Upstanders in Warren: Watchung Hills Alum receives ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ Upstander Award

February 15, 2018

WARREN, NJ – As Engy Gadmawla, Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2014, embarks on her last semester of undergraduate studies at Drew University, Madison, she does so remembering her very first class on her very first day as a WHRHS Warrior in September 2010.

She was born, and spent her first 10 years living in Cairo, Egypt, before she moved in ...

Alan Gets New Bike: The Heart of Berkeley Heights Comes Through Once Again

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The heart of Berkeley Heights comes through once again. This time, the Berkeley Heights community rallied to get Alan, a long-time Stop and Shop employee, a new bike. With the magic of social media, the sum of approximately $3,000 was raised in about a week's time to get Alan back on two wheels.

Alan is known around town for riding his ...

North Plainfield High School Interact Club Supports Scholarship Program

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The North Plainfield High School Interact Club sent fifteen members to a recent Rutgers University basketball game to staff two concession stands and raise money for scholarships. Along with the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield, the Interact Club members attend eight to ten basketball games a year with four to six Rotarians, all working ...

Students Send Their Love to US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

The non-profit, volunteer organization will host a packing event at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on ...

Mayor Carpenter Opens First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Bernards Township


BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

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