New Advocates Ready for Foster Youth Cases After Being Sworn in by Judge to be CASA Volunteers

April 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care. The volunteers ranging from 25 to ...

BRHS Club Holds Spring Carnival to Benefit St. Jude

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School's St. Jude Children's Hospital Club held its first annual spring carnival at Milltown Primary to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital.

According to BRHS junior Rahul Ramanathan, treasurer for the club, they began in September 2016 to teach high school students about childhood cancer and spread knowledge about the St. Jude ...

Bridgewater Woman's Club, Bridgewater Mayor Proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the members of the Bridgewater Woman's Club, Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes presented a proclamation April 5 to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bridgewater.

The Bridgewater Woman's Club has been working with Prevent Child Abuse-NJ to promote awareness in the community about the campaign.

Members of the club accepted the proclamation ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Holding Kitten Shower to Collect Supplies

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, will be hosting a Kitten Shower April 4 at the shelter from noon to 7 p.m. to collect supplies needed for the kittens that will be arriving in the spring.

Shelter manager Brian Bradshaw said in a release that they are expecting to see many kittens arriving any day now.

"Your generous donations will provide much ...

BridgewaterCares Visits Veterans at Lyons Veterans Hospital

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - BridgewaterCares volunteers visited the Lyons Veterans Hospital March 19 for a coffee and donut social, as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.

Volunteers spent the morning with about 40 veterans in the Community Living Center, enjoying coffee, donuts and good company.

The Community Living Center provides quality, compassionate, patient-centered care to ...

Two Boy Scout Troop 46 Members Earn Eagle Scout Awards

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Liam Hardy and Robert Mente, both of Bridgewater, were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout Feb. 24 during their joint Court of Honor Ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church, in Martinsville. 

Both boys started in Cub Scout Pack 64, and attained their Eagle Scout ranks as members of Boy Scout Troop 46 in Martinsville. They are both students at Bridgewater-Raritan ...

B-R Schools Raise Thousands for Childhood Cancer Research Through St. Baldrick's Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Van Holten Primary School hosted the 8th annual B-R Conquer Kid’s Cancer event March 16, bringing the community together to share in the cause to fight childhood cancer.  

Proceeds for the event went to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  

Michael Schwartz, event organizer and MC, gave a heartwarming welcome to the crowd to show appreciation to those ...

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