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August 26, 2022

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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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Emergency Squad (776. Washington Rd., Parlin) will host a blood drive on Tues., July 5 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. By donating blood, an individual will receive a voucher for two free New York Mets tickets and a free Mets shirt. For an appointment, visit ...

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SAYREVILLE - TAPinto Raritan Bay's email account is now overflowing with carnival photos from readers, following three days of fun, food and frolic on MacArthur Avenue, in support of St. Stan's School.  And there was something even more special in the inbox: drone footage of the big carnival, ...

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SAYREVILLE – The weatherman says the skies will brighten and all will be well tonight, when the annual St. Stan's Carnival makes its glorious return to the fairgrounds at 221 MacArthur Ave. In fact, the weather should be darn near pitch-perfect, with cool breezes and 71-degree weather as the ...

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NATIONAL -- During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, which has been a steadfast supporter of The Marisa Tufaro Foundation since its inception, will host the nonprofit’s Tournament of Roses Parade Charity Walk and Food Drive on July 18. The event will take place three days before the Bellamy and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Paul Robeson’s myriad of accomplishments were briefly recounted during a ceremony to unveil a new mural honoring the hometown hero. But long after the voices had faded and the assembled city officials, community leaders and schoolchildren had all left Recreation Park on ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Sayreville PBA participated in the carrying of the NJ Special Olympics Torch Run on Friday, June 10. The officers received the torch from Old Bridge PBA at the Morgan Bridge. The group then ran with the torch to the Victory Bridge, where it was passed to the Perth ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ: The Brandon Tyler Narleski Foundation Presents Creating Harmony V11, a walk to celebrate Brandon Tyler’s life and help raise awareness to dangers and impact of drunk driving.  Brandon Narleski was known for his smile, love, and loyalty to his family and friends, creative talent, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ —- The Gateway Family YMCA announced an exciting new program, designed specifically for children with special needs and their parents. The Superhero Workshop is a collaboration with the Maker Depot Academy, and offers a 4-week program where children will use their imagination and ...

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WOODBRIDGE - Jack McGreevey, the father of former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died on May 12 at age 93. Below is a statement from Sen. Joseph Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (all D-19th Dist.), expressing condolences to the McGreevey family. "It is with real ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- American Legion Post 211 will hold its first annual breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, May 15, from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The event will be held at 240 MacArthur Ave.in Sayreville. In addition to many breakfast food favorites, a cash bar will also be made available at the fundraiser.

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Mother’s Day signifies getting together and celebrating mom. But for one Sayreville family, it signifies celebrating family AND transplanting kidneys. In February of 2019, Gina Bergstrom of Sayreville was diagnosed with kidney failure after waking up one morning unable to ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry this week announced the installation of a “little library” at the entrance to the City beach courtesy of the South Amboy/Sayreville chapter of Rotary International. Embracing the Rotary motto of "service before self," the local club donated four of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers students, faculty and staff are providing humanitarian help from more than 4,500 miles away as the horrors continue in Ukraine and the world gets a front row seat to images of dead bodies lying in the streets of the war-torn country. The volunteers are a small but ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Sayreville (225 MacArthur Ave.) has begun collecting donations for the Ukrainian Relief Fund. Donations can be dropped off in the church lobby while monetary donations can be placed in the collection basket or dropped off in the church ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A variety of talented musicians, under the artistic direction of Collegium Musicum NJ, are coming together to give their talents to help raise money for Ukraine. Musicians will perform the Ukrainian National Anthem, Ukrainian folk music, classical and jazz pieces.  The ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Lions Club will host "Breakfast with The Easter Bunny" at Sayreville War Memorial High School (820 Washington Rd, Parlin) on Sunday, April 10, from 8 a.m. until 12 Noon. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt, and every child will receive a chocolate bunny. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Sayreville native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Jason Mader loves physical challenges. And he loves the beauty of nature even more. The Sayreville Detective Sgt. will be participating in a 50-mile fundraiser to help support the Mohonk Preserve in New York on May 14. The goal of the activity is to finish the course by hiking, ...

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EDISON, NJ - Dozens of high school golfers will join The Marisa Tufaro Foundation in taking a swing at alleviating food insecurity. In addition to participating in the Tee Off Against Hunger on April 24 at Top Golf in Edison, some of the 60 boys and girls golfers from the Greater Middlesex ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – When the cases of COVID-19 began to surge and our healthcare heroes were facings a formidable foe, David A. Samuel and his team at Consulting & Municipal Engineers (CME) Associates saw a way to help. They gathered some N-95 masks, as well as suits specially made to protect ...

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