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Australian Toddler Needs Helping Hand on Journey to Boston Hospital

September 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst.

Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and 5-year-old brother James are flying 10,318 miles from "Down Under" because Tilly needs ...

Hundreds of Backpacks Filled with School Supplies Distributed

SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive.

The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies. The drive collected new backpacks filled with essential school supplies — such as pens, ...

Heads Shaved: Ciattarelli, Bateman Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident,  took turns yesterday at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut.

Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were necessary.

The longtime 16th District ...

Super Heroes Swoop into Ballpark for Patriots' Comic Con

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con and Superhero Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 9th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last throughout the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Ballpark Comic Con offers fans and comic books lovers a unique experience combining family fun, baseball, and all ...

Hillsborough: Daughter Continues Annual Tribute to Her Mom

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Just as she has done on this day  for the past eight years, Susyn Timko arrived at the Hillsborough Municipal Complex early Thursday morning with bags of teal-colored ribbon, scissors and compassion for a cause.

It was a day to help "Turn the Town Teal"  to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Timko, a local musician, has ...

Somerset County Curbing Hunger Month Drive Tops 21 Tons of Donated Food

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to generous Somerset County residents, donations to the 24th annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive totaled 43,455 pounds.

This included 32,700 pounds collected curbside, approximately 7,500 pounds of online donations, and another 2,000 pounds collected through affiliated food drives. Also included were 1,255 pounds collected by Bound Brook schools in their fifth year ...

Cyclists Gear Up for Sourland Spectacular Bicycle Rally Sept. 8

MONTGOMERY, NJ - The VII annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally is just around the corner on Sept. 8th.  Cyclists from all around the tristate region will enjoy one of five Sourland region routes: Five Mile (almost flat) Family Fun Ride, 28 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles or 66 miles.  The longest route, the Metric Century, includes a total of 3,288 feet of climbing!

Event registration ...

Special Olympics New Jersey Says "Thanks" to Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Larry Hanko, area director of Special Olympics Somerset County, attended a meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently to thank and recognize members of the county Roads and Bridges Division and the Somerset County Department of Corrections for their support of Special Olympics over the last 24 years.

Special Olympics Somerset County holds its ...

Family, Volunteers Celebrate New Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Home

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - n an emotion-filled ceremony, partner homeowner, Tania-Sue Thomas accepted the keys to her new home surrounded by close family, friends, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and staff of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity earlier this month. 

“I’m looking forward to owning my own home and seeing my children grow in a better environment and ...

BRHS Football Team Cleans Up Litter Along Raritan River

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more along the banks of the river in Bridgewater and Raritan.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

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