proof of residency to the Public Works facility on East Mountain Rd between the hours of 7am and 3pm.  Lastly, if you would like to have Public Works pick up the leaves at your curbside we project our upcoming route locations in the Friday e-newsletter as well as on the website.  Please remember these are just projections as weather and other unforeseen variables play in integral part in this effort.  Please visit the Township website for more valuable information on this program.

Leaf crews will be working in the following areas of town this week:
  • Crew in Wyckoff / Perrine / Van Zandt / Yates Area
  • Crew in New Amwell / Orchard / Chamberlain Area
  • Crew in Woods / Sturwood & Stagecoach Area
  • Crew in Zion / Wertsville / Long Hill / Montgomery Area
  • Crew in Woodfield / Sunrise / Atkinson Area
  • Crew in Longfield / Rohill / Conover Area
  • Crew in Fox Chase / Pembroke / Vliet Area
Projected Leaf Pick Up Areas for Week of November 21-23:
  • Crew in Flagtown Area
  • Crew in Riverview Area
  • Crew in Amsterdam Area
  • Crew in Deerpath / Wagner Area
  • Crew in Green Hills Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Claremont Area (Second Pass)
* Subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and manpower availability

3rd Graders Receive Dictionaries From Hillsborough Rotary Club 

The word of the day was "charity" for Hillsborough third-graders who received free dictionaries from members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. The Club once again visited all six township elementary schools this week in their annual dictionary give-away. The children were asked to find the definition of "charity" to help them understand Rotary's mission, which is "Service Above Self." The dictionary give-away is one of many community events and charitable contributions organized by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, best known for the annual Rotary Fair held each August.

FEMA Region II Monthly Webinar for December

In honor of the busy holiday season and end of the year festivities, FEMA Region II invites you to participate in their monthly webinar on December 12 from 12 pm - 1 pm. This month's topic will be holiday fire safety presented by the United States Fire Administration. This webinar is good for any audience as we all play a role in keeping our workplaces, homes, and communities safe from fire hazards.

To register, click here...
Chapter A Hillsborough Seniors Vendor/Craft Fair

Saturday November 12, 2016,  10am to 4pm
Vendors and Crafters are Needed
60 tables in the general meeting room of the Municipal Building
Light Refreshments
Holiday shopping all in one place
Anyone interested in participating can call Amy at 908-904-4877 to rent a table
Hillsborough High School Theatre Presents:  The Curious Savage, A Comedy
Performance at Auten Road Intermediate School
Dates: 11/18 at 7PM and 11/19 at 1PM and 7PM
{Ages 12 and up recommended}

Let's Talk about Health - November 15 at 7 p.m.

Hillsborough Library Program Room B

Join us for a panel discussion with five local health experts, including a doctor, several nurses, and a dental hygienist, who will address questions about health. An SCLSNJ librarian will be available to help you find more information in the Library and online. Let's Talk About Health is supported by a charitable contribution from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  This program is sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County. Register by clicking here.
Duke Farms - Farm to Table Market

Open Thursdays - 3 pm to 8 pm  until November 17, 2016

Farmers and specialty vendors have partnered with Duke Farms to present an array of LOCAL products to offer you, the consumer. Please come out and support your local farmers!

For more information and vendor listings, click here...

ARIS/HMS 2016-2017 Discount Cards are on sale now at a cost of $10.00 each, with all proceeds going to ARIS and HMS school programs and staff grants.   The card includes reusable discounts from local businesses; valid through 9/30/17

Businesses included this year are SHOPRITE, Amwell Auto, Angelo, B & C Florist, Bagelicious, Big Bang Music, Bountiful Gardens, Carvel, Chicken Holiday, China Moon, Culinary Creations, Dave's Computers, The Day Spa at Hair Plus, Divine Curry, Dunkin Donuts, Earth Fruits Yogurt, Fruity Yogurt, Hillsborough Cinemas, Hillsborough Vision Center, IHOP, Impact Training, Jumbo Palace, Just Subs, Koko Fit, Kumon of Hillsborough, Lenny's Pizza & Pasta, Mailbox Business Center, Marianna's Pizzeria, Olympia Sports, Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa, Rita's Water Ice, Saladworks, Super Sundaes, Wendy's.   
Special Promotion:  Buy 5 cards, get 1 card free!

If you would like to purchase a discount card, please email Linda at   You can also purchase them via Community Pass.

Thank you for your support!
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November 19: Hillsborough Band Parents Association Used Clothing Drive
November 24: Somerville 5k Turkey Trot
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates  
Planning Board 11/10/2016 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 11/22/2016 7:30 PM

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