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Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

November 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again. The crowd arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Sparta and Area Schools, Police Deal with Social Media Generated Threat

SPARTA, NJ – A photo posted on social media has led to heightened concerns about safety in a number of area towns.  A student from High Point High School had posted a photo of himself with a gun pointed at his head, mocking a suicide threat, according to Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon.

The photo was posted following recent suicides of a Newton High School student and two High ...

Suspect Charged with Criminal Mischief at Trump National Golf Course

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of 9 putting greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster where President Trump has spent considerable time since taking office in January.

Clifford Tillotson, age 61, of Aumoana Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii, has also been charged with defacing greens at three other Trump ...

Murphy and Guadagno Join “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief”

NEW BRUNSWICK - In a rare move, the two leading gubernatorial candidates have come together to voice support of a statewide charity designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

“New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey's half-million-strong Puerto Rican ...

86,000 Missing Veterans: Rolling Thunder Roars Into Advocacy for POW-MIA During the "Ride for Freedom" XXII in Holmdel

HOLMDEL, NJ - POW - MIA. It stands for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

Generations of children, young adults even grown men and women need the acronym above spelled out so they can remember the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform, however. They are called  ...

At First Light: Summit-Based JCP&L Crew Florida-Bound to Join Post-Irma Power Restoration Effort

SUMMIT, NJ - Ronald Moore was busy getting his vehicle ready for the long drive down to Florida. He was organizing provisions, checking to make sure he had everything, and even wiping down the windows. It was 5:15 in the morning, and he was anxious to get on the road so he could reach his destination.

In some ways, he was like a paternal figure, preparing for a family trip. But Moore, a ...

Update: St. Hubert's Madison Will Accept 78 Dogs Tuesday Night as Part of Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

MADISON, NJ – St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is flying 78 dogs into Morristown Municipal Airport on Tuesday night as part of a Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Correction: The article previously stated that at least 100 dogs would land Tuesday afternoon in Morristown. St. Hubert's has since released an updated number of 78 canines with an arrival time of 9:30 ...

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