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February 16, 2019

MANVILLE, NJ - It was 14 years ago that Brendan Gallagher attended the inaugural packing event hosted by Operation Shoebox New Jersey in an empty storefront on Main Street Somerville with his dad Brian Gallagher, who at the time was the borough's mayor. Brendan, who was 7 at the time, was one of ...

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                                MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16th. The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thonto be held Feb. 22 at St. Mark’s Church to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children age 8 to age 12 all ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Special tickets are available for the 5th annual Hillsborough Community Night hosted by the New Jersey Devils March 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils will face off against the Philadelphia Flyers. The township and Hillsborough Police PBA #205 are partnering ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Over 20 Hillsborough High School alumni will join together for a night of acoustic musical performances on Saturday, March 9 at Hillsborough High School for a benefit concert to support a school in Bo, Sierra Leone. "Boro4Bo" will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets and t-shirts can be ...

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rHILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Two fifth grade teams at Auten Road Intermediate School, Teams 5J and 5K, held their fifth annual Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive collection to benefit the Hillsborough Township Food Pantry. Students and their families were encouraged to collect as many cans of soup as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) is hosting a food drive at his district office to help local food banks cope with a rise in demand, and meet the needs of furloughed federal government workers and all local residents currently struggling with hunger. Non-perishable ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is holding information sessions for potential volunteers who may be interested in becoming an adult literacy tutor. Representatives of the organization will be at the Hillsborough Township library at the municipal complex, 379 South ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A donation of $2,000 raised at the Hillsborough UNICO Comedy Show at the Raritan Valley Country Club in November was presented to Operation Shoebox New Jersey recently. Nate Santaromita, UNICO president, accompanied by members Anthony Ferrara and Mariann Cialdella, made the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's Social Services Department had some 30 elves on hand Wednesday evening to help sort and pack gifts for Hillsborough families in need. Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by their family members, friends, and Boy Scouts, helped make sure that each ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset is holding a blood drive this month in honor of Thomas Gorman, of Middlesex, a longtime donor who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and his brother, John Gorman, of South Plainfield, whose life ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On April 29, 2018, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Romano Borgobello, was stricken while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, led by Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer and Co-Chairmen Jonathan Kalafer and Joshua Kalafer, presented a ceremonial check to Somerset County elected officials in the amount of $20,276,654.26 at the team’s annual Holiday Reception on Tuesday, Dec.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon. Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving ...

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