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Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

September 20, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

Two Somerville Seniors Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two seniors at Somerville High School and Immaculata High School are among a group of 16,000 nationwide that have qualified as seminfinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program.

Nikhil X. Kamdar, who attends Somerville High School, and Peter Gallo, a student at Immaculata High School, are among the elite students nationwide that have an opportunity to ...

Somerville's Pride: Rutgers Honors Paul Robeson's Impact & Achievements

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 1915, Paul Leon Robeson enrolled at Rutgers University, the third African-American to enter the school. Four years later he graduated valedictorian and a celebrated college athlete and singer. He went on to become an world renowned performer and commentator on social issues.

On Wednesday the university held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Paul Robeson Plaza at Voorhees ...

Rutgers Celebrates Paul Robeson, Somerville’s Quintessential Renaissance Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Paul Robeson’s exploits are legendary, from his acumen in the classroom to his athletic prowess on  the football field at both Somerville High School and Rutgers University.

Those accomplishments foreshadowed Robeson's broader impact on the world stage as an athlete, scholar, actor and civil rights activist.

A textbook example of the quintessential ...

A True Pioneer: Somerville HS Grad First to Enroll at SCC in 1968

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Celeste Onka wasn’t interested in attending a four-year college after graduating from Somerville High School in 1968. She didn’t want to get lost in a giant sea of freshman, or spend four years focusing on one subject when she was still unsure of her career plans.

But then a new idea emerged. The newspapers began writing about a two-year College being launched ...

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