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Morristown Medical Center to Host 3rd Pet Therapy Conference


MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, will host its 3rd Pet Therapy Conference: Dogs Serving Our Military and Our Community on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown.

Jay Kopelman, retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, and author of From Baghdad with Love, will serve as the keynote speaker.

In 2004, Marines entered an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hearing a suspicious noise, they clenched their weapons, edged around the corner, and prepared to open fire. What they found was not an insurgent, but a puppy left behind when most of the city’s residents fled.

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Thus began the dramatic rescue of a dog named Lava. “From Baghdad with Love” tells the unforgettable true story of an unlikely band of heroes who learned unexpected lessons about life, death and war from a furry refugee.

To register, go to or call 1-800-247-9580. Tickets are $35. The first 50 veterans are free.

Please register before November 2, 2017.

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New Initiative Aims to Bolster Police-Community Relations; First Meeting in Somerset County is May 2

April 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this month Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new statewide initiative geared towards promoting stronger police-community relations. 

The 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” aims to bring community stakeholders together in every county for town hall meetings, roundtable discussions and other outreach ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau ...