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Middlesex County, state officials, celebrate 18 adoptions as part of National Adoption Day

November 14, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Gianni Dias-Raimundo found out at 8 years old that she was adopted, the revelation didn’t come out of left field.

Gianni had, until that moment, always found something to be amiss. For one, her parents, adopted brother and family were all white.

Years later, the now 17-year-old Elizabeth resident is a straight-A student, aspiring nurse and Rutgers School of ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Help Feed Area Communities This Thanksgiving By Stuffing The Bus

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Immaculate Conception School bus will be parked in the lot of the Stop & Shop in the Concordia Shopping Center on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Residents are invited to come and stuff the bus with non-perishable food to help all members of the surrounding communities enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.

The donations will go to the ...

Veterans Day activities around New Brunswick, Nov. 9 to 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are many ways to celebrate and honor the Hub City’s veterans this weekend, and Rutgers vets too. From discounts to freebies, parades and fun activities, local vets will ​be honored this weekend in many ways.

RU Vets Meeting

Rutgers veterans can drop in for the RU Vets’ annual meeting, 7:30 p.m on November 8 at the Veteran’s House, 14 Lafayette ...

4-H Needs Our Help with Project GIFT for Needy Families in Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The holidays will soon be here, and Middlesex County’s 4-H teens want to make it a happy season for all families, especially the less fortunate.

 

For the past 20 years, the Middlesex County 4-H program has hosted Project GIFT, which provides a free day of holiday shopping for needy families in Middlesex County.

 

More than 70 4-H teens assist ...

"Music for a Cause" Concert Supports Americans in Need of Disaster Relief

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In response to the disaster relief necessary in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, EBHS Senior Bryan Tong, who has brought honor and distinction to himself and the school district's music program, will play a benefit concert for the American Red Cross.

The East Brunswick Arts Commission is proud to announce its "Music for a Cause" concert. On Sunday, October ...

Amazon Donates Kindles to Non-Profit Group Dedicated to Helping Edison Families

EDISON, NJ - Amazon joined with Edison Mayor Tom Lankey to present 42 Kindles and an Amazon Echo to leaders of Edison Community Action Reaches Everyone, Inc. (C.A.R.E.), a non-profit organization that helps reduce the socio-economic and emotional barriers affecting local students.

Ryan Smith, General Manager of the Amazon Fulfillment Center that will be opening in Edison this fall, ...

Coat Drive to be Aided by MCVTS Dry-Cleaning Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students in the dry-cleaning program on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools once again will prepare donated coats for distribution to the needy during a community-wide drive.

New or gently used coats collected during the drive – from Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 – will be brought to the East Brunswick Campus for ...

Somerville Alliance for Food Education: Pick a Pumpkin, Donate a Turkey

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - As the plants begin to wither and the Fall harvest season nears its inevitable conclusion, the Somerville Farmers Market is getting ready to close until next Spring, but not before the Great Pumpkin Giveaway.

Courtesy of the Country Farm Stand and Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough, the market,  managed by the Somerville Alliance for Food Education will be giving away ...

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South Brunswick-Cranbury

Delicious & Divine, A Chocolate Affaire

November 21, 2017

Give yourself a gift this year and make a lasting memory.

The South Brunswick Public Library Foundation presents Delicious and Divine, A Chocolate Affaire on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Cafe' Nicole at the Holiday Inn Princeton, Rt. 1 north.  Enjoy a festive evening of wine, chocolate, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and desserts, along ...