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Bikes Donated in Plainfield for 'Christmas in July'

July 26, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Freeholders Linda Carter, Vernell Wright, Alexander Mirabella and Bette Jane Kowalski all assisted Lt. Luke and Sara Barney of the Salvation Army and Donna and Rich Albanese-DeMair, owners of the Dairy Queen in Plainfield, at the annual “Christmas in July” donated bicycle giveaway event.

Hosted by the Salvation Army in Plainfield, the event also ...

Bayonne Medical Center Contributes Supplies to Earthquake Victims

BAYONNE, NJ – Bayonne Medical Center-CarePoint Health responded to a call for help from victims recovering from the earthquake in Ecuador by recently sending about $25,000 worth of medicine and supplies to the South American country.

The medicines donated included antibiotics, and medications for allergies and heart care. The supplies included diapers, masks, gauze, dressings, inhalers, ...

Spotswood Family Devastated by House Fire

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Monday, the sirens began blaring as the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department rushed to Samantha Way. Before long, a call would go out to Helmetta, Monroe and East Brunswick Fire Departments to assist in containing the house fire at the home of Cynthia and Rob Alongi.

By 2:54 p.m. reports from Breaking News Network indicated that the bulk of the fire ...

Green Brook’s 2nd Annual National Night Out Planned for August 2

GREEN BROOK, NJ – The Green Brook Police Department will host its second annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will take place on the grounds of Green Brook Middle School and feature activities for children, a meet and greet with local police officers, giveaways, food vendors, and music from Party People Promotions. Local ...

SAGE Eldercare Celebrates Volunteers, 50 Years of Meals on Wheels

July 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ –SAGE Eldercare celebrated the hundreds of volunteers who are the heart of the non-profit organization at its annual luncheon July 19.

Honoring 50 years of Meals on Wheels at SAGE, the event was dedicated to Joan Hoffmann, a 47-year SAGE Eldercare volunteer, who passed away in early 2016. She was the longest serving Meals on Wheels volunteer in United ...

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6 Cats Dumped In Esposito Park in Clark - We NEED Your Help

July 19, 2016

WE NEED YOU! On Sunday, July 17, a man in a black PT Cruiser with lots of bumper stickers on the back was seen in broad daylight dumping six cats into Esposito Park in Clark.

He pulled up in this PT Cruiser and took out a Rubbermaid container.  Out he dumped five tiger cats and one black cat.  They were very scared.  To date, rescue has been able to find four.

Grief Starts at the Moment of Diagnosis: A Program for Children and Families Coping with Illness

When I ask people how they heard about the bereavement program at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, their response will often be very simple: “Everyone!”

That response fills me with hope. It tells me our community recognizes the emotional needs of grieving children. The culture of grief support for children has changed dramatically in the past thirty years since The Dougy ...