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Giving Back

November 23, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To celebrate Thanksgiving, Middlesex County’s food distribution organization, REPLENISH, hosted a series of events and food drives throughout the month of November designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and collect non-perishable foods and supplies. The month-long ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - The Sayreville War Memorial High School National Honor Society is holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive until November 23. The Food Drive first started on Monday, November 7 with donations benefiting the South River Food Bank. TAPinto spoke with Mary Kruh, a teacher at Sayreville ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Eric Housman and his children, Taylor and Ashley Hausmann, will host the annual Friends of Rose Co-Ed Softball Tournament Burke’s Park in Sayreville on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at 10 a.m., the benefit the Fight Colorectal Cancer (FCRC) organization.  This tournament has not been ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - The Sayreville Police Department host an American Red Cross blood drive on December 1 at the President Park Fire House from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.  According to the American Red Cross , every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets. Also, sickle cell disease ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- BSA Troop 95 will be back at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sayreville to care for the veteran markers on Veterans Day Weekend. Anyone interested is welcome to help on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There are over 830 veterans buried in Sacred Heart ...

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The Two Organizations have Collection Sites Throughout the State This year, with the financial hardship that many families are facing, Ryan’s Toy Roundup needs your help. The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) has been working with the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation and ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- It all started on a cool but glorious Fall morning, under a spectacular sunrise that crested the sea on Monday, September 19, 2022. Randolph High School 2016 graduate Tommy Pasquale dipped his toes into the Atlantic Ocean at Manasquan Beach in New Jersey, said a little prayer, and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A member of Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin's staff presented a check from Bowl for Hunger on his behalf to the Sayreville Care and Share Food Bank and Epic Church Food Bank at the Sayreville Borough Council meeting on Sept. 27.  "The work that every one of you does for our ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — During the summer of 2020, the Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey decided to donate the proceeds from a golf fundraiser to two non-profit organizations, rather than shore up its political action committee. Three years later, the MCANJ is continuing a tradition ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Former Rutgers and NFL Quarterback Ray Lucas is touring local high schools across New Jersey to spread awareness on drug addiction in the sports world. Lucas is working with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) on a program ...

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PERTH AMBOY - In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday and caused an island-wide power outage and severe flooding, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) is asking residents to help. "Puerto Rico has suffered yet another tragic natural ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Senator Patrick Diegnan will have the privilege of serving as honorary chairperson for Feeding Middlesex County’s Hunger Heroes Awards. The fundraising event, which will be held Sept. 22 at The Pines Manor in Edison, honors some of the volunteers and businesses that have ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Mark Lesniak, from South Amboy, will be working on his Eagle Project this weekend (Saturday, Sept.17 and Sunday, Sept.18) and needs volunteers. Mark plans to clean the gravestones of veterans buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, located on Johnson Lane in Sayreville. TAPinto spoke ...

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PERTH AMBOY – The non-profit Borinqueneers Park Education Alliance is lauding the Sept. 15 signing of a joint resolution that designates “Borinqueneers Day” on April 13 in New Jersey. According to the joint resolution in the state Legislature, “Borinqueneer” refers to members of the 65th ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- American Legion Lenape Post 211 (240 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville) will host its annual Tailgate and Tricky Tray fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The event will have plenty of food: ribs, chicken, kielbasa, sausage, and clams, along with beer, wine ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - The Sayreville Police Department recently volunteered to help work at the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ. This was their second time volunteering, leaving an incredible impact on the department as a whole. "Mrs. Denice Hogan, who is the widow of a former Sayreville ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Defensive back for the Carolina Panther Myles Hartsfield held his second back-to-school backpack giveaway on Sunday, August 28. The Hartz Foundation Back to School Drive was able to give out over 50 backpacks for the new school year.

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SAYREVILLE - It seemed like any ordinary day at the U.S. Post Office in Parlin on Wednesday, with a steady flow of customers carrying in their packages. But in the back room, it was a very different story. There was a large, white sheet cake, with the words, "Happy Retirement Brian....Mayor ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - As the Saint Joseph High School of Metuchen ice hockey team’s head coach, Ryan Carter has forever instilled in his players the importance of giving back to the community. The Falcons have conducted a fundraiser for a different beneficiary each year since Carter took over the ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Twenty-two Greater Middlesex Conference high school girls soccer teams are uniting to help pediatric cancer patients and other children in need through their participation in a fundraising event benefiting two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the more than 400 players ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville native Myles Hartsfield of the Carolina Panthers, alongside the Hartz Foundation, will host a back-to-school backpack giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. The second annual giveaway will be held at Sayreville Jr. Bombers Field (62 Dolan St, Sayreville, NJ) ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 27 to help pack boxes with food and personal care items that will be shipped to members of the US military around the world. The Somerset Patriots are hosting the event, sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, at TD Bank Ballpark ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The new school years starts in 28 days, and Applebee's wants local youngsters – especially those from struggling or underprivileged local families – to be ready start classes with spiffy new school supplies. So, today through Tuesday Aug 16th, Applebee's in Woodbridge Center is ...

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PERTH AMBOY – The Perth Amboy Redevelopment Authority (PARA) has contracted to sell two adjacent lots on Pearl Place to Morris Habitat for Humanity for the construction of single-family homes within a redevelopment zone. The two homes, to be constructed on two 25 by 100 lots, are part of a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Emergency Squad held its second annual story time for children at the Sayreville Free Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Steven (Recruitment & Community Outreach Officer) and EMS Volunteers Shaun, Shikara, & Dayannara (who also volunteers at the library) ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ -- Snow-kidding, the last week of the SHOP at St. Peter's Christmas in July sale has arrived. This week shoppers can fill a shopping bag for just $2. The SHOP at St. Peter's is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Evening shopping hours are available on ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, who represents Sayreville and South Amboy in the NJ State Legislature, was honored with the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award by the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD). "It was an absolute honor last night to receive the Roberto ...

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SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) will host his 13th-annual “Bowl for Hunger” fundraiser on Monday, July 25, to support local food pantries in the 19th Legislative District. Since its inception, Bowl for Hunger has raised more than $300,000 for the 30 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Hallmark Channel isn't the only one pulling on the red and green with a few sleigh bells this July. Last week the Spotswood High School cheer team along with their coach Jackie Cassidy played elves to help deck the halls at the SHOP at St. Peter's. The popular thrift shop is ...

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