Somerville Neighbor Extends Help to Widow of Fallen Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

June 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Like so many others who live in this tight-knit borough, Thomas Sfisco was stunned when he first heard the news about his neighbor Matthew Tarentino, the 29-year-old Summit police officer who was killed May 30 in a three-car motor vehicle accident on Route 78.

Sfisco had seen Tarentino just a few weeks before, walking past his house.

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Somerville Elks Motorcycle Committee Sponsors 'Poker Run for Ben' to Defray Family's Medical Expenses


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its II annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, June 25, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 5-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Hillsborough: Blood Drive Dedicated to Memory of 13-Year-Old


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A blood drive will be hosted by Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone on Sunday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The church is located at 1 Amwell Road.

The blood drive is in memory of Andrew Russoniello, a 13-year-old who lost his life in a tragic bike accident last summer. His family, including father, Christopher; mother, Emily; and siblings, Dari ...

Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic Benefits Hugs for Brady

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s annual charity Golf Classic tees off at the Royce Brook Golf ClubMonday,June 19, a fund raising event benefiting local community organizations.

Over the years, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Golf Classic has raised funds to support a wide variety of local community organizations and other Rotary Foundation philanthropic ...

HILLSBOROUGH: Elks Scholarship Inspired by Flagtown Postmaster

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 encourages students dealing with physical and cognitive challenges to apply for the $2,000 Somerville Elks/Catherine Guerrera Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants should be graduating high school seniors who will begin their studies at an accredited college, university or technical school in the fall of 2017.

Students from Somerset and Hunterdon ...

Curbing Hunger Collects Canned Goods at TD Bank Ballpark June 14

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer invites baseball fans to step up to the plate and help the hungry in Somerset County by bringing canned food donations to the June 14 game at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots will play the Long Island Ducks Wednesday starting at 7:05 p.m.  A table staffed by Curbing Hunger Inc. volunteers will be ...

Hillsborough Seniors Center Needs Volunteers to Help with Chores

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine is inviting residents to volunteer at the Hillsborough Senior Center at 339 South Branch Road.

The center needs people who are willing to greet clients, pack or serve meals and lead classes - and dancers.

A welcoming smile and helpful demeanor are all that's needed to greet guests at the main entrance, direct them to ...

NJ Attorney General Honors Fallen Police Officer from Somerville with Community Grant Program


TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced creation of the “Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program,” to provide grants to police departments for innovative programs aimed at fostering strong police-community relations.

The program is named in honor of Tarentino, a Somerville resident and Summit police officer who ...

Somerville Hosts Girls on the Run 5K June 11

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey will host a fund raising 5K Sunday, June 11 with the start/finish line at Grove and East High Street, alongside the Somerset County office complex.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m.

On-site registration is $35. Runners are asked to make a $16 donation in celebration of the group's 16th ...

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