Giving Back

July 19, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New location, same selfless work. The members of the New Brunswick Bike Exchange have been busy serving the city and some of its organizations since settling into their new space in the back of the Recreation Center’s Hub Teen Center at 411 Joyce Kilmer Ave. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A warm, soapy shower not only cleans the body, but it also cleanses the soul. Leaving people feeling refreshed, renewed and restored – that’s the mission behind the local nonprofit organization ARM’s new mobile hygiene unit. The members of ARM (Archangel Raphael’s Mission) ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Two GoFundMe fundraisers have been created to support Sebastian Rios, the two-year-old whose abduction last Friday set off an Amber Alert and a frantic search for his whereabouts. Kelsi Gantt, a spokesperson for GoFundMe, confirmed the veracity of both fundraisers. By now, many ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The dream - the one about  providing an opportunity for adventurous Rutgers students to spend their summers on a journey to help various grass-roots organizations - is still alive. Not even a one-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could keep The Dream Project from ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Chelsea Senior Living (“Chelsea”), Mount Bethel Village, and Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center will host their 14th annual golf outing at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster on Sept. 14 to raise money for local first responders. The morning starts with breakfast at 7 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough will mark the sixth year anniversary of the tragic passing of Spotswood EMT Hinal Patel on Sunday, July 25 with a street sign dedication, memorial service, and open house at the Spotswood EMS Building. Patel died in the line of duty of July 25, 2015, while she was en ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK/CRANBURY, NJ - A house became a home today as Community Options opened a renovated residence on Broadway Road that will permanently house four disabled women in a warm environment destined to become part of the greater community. Phil Lian of Community Options, who was there to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Operation Full Bellies and Full Hearts is happy to announce a new addition....the Summer Meal Program! "As a result of the "grab&go" meals being offered once a week instead of twice by the East Brunswick Public Schools, I wanted to help supplement those meals with a home ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Nick Grisi is back at the Milltown home he shares with longtime girlfriend Stef Andara and their kitties Po and Mantis after completing the cross-country bike ride of a lifetime. Grisi peddled 5,000 plus miles to ride from the West Coast to Florida to New England. The first part of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department raised over $15,000 for the New Jersey Special Olympics at their annual torch run. According to a press release, 21 South Brunswick officers began running at 5AM to raise money. Multiple New Jersey police departments held a torch run this ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Summer Sports Finals for the New Jersey Special Olympics were hosted on the weekend of June 12 and 13, in Lawrenceville, Princeton, Hopewell and Ewing, NJ. Following the 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on the Friday before, events in various sports took place throughout the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The United Way of Central Jersey is holding its annual summer food drive on the longest day of the year, Monday, June 21 from 10 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its Milltown headquarters. The coronavirus pandemic has made food insecurity extremely challenging for many ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco. DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - St. Peter's Church will have a representative in this year's Dine Below the Line competition that gets underway on YouTube on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Former Warden Cathy Decker will be showcasing her culinary skills in the competition that is a collaboration of MCFOODS, Feeding ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Varsity Pitcher Joseph Tuttolimondo has been donating $10 for autism awareness for every strikeout that he pitches in the month of May. The idea came from Trevor Bauer, the pitcher for the LA Dodgers who donated $1,000 to charity for every strikeout. So far, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company is sponsoring a community-wide event Tuesday May 25 to acknowledge the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. “Art-Making as a Community: Thoughts on Freedom and Justice” will begin at 7 p.m. in front of the New Brunswick Performing Arts ...

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CARTERET and RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes a story is more than just a story. And sometimes a request from a neighbor involves just a bit more than asking for that old clichéd cup of sugar. Occasionally, too, it happens that one encounters such acts of goodness and charity and decency and love, albeit ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Founder of Operation Full Bellies and Full Hearts Cori Nunziata was more than pleased when the Manager of Starbucks on Racetrack Rd. contacted her to explore opportunities for partnership for the purpose of helping local families in need. Jenevieve Hanley, Manager of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jay Goldberg has been getting some curious looks when he pulls up at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Ryders Lane. Some people come right over, some slowly sidle up to the truck and still others aren’t sure what to do. The sight of Elijah’s Promise’s new boxy, bright red ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she ...

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Dear Editor,        On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Rich and Laura Fredricks delivered two memorial benches to the East Brunswick High School in loving memory of their daughter, Emily, a 2011 graduate of EBHS.  Emily was 24 years old when she was killed by the driver of a sanitation truck while ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Enthusiastic Law Enforcement Officers from the East Brunswick Police Department joined the friendly staff of the Chelsea to provide some tasty BBQ for local residents yesterday.  The Chelsea at East Brunswick, an Assisted Living community, hosted a fundraiser to support the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his role as an activist, Tormel Pittman has spearheaded marches to denounce police misconduct in the wake of George Floyd’s death and led protests to demand the renaming of Roosevelt School. On Saturday, he will be helping organize an event to take on the issue of urban ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A house fire on Thursday, April 1 destroyed a majority of the home of Theresa and Tyraun Anderson. The fire was caused by grease and the young family, including a four-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, lost the majority of their possessions in the blaze including clothing and ...

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