Religions and Spirituality

August 3, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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WARREN, NJ - New Jersey mayors have authority to perform marriage ceremonies at no cost to the residents. On Sunday, Warren Mayor Victor Sordillo did just that.    “Today I presided over the wedding of a great young Warren couple,”said Sordillo. I have performed around 50 for our residents since ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Private funeral services were held at the Branchburg Funeral Home for Frances Wang, the 16-year-old Bridgewater-Raritan High School student who was found dead in Chimney Rock Park late on the evening of Jan. 27 after she was reported missing from her home in Martinsville early that ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The annual Christmas Eve singalong has been held every year in downtown Basking Ridge despite snow, cold, sleet, ice, fog or rain conditions. Many current and former residents cite the carol sing as one of the highlights of growing up in Basking Ridge. The annual Christmas ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will be giving hundreds of coats away to those in need on Saturday, Dec. 23  from 8- to 10 a.m. at the Saint Joseph's Parish Center 99 Westervelt Ave.    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit, all volunteer organization ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Katz family lit the menorah on Watchung’s green on the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday. This year, Hanukkah begins Tues. night, Dec. 12, 2017 and continues through Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Eric Katz was recently appointed as Head Coach for Maccabi USA's Youth Men's ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - St. James School staff, student body, parish volunteers and supporters gathered at St. James Catholic School in Basking Ridge on Monday, Nov. 27 to welcome the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, who had been invited to the school to bless the newly ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Knights at Our Lady of the Mount loaded up a truck and delivered 118 boxes of food, 3800 lbs. in total, to its sister parish Most Holy Name of Jesus in Perth Amboy on Saturday. An additional monetary gift of  $1325 was also provided. “The parishioners of Most Holy Name of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Laurel Hessing, 81, of Berkeley Heights passed away quietly in her sleep Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home after a three and a half year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Queens, New York on February 25, 1936 and  lived in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Legendary New Providence varsity football coach Frank Bottone passed away Thursday morning after suffering a stroke. “It’s with deep sadness to hear of our legendary coach Bottone’s passing,” Mick Marion, former Mayor and current Warren Township Committeeman said. “My ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - A celebration of the life for a student from Millburn who died this week is set for Saturday morning. Lauren Grace Liu, a 14-year-old student at Kent Place School in Summit, took her own life in her family home after suffering from depression her obituary stated. The straight-A ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Free workshops to assist the families and friends of those struggling with addiction - and coping strategies for those seeking to break the chain of addiction - are being offered throughout October and into November at two Bernards Township churches. Basking Ridge-based ...

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GILLETTE, NJ -  Annemarie (Seipel) DiMaio passed away following an eight-year battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Mrs. DiMaio was the co-owner with her husband, Jim, of DERCO Print, Inc., of Berkeley Heights, where she worked by his side. She was born in Germany on June 27, 1948, ...

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HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:   "We ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren seventh- and eighth-graders David and Dalton Rosenfarb presented a check for $1,000 at the Warren Township Committee’s last meeting to the Warren Police departments K-9 Unit, for police dog Onyx’s supplies and training certifications. David and Dalton are making their Bar ...

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WARREN, NJ - On Monday, 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 inscription that ...

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