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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 24, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

Celebrate 100 Years Of Scouting At Upcoming Middlesex County Fair

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Monmouth Council Boys Scouts of America will be marking 100 years of scouting in the area, which includes the Middlesex County towns of Spotswood, Helmetta, Milltown, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Monroe as well as others who are members of the Middlesex District. As a part of their centennial, the Monmouth Council will be partnering up with the Fair Board of Directors, the ...

Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

UNION, NJ -  In the 24th Snapple Bowl, Union was able to secure the win over Middlesex in a closely contested game. The game came down to the final few possessions but Union came out with a 27-14 win.

Former East Brunswick High School teacher and football coach Marcus Borden, the Snapple Bowl founder and director, has raised close to $600,000 from the games since 1994. The money ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Cranbury: Police Get New Puppy For Hit And Run Victim’s Family, Driver Still Unknown

CRANBURY, NJ – Police presented the Huang family with a new puppy after their dog, Panda, was killed and teenage daughter Mia injured when an SUV hit them while crossing Main Street on May 10.

“It was a very sad day here in Cranbury,” Sgt. Gregory Pfremmer said in a video of the presentation filmed by father Andrew Huang. “We are so happy that we are going to bring some ...

Somerville Neighbor Extends Help to Widow of Fallen Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Like so many others who live in this tight-knit borough, Thomas Sfisco was stunned when he first heard the news about his neighbor Matthew Tarentino, the 29-year-old Summit police officer who was killed May 30 in a three-car motor vehicle accident on Route 78.

Sfisco had seen Tarentino just a few weeks before, walking past his house.

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ESCNJ Fundraiser For Autism NJ Highest For Third Year In A Row

July 21, 2017

The final tally is in, and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play fundraiser on behalf of Autism New Jersey raised $16,879.91, leading the state for the third year in a row.

“Once again, many people worked extremely hard to make this fundraiser a success,” said Kate Dauphinee, coordinator of the event and ...