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House OKs Renaming of Raritan Post Office for John Basilone

December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office."

In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance recounted the many honors Basilone earned in service to the country and asked the House to ...

North Plainfield School District Pays $35,000 to Resolve Employee Discrimination Claim

TRENTON, NJ - The North Plainfield Public School District has paid a former employee $35,000 to resolve allegations it engaged in disability-based discrimination by firing her for “job abandonment” after she missed the last three weeks of a school year due to gallbladder surgery, attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced ...

Somerset County Athletic Complex Earns State Recognition

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Baseball Field at the Somerset County Park Commission Frank “Nap” Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater is the recipient of the 2017 Sports Field Managers of New Jersey “Field of the Year” award.

The 2017 award complements the 2013 award for the softball field, and is the second time that the baseball field has earned the honor, having also ...

North Plainfield Board Education Approves Non- Renewal of Superintendent, Appoints Acting Superintendent and Board Member Resigns

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education voted on Wednesday to not renew the employment contract of Superintendent Dr. James McLaughlin and approved a leave of absence for him with pay from Dec.1 through the end of his contract, June 30, 2018.

 

Assistant Superintendent Michelle Vella was appointed and approved by the board as acting superintendent effective Dec.

North Plainfield Board of Education Set to Meet Wednesday, Non -Renewal of Superintendent McLaughlin On Agenda

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education is set to meet on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and on the agenda is a motion to not renew the contract for district Superintendent Dr. James McLaughlin.

The last page of the agenda states, "The Board of Education non-renews the Contract of Employment between the Board and Dr. James V. McLaughlin for the position of ...

Somerset County Commission on Status of Women Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Women

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program, and nominations are due by Dec. 31.

"We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day," freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison, said in a release. "It is most appropriate that during ...

Firefighters' Parade Lights Up Somerville's Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state answered the call for assistance from the Somerville Fire Department Saturday night to help escort Santa Claus down Main Street and through the side streets of the borough during the VI annual Holiday Lights parade.

Firefighters began arriving in the borough hours before the start of the 6 ...

Controlled Burn in Washington Valley Park Done to Reduce Fuel in Park, Park Commission Says

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and representatives for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently performed a controlled burn on 128.5 acres of Washington Valley Park.

According to a release from the park commission, these controlled burns refer to the controlled application of fire by a team of fire experts under certain weather conditions to ...

"Santa's Elves" Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Help Needed Packing Holiday Gift Packages for US Troops Overseas Dec. 2

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season.

To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the sixth ...

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