Douglas E. Eveleigh, 86

Beloved Rutgers Professor ... December 6, 1933 — December 30, 2019 It is with great sadness that we report that Douglas E. Eveleigh of Rocky Hill, an emeritus Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, died on Dec. 30, 2019 of complications of a glioblastoma. Professor Eveleigh served on the Rutgers faculty for 45 years, where he was known as an exceptionally fine teacher and scholar. Professor Eveleigh's interests ranged broadly from applied microbiology (fermentation and degradation) to the history of science. Students loved his infectious humor and his skill at enlivening the study of microbiology on topics that ranged from alcohol fermentation to the generation of swamp gas. As a bor

Rocky Hill Borough Council Reorganizes

New CFO Resigns Borough Attorney Replaced New Council Members Sworn In New Council President Elected Along with the swearing in of the new Rocky Hill Borough Council members, the leaders of this small borough elected Irene Battaglia as the new council president (replacing Councilman Billy Dawson in that role); approved the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer Nancy Costa; and replaced its longtime attorney with a new one at its reorganizational meeting on January 6. CFO Costa had replaced Joseph Monzo as Rocky Hill’s CFO just a few months ago, when Monzo retired. Costa also serves as the CFO in Hillsborough Township, where she resides. She did not give a reason for her resignation from

Mayor Jaffer Selected to Lead Monty’s First All-Democrat Governing Board

A capacity audience of 75 people welcomed Montgomery‘s first all-Democrat five-member township committee on Thursday, January 2, representing a swift turnaround from the 2017 township committee, which had five Republican members. Montgomery Township's first all-Democrat Township Committee makes its first hire of the new year — a Montgomery Police Officer. From left: Kent Huang, Catherine Gural, Deputy Mayor Marvin Schuldiner, new police officer Akeel Babar, Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, and Devra Keenan. Photo by Barbara A. Preston. State Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman swore in the two newly-elected Montgomery Committee members: Kent Huang and Devra Keenan. Newly-elected Somerset County F

William B. Bolmer IV, 73

November 27, 1946 ~ January 10, 2020 ...Worked for Stangl Pottery... William Brevoort Bolmer IV, 73, formerly of Rocky Hill, died suddenly on the morning of Friday, January 10, in the home of his cousin, Gordon L. Bolmer, at 819 S. Blanchard Street in Findlay, Ohio, where he had been residing since 2010. Bill was born at the American base hospital near Munich, Germany, on November 27, 1946, to the late Army Corpsman William Brevoort Bolmer III and Frieda Christine (Droeste) Bolmer, a nurse. Bill grew up in Rocky Hill and Flemington, and later moved to Langhorne, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Neshaminy High School. He attended and graduated from Trenton State College (The College of

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