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Hillsborough’s Christina Ward, back, and Flemington’s Joanne Vogel traveling on a sailboat in Key West, Florida, in January.
HILLSBOROUGH:
Writing team shares plots, personal perils


Christina Ward and Joanne Vogel have navigated so many of life’s high points and hardships together that the word friends seemed inadequate.  So they started calling each other sisters-by-choice.  They have celebrated marriages and births, served as sources of strength after divorces and deaths, and spent more mundane moments sharing Chinese takeout.  A bond fortified by so many orders of chicken with garlic sauce over 25 years didn’t just withstand the process of collaborating on their first novel. It turned out

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HILLSBOROUGH: Sunday night fire damages residence
A residence on Dubois Round was badly damaged in an Easter Sunday night fire, police reported. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Burglars targeting Asian Americans
Somerset County law enforcement authorities say they are seeing a trend in residential burglaries in the county. Read more...
SOMERSET COUNTY: Need help finishing health care signup?
People who have begun but not finished the medical insurance enrollment process under the Affordable Care Act can get free assistance at the Bridgewater library at 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. Read more...

Sports

Former NFL receiver joins Patriots' workouts
Former NFL wide receiver and Plainfield native Donald Jones will work out with the Somerset Patriots during spring training. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Girls track team places second at Skylands Relays
The Hillsborough High School girls came one point away from making it two straight relay championship crowns in back-to-back weekends. Read more...


Opinions

STATE: Chickadees tell us about the changing climate
Chickadees aren't signs of spring since these cheery little birds are year-round Jersey residents. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Dividing East and West Jersey was state's first subdivision
Three hundred fifty years ago, a British royal decree created New Jersey's first subdivision, the provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Mayor clarifies horse wagering legal details
This is an open letter from Mayor Douglas Tomson to the residents, citizens and taxpayers of Hillsborough Township: Read more...

Your Views

HILLSBOROUGH: Skaar works to broaden Democratic Party, she says
To the editor: As soon as Art Skaar was elected chair of the Hillsborough Democratic Committee in January 2014, he worked to broaden the participation of our residents and expand the base of the Democratic Party. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Beggiato, Le put fate in hands of the public
To the editor: I am compelled to respond to Sonya Martin's letter with its classic contradiction in terms: her need for a so-called ''Democratic'' Party to ''screen'' its candidates for office. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: She asks: How has gambling helped this state?
With regard to the proposed restaurant on Route 206 that will feature off-track gambling, I have a question for anyone who is in favor of it: What has legalized gambling really done for New Jersey? Read more...

Lifestyle

HILLSBOROUGH: Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book, "The Unwinding"
Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Colleges name dean's list students
Vincent Giralo, of Hillsborough, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Students had to achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley
GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

HILLSBOROUGH: Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book, "The Unwinding"
Politics Book Club to discuss Packer book Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Colleges name dean's list students
Vincent Giralo, of Hillsborough, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Students had to achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley
GOP to rally for Tomson, McCauley Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Breakfast is back, and golf demo day arrrives
More than burgers Cheeburger Cheeburger in Princeton will begin offering breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8:30 a.m. on May 10. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waste Management top Komen fundraising team
Congratulations to Jason Wacaster of Edward Jones, who recently completed the Certified Financial Planner Board's initial certification requirements. This allows Mr. Wacaster to use the certification mark CFP. Please contact the Hillsborough office of Edward Jones at (908) 369-0259 located at 378 South Branch Road or visit www.edwardjones.com to learn more or offer your congratulations. Read more...
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Your Health

Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Tooth Fairy Family Dental combines compassion with latest technology
''There is happiness in a healthy smile. Let Tooth Fairy Family Dental give you something to smile about'' Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Be sure to prepare your pool for summer
With the winter we've had, no doubt you're looking forward to getting the pool open and ready for the summer season. Read more...
YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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