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Somerset Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

December 10, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

Happy Thanksgiving from Puerto Rico to East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick can be proud of a student who saw problem and did what he could to address it.  In doing so, brought a deep sense of what Thanksgiving really means to those in need.  He did the work to shed some light on a problem.

When Luke Zorn, a fifth grader at Warnsdorfer Elementary School, earned his "Arrow of Light" as a Cub ...

Bears and EBPD Score Touchdowns for Breast Cancer Research

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In support of this worthy cause,  both of the East Brunswick Police Department’s Police Unions, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP #98) and Police Benevolent Association (PBA #145) teamed up with the East Brunswick High School Varsity Football Team to raise funds in support of breast cancer awareness and ...

EBPD Joins "No Shave November" to Promote Cancer Awareness

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is taking on "No-Shave November" to raise money for cancer awareness. Local officers will grow facial hair with the hope that their shaggy locks will prompt a conversation about cancer care and prevention.

Started in 2009, the movement at no-shave.org encourages individuals, businesses, and organizations to ...

Rummage Sale in East Brunswick on December 3rd

         The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Shalom will host a Rummage Sale on Sunday, December 3rd from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
          A wide variety of items will be available at low prices including clothing, shoes, books, toys, household items and more for the entire family. Cash & check (with ID) only.
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Middlesex County, state officials, celebrate 18 adoptions as part of National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Gianni Dias-Raimundo found out at 8 years old that she was adopted, the revelation didn’t come out of left field.

Gianni had, until that moment, always found something to be amiss. For one, her parents, adopted brother and family were all white.

Years later, the now 17-year-old Elizabeth resident is a straight-A student, aspiring nurse and Rutgers School of ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

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, ...

Help Feed Area Communities This Thanksgiving By Stuffing The Bus

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Immaculate Conception School bus will be parked in the lot of the Stop & Shop in the Concordia Shopping Center on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Residents are invited to come and stuff the bus with non-perishable food to help all members of the surrounding communities enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.

The donations will go to the ...

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The Provident Bank Foundation awards $25,000 grant to Girl Scouts of New Jersey

December 5, 2017

The Provident Bank Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Girl Scouts of New Jersey to fund supplemental training for the 40,000 adult volunteers who deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls across the state.

With this funding, the four Girl Scouts councils in New Jersey will innovate current training curricula by offering Girl Scout leaders seminars on dealing with interpersonal ...