Giving Back

September 22, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The police department’s K9 Titan will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Titan’s vest is sponsored by Tonya Beauregard of Milton, VT and will be embroidered with the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of Parc Apartments, who suffered a $16 million loss three weeks ago when one of their two buildings was gutted by a four-alarm fire - just weeks short of being rented - presented a check for $18,000 Wednesday to Somerville Fire Chief Brian Iselin, a gift that is an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The owners of a four-story, 88-unit apartment building gutted by a fire just one month prior to leasing will donate $18,000 to the borough's volunteer firefighters for their efforts in keeping the Aug. 21 fire from spreading to a second building on the property. Abe Strulovich, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The talented vocalists behind Lend-a-Voice!, which produced a stirring patriotic video to help fill the void left earlier this year by the cancellation of Memorial Day events and parades, have shifted direction and are helping non-profit organizations hard-pressed by the COVID-19 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, with support from Petrock's Bar & Grille and Petrock's Liquors will host "Hillsborough's Got Magic" beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. The live, virtual and interactive fundraising show, features top-flight magicians, illusionists, and mind ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A coalition of private and corporate philanthrpoists has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerville High School Music and Band parents are hosting an Outdoor Mini Walk-Thru Tricky Tray on Saturday, Aug. 22, with reservations required. All proceeds will benefit the Somerville High School music department. Social distancing with masks required and other ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have raised $16,000 over the past five months for the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help support the health care professionals serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wanted to find ways to show our appreciation and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Massage Envy owner Greg Robertson, his staff and clients on Tuesday presented gift cards worth $78,000 to representatives from three central New Jersey hospitals, each of which will distribute the cards to front line hospital workers and EMTs as a tribute to their selfless ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Massage Envy owner Greg Robertson, his staff and clients are saying thanks the best way they know how by offering one-hour massages at no cost to central New Jersey hospital workers and EMTs for their selfless dedication to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, a successful businessman, philanthropist, founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a loving husband, proud father and grandfather who cares for the community as much as his family has been selected as an inductee with other prominent New Jerseyans ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The employees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset had an oversized pizza party Friday, ordering 300 pies from area restaurants - that's 2,400 slices - as their way of saying "Thanks" for the support they received during the height of the COVID-19 crisis in March, ...

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MANVILLE, NJ  - Valairco Heating and Cooling presented a $500 check to Jan Homstrup, executive director of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of the seventh Valairco Cares giveaway. "We are honored, and we think what you're doing for the community [through Valairco Cares] is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has launched a “Pay It Forward” campaign to give back to the community for its support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital employees are encouraged to support the local restaurants who supported ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Week 2 of the volunteer "Campaign to Clean the Streets" is scheduled for Sunday, July 12 beginning at 11 a.m., weather permitting. The volunteer crew will meet near the Motor Vehicle Commission office on Roosevelt Place. The area to be swept clean is bordered by Fieldstone ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Council candidate Jason Kraska has mapped out his neighborhood clean-up plan, an ambitious 18-week undertaking that will target a neighborhood each week in the 2.5-mile square borough beginning June 28 through the week preceding election day in November. One week ago ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots hosted two nights of drive-in movies at TD Bank Ballpark last weekend, selling out both nights within a few minutes of putting tickets on sale. The safe and socially distanced family event was so successful that the team is scheduling more drive-in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rainbow Kids Dance Troupe and their performance of "Over the Rainbow: The Rock Ballet." has morphed from an off-Broadway production of a film classic into a virtual performance filmed in the backyards and front lawns of their homes for viewers online. What had begun as a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - As a result of COVID-19 related risks and restrictions, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough has decided to cancel this year’s annual Rotary Fair, held each August at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206 adjacent to the Lowe’s parking lot. “We are greatly disappointed to have ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Frontline Appreciation Group of Somerville has made its final delivery of food to the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset after three months of supporting not only the hospital workers, but area restaurants whose businesses have been impacted by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks. The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Education Association are not only working hard to teach their students in a remote learning environment, but they are also giving back to their community to ensure all students and their families continue to have enough to eat. Using a grant from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has found over the past three months that thanks comes in many forms from an extended community grateful for their extraordinary efforts fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic. A steady stream of free ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville. This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Undaunted by the obstacles thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic, six vocalists, all members of the Hillsborough High School Choir, have put together a video of patriotic songs dedicated to veterans and all members of the military.   They'd prefer to be performing live in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The orange glow began to settle in over neighborhoods in the "Ville around twilight Friday as porch lights, carriage lamps and strings of lights up and down the streets were switched on to signal support for those on the front lines of the coronavirus battle - The "Let's Turn ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have introduced the Jersey Strong T-Shirt to showcase the message that we are all in this together and will come out stronger than ever. Each t-shirt is $25, with a portion of the sales benefiting the RWJ Barnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerville resident Akhtar Farzaie, owner of Bella Pizza, uses the same ingredients as other pizzerias - cheese, oil, dough, seasoning and a hearty tomato sauce - but what sets his pies apart from others is an added ingredient not found in every stainless steel kitchen - charity, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, owner of Central Jersey Nurseries, loaded up a trailer and made deliveries of tulips to four assisted living care residences in the township Saturday to make certain that all the Moms in those facilities would have Mother's Day flowers to brighten their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Orange you glad to live in Somerville? If so, you'll want to show your pride in the 'Ville and join in the May 15th "Let's Turn Somerville Orange" celebration to show support for the borough's first responders - police, fire, and rescue squad, as well as the medical personnel on ...

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