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Giving Back

May 9, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The dozens of dedicated volunteers at Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick made thousands of deliveries to seniors who struggle to get out of their homes through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as cases continue to remain low across the state, the charity is ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A variety of talented musicians, under the artistic direction of Collegium Musicum NJ, are coming together to give their talents to help raise money for Ukraine. Musicians will perform the Ukrainian National Anthem, Ukrainian folk music, classical and jazz pieces.  The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ana Perez-Arrieta focused her life on helping others, and felt grateful for the chance to do it. Mildred Perez told 200 or so people who attended a ceremony Saturday morning that the best way to honor her daughter’s memory is to follow the example she set. “Care about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When the cases of COVID-19 began to surge and our healthcare heroes were facings a formidable foe, David A. Samuel and his team at Consulting & Municipal Engineers (CME) Associates saw a way to help. They gathered N-95 masks, as well as suits specially made to protect ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — An inconspicuous Port Reading shipping firm got plenty of statewide attention from New Jersey’s first lady Tammy Murphy and Mayor John McCormac for its enormous Ukrainian humanitarian relief effort. Elizabeth-based Meese-America’s cavernous warehouse in Port Reading just sent ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Commission is celebrating the efforts of the township's Lap Tapestry Project. These volunteers have created beautiful knitted and crocheted items specifically for donation. This week, 120 handmade items were packaged for shipment to Ukraine, where we ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Elks Lodges in this community have honored long-time Colonia resident Pasquale “Pat” Trombetta and posthumously named Councilwoman Nancy Bader Drumm as their “Citizens of the Year” for 2022. Colonia Elks Lodge 2282 chose Trombetta as its Citizen of the Year. Woodbridge Elks ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Since February 24, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated adult news feeds. The conflict though has not gone unnoticed by children. Appleby School third-grader Ellie Lui had heard about the invasion from her father and saw snippets on the news. Her dad provided her with an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Naim Mohammed smiled and mused how much life can change in 12 weeks. In that short time, he’s become a certified project manager with sharpened skills in everything from carpentry and electrical work, to job interview preparation and financial literacy.  His next step is ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Stock up on coats, boots, sweaters, and more for next winter because its dollar days all week at the SHOP at St. Peter's. All winter clothing including coats and boots are one dollar. The newly renovated shop is "thrifting with a purpose" because all the proceeds go to support the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – PRAB – the nonprofit organization that has provided myriad services to tens of thousands since being launched 50 years ago as the Puerto Rican Action Board – is moving its headquarters to East Brunswick. The organization will relocate from 90 Jersey Ave. to a temporary ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK- REPLENISH, formerly Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS), has reported that it received and distributed a record-breaking amount of food to Middlesex County residents in need in 2021 according to the program’s yearly report.  In total, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Susan Gulics, a lifelong New Jersey resident, cherishes every moment she shares with her husband, John, and their daughter, Lynsey. She is also thankful that her mother and brother both live in houses that are just a few steps away from her home in Sayreville. Unfortunately, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Monday’s drive at The Yard on College Avenue is a call for Rutgers students to literally roll up their sleeves and help replenish the state’s critically low blood supply. College and high school blood drives have historically accounted for 40% of all the statewide collections ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The SHOP at St. Peter's was bustling on February 5 as it welcomed customers back to its newly renovated thrift shop. The space occupying the original thrift shop got a makeover too. It's now a community space that has been nicknamed the "living room" by volunteers. The area actually ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – David Jefferson Harris Jr., an unflinching, unvarnished voice of the Black community in New Brunswick who never shied away from challenging the power structure in the city, has died. He was 80. His readiness to wade into the fray – whether it was over voter registration, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Going thrifting? Then be sure to put the SHOP at St. Peter's on the list. Spotswood's St. Peter's Church is the home of the popular Thrift Shop. Its part of St. Peter's community outreach programs which include the Alice's CUP Food Pantry, the Wednesday Night Community Suppers, the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - Kevin Ryan, who was raised in a home in Bertram Avenue before going on to become president and CEO of an organization that has helped thousands of children facing homelessness and other issues, has announced that he will be stepping down next year. Ryan is in his 23rd  years as ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - It's back. One of Franklin's oldest community charity events is scheduled to come back this Spring. The 33rd annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is planned to be in person this year on Apr. 24. The Tour de Franklin is the Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Erin Twohig and Dylan Mitzak were stationed in the back of the room, diligently squeezing moisturizer from family-sized containers into bottles with an opening smaller than a dime.  Aside from a tiny amount of Suave (advanced therapy with rich hydrators!) that had pooled on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was nearing 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning. A bodega owner was unlocking his graffiti-scrawled roll down gate, school children were trudging off to their bus stops and the city was pulling back the covers to another brisk winter day. Brian and Derrick, two homeless men, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tears welled up in Jennifer Sevilla’s eyes as she spoke about the city she has grown to love since she moved here when she was 11. “I feel like for the longest (time), we’ve been hearing about this narrative, how New Brunswick is bad,” said Sevilla, the vice president of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Martin Luther King Jr. Day in and around the city will be marked by public art projects, virtual forums focusing on racism and investigations in the legacy of the iconic civil rights leader. Here’s a look at some of the events planned for Monday. Envisioning Peace in Our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To paint it with a broad brush, Dan Swern’s position as producing director of coLAB Arts is a bit of a double-edged sword.  His joy comes from engaging with community partners and bringing art into the world – be it a sweeping mural, a piece of music, a theatrical performance ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rebecca Escobar saw a chance to teach some high school students lessons on being community leaders and instill the virtues of taking pride in the city they live in.  The City Council Vice President then worked with sponsors to secure the funding to pay the kids for their hard ...

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10 People to Watch in 2022 is a series created by TAPinto New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There was a little boy with a big grin on his face and no shoes on his feet holding a Play-Doh set that Captain Michael Bobadilla had just handed him. As overjoyed as that kid was to receive a gift on ...

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10 People to Watch in 2022 is a series created by TAPinto New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef Curtis McNair helped Elijah’s Promise prepare about 350,000 meals in 2021. In fact, the community kitchen’s meal output has more than tripled since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The hard work ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new food pantry that would be designed to allow guests to choose their own items right off the shelves could be up and running this spring at Unity Square Community Center. Program Director Jennifer Hinton said the Choice Food Resource Center would occupy the second floor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a gentle wave of his hand, Christian Peter called out to a man who had his boxed lunch in one hand and a new pair of socks in the other. Through the cutout window of Elijah’s Promise’s Food Truck, Rasheed Simmons handed the man a bag filled with soap, toothpaste, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Oncology Kids Holiday Party at Saint Peter’s University Hospital was born after a young woman, who was battling breast cancer, tried to cling to life long enough to see her daughter’s graduation from college that spring. When she passed away before the winter holidays, ...

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