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In New Brunswick, a Push to Help Post-Harvey Houston

September 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Hub City knows what kind of damage a major storm can cause.

But New Brunswick residents also know how critical charity is in the wake of such a disaster. While the city and the rest of New Jersey received help from far and wide after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, now some local leaders are stepping up to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

City Council ...

Local Trucking Company Sends First Convoy To Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims (WITH VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - State and local police escorted five tractor trailers to the state line Wednesday morning, heading to Texas with donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The effort is part of a continuing drive by Hermann Transportation Services in Monmouth Junction to help those in need after the devastating storm.

Company owners and brothers, Jeff and Bryan Hermann took to ...

New Brunswick Coffeeshop to Donate All Profits to Harvey Victims

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Just the excuse you need to make that espresso a double.

Hidden Grounds, the popular coffeeshop with two locations on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick, plans to donate 100 percent of its profits over the next week to families affected by Hurricane Harvey. The coffee retailer announced the move today, complementing the tall order with a GoFundMe page through ...

Help is on the Way: Area Resident Uses Family Business to Aid Harvey Survivors

FRANKLIN, NJ — What started out as a social media post has become a regional initiative.

Bryan Hermann, a Franklin resident, reached out to his friends, family and acquaintances to solicit some much-needed help for the people of Texas suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hermann, along with his brother Jeff and other family members, run ...

After Johnson & Johnson Program, High School Student Promotes Power of STEM

SPARTA, NJ — A New Jersey high school learned a lot more during a stretch at Johnson & Johnson this summer than he planned—and he's bringing it back into the community.

Senior Christopher Murray is working to promote Code to Hope in the Garden State. Code to Hope is an organization that seeks to improve digital literacy and education in Africa. It resonated with ...

Rutgers to Collect Hurricane Harvey Donations at Football Game

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As Rutgers Country gears up for another football season on the banks, residents of Texas and Louisiana are dealing with more pressing concerns.

Hurricane Harvey ripped through the Gulf Coast region over the past week, booting more than a million people from their homes and killing at least 46, according to reports. Weather experts have described the storm as ...

5K Race, Community Day to Honor Fallen Police Detective and Rutgers Grad

SUMMIT, NJ - The outpouring of support for the family of police Det. Matthew Tarentino, a resident of Somerville killed in a Route 78 car accident on his way to work this May, continues in the town he served, with a 5K race in September and a Community Day in October.

Registration is open for the 5K race, which is scheduled for Sept. 9. It will be run through downtown Summit. Community ...

Need a Backpack? New Brunswick Cops Plan to Give Some Away

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Is your family ready to head back to school?

If not, have no fear. The New Brunswick Police Department intends to hand out backpacks to local kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Walgreens parking lot. That's near Jersey Avenue and Handy Street.

Local families can stop by and pick up the backpacks free of charge, according to the ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept. 11, will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while ...

Gear Up for School with Free Supplies in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As some kids begin to come down with the back-to-school blues, parents might be even more peeved about what they'll shell out on school supplies.

But don't fret: The number could be smaller than you think.

That's because the New Brunswick's recreation department plans to give away free school supplies and backpacks on Sept. 2 to families who live in ...

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