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BOBO Friday Coming Up to Collect Donated Food

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The next "Buy One, Bring One" collection of food for Somerset County families is being held June 20, and is part of the 20th annual Curbing Hunger Month throughout the county.

During the month of June, residents are asked to put canned food donations in plastic bags at the curb on their recycling days.

"Employees and visitors to various county, municipal and library locations also can donate by dropping off non-perishables in any of the blue BOBO Fridays bins," said Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh.

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According to a release from the county, canned or boxed food items are also being accepted. Anyone looking for ideas about healthy food to donate can visit

There is also an opportunity to donate online by visiting

There are also blue BOBO Fridays bins at several county locations: Somerset County Administration Building, on Grove Street in Somerville; Park Commission Headquarters, on Milltown Road in Bridgewater; Lord Stirling Stable, on South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge; and Environmental Education Center, on Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

A number of local libraries are also hosting the bins, Bound Brook Memorial Library, Bridgewater Library, Manville Library, Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, North Plainfield Library, Peapack-Gladstone Library, Somerville Public Library, Warren Township Library and Watchung Library.

Finally, there are several towns with BOBO Friday bins in their municipal buildings: Bedminster, Bound Brook, Franklin, Green Brook, North Plainfield and Raritan.

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New Jersey Association of School Librarians Urges BRRSD to Keep All Librarians

April 18, 2018

To the Editor:

The following letter was sent to the Bridgewater-Raritan school superintendent as well as members of the school board from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).  

As the statewide organization for school library media specialists, the organization advocates for strong school library programs for all students.  NJASL is disheartened to learn that a ...

Car Fire in Wendy's Parking Lot Deemed Not Suspicious, Bridgewater Police Say

April 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police responded to a car fire in the parking lot of Wendy's, on Route 22 East April 9, but the fire was not deemed suspicious, according to a report.

According to the report, an unoccupied 2003 Infinity G35 caught fire. A 2010 Honda CRV, which was parked next to it, was also damaged in the fire.

North Branch and Green Knoll fire both ...

BAM Desserts Visits SCVTHS Culinary Arts Program

April 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Melissa Jenkins, one of the owners of BAM Desserts in Somerset, and Chef Liz Hernandez visited the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) culinary arts classes this week in hopes to recruit students for the growing bakery. 

Jenkins and Hernandez were looking for reliable students who were willing to learn new skills, get workplace ...

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 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons.

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.