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July 5, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a rare departure from traditional practice, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough hs recognized Township Clerk, Pam Borek, with its highest honor – The Paul Harris Fellowship Award – for her exemplary service to Hillsborough Township and to Rotary.    Established in 1957, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A news crew from Ukraine sent to Washington to keep abreast of any news relating to US aid for the war-torn nation took a few side trips to New Jersey recently to learn more about the nine-year-old American-born Ukraine patriot who has been raising money for care packages with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Seven non-profit organizations have received over $10,000 in grant awards through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program.. Representatives from the organizations were present to accept the ceremonial check presented by Mayor Shawn Lipani, at a Hillsborough Township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Members of the township's Police Department picked up where the Somerville Police left off Friday afternoon at the Duke Parkway East exit off Route 206, helping to escort the New Jersey Special Olympics Torch of Hope to the weekend games at the College of New Jersey in ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Emmalee Pantel was eight years old when she told her mom Sharon Schwar, “Mom we need to do something to help people.” Her mom said, “OK. this is your project, but I will help you.”  That was in November last year. Emmalee made a poster that read: “Food or Money for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Paul Janssen, pastor of United Reformed Church, is inviting those with a sense of compassion and a sense of humor to join him on the steps of the church at 100 West Main St. on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. for a flash mob photo op to support "Red Nose Day.".  All residents ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 3,000 food-insecure families reside in Somerset County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Food-insecure is defined as not having consistent access to enough food to feed every person in their household. Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is acccepting registration for the June 20th memorial golf outing/fundraiser in honor of former Rotarian and founder of Central Jersey Nursery, Vince Lipani, who passed away in July 2021 at the age of 81. “Vince exemplified Rotary’s mission of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough members listened in awe as Hillsborough resident, nine-year-old Sofia Murtazin, shared her inspiring story of raising funds for the victims of the invasion of Ukraine. With her mother Marta by her side, Sofia spoke at a Rotary Club event held at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One year after launching the New Legacy Book Donation Program in Hillsborough, over 20 tons of books have been collected at two Township locations raising nearly $2,000 for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Foundation.   Donated books are either resold through on-line shopping ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS).  Effective June 1, the South Plainfield EMS/Rescue Squad will no longer serve as the borough's emergency service ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Girls on the Run of Central NJ continues to register 3rd-5th grade girls for its Spring 2022 season. Register online at www.gotrcnj.org. GOTRCNJ is adapting to meet the needs of the five counties it serves, Camden, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset by expanding to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Andrew Zwicker, Assemblyman Roy Freiman, and Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District, are celebrating springtime with an online Spring 2022 Food Drive. The food banks in the region report significant food insecurity among NJ ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by donating to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays. This month, residents can donate on Thursday, April 14 at the Somerset County Administration Building instead of Friday, April 15, when the building will be closed for Good ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough resident is in the hospital after an unexpected life-threatening brain bleed, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical expenses and financial needs of her 16-year-old daughter. Yael Shvetz was taken to the hospital, to intensive care late last ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her bike. The GoFundMe ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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HIGHTSTOWN, NJ — Making sure no one goes hungry, while keeping restaurants afloat.  It started with the creation of Soup Kitchen 411 in 2016, which has since become the top-rated hunger awareness charity that connects people in need to free meals near them. Chairman and Co-Founder Ken DeRoberts ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough YMCA, with support from Magnate CARES and The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, is coordinating a Ukraine Goods Drive to collect and deliver essential goods to help families and communities directly impacted by the continuing crisis in  the Ukraine.  “The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Winners of the annual Somerset County Board of Commissioners Community Suite Drawing include several nonprofit organizations from Hillsborough. A total of 40 groups will receive tickets for use of the Commissioners’ private suite at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Thomas Burns was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Shawn Lipani and members of the Township Committee in honor of him being named as the 2022 Hibernian of the Year. The proclamation reads: WHEREAS, Thomas Burns has been honored with the title 2022 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is holding two community blood drives this month to help address an urgent need for blood. The hospital’s Blood Donor Program will hold blood drives on the following dates: Thursday, March 24 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Non-profit, senior or youth organizations are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,000 from the Township Credit Card Advisory Committee. Applications are now being accepted, according to Committeeman Frank DelCore. “Applications will be made available on the Township ...

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