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Two Non-profit Organizations Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless at Loyola Jesuit Retreat Morristown

October 21, 2017

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and ...

Entering Its Second Half-Century, Summit's 'Santa Claus Shop' Begins Holliday Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ - The Santa Claus Shop in Summit, for its 51st year, is gearing up to serve local families in need, prepping to provide more than 400 low-income families and senior citizens from Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights -- who are referred by local social services agents -- complimentary holiday shopping. 

Santa Claus Shop guests personally ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

Four Centuries Weekend at Hetfield House Features Battle of Monmouth Reenactment in Minature, More

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The weekend of October 21-22 marks Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event. Each year, Union County celebrates its important place in history by featuring many historic sites throughout the County. The historic Hetfield House will be open for visitors on Saturday, Oct.

Locals Ride Through Bridgewater, Raritan to Raise Funds for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Annual Tour de Pink

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink is a three-day charity bike ride raising funds for young women affected by breast cancer – and this year, it made its way through Bridgewater and Raritan.

The bike ride was co-founded in 2004 by Lisa J. Frank and Matt Purdue to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition, the first organization that focuses ...

Little Free Library Opens at YMCA Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The "Little Free Library" outside the Berkeley Heights YMCA opened on Friday. The Berkeley Heights Public Library made the first donation to start the take a book/donate a book exchange for the "Little Free Library,"  

"Little Free Library" is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, ...

Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts Flaunt It!

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Meg Zucker, the president and founder of Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, Inc <http://www.donthideitflauntit.com/>  (DHIFI), a not for profit organization that works to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person’s blatant and invisible difference, spoke to Berkeley Heights Girl Scouts on Sunday, October 1, ...

Planning Starts For Relay For Life 2018; Volunteers Needed

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life 2018 is beginning to be planned, come be part of the process.

Relay is a Community Event. The three prongs are Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.   Everyone has been touched by Cancer, whether  it is you, a family member, a friend or a neighbor who heard the words "You've got Cancer.” At relay ...

12th Annual Good Scout Awards Dinner Honors Six

STIRLING, NJ – There were cheers, applause, laughter and even a few tears at the Boy Scouts of America 12th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Awards Dinner last week.

Everyone knew going in who the honorees would be long before that night, that’s why most of the guests were there – to publicly, loudly and gratefully acknowledge the six Good Scouts for the numerous ...

Veterans are the Winners at Third Annual Mayor's Cup: Berkeley Heights Finest Battle in Charity Softball Game

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On Saturday, Berkeley Heights finest traded in their badges for bragging rights over a softball game —  in the third annual Mayor's Cup charity softball game that raises funds for the projects supported by the Veterans Memorial  Park Committee.

It's a game that brings the community together.-- families and children lined the field, ...

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Veteran's Appreciation Day

October 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- NJVetsConnect will be hosting a special "Veteran's Appreciation Day" on Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in honor of the upcoming Veteran's Day.  

NJ VetsConnect is a group who's mission is to bring Veteran's together in Fellowship, Camaraderie and Connection.  Led by a group of military veterans, the ...

Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Urges Education and Open Dialogue around Race

October 19, 2017

The Berkeley Heights Diversity Committee would like to join with the Mayor, Town Council, and Chief of Police in affirming our shared vision for Berkeley Heights as “a caring community with a proud heritage that welcomes everyone” with “a collective vision of an inclusive community,” and we affirm that “we are a diverse community with respect for all of our ...