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August 6, 2022

HILSBOROUGH, NJ - The township, designated as a Purple Heart Community, will hold the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7th at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, The 9 a.m ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Light refreshments will follow.     “It is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from veterans only for a two-bedroom, 1,200 square-foot ranch house on Grove Street that will be sold for $150,000. "We are so excited to begin the selection process for our very first veteran household,” said Melissa ...

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

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan was busy Memorial Day, presiding at three different graveside services at the New Cemetery and Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street, and at the Old Dutch Parsonage Burial Site on Washington Avenue, where the gravestone of Harmanus Buckaloo, a Revolutionary War ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan will preside at Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday with a story of dedication, heroism, bravery and true love involving a Civil War nurse born in Somerville in 1824 and buried at the Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street. Sullivan will speak at the New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township turned out early Saturday morning to celebrate Memorial Day, starting with a breakfast for veterans at the municipal building, followed by a parade and ceremonies at the Garden of Honor. The parade route was lined with residents young and old, decked out in red, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Led by Mayor Shawn Lipani and members of the Township Committee, more than 100 local heroes, veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, other deployments and service stateside were honored for their time in uniform away from home at the 17th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A legend in his own right, Louis “Gene” Moretti, “Pop”, 105, died peacefully on May 20, 2022, at his home in Somerville. Born in Raritan to the late Michael and Mary Moretti, he grew up on Doughty Street until he was eleven years old, he always had a special place in his heart ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers visited the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. Over 3,000 cemeteries nationwide hosted similar ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The National Wreaths Across America caravan of 13 tractor trailers made its stop at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Wednesday morning to culminate its mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom. Every year ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- In the 122nd meeting between Army and Navy, the rivalry provided another anxiety-ridden contest for both sides, one in which the underdog, Navy (4-8) defeated Army (8-4) in a last-minute defensive stop to clinch a 17-13 victory and secure 18 of the last 23 matchups. Navy now ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers are expected to visit the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday, Dec. 18th - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. A total of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ann Treadaway, director of Rutgers’ Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services, wasn’t chasing glory when she joined the Army Reserves in 2001, just a few months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She just knew that college wasn’t clicking for her, and the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough transformed the front lawn of the township municipal complex Saturday morning into a Field of Honor decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of 100 American flags as a tribute to township veterans. Twp dozen volunteers, including Rotary members ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The 40th Annual John Basilone Memorial Parade was held down the streets of Raritan Sept. 19, returning to its original form after being downsized in 2020 due to the pandemic. The parade honors Basilone, a Raritan resident and World War II hero who was the only enlisted Marine to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by state Adjutant Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O. The Belmar resident — an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a field ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host their 18th annual Veterans of America Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Aug.15th. The pre-game program will begin at 4 p.m., with gates opening at 3:30 pm for the 5:05 pm game against the Portland Sea ...

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