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Teens Complete Youth Facilitator Training at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

September 17, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, a grief support center for children, young adults and families dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a parent, sibling or child, held its sixth youth facilitator training in which 18 young people, ages 14 to 18, attended on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The full day session sensitizes teen participants to the issue of childhood grief, and prepares the ...

5K Run to Benefit Matthew Tarentino Family Celebrates Somerville Police Officer's Legacy

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

No One is Alone: Hurricane Relief Concert Set for Sept. 10

SUMMIT, NJ - A special concert, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey, will be held September 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at Summit's Central Presbyterian Church.

Entitled "No One is Alone," the show is scheduled to feature:

- Reverend Stef and the Jubilation Gospel Choir
- Vocalists Gillian Hassert and Wayne Mallette
- Pipers from the Rampant Lion Pipe Band
- The ...

Summit Honors Fallen Somerville Police Det. Matthew Tarentino with 5K Race, Community Day

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 May 30, 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 on Sept. 9, which will be run through downtown Simmit. Community Day on Oct. 1 will also be ...

High School Student Uses STEM Passion to Help Others

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student is using his passion for math and science to help others.  Senior Christopher Murray is working to promote Code to Hope to locally. 

The Code to Hope organization that seeks to improve digital literacy and education in Africa has resonated with Murray. He found out about it while at a summer program at Johnson & Johnson.  Code ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Takes in 8 Dogs From Texas, Looking to Help Even More

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With floodwaters raging through Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, people are looking for ways to help those in need with shelter, food, water and other necessities – and some are taking care of the animals.

The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, was one of many that welcomed displaced dogs from Texas after they were flown into ...

Belmar Beaches Free on Labor Day, But Donations to Hurricane Relief Fund Welcome

BELMAR, NJ — Beach access and parking will be free on Labor Day, September 4, as Mayor Matthew Doherty is waiving the $8 daily badge fee and encouraging beach-goers to instead make a donation to the borough's hurricane relief fund.

Collection boxes have been in place since September 1 at every oceanfront entrance for beach-goers who want to contribute to the Belmar Hurricane Harvey ...

Belmar Mayor Launches Beachfront Fundraiser to Assist Residents of Small Texas Coastal Town

BELMAR, NJ — The devastation being left in Hurricane Harvey’s path in Texas is certainly stirring up indelible memories of Superstorm Sandy’s destruction along the Jersey Shore nearly five years ago.

It’s also bringing out a sense of generosity among those in the community who want to help out in any way they can. And Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty is leading an organized ...

NJ Man's Plea for Kidney and Chance Encounter in Magic Kingdom Goes Viral

HAMILTON, NJ - Robert Leibowitz and I crossed paths at two different jobs in the magazine publishing world.  He was always a positive person in the office, and any time you would ask how he was doing, more often than not he would respond with, "living the dream!"

But his nightmare is his quest to find a kidney donor.

Leibowitz, of Hamilton, NJ, suffers from chronic kidney ...

100 Dogs to Arrive at St. Hubert's as Part of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

MORRISTOWN, NJ - At least 100 dogs will be flying into Morristown Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, as part of a Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Tuesday’s canine transport is the first animal flight to the Northeast out of areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and is part of St. Hubert’s Sister Shelter WayStation ...

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Hunger Action Day Food Donation To Community FoodBank of New Jersey

September 15, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – This September, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, together with the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, mobilizes in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42 million Americans, including 1 million New Jerseyans, face hunger every day.

Hunger ...