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Patriot's Randy Vasquez Named MiLB Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

May 16, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Minor League Baseball has announced that Somerset Patriots RHP Randy Vasquez has been named their Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for May 9-15.

Vasquez, the New York Yankees No. 16 prospect, pitched 5.2 scoreless and hitless innings on Friday, May 13 versus the Altoona Curve. He struck out five batters in a no decision.

For the season, Vasquez has a ...

Patriots Rally for Lead in 9th, Hold on to Win

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Somerset Patriots (20-11) defeated the Altoona Curve (14-17) by a score of 8-7 at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday evening.

Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, the Patriots rallied for four runs to take the lead. Three of the runs came in the ninth inning on a game-tying homer by Max Burt (2), a Derek Dietrich double and a sacrifice fly ...

Patriots Poke 3 HRs for Win; Head Home to Face Fightin' Phils Tuesday

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Somerset Patriots (21-11) powered their way to a 12-8 win over the Altoona Curve (14-19) at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Sunday afternoon.

Chad Bell (3) started the scoring with an opposite field home run in the third. He later struck for a game-tying RBI single in the fifth and a two-run single that highlighted a five-run sixth inning. He finished the game ...

Curve Stymies Batters with 19 Ks in 10-Inning Loss

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Altoona Curve (14-17) defeated the Somerset Patriots (19-11) by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Friday evening.

In the 10th, Aaron Shackelford drove home Connor Scott on an infield single to win it for the Curve.

After an hour-long rain delay to start the game, both teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh ...

Patriots Make It Two in a Row Against the Curve

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Somerset Patriots (19-10) defeated the Altoona Curve (13-17) by a score of 7-2 at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Thursday evening.

Somerset broke the scoreless tie in the fourth on an infield single by Blake Perkins.

Altoona quickly took the lead in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI triple by Matt Fraizer and a Brendt Cita sacrifice fly.

In the ...

Patriots Drop Series Opener on the Road to Altoona Curve

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Altoona Curve (13-15) defeated the Somerset Patriots (17-10) by a score of 4-3 at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Tuesday evening.

Henry Davis scored for Altoona on a passed ball in the first inning.

Somerset tied up the game briefly in the fifth on an error before Davis struck with a two-run blast (1) for a 3-1 advantage in the bottom of the ...

Bell Knocks in Two Runners in Top of 9th, Patriots Hang on for Win

ALTOONA, Pa. - The Somerset Patriots (18-10) defeated the Altoona Curve (13-16) by a final score of 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. 

Tied 2-2 in the top of the ninth, Chad Bell gave Somerset its first lead of the day with a two-run single that knocked in Jeisson Rosario and Michael Beltre.

Altoona got on the board first in the ...

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Patriots Split Doubleheader; Waldichuk Strikes Out 12 in Second Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (17-9) and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-14) split Sunday afternoon’s double header as the Fisher Cats won game one 6–3 and the Patriots took game two 3–2 at TD Bank Ballpark.  

Game 1:

With the bases loaded in the top of the first, Luis De Los Santos cleared the bases on a double to center field, giving New ...

Zurak Shuts Down Fisher Cats after Patriots Take 8th Inning Lead

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Fueled by an eighth inning rally, the Somerset Patriots (16-8) came from behind to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-13) by a final score of 5–3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday night.  

Trailing by a run in the eighth, Blake Perkins hit an RBI triple to tie up the game before Jesus Bastidas belted a two-run double for the ...

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Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

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ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

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How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:


1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

The Athlete of the Week: Sydney Loiacono Spring Track Thrower

Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues to grow in her main event, shot put, as well as in the javelin and ...

The Athlete of the Week: Madelynn Pfeiffer Spring Track Thrower

Spring Track is moving on into the toughest part of the season and Junior Madelynn Pfeiffer keeps bringing home gold medals.  Madelynn, and her relay partner Sydney Loiacono, are both currently ranked in the top ten in Middlesex County in both the discus and the shot put. 

Just this weekend, the paired teamed up to take home two gold medals against some fantastic competition at the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Obituaries

Elizabeth “Donna” Annunziata, 59, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the ...
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Press Releases

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

May 11, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Receives Approval to Perform Non-Emergent Angioplasties

HAMILTON, NJ - As part of a system-wide initiative to increase access to a comprehensive range of essential cardiac care for residents throughout New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has secured approval from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to perform elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedures. This approval will ...

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Plainfield UNICO's Brian Piccolo Award winner

May 3, 2022

The Plainfield’s chapter of UNICO proudly presented its annual Brian Piccolo Award to Gabriella Vitabile (holding plaque) of South Plainfield! The award is given to high school student athletes of Italian-American heritage who exhibit the qualities modeled by Brian Piccolo in his life and career (courage, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias).

L. to ...

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Silver

May 12, 2022

Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the 2022 National Senior Games held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 10-May 12, 2022.  Sujan participated in the 80-84 age group.

He was awarded the following:

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Power Walk

Silver Medal in 5 K Race Walk

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Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

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We’ve got a pretty big bunch of news from South Plainfield Library this week, so let’s get right to it:
            First, just a reminder about our updated operating hours.  We’re now open from 10 am-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 10 am-6 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 11 am-3 pm on Saturdays.  ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...