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Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

September 22, 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 ...

Butrico Graduates from United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lifelong resident Charles Joseph Butrico graduated Aug. 11 from the United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He is the son of South Plainfield natives Vincent and Maria Butrico. 

Butrico is a 2014 graduate of Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen and a 2018 graduate of Boston College where ...

Patriots Honor Former Seal Team VI Commander

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th.

Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. He will also address the front office staff and the team ...

Sparky Lyle Joins Volunteers July 28 to Pack Boxes for US Troops Deployed Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world.

Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a fixture at the ballpark and attends the annual packing event sponsored by Operation Shoebox New ...

"Eggs-actly" What They Need: Easter Bunny Delivers Socks for US Troops Overseas

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas.

The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville Friday afternoon down Main Street, carrots in one hand, holding on to the cab of a ...

Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said ...

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