Giving Back

September 13, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As the people of the Bahamas begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Dorian left the islands reeling from the devastation, the local Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen is working to raise funds that will aid in the long recovery process. Bishop James F. Checchio has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will honor first responders at the Wednesday, Sept. 11th game at TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch against the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for 6:35 pm. All first responders will receive a complimentary ticket to the game and their family members and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Clothes Closet at St. John's Episcopal Church opened on Saturday, Sept. 7th with  Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan, Freeholder Brian Gallagher, and State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-1th) joining the Rev. Canon Ron Pollock and St. John's volunteers at the ribbon cutting.   The Clothes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Limited edition commemorative Somerset Patriots baseball jerseys highlight an auction of of items with their roots in New Jersey by New Jersey's premiere auctioneer, Joe Bodnar, at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday, Sept. 8, following the Patriots game against the High Point ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The 2019 Central New Jersey Walk for Apraxia event will be held on Sept. 7th at the Pleasant Valley Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Walk beginning at 10 a.m. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Touched by the story of a New Jersey girl their age who had committed suicide, four Girl Scouts dedicated their Silver Award project to her memory, crafting inspirational messages that were painted on the 4th- and 5th-grade bathroom stalls at the Van Derveer School. Mallory ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko was joined by dozens of township employees and volunteers Thursday morning who helped to "Turn the Town Teal" and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past ten ...

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    HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of runners of all ages will descend upon the Hillsborough Municipal Building on Sunday, Aug. 25 to participate in a 5K race that honors the memory of Hillsborough High School track star Jason Walton, who took his own life in 2008. The run was established by his ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ—Hundreds of runners of all ages will descend upon the Hillsborough Municipal Building on Sunday, Aug. 25 to participate in a 5K race that honors the memory of Hillsborough High School track star Jason Walton, who took his own life in 2008. The run was established by his parents in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Rotary Club of Hillsborough extends its thanks to the community with a special $30 wristband night Saturday, which entitles fairgoers to unliimited rides from the time the fair opens at 6 p.m. until closing time at 11 p.m. Thousands of kids, parents and friends have jammed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The beginning of the school year is often stressful for parents with limited means as they struggle to buy school supplies and pay for everyday household expenses. Thanks to residents that have donated to the annual Project First Class school supplies collection, children of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ- The borough’s Police Department invites residents to the annual “Night Out” celebration on Tuesday night, Aug. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at Carol Pager Park on Green Street, between North Bridge Street and Davenport Street. There will be  free hot dogs, drinks and ice cream,  free ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is asking residents to donate to its annual Project First Class school-supplies collection. Donations will benefit children of families who are served by the Food Bank Network and other nonprofit organizations in Somerset ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) is promoting a "Wash & Wag" event in partnership with SAVE - A Friend to Homeless Animals rescue shelter in Skillman. Wash & Wag will be held at Hillsborough Elementary School, 435 Route 206 on ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It’s not just fun and games at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair. There’s a fair amount of business being conducted beneath the red-and-white striped tents in the shadows of the giant ferris wheel and other attractions at the fairgrounds alongside the Lowe's Home Improvement store ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host a packing event with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas on Saturday, July 27th. Volunteers are needed to help pack and assemble the care packages.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host a packing event with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas on Saturday, July 27th. Volunteers are needed to help pack and assemble the care packages.

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In an effort to positively impact the daily lives of New Jerseyans, the New Jersey Hall of Fame has formed a media partnership with TAPinto, a network of over 70 franchised online local news sites throughout the state. The NJHOF’s mission of celebrating New Jersey, inspiring generations of state ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Locally-based 1st Constitution Bank presented Girls on the Run of Central NJ with a $2,025 donation resulting from a bank wide “Jeans for a Cause”. Every Friday employees may wear blue jeans to work for the day for a $5 donation to a chosen charity.  “Our employees take great ...

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S0MERVILLE, NJ – For ten days in July, Bridgewater resident William Hoffman will join a dozen riders from local New Jersey churches on a 300-mile bicycle trek through the African country of Malawi. Their goal is to raise funds for local education initiatives for children and young adults. A ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host an auction of game-worn Somerset Patriots jerseys on Saturday, June 29th at TD Bank Ballpark. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to pay for shipment of personal care packages to US troops deployed overseas. Fans can also ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday night's Flag Day Festival at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a three-hour tour de force of American pride, American traditions and American patriotism, highlighted by the swearing in ceremonies for 27 new American citizens, taking the oath of American ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers took off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School and ran the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. The torch had been passed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Somerset County will carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns Friday, June 7 to commemorate this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games held at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. Thousands of police officers ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – How many freckles did Howdy Doody have on his face? Where/when was the last time the Beatles performed live? Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb in New York City? How many World Series have been won by the New York Yankees? “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” was written in what ...

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Giving back to the community is as fundamental to Peter Sacchitelli as his green thumb.  It started in 2004, when his young son, Anthony, who suffered from a respiratory condition, had to be taken to the hospital on several occasions by the Green Knoll Rescue Squad. “I was impressed by their ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The spring Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills giant rummage sale is scheduled for May 3 to 5, and volunteers will be accepting donations to stock the fundraising event through this Tuesday, April 23. The rummage sales held every spring and fall by the Basking ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville PBA will be raising money at the Yesterday’s Arcade on Division Street from 10 a.m.-11:55 p.m. Saturday, April 27 to benefit  Mallory’s Army, a non-profit organization that stands up to and educates children and adults about bullying. Also on Division Street, the ...

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  BRANCHBURG, NJ - Civic-minded students from area high schools, including Bernards, Bridgewater-Raritan, Hillsborough, North Hunterdon, Somerville, Watchung Regional and Voorhees, hosted the 3rd Annual Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Rainbow Run 5K on Sunday, April 7, at White Oak Park in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents and local organizations will gather Saturday morning in the parking lot of Somerville High School at 9 a.m., get their assignments, and scatter throughout the 2.5 square-mile borough to clean up litter and other debris in parks, brooks and other public areas. Last ...

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