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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 18, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Clark's Kaitlyn Hogan Leads Pink Ribbon Campaign

CLARK, NJ – Westfield Avenue has been adorned with pink ribbons since the beginning of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 One young woman can jokingly tell you how many poles there are along the roadway after selecting 100 of them to embellish with pink ribbons in the hopes of raising awareness.

Kaitlyn Hogan, a senior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, ...

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Annual Turkey Drive To Help Provide For New Jersey's Hungry

November 15, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – Close to 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing and all. To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys and will gather even ...