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Giving Back

August 8, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first Latino from New Brunswick to become Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 324 – which traces its roots in the city back 126 years – is bringing a fresh perspective and a dynamic energy to his role. Jerry Mercado’s goals include boosting membership after it was effected by the ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Snow-kidding, the last week of the SHOP at St. Peter's Christmas in July sale has arrived. This week shoppers can fill a shopping bag for just $2. The SHOP at St. Peter's is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Evening shopping hours are available on ...

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ATLANTA, GA - Not everyone in East Brunswick knows who Anthony Buccigrossi is, but dozens of local Eagle Scouts do.  The East Brunswick Elks also know him.  So do the veterans. Buccigrossi has been an active community member in East Brunswick for many years, helping lots of kids achieve in a venue ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- When the Marisa Rose Bowl all-star football game kicks off Thursday evening, seven players from the East Brunswick football team will be in uniform. All proceeds from the game, which will start at 7 p.m. at North Brunswick High School, will benefit The Marisa Tufaro ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jay Goldberg gathered a few fellow volunteers at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple to make start making bagged lunches when he saw food insecurity spreading across the city during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, that’s part of the story.  There was also the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As if there weren't already enough magic in Orlando, East Brunswick's Dori Saypol will travel there to create a bit more wonder for critically ill children and their families. East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce member Dori Saypol, owner of Total Party LLC, has been ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, July 16, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, North Brunswick Township, NJ) where Daniel played countless baseball games from grammar school to high ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association President Captain John Lewis is reminding everyone that on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the association’s Junior Mates will host a fundraising cruise on the “Black Pearl” pirate boat from 7:00-8:30 PM. A minimum donation is $75 while ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A toddler in pink sneakers swayed to and fro.  Firefighters on a passing float had the rhythm in their shoulders.  A performer on stilts raised his arms to the sky and waved them around.  An Afro-Mexican dance team wearing masks made from horse hair and deer antlers ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday,  members of the East Brunswick Police Department, along with additional law enforcement agencies, participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Annually thousands of dedicated and compassionate law enforcement officers carry the ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, which has been a steadfast supporter of The Marisa Tufaro Foundation since its inception, will host the nonprofit’s Tournament of Roses Parade Charity Walk and Food Drive on July 18. The event will take place three days before the Bellamy and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The dozens of dedicated volunteers at Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick made thousands of deliveries to seniors who struggle to get out of their homes through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as cases continue to remain low across the state, the charity is ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County residents need to get ready to vote!  Join Replenish for Dine Below the Line on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 6 pm.   This cooking competition showcasing  local food pantries preparing delicious, nutritious meals on a budget with items readily found in ...

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EDISON, NJ - Family and friends of Steve Stutski gathered on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in remembrance of his life and enshrined the name “Steve Stutski” on a park bench near the basketball courts. The same courts that are now named “The Steve Stutski Courts,” a tribute to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Indian Cultural Society is proudly joining hands with the Daisy Recreation, an East Brunswick Township program that has been serving the community for over 50 years and has provided services for children and adults with disabilities in our local community.   The group has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers students, faculty and staff are providing humanitarian help from more than 4,500 miles away as the horrors continue in Ukraine and the world gets a front row seat to images of dead bodies lying in the streets of the war-torn country. The volunteers are a small but ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Daisies were in full bloom yesterday at the 37th Annual Ralph and Norma Lamo Breakfast benefiting the Daisy Association.  Families and friends of those residents of the East Brunswick community who are strengthened by their participation in the Special Needs Daisy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A variety of talented musicians, under the artistic direction of Collegium Musicum NJ, are coming together to give their talents to help raise money for Ukraine. Musicians will perform the Ukrainian National Anthem, Ukrainian folk music, classical and jazz pieces.  The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Sayreville native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees. The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Aldersgate Community Outreach Center at 562 Ryders Lane in East Brunswick is now accepting donations of frozen hams, turkeys or roaster chickens for distribution for the Easter holiday. The distribution will take place April 3-8. Donations may be dropped off when the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Dozens of high school golfers will join The Marisa Tufaro Foundation in taking a swing at alleviating food insecurity. In addition to participating in the Tee Off Against Hunger on April 24 at Top Golf in Edison, some 60 boys and girls golfers from the Greater Middlesex Conference ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – This Wednesday, March 30, Jersey Mike’s Subs is giving a full day’s sales — expected to be over $10 million — to charity. It’s the sub company’s 12th Annual Day of Giving when more than 2,000 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants nationwide will donate 100 percent of sales to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ana Perez-Arrieta focused her life on helping others, and felt grateful for the chance to do it. Mildred Perez told 200 or so people who attended a ceremony Saturday morning that the best way to honor her daughter’s memory is to follow the example she set. “Care about ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Commission is celebrating the efforts of the township's Lap Tapestry Project. These volunteers have created beautiful knitted and crocheted items specifically for donation. This week, 120 handmade items were packaged for shipment to Ukraine, where we ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — An inconspicuous Port Reading shipping firm got plenty of statewide attention from New Jersey’s first lady Tammy Murphy and Mayor John McCormac for its enormous Ukrainian humanitarian relief effort. Elizabeth-based Meese-America’s cavernous warehouse in Port Reading just sent ...

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EDISON, NJ - Hands of Hope for the Community will host an inaugural Tee Off Against Hunger fundraiser at Top Golf in Edison on April 24. Company sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $500 to $1,500, for the event are still available. Please visit teeoffagainsthunger.us/sponsors to become a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Since February 24, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated adult news feeds. The conflict though has not gone unnoticed by children. Appleby School third-grader Ellie Lui had heard about the invasion from her father and saw snippets on the news. Her dad provided her with an ...

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