Giving Back

June 5, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ — To help to facilitate the scarcity of medical resources due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, Shawls4Shelters Nonprofit Foundation recently donated 500 masks to Fish Hospitality Program, an organization assisting the local homeless population.     On Monday, June 1, Agni from ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Over 1,000 Piscataway residents of various ages, races and religious backgrounds raised candles and signs with messages that Black lives matter in an almost nine-minute moment of silence. It was a stance for racial justice and honored the memory of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought many Piscataway residents outside for Memorial Day barbecues and birthday and graduation drive-by celebrations on Sunday, including some who participated in the Community Caravan to honor those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Although a genetic disorder prevents 16-year-old Danny Roman from speaking, the smile on his face was enough to show his excitement for the dozens of honking cars and fire trucks that drove by his Piscataway home on Sunday to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday”. “He’s loving it, the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — On Sunday, May 17, the community is invited to be part of a drive-by car parade to wish Danny Roman a ‘Happy 16th Birthday’. The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Holmes Marshall Fire House, 5300 Deborah Drive in Piscataway. According to his family, Danny, who was born ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With Pre-K-12 schools closed for the rest of the academic year, and state and local officials advising everyone to stay at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Piscataway School District continues to provide remote/virtual instruction for its more than 7,000 students as ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison.  “The effort put forth by the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Brother and sister, Drew and Heather Paglia have a strong connection to Piscataway. Not only does their grandmother live in the township, but their mom, Cindy lived in Piscataway for over 30 years. The Paglia family visited the area almost every day. That is, until coronavirus ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With the call for Americans to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has proven deadly, many hospitals have turned to donations in order to meet the challenge of stocking adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — When he’s not working on his M.A. in History or at his part-time job with the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Donald Koger is 3-D printing masks that he gives away to essential workers and friends in need.  Koger first became interested in 3D printing when his brother introduced ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, patients and communities in New Jersey during the COVID-19 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Some Piscataway residents have gotten creative in showing their gratitude and support for those fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, recognizing medical personnel and other essential workers for the work they are doing to help those who have fallen ill with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With all the news reports on the COVID-19 pandemic, many Piscataway residents are turning to creative ways of spreading messages of joy and hope. For example, Joanie Dalessandro shared her poster to thank Essential Workers for their heroism. The poster is displayed in the front ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Led by the sirens of township police cars and firetrucks, dozens of decorated carloads of Piscataway residents drove by a Brookside Road home Sunday afternoon, honking horns, waving signs, and shouting ‘Happy Birthday’ to long-time resident, Jeanne Carney. Jeanne, who has Down ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ —The sounds of car horns honking broke the lunchtime rhythm of one Piscataway neighborhood as about 10 carloads of Bob Holbrook’s closest friends paid him a ‘socially distant’ visit to wish him an early ‘Happy 92nd Birthday’ on Thursday. “We love you Bob,” they shouted from their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – From providing delicious meals and treats to donating much-needed supplies, local businesses and township residents are finding ways to say thank you and show their support to the Piscataway Police during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent Facebook post, Piscataway Police ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A Go Fund Me page has been established to raise money for the Piscataway family whose West 4th Street home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.  “We are asking for anyone who can help and donate for this beautiful family who lost everything to the fire,” said Federica ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A Go Fund Me page was started to raise money to help keep the farm animals at John and Joan’s Road Stand in Piscataway. “John and Joan’s Road Stand has been a fixture in Piscataway for over 60 years,” said Kristin Lauria who organized the fundraiser, Help us save our farm ...

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LATHAM, NY — Tyhanna Williams of Piscataway has been promoted to Private First Class in the New York Army National Guard. “Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential,” said Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A GoFundMe page has been established to help the victims of a fire that destroyed a Greenwood Drive home in Piscataway. Members of the Plainfield FMBA Local 7 set up the fund to help Jayson Armstead and his family who lost all of their possessions and two cats in the Wednesday ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Girl Scouts Troop 81105 will be collecting non-perishable pet food for needy families with dogs and cats at the Township’s free rabies clinic on Saturday, Jan. 25th. The pet food drive is part of the troop’s Bronze Award Project, and all items collected will be donated to FISH, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Civil Rights Commission partnered with the North Stelton AME Church to host its annual breakfast commemorating the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday’s program at the township’s Senior Center, featured Rev. Dr.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many will across the country, on Monday, January 20 students and staff at the Martin Luther King Intermediate School in Piscataway will have the opportunity to come together for a day of service to honor the legacy of the slain civil rights leader for whom the school is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The smell of freshly popped popcorn greets visitors as they enter the offices of Popcorn for the People whose bags and tins of gourmet popcorn flavors line the packaging tables in the company’s Piscataway production center, waiting to be sold to customers at such places as the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Friends and family of a Piscataway man who was struck and killed by a freight train on Saturday has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for his funeral. Andy Cruz, 18, was attempting to cross the train tracks on New Market Road when he was hit by the train, they said on the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As a show of ‘thanks’ for their service to the community, the Piscataway Applebee’s restaurant honored area police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel treating them to a complimentary entrée on First Responders Day on Sunday. Active, reserve, retired, career and volunteer ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - To mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, members of the community gathered at the Piscataway Elks Lodge 2414 to remember the heroes and victims who lost their lives. Mayor Brian C. Wahler and members of the Township Council were honored to be at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Mattress store on Route 202 in Bridgewater hosted a Birdhouse Building Workshop for Piscataway Girl Scout Troop 81105 at their in-store community giving event. During Saturday’s workshop, members of the Junior troop completed the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Public Library is hosting a blood drive at the Kennedy branch, 500 Hoes Lane on August 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The donation process takes about sixty minutes.  Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of ...

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