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Elijah’s Promise to celebrate Earth Day weekend, April 21 & 22

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – Elijah’s Promise will bring a weekend of outdoor music, food and fun to New Brunswick, April 21 and 22, with an Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden on Tabernacle Way and the spring opening of the new Esperanza Mercado on Joyce Kilmer Avenue.

The Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden (across from 52 Tabernacle Way) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, will ...

Ammon Foundation donates to Elijah’ Promise to support culinary student in addiction recovery

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives of underserved and at-risk individuals.

“It is a great honor to ...

Amazon keeps showing it is a good neighbor in Middlesex County

EDISON – 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 with disabilities and those previously homeless people. Amazon called to help Triple ...

Murphy’s Puerto Rico Relief Commission to connect families to resources

PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in recorded history.

"University students have ...

High school students to host annual blood drive March 26

NEW BRUNSWICK -  New Brunswick High School’s National Honor Society plans to give back to the surrounding community by hosting a blood drive on Monday, March 26 for the eighth year in a row. Each year the society’s three blood drives collect about 300 pints of blood. This is an important contribution because each pint can result in saving three lives.

When several ...

Rutgers Student on Front Lines of Orangutan Conservation, Research

NEW BRUNSWICK - Deep in a tropical forest in Borneo 15 years ago, Rutgers student Didik Prasetyo first encountered a young male orangutan that he named “Jerry.”

The great ape was one of several orangutans that Prasetyo and other researchers followed at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station in the Mawas Conservation Area in Indonesia. Prasetyo was skeptical when colleagues said ...

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Safe Sleep for Babies Requires Effort from All

April 10, 2018

For more than a decade, my organization, Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), has sounded the steady drumbeat of safe sleep awareness, which in turn has created bans on dangerous products and has helped enact laws that work to ensure babies are sleeping safely.

In 2018, KBS kicked off its latest awareness campaign designed to promote safe sleep practices and products ...