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Diamonds For Dogs, Carats For Cats Adoption Day and Pet Food Drive

Somerset, NJ-. Second Chance For Animals, a 100% volunteer-run organization, has made it their mission to enhance the lives, adoption rates, and experiences of the animals living in the Franklin Township Animal Shelter.  Help is needed more than ever to keep the animals fed and safe. 

On Saturday,  June 24, 2017, Venus Jewelers will be teaming up with Second Chance for Animals to host "Diamonds For Dogs, Carats For Cats" to benefit the Franklin Animal Shelter.  Volunteers and friendly cats and dogs looking for a loving new home will be on hand from 11am-3pm to take applications for adoption and to accept pet food and supply donations. The first 25 donors or any completed adoption will receive an Angelica Recycled Metal Bracelet ($35 value) featuring a dog bone or kitty charm.  

Donors will receive 10% off any jewelry or repair purchases at Venus Jewelers, PLUS a portion of each sale will be donated to Second Chance For Animals. “ First and foremost, we are a pet-friendly establishment- we love our four legged friends! This is our special way to give back to the community and to help these furry bundles of joy that bring so much happiness into our lives,” says Peter Stavrianidis, principal of the Venus establishment.

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Some of the items needed are: dry cat & dog food,  canned cat food, cat toys, catnip, Dog toys, pigs ears, bleach, laundry detergent, Pine Sol, hand sanitizer, paper towels, sponges, blankets, towels,  and sheets.  For more information on the Franklin Township Animal Shelter and Second Chance for Animals, visit www.secondchanceforanimals.org.  

Voted 2015 & 2016 Courier News and mycentraljersey.com's "One of the Best" Jewelers in Somerset County, Venus Jewelers is a fourth generation family-owned business that has been in operation for thirty-eight years at its present location in Somerset, New Jersey. Venus Jewelers is known for its extensive bridal and diamond collections, custom-design work, repair services,  and as direct diamond importers. 

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The Family of Holmdel Student Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd Share Personal Letter to All Who Mourn With Them

September 21, 2017

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:

 

"We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I ...

Area Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Cops Arrest 1 of 2 Men Wanted for New Brunswick Murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The alleged murderer named Maniac is still on the loose, but police nabbed his counterpart today, they said in a press release.

Rayshawn Riddick, a 31-year-old from Newark, was taken in this morning by the FBI, the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, according to the announcement. They didn't say where they caught ...

New Brunswick Council Still Weighing Tax Exemption for Easton Avenue Building

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Whether a developer looking to build a nine-story, mixed-use building on Easton Avenue will receive a long-term tax exemption—and what the deal might look like—is up in the air.

For the second time, at its Sept. 6 meeting, the New Brunswick City Council voted to table the ordinance that would enshrine a tax agreement for a subsidiary of the Missouri-based ...

Route 1 Fire Heavily Damages Best Western Hotel, Injures Two Firefighters

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A two-alarm fire at the Best Western hotel on Route 1 in Monmouth Junction Sunday night, heavily damaged an entire wing of the building, forcing dozens of guests from their rooms and injured two firefighters, police said.

 

Former Edison Officer Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former township police officer Michael Dotro will spend the next 20 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the last five years, including the attempted murder of a supervising officer and his family, officials said Thursday.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, will serve at least 17 ...

The Family of Holmdel Student Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd Share Personal Letter to All Who Mourn With Them

September 21, 2017

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:

 

"We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I ...

Area Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Cops Arrest 1 of 2 Men Wanted for New Brunswick Murder

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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

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NEWARK, NJ – Eric S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

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Somerset County: New Veterans Park Honors John Basilone, All War Veterans

RARITAN, NJ - Officials dedicated the new Veterans Park, on West Somerset Street in Raritan, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12.

Somerset County created the park adjacent to the John Basilone Statue to honor the World War II Medal of Honor recipient and all United States veterans.

The park was announced in September 2016, and officials cut the ribbon to open it one year ...

Early Morning Traffic Stop Nets Heroin, Cocaine; 3 Arrested

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three suspects were arrested after an early morning traffic stop in Warren that netted $3,200 in heroin and cocaine, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Facing multiple durg charges are Christopher Bruce, 23, of Knoxville, Tenn., Desiree Daniels,19, of Charleston, W. Va. and Stephen Johnson, 47, of St. Albans, W. Va.

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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

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RARITAN, NJ - Officials dedicated the new Veterans Park, on West Somerset Street in Raritan, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12.

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The Family of Holmdel Student Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd Share Personal Letter to All Who Mourn With Them

September 21, 2017

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:

 

"We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I ...