Giving Back

October 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – With four children and a husband who coaches youth athletics, Jeannie Dillon cheered on local youth sports teams religiously on weekend mornings, her older sister said. As can happen in youth sports, parents would sometimes become overly engaged, but Dillon had a way to quell the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Library’s Kennedy branch was open for blood donations on Monday, where technicians from the New York Blood Services collected 34 pints of blood from community supporters. “Blood donations support breast cancer warriors and survivors,” said account manager, Lynne ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County police will host a benefit softball tournament Saturday, Oct. 13 at William Warren Park in Woodbridge. Entry fee is $600 per team with funds being raised for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The first ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Philadelphia Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” rang throughout the Camden City Council’s chambers on Monday afternoon. Those wishing the Eagles along the “road to victory” were gathered at Camden’s City Hall to watch as Mayor Frank Moran honored the philanthropic work of ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ - Bella Vista Country Club Marlboro, NJ MONDAY OCTOBER 1, 2018 10:30 am This year, Family First Funding LLC is honored to host a day and night on the golf course to raise money for Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. nj.wish.org Wishes are more than just a nice thing... A wish experience can ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Nearly five hundred individual women runners and walkers are expected to join together at Holmdel Park on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend to raise funds for and promote awareness of organizations that provide essential services to women and their children in Monmouth and Ocean ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The VII annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally is just around the corner on Sept. 8th.  Cyclists from all around the tristate region will enjoy one of five Sourland region routes: Five Mile (almost flat) Family Fun Ride, 28 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles or 66 miles.  The longest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th. Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It’s a great time to be a Girl Scout and a Girl Scout volunteer. On July 1 the Girl Scout volunteers in East Brunswick merged with volunteers in South River and Milltown to provide even more opportunities for girls. Troop leaders and other volunteers will get increased ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer. Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Polish American Club will be the site for the Fight the Fight for Janice benefit on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The event is to help Janice Cooper, a longtime kindergarten teacher at the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School, in her fight against colon ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A group of earnest West Coast cyclists determined to provide clean drinking water to impoverished regions of the world will stop overnight at a supporter’s 58 West End Ave. home before heading to New York City on the last leg of their coast-to-coast fund raiser. Kelley Allen ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will be conducting its inaugural 5K run/walk June 16 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m., and THE race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to everyone over 7 years old. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – His voice cracked with with emotion, yet he was quick to joke, pausing occasionally to wipe away a tear.  Jim Langenbach shared anecdotes and fond memories of his childhood. He spoke fondly of his best friend, Robert Scherdin, of growing up together as kids in the borough, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Area high school students preparing for their prom are being offered free prom dresses that will be given away on Thursday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The dresses will be available starting at 5 p.m., city officials announced today. All interested students are ...

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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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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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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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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its third New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for spring ...

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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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