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40 Watchung Hills Students, Parents, Teachers and Warren Police Go Bald for St. Baldrick’s to Support Childhood Cancer Research

March 18, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - In a strong statement of solidarity with kids with cancer,  local high school students, parents and members of the community as well as Watchung Hills Regional High School teachers and staff and Warren Township Police, shaved their heads at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event held at the high school in Warren to raise money ...

Literacy Volunteers Holding Information Sessions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) is holding an information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor.

Information sessions will be held at the Franklin Township Library April 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; at the Bridgewater Township Library April 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and the Hillsborough Township Library April 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 ...

Warren Community Shoots Hoops, Holds Raffle for JT

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community continues to rally support for JT Torrisi, a Woodland School third grader who is currently hospitalized with a serious medical condition since falling into a coma in mid February.  

 

Wednesday night, March 13, the 5th Annual Woodland Staff and Parent basketball game is set and the Woodland Service Club will be holding a bake sale, ...

Bateman Collects Socks for Soldiers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer)  and his colleague Sen. Kristin M. Corrado, (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris) are collecting "Socks for Soldiers" through the end of March at their legislative offices.

Socks are one of the most requested items by United States troops deployed around the world, ...

Warren Community Rallies Around JT, Launches Fundraising Site

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is rallying around John Thomas Torrisi, who most family and friends affectionately call JT,  a third grade student at Warren’s Woodland School who has been hospitalized and has been in a coma since mid February.  

He woke from the coma on Sunday and a GoFundMe fundraising site has been established to “help offset any bills she (his single ...

Deadline to Apply For Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Approaching for North Plainfield and Watchung Hills Students

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The time to apply is now.  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has awarded over 1.3 million dollars with scholarships ranging from $1,000 ...

HOPE starts here: Susan G. Komen Set to Host 2019 Pink Tie Party

Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that Dun & Bradstreet, Steven Bitterman, Principal, Gensler and Summit Medical Group will be recognized at its 2019 Pink Tie Party on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Grove in Cedar Grove.

This year’s signature event, chaired by Michael Karlis of Bridgewater will also feature special guest Amy Robach, Co-Anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 and author ...

Warren Girl Scouts Say Yes to the Dress, Collect More Than 300 Prom Dresses

WARREN, NJ - Last spring Athena Ioannou, Grace Morris and Skylar Reale from Troop 65918 in Warren, NJ brainstormed several ideas for their Silver Award and ultimately decided to hold a “Say Yes to the Dress” prom dress event. The main focus of the project is to collect gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories and hold an event where girls who may otherwise not be able to ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Students Unveil “If it Saves Just One” Mural

WARREN, NJ - “If it Saves Just One.” Watchung Hills students unveiled a mural on Friday depicting drivers safety entitled,  “If it Saves Just One.” 

The mural is a result of workshops with community member Sangeeta Badlani, the mother of Nikhil Badlani an 11 year old boy who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident when a distracted driver failed to stop at a ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Invites Volunteers to XIV Anniversary Packing at Manville VFW

                               

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 Washington Ave., ...

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Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, Honored as CNN Hero

March 19, 2019

Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, is now featured on the global networks of CNN and CNN.com as a CNN Hero. Imagine, a grief support center for children and families, is beyond thrilled that Mary is being honored in this way – and that the importance of Imagine’s mission will enjoy greater reach as word of the nonprofit spreads ...