Community Announcements

The Sisters Network of Central Jersey Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Franklin Township

Franklin Township is proud to announce that the Sisters Network of Central Jersey (SNCNJ) , a Somerset-based organization will kick off their seventeenth year of providing support services to women approaching different stages of  breast cancer. This organization also provides sponsorship programs, memorial services, fundraisers, as well as medical and transportation services to individuals combatting breast cancer. This disease has appeared in different ethnic and racial groups exponentially. 

SNCNJ has made it their mission to increase local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. According to the American Cancer society, African American women have the highest death rate among all ethnicities and races. African American women are 42% more likely to die from it than their white counterparts. The reason why the death rate is so high among African American women may be attributed to the lack of education and awareness about this disease.

 “Breast cancer impacts the African American women who are underserved. Women who have pressing family issues cannot stop and focus on themselves,” according to Dorothy Reed, Co-Founder and President of the Sister’s Network of Central New Jersey.

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SNCNJ is a 501(c) 3 organization that raises money to fight breast cancer through sponsorship and fundraisers. Reed further stated that money raised toward breast cancer treatment goes directly to the individuals that need the resources.

“We help women where they need help. One woman experienced extreme heat from chemo and needed an air conditioner, another woman needed rent payment assistance,” says Reed. “They can’t miss a day of work, life gets in the way, and they die more.”

Dorothy Reed and the co-founder and vice president of SNCNJ, Lareatha Payne, spend most of their time helping members by getting their children ready for school, busing or driving them to school, or by driving members to doctor’s appointments. They also conduct survivor meetings the first of every month to discuss issues of recovery, and health insurance coverage for the medical treatments. Their primary focus is to raise awareness, funds, and public involvement in helping breast cancer victims to combat the disease. They host two major fundraising events during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October-the 2017 RunWalk4Life, and the 14th Annual Pearl Grace Golf Tournament.

The 2017 RunWalk4Life will take place on October 7 at Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset. This event will create a platform for walkers, joggers, volunteers, and vendors to promote the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Volunteers and vendors onsite are encouraged to arrive at 7:00 am.  Registration and check-in will start at 7:45 am for the participants. The 5k race will start at 9:00 am, and the 1 mile walk challenge will start at 9:15 am. Money raised from this event will also support the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (B-CAP), which provides emergency breast cancer related services for qualified women during chemo and radiation treatments.

 The 14th Annual Pearl Grace Golf Tournament was named in honor of SNCNJ Co-founder, Pearl Grace, who succumbed to breast cancer.  The tournament will take place on October 9th at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ, registration starts at 7:30 am, followed by a continental breakfast, lunch reception, and awards at 2:00 pm. 

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Special Offer from Kumon of Somerset-South East

October 15, 2017

Kumon of Somerset-Southeast extends its Franklin Festival, 2017 discount offer till November 30, 2017

Offer – Enroll in two subjects and get $30 off on 4th-month tuition and additional 50% discount on Registration.

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Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

October 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

New Brunswick: Autistic Boy Left on Bus Driver Charged, Police say

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According to authorities, Sannoh left an autistic 9-year-old boy on a school bus for four hours.

"During the investigation, it was determined that the child was picked up by Sannoh to be taken to ...

Biden Comes to New Brunswick with Frank Discussion About Sexual Assault

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The former vice president was on campus speaking for the “It’s On Us” nationwide campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

An estimated 1,000 students and Rutgers affiliates attended, ...

ALDI to Offer 250 Positions During One-Day Hiring Blitz on Oct. 11

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"What’s unique about ALDI is their wages and benefits are higher than the national average for the retail industry, and much higher than the New Jersey minimum wage ...

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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.

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Somerset County: Teacher's Aide Charged with Sexual Assault Against Student

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 35-year-old teacher's aide at A Montgomery Township school faces multiple charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Daniel E. Fowler of Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, has been charged with 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree criminal ...

Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

New Brunswick: Autistic Boy Left on Bus Driver Charged, Police say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County officials charged Hardy Sannoh, 60, of New Brunswick with endangering the welfare of a child, who had been abandoned on a school bus on Oct. 12. 

According to authorities, Sannoh left an autistic 9-year-old boy on a school bus for four hours.

"During the investigation, it was determined that the child was picked up by Sannoh to be taken to ...

Biden Comes to New Brunswick with Frank Discussion About Sexual Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe Biden called upon Rutgers University students to take an active stance to end sexual assault during a  discussion October 12 visit to the university.

The former vice president was on campus speaking for the “It’s On Us” nationwide campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

An estimated 1,000 students and Rutgers affiliates attended, ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

October 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

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After much deliberation, the answer became clear: Somerset County excels at making vibrant connections. That has become the tag line for the county’s new ...

Police Plan Major Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, in partnership with New Jersey State Police, race event organizers, New Jersey Transit, and the Borough of Far Hills, plans a major crackdown on underage drinking at the Far Hills Race Meeting Saturday, Oct. 21.

"The Far Hills Race Meeting is one of the oldest traditions that takes place each fall here in Somerset ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

October 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

Rebranded Somerset County is Making Vibrant Connections

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Have you ever thought about what makes Somerset County unique? The Board of Chosen Freeholders and other stakeholders around the county explored that question when they started a branding initiative in 2015.

After much deliberation, the answer became clear: Somerset County excels at making vibrant connections. That has become the tag line for the county’s new ...

Rutgers student sexually assaulted in College Avenue dorm room

October 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A female student affiliated with the university was reportedly sexually assaulted when a man randomly walked into her dorm room on October 13, according to police.

The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

The victim was sitting in her room with the door open, when an unknown man ...

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