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March 12, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Officials here are commemorating Women’s History Month in a big way. Councilwoman Lizbeth DeJesus championed a special flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall this week, saying female municipal officials and employees must lead by example to empower women in the community, especially ...

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SOUTH AMBOY – Two or three times a week, you’ll catch Tom Dempsey in the parking lot of the NJ Transit station in South Amboy. Cars pull in; he says “Good morning.” Daily commuters fork over four bucks and he promptly gives them a receipt. A pretty simple life for the 87-year-old city resident, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Since February 24, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated adult news feeds. The conflict though has not gone unnoticed by children. Appleby School third-grader Ellie Lui had heard about the invasion from her father and saw snippets on the news. Her dad provided her with an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick will host an outdoor event in support of the Ukrainian people this Sunday, March 6, from noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.  Speakers are welcome at this open event. This week, Gov. Phil Murphy joined other ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. With that in mind, the Sayreville police department has organized a blood drive on Thursday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at President Park Fire House (5 Roosevelt Blvd., Parlin). Click here to schedule ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Sayreville PBA got freezin' for a reason on Saturday. The officers joined thousands of others jumping in the 41 degree ocean to raise money for Special Olympics NJ. They were able to raise $15,219, which exceeded their goal. Congratulations to the Sayreville ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A Sayreville police detective will participate in a 50-mile endurance challenge to support Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, NY, on May 14, 2022. Jason Mader will be racing in Rock The Ridge to support the conservation work. It is the preserve's largest fundraiser of the year. Made ...

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SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY- REPLENISH, formerly Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS), has reported that it received and distributed a record-breaking amount of food to Middlesex County residents in need in 2021 according to the program’s yearly report.  In ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Susan Gulics, a lifelong New Jersey resident, cherishes every moment she shares with her husband, John, and their daughter, Lynsey. She is also thankful that her mother and brother both live in houses that are just a few steps away from her home in Sayreville. Unfortunately, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Monday’s drive at The Yard on College Avenue is a call for Rutgers students to literally roll up their sleeves and help replenish the state’s critically low blood supply. College and high school blood drives have historically accounted for 40% of all the statewide collections ...

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SAYREVILLE - It is still months away from the annual St. Stan's Carnival. But that doesn't mean you can't support the church now. So, join in the Fish Fry, scheduled for March 4, from 4-7 p.m., coordinated through the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Curbside pickup takes place behind the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The outerwear winter clothing drive at St. Stan's School in Sayreville started on Christian Service Day which was held during Catholic Schools Week. School and parish families donated winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets. The items will be donated to the Blessing Bag ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - Kevin Ryan, who was raised in a home in Bertram Avenue before going on to become president and CEO of an organization that has helped thousands of children facing homelessness and other issues, has announced that he will be stepping down next year. Ryan is in his 23rd  years as ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery of organ and tissue donation in the state, announced the number of organ donors in a single year reached an all-time high as 233 individuals in New Jersey gave the gift of life in 2021. Last year’s ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – On most Wednesday mornings, like clockwork, four cooks at The Barge restaurant in Perth Amboy would don their white aprons and get to work. One day, they could be preparing roasted chicken with vegetables; the next week would be spaghetti and meatballs, with a side of fresh ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - The high school's Class of 2026 is hoping you will be part of the "Route 9 Community." As part of a key fundraiser, the class is selling Route 9 discount cards for $20 through the end of the month.  The cards can be used for unlimited discounts at more than 300 locations along the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - City officials are lauding Edward "Eddie" Williams, a Boy Scout with Troop 95 who recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in Scouting, for a clean-up project in Sayreville. To become an Eagle Scout, Williams needed to undertake a project that benefits a religious ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- "You have to look at this as a calling, not a job." David Dorschu's life purpose is to help those struggling with substance abuse. The CEO of the Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, Dorschu wants to erase the shame that is associated with substance abuse in order for ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – The story begins with a devastating house fire in Sayreville in 2014 and ends with a newly-installed paver walkway in the rear of a South River church. The connection? A casual friendship between two young men, both members of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Leonardine ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ - A.J. Perri, a provider of residential plumbing, heating, and cooling services, recently installed a free home air cooling and heating system for a deserving Marine Corps veteran. Ocean County resident Jonathan Baumann enlisted in the Marines at the age of 18 and was assigned ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Wreaths Across America's caravan on its way to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery will make a special stop at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The high school will be part of a nationwide mission to "Remember, Honor, Teach" in 2021.  The ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ --Wreaths Across America (WAA) caravan on its way to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetart will make a special stop at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The high school will be part of a nationwide mission to "Remember, Honor, Teach" in 2021. Gold ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elaine Wolf was busy Monday morning cooking stuffing, wrapping cooked turkey breast and working hard to prepare the Thanksgiving Day meal that Elijah’s Promise will be serving. Wolf said there was a lot of hustle and bustle - and an air of excitement - inside the community ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- A blood drive will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary's (256 Augusta St.) in South Amboy at the school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to the City of South Amboy website, the blood drive is being held because 'there is a national blood shortage across the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Recreation has begun collecting donations for its annual holiday season Toy Drive, which will run through Tuesday, Nov. 30. All donation must be dropped off at the Sayreville Recreation office at Mickey Sedlack Center (167 Main St). Donations can include new toys, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Police Department will host a food drive at ShopRite (2909 Washington Road) on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police department will be collecting non-perishable food items to faciliate between local food banks. The aim of the drive is to help those ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The South Amboy Green Team and Clean Communities, partnered with Love U Foundation and Helping Hands, will host another annual pickup at the boat launch area and beach front on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. South Amboy Clean Communities will distribute bags, gloves, lunch, and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville native Vincent Sollecito was bestowed with the Cor Jesu Award from Saint Joseph High School for his longtime service as president of the high school's Father's Club. Sollecito has been involved with the school for 18 years, touching generations of Falcon students and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville police ranks third among departments across the country that are participating in No-Shave November teams, which have raised over $41,000 and counting with half the month to go! The goal of No-Shave November is to grow beards and awareness of the hair that many ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Cub Scout Pack 97 will be collecting donations for a 'Scouting for Food' holiday food drive on Thursday, Nov. 18. Donations can be brought to Emma L. Arleth Elementary School (3198 Washington Rd, Parlin, NJ) starting at 7 p.m. Food that are needed most, but are not ...

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