Giving Back

May 12, 2020

EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association collected 23 truckloads of non-perishable food for the “Hands of Hope” food pantry and it raised $25,000 in direct donations to help feed the growing number of local needy people and families. “Our weekend food drive was a tremendous success to ...

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EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association (SECA) is spearheading a food drive to benefit the “Hands of Hope” food pantry on Saturday, May 9, and it is receiving widespread support from two dozen civic groups, schools, churches and labor unions. Non-perishable food donations for “Hands ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Thomas Edison Center received an informational facelift courtesy of a local girl scout. Nina Trousdale needed a community service project for her gold award project. An Edison-based girl scout for most of her life, Trousdale grew up surrounded by Thomas Edison. From the time ...

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EDISON, NJ - A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been started to help support the family of Captain Richard "RP" Campbell, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19 earlier this week.  The campaign, organized by Edison Fire Captain Richard Schreck, aims to raise money to support the ...

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EDISON, NJ - A dozen volunteers from the South Edison Community Association are phoning home-bound Edison senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities offering assistance during the Coronvirus (COVID-19) crisis. “Our association’s purpose is neighbors helping neighbors. Right now, some ...

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EDISON, NJ - When Shreya Shivakumar started volunteering at the Hands of Hope Food Pantry in her freshman year of high school, she discovered that sometimes, the pantry could not meet the needs of the people they were trying to help. She met clients with diabetes and individuals, especially ...

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EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association is mobilizing volunteers to deliver groceries to local homebound senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities who are sheltering-in-place during the Coronvirus (COVID-19) crisis. This is the first of several projects the South Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ - With runs on supermarkets and stories of food insecurity, a local lawmaker decided that he would do his part to help Edison’s senior community in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “For us we were just thinking a head of the basic needs at stores. Knowing seniors can’t ...

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EDISON, NJ - Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, recently announced the reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Mohamed Elmassry from ...

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EDISON, NJ - Like most 16-year-olds, Julianna Taverney enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog Ralphie and shopping; but when Taverney began experiencing severe muscle tissue weakness in January of this year, life as she knew it came to a halt. After multiple doctor ...

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EDISON, NJ - Priyanka Kallur of Edison was among the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students leading a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The students planned and participated in events for Scranton-area children and youth at Friends of the Poor and Boys and ...

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Edison, NJ - Two bills were passed recently, both of which were sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D - Middlesex) and Senator Troy Singleton (D - Burlington). The proposals, S-2448 and S-2449, are set to waive certain licensing fees for veterans and their spouses. It will exempt ...

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Edison, NJ — Two rather unlikely high school girl’s basketball teams have joined together, despite past rivalries, to support the Marisa Tufaro Foundation. Both of the teams are ranked among the Top 5 in the Greater Middlesex Conference and will be collecting baby care supplies to later be ...

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The annual Christmas Spectacular hosted by the Indian Business Association (IBA) in Woodbridge this evening was a grand success. Over 1,000 children attended the event with their parents or grandparents. Many dressed in festive outfits, waited eagerly for the doors to open at 5:30 PM. All of them ...

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On Saturday, December 7th Edison Township will be holding its 30th Annual tree lighting, and its first annual holiday stroll on Amboy Avenue. The stroll hours will be between 2:00 and 4:45 PM; tree lighting will begin at 5:00 PM. During the stroll, visitors can vote for the best store front ...

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EDISON, NJ – Martina Cruz gives thanks each year for the Annual Turkey Giveaway that took place on November 22 at the Edison Housing Authority (EHA), where she lives with her son and granddaughter. “My family has really benefited from this program,” she explained. “The money I save on buying a ...

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EDISON, N.J. -  Menlo Park Mall announced its fall campaign to support Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization. More than 150 Simon Malls and affiliated retail centers, including Menlo Park Mall in Edison, will be participating in a range of activities during the ...

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Edison, NJ - On Thursday, the Edison Chamber of Commerce hosted its 20th Annual Awards Reception and Dinner, celebrating Edison’s finest individuals and organizations in business. Each honoree was chosen through a precise selection process. First, they were nominated by a Chamber member who felt ...

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Edison, NJ -  Volunteers will be utilizing Election Day to help individuals in need. A volunteer group, led by Edison School teacher, Tom White, will be running a non-perishable food drive on Tuesday, November 5. “I thought it was a good way to help the homeless and simultaneously bring the ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Jets Cheerleaders will be holding a used clothing collection on Saturday, October 12 from 12:00 – 2:30 at the Edison Jets Field. The group will be collecting: New and Gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens, stuffed ...

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Edison, NJ – The Metuchen-Edison NAACP announced that one of its members, Major Alvin L. Mallette NJ Air National Guard (Active), will be a recipient of the 2019 New Jersey NAACP Soldier of Valor Awards, presented by the NAACP New Jersey State Conference Armed Forces and Veterans’ Affairs ...

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Edison, NJ – The Sai Datta Peetham, located at 902 Oak Tree Road,  in South Plainfield, held its annual Back to School Drive on Saturday. The congregation donated school supplies to the Edison School District. The drive, which ran from August 8 through the 31, collected an assortment of school ...

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Edison, NJ – The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy will be hosting its annual Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K.   The race, which is Super Hero themed, will take place at Lakeview School, located at 10 Oak Drive in Edison,  on September 14. Onsite registration will begin at 7:30 ...

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Edison, NJ -  The Edison High School Cross Country team is having a Car Wash fundraiser today, August 31. The car wash starts at 10 am and will run to 1 pm.  The team will also sell bottles of water and snacks. The car wash fundraiser will be located at the parking lot in the back of the school ...

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Edison, NJ -  The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) announced that it has recently received a $10,000 grant from Investors Foundation for a Diabetes Prevention Program. The program, which will help people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes,  will assist ...

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Edison, NJ – The grand inauguration of the new BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Edison took place on August 17 and 18. The inauguration was a culmination of events, held over nine days.  The Mandir, located at 2500 Woodbridge Avenue, will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. -8 ...

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Edison, NJ -  The J.P. Stevens High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting a clothing drive on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The drive will accept new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens and stuffed animals. Bicycles and baby ...

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Edison, NJ  - Over 800 participants gathered on Sunday for the  Annual Miles for Minds 5K and Fun Run/Walk at Roosevelt Park in Edison. The event, now in its 11th year,  supports the Center for Brain Injuries at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.  The morning ...

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Edison, NJ - Sitwat Syed is the newest addition to the Board of Trustees of Middlesex County College (MCC). She will serve as the alumni representative. Her one-year term will end on July 30, 2020. The alumni representative is elected to the MCC board by the graduating class. The board also ...

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Edison, NJ – Edison resident John Hogarty joins Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff, of Cranford, as the two newest Board members for the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy. “The role of Board member is a very important one”, said Rose Cushing, President & CEO of the YMCA of MEWSA.  ...

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