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Giving Back

February 28, 2022

WARREN, NJ — 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Warren Township Police Department, and Warren Township is ready to commemorate the anniversary. Look for retro designed police cars, commemorative hats and patches, and a sign fundraiser sponsored by the Warren Township Honorary PBA. See them ...

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY - A Plainfield man who was working at a construction site in Brooklyn Heights fell to his death on Friday, Feb. 11. Angel Pilataxi was on the roof of the 10-story building at 124 Columbia Heights. The New York City Department of Buildings has since imposed a stop work order for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After a successful inaugural event in December, Dress Express Boutique is presenting their second pop-up event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 20 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights located at 250 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. The boutique offers donated, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Much of the talk this weekend was of the Super Bowl , the logistics, and the ads. But not surprising given Warren's love of animals, it was also of the Puppy Bowl. Who will win the LombarkyTrophy?  Puppy Bowl coaches Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are returning to the Puppy Bowl ...

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WARREN, NJ —Rachel Castela and Phoebe Costalos each posted 14 points and Mia Gestosani added 12 points for Mount St. Mary (12-7) as they topped Watchung Hills in Warren on Saturday, 55-52. Junior Julia Puglisi led the Warriors with 18 points while Bella Murray added 16 points and 7 rebounds for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is now accepting applications for its Healing Homes initiative which offers transitional housing for Somerset County individuals or families who have an illness that caused financial hardship ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Going thrifting? Then be sure to put the SHOP at St. Peter's on the list. Spotswood's St. Peter's Church is the home of the popular Thrift Shop. Its part of St. Peter's community outreach programs which includes the Alice's CUP Food Pantry, the Wednesday Night Community Suppers, the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Newspaper Photography Project continues to make progress, with more volunteers joining the effort to create a digital record of people, events, and places recorded in Somerville’s now defunct weekly newspapers, some dating back to the 1850s. Volunteers work at home ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline January 31, 2022.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Elle Foundation out of Bridgewater. Laurie and Dean ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Volunteer Squad, based in Bridgewater, has posted an Amazon Wish List for anyone wishing to donate to the Stani family after mother Michelle died of COVID complications three weeks after giving birth to her youngest child. According to the Squad, her oldest child, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends. Michelle Stani, who had recently moved to Somerville from Bridgewater also had an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All it takes is a great cause, passion, and a lot of donated dresses. Girls empowering girls across the world while promoting sustainability equals huge success.  Dress Express Boutique is gearing up for their second event offering donated, gently-worn formal and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — Elijah Lewis hit for 21 points and eight rebounds to lead Watchung Hills over Hunterdon Central on Tuesday, 51-36.   Alec Graf added 15 points and Zach Cohen and Brayden Kolakowski each chipped in six points for the Warriors.   “Although it wa sloppy at times, we ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -- Wear pink on Tuesday! The Watchung Hills and Hunterdon Central Boys' Basketball teams are teaming up for a good cause. All three levels of the basketball squads; Freshmen, JV and Varsity will be standing united in bringing awareness and raising money for breast cancer awareness ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hodge Drive family escaped with no injuries after a fire spread from their garbage can to their office Dec. 26. According to police, the call came in at 4:36 a.m. Sunday about a fire on Hodge Drive, which had started in the garbage can located outside the garage. Capt. John ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – TAPinto, a network of more than 90 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida, announced it has a created “TAPinto Gives Back,” a new program to enable its local franchise owners to further give back to their community by providing a local 501(c)(3) ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network honored lung transplant recipient Dawn Burke of Keyport, NJ, and paid tribute to the memory of organ donor Dr. Jamila Irons-Johnson, daughter of Janice Campbell of West Orange, NJ, as Burke and Campbell get set to participate in the 2022 Donate Life Rose ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A memorial service for eight-year-old Cecelia Faith Brizuela, who was killed in a house fire on Eastern Avenue Dec. 10, will be held at the First Baptist Church, West High Street on Wednesday, Dec. 22 from noon-4 p.m. Three other people, including her mother, Rebecca Nash, ...

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Public Asked to Help ‘Rebuild the Boardwalks’ with a Tax-Deductible Gift for Outdoor Fun BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Foundation and the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Science Department have received donations totaling $7,875 for the “Rebuild the Boardwalks” ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It's been little more than a week since a devastating fire swept through a home on Eastern Avenue in the early-morning hours of Dec.19, killing an eight-year-old girl and sending her nine-year-old sister and two adults to the St. Barnabas Hospital Burn Unit, yet the outpouring of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Because "Cece" loved the color purple, the Somerville community and her classmates at the Van Derveer Elementrary School are paying tribute to the third-grader, who died in a house fire Friday, with a wave of purple ribbons tied around trees, posts and light poles throughout ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Because "Cece" loved the color purple, the Somerville community and her classmates at the Van Derveer Elementrary School are paying tribute to the third-grader, who died in a house fire Friday, with a wave of purple ribbons tied around trees, posts and light poles throughout ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Santa has millions of flight miles under his big, black belt, but that experience wasn't enough to overcome dangerous crosswinds that forced cancellation of his flight into Central Jersey Regional Airport Sunday. But that didn't prevent Santa from settling into a hangar ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A GoFundMe account has been created online to help raise money for the funeral expenses of an eight-year-old girl and the three surviving family members displaced by a horrific fire that destroyed their two-story home on Eastern Avenue early Friday morning. In the first six ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – The weather cooperated and the green was packed as the Watchung Rescue Squad dedicated this year’s Tree of Lights to the educators of Watchung. Educators from Bayberry, the Giving Nest Preschool, Mount St. Mary Academy, Valley View and Watchung Hills Regional High School were ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Santa came early to Fanwood's Famous Christmas House on Saturday, Dec. 4.  Hundreds of families stood in a line that wound around the block for a chance to meet St. Nick. Santa's scheduled 2-1/2 hour visit extended to four (4) hours. Santa sat with every child -- and four dogs -- ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - ELLE Foundation is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Laurie and Dean Richmond at Valairco headquarters in Manville.  Valairco ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Salvation Army Plainfield Corps, which offers a soup kitchen three times a week at its 615 Watchung Avenue location, augmented its services over the summer with a Mobile Canteen feeding program for additional outreach to the area's homeless population. Volunteers serve food and ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Green Brook Turkey Trot is on for 2021! When: Thanksgiving morning November 25, 2021, 8:00 am Where: Green Brook Middle School 132 Jefferson Ave., Green Brook, NJ 08812 Plan Your Thanksgiving Day Race, And Experience The Best Of Green Brook. Bring the family! They can ...

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