Giving Back

September 14, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A 16-year-old from Edison has used his energy, creativity and penchant for public service to develop a tutoring program that has now become an international phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Shivam Syal, a junior at the Middlesex County Academy for Science, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick community members gathered tonight to commemorate the 19th Anniversary of the September 11, 201 attacks that so impacted our nation and our local communities here in New Jersey.  Mayor Brad Cohen, Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, Commissioner/Freeholder Kenneth ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For many high school students of East Brunswick, the school year looks very different, whether they are going into school part-time or have opted to stay home. However, one thing that remains consistent, stronger than ever, is the high school community service organization, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a blood and platelet drive at the Brunswick Square Mall on Thursday, September 17 from noon to 6:00 pm to address the need for blood services during the COVID-19 pandemic. All donors will receive a tee shirt and be ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental health and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In this time of increased food insecurity, Middlesex County is proud to introduce the Share Your Foodways program: a way to create delicious, culturally distinct dishes from ingredients available at your local food pantry. All the dishes featured in the program are easy to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Books for the Better is a non-profit recently founded by East Brunswick High School students with a mission to make books accessible to kids who are at a disadvantage. The students are in the process of making our first donation to Apostles House, a homeless shelter for ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Food Bank is excited to see you at their drive-thru Food Drive on   Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11 AM – 5 PM at the Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick. This is an opportunity for you to come by and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  New Jersey needs blood donors!   There is an urgent need for blood donations to help patients who have cancer,  blood disorders, need surgeries, or experience  traumas that lead to the emergency room.  Can you help NJ Blood Services reach out to potential donors in the ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Greater Middlesex Conference Baseball Coaches Association Frank Gavigan Senior All-Star Games at North Brunswick’s Community Park on Saturday. A home run derby will precede the all-star games. There will be two games being played concurrently on adjacent fields at the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I rode on Macy's escalator Monday.  It was actually a bit of a thrill after spending four non-retail months outside the Brunswick Square Mall, as a well-fed, well-housed, "prisoner" of the COVID-19 pandemic here in suburban New Jersey.  On June 15, Macy's re-opened at the mall, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Education Foundation (EBEF) pivoted their grant awarding process quickly to accommodate teacher’s needs as they conducted class from their homes.  “The switch to virtual learning required teachers to turn their kitchens, dens, and other areas of their houses ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with East Brunswick Public Schools and Brunswick Square Mall for the MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes - an East Brunswick friendly food drive competition. There will be a Drop-Off Food Collection ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Daisy Recreation, one of East Brunswick’s premier programs for people with special needs, held a drive-by parade through town on May 16, 2020. In their cars, Daisy staff visited several families whose special needs children use their services. The parade comes in wake of the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Human Relations Council continued their Unity in the Community series Tuesday night with a new focus: helping young EB residents adapt to life online. From writing thank you cards to conducting virtual game nights, representatives of East Brunswick’s Boy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mr. Brian Zhang, the father of a Hammarskjold student, reached out to the East Brunswick Police Department looking to donate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE.) "We believe this was a truly generous offer from a child who was willing to utilize his own money and wanted to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be holding the third of its annual Recitation of the Names of those souls lost to a diabolical slave ring in 1818, run by a Middlesex County judge who lived in what is now East Brunswick.  This event, which begins on Saturday, May 30 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick, NJ Girl Scout Daisy troops (#81624 and #81920) came together to donate hundreds of water and Gatorade bottles our heroes at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.  The two troops also put together enough money to donate additional water and Gatorade bottles to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At the forefront of the conversation was a question the world is now asking: When will we reopen, and how? Unity in the Community, a virtual component of the East Brunswick Human Relation Council’s ongoing community engagement program, Coffee and Conversations, is answering ...

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NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) today announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities. This special evening will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  There was a drive-by on Route 18 of a different sort today, as local first responders from the East Brunswick Police Department and the East Brunswick Fire Districts drove to each of the major supermarkets in town to say thank you to the "frontliners": workers who interact ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick residents have spent the past week decorating signs to show their appreciation for healthcare workers who are on the frontline combating the COVID-19 pandemic. A “Wall of Thanks” will be on display outside of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Robert Wood Johnson ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- East Brunswick resident Simon Chu, owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies on Route 18, secured a donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the East Brunswick Police Department and first responders yesterday.   Ten boxes were donated to Mayor Brad Cohen's office ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  the Township of East Brunswick is calling upon the community to show unity by turning on an outdoor light in support of first responders, health care providers, truck drivers, grocery store workers, gas attendants and everyone affected by the pandemic and shutdowns: "Be the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -In a week, over 100 PPE masks were sewn by Zainab Joarawal  of Hammarskjold Middle School.  She and her mom delivered them to friends who shipped them to medical personnel at the facilities listed below: Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, PA Bronx Care Hospital, NYC Karuna ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Elks delivers...even in a pandemic! The East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370 "Feed the Hungry" Committee held their Easter /Passover Food Drive on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Eleven food-insecure families consisting of sixteen (16) adults and twenty two (22) children received ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Paris?  Mexico?  Wildwood?  Let's go there this week and share some fun with the Care One family of residents. Below is a link for a Virtual Spring Break Week for families presented by CareOne East Brunswick Assisted Living and sent to you by Senior Administrator Christopher ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rainbows line the sidewalks. Multi-colored Lite Brite designs twinkle in the windows. Children pose next to their creations with smiles and messy hands. In times like these, it’s a welcome light. The Rainbows Across East Brunswick Facebook group, created only one week ago, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick PBA 145 & 145a are taking this year's Easter Egg Hunt virtual. Print off sheets of an Easter egg from the website, spend time coloring them and stick them to the front window/door of your house that will be visible to others facing the street. Snap ...

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