Religions and Spirituality

January 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country. Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For the 95th year, carolers from Basking Ridge and nearby will gather in downtown Basking Ridge for the traditional community holiday sing-along on Christmas Eve led by a brass band on the steps of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church at 1 East Oak St. Each year, crowds of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa. Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year. The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd.

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The funeral arrangements for Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their children Jesse and Sophia Caneiro family, of Colts Neck, have been announced. A memorial gathering will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon until the funeral service at 3 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ: Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. After the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner last ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the First Reformed Church on Main Street. Carry multi-colored balloons, ...

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LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ- Arrangements have been made to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Nick Stevens, Millington resident and former President of the Long Hill Board of Education, who was killed in a bicycle accident on Oct. 12.  Watchung Hills Board of Education president Peter Fallon ...

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WARREN, NJ - Family and friends held a remembrance ceremony for Margaret Haddican-McEnroe at Our Lady of the Mount Church on Wednesday, 12 years since she vanished without a trace from her home in Warren. Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing by her husband Tim McEnroe on Thursday, Oct. 12, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Ron Pollock presided at the 20th annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7,with several dozen dogs, cats and their owners receiving a special blessing at the 3 p.m. service. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Tuesday.and remembered those lost 17 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.   Nine Warren children lost a parent during the ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Warren Township will honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The ceremony will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument in front of the Municipal Building. The monument depicts the Twin Towers and features an ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home. Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago. Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – His voice cracked with with emotion, yet he was quick to joke, pausing occasionally to wipe away a tear.  Jim Langenbach shared anecdotes and fond memories of his childhood. He spoke fondly of his best friend, Robert Scherdin, of growing up together as kids in the borough, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ --- Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James Checchio presided at Friday’s graduation of 107 seniors from Immaculata High School. Megan Adam of  Bridgewater was Valedictorian for the  Class of 2018; Meaghan O’Connor of Branchburg was the Salutatorian. There was much to celebrate, as ...

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WARREN, NJ - Memorial Day is so much more than a long weekend.  It is a chance for us to remember those who gave all for this great nation and the freedoms it offers. This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the lives and legacies of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Facebook fundraising page that has been established for the 14-year-old student who died Tuesday morning surpassed its goal to collect $15,000 to cover the cost of the funeral and memorial services within hours of being posted. At the time of publication of this article more ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ --Spring was definitely in the air on Saturday, as hundreds of members of the Basking Ridge Indian Community, BRIC, their friends and neighbors celebrated Holi, a Hindu festival traditionally held in March to welcome spring.  The celebration of Holi, often called the festival of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Basking Ridge Indian Community, BRIC, is celebrating Holi on Saturday, April 28, in Burnt Mills Park, Bedminster. Holi, a Hindu festival that is often called the festival of colors, is a community celebration to welcome spring. Participants fling colored powders around during ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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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, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.) On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the ...

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Things to do in Somerset County:  Weekend 3.23 to 3.25 1. 5k Race to Wellness, Duke Island Park 2. A Virtual Tour of the Moon, Duke Farms 3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – Opening Weekend, Villagers Theatre 4. KidPreneurs, Bridgewater Commons 5. Goodnight Moon & The Runaway ...

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WARREN, NJ - A post on Facebook after Friday’s storm provided a momentary break to reflect on a life lived in Warren. “Today a Great Man and Community Servant was laid to rest,” Cindy Murphy posted after the funeral of her father E. George Lare on Saturday. Faithful Husband, Loving Father, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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PARKLAND, FL - While Marjory Stoneman Douglas was the setting for the tragedy of last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the person, was a civic-minded journalist who devoted her life to preservation and civil rights.  The events of the past week have left our Parkland community devastated but ...

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