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Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive

February 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris), have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said Bateman, ...

Piscataway Student Seeks Community Support to Purchase Toys for Pediatric Cancer Patients

PISCATAWAY, NJ – It’s been three years since Mikey Wojcik lost his dad, Mike to pancreatic cancer, and the pain remains ever high.

“This year of all of them has been the hardest for me,” 12-year-old Mikey wrote on his mom’s Facebook page. “It’s just finally hitting me that I will never see him again and it is just so crazy to think that.”

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Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

"Cherish the Ladies": Get Your Irish on to Help Vets with PTSD

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Veterans Post #133 joins Old Bridge's Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh in sponsorship of a festive gathering featuring Cherish the Ladies, an internationally-renowned Irish musical group, on Sunday, February 25 at the Joyce Kilmer American Legion Post #25 in Milltown.  The event is part of an ongoing fundraising effort on the part of ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies.

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 ...

Point-in-Time Event at Elijah's Promise Helps Area Homeless`

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of homeless gathered at Elijah’s Promise, the city’s prominent soup kitchen, for the Point-In-Time Survey, a nationwide census on America’s homeless.

All 21 counties across New Jersey are taking part on Jan. 24 to administer the survey. Elijah’s Promise was one of three agencies coordinating the roll-out of the survey in Middlesex County, the ...

Highlights from Franklin Township's 21st Annual MLK Community Breakfast

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of key members of the community gathered Monday morning for one of the town's longest standing traditions, the 21st annual Franklin Township Community Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel. 

The breakfast is held every year to bring the community together, honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to raise scholarship money for local school students. 

This ...

Piscataway Township Honors the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Annual Breakfast

PISCATAWAY, NJ — As America pays tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. on the national holiday that marks his birthday, the Piscataway Township Civil Rights Advisory Commission once again joined with the North Stelton A.M.E. Church to commemorate the dreams for equality that were promoted by the civil rights leader who was slain in 1963.

The annual ...

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Fast Break Buddy Ball Game This Saturday is a Slam Dunk for Fun

February 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Join East Brunswick's Fast Break Buddy Ball Team on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 at Churchill Junior High School for their 11th Annual Findlay Urban Game Day in a celebration of mentoring, partnership, ability, and some great basketball.

Fast Break Buddy Ball gives our Buddies (players) a chance to enjoy the spotlight and showcase their newly learned ...