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Community for Unity Rally: A Call to Action

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Community For Unity, Hate Has No Home Here, and the Central Jersey Community Coalition invite you to join us in promoting UNITY in our community and in all communities of conscience.

When: AUGUST 28, 2017, 5:30 pm, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Where: Somerset County Courthouse, on the lawn.

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Speakers will include community members, local elected officials, and members of various religious and community organizations.

Committed speakers thus far include:

  • Kip Bateman - NJ State Senator
  • Charles Boddy - Candidate for NJ Assembly
  • Edina Brown - Town Council Candidate, Old Bridge
  • M. Ali Chaudry - President, Islamic Society of Basking Ridge Co-Founder, NJ Interfaith Coalition
  • Joe Forte - Sec. NJ LGBT Dem Caucus Victory Fund Campaign Board
  • Roy Freiman - Candidate for State Assembly-District 16
  • Karen Gaffney - Professor of English, RVCC. Author of soon-to-be-released, "Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox".
  • Brian Gallagher - Mayor of Somerville
  • Carina Gonzalez - Outreach Librarian and Professor at RVCC
  • Christine Lui Chen - Candidate for NJ State Senate
  • Aldo Martinez - Immigration Attorney, Martinez and Martinez Law, LLC
  • Steve Peter- Somerville Town Council President
  • Laura Shaw - Candidate for NJ Assembly
  • Rabbi Dan Selsberg - Temple Sholom
  • Mark Williams - AACT-NOW member
  • Andrew Zwicker - Assemblyman for NJ's 16th Legislative District

We Have a Dream---that all human beings, of all colors, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, nationalities, abilities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and economic backgrounds are treated EQUALLY under the law and are accepted as EQUAL in the hearts and minds of citizens here and everywhere.

We Have a Dream---that within our lifetimes, rallies will not need to be held in order to promote the ideas of compassion, conscience, and connectedness.

We Have a Dream---that all of us actively and vociferously reject the scourge of racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry whenever and wherever we witness it. Furthermore, we commit to confronting white supremacist ideology in our communities, institutions, and personal lives.

This is our dream, and this is the reality we must work together to create.


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Basking Ridge

UPDATE: Here’s What’s Closed And Cancelled in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, Elsewhere on Wednesday, March 21

March 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - The fourth Nor'easter of March has arrived, but the worst is yet to come later today. Yesterday, state, county and local officials took precautions and planned for the worst.

The worst includes about a foot of snow, accompanied by high winds, in Somerset County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All state offices will ...

Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence 

March 15, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community. 

"The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable moment, one of our main missions is to promote active citizens. Citizens that are ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!