Issue: 2016 September 23
September 23, 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

Mayors Wellness Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Hillsborough Township

Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore, Siobhan Spano and Mary Decker
"Hillsborough will renew our commitment to health during the 10th Anniversary Year of the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC)," announced Mayor Frank DelCore at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting.  

The partnership between Hillsborough and the Mayors Wellness Campaign began 10 years ago in an effort to encourage the local community to get on the path to active living and healthier lifestyles. The Mayors Wellness Campaign is an initiative of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. The Mayors Wellness Campaign was started in response to an Institute of Medicine report on rising rates of obesity, so one of the main goals of the MWC is to increase opportunities for New Jersey residents to participate in daily physical activity with a long-term goal of improving overall health and reducing and health care costs.  In recent years, Mayors involved with the Campaign have also tackled advance care planning, end-of-life care, smoking cessation, health literacy, and chronic disease management.

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Miss Unico

Pictured: Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, 2016 Miss Unico Alexandria Donnadio and Mayor Frank DelCore
Miss Alexandra R. Donnadio, Hillsborough Township resident, represented the Hillsborough UNICO Organization at the John Basilone Parade earlier this month.  
Alexandra "Alex" Donnadio, a 22 year old resident, is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Alex has volunteered at Vacation Bible School, JFK Hospital, NJ Association of Counties as well as other organizations.  Alex received her Bronze Award in Girl Scouts and was a member of the Criminal Justice Club at RVCC.
Alex enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, sports and cooking.  One of her favorite Italian-American traditions is helping her mother prepare Sunday dinner.
Alex's parents are from Sicilian and Calabrese decent.
Miss Donnadio's first public appearance as Miss Unico Hillsborough was at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair Family Fun Day for families with children/young adults with disabilities in August.  
UNICO National, founded in 1922, is the largest Italian American service organization in America, with local Chapters in 22 States across the country. It's all-volunteer members work to support charitable, educational, scientific and literary causes while promoting Italian heritage and combating negative stereotyping. 

Hillsborough Township Ranks Among Safest Places in New Jersey
ValuePenguin Releases 2016 Study Ranking Hillsborough #2

"Hillsborough Township was ranked 2nd amongst Safest Places in New Jersey in the Big City Rank," announced Mayor Frank DelCore at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting.

"It is my honor to announce this most recent recognition that Hillsborough Township has received," stated Mayor Frank DelCore.
The ValuePenguin Report released its "2016 Safest  Places in New Jersey" in late August, naming Hillsborough Township the 2nd Safest Place in New Jersey in the city size of over 30,000.  Value Penguin utilizes the most recent FBI Crime Report information to generate the rankings.  To further address the variation between larger and smaller municipalities, ValuePenguin separated the safest cities into three categories:  towns based on population between 5,000 - 15,000, midsize cities with populations between 15,000 and 30,000 and then larger size cities with populations in excess of 30,000.

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Hillsborough Shared Municipal Court Offers New Hours
Day Session On Tuesday Offers Increased Flexibility and Cost Savings

The Shared Municipal Court of Hillsborough, Montgomery and Manville will be changing the times for court sessions effective October 1, 2016.  The new hours will include a Tuesday daytime session in addition to the existing Monday evening session.  

The Court Sessions will be as follows:

Monday sessions will remain the same
3:30 pm  DUI pre-trials
5:00 pm   Contested cases

Tuesday schedule is as follows:
10:00 am Manville first appearances
10:30 am Montgomery first appearances
11:00 am Hillsborough first appearances
12:00 pm Contested Cases

Court appearance information is included on the notice to appear when issued.

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Registration Open for Children's Halloween Party

Registration for the 2016 Children's Halloween Party is open.   Visit the Recreation website to register for all upcoming programs.

Activities in this fall's brochure include:
Upcoming Flu Vaccination Clinic

The Hillsborough Township Health Department and Green Brook Family Medicine are  co-sponsoring a Community Flu Vaccination Clinic at the Hillsborough Municipal Building on Thursday, October 6th, from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. There will be the tetravalent (4 strains) flu vaccine available for all ages, and high dose flu vaccine for Seniors if requested. We will also offer the TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccine for these age groups. The cost of these vaccines are FLU-$30, and TDAP - $45 cash, unless you present one of the following insurances:
  • Traditional Medicare Part B/Advantage Plans
  • Aetna EPO/PPO
  • AmeriHealth EPO/PPO
  • Cigna (without PCP on card)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- Horizon Products
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford (without PCP on card)
  • Health Republic
NO HMO Plans will be accepted
Shop Hillsborough

The Shop Hillsborough Reward program continues to promote local shopping while allowing card holders the opportunity to reduce their property tax bill.
If you don't have a Shop Hillsborough card, be sure to stop by the Administration office in the Municipal Building to pick one up.   Free registration is required. Additional cards may be obtained for each member in a household with the same block and lot.  All household spending will be applied against your property tax bill.  
Register your card at to start earning a discount on your property tax bill.
To view September deals of the month, click  here...  
To view a full list of participating merchants and the discounts they offer, click  here...
Somerset County Election Board Hiring Pollworkers 

The Somerset County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as poll workers on Election days.   Training is provided prior to every Election and poll workers are paid $200 per Election. Contact the Board of Elections at 908-231-7086 for fall 2016 class dates and times.

For more information visit the Board of Elections website by clicking here
For an application click here
Season 2 - Episode 4 of Hillsborough The Good Life Now Airing 

Last 2016 HBA Business Social on September 28 at Royce Brook 

Exchange business cards, build connections, increase your visibility, and develop relationships that will grow your business.
Register by SEPTEMBER 21st to secure your admission,
first come, first serve!  
Highlander Pavilion at Royce Brook
The Hillsborough Economic & Business Development Commission (EBDC) will host an evening networking event at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough on Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The event will be in Royce Brook Golf Club's Highlander Pavilion and Patio and the cost is $10.00. Price of admission includes hors d'oeuvres of fruits and cheeses, salad, pasta, a coffee and dessert station and soft drinks. Food will be available from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM . A cash bar will be available from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM . 
On-line registration is required , click here for registration.  No payments will be accepted at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.
Businesses interested in providing door prizes, please contact David Kois, Business Advocate .
Royce Brook
201 Hamilton Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Township Job Line

Hillsborough Township currently looking to fill following positions:
  • Building Maintenance Person - Part-Time - Weekends 
  • Electrical Inspector - Part-time 
For position descriptions and qualifications, click here...
To download an Employment Application, click here...
Alert: Telephone Scams

The Hillsborough Police Department has been receiving reports of telephone and online scam attempts.  Some of the more common scams being reported are from sources claiming to be with the IRS, Publishing Clearing House, Microsoft and Law Enforcement Agencies claiming they have a loved one under arrest and they need to wire them funds for bail.

Residents should at all times exercise extreme caution when contacted by any entity requesting immediate payment for unsolicited purposes.  The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has a Fraud Toolkit which contains useful information to help avoid being taken advantage of.  The toolkit can be found at their website
Project Warm Your Heart' Donations Requested by Oct. 31

The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) is conducting its seventh annual "Project Warm Your Heart" to collect new or gently-used coats, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for needy children.  Donations are requested by Oct. 31.
Children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and other organizations will benefit from this winter-clothing drive, which follows the commission's recent collection of school supplies held during the summer months.

Donations may be dropped off to the Somerset County Freeholders' Office on the third floor of the county administration building at 20 Grove St., Somerville, now through Monday, Oct. 31. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Columbus Day. Free parking is available in the adjacent Bernie Field Parking Deck off East High Street.

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Weekend Journey Through the Past 

The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in collaboration  with twenty-six local historical organizations and tourism partners, has designated the weekend of October 8 & 9, 2016 "Weekend Journey through the Past."  During this two-day period, twenty-six (26) of the County's significant historic sites will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday,  and 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.   This year's event features three early schoolhouses, of particular interest to educators and their students.

Participating historic sites have been grouped into three convenient tours by location: Northern, Central, and Southern Somerset County. A scenic route plan with driving direction has been prepared for each of the three tours (see link below). Admission to all sites is free.

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Library News
Learn How to Offer a Healing Touch to Animals 
Certified Reiki Master to provide introduction to Japanese healing technique at local library

Sherri Lynn, a Certified Reiki Master, will provide an introduction to Reiki on Animals at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 S. Branch Road.

During the program, Lynn will provide a general introduction to Reiki, a Japanese energy healing technique, and will talk about the benefits of this healing technique on animals. Participants are invited to bring photos of their own animals for distance healing, if time allows.

"Animals have been part of my life for as long as I can remember," said Lynn. "In addition to caring for my own cats, dogs, hamsters, and goldfish growing up, I enjoyed visiting anyone with pets - especially my grandfather and his pet skunk! I also enjoyed visiting farms and zoos. As an adult, I have developed a keen eye for wildlife while hiking or just driving down the road. With each animal that shows up in my life, I am reassured that this is the work I'm meant to be doing.  And I am excited to be sharing this gift with others. Few things are as rewarding as looking into the soul of an animal."

"The benefits to animals receiving Reiki are endless," Lynn further explained. "I have witnessed dramatic physical, emotional and behavioral improvements after just a single treatment."

Registration is required to attend this program. For more information or to register for this program, call 908-369-2200 or visit
Friend of Hillsborough Public Library to Host Huge Used Book and Media Sale  October 22 and 23
The Friends of the Hillsborough Public Library will host its annual used book and media sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. The sale will run on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and again on Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

The huge selection includes recent used books for adults, children, and teens, as well as electronic media. The collection encompasses both fiction and non-fiction. Some of the categories of books for sale include: current fiction, sci-fi, romance, history, biography, sports, science, business, cooking, crafts, gardening, textbooks, reference, holiday, literature, self-help, and much more.

There will be DVDs of movies and TV series for adults and children as well as many music CDs, books on CD, and games.

All proceeds of the sale support the Hillsborough Public Library.
Special Offer for Hillsborough Township from the New York Red Bulls

Hillsborough Township residents are able to receive an exclusive discount for tickets to the October 1st New York Red Bulls match!

To purchase tickets please 
CLICK HERE  & enter the code  BORO2016  to receive your discount!  Discounted tickets start at just $23!

Questions or to purchase over the phone, please contact Brian Cahill at  973-776-8969 or

HRC Charity 5K & 1 Mile Walk Benefitting GiGi's Playhouse Hillsborough

In keeping with their commitment to serve the community, HRC Fitness will be hosting the 3rd annual Charity 5K event on Sunday, October 2nd in Hillsborough.  The primary beneficiary of the event is GiGi's Playhouse Hillsborough which opened its doors in January 2015 to provide therapeutic programs for individuals with Down Syndrome. 

GiGi's Playhouse and HRC Fitness are honored to have Hillsborough Rotary, Tap Snap Phototainment, and Hillsborough Massage Therapy as our 2016 Platinum Sponsors with post-race food and beverages provided by Wegman's and Starbucks.  This event provides an opportunity to bring together many local businesses in support of GiGi's Playhouse including Country Classics, Hillsborough Podiatry Group LLC, Starbucks, Van Cleef Engineering, Global Garage and Flooring, Lifetime ObGyn, Somerset Orthodontic Specialists, Super Sundaes in Memory of Meaghan Colleen Gorman, William Penn Association Branch 19, Belle Mead Orthodontics, Mailbox Business Center, Road ID, Marblehead Marketing, Gymboree, The Little Gym, Premier Disposal, Hillsborough Pediatrics, Jumbo Palace Restaurant Inc., Bentley's Fine Jewelers, Petrock's Bar and Grille, and Central Jersey Tent Rentals. Thank you to each of our generous sponsors!

Following the 5K run and walk GiGi's Playhouse Hillsborough will host their third annual Dash for Down Syndrome to raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with Down Syndrome.    
Registration will be open right up until the start of the race. 

The event details are listed below and you can register online at or check out our Facebook page at .

Event Schedule:
8:00am 5K Check in
9:00am 5K begins
9:15am Walk begins
9:45am Awards
11:00am Dash for Down Syndrome check-in
11:15pm Dash for Down Syndrome begins

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...
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

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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October 1: Disability Services Fair
October 1: Fun N Fit: A free wellness program for children 8 to 14 years old and their families with a BMI equal to or greater than the 85th percentile

October 8: 6th Annual Nick Magos Cancer Call Out
October 12: HRC Fitness Charity 5k
October 13: Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition
October 13: Blood Drive
October 19: Blue Mass
Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen
October 22 & 23: Used Book Sale
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates
Township Committee Meeting 9/27/2016 7:30 PM
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