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February 12, 2018

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran serving as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US Marine veteran who was on a ...

New Brunswick Community Chips in for Lifetime Resident, Activist With Many Hats

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A longtime local resident and community activist, Brian Gardner​,​ has worn many hats as he’s found ways to be involved with the city.

Soon after graduating high school, he found a job as a maintenance worker at the New Brunswick Free Public library, where he worked his way up to children’s services, where he mentored hundreds of youth.

And then five ...

Point-in-Time Event at Elijah's Promise Helps Area Homeless

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of homeless gathered at Elijah’s Promise, the city’s prominent soup kitchen, for the Point-In-Time Survey, a nationwide census on America’s homeless.

All 21 counties across New Jersey are taking part on Jan. 24 to administer the survey. Elijah’s Promise was one of three agencies coordinating the roll-out of the survey in Middlesex County, the ...

New Brunswick Opens Window of Understanding

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For a local resident like Claudio Mir, with roots in New Brunswick, waking up to news of a flyer ​that read “America is a white nation,” was an unpleasant surprise.

He came to the United States as a young adult, and graduated from Rutgers-New Brunswick in the 1990​. He has lived here since.

​As an artist, a photographer and community activist, he’s ...

New Elijah's Promise Executive Director To Bring 20 Years Experience

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise​, one of the most well-known soup kitchens in the region, has​ named Michelle Wilson as its new executive director.

Wilson​ brings more than 20 years of experience in community development and food security to organization’s top role.

Wilson’s appointment was announced on Jan. 17 by ​the ​organization’s board of ...

New Brunswick, Highland Park, Rutgers, Use Art to Team Up Against Hate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hate incidents across the country have been on the rise in the past year, and New Brunswick has been no exception.

That’s why city officials and volunteers will be partnering with ​the Borough of ​Highland Park and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, for a month-long arts project meant to promote peace, love and understanding.

“Windows ...

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