Giving Back

March 27, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- Frank Uveges has seen a lot in his life, from the front lines of World War II to a career in union construction, to big changes in his hometown of Hamilton Township. With his 100th birthday coming, he planned on celebrating with friends and family. Then, the spread of the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  With the need for personal protective equipment, including face masks, for healthcare workers at an all-time high, local residents have set out on a mission to create a volunteer army of mask-makers while sheltering at-home to help those on the front line in Mercer ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The Hamilton Area YMCA is partnering with the American Red Cross to hold an emergency blood drive to help tackle a blood shortage. The donation drive, scheduled for Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., will help "replenish our local blood supply for patients in need," Red Cross ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With social distancing in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many may find that knitting, crocheting, and sewing is a good way to relax and keep busy. Those blankets can serve as a source of comfort for seriously ill, hospitalized or traumatized children through ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The April 5 Thea's Star of Hope Half Marathon/5K been canceled until next year "due to the rapidly developing situation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)." It was going to be the first race to benefit the organization.   Trisha Danze, president of Thea's Star of Hope and Thea's ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  It was crime scene at Pond Road Middle School Sunday, but students and parents had no need to worry.  Instead of it being an emergency the scene was an effort by the Robbinsville Police Department's Detective Bureau to help some local girls scouts earn special badges. .  ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  With prom season just around the corner, countless high school students are eagerly planning a fun-filled night of dance and memories while their families count up the final cost. That is why Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) has kicked-off the annual “Princess Prom ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Friendly's restaurant,1031 Washington Blvd., will be “Deliciously Celebrating” the efforts of an 11-year old Robbinsville boy collecting shoes for individuals in need across the globe Sunday.    The sweet event will help boost the work of  Soles4Souls led by Zachary Miller, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Lace up those running shoes for a good cause!  Our Lady of Sorrows School will host a Color Splash “Fund Run” for all children and adults of all ages to support the school community.   The Color Splash is an un-timed run/walk for all ages and fitness abilities who want to walk, jog, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Local Girl Scout Troop 70606 will help flood members of the Armed Forces serving overseas with love in the form of cookies this Valentine's Day.  Through the Cookie Share Program, and as part of the larger Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (‘GSCSNJ’) that has ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Whether she's running her successful small business, leading the Hamilton Township mayoral transition team, organizing a Girl Scout event, serving on the local Zoning Board, or cheering on her daughters at sporting events, Rachel Holland is always on the move around Hamilton ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Two Robbinsville Boy Scouts were honored by the Township Council Thursday night for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.   Andrew Neumann, who thanked local veteran Mel Boyce for his assistance, received his Eagle Scout rank by working to create insulated benches at the Armed ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville's Pond Road Middle School was filled with laughter and cheer as Ability Tree New Jersey recently hosted its annual Christmas Party.  More than 200 guests and 50 volunteers from across the state created beautiful crafts, snapped festive photos in the photo booth, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced a partnership with Mercer County non-profit Shine and Inspire for their annual winter donation drive. The Freeholders will be collecting personal hygiene products, school supplies, non-perishable food, and clothing. The ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney was throwing strikes and sinking buckets Friday at The ARC’s annual holiday bowling party in Hamilton Friday. The event raises awareness for those with disabilities as well as the work of ARC in New Jersey. “The ARC gives joy and ...

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EWING, NJ –  On Monday evening, members and supporters of the Mercer County Young Democrats will come together for their first annual “Holiday Give Back” to benefit Mercer County's leading anti-homelessness agency -- Homefront. Donations of diapers, coats, baby goods, and personal hygiene items ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey taxpayers could soon be able to help provide assistance for the elderly, frail, or homebound faced with food insecurity. On Monday, the Assembly Human Services Committee approved a pair of bills that would establish the “Meals on Wheels in New Jersey Fund” to allow ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Dan Benson recently met with members of Hamilton's Cub Scout Pack 992 at to encourage them to stay on the path of community service. The scouts, pack leaders said, are continuing to work on earning their “Building a Better World” badges, an effort that involves learning ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  Members of the Robbinsville Police Department put down their razors and let their beards grow in for a good cause throughout November. The normally clean-shaven police force participated in the annual No-Shave November for cancer awareness.  They also enjoyed a bit of friendly ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  To help teach young children the importance of giving back to the community and helping others, The Malvern School presented a check on Friday, November 8 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, Pennsylvania for $150,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the fight ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Footprints to Recovery, an outpatient drug and alcohol facility located in Hamilton is kicking off its 3rd Annual “Socks of Love” Campaign in hopes of collecting 10,000 pairs of socks for the homeless. The charitable drive helps provide socks to the homeless community, one of the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department and Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 66 are teaming up with Toys for Tots to make this holiday season special by recognizing that "every child deserves a toy." The police department recently announced that they will be an official ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The MOMs Club of Robbinsville is once again collecting Halloween candy to send sweet treats to deployed members of the United States Armed Forces. Working with "Operation Gratitude," the organization will send candy to our troops, veterans, and wounded soldiers. Candy can be ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  --  A star student and athlete who graduated from Robbinsville High School in 2019 has excelled once again, this time in the Navy's Recruit Training Command. On October 25, Robbinsville native and new Seaman Recruit, Jessica Murray, graduated as top Sailor from Recruit Training ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Every community has those people who are there in a minute for families in need, organizations that support a meaningful cause, or situations that require all-hands-on-deck. For Robbinsville, Dave Doran is one of those people.   Dave Doran is known by many in Robbinsville and ...

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