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Brian Tarantino is one of the leaders of the SWAT community group, and is representing SWAT in opposition to the Homestead LLC warehouse development.

He and his wife Valerie are 25-year residents of Hillsborough, and their three children went through the Hillsborough school system. He works at Johnson & Johnson in supply chain.

"We have had many members of the community step up and contribute their time, money and talents to oppose these warehouse developments. It has made all the difference. Your contribution is welcome too!"


Suzanne Ochse
As a resident of Hillsborough since 1981, Suzanne has previously served on the township’s Historic Preservation and the Environmental Commissions and is currently a member of Somerset County’s Open Space Advisory Committee.

She is also a founding member and current trustee of the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition which sponsors the national scenic byway along the Millstone River and D&R Canal. Her interest in land, environmental, and historic preservation resulted in her involvement and membership in SWAT and serves as its treasurer.

She is retired from the NJ Department of Education where she was the director of federal education programs.  


Are you new or haven't donated yet? 
We are very much in need of new funds to support the fight, so please tell your friends and neighbors to donate to the cause:


1. SWAT General -- this fund covers general expenses for SWAT, like signs, publicity, website, etc., and any other expenses that are agreed that will benefit the general cause against warehouses in Hillsborough. We can decide as a team whether a proposed expense meets this criteria.

2. SWAT 203 Homestead -- this fund covers expenses that specifically benefit the opposition to the Homestead LLC application. This could include hiring an attorney, experts, etc. Again, we can decide as a team whether a proposed expense meets this criteria.

Please donate to the cause!  This is an investment to protect your investment!

You can make your checks payable to "SWAT," and forward them to Suzanne Ochse (425 Willow Road, Hillsborough, NJ) or bring them to a Planning Board meeting. (Donations are NOT deductible from your taxes.)

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