Patriots, Diamond Nation Go to Bat for Ailing Ben Fonseca

May 18, 2018


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Diamond Nation have partnered for a special event to raise money for a member of their family, former coach and instructor Ben Fonseca.

Fonseca is battling systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder where healthy tissue is being destroyed because the immune system mistakenly thinks it’s a foreign substance or infection. The ...

Hillsborough UNICO Members Tee Off for a Cause

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough UNICO chapter joined forces with the Organization for Autism Research NJ for their first annual golf outing fundraiser last month at the Hillsborough Golf and Country Club.

Over 60 golfers, 40 sponsors and dozens of gifts donated from local businesses rounded out the successful event.  Prizes were awarded for closest to the green, longest ...

Somerville: Get on Line Early for Best Buys at Immaculata's Garage Sale

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School's Campus Ministry Garage Sale has become a springtime ritual for Somerset County residents each May.

This year the sale runs on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  People begin to line up outside the school at 240 Mountain Ave. at 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning to get the best buys.

A massive display of ...

Invest in Hillsborough on Community Day May 11

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials invite residents to invest in their community by visiting the Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road on Community Day, May 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Hillsborough Branch of Affinity Federal Credit Union will host Community Day to encourage township residents to open a new checking and savings account. Any residents who sign up for a new checking and ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Stretches Through Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC.

Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags lined Mountain Avenue to show their support, as did hundreds of ...

Hillsborough Non-Profits Receive Grants through Credit Card Rewards Program


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Five different non-profit organizations serving seniors and youth organizations received grants through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program at last week’s Township Committee meeting.

Representatives from the organizations were present to accept the ceremonial check presented by Mayor Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Greg Burchette, and the ...

Hillsborough-Based Advocacy Group Receives Funds

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, an organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner held in March.

The SCCSW serves as an advisory board to the ...

Somerset Hills VNA Rummage Sale Opens May 4; Appraisals Wednesday

FAR HILLS, NJ - The giant Rummage Sale that for almost a century has raised funds for the Basking Ridge-based VNA of the Somerset Hills opens this week offering thousands of all kinds of bargains - from high fashions to high chairs, to toys and books for all ages, to fine art, china and curtains and more.

The prospect of picking up practical items and doing a little treasure hunting ...

Sen. Kip Bateman Hosts Blood Drive at Somerville Hospital


SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey is facing a critical blood shortage.

Due to the winter’s brutal flu epidemic and the cancellation of many blood drives because of snow storms, central New Jersey is in desperate need of blood donations.

To combat the blood shortage, state Sen. Kip Bateman will host a blood drive at Robert Wood Johnson Steeplechase Cancer Center on Tuesday, May ...

Hillsborough Troop 489 Presents Eagle Badges to Five Scouts

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Boy Scout Troop 489 hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Auten Road School Saturday afternoon, with five members of the troop receiving Scouting’s highest honor.

Receiving their Eagle badges were Vishal A. Chalam, Shreyas Murali, Daniel Duffek, Damien Filoramo, and Rakesh Senthilvelan.

Only one out of 100 Scouts earn the coveted award, according to BSA ...

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