Issue: 2016 November 18
November 18, 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

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Pictured: Committeeman Doug Tomson, Health Officer Siobhan Spano, Mayor Frank DelCore
Mayor DelCore and the Township Committee presented a proclamation at the November 9th Township Committee meeting recognizing November as National Diabetes Awareness Month.   

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States, with over 29 million people having been diagnosed with Diabetes and another 86 million adults at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.  Diabetes causes more deaths per year than Breast Cancer and AIDS combined.  1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with Diabetes by 2050 if changes aren't made now.

The American Diabetes Association has set out on a mission to prevent and cure Diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by Diabetes recommending living a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of developing Diabetes.  

Adults who are at high risk can lower that risk by more than half by making simple healthy lifestyle changes such as staying active and eating whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables and limiting the amount of sugary drinks.  Losing just 7% of your body weight can offer significant health benefits.
Hillsborough Township Honors Veterans

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette, Committeeman Doug Tomson, Mayor Frank DelCore, Deputy Mayor Carl Suraci, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley with WWII Veteran John Harrison
Mayor Frank DelCore and the Township Committee honored Hillsborough Veterans at the 8th annual Veterans Day Ceremony. John Harrison, a 90-year-old Army veteran and Hillsborough resident who trained with the 46th Rainbow Division and fought in World War II,  was the Military guest speaker. Congressman 
Pictured:Committeeman Greg Burchette, Mayor Frank DelCore Committeeman Doug Tomson, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley and Deputy Mayor Carl Suraci with local Girl Scouts
Leonard Lance also addressed the Veterans and thanked them for their service.  Additional dignitaries in attendance included Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and  Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh.

After the outdoor ceremony, Veterans followed a candlelit pathway back into the Peter J. Biondi Building for a reception. Local Girl Scouts, participating in the Veteran outreach "Interview a Hero" program sponsored by Empower Somerset, took part in the day's events.

In addition to the Township Veterans Day Ceremony, schools throughout Hillsborough held ceremonies to honor our veterans.  Mayor DelCore and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley made stops at Sunnymead Elementary School and Triangle Elementary School to show his support for the veterans.
Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore with Veterans at Sunnymead Elementary School
Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley with Veterans at Triangle Elementary School
Mayor DelCore Visits World War II Veteran
Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore with John and Gloria Harrison and Brookdale's Executive Director Chris Cuccolo

Last month Mayor DelCore paid a visit to World War II Veteran John Harrison and his wife Gloria at 
Brookdale Senior Living Center.  Mayor DelCore took the opportunity to extend an invitation to the couple to attend the Township's 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  Mr. Harrison not only accepted the invitation, but agreed to be the Military guest speaker at the ceremony.

Mr. Harrison was drafted into service at the age of 17, trained with the 46th Rainbow Division and fought in World War II.  He went on to fight in France, Germany and Austria for two and a half years, ultimately earning the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major.  Mr. Harrison also earned several medals, including the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star.
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.
Rutgers SAFETY Coaches Clinic Offered by Recreation Department

Rutgers SAFETY Coaches Clinic
Monday, November 28, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Hillsborough Municipal Building
This clinic is required for all volunteer coaches for youth sports.  This is also a good class for parents who are interested in potentially becoming a coach in the future or are interested in learning more about youth sports.  Topics covered include legal aspects of coaching, psychological aspects of coaching, general coaching concepts, training and conditioning athletes, and basic medial aspects of coaching.  

There is a $35 to cover the cost of materials.  Pre-registration is required and available on the Parks and Recreation website.  
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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  
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Leaf Pick Up for Week of November 21 - 23

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 Oxford Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Kilmer Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Township Line Road Area
  • Crew in Camplain, Sunnymead Weston Area
Projected Leaf Pick Up Areas for Week of November 28 - December 2:
  • Crew in Warner, Elmendorf & Ditmars Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Banor Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Claremont Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Scott Drive Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Hockenbury & Three Bridges Area (Second Pass)
  • Crew in Woodfield Estates Area (Second Pass)
* Subject to change due to weather, equipment breakdown and manpower availability

Outstanding Women Award Nominations Sought

Do you know a Somerset County woman who has made extraordinary contributions to her career field or her community?

The  Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women  is seeking nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program.

"We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day," said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  "It is most appropriate that during Women's History Month, we take the time to publicly recognize them and say thank you."

Print a nomination form and guidelines from  or call Commission Chair Janice Fields at 908-599-1637 if you do not have internet access.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 31, 2016.  Email submissions are preferred.  Send an electronic copy of the completed and signed nomination form, along with any supporting documentation, to  Entries also may be mailed to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, Attn:  Janice M. Fields, Chair, 36 Darren Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.

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Library Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

All SCLSNJ library branches will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. SCLSNJ's Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Warren Twp. Library branches will be open November 25 ; all other SCLSNJ library branches will be closed. All SCLSNJ library branches will reopen on Saturday, November 26 for regular operating hours.

Remember, SCLSNJ's digital resources are available online at , even when the library branches are closed.

For more information, contact your local library branch or visit
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}

One Team One Goal -  All For Chris Koll

Here are some additional details about the Tournament:
  • You can register individually or as a team.  Kids will be placed on teams based on the ages.  
  • Teams can be 5-7 players.  If you register as a team, please indicate this in the Names section of the registration and provide the name of your team.  We ask that you try to keep the ages similar on the teams.
  • Guaranteed at least one game.  
  • If you can't play, you can still contribute to the Koll family through the registration.
  • If you aren't a Jr Raider member, you will have to create an account to register.
  • If you have questions, please reach out to


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!
Event Flyers
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November 19: Hillsborough Band Parents Association Used Clothing Drive
November 24: Somerville 5k Turkey Trot
November 27: Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Bring a Buddy Clinic
November 27: Manville-Hillsborough Elks Breakfast with Santa
December 3: HHS Choir Basket Auction
December 3: Hillsborough Heat Clothing Drive
November 17: Hillsborough Heat Pancake Breakfast With Santa @ Applebees
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates  
Township Committee Meeting 11/22/2016 7:30 PM

Planning Board 12/1/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 12/7/2016 7:30 PM
Planning Board 12/8/2016 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 12/13/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 12/14/2016 7:30 PM
Special Meeting
Township Committee Meeting 12/20/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 12/21/2016 7:30 PM
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Recreation 2016 Fall Activities Guide
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