Memorial Day 2017: Fallen Hero Honored for His Sacrifice Saving his Polish Comrade in Afghanistan

May 29, 2017

For many Americans, Memorial Day is a day away from school and work. It's the unofficial start of summer across the United States and means picnics, parades and pool openings. However, for military families, Memorial Day takes on a different meaning especially those who have lost servicemen and women in the line of duty.

Memorial Day began following the American Civil War. Then, it was ...

Construction Begins on Watchung's 'Journey of the Heart' 9/11 Memorial, Donations Sought

WATCHUNG, NJ – Construction has begun on the 9/11 memorial to be built at the Village Green. The town council explained at the last meeting that stone was being temporarily laid to allow construction vehicles access to the site on Monday, May 8 for the digging of the foundation. 

Watchung’s 9/11 memorial will feature a heart-shaped ‘Journey of the ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers including Watchung's Melchionda

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

Spadea normally rides with fellow Somerville police officer Tim ...

Weather Cancels North Plainfield Clean Community Day


NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Update: The 11th annual North Plainfield Clean Community Day scheduled for Sat. May 6 has been cancelled due to weather conditions and will not be rescheduled.


The 11th annual Clean Community Day is sponsored by the North Plainfield Forum and the Borough of North Plainfield and is an opportunity to meet neighbors, make ...

Warren Mom Holds Book Drive to Benefit Moms Helping Moms Organization

WARREN, NJ - Amanda Beyus, a resident of Warren,  raised $695 which was matched by Usborne Books and More (UBAM)where she works as an independent consultant, combining for a donation of over $1000 in new books for lower income families served by Moms Helping Moms.  “I am beyond excited to be able to give lower income families over 120  high ...

Area Civic Groups and Businesses 'March for Babies' in Johnson Park

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Unlike last year when rain made for a very wet walk, mild temperatures in the low 60s and partly sunny skies were the rule Sunday morning as more than 2,500 supporters of the March of Dimes participated in the 2017 March for Babies fundraiser in Johnson Park.

"Today was a great event," said Courtney Russomanno, the March of Dimes' development manager for ...

6th Annual Holy Savior Academy 5K Run & Family Walk June 3  

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 6th Annual Holy Savior Academy 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk will be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The 2017 event, which will take place along a certified course that is flat, easy and fun for all ages and abilities, will benefit both the school and the South Plainfield-based Pink SOCS Foundation – Sisters of Cancer Survivors, a ...

VNA Rummage Sale To Be Held Later This Week; Informal Appraisals on Wed. with Nick Dawes

FAR HILLS, NJ - New Jersey's largest and perhaps most well-stocked rummage sale - held each spring and fall to benefit the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills - begins on Friday and will continue through next weekend at the Far Hills Fairgrounds.

Appraisals on Wednesday with expert Nick Dawes 

The art of finding bargains will begin with looking in your ...

Juan Carlos Cruz, Bob Beckert Among Six to Be Inducted to WHRHS Hall of Fame

WARREN, NJ -  Six alumni or staff will be inducted as the Class of 2017 members of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Hall of Fame at 7 p.m., Friday, May 12, at the school’s Performing Arts Center.

The general public is invited to attend the ceremony. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased at the high school or at the door on the evening of the ...

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Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Announce Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez as Master of Ceremonies for New Jersey State Youth of the Year Gala

May 17, 2017

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced today that 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Laurie Hernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the NJ State Youth of the Year gala on June 6th at Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom in Montclair, NJ.

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Youth of the Year gala ...