Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

March 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

Ret. Franklin Officer and Resident Darrin Russo Supports Police Unity Tour at Oh’ Brian’s in Clark

CLARK, NJ - Revelers enjoyed a free pig roast at Oh’ Brian’s in the Green Saturday afternoon, while raising funds in support of the annual Police Unity Tour. The tour, which increases awareness of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a multi-day bicycling event that draws law enforcement riders from across the country.

“Four will ride from ...

South Brunswick High School Students Collect Crayons For Local Children's Hospital

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In our world today, children are limited in the ways they can express themselves.

Art is one of the few options that had held throughout the generations. It is a simple way children can be boundlessly creative and produce something they are proud of.

The best part is, giving children this opportunity can be as easy as providing them with just a few crayons and a sheet ...

Somerville Elks Sponsor Patriotic Art, Photo, Digital Contest for Students and Adults

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, determined to revitalize America's celebration of Flag Day, invites residents of central New Jersey to create inspiring and patriotic art for a new flag art, photography and digital image contest.T

he contest runs through May 1. Winners will be announced at the annual Flag Day Festival on Main Street on June 10.

Winners will ...

Local Resident Reminds Everyone that ‘Hate Has No Home’ in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Lawn signs have been popping up around Piscataway as residents take a stand against the acts of intolerance that have been shown against religious, ethnic and immigration groups across the country, making some to feel unwelcome and unsafe in the communities where they live.

These acts of hate prompted township resident, Staci Berger and her family to want to do something ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity's 51st Partner Family is Coming to Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Tania-sue Thomas recently broke ground on a new home for her and her four children, with the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity organization and community leaders from Franklin Township earlier this month, on March 4.

Thomas is a single mom of four children - Marvin (20), Tavier (16), Tyelur (12), and Tameron (10). She and her three younger children ...

Hugs for Brady Receives Gift of Research at Annual Winter Gala In Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ – The Hugs for Brady Foundation may have thrown quite the party at The Palace at Somerset Park Saturday night, but the South Brunswick-based pediatric cancer charity wound up receiving an equally impressive gift at its seventh annual Winter Gala.

Chairman of the Somerset Patriots and owner of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Dealerships, Steven Kalafer, made a ...

Coming soon: Franklin Food Bank to Host 
Third Annual BeerFest at Suydam Farms of Somerset

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - No joking, you can have a beer and listen to music in a greenhouse this April's Fool's Day! 

The Franklin Food Bank will host their third annual BeerFest this April Fool's Day at noon, in the greenhouse at the historic Suydam Farms in the Somerset section of Franklin Township. 

Stop & Shop is sponsoring Beerfest and Scarlet ...

After 2 Years on the Road, A Dog Comes Home

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — If your dog were lost for two years, would you expect him to return?

Probably not. But that’s exactly what happened this week in New Brunswick.

Two years ago, the Branco family of Edison lost their chocolate Yorkshire terrier named Bruno, who ran away from home. The pup was a gift from Mara Branco’s later husband, Sergio, who died in September 2014 ...

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Road Closures-10 Miler/5K Run-Sunday 3/26

March 22, 2017

Please be advised that on Sunday, March 26 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM the Garden State Track Club will be hosting a charity running event to benefit victims of cancer and their families.  Two Runs will originate from within Colonial Park and utilize surrounding local roadways. 

This event is expected to draw hundreds of runners and it will be necessary to close ...