Giving Back

May 9, 2020

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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy highlighted the students of Saint Joseph High School during the #NJTHANKSYOU portion of his press briefing on Wednesday, for raising over $20K in less than two days for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.  “We have to give a huge shout out to the students of Saint ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Members of the community continue to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. On Saturday, May 9th at 7 p.m., the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The emergence of individuals, families and grass roots organizations determined to reach out and make a difference helps to temper the real hurt and pain of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of well-meaning initiatives in Somerset County have brought together people and their ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2020.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past month, thousands of disposable and washable fabric face masks have made their way into the community with thousands more to be distributed this week, all courtesy of the South Plainfield-based Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drive down Grant Avenue on a Tuesday, mid-afternoon or early evening, offers an opportunity to reflect on the fragility of life and how, in an instance, things can turn from bad to worse. On one side of the street, cars line at the curb in front of Emmanuel Church to pick up a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser today at 7 p.m.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Grants in the amount of $5,000 are available for small businesses in Somerville and surrounding towns, according to the Somerset County Business Partnership.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It's Takeout Tuesday. Visit Somerset County has launched a campaign to support area restaurants that have turned to takeouts, curbside pick-ups and deliveries to remain open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Help support local restaurants by: Ordering delivery or ...

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TRENTON – Two major U.S. air carriers with hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport are offering free flights to health care recruits headed to New Jersey to assist in the state’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Monday. United Airlines and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Downtown merchants are hosting a scavenger hunt/ bingo game to generate traffic on Main Street and business for those stores and restaurants that remain open despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The game starts now and ends Friday, April 24. Participants have one week ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Guitarist David Dedrick worked off his play list, took requests and played from his heart Saturday night during a solo performance streamed live on Facebook to help raise money for the Front Line Appreciation Group of Somerville. FLAG of Somerville, launched just a few weeks ago ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In deference to the coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic and the need to minimize contact with one another, the borough's Environmental Commission has devised alternative plans for this year's celebration of Earth Day. Stay home. The combined Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Hometown heroes come from all different professions and small business owner David Wright is Friday's Helmetta Hometown Hero. Wright was nominated by his children Danielle, Kimi and Joseph for the work he has been doing to help area hospitals stay stocked with the necessary forms and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Marc Milano is the well-respected medical director of the Emergency Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, looked up to and admired by his colleagues for his medical skills, affability, and the ability to handle pressure, make life-and-death decisions, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has launched a link on his website to help residents of his central New Jersey congressional district to reach out and say thank you to those on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19). "While we all continue to practice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, patients and communities in New Jersey during the COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - These are not the easiest of times to be working in a hospital. Even the young kids know that, and in their own way, they want to help. They use crayons, colored pencils and markers to scrawl messages of hope, encouragement and thanks in big block letters. Stick figures, ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Since March 13th, The Arc of Somerset County has been determined to find ways to enhance the care of those they serve to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The agency’s primary goal is to work to protect those adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - In under two weeks, a group of four local women has mobilized more than 1,200 Somerset community members to fund and deliver fresh meals for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting local restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the crisis. Front ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Health care workers, first responders and area restaurants will benefit from a virtual fundraising concert on Facebook April 18th, featuring Somerville musician David Dedrick. Proceeds will be turned over to FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Somerville, which purchases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beneath their masks, they were smiling, touched by the generosity of a stranger who wanted to do his part and say 'thank you.' Flowers have a way of doing that, especially when they are unexpected. At 7:54 a.m. Friday, a few minutes early, Tim Hionis arrived at the front of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Andrew Pantano of Culinary Creations has been busy boxing up meals this week for area hospital emergency rooms, critical care, and EMS units. His first delivery was Tuesday night to the emergency room crew at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/New Brunswick.  By the time ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jack Scari, owner and operator of the McDonald's restaurant on Route 22, believes in supporting the community that supports him and his employees. Good people doing good things deserve respect and thanks, according to Scari, none more than the doctors, nurses and medical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville YMCA, a branch of Greater Somerset County YMCA, is providing free Grab & Go meals to Somerville Public School District children who receive free and reduced lunch to ensure kids have uninterrupted access to healthy and nutritious foods. According to the U.S.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ryan Ozolins is rapidly making a name for himself, and in the process he's helping boost business at area restaurants while rewarding medical personnel on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus with fresh-baked donuts that are delivered to hospitals in central and ...

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