Hillsborough Weightlifters Raise $115 for Wounded Warriors

March 21, 2017



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Weightlifters at Savage City Strength gym competed in a deadlift competition recently to raise money for the Wounded Warriors project.

There were 16 competitors.

The event raised a total of $115.

The winners were Mara Rosenfeld, 300 pounds; Jason Teitelbaum,, 515 pounds, Vince Guarnieri, 565 pounds and Zack Fitch, 725 pounds.

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

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 ...

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 raise ...

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 fwhere she and her four children along with the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity organization and community leaders,

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

Hillsborough Students Rewarded for a "Souper" Effort

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The crowd was bigger than usual -  and younger - at last week's Township Committee meeting as students from Auten Road Intermediate School came forward to receive a proclamation from Mayor Carl Suraci for their "souper" job supporting the township food bank.

Auten Road Intermediate School's Teams 5J & 5K participated in a contest last month in ...

Hillsborough Seeks Nominations for Volunteer Recognition Program

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate and honor those who dedicate their time and talent to be stewards and leaders within the community through their generous volunteerism, according to Mayor Carl Suraci.

“The exceptional volunteer spirit in Hillsborough is an extraordinary asset to our community and through the program, as such it is ...

Kelsey Charity Run “Winter Break Party” Aims to Help Three-Year-Old Girl Fight Cancer

MANVILLE, NJ – The Kelsey Charity Run, Inc., a volunteer organization that assists children with life threatening conditions through community fundraising, is hosting a “Winter Break Party” on Saturday, March 11 to help three-year-old Sadie Ally fight kidney cancer.

The organization is hoping to raise $20,000 at the event to ease the financial burden of the Ally ...

RVCC Rotaract Club Volunteers Help Pack over 50,000 Meals for People in Africa


BRANCHBURG, NJ - Students in Raritan Valley Community College’s Rotaract Club joined with community organizations and individuals recently to pack more than 50,000 meals to be sent to people living in Ebola-stricken areas on the African continent.

During the seven-hour event, organized by the RVCC Rotaract Club with assistance from Rise Against Hunger, students were joined ...

PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...

Resolution 5K Race in Hillsborough raises $11,700 for Project Graduation

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Resolution Run 5K Committee presented a check for $11,700 to Project Graduation representatives Tuesday night at the township municipal building, money that was raised at the 3.1-mile run on New Year's Day.

The charity event has been held each New Year’s Day since 2002 and is organized by the Resolutions for Others Foundation, a Hillsborough based non-profit ...

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