Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

October 12, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Volunteers Honored for Their Service

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Volunteers from community organizations as diverse as Operation Shoebox New Jersey and the Hillsborough High School Cheerleaders assembled at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough to receive the Club’s heartfelt thanks, as well as a well-deserved financial contribution, for their service at the tenth annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair held this past ...

Tour de Pink: Cyclists Raise Money for Breast Cancer Survivors

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink is a three-day charity bike ride that raises funds for young women affected by breast cancer – and this year, it made its way through Bridgewater, Raritan and Hillsborough.

The bike ride was co-founded in 2004 by Lisa J. Frank and Matt Purdue to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition, the first ...

New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Makes $10,000 Donation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, lashing the island with 30 hours of Category 5 winds; the next day, following an emergency conference call with 33 New Jersey leaders, “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” was born.

Fund leaders gathered with elected officials Friday in Perth Amboy to present the American Red Cross with a ...

Hillsborough Police Seek Volunteers for Domestic Abuse Response Team

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Police Department needs volunteers to join its Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) through its partnership with Safe+Sound Somerset, a private non-profit organization in Somerset County that provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.

DVRT volunteers are specially trained members of the community who assist victims of domestic violence at ...

Somerville Principal Visits Texas, Helps Houston School Get Back on its Feet

SOMERVILLE, NJ – It takes three hours and 50 minutes to fly from Newark to Houston, Texas, a distance of 1,617 miles, plenty of time for Susan Moran to overcome her anxiety and figure out what she was going to do to help a displaced elementary school principal, her staff and 600 students struggling to regain their footing after their lives were turned upside down by Hurricane ...

Runners Overcome Obstacles and Chalk Dust to Complete Somerville Challenge 5K

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The last leg of Saturday’s Somerville Challenge 5K was the gauntlet, with the prerequisite cinder blocks, logs, truck tires and wooden block obstacles - plus an added touch.

Volunteers armed with soakers sprayed the runners and tossed cups of chalk dust in their paths, good for lots of laughs, a few expletives, rainbow clouds of dust, and some bizarre designs on ...

Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Collect Supplies for Residents of Puerto Rico

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Jr. Raiders football organization and township residents Annette and Gary Henderson are collecting much needed supplies for Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria.

Items in most need are diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, water, hygiene products and kids' toys.  

Their plan is to have a ...

Murphy and Guadagno Endorse Efforts of New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey's two leading gubernatorial candidates have come together to voice support of a statewide charity designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey's half-million-strong Puerto Rican community ...

Hillsborough: HRC 5K Run, Walk, Dash Benefits GiGi's Playhouse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - HRC Fitness will be host the 4th annual Charity 5K event on Sunday, Oct. 1st at its 28,000 square-foot facility at 30 Brower Lane to benefit GiGi's Playhouse which provides therapeutic programs for individuals with Down syndrome.

This event provides an opportunity to bring together many local businesses in support of GiGi's Playhouse and participants. This ...

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Patriots Host Walk to Defeat ALS Oct. 7

October 5, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will welcome the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter for their annual Walk To Defeat ALS Central Jersey event at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 7th. 

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something that ...