Giving Back

July 31, 2018

Piscataway, NJ - In a post on the Piscataway Township Schools’ website, district officials thanked the Piscataway Knights of Columbus for their recent fundraising efforts for special needs students. The post states: “Thank you, Piscataway Knights of Columbus, for your breakfast fundraiser and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Malcolm Jenkins returned to his roots this past Friday and Saturday as he and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation held the 7th Annual Next Level Youth Football Camp at Piscataway High School. The free, fun, non-contact football camp gave kids ages 7-17 the opportunity to work with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 2 ½ mile path of multi-colored, neon glow wands and torches lit the way as over 450 supporters donned brightly colored neon necklaces and tee-shirts to participated in the 2nd Annual Glow for a Cure Run/Walk fundraiser to honor the memories and celebrate the victories of their ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Hundred of mourners filed into the football stadium stands at Piscataway High School Friday night to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Euna Shin.  Shin, a 2016 PHS graduate and Rutgers Honors College student died from head injuries she suffered in a March snowboarding ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - As a part of the Milltown Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the borough will be hosting the Middlesex County Walk for Better Health in conjunction with M.C.F.O.O.D.S. on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Post 25 Pavilion. A $5 donation at the time of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Save the date for a huge Flea Market and Vendor Sale set for Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the East Brunswick Vocational Technical High School. The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 5. The event is being hosted by the East ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway community is invited to a memorial service to help celebrate the life of Euna Shin, 20, who passed away March 15 from head injuries suffered in a snowboarding accident. According to official reports, the 2016 Piscataway High School graduate and Rutgers Honors ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - One of the largest Girl Scout councils in New Jersey, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ), announced on Monday the appointment of longtime advocate of girl empowerment and Girl Scouting, Natasha Hemmings, to Chief Executive Officer. Hemmings will take the GSHNJ helm on April ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots are looking for host families for their players for the upcoming 2018 season. The Somerset Patriots Host Family program allows a family, couple, or individual within the surrounding communities of TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater to host a Somerset Patriots ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Zebra Way," - a housing development to serve the homeless - is opening next week at 101 Zebra Way in New Brunswick. The project - part of a 10-year effort to end homelessness in Middlesex County - is a partnership between Coming Home of Middlesex County, Inc.,  with the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents are invited to join Mayor Brian C. Wahler & Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr., pastor of North Stelton AME Church at the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Sat. January 13th at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the township’s ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - When borough mayor, Chris Slavicek heard that a Helmetta family's Christmas wasn't going to be very merry, he sprung into action. Slavicek took to Facebook on December 23 to reach out to fellow Helmetta residents about the family's plight. In a Facebook post, he told residents that ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two very special people took time out from their busy schedule in the North Pole last weekend to spend some time at Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield. On Dec. 17, the Holy Savior Academy Family Student Partnership (FSP) held its first ‘Breakfast with Santa’ ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - 'Tis the season for giving and the Alice's CUP Food Pantry is badly in need of volunteers. The food pantry assists any Middlesex County person or family in need. They currently offer assistance to more than 400 families a month. Alice's CUP is searching for two types of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Santa Claus came early for a borough family, delivering a very special surprise to Alison, Benjamin, Colin and Dylan Shornock on December 16. The family will be heading to Disney World for an all-expense paid vacation courtesy of the Mama Mare Foundation and the Jilly Bean Dream ...

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MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The US Marines will be on hand Saturday as the Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle host the team's annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark from 10 am-noon. The donated toys will be collected and distributed by the US Marines Toys for Tots program. Fans ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark ...

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