HILLSBOROUGH (update): Finished with Christmas tree? Scouts will dispose of it

Keep your car clean and let Boy Scout Troop 1776 haul away your tree after the holidays. Help the troop raise money to support trips and efforts in the community. Cost is $20 per tree or $15 per tree if neighbors sign up together. The last scheduled date for picking up trees is Saturday, Jan. …

HILLSBOROUGH: Teacher Maureen Napoletano cited for ‘making difference’ 

Hillsborough Middle School math teacher Maureen Napoletano has been selected as the winner of the Jingle Ball Making a Difference contest sponsored b y the N.J. Education Association and radio station Z100 (100.3 FM). Ms. Napoletano was nominated by former student and Hillsborough High School sophomore Stephanie Wickman. Stephanie’s essay about the influence Ms. Napoletano …

HILLSBOROUGH: Final curtain about to fall on Duke mansion? 

By Gene Robbins, Managing Editor Crunch time may be nearing on the fate of the once-palatial Doris Duke residence, now deteriorating and being dismantled. Duke Farms filed this week an application for a long-sought permit to demolish the 65,000-square-foot building that, at its core, is a late 1860s farmhouse. The building has expanded and renovated …

HILLSBOROUGH: Township man charged with making child pornography  

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Tyler Diaz of Bloomingdale Drive, Hillsborough Township, was arrested and charged Monday with manufacturing child pornography. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said Somerset County law enforcement authorities in November took over a case referred to them by police in Clawson City, Michigan, who had begun investigating in July. Detectives assigned to the Somerset County …

HILLSBOROUGH: Scouts give anti-bullying books to library  

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Last spring, Hillsborough Girl Scout Junior Troop 60645 created an anti-bullying campaign aimed at both adults and children. The girls designed and made 500special pins (using the Girl Scout colors of green and brown) to represent anti-bullying awareness. They gave out these pins at Auten Road Intermediate School and the Hillsborough Library. In addition, the …

HILLSBOROUGH: Local Democrats open candidate search

Hillsborough Democrats are seeking potential candidates to run for the one Hillsborough Township Committee member seat open in the general election of November 2016. Hillsborough Democrats believe in an open process for the selection of their candidates for public office, said John Beggiato, Hillsborough Democratic Organization chairman. “While we certainly know of highly qualified individuals …

HILLSBOROUGH: Garden club turns greens into beauty 

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The Neshanic Garden Club hosted its 20th greens workshop Dec. 7 at the Hillsborough Municipal Building. Each of the 70 participants made their choice of one of four designs. Club members assembled design kits for each participant prior to the workshop. Instruction was then provided for putting together each design. According to club president Marion …