Giving Back Top Stories

April 1, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police have become supporting partners with Middlesex County Food Organization & Outreach Services (MCFOODS) to help stock the shelves for those in need in the County.  “This new partnership will make giving more accessible ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -  It's that time of the year again for the community to join in a 30-year tradition to fight local hunger.  The Franklin Food Bank’s annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride will kick off at Franklin High School on Elizabeth Avenue on April 28, according to organizers.  The day ...

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STAFFORD - Bridgit Romano is battling breast cancer and many of her friends and family came together to hold a special fundraiser to express their love for Bridgit and to help in her fight against the disease.  The Benefit for Bridgit was held at Calloway’s Restaurant on Saturday night and it ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Sofia Ludwig, an Ambassador Girl Scout in Troop 60794, has recently earned her Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can receive. Ludwig’s project, "Crafting the Future of Seniors," involved a partnership with the Bridgewater Senior Center, in ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank Police Patrolman Stan Balmer along with his partner K9 “Hunter,” presented an exciting show to the residents of The Wesleyan, a United Methodist Communities senior citizens facility.  Balmer was joined by his fellow officers, Patrolmen Jorge Torres and Cevin Albert, who ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Scott Grimes found that the path to being an Eagle Scout included building houses for bluebirds. The 15-year-old township resident is a freshman at Immaculata High School in Somerville. He’s a member of Three Bridges Boy Scout Troop 186 located at Three Bridges Reformed Church ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Thanks to the efforts and generosity of Paterson and Passaic County public employees, volunteers, and the community, high school females from across the city are invited to the Neighborhood Assistance Office, 77 Ellison Street, to find a dress that will help make their prom dreams ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Find out how you can make a difference by selecting and supporting homeowner families, developing and nurturing relationships with faith-based and community organizations, volunteering at our Habitat ReStore, helping out in the office, sharing your marketing talents and ...

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UNION, NJ – Jefferson School students came together recently and raised an impressive $12,000 at “The Kids Heart Challenge” for the American Heart Association. Coordinated by Jefferson School physical education teachers Greg Fry, Courtney Melchionna, and Thomas Filippone, the event, previously ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - As it has done so for over 20 years, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is sponsoring a scholarship program that will once again provide financial support to five qualifying local students planning to extend their academic careers in college or vocational school. Five ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Eighteen-year-old Joel Barham, a talented artist and student at Holmdel High School, was chosen as the recipient of The Bungalow Foundation’s “Package of Hope” and will receive specialized art lessons to further enhance his artistic talents. The Bungalow Foundation is a nonprofit ...

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MADISON, NJ - Waverly Place was the scene on Sunday for Madison’s seventh annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered national charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since 2005, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- An event geared towards helping parents identify common indications of adjustment difficulty in young people is being held on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Stoneman Douglas media center. Parkland Cares and the PTSO of MSD are sponsoring an educational evening for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Carts for Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, will march in the township's 100th Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Services Food Pantry (NFSB). Members of the congregation will march along the parade route with shopping ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group of Keller Williams presents Sunday morning movies featuring the remake of Disney's classic, Dumbo. The complimentary, private screening will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Theater on Sunday, March 31. The theater is located on 155 ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Five graphic design students from Somerville High School have combined their talents to create a commemorative Challenge Coin celebrating the Police Unity Tour, a national cycling event which includes hundreds of police officers from New Jersey, including Somerville’s ...

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Mountainside, NJ -- Sadly, children, teens and adults will experience different losses in life:  divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family member. Despite these losses, children, teens and adults can learn how to cope with loss, and even grow after ...

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​Diesel is the sweetest dog you will ever find! He is about 3- 3 1/2 years old and weighs about 42-45. He had a nice family and home in NC until his family moved and couldn’t take him. How someone could leave this sweet dog behind is unbelievable. His family stated he is a Canaan mix, the vet ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event. The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With the largest township-wide food drive taking place today, residents of the township will go to sleep tonight knowing that one can, one box, one bag can make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Residents saw signs of the townships largest food drive manifest themselves ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It was more than the sun that warmed the chilly air yesterday morning at the Wall Township municipal complex. Enthusiasm heated up its race course, as hundreds of people gathered for the first-ever Main Street Donuts Chase. Some 550 runners and walkers participated in the March 24 ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Thursday, the South Brunswick Police Department sent out a tweet on the popular social media network Twitter seeking to identify a group of teenagers they called "superheroes." The group of teens took time out to make a birthday super special for a five-year-old autistic ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Plans are underway for Roxbury Township’s 2019 Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 AM. The TTownship is seeking donors and participants. On Memorial Day, we honor our fallen soldiers as well as the men and women past and present who have served our country.  ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is raising funds for autism awareness on Tuesday, April 2,from 5 to 10 p.m. at IHOP in North Plainfield, located at 1120 Route 22 East. The fundraiser will benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and patrons need to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Nutley Public Library Butterfly Garden on Sat. May 18 at 10 a.m. The garden is being dedicated to Grace Viola who was a longtime friend of the Nutley Public Library and the Nutey Rotary Club.  In May of 2018, members of the Rotary ...

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READINGTON, NJ – Scott Grimes found that the path to being an Eagle Scout included building houses for bluebirds. The 15-year-old township resident is a freshman at Immaculata High School in Somerville. He’s a member of Three Bridges Boy Scout Troop 186 located at Three Bridges Reformed Church ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) is raising funds for autism awareness on Tuesday, April 2,from 5 to 10 p.m. at IHOP in North Plainfield, located at 1120 Route 22 East. The fundraiser will benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and patrons need to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A local family has turned their child’s diagnosis as a call to action.  Sherri Hughes and Jessica Garrigan organized a Wine Tasting fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held at Sparta VFW on Sunday. Garrigan’s daughter Addison was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford residents are encouraged to join our local officers in Coffee With A Cop Day, Saturday, March 30.  The Stafford Police Department has partnered with Manhattan Bagel Shop in Stafford Square again this year. The public is invited to have a good time meeting and greeting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit / New Providence Rotary has made a donation to Summit-based Student/Partner Alliance, the nonprofit whose mission is to support motivated high school students at private high schools in New Jersey’s urban areas of Essex, Hudson and Union counties with tuition assistance and ...

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