Giving Back

April 7, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Brian McCarthy, who usually volunteers to run the concession stands at Hillsborough Dukes youth events, is instead coordinating a supply drive seeking donations to purchase hand cream for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel in hospitals. A post on the Dukes' Facebook ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The heartfelt benevolence demonstrated by borough residents is helping to keep restaurants afloat with their donations to buy prepared meals for the doctors, nurses and medical staffs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset. An upstart organization, FLAG of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Still wearing his Army-issue camouflage uniform, Lt. Col Rob Movshin stood in his driveway late Saturday afternoon surrounded by family and friends, waving to nearly 100 cars that drove by to welcome him home from a 10-month tour fo duty in Kosovo - just minutes after he returned ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 17-year-old Hillsborough High School junior and her 14-year-old brother, a freshman, have gathered together friends and their families to form a network that raises money and provides meals to medical staff at seven hospitals, other health-related agencies and police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Even though they can't personally tip their servers, customers are digging deeper into their pockets to help put money into the pockets of those who memorize menus, wait tables, fold napkins, pop corks, draw beers, mix cocktails and juggle pots, pans and cooking utensils to ensure ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There were hundreds of cars, a 30-minute procession that drove slowly down Rehill Avenue Friday evening past Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to express their thanks and appreciation to the medical staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The greater Somerville community is engaged in a classic role reversal on a grand scale, stepping up to take care of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset who are on the front lines of the battle against ...

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MADISON, NJ - With the number of coronavirus cases rising across the nation, some people are getting scared. But others are braving the crisis and finding the will to support others during these troubling times. One such place in Madison is Suburban Shoes, owned by Frank Cocuzza Jr., from ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, diapers and other basic baby essentials are hard to find during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, is doing its best to keep up with its regular ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management will continue collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the week of March 30. The drop off location is the Somerset County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road. Drop offs will be accepted between 10 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As the public healthcare crisis continues to impact the Somerset County community, job loss has become a harsh reality for many families. In response to this emergency, the executive leaders at Curbing Hunger, Inc., a community-based food bank program, have partnered with Amp Your ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Out of anxiety and fear over keeping her family safe was born a way to help those in need during scary times. Bridgewater resident Jennifer Loughran has had her share of tragedy over the years, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit close to home, she found herself wondering how ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A meal train has been set up by local residents to help a Bridgewater family whose father is in the hospital in critical condition after being diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). Bridgewater resident Laura Whalen posted on Facebook that her husband, Tony, is still in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Chinese American Association has formed the "United We Stand Against COVID-19" task force to gather supplies and help those in need in the community. As the outbreak escalated in New Jersey, the group formed teams of volunteers to help, with a priority of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management is asking "non-essential businesses" to donate their supplies of Nitrile gloves, coveralls, face shields, N95 masks and P100 masks to bolster supplies at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and local first ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Sue McCombie, a Somerset County 4-H volunteer and member of the Somerset County 4-H Association, has been recognized by the New Jersey Association of 4-H Agents with the 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award for her significant contributions to the 4-H program. This award, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Corned beef and cabbage, Italian subs and more meals donated to veterans in Transitional Housing Program prove good can come from any situation After the COVID-19 outbreak caused the Somerset County Democrats to cancel both their nominating convention and St. Patrick’s Day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen.Kip Bateman, R-16 and his colleague Kristin Corrado, R-40 reached out to their constituents last month, counting on their generosity and patriotism in an effort to collect ''Socks for Soldiers” one of the most requested items by US troops serving around the world. They ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Griffin Leger, a senior at Immaculata High School, built a handcrafted, portable altar for the Immaculata parish to satisfy the requirements of his Eagle Scout community service project. The altar was used for the first time at the annual Spartan Memorial Mass last Friday. “I ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Boys from Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) and girls from Mount Saint Mary Academy joined forces on Friday, Feb. 28, for a Lenten service project to make sandwiches for the homeless who are fed by Cathedral Community Development's Mercy House in Perth Amboy. The 120 (combined) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Joe Horner, admired and respected for his long years of dedication and service to the central New Jersey community, will be honored March 7th as the Elk of the Year by the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068. Horner is owner of Central New Jersey Airport in Hillsborough and Active Waste ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning – the day after Valentine’s Day – a large group gathered on the front lawn of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 53rd home, to celebrate and congratulate their newest partner homeowner family. Anita and Obiora (Obi) Okagbue waited ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ –Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson urges county non-profit and community organizations to enter the annual TD Bank Ballpark drawing for a chance to win tickets to a home game and seating in the ballpark’s 30-seat community box. The deadline to submit ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Democratic Committee has joined with the Foodbank Network of Somerset County to provide resources to veterans in the Community Hope Program on the campus of the VA Medical Center in Lyons. Last week's outreach was organized by the committee’s Social Action ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Those who say the two-party system in America is broken would have seen otherwise at Saturday's 15th anniversary packing event hosted by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joining hundreds of volunteers to assemble 1,250 personal care packages ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey is putting out a call for volunteers to help form an assembly line and pack boxes for shipment to US troops deployed around the world and to commemorate 15 years of service.. Founded in 2005, the non-profit volunteer organization marked its 15th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen.Kip Bateman, R-16 and his colleague Kristin Corrado, R-40 have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by US troops serving around the world. This is the third consecutive year the lawmakers have coordinated the drive. “Our ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Prompted by a series of reported incidents of local governments in other states closing down child-run lemonade stands for a lack of a permit, Assembly members Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Robert Karabinchak and Angela McKnight have sponsored legislation to ensure this does not happen in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson invites Somerset County nonprofit and community organizations to enter the annual TD Bank Ballpark drawing for a chance to win tickets to a home game and seating in the ballpark’s 30-seat community box. The deadline to submit entry forms ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Steve and Suzanne Kalafer, Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands and the Somerset Patriots have donated $1 million to Somerset Health Care Foundation to support the renovation of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s 1-East Geriatric Unit. Renovations ...

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