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Team Campbell Foundation Donates $10,000 to Children's Brain Tumor Project

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Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and his CBTP team as well as Greg and Robin Hoyt, Mark and Laura Tamke, Sandy Whelan, Mary Lev, Becky Hull and Genene Sullivan, all of Bernardsville. Credits: Team Campbell
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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - On December 15, the Team Campbell Foundation Board presented a check for $10,000 to Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
 
Members of the board were on hand at Weill Cornell Medical Center for a tour of their laboratory and to witness firsthand the work that Dr. Greenfield and his team do on a daily basis as they work with families to find a cure for ependymoma and other childhood cancers.
 
 
Team Campbell Foundation was formed to honor Campbell Grace Hoyt, who lost her battle to ependymoma, a rare cancer of the brain and spine in August 2014.
 
This donation was only one of several year-end gifts that Team Campbell Foundation, just one year old, was able to make. In addition to the gift to Weill Cornell, the foundation also donated $10,000 to five families facing a cancer diagnosis to use as they wished during the holiday season, celebrated Thanksgiving by bringing food to children and their families at Morristown Memorial Hospital, and hosted over twenty cancer stricken children and their families at TD Bank Park for a Somerset Patriots baseball game.  

 
Team Campbell Foundation’s mission, to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research, develop psycho-social enrichment programs and raise awareness for those facing a childhood cancer diagnosis, was helped by several fundraising events throughout 2015. These included a fitness challenge at The MAX in Bedminster, a competition among friends at O-PA! Performance Academy in Bernardsville and a bittersweet scrimmage organized by the BHS women’s basketball coach Sandy Whelan against Metuchen High to honor Campbell Hoyt and Conor McCadden, a freshman at Metuchen High School who also lost his battle to cancer. Penguin Ice Cream held Cam's Birthday Bake Sale in May outside their doors.  In September, to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Team Campbell Foundation was able to distribute more than 250 signs and gold ribbons around the town of Bernardsville.  September 12th marked Childhood Cancer Awareness Night at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, as Team Campbell Foundation took over the baseball park. The evening featured a beautiful rendition of the national anthem by Bernards High Madrigalsand a win by the Somerset Patriots.

Fundraising in support of Team Campbell Foundation’s mission continued with events atDelicious Heights in Bedminster, NJ and Dock's Clam Bar on Staten Island.
 
Campbell Hoyt’s unwavering willingness to help others was continued through the works of Bundles of Grace, Campbell's Flutterflies, a Bernards High Club, and Cam's Store, a pop-up store at Bedwell Elementary School. Each of these programs, with the help of many volunteers, has taken on a life of its own outside of Team Campbell Foundation.  The Pinwheel Project, which was organized by Bedwell Elementary School and the Parents' Association, raised over $6000.  The Pinwheel Project culminated in 1827 pinwheels (the number of days Campbell fought ependymoma) being planted at the school along with a dedication of the Buddy Bench in May of last year. 
 
Many additional events and programs are planned for 2016. If you would like more information or wish to volunteer, please visit www.teamcampbellfoundation.org

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Found: Green Brook and Warren, Do You Know this Dog?

April 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you know me? I'm a young, male German Shepherd who appears to be around a year old. Found near Warrenville Road near the Green Brook, Bound Brook border and now at Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Call  908-725-0308.

New Jersey Honors Survivors, Caregivers and Families Fighting the World’s Toughest Cancer at Purplelight in Warren

April 26, 2018

WARREN, N.J. -  Local residents and supporters will unite alongside volunteers of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate to demand better for pancreatic cancer patients at PurpleLight New Jersey on April 29 at Camp Harmony / The Orchard Academy at 5 p.m.

 

PurpleLight events take place across the country ...

Police Department Accepting Resumes for Class III Officers

The Franklin Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes for the position of Class III Officer. Applicants must:

- Be under the age of 65 at the time of appointment
- Possessed a Class "A" Police Training Certificate
- Retired from a law enforcement agency in good standing
- Reside in the State of NJ and possess a valid NJ Driver's License

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Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Baby Seal Waddles Its Way onto Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far.

Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has been notified.

This is the second known instance ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 12, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said ...

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

April 17, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Tops Morristown, 6-3

April 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior Joe Blajsa picked up his first win of the season and Kevin Badger went 4-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI to lead Watchung Hills over Morristown on Wednesday, 6-3.

Blajsa pitched six and 2/3 innings allowing only six hits, striking out five and walking one. Junior Ben Ant came in for the strikeout save to pick up his ...

New DMV Facility Should Ease Crunch in Somerville

April 23, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood residents.

She ...

Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Watchung Borough Council Recognizes Watchung Hills Senior Julia Cunningham, Proclaims April 19 Julia Cunningham Day

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung resident and Watchung Hills Regional High School graduating senior, Julia Cunningham was recognized at a special meeting of the Watchung Borough council Thursday. 

Councilman Bill Nehls praised Cunningham, “ as probably one of the best basketball players in the state,” and “an inspiration for girls in the seventh and eighth grades, ...

Police Investigate Bias Incident in Montgomery, Seek Help from Public

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson township Police Director/Capt. Thomas Wain are asking the public for help in the investigation of what is being considered a bias crime.

Detectives assigned to the investigation released that the following information based on the preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit funding increase

April 25, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

TAPintoTravels Area Teens Invited to the First Meeting of Aviation Explorer Post 523

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Exploring helps young people make more informed decisions about future careers and learn about different jobs within a particular field. 

In that vein, Aviation Explorer Post 523 will hold its first meeting for young men and women, ages 14-20, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m., at DM Airports, 8 Airport Road in Morristown. Future meetings will ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...