Giving Back

May 18, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville. This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Undaunted by the obstacles thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic, six vocalists, all members of the Hillsborough High School Choir, have put together a video of patriotic songs dedicated to veterans and all members of the military.   They'd prefer to be performing live in ...

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IHILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Inspired by the memory of Grover "Chip" Lazar, Team Kidney Beans will not let social distancing, or other COVID-19 restrictions get in their way of celebrating his life on Sunday by participating in the 10th annual NJ Sharing Network Virtual 5K. Lazar, who had lived in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have introduced the Jersey Strong T-Shirt to showcase the message that we are all in this together and will come out stronger than ever. Each t-shirt is $25, with a portion of the sales benefiting the RWJ Barnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Akhtar Farzaie's recipe uses the same ingredients as other pizzerias - cheese, oil, dough, seasoning and a hearty tomato sauce - but what sets his pies apart from others is an added ingredient not found in every stainless steel kitchen - charity, and lots of it in every ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, owner of Central Jersey Nurseries, loaded up a trailer and made deliveries of tulips to four assisted living care residences in the township Saturday to make certain that all the Moms in those facilities would have Mother's Day flowers to brighten their ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Royce Brook Golf Club – in collaboration with Hillsborough Township in central New Jersey – is providing meals to seniors in the community who cannot leave their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   In partnership with Hillsborough Social Services, Royce Brook helps ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In its ongoing effort to address community needs during these challenging times, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough worked with other area Rotary Clubs to secure a district-wide grant to purchase meals for families in need. For Hillsborough, that resulted in an allocation of 936 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – While the doors to Hillsborough YMCA remain temporarily closed by Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order prompted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Y’s mission to help the community hasn’t faltered. And neither has the mission of the Hillsborough Rotary Club. The Rotary ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser today at 7 p.m.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It's Takeout Tuesday. Visit Somerset County has launched a campaign to support area restaurants that have turned to takeouts, curbside pick-ups and deliveries to remain open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Help support local restaurants by: Ordering delivery or ...

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TRENTON – Two major U.S. air carriers with hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport are offering free flights to health care recruits headed to New Jersey to assist in the state’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Monday. United Airlines and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Grants in the amount of $5,000 are available for small businesses, according to the Hillsborough Business Association.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has launched a link on his website to help residents of his central New Jersey congressional district to reach out and say thank you to those on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19). "While we all continue to practice ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Since March 13th, The Arc of Somerset County has been determined to find ways to enhance the care of those they serve to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The agency’s primary goal is to work to protect those adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beneath their masks, they were smiling, touched by the generosity of a stranger who wanted to do his part and say 'thank you.' Flowers have a way of doing that, especially when they are unexpected. At 7:54 a.m. Friday, a few minutes early, Tim Hionis arrived at the front of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Andrew Pantano of Culinary Creations has been busy boxing up meals this week for area hospital emergency rooms, critical care, and EMS units. His first delivery was Tuesday night to the emergency room crew at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/New Brunswick.  By the time ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has organized a grocery drive to help replenish the vital supplies made available to families in need by the Hillsborough Township Food Pantry. “Unfortunately, the current coronavirus crisis has limited our Town’s ability to purchase the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Brian McCarthy, who usually volunteers to run the concession stands at Hillsborough Dukes youth events, is instead coordinating a supply drive seeking donations to purchase hand cream for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel in hospitals. A post on the Dukes' Facebook ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Still wearing his Army-issue camouflage uniform, Lt. Col Rob Movshin stood in his driveway late Saturday afternoon surrounded by family and friends, waving to nearly 100 cars that drove by to welcome him home from a 10-month tour fo duty in Kosovo - just minutes after he returned ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 17-year-old Hillsborough High School junior and her 14-year-old brother, a freshman, have gathered together friends and their families to form a network that raises money and provides meals to medical staff at seven hospitals, other health-related agencies and police ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management will continue collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the week of March 30. The drop off location is the Somerset County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road. Drop offs will be accepted between 10 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As the public healthcare crisis continues to impact the Somerset County community, job loss has become a harsh reality for many families. In response to this emergency, the executive leaders at Curbing Hunger, Inc., a community-based food bank program, have partnered with Amp Your ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Sue McCombie, a Somerset County 4-H volunteer and member of the Somerset County 4-H Association, has been recognized by the New Jersey Association of 4-H Agents with the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award for her significant contributions to the 4-H program. This award, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Deb Fabricatore will host an afternoon fund-raiser on Sunday, March 22nd to honor her younger brother, John Bocskocsky, who died at the age of 51 from complications brought on by ALS, best known as Lou Gehrig Disease. ALS is an acronym for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Joe Horner, admired and respected for his long years of dedication and service to the central New Jersey community, will be honored March 7th as the Elk of the Year by the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068. Horner is owner of Central New Jersey Airport in Hillsborough and Active Waste ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Credit Card Advisory Committee is accepting grant applications beginning March 2nd for the first round of grants for 2020, according to Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, liaison to the Credit Card Advisory Committee.  Non-profit senior or youth organizations can apply ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning – the day after Valentine’s Day – a large group gathered on the front lawn of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 53rd home, to celebrate and congratulate their newest partner homeowner family. Anita and Obiora (Obi) Okagbue waited ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Bright sunny skies drove the thermometer on the boardwalk to nearly 50 degrees, with a slight westward wind and one-foot waves lapping up on the ankles and calves - a perfect day for a quick dip in the teeth-chattering 41-degree chill of the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands of ...

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