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Giving Back

January 28, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family of a Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District teacher, whose son died in a tragic accident Friday. Cody Blihar, the son of a Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher, died unexpectedly Friday, according to the campaign, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School junior Shrey Agarwal and senior Emaan Jaffer are looking to promote STEM throughout the community with their club, Steel City Codes, that aims to tutor those wanting to learn more. “Steel City Codes started with the intentions of promoting ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline January 31, 2023.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Church of the Little Flower Food Pantry in Berkeley ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than $2 million has been earmarked for restoration of the Van Veghten House as part of federal community project funding for 15 organizations in the 12th Congressional District, according to a release from Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman's office. More than $15 million is being ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater residents Mayin and Myra Gupta are continuing their grandfather’s legacy of giving back to those in need with a recent drive to donate care bags to homeless shelters. Mayin, 8, and Myra, 10, organized a donation drive to donate 300 care bags to homeless shelters ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Elisabeth McConville, of Bridgewater, was named a Raritan Valley Community College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the 2022–2023 year. McConville, class of 1995 and 2004, has three degrees – paralegal, humanities and English – from RVCC, all with high ...

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MARTINSVILLE, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 46, in Martinsville, is doing its annual Christmas tree pick-up and recycling in January, picking up trees Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21. Scouts are requesting a minimum donation of $10 to $15 (cash, Venmo @BSATroop46NJ or make checks payable to Boy Scout Troop ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School students put on their dancing shoes and took over the gymnasium for the return of the Student Government Charity Dance. The gala event was held Dec. 9, and not only did the students enjoy the festive affair, but a portion of the proceeds will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Gingerbread houses that are decorated with tasty treats will help provide donations to the Somerset County Food Bank. Students in the Home and Interior Design class at Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be creating gingerbread houses as a class project, and then their ...

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He loves the history of the town and has memories of riding his bike down Somerset Street when he was younger – and now Adam Petroski is bringing that love of history as the newest steward of the Raritan Public Library. “The opportunity to work at the Raritan Public Library was too good to pass ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hillside Intermediate School held its annual Celebrity Chef event Nov. 30, with students and staff cooking their favorite dishes and hoping to earn votes from their peers. The event is a chance for students, staff, parents and community members to share their favorite recipes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Just before Halloween, Girl Scout Troop No. 61097 of Bridgewater, appeared before the town council to discuss a potential project that will use bats for insect control. The troop of sixth and seventh graders, who attend either Eisenhower or Hillside intermediate schools, ...

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Skate for the Paws was held Nov. 12 by BR Skates Foundation as the first ever pop-up skatepark event at the Bridgewater Municipal Complex, raising money for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. The event featured a half-pipe miniramp from a movie set that was donated by Tony Hawk’s Foundation - ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - CureARS Non-Profit is collaborating with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a drug repurposing research project. CureARS was created in 2021 by Desiree Magee and Raritan resident Ashley Rowland, two parents with the goals of saving their children’s lives and others affected ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the ceremony had to be moved inside due to rain, the American Legion Post 327, in Bridgewater, held a special ceremony on Veterans Day Nov. 11 to honor all those who have served.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Team 303, the robotics team for Bridgewater-Raritan High School, held its STEAM and Sensory Fair Nov. 5, with interactive and educational activities related to science, technology, engineering, art and math. T.E.S.T. Team 303 competes in FIRST Mid-Atlantic events throughout the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - October marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bridgewater Township officials recently honored those who have made viable efforts to help combat the disease. Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench thanked members of the Bridgewater Raritan High School Cheer Team for putting up ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Senior Club, with its center on Somerville Road, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special celebration and event Oct. 19. The club was formed Jan. 7, 1972, under Bridgewater Mayor Leonard B. Galyhan's administration. It began with 39 total members, and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Bedminster resident Gina Castellani survived thyroid cancer 10 years ago, and subsequently ran into more health issues that led to open-heart surgery two years ago, just days before the pandemic lockdown in March 2020. On top of this, hardware in her foot after a bad break leaves her ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #61065, with eighth graders out of Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Hillsborough Middle School, donated food to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, and donated proceeds from girl scout cookie sales to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and St. Jude’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bridgewater Township officials have again publicly acknowledged September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an annual affair for this time of year. They also honored one of “Bridgewater Township’s finest residents” at a recent meeting.  Mayor Matthew Moench read a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A pair of proclamations from the Bridgewater Township Council honored a local church’s centennial, plus the 75th anniversary of the independence of an overseas nation that has developed strong local roots. The council first recognized the 100th anniversary of the Macedonia ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Basilone Memorial Foundation held its annual Manila Madness 5K Freedom Run Sept. 17. The event is held annually on the weekend of the John Basilone Memorial Parade. It is a USATF certified 5K run or walk for veterans down Somerset Street.

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RARITAN, NJ - The Somerset County commissioners dedicated five blocks of West Somerset Street in Raritan as “Basilone Boulevard” in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone. Basilone, of Raritan, was a war hero who in World War II won the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Purple Heart as a United States ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Feb. 24, the Burlaka family, who lived only 30 kilometers from Russia, was woken up at 5 a.m. in the Ukraine with the news that the nation was at war. “I will remember this day my entire life,” said Liza Burlaka. “The whole city was in panic, you could hear explosions going ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An icon of Somerset County was recently honored by the Bridgewater Township Council. The municipal governing body took time Aug. 1 to honor Jessie L. Havens, better known as the “unofficial historian of Somerset County.” Hinds entered the council chambers on Commons Way that ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County at the beginning of September 2021, the Feeding Hands Food Pantry suffered a near total loss when floodwaters left 5 feet of water in the Orlando Drive facility, destroying the building and everything inside. And now, just over ...

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RARITAN, NJ - freedOM Yoga, in Raritan, is holding a fundraiser for a friend around Monmouth County to be donated to the Monmouth County DCP&P office for distribution to children in foster care. Loring Nagle, owner of freedOM Yoga, said she is honoring a classmate and friend by collecting ...

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RARITAN, NJ - On Aug. 16, the Raritan Borough Council showed its full support in renaming a part of Somerset Street, between Thompson Street and First Avenue, Basilone Boulevard, in honor of United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone. Basilone was killed in action in 1945, leading an ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday with a special event to celebrate the department with fun for the whole family. The department also received a proclamation honoring its 75 years of service. The department has two fire houses, ...

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