Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

October 19, 2017


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

9th Annual Pink Out Volleyball Tournament Set for Next Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 13, the Westfield High School girls volleyball program will host its ninth annual Pink Out event with a tournament against Watchung Hills. For almost a decade, the Pink Out has raised funds and promoted research about breast cancer.

The tradition began in honor of head coach Bev Torok, who faced her own battle with breast cancer nine years ago. After she ...

Team Campbell Donates Six Robots to Valerie Center

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Members of the Team Campbell Foundation board were on hand Aug. 10 to deliver six V-Go robots to the Valerie Center at Morristown, just in time for the start of the school year. The robots will be used by children battling cancer who cannot attend school due to treatment or side effects related to the disease. Each robot has a name and is donated in honor of a cancer ...

Extreme Haircuts: Bateman, Ciattarelli Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

SERGEANTSVILLE, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) sat side-by-side yesterday at the Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company to get a no-frills haircut.

Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were necessary.

“It took about three minutes,” ...

Chelsea Senior Living Raises Over $20,000 for Warren and other Volunteer First Responders

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Chelsea Senior Living’s annual golf outing raised over $20,000 for volunteer first responders in Warren and the other 12 New Jersey communities which are home to Chelsea assisted living residences.

The golf outing, held Wednesday, September 20, attracted 100 golfers from various companies and Chelsea sponsors who played 18 holes at Fiddler’s ...

Last Few Days to Donate Items to VNA Rummage Sale, Scheduled For Early October

FAR HILLS, NJ - The tens of thousands of items sold at the giant Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills rummage sale each spring and fall come from donations from this area and and beyond - and the donation period to drop off quality used items will continue through this week, until Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Those donations will stock 26 "departments" of bargain merchandise for ...

Couple Creates GoFundMe Page to Collect Donations for Hurricane Maria Ravaged Island of Dominica

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Conrad Linton and Farah Pidgeon, a couple in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield, are on a mission to help family, friends and residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica that was devastated by Category 5 Hurricane Maria last week.

The Commonwealth of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is made up of tropical rain forests and natural springs, with a ...

Chelsea at Warren Raises $2,000 for Green Brook Baby With Rare Genetic Disorder

WARREN, NJ The Chelsea at Warren senior residence, 274 King George Road, raised $2,000 to benefit a local baby with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by an incomplete chromosome.


The “Pasta for a Purpose” fundraiser, held Thursday, September 14 at the Chelsea’s new Independent Living community, offered a choice of three different pastas and ...

Watchung Hills for Warriors to Host 4th Annual Cornhole Championship and Music Festival Saturday

STIRLING, NJ -  Watchung Hills for Warriors will be hosting the fourth annual Watchung Hills Cornhole Championship and Music Festival at the Stirling Elks lodge at 1138 Valley Road on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m to 8 p.m.

The event benefits the Semper Fi Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance and support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured ...

Teens Complete Youth Facilitator Training at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, a grief support center for children, young adults and families dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a parent, sibling or child, held its sixth youth facilitator training in which 18 young people, ages 14 to 18, attended on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The full day session sensitizes teen participants to the issue of childhood grief, and prepares the ...

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

October 14, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...