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Giving Back

August 6, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A select group of 17 sixth- and seventh-grade students experienced first-hand the daily routines, challenges and rewards experienced by police officers who work the streets and neighborhoods of the 2.5 square-mile municipality, the seat of Somerset County government. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of borough residents enjoyed the great outdoors Tuesday at Carol Pager Park where the 'Ville celebrated the annual National Night Out event. Somerville Police Officer Vito Spadea honored longtime volunteers Leigh McLachlan and Art and Andrea Adair with certificates of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough, NJ and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani and the Township Committee Tuesday night paid tribute to a young American-Ukrainian patriot who has been raising money for care packages by selling her distinctive yellow-and-blue hand printed plaques. Sofia Murtazin was presented with a proclamation read ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The efforts of a Hillsborough High School student have led to the expansion of the "Little Free Pantry" from the Somerville YMCA to the Bridgewater YMCA, A ribbon-cutting was held last month to launch the second site; along with Somerville, they are the only 24/7 food pantries ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials and members of the Environmental Commission and Recreation Department gathered for a ribbon cutting Saturday at the Jay Scott Memorial Garden adjacent to Firehouse Field, located behind the firehouse at 170 E. Main St. The Borough was awarded a $2,000 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers’ market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms. Vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville, from July 5 to Sept. 30, on a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months after the Borough Council approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, the upgraded facility will be formally dedicated Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Flag Day celebration is an unabashed tribute of the American flag and what it has stood for over the years while also helping support Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Somerset County volunteer organization that has been shipping personal care items to US troops ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  The Somerville Elks will host the 9th annual Flag Day event in downtown Somerville at the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Friday, June 17, including a naturalization ceremony for new Somerset County U.S. residents, flag ceremonies, fire and rescue truck displays, historical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers escorted the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. Somerville Police picked up where a group of Bridgewater police and Somerset County Sheriff’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The inaugural Cusick's Charity Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, June 11 is offering a "Giants Experience" to the winning team, with end zone seats 20 rows up from the field, parking pass and a tailgate beverage and food package. Competition begins at 1 p.m. Tickets to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers will take off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School Friday afternoon to escort the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district. Somerville Police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Fresh from the farm, bags of produce will be given away free at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church between 2-4 p.m. June 12. Somerset County volunteers are sponsoring the event. The church is located at 300 Union Ave., (Route 28), rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation to help establish the Jay Scott Memorial Garden at Firehouse Field, located behind the firehouse at 170 East Main St. The 1,400-square-foot community garden will make fresh produce ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Emmalee Schwar was eight years old when she told her mom Sharon, “Mom we need to do something to help people.” Her mom said, “OK. this is your project, but I will help you.”  That was in November last year. Emmalee made a poster that read: “Food or Money for the people that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Don’t miss the offerings at The Clothes Closet of St. John’s Episcopal Church, open on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m.to noon. The Clothes Closet offers reasonably priced seasonal men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories (jewelry, ties, scarves, belts, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 3,000 food-insecure families reside in Somerset County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Food-insecure is defined as not having consistent access to enough food to feed every person in their household. Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Step into spring with new items at The Clothes Closet at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, open on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Clothes Closet offers reasonably-priced seasonal men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories (jewelry, ties, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers will plant trees along the banks of Peters Brook, as well as participate in several clean-up projects throughout the borough on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Earth Day. “We lost many trees recently due to age and severe storms,” said Councilwoman Gina Stravic.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Clothes Closet at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville will be open on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Clothes Closet offers reasonably priced seasonal men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories (jewelry, ties, scarves, belts, handbags, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS).  Effective June 1, the South Plainfield EMS/Rescue Squad will no longer serve as the borough's emergency service ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Andrew Zwicker, Assemblyman Roy Freiman, and Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District, are celebrating springtime with an online Spring 2022 Food Drive. The food banks in the region report significant food insecurity among NJ ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by donating to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays. This month, residents can donate on Thursday, April 14 at the Somerset County Administration Building instead of Friday, April 15, when the building will be closed for Good ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

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