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Giving Back

October 11, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark is recruiting a full-year AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) for 2021-2022. The VISTA will focus on volunteer recruitment and engagement through the agency’s Office of Volunteer Services starting in November ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — There's an old story whose title I forget in which a little girl gets a new pair of shoes. She quickly becomes convinced that the shoes are magic, because every time she goes out she discovers something on the ground beneath her, in the grass, or just ahead of where she's about to ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that box-lunch meals for pick-up will once again be available to seniors through the “Grab & Go” nutrition program. A voluntary donation of $1.75 is suggested for each meal. The Rahway location is the JFK Senior ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — While we know October welcomes the children looking for treats at Halloween, Rahway Food For Friends would like to pay homage to our own Patricia Carter, Executive Board Member and Soup Kitchen Coordinator.   Pat is no stranger to hard work nor is she a stranger to compassion.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Following the flooding from Tropical Storm Ida, The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) has been hard at work providing resources to the Elizabeth community. In cooperation with the City of Elizabeth, HACE has been assisting Hurricane Ida flood victims with information ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back in the beginning of September, Rahway resident and special education teacher Donna Piersall and her daughter Kylie wanted to do something fun that would also help the community. They decided to raise money for Down syndrome (sometimes also written as Down's syndrome) awareness and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — We have a brief update. There has been so much news coming in lately, with all the disaster relief efforts in town, not to mention so many other things, both good and bad. Dee Smalling, who has been running disaster relief over at the Rec Center, somehow keeps finding the time to reach ...

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Here is a rhyme, Cars full of grime And what do you think we should do? To the Academy come over With your Jeep or your Rover. They'll make your ride clean and brand new. RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy PTO is holding a car wash fundraiser by the flagpole on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — So what was going on Sunday afternoon on St. Georges Avenue? A distant rumble suddenly became a steady stream of motorcycles, engines roaring, flags waving, even the motorcycle riders themselves doing some waving to the spectators. Had that many motorcycle owners left their bikes at ...

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$42 Million Wage Increase as of Jan. 1, 2022 Will Mark Fourth Consecutive Year of Rate Increases to Support Higher Wages TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today marked Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week by amplifying how the recent state budget ...

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TAPinto Rahway recently wrote about local nonprofit organization Rahway Food for Friends and its 30th anniversary. Candance Ashe, CEO of Food for Friends, just sent us the following reflection. RAHWAY, NJ — For 30 years, Rahway Food For Friends has had many hardworking and dedicated volunteers ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Golfers will tee up to boost services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey at the Community Access Unlimited Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 27. CAU is thrilled to welcome supporters in person at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston. The event ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — This Saturday, September 11, meet up with instructor Lisa Ferraro, teaching with Jennifer Truncale, for a yoga class on Cherry Street, alongside The Coffee Box, located at 1465 Irving Street, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Classes are held every Saturday throughout the fall for a $10 suggested fee, ...

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TAPinto Rahway has been reporting on the activities of resident Dee Smalling, whose organization, the Independent Disaster Response Team, has been working around the clock to assist Rahway residents adversely impacted by the effects of Hurricane Ida. Rahway's Public Relations Coordinator, Lauren ...

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Free resources to assist with processing property loss, temporary housing, counseling and more, to be held in multiple Union County locations affected by the recent storm. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County will be in multiple towns in the coming weeks to assist residents who were affected by ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Several days ago, TAPinto Rahway reported on the early efforts of the Independent Disaster Response Team (IDRT) and its collaboration with the city of Rahway to provide services, distribute food, and meet the needs of those struggling as a result of the effects of Hurricane Ida. Under ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Loren Landis Hsu first contacted TAPinto Rahway with a request. Her daughter's dance studio, Dancin' in the Spotlight, located at 385 St. Georges Avenue, had suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Ida. Could TAPinto Rahway get the word out that families, students, and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It was more than just a food distribution over at Rahway's Zion Lutheran Church on Elm Avenue on Saturday, September 4. Among the many things offered, along with produce and food of all kinds, were lemonade (made by the children of the church's pastor, Reverend Carmine Pernini), ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway resident Nadine "Dee" Smalling co-founded (with current vice president, Spring Shahnewaz) the Independent Disaster Response Team (IDRT) in reaction to the devastation and disaster brought about by the past winter storm season. However, her involvement in disaster relief began ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — When TAPinto Rahway reported on the Thursday morning home explosion at 401 River Road, we mentioned that it "caused damage to four other houses in the immediate surrounding area". One of those houses was the home of Khaayla Mootry and her family, located across the street at 1997 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway just spoke with Pastor Carmine Pernini of Rahway's Zion Lutheran Church, located at 215 Elm Avenue. We had a few minutes to talk with him about the church's "Blessing of the Backpacks and Free Food" event, taking place Saturday, September 4, from 2-3 p.m. in the church ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — A GoFundMe fundraiser was created on September 2 to support the Rahway family whose home exploded due to a presumed gas leak just hours after the husband, wife, one-month-old daughter, and dog evacuated the house.  As previously reported by TAPinto Rahway, the explosion occurred at ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of County Commissioners is providing drop-off locations for residents who wish to donate clothing, toiletries, and other items to Afghan interpreters, their families, and other refugees evacuated from Afghanistan who are being housed at Fort Dix in New ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway was honored to receive, a few weeks back, a personal invitation to the 30th Anniversary Food for Friends Barbecue. We were thrilled to attend and had a great time mingling and meeting the folks who have kept this beautiful organization running all these years. For ...

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Newark, NJ — Parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark have been invited to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on August 14. All proceeds from the collection will benefit ...

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TAPinto Rahway just happened to have interviewed Mariel S. Hufnagel, CASA's executive director, a few days ago. We are currently putting that interview together and will publish it shortly. ELIZABETH, NJ — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, the only local ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — A lifelong passion for education, reading, books, and the city of Rahway played a formidable role in Patricia Sutter's life, and it was with this in mind, along with a charitable spirit of service and beneficence, that members of the Sutter family recently made a generous donation in ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Food for Friends is holding a celebration barbecue today, August 13, from 1-6 p.m. The event will be held in Rahway Park, Pavilion #1, to celebrate the organization's 30th anniversary and to honor some of its longtime volunteers. There will be food, drinks, music, games, and ...

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