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Rolling Thunder Stands Up to Honor 86,000 Comrades Listed as MIAs/POWs

September 18, 2017

HOLMDEL, NJ - POW - MIA is an acronym for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, but there are those who do not recognize it or understand its significance.

Behind the acronym are the the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform - members of Rolling Thunder. 

Hundreds ...

5K Run to Benefit Matthew Tarentino Family Celebrates Somerville Police Officer's Legacy

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

Somerville: Police Departments Hold Supply Drive for Texas Hurricane Victims

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Several police departments in Somerset County are collecting donations to be shipped to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas.

A 42-foot trailer is parked at the Bernards Township police headquarters. Police are trying to get the trailer packed to capacity as soon as possible so that the needed supplies can be on their way to Texas, according to Officer ...

Ciattarelli Shaves His Head for a Good Cause

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – In a few weeks, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th will hop in his car and drive 19 miles to a firehouse in Sergeantsville for a no-frills haircut that will take no more than a few minutes.

Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors will be necessary.

Ciattarelli, a township resident, will have his head shaved Sept. 24 to help raise ...

Donations Being Collected for Animals Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Residents’ Association for Animal Rescue, in conjunction with the Plainfield Police Division, are collecting donations, including clean blankets and towels, wet dog food, wet cat food, soft treats, collars and leashes, and kuranda beds for the animals being brought up from the shelters in Texas to New Jersey.  

These dogs were transported from ...

Help is on the Way: Somerville Elks Seek Donations for Texas Flood Victims

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 will collect donations that will be shipped to Texas later this month to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey clean up and put their lives back together.

The "Hope for Texas" collection begins Tuesday, Sept. 5 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Elks Lodge, 375 Union Ave., Bridgewater. Donations will be accepted ...

Hillsborough: Teal Ribbons Send a Message of Urgency and Caution

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Teal was the color of the day as volunteers came out to help Susyn Timko "Turn the Town Teal" Thursday and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past eight years in memory of her mother who died from ovarian cancer.

Several dozen volunteers and township ...

Summit Honors Fallen Somerville Police Det. Matthew Tarentino with 5K Race, Community Day

SUMMIT, NJ - The outpouring of support for the family of police Det. Matthew Tarentino, a resident of Somerville killed in a Route 78 car accident on his way to work May 30, continues in the town he served with a 5K race in September and a Community Day in October.

Registration is open for the 5K race on Sept. 9, which will be run through downtown Simmit. Community Day on Oct. 1 will also be ...

Hillsborough Rotary Establishes Hurricane Harvey Matching Relief Fund

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — In response to the overwhelming devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has established a relief fund and will match community donations up to a total of $2,500.

The club will use the combined funds to purchase gift cards to major retailers to assist families who have been displaced from their homes by the unprecedented floods. Community ...

Belmar Mayor Launches Beachfront Fundraiser to Assist Residents of Small Texas Coastal Town

BELMAR, NJ — The devastation being left in Hurricane Harvey’s path in Texas is certainly stirring up indelible memories of Superstorm Sandy’s destruction along the Jersey Shore nearly five years ago.

It’s also bringing out a sense of generosity among those in the community who want to help out in any way they can. And Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty is leading an organized ...

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