Giving Back

September 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Beginnings Animal Rescue, 706R Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, will host a Giant Yard Sale on Sunday Sept. 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Housewares, collectibles, small furniture, jewelry, antiques, pet supplies, bric-a-brac, so much more!  Everything must go – no reasonable ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Get the motors running this fall at the first annual Spotswood High School Car Show on Sunday, October 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Spotswood High School. All of the proceeds from the show will go to benefit the Spotswood High School girls basketball program. Admission to this ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick resident Louis J. Luczu was honored by his hometown of North Brunswick under their Veteran Street Sign Program.  This program allows township residents who were Wartime Veterans to be recognized by adding their name on a secondary street sign to an existing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - With the new school year about the start, Rutgers University is kicking off traditional events, starting with the Scarlet Day of Service, when students and alumni volunteer to assist several community organizations on Saturday, Sept. 15. One of the largest annual service events ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Back-to-school clothes shopping can put a huge strain on many family budgets, which is why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds their annual clothing swap early in September. "We set up a store at our church," explained Spotswood resident Jenalyn Engstrom.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With an unprecedentedly high number of families seeking help, the New Brunswick Corps of the Salvation Army is making a plea for donations of back-to-school supplies. As result of the large number of requests, the Salvation Army this year has started a waiting list of family ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate. During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's back-to-school time whether it is the annual ritual of the school supply list hunt or clothes and shoe shopping. In honor of the usual August quest for back-to-school items, the Spotswood Shop-Rite is hosting a Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It’s a great time to be a Girl Scout and a Girl Scout volunteer. On July 1 the Girl Scout volunteers in East Brunswick merged with volunteers in South River and Milltown to provide even more opportunities for girls. Troop leaders and other volunteers will get increased ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Polish American Club will be the site for the Fight the Fight for Janice benefit on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The event is to help Janice Cooper, a longtime kindergarten teacher at the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School, in her fight against colon ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - This summer children will once again have the chance to earn a free Slurpee while having positive interactions with law enforcement officers from the East Brunswick Police Department. Starting June 28, 2018, East Brunswick Police Officers will “ticket” juveniles by rewarding ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick residents Taryn Prince and Diya Basu have organized a donation drive to help facilities housing migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border. The drive begins on Monday, June 25 and ends on Monday, July 9th. The VFW in East ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Just one month after flinging his mortar board into the sky with his Hillsborugh High School classmates, James Langon, Class of 1981, sat in a barber’s chair having his head shaved before he was fitted for a set of government-issue Marine fatigues. He was 18 years old, and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Boy Scout Troop 223 is proud to announce the advancement of Tyler Waite to the rank of Eagle Scout.  Tyler is the 76th Eagle Scout for Troop 223.  He will formally be presented with this honor at a ceremony scheduled for June 23, 2018 at the East Brunswick Elks ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a hot Friday morning before Memorial Day, volunteers were hard at work planting eggplant, tomatoes, beans and other veggies here in East Brunswick as part of an initiative by the activist group Farmers Against Hunger.  The plot on Fresh Ponds Road was donated by Jim ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - East Brunswick resident Lauren Spiegelhoff, 31, a breast cancer survivor, took 3rd Place in the Survivor's Division at the recent Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Spiegelhoff brought home the Bronze Medal after crossing the finish line in 29 minutes and 10 seconds ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick’s Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Veterans Park at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. This event honoring the men and women, who lost their lives defending our ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well, for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 30 of Central New Jersey’s top restaurants and food purveyors will share their best dishes at the 19th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night at The Palace at Somerset Park, Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This culinary extravaganza benefits Promise Culinary School in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There was a full house in attendance at the firehouse on Tuesday as the East Brunswick Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons met to honor local students who have provided both community service and approached life with compassion and empathy. Members also ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its third New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for spring ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hundreds of friends, family members and supporters at the Emily Fredricks Memorial Volleyball Game last week against St. Joe's shared a memory as well as a victory in a non-conference match.  The stands were filled with those who honored the memory of EBHS 2011 graduate Emily ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  As if East Brunswick knew that this was going to be a gorgeous sunny day, activities abounded in the parks, fields, and businesses around town.   TAPinto East Brunswick has the happy pictures of all sorts of happy Bears got outside and celebrated - finally! - the arrival of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Grieving friends and family of East Brunswick's Emily Fredricks , EBHS Class of 2011 who was killed cycling to work last November on Spruce Street and 11th Street in Philadelphia, are hosting several events in her memory. The East Brunswick High School Boys Volleyball Team ...

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