Issue: 2016 September 30
September 30, 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


Traffic AdvisoryBeginning Monday, October 3 rd,  the section of Wertsville Road between Longhill Road and Montgomery Road will be closed for approximately 2 months.  Detour signs will be posted along with variable message boards assisting motorists with the detour.  Residents will be able to access Wertsville Road from the Montgomery Road side.  Please allow extra travel time through the area.
Township Honors Betty York on Her Retirement

Betty York, Records Secretary with the Hillsborough Township Police Department, was honored with a proclamation upon her retirement after thirty seven  years of dedicated service.  

Betty began her full time career as Secretary on May 14, 1979 for the Hillsborough Township Police Department, when it was located on East Mountain Road. In 1990 when Police Headquarters was moved from East Mountain Road to it's current location Betty was assigned to the Records Bureau. Betty remained as Secretary in the Records Bureau until her retirement, also overseeing civilian volunteers in the Records Department.  

Throughout her career, Betty worked under five different chiefs: Chief Donald Dowches, Chief Henry Genzel, Chief Robert Gazaway, Chief Paul Kaminsky and current Chief Darren Powell.  Ms. York received recognition from various citizens for her help in obtaining records as well as a  Letter of Appreciation from Chief Kaminsky for her help during Hurricane Irene in 2011.  Betty has served the Township of Hillsborough and its' residents with passion and selflessness throughout her career.

Pictured: Committeeman Doug Tomson, Committeeman Greg Burchette, Chief Darren Powell, Betty York, Lt. Charlie Boyle, Mayor Frank DelCore, Lt. Ken Pryor, Officer Chris Giraldi, Officer Michael Laboy, Sgt. Rick Evans, and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley

ATA Legacy Martial Arts Honored for Success at World Championships

Pictured: Mayor Frank DelCore with Master Jorge Lee and students of ATA Legacy Martial Arts
At the September 27th Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Township Committee recognized Hillsborough's ATA Legacy Martial Arts for their great success at the recent World Championship competition.

A delegation of students from ATA Legacy Martial Arts travelled to the ATA World Championships from June 27th to July 3rd where 25 individuals from ATA Legacy Martial Arts competed against Martial Artists from around the world.

ATA Legacy Martial Arts competitors won 8 World Champion Titles in traditional and creative forms, weapons, sparring, and combat weapons sparring competitions.  Laurie and Nick Patullo won a title in both Traditional Forms and Traditional Weapons and Stephanie Patullo won a title in Creative Forms.  Dilon Cace won a title in Combat Weapons Sparring, Veronica Lee won a title in Traditional Weapons, and Frank McLaughlin won a title in Traditional Sparring. ATA Legacy Martial Arts owner Jorge Lee was inducted as a Master Instructor after 26 years of training in the Songahm style of Taekwondo.
Township Collecting Scenic Photos for the "2017 Town Calendar"

The Township is again working with Town Planner Calendar to produce a 2017 color printed calendar which will be mailed out to every residence in Hillsborough, at no cost to our taxpayers.

The calendar, which will be mailed out in December of 2016, is set to  include various schedules, important dates and phone numbers for the coming year as well as twelve photographs featuring Hillsborough Township's landscape and scenery.    

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. 
Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card Program Accepting Grant Applications
Hillsborough Based Non-Profit Groups Serving Youth and  Seniors Invited to Apply; Deadline is October 12 th

The Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for the  second round of 2016 grants.

Applications are available on the Township website or can be picked up in the Administration Office for any Township based non-profit, senior or youth organizations to apply for grants up to $2,000 funded through the Hillsborough Township Credit Card Rewards Program.
Grant applications can be found on the Township website at or copies are available at the Administration Office.  Completed applications must be submitted by Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to the Administration office to be considered for eligible grant funding.

To download an application, click here...
For a full news account, click here...
Halloween Events Planned in Hillsborough Township

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Children's Halloween Party  -  October 27 : Join us for a fun filled afternoon of Halloween fun!  Take a hayride to our pumpkin patch and walk through our haunted house.  Don't forget to wear your costume!  The fee is $5 per child, and pre-registration is required.

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Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest at the Dog Park - October 29: The second annual Howl-O-Ween at the Ann Van Middlesworth Park Dog Park will feature a dog parade and costume contest.  Registration is free and begins at 8:30 am on October 29.  The parade will begin at 9:00 am at the pavilion.  There will be vendors, prizes, and fun for all!  

Upcoming Flu Vaccination Clinics


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


Adult residents age 18 and over are invited to take advantage of a drive-thru flu shot clinic from  9 a.m. to noon on  Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
The cost for the flu shot is $5 for the general public and free for emergency and first responders, with proper identification.

News From The Business Advocate

New Business Opens in Hillsborough

Pictured: Philip Lian, Kim Spano, James Spano, Senator Kip Bateman, Robert Stack, Svetlana Repic-Qira, Anthony Ferrera, David Kois, Dan Surtz, Gail Gordon, Alec Taylor, Linda Thomas, Dr. Baber Ghauri, Courtney Eidel, David Sweeney

Community Options Opens Second Ribbon Red Academy in New Jersey

Community Options opened its second Red Ribbon Academy, located at 2230 Camplain Road in Hillsborough, NJ.  The Red Ribbon Academy II is a state-of-the-art, medical, special needs, adult day program that combines tender loving care, therapy integration, and adapted activities for the 15 people enrolled to attend.  The program provides quality medical, therapeutic and recreational support to medically fragile adults with developmental disabilities.

For a full news account, click here...
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...
The 4th Annual Peter J. Biondi Run-Walk will take place on Sunday November 6th.  For 2016 the race will be a traditional 5K Run and Family Walk.  Start time for the race is 8:30am.  Visit the  RACE and  REGISTRATION pages for more information.

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.

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 

Township Job Line

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

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Library News
Haunts & History: Explore Bone­Chilling & Suspenseful Stories with SCLSNJ this October
The leaves are changing color, apples are ready for picking, and pumpkins are preparing to be transformed into jack-­o-­lanterns. It is fall in New Jersey and the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is excited.

Hollowed Harvest Tales: Chilling Stories & Songs for the Season (families & children ages 10+) October 12, 7­8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ's Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 S. Branch Rd. in Hillsborough Ken Galipeau will weave stories with folk and bluegrass music, enticing all who attend to participate in this seasonal music celebration.

Registration is required for each program. Visit or contact your local SCLSNJ Library branch.

For a full news account, click here...
County Clerk's Office Extends Hours for Mail-In Ballot Voters

The  Somerset County Clerk's Office is extending its hours to accommodate voters who will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8). 

Applications to  vote by mail are available online at: or at the County Clerk's Office, located in the lobby of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St. in Somerville.

The County Clerk's Office will remain open until 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings through Nov. 2 for residents who need a mail-in ballot.  In addition, the County Clerk's Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

If submitted by mail, completed applications must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 1 (seven days prior to the election).  This will allow time for the ballot to be mailed back to the applicant.

Voters, or authorized messengers for voters, may visit the County Clerk's Office during office hours up until 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, to fill out an application and receive a mail-in ballot. 

For a full news account, click here...
Somerset County Conducting Online Auction October 19-26th

Somerset County Freeholder Patrick Scaglione, purchasing division liaison, invites residents to take advantage of the upcoming Somerset County online auction of surplus property.  The auction will start  at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 , and will begin to close  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26

The eclectic mix of items to be sold includes pickups, buses and other vehicles; tires; refrigerators; lawn mowers; office furniture; file cabinets; and more.

A list of auction items, along with terms and conditions of sale, is available here .  Photos of items are expected to be posted on the USGovBid website by Tuesday, Oct. 18.  

For a full news account, click here...
October Recycling Calendar

'First Saturday of the Month' Drop-Off Oct. 1
First Saturday of the Month Drop-off  event  Oct. 1  from  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Oct. 22 
The last Household Hazardous Waste drop-off for Somerset County homeowners and farmers in 2016 will be SaturdayOct 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Work Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

For a full news account, click here...
October Senior Center Schedule

We have  'spooktacular' programs coming up in October,  including all things pumpkin, apple crisp demo & tasting, "Sometimes, you just gotta laugh," Sharks 101 and "all about Diwali," featuring Indian dancing. There's something for everyone at our county-operated senior centers this  October .  

For the Hillsborough Senior Center October Schedule, click here...
To view the schedules for all Somerset County Senior Centers, click here...

Somerset County Announces 4-H Fair Drawing Winners
Hillsborough residents Kayleigh Feder, Ella Rosenel and Alison Klett among winners

Thirty-two visitors were on a winning streak at this year's Somerset County 4-H Fair in drawings held at the Somerset County Government tents. 

Through displays, hands-on projects, activities, games and demonstrations, visitors learned about the many programs and services provided by county government.  Visitors entered drawings for prizes, which were generously donated by local businesses and organizations.

"The weather was hot and steamy, with bouts of rain, yet a good number of people visited the Government Tents to talk with our employees.  We hope they learned whom to contact when they need services and which programs they might want to learn more about," said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh.

For a full news account, click here...
Public Invited to Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff October 6th

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health in Somerville and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties (RCDC) in kicking off the 13th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Thursday Oct. 6, at Noon. 

The kickoff will take place on the steps of the historic courthouse on East Main Street, near the corner of Main and Grove streets.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., across the street.  

The public is invited to attend and to join in wearing pink clothing or accessories in recognition of people affected by breast cancer. The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness.   Visitors to Somerville will see pink bows adorning Main Street, throughout the month of October, which will be placed by dedicated volunteers from partner organizations and breast cancer survivors.

For a full news account, click here...
Veterans and Active Military Appreciation Day October 8th

The skies over Hillsborough's Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N) will be filled with a rare showing of military and vintage fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters on Saturday, October 8, as part of a day-long event to help Rotary District 7510 raise funds for various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting active US military and veterans. Pilots from dozens of airports throughout New Jersey have been invited to participate with their planes. The event will be held from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM and admission is free.
"We're very excited that the military has agreed to stage a fly-by of important military aircraft, including a C130 Transport, a C17, and Apache Helicopters," commented Hillsborough Rotary Club member Jodi DiPane-Saleem, who heads the Rotary committee organizing the event. "We also have plans for several interactive static displays, which children can explore, including a military helicopter!"

For a full news account, click here...
South Branch Reformed Church Preschool Clothing Drive

Saturday October 8, 2016, 9:30  am to 2:30 
870 River Road, Hillsborough
Parking Lot of South Branch Reformed Church

Help support the SBRC Preschool and clean out your closets at the same time.  We will accept all usable and wearable clothing, as well as accessories, shoes, linens, comforters, towels, handbags, scarves, backpacks, toys, dolls, stuffed animals and bicycles (no books).

Toys must be able to fit in a 24"x24" box.  Clothing is sorted and shipped to areas in the US and counties in need, nothing is shredded or destroyed.

The Preschool will earn 20 cents per pound of items collected, 100% of the proceed will benefit the Preschool.

Thank you for your support!
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
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!
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 2: HRC Fitness Charity 5k
October 6: Shades of Pink Celebration - Proclaiming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 8: 6th Annual Nick Magos Cancer Call Out
October 8: South Branch Reformed Church Preschool Clothing Drive
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
October 27:Childrens Halloween Party
October 29: Howl-O-Ween at the dog park.  Dog parade and costume contest.
Important Upcoming Meeting Dates
Township Committee Meeting 10/4/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 10/5/2016 7:30 PM
Planning Board 10/6/2016 7:30 PM
Planning Board 10/13/2016 7:30 PM
Board of Adjustment 10/19/2016 7:30 PM
Township Committee Meeting 10/25/2016 7:30 PM
Planning Board Business Meeting 10/27/2016 7:30 PM
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Recreation 2016 Fall Activities Guide
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