Giving Back

June 18, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey who slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers caught a break Friday, with a slight drizzle and temperatures in the 70s making their trek that much easier.  More than one dozen Somerville police officers and law ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Members of the township's Police Department will pick up where the Somerville Police leave off with the transfer of the New Jersey Special Olympics Torch of Hope at the Duke Parkway East exit off Route 206 Friday afternoon. Somerville Police will carry the torch through the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 are proud to bring back the annual Flag Day event, canceled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Flag Day Country Music Festival, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th, will be held on the grounds of the historic Somerset County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco. DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents are encouraged to donate their gently used books while giving back to the community, thanks to a partnership between Hillsborough Township and the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. Residents can drop off their books at the New Legacy Books bin located at the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A group of local women have affectionately become known as 'Franklin Angels' for their dedication and efforts in helping members of the community secure COVID-19 appointments.  Over the past several months, Franklin resident Carla Visser, along with Barbara Fisher, Susan Goen, and ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison, operated by RWJBarnabas Health – the largest academic health care system in New Jersey – is looking for volunteers to assist in the registration and vaccination process. Volunteers of the Mega-site, located at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani is joining mayors across the country for the 10​th Anniversary of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely. The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Grace Chen, along with classmates Sohum Shah and Milan Patel, organized a campaign at Somerset County Vo-Tech High School for students to write letters of thanks and encouragement to members of the US military deployed overseas. Several hundred letters were ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several township organizations have come together to produce a virtual talent show and are encouraging everyone who lives or works here to contribute their talents for a good cause. Anyone who can sing, make people laugh, juggle, play an instrument, recite poetry or perform ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine grocery shopping, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” Fridays on March 19. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - They are advocates, borderline social workers and IT specialists – or as their name suggests, all around angels. They are the volunteers of the Vaccine Angels, working to help people find appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “I would say about a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Rotary Club has donated $500 to Project Graduation, the organization dedicated to creating a safe, fun event for Hillsborough High School Seniors on Graduation night. “Research shows that drinking and driving fatalities surge during graduation season and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee will be accepting grant applications beginning March 2nd for the first round of 2021 grants, according to Committeewoman Janine Erickson, liaison to the Credit Card Advisory Committee.       Applications will be made ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students at the Auten Road Intermediate School competed against one another in the 7th Annual Soup-er Bowl, helping to collect hundreds of food items for the township Food Bank. In a year when the need is truly at a premium, the students of Auten Road Intermediate School’s ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Despite the complications and hardships presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hillsborough Education Association Pride Committee hosted its annual “Have a HEArt - Fill the Bank” project to help replenish supplies at the township Food Pantry. Teachers last week delivered ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ – Somerset County embraced Martin Luther King, Jr’s message of service to others with donors dropping off bags of groceries at party headquarters, enough to fill three rooms of the office in two days. “So many of our friends and neighbors in Somerset County are hurting due to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It's a new year but the challenges ahead in 2021 are no different from those encountered during a troubled 2020, including rampant hunger for thousands of Somerset County residents. The Somerset County Republican Organization is hosting a food drive in conjunction with the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Flashing a peace sign, quick to smile, offer kindly advice, even a few impromptu dance steps, school crossing guard Norman Patterson is a fixture at the corner of Mountain Avenue and Altamont Street. He's a blessing for parents, knowing that he'll watch over their kids and make ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just in time for Christmas, 1,200 red and white poinsettia plants were delivered to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Thursday, each plant a gift for the hard-working staff who've had a trying year in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. State Sen.

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FORT DRUM, NY - Far from his home in Hillsborough, NJ, Army 1st Lt. Jake Ciattarelli spread some holiday cheer provided by the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey with 50 soldiers under his command. The 23-year-old platoon leader received a shipment of OPSHBX NJ care packages on Monday, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Vocalists and instrumentalists who are students at Hillsborough High School have produced an all-virtual holiday concert - isolated from one another - featuring Christmas classics from throughout the years. Each performer taped their contribution in their homes, with each ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Montgomery Charity Foundation annual Kidsgiving event raised over $19,000 for Steps-Together, a Hillsborough non-profit that supports families in Somerset County facing medical crises like childhood cancer and the food pantries in Hillsborough and Montgomery. Kidsgiving is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa skipped out of the North Pole Wednesday and brought some snow and blustery weather with him during a quick trip to central New Jersey to drive by and thank the dedicated hospital staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, many of whom came outside to thank the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks invites residents to participate in Wednesday's Holiday Heroes Parade, a drive-by down Rehill Avenue to salute the 2,400 employees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset who continue their battle on the front lines against the COVID-19 ...

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