Giving Back

June 19, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers on Friday, and Warren's Toby Claxton was there to help. Claxton joined the Bound Brook Police Department for their leg of the run. Toby's mom Amy said, "Thank you Bound ...

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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 - Students from VanDerveer School and Immaculate Conception School were invited by Mayor Dennis Sullivan in April to help the borough celebrate Flag Day (June 14) and the 4th of July with original artwork portraying the American flag and other patriotic icons. Their efforts are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Monday 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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WATCHUNG, NJ - Joseph Puzzo, 40,  passed away suddenly on May 21 and a donation site has been launched to help his family. The site says: Annette Salzarulo Natoli suddenly lost her husband Joe Puzzo at the age of 40. He didn’t have a will nor life insurance. Annette needs our help for living ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ —Want to help the hungry? Donations are sought for Somerset County's annual food drive. Residents can help curb hunger in Somerset County by donating canned foods and non-perishable items during the 27th annual Curbing Hunger Month.  Each year the food drive is held in June ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) is the recipient of the Valairco Cares quarterly donation for $500. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Lisa Florio, Library Director, Kelly Stieh, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township OEM and Police Department completed their second food drive for 150 plus families of elementary school children in Somerset County and delivered the donations Monday that filled a large Police pickup truck and two SUVs.  Susan Zeitels of the Warren Township Green ...

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CARTERET and RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes a story is more than just a story. And sometimes a request from a neighbor involves just a bit more than asking for that old clichéd cup of sugar. Occasionally, too, it happens that one encounters such acts of goodness and charity and decency and love, albeit ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Volunteers came together Saturday for a 'Women Build' day to work on a new single-family home on Spruce Street in Plainfield. Several families have applied for the three-bedroom, two-bath home, and a lottery will be held to select the new homeowner. The land was purchased from ...

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WARREN, NJ  — At least 40 people will potentially be saved thanks to the Warren Township Police Department's second annual community blood drive, with RWJ University Hospital – Somerset, at police headquarters on Thursday.  The blood drive took place noon to 5 p.m. and was completely booked with ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police and Warren Township Office of Emergency Management are collecting urgently needed food, paper products and cleaning supplies for 150 identified local families with K-12 children in Somerset County. Items can be dropped off until May 23 in the collection ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.   The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Jiya Mody, of Bridgewater, and Fiona Shanahan, of Warren, both 10th grade students at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, have created a new non-profit, Youth in Emergency Medicine, to establish a community of several chapters of high school students and ...

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Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department, in conjunction with RWJ University Hospital-Somerset, will host a community blood drive on Thursday, May 13 from 12-5 p.m.at the rear entrance to the Town Hall.   Each blood donation can save three lives.   Social distancing and ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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WARREN, NJ--The Arc of Somerset County is seeking a local High School volunteer group for an outdoor project at Camp Jotoni in Warren. For over 45 years, Camp Jotoni has been a special needs summer camp for children and adults with both mobility issues and intellectual and developmental ...

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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, an ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The food pantry serving North Plainfield, Green Brook, Warren and Watchung is in need.  “Hey friends.. the pantry is in need once again,” they posted. “Our shelves are looking sad 😞 We are short on veggies, fruit, milk, rice, pasta, mac & cheese, tuna, cereal, size 6 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Members of the Warren Township Police Department, on April 15, participated in a meet and greet breakfast with residents and staff from Mt. Bethel Village – Supportive Housing for Adults with Special Needs to further the campaign for their Autism Awareness Month fundraiser.   “We ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The 50th Annual North Plainfield Fishing Derby is on for 2021. The derby will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 8:30 am to Noon at Green Acres Park.  The rain date is  Sunday April 25 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.  This event is free and open to North Plainfield children up to age ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced the return of its Food Truck Fridays, kicking off on Friday, April 9  at Bayberry School, 131 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, from 4: to 8 pm. This outdoor food event debuted in August 2020 when it brought the Watchung community ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Committee proclaimed April as Autism awareness month at its last meeting and the Warren Police Department has begun selling autism awareness patches and magnets as a fundraiser for the Warren based Autism Healthcare Collaborative. April is internationally ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - April is Autism Awareness Month and the Watchung Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) encourages you to order a t-shirt to support the cause. If you would like to support or gift someone with a shirt, see below. For more on the Watchung SEPAG see here:  Watchung ...

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WARREN, NJ - When does a soccer club become more than a soccer club? That’s the question the Board of Directors of Watchung Hills Soccer Association/NJ Elite asked itself. Recognizing the commitment players make to their own soccer development and to the Club, the Board created a set of core values ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Most folks spend their weekends running errands. Thirteen-year-old Hilltop City resident Brady O'Shea spent his weekend running 48 miles. That's right. Forty-eight miles. And, to boot, he selflessly accomplished what for many would be an unimaginable feat to benefit Goryeb ...

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