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Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

November 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

9 events going on in New Brunswick this week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and on top of that, the Hub City still has lots to offer. Whether it’s getting tons of great food, or volunteering at a soup kitchen,  check out what’s happening this week.

Monday, November 20

This Thanksgiving season, New Brunswick residents will be eligible for a free turkey. Just stop by the city hall, 78 Bayard ...

Middlesex County, state officials, celebrate 18 adoptions as part of National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Gianni Dias-Raimundo found out at 8 years old that she was adopted, the revelation didn’t come out of left field for her.

Gianni had, until that moment, always found something to be amiss. For one, her parents, adopted brother and family were all white.

Years later, the now 17-year-old Elizabeth resident is a straight-A student, aspiring nurse and Rutgers ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

9 events going on in New Brunswick this week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chilly weather is here to stay and the season of giving is well underway. Find out how you can get involved in the community. Or find a place to cozy up and read a good book or watch a good movie.

Monday, November 13

Taking the jump from the dorm to off-campus living can be a challenge for students, but Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is ...

City fire department collecting donations to help hurricane-stricken families

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city fire department is leading a local effort to collect supplies for residents affected by a wave of hurricanes that hit the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico this summer.

The city’s disaster relief drive continues through November 30, and residents can drop off supplies at the fire department headquarters at 93 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, New Brunswick.

Donations must ...

Veterans Day activities around New Brunswick, Nov. 9 to 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are many ways to celebrate and honor the Hub City’s veterans this weekend, and Rutgers vets too. From discounts to freebies, parades and fun activities, local vets will ​be honored this weekend in many ways.

RU Vets Meeting

Rutgers veterans can drop in for the RU Vets’ annual meeting, 7:30 p.m on November 8 at the Veteran’s House, 14 Lafayette ...

12 events going on in New Brunswick this week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With the season of giving well underway, and Veterans Day in less than a week, groups across New Brunswick and Rutgers are coming together under the theme of community, unity and helping others. Check out what’s going on across the Hub City and find out how you can get active and make a difference.

Monday, November 6

If you’re interested in homebrewing, stop ...

9 events happening in New Brunswick this week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Halloween season is​ here, so make sure to dress up and grab what candy you can. But with Thanksgiving in just a few weeks, the Hub City and Rutgers are entering the​ giving​ season​.​ There's plenty of ways you can make New Brunswick a better place for everyone.

Tuesday, October 31

Unity Square invites New Brunswick families to it’s annual Trunk or ...

City fire department dons pink and blue shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Once again the city fire department is selling blue and pink shirts this year in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Shirts are $20 each and proceeds will benefit local breast cancer awareness and support groups. Anyone interested in purchasing a shirt can call the fire department headquarters at (732) 745-5254.

“Many members of our fire department have ...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Puerto Rico to East Brunswick

November 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick can be proud of a student who saw problem and did what he could to address it. In doing so, brought a deep sense of what Thanksgiving really means to those in need. He did the work to shed some light on a problem.

When Luke Zorn, a fifth grader at Warnsdorfer Elementary School, earned his "Arrow of Light" as a Cub ...