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Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM, have announced that the team will host National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, March 8th from 12-4 pm at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison.  The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to […]


Operation Shoebox NJ invites volunteers to IX anniversary packing at Manville VFW

MANVILLE – Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 9th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 8th. The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 11 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies. Packing begins at […]

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Operation Shoebox New Jersey founder recognized for support of US troops overseas

SOMERVILLE – Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, was honored by Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano and the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization during the Somerset County Law Enforcement “Show of Strength” program. Provenzano presented Hirsch with the Sheriff’s Recognition Award for his work with […]

A Memorial Day Message

Some things are easy to forget, especially when you are distracted by all that goes on around you. Over the past six months, it’s been non-stop – the fallout from Superstorm Sandy; the horrid school shootings in Connecticut; the terrorist bombings in Boston; death and destruction in Oklahoma; a British soldier butchered in broad daylight […]


Help Emily and Molly “Save Our Shore”

Emily McEntee and Molly McEntee designed these colorful t-shirts to raise money and help those affected by Super Storm Sandy to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses along the New Jersey Shore. T-shirts are available in both youth and adult sizes. All money raised through the sale of the “Save Our Shore” t-shirts will be […]


Going, going, gone! Auctioneers sell sports memorabilia to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER – The New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers will hold an auction of sports memorabilia at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 14 to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey. Among the highlights will be a spectacular Somerset Patriots Experience package which includes a Hospitality Suite For 30 People (food and beverages are not included); […]

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Shop for a Cause: Macy’s 25% discount tickets benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey

Macy’s stores in Bridgewater, South Plainfield, Edison and all stores throughout New Jersey are helping to raise money for Operation Shoebox New Jersey. Every Macy’s store nationwide on Aug. 27, 2011 is offering a 25 percent discount to help benefit local charities, foundations and non-profit organizations. To be eligible for the discount, shoppers must purchase […]