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Booms and bursts added to fair's run from Aug. 12-17

Fireworks will be added to the Hillsborough Rotary Club Fair this year.

The seventh annual fair will be held Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 12-17 at the township field adjacent to the Lowe’s Hillsborough Promenade mall at 315 Route 206.


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HILLSBOROUGH: Supermarket employee charged with gift card theft
Hillsborough police said a Weis Supermarket employee Richard Mackenzie, 23, of North Plainfield was charged July 2 with theft by deception by allegedly stealing $680.75 worth of gift cards from the store. He was released and given a date to come to court. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: State land preservation funding seen fast slipping away
State Senator Christopher ''Kip'' Bateman sees hope slipping away for any chance of passage this year of permanent state financing of open space preservation. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Music in Park fills summer Thursday nights
A sure sign of summer: Music in the park is in full swing. Read more...

Sports

HILLSBOROUGH: YMCA swim coach Donovan leaving to take job in Florida
The Somerset Valley YMCA is launching a search after the team's successful lead coach said he will be leaving at the end of the summer season to pursue a career opportunity in south Florida. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Finer set for busy athletic week
Dylan Finer has geared up for a double dose of playoff action this week. Read more...


Opinions

Hillsborough Beacon: WRITE TO US
We want your letters. They should not exceed 500 words and need to be accompanied by the writer's address and daytime telephone number - information used only for confirmation and not published. Read more...
EDITORIAL: Signs of the times
The handwriting is on the lawn signs and it says, ''Time to clarify and enforce signage rules in Princeton.'' Read more...
EDITORIAL: Good luck to Class of 2014
Well, it has started Read more...
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Your Views

HILLSBOROUGH: Ciattarelli's an advocate in fighting wagering parlor in Hillsborough, he says
To the editor: Last week I wrote a letter condemning our state legislature's unrelenting efforts to push legalized gambling into our homes and communities, including forcing us to locate an off-track betting parlor here in bucolic Hillsborough. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Legislator says he's working to reverse OTW law's power over municipalities
To the editor: The author of a recent letter-to-the-editor is to be applauded for his overview of legalized gambling in New Jersey and the process by which an off-track wagering (OTW) business can emerge in Hillsborough, with one exception. Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: OTB here would add to gambling saturation in New Jersey
To the editor: Based on the recent slew of news about legalized gambling in New Jersey, it seems that the governor and the state legislators are intent on having gambling be each resident's expensive pastime. Read more...

Lifestyle

HILLSBOROUGH: Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project
Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Job seekers group dissects blogging
Job seekers group dissects blogging Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: College student earn academic honors
Alexandria Kanellos, an accounting major and currently a senior at Ramapo College in Mahwah, was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. She graduated from Hillsborough High School in 2010. Full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

HILLSBOROUGH: Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project
Coffeehouse benefits Haiti mission project Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: Job seekers group dissects blogging
Job seekers group dissects blogging Read more...
HILLSBOROUGH: College student earn academic honors
Alexandria Kanellos, an accounting major and currently a senior at Ramapo College in Mahwah, was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. She graduated from Hillsborough High School in 2010. Full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital gets recognition
Congratulations I don't usually mention recognition from other publications in this column, but U.S. News and World Report recently honored Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by ranking it as one of America's Best Hospitals for 2014-15. U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. RWJUH was recognized in 10 specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waiters' Race returns to Palmer Square in July
Fun surprises I grew up in a little fishing village on the tip of Long Island, except when tourist season came, when it seemed more like it was a part of the sixth borough of New York City. Anyway, I admit that I'm a seafood snob. Fresh fish to me means you go to the dock and buy it off the boat. So nobody was more shocked than me when I found myself having the best grilled tuna sandwich, ever, at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street in Princeton. It was terrific. So, of course, I stopped into their fish market next store afterwards. It is full of fresh seafood like I remember as a kid and it also has some very unexpected surprises, like fresh local produce. Blue Point Grill is at 258 Nassau St. in Princeton. 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: Easy ways to freshen up the patio for summer fun
''Summer afternoon-summer afternoon 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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