Giving Back

June 29, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Two graduates from Edison area high schools received a total of $6,875 in scholarships recently from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund. The scholarships, financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, a longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, journalist and arts activist,were ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - They came from all over North Jersey to show off their chromed-out, big V8s. By day's end, they'd raised big bucks for a sick boy. The annual North Jersey Street Rod Association (NJSRA) Father's Day Rod Run took place under sunny skies at Horseshoe Lake Park in Roxbury on Sunday.

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EDISON, NJ - Eleven U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will be honored Wednesday for, essentially, driving around the planet more than 40 times. The 11 letter carriers will be presented with the National Safety Council's prestigious "Million Mile Award" for accomplishing more than 30 years of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six days after receiving his degree from Rutgers University, Alexander Lopez-Perez on Saturday will be on the move, starting a bicycle trip to Florida, but it is not a vacation at the end of the school year. Lopez-Perez and four other university students are making the trip ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Edison resident Ian Galamay recently received the Servant Leader Award from Seton Hall University for going above and beyond the call for service. Galamay was one of four students chosen from dozens of nominees for his service close to home and abroad in Haiti and El ...

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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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EDISON, NJ – Leslie Stivale took the call in her office at the Triple C Housing late in January and was surprised by the news. Amazon, which had opened a fulfillment center in Edison in October, was offering hundreds and hundreds of household items, from cleansers to slippers, to people ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Green Team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison sponsored its first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Recycling Event on Monday, Jan. 15. Local families donated their gently used clothing, household items, shoes, toys, books and electronics during the daylong ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison resident Courtney Zeng received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28. The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students are honored with the freshman ...

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EDISON, NJ - Amazon leaders joined with Edison Mayor Tom Lankey at the municipal complex on December 27 to present $5,000 checks to five local charities that serve township residents. The end-of-the-year donations came as a surprise for the non-profits, who received a call in the past week from ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Sanya Sidhu of Edison and Samantha Phillips of Scotch Plains, Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, visit the Angel Tree to select ornaments with gift suggestions for autistic children at The Crossroads School in Westfield. The gifts were delivered to the ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Police Department collected more than 1,000 new, unwrapped toys and delivered them Thursday to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program. “Thanks to many generous Edison families and our dedicated police officers, our toy drive was a terrific success,” Police ...

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EDISON, NJ - A young man from Edison has set out to help needy veterans. Harrison Sussman, 12, will have his bar mitzvah on Dec. 14. His bar mitzvah project entails collecting goods that will go to homeless vets. "I am going to be receiving donations to fill up duffel bags with socks and ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township police officers exceeded their fundraising goal for “No-Shave November,” collecting $10,650 for cancer research and children’s health care. More than 50 officers participated, growing beards for the past month. “Our police officers stepped up to this challenge, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark ...

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EDISON, NJ - Mayor Thomas Lankey announced Monday that Edison’s “Eats For Relief” charitable initiative has raised $22,518 for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. All donations were directed to the One America Appeal Fund, established by the five former Presidents to provide hurricane ...

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EDISON, NJ - Members of Club Interact at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison load a delivery truck from Hands of Hope in Edison after completing another Holiday Food Drive. This initiative is part of a school-wide effort to help those who are less fortunate in the holiday ...

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EDISON, NJ - Amazon joined with Edison Mayor Tom Lankey to present 42 Kindles and an Amazon Echo to leaders of Edison Community Action Reaches Everyone, Inc. (C.A.R.E.), a non-profit organization that helps reduce the socio-economic and emotional barriers affecting local students. Ryan Smith, ...

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