Religions and Spirituality

February 7, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Multiple sources and the Summit Police Department have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that an Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child sophomore student, age 16, from Summit has passed away. In a one-sentence statement issued via email to TAPinto Summit, Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J.

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ridge High School Acting Principal Karen Hudock and the school's assistant principals have issued the following statement/email addressing the death of Peter DeSalvo, a 2019 graduate of the school: Dear Parents/Guardians:  It is with great sadness that we inform you that ...

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NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate. According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 200 people gathered in East Brunswick tonight in a memorial service for Yousef Khela who lost his life in a tragic accident this past Wednesday when he broke through the ice at the Municipal Pond.  The mood was somber and the tone was quiet as the mourners, many of ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Longtime pizzeria owner Giuseppe DeMaio passed away at the age of 66 Sunday at Morristown Medical Center. DeMaio owned Veneto Restaurant Gourmet Pizza & Deli n The Hills' Highlands Village Center off Allen Road in Basking Ridge. Visiting hours were on Thursday from 5 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72. He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Twelfth Night Boar’s Head Festival will take place on Sunday, Jan. 5th at 4 .p.m at United Reformed Church; 100 West Main St. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.      The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. A Shabbat Chanukah Service and community Menorah Lighting will be held at Temple Beth-El on Friday, Dec. 27th at 6 p.m. The temple ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With a live brass band to provide accompaniment, the township is once again holding its Community Holiday Sing on Tuesday evening. The traditional gathering to sing carols has been taking place in downtown Basking Ridge for almost a century. Singers are asked to gather at ...

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  SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A free Holiday Choral Concert featuring the Somerville High School choir and choirs from several area high schools will be presented by United Reformed Church on Friday, Dec. 13th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary located at 100 W Main St.    Choirs from Somerville High ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” welcomes all families in the community to participate in an old-fashioned “Christmas Pageant” on Sunday morning, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. The congregation will join in singing Christmas carols as participants of all ages become ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Undaunted by the heavy rain, 72 walkers and volunteers conducted the 2019 New Providence Crop Walk on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20. Their exceptional effort has earned $5,000 to fight hunger.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.   Since 1974, this ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is mourning the loss of Salvator Thomas Castronovo, 83, who passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Lavallette. He was fondly referred to as Tom, TC, or Mr. C.  and was a long-time owner of Edgewood Pharmacy.   Visitation will be held on Thursday, ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will celebrate 45 years of sponsoring the Central Somerset CROP Hunger Walk, which is will take place in downtown Somerville on Sunday, Oct. 20th at 1:30 p.m.     CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events that originated in ...

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METUCHEN, NJ  - Law enforcement personnel of all faiths were recognized for their commitment and self-sacrifice at the Diocese of Metuchen’s 18th Annual Blue Mass, hosted this year by the Warren Township Police Department, under the leadership of Chief William E. Keane. The Blue Mass was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - One by one, they bounded up the steps and filed into St. John's Episcopal Church to sit patiently in the pews alongside their owners. There was Alfie, Oliver and Humphrey, joined by Gracie, Fritzy and McMuffin. And there was Bowie, Solo and Benson, along with Holly, Winter, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - All creatures great and small, furry, hairy, feathered or with scales - and their owners - are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., rain or shine. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., will host guest speaker Kate Lee, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The presentation is free and open to anyone who would like to attend and ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - On a blue-skied day much like the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the Watchung community gathered to remember those lost 18 years ago, including Watchung residents Christopher Ingrassia and Honor Elizabeth Wainio. Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and ...

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WARREN, NJ -  - Services have been set for Calvan Davis, Jr., Watchung Hills Class of 2017, on Monday, Sept.  9, at  Stonecrest Community Church at 11 a.m. A meal train and fundraising site have been set up to help the family. The Funeral Arrangements for Calvin Davis, Jr. are as ...

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WARREN, NJ - Services have been set for Calvan Davis, Watchung Hills Class of 2017, on Monday, Sept.  9, at  Stonecrest Community Church, 11 Technology Drive, Warren with the time TBA. A fundraising site has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/f/honoring-calvan-davis It says: On behalf ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Former Diocese of Newark Bishop, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick sexually harassed Seton Hall University seminarians during his time with the Diocese, according an independent report released by the University’s Board of Regents on Tuesday afternoon. Patrick M. Murray, Chairman of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, an AdvancedED prek-8th grade Catholic School located in South Plainfield, will hold an open house on Sunday, August 25 from 12:30 - 3.  This open house will showcase some of the changes made through “PROJECT RENEW,” which is a facelift for the building ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim.  At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two ...

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NEW JERSEY - Thousands of members of New Jersey’s Muslim community are expected to gather for a “unified prayer” at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. with prayers beginning at 9:00 a.m. More than a dozen of the event’s organizers gathered at the Islamic Center of Passaic ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy students and staff will be greeted by a new principal on their first day back to school this September.  Theresa Pasqua of Colts Neck, who was appointed to fill the position of retired principal Carol Woodburn, officially began her tenure July 1 and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Family, friends, community leaders, and members of police organizations from throughout the region paid their final respects to former Fanwood Police Chief Anthony Parenti on Monday morning at Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood and the Church of St. Bernard and St. Stanislaus in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Services for former Fanwood Police Chief Anthony Parenti are set for Sunday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home 155 South Ave, Fanwood. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral on Monday, Aug. 5, with final visitation at 10 a.m., at Memorial ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood and the law enforcement community throughout New Jersey are mourning the passing of longtime Fanwood Police Chief Anthony "Tony" Parenti, who died on Thursday afternoon at age 87.  Chief Parenti was born in Plainfield on May 29, 1932, and graduated from Plainfield High ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier. Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady ...

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