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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 22, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and ...

United Way Volunteers Gather in Somerville to Promote Literacy

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Volunteers from United Way of Northern New Jersey came together in Somerville and Montclair recently to create summer literacy kits for preschoolers and elementary school students during the annual United Way Day of Action, a nationwide day of service campaign.

Each year on or near June 21, United Ways across the country organize a community-wide ...

Jack’s Kids Benefit from Somerville Elks July 8 Softball Tournament

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hundreds of softball players will fan out throughout Somerset County on Saturday, July 8th to play ball for a cause in the 25th annual Jack Gardner Softball Tournament.

Jack’s Kids will be the beneficiaries of the day’s events, which culminates with an afternoon party and awards’ ceremony at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave., ...

Bound Brook Schools Collect Over One Ton of Food to Help Curb Hunger

BOUND BROOK, NJ – For the fourth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected just over one ton of food.

“The students, faculty, staff and administration did a fantastic job,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer.

Somerville: K9 Children’s Book Author Donates Proceeds to Buy Protective Vest for K9 Basilone

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Author Jim Wiater came up with the story by chance. He was multi-tasking – driving the car and entertaining his young daughters, Nikki and Kaci with a story that he made up as he drove.  

Over the years, he expanded and refined the story line, sat down, and began to write. Finally, last year, he self-published “The Adventures of Solo, The Big ...

Neighbor Extends Help to Widow of Fallen Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Like so many others who live in this tight-knit borough, Thomas Sfisco was stunned when he first heard the news about his neighbor Matthew Tarentino, the 29-year-old Summit police officer who was killed May 30 in a three-car motor vehicle accident on Route 78.

Sfisco had seen Tarentino just a few weeks before, walking past his house.

Dedicated to staying in top ...

Somerville Elks Motorcycle Committee Sponsors 'Poker Run for Ben' to Defray Family's Medical Expenses

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its II annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, June 25, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 5-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Somerville Elks Offer $2,000 Scholarship to Challenged HS Students

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 encourages students dealing with physical and cognitive challenges to apply for the $2,000 Somerville Elks/Catherine Guerrera Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants should be graduating high school seniors who will begin their studies at an accredited college, university or technical school in the fall of 2017.

Students from Somerset and Hunterdon ...

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