Issue: 2017 July 14
July 14, 2017
One of the Best Places to Live in America
This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Hillsborough Township Committee 
Carl Suraci
Deputy Mayor
Gloria McCauley
Greg Burchette
Frank DelCore
Doug Tomson

Mary Buckshaw Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette, Committeeman Doug Tomson, Mary Buckshaw, Mayor Carl Suraci, Committeeman Frank DelCore and Mary's son Stephen Buckshaw
At the July 11th Township Committee Meeting, Mary Buckshaw was honored by the Mayor, Township Committee along with friends and relatives in celebration of her 100th Birthday on July 23, 2017.

Mary Buckshaw, nee Galaini, was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 23, 1917 and moved to 5th Street in Flagtown with her parents when she was five years old.  Mary married Stephen J Buckshaw, Sr. on July 24, 1938 and they remained happily married for 12 years until Stephen's passing in 1950.  Mary and Stephen were blessed with three children, Stephen of Flagtown, Barbara of Flagtown, Mary Ann of Hopewell, six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Mrs. Buckshaw was employed at Ortho Pharmaceuticals for 31 years, has been active participant in the community for over 80 years and has been an active charter member of Flagtown Fire Company #1 Ladies Auxiliary since it founding in 1938.  She is also a charter member of both the original Senior Club formed in 1974 and then later the Hillsborough Senior Citizens Chapter B, formed on July 1, 1993, with whom she has enjoyed many travel adventures.  Additionally, Mrs. Buckshaw is a charter member of the senior dance group, the Rockettes and Rocket, and has performed with the group for more than 24 years.  She enjoys playing her role as "Lady Liberty" in the annual Hillsborough Township Memorial Day parade and has recently played the part of "Lady Mame" in the Villagers Theater Senior Performing Arts Festival.

Mrs. Buckshaw continues to live an active life and attributes her longevity to "always being  happy" and "never complaining."
The Mayor and the Hillsborough Township Committee wish Mary Bukshaw a Happy 100th Birthday and offer best wishes for many more happy days in the future to share with family and friends.

Hillsborough Township's Annual Fishing Derby and Family Camp Out - Friday, August 4th 
Registration Now Open

"The Annual Fishing Derby and Family Camp Out will be held on Friday, August, 4th at Ann Van Middlesworth Park," announced Mayor Carl Suraci at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. 

"All residents are invited to the Annual Family Camp Out and are encouraged to pack your fishing poles for the David L. Thomas, Sr. Memorial Fishing Derby," added Mayor Suraci. 

"This event is a summer highlight for many of our families in the Hillsborough," continued Mayor Suraci. 

The Fishing Derby will run from 5-7 pm and the registration fee is $5.00 per child. The Camp Out fee is $10 per person and includes dinner and breakfast. Registration and additional information is available at the Parks and Recreation website. 

"We look forward to seeing you all there," concluded Mayor Suraci.
Hillsborough Mayor Carl Suraci Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

Pictured: Sparky Lyle and Mayor Carl Suraci
Earlier this month, Mayor Carl Suraci, joined by family, friends and neighbors celebrated Hillsborough Community Night at the Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark.

The game was sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a non-profit volunteer organization based in Hillsborough that collects donations of food and personal care items and ships care packages to US troops deployed overseas.

The Patriots wore commemorative USA uniforms with the Operation Shoebox New Jersey patch on the sleeve. Fans bid on the uniforms during the game to raise money for OPSHBX NJ. 

Hillsborough Township Police Department Receives N.J. State Accreditation
3rd Consecutive Time - Only 8 Departments in Somerset County have received honor

Hillsborough Township Police Chief Darren Powell has announced that the Township Police Department was recently awarded the New Jersey State Accreditation by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police (NJSCOP) for the 3rd time in as many cycles.

Pictured: Committeeman Greg Burchette, Lt. Mike Fitzpatrick, Accreditation Program Manager Harry Delgado, Police Chief Darren Powell, Lt. Charlie Boyle, Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Frank DelCore 
Mr. Harry Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police presented the re-accreditation certificate to the Township at Tuesday's Township Committee Meeting.

According to Chief Powell, "Over the past several years, department personnel participated in a thorough and rigorous self inspection of department policy and operations, generally the primary functions performed by the department involving administration, patrol, investigations, traffic, and training."
Season 3 - Episode 1 Hillsborough the Good Life 

Check out the new format for Hillsborough the Good Life featured in Episode 1 of Season 3.

30 Burgers Joins Shop Hillsborough

The Shop Hillsborough program is pleased to announce another business, 30 Burgers, is now part of its growing list of merchants.

If one burger isn't enough, why not 30? This is what led the owners of the 25 Burgers chain to establish 30 Burgers - more burgers, more options! 30 Burgers features 30 of the most creative and best tasting burgers you'll ever eat. Imagine 7 oz certified Angus beef burgers dressed with tantalizing toppings, condiments, sauces packed in choice buns. Mouthwatering indeed! The 30th burger is featured as the Burger of the Month, so better check out with the store.

At 30 Burgers, the burgers are guaranteed fresh, juicy and oh-so yummy! Because they use all-natural, free-range beef, the flavor that is expected of a fine steak is now made possible in a hamburger! Popular items on the menu include the Bullseye BBQ Burger, Bacon Cheese Burger, Maui Burger, Turkey Bacon Cheese Burger, Turkey Tex Mex Burger and Black Bean Burger (vegetarian-friendly).

Aside from burgers, 30 Burgers also has a selection of equally delectable favorites like gourmet hotdogs, hand-pressed paninis, flavored fries, boneless chicken wings, hand-spun milkshakes and more.

Get ready for burger heaven as you step inside 30 Burgers. Use your Shop Hillsborough card and earn 7.5% credit.
Township Collecting Photos for 2018 "Town Calendar" 

Individuals interested in submitting photographs for consideration can email their high resolution image to the Township Clerk at  A photo release will need to accompany the pictures and there is no guarantee that the photo will be used.

Deadline to submit photos is August 15th.

For advertising opportunities, please contact Jim O'Dowd at 973-650-2736 or
Clean Up Coupons Available
Limited availability for all dates

Coupons for access to drop off at the Auten Road Facility are available at the Hillsborough Township Department of Public Works (DPW) office, located at 21 East Mountain Road, Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.  
  • Coupons are distributed on a first come first serve basis  
  • First availalbe date is August 26th
  • One coupon per household per year
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Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Plumbing Inspector - Part Time
  • Department of Public Works Mechanic
Update from the Municipal Alliance
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

The New Jersey Legislature just passed a bill to raise the tobacco age to 21!

They also passed a bill to provide $7 million in funding to programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.

You may recall that the legislature passed a bill to raise the tobacco age last year and Gov. Christie didn't sign it. Now, he has another chance to leave a legacy of better health for New Jersey.
The reasons that he should approve these bills couldn't be more obvious:
  • Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in New Jersey, killing 11,800 people and costing the state more than $4 billion in health care bills every year.
  • 95% of smokers start before age 21. If we can keep people from smoking while they're young, then most will never start.
  • New Jersey currently provides $0 for tobacco prevention and cessation programs! Zero. $7 million still puts us very far below CDC-recommended funding levels, but it's a great start.
We need to make sure Gov. Christie knows this.

Thanks for your advocacy!

Rotary Fair Showcases Local Businesses

Opportunities Abound to Showcase Local Businesses at The Tenth Annual Rotary Fair

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough's annual Fair, scheduled for August 15 - 20 at Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, will once again provide local business men and women with multiple opportunities to showcase their businesses before thousands of residents from Hillsborough and surrounding communities. Over 15,000 attendees each year has made the Fair an unparalleled local venue to connect directly with customers.

"A wide array of local businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from karate schools to Yoga studios have taken advantage of this unique opportunity to meet current and prospective customers face-to-face," commented Ken Genco, a local Coldwell Banker realtor and the Rotary Club of Hillsborough member responsible for organizing the business venue at the Fair.  "Not only do these businesses have the opportunity to build their customer base with local residents, but they are also supporting an important fundraiser that returns all proceeds directly to local community service organizations."

Preparing for Summer Storms
What to do if there is a power outage

In the event you experience a loss of power, please contact your power company directly and report the outage.  

*    JCP&L: 888-544-4877
*    PSE&G: 800-436-7734
  • Do not touch or attempt to move downed lines.  
  • Do not operate generators inside your residence nor your garage; use only outdoors.
  • If using candles, please ensure they are not placed by any flammable material.  Lit candles should remain attended at all times.  Please extinguish candles when leaving the room.
  • If using space heaters, ensure they are placed in a safe location away from any flammable materials and walls.
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UNICO  Accepting Applications for Miss  UNICO  2017

A pplicants must fit the following criteria:
  • The young woman must be at least 50% Italian
  • Must be a resident of Hillsborough, NJ
  • Must be continuing her education
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years old
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public
  • Must learn the Motto and purpose of UNICO
  • Must attend the: Hillsborough Rotary Fair Special Needs Day in August, 2017 
  • Must be able to attend John Basilone Parade in Raritan, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
  • The successful applicant will be invited to attend: Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser.
  • The successful applicant will provide assistance, however possible, with Comedy Night Fundraiser

Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2017

Recently Added Events
Visit the Community Events Calendar Page for More Information
Duke Farms Farm Market Now Open
Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm  

The Farm to Table Market at Duke Farms is now open for the season. The Market features several vendors offering a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, crafts and wine.

News From Somerset County
Sheriff's Office Reaccredited

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano has announced that the Somerset County Sheriff's Office was approved for reaccreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. The three-year accreditation renewal certificate was presented at the June 13 freeholders meeting by Harry Delgado, NJSACOP accreditation program manager.

Mr. Delgado made the presentation to Sheriff Frank Provenzano; Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione; Col. Roy Gandolfe; Col. Richard Borden; Capt. Steve SanAntonio, accreditation manager; and Sgt. Michael DiGuilio, assistant accreditation manager.

"We are very proud of our Sheriff's Office and the high standards it maintains," said Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione. "The accreditation process is a difficult and demanding one. We congratulate, thank and applaud the Sheriff's Office."

Important Upcoming Meeting Dates

Board of Adjustment 7/19/2017 7:30 PM
Planning Board Business Meeting 7/27/2017 7:30 PM

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