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Giving Back

August 24, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 27 to help pack boxes with food and personal care items that will be shipped to members of the US military around the world. The Somerset Patriots are hosting the event, sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, at TD Bank Ballpark ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Saturday morning soccer is a Franklin Township staple; wander around the Franklin Township Soccer Club fields behind Sampson G. Smith or at Middlebush Park, and you’ll find bunches of kids, from toddlers to teens, in bright uniforms headed towards the goal. You’ll be overcome by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Safe+Sound Somerset will be hosting a Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser this Fall and we are asking for your support. We will be collecting donations of designer bags for Bingo and other items and experiences for our Tricky Tray event. Who We Help Safe+Sound Somerset prevents and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating a crash that killed an 19-year-old motorcycle rider after he struck a car making a left turn on Easton Avenue Thursday night. Nelisson Delarosa-Peralta, 19, of Franklin was the victim in the fatal crash on Easton Avenue, according to the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- This is what it’s all about. Current NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, Tajae Sharpe, held a free football field day on Wednesday morning at Green Acres Park. A Piscataway native and class of 2012 alum at Piscataway High School, Sharpe formed the field day in a short ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A toddler in pink sneakers swayed to and fro.  Firefighters on a passing float had the rhythm in their shoulders.  A performer on stilts raised his arms to the sky and waved them around.  An Afro-Mexican dance team wearing masks made from horse hair and deer antlers ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Tickets are currently on sale for the 4th annual Empty Bowls event to be held on June 25th at the Franklin Township Gazebo at the township municipal center, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.  Empty Bowls helps the community to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for a Bridgewater family whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Monday. Luis Ruiz, 43, of Bridgewater, was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley-Davidson when it collided with a 2019 Ford F250, operated by Octaviano ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - About 700 cyclists and walkers participated in the 33rd Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride, held on Sunday, April 24 in Somerset, NJ. Together with community sponsors, they raised a record $130,000 for the Franklin Food Bank. The Tour de Franklin has been an individual ride for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Local residents facing food insecurity now have another option with the grand reopening Sunday morning of the Franklin Food Bank's Client Choice Market. The event was the first time the public was invited back to the food bank since its initial ribbon-cutting in 2019.  The Client ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ana Perez-Arrieta focused her life on helping others, and felt grateful for the chance to do it. Mildred Perez told 200 or so people who attended a ceremony Saturday morning that the best way to honor her daughter’s memory is to follow the example she set. “Care about ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Fantasy football. You’re either a fan and lose many hours (and sometimes money) picking players, following games and strategizing. Or, you may not be, and thus find the whole concept a little baffling. But what if you played for a good cause? Would it make fantasy football even more ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Tour de Franklin is set to roll out from Franklin High School Sunday morning April 24. The Tour de Franklin is the Franklin Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and typically draws up to 800 cyclists and hikers every year.  In 2020 and 2021, the number of families the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick will host an outdoor event in support of the Ukrainian people this Sunday, March 6 at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.  The event will run from noon to 3:00pm. Speakers are welcome at this open event. This past week, Gov. Phil ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although watching events in Ukraine from afar may feel like watching an action film to some, or a problem that is occurring far from our borders,  for others, the events in Ukraine are hitting much closer to home.  There are many Ukrainian-Americans like my family living in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College was the recipient of a $6,000 donation from The Cathedral Choir in January. The funds were raised at a December 4th Handel’s Messiah concert at Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff where a freewill offering was collected at the admission free concert.  Based ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police department will partner with Franklin Food Bank and Northbridge Foundation on Saturday at 10 am at the Municipal Complex at 475 DeMott Lane for to Community Distribution Day.  “Community Distribution days are a great way to try out the food ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It's back. One of Franklin's oldest community charity events is scheduled to come back this Spring. The 33rd annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is planned to be in person this year on Apr. 24. The Tour de Franklin is the Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Volunteer Squad, based in Bridgewater, has posted an Amazon Wish List for anyone wishing to donate to the Stani family after mother Michelle died of COVID complications three weeks after giving birth to her youngest child. According to the Squad, her oldest child, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Martin Luther King Jr. Day in and around the city will be marked by public art projects, virtual forums focusing on racism and investigations in the legacy of the iconic civil rights leader. Here’s a look at some of the events planned for Monday. Envisioning Peace in Our ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – For more than four decades, the Franklin Food Bank has remained committed to providing hope for local families in need. Each year, approximately 2,000 residents turn to the non-profit for emergency food assistance.  "We want the community to know that we are here to help. That is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – TAPinto, a network of more than 90 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida, announced it has a created “TAPinto Gives Back,” a new program to enable its local franchise owners to further give back to their community by providing a local 501(c)(3) ...

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10 People to Watch in 2022 is a series created by TAPinto New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef Curtis McNair helped Elijah’s Promise prepare about 350,000 meals in 2021. In fact, the community kitchen’s meal output has more than tripled since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The hard work ...

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NEW JERSEY - A typical day in an early childhood education class consists of learning letters, counting and doing arts and crafts projects, but recently some Lightbridge Academy students learned an important lesson about the joy of giving. They packed boxes with playing cards, coloring pages, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A GoFundMe account has been created online to help raise money for the funeral expenses of an eight-year-old girl and the three surviving family members displaced by a horrific fire that destroyed their two-story home on Eastern Avenue early Friday morning. In the first six ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin residents are encouraged to donate the 2021 Toys for Tots collection drive. Toys can be dropped off at Colonial Park at the Park Ranger Station located at 156 Mettlers Road until Dec. 13 - Call 908-722-1200 for details. The toy collection drive is sponsored by Somerset ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving from TAPinto Franklin/Somerset!   We are thankful for our loyal readers, contributors, and business sponsors for choosing us as your local news source. We appreciate your support.   We are also grateful to be able to once again gather with family and friends for ...

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