Giving Back

May 18, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S.

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Instead of pushing their way through the  doors at the end of the school day this week, students at the Van Derveer School took their time and hung out in the lobby each day, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade. The students are ...

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Building Homes, Changing Lives Campaign will unveil new branding, outdoor banners, the Diamond Jubilee Gala and the start of construction on $30 Million in redevelopment projects. EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) will celebrate 60 years of service to the East Orange ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue.  McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Socks for the homeless are being collected by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer at his legislative office through March 31. Bateman authored and sponsored a resolution approved by the state Senate that designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hate incidents across the country have been on the rise in the past year, and New Brunswick has been no exception. That’s why city officials will be partnering with ​the Borough of ​Highland Park and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, for a month-long ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - 'Tis the season for giving and the Alice's CUP Food Pantry is badly in need of volunteers. The food pantry assists any Middlesex County person or family in need. They currently offer assistance to more than 400 families a month. Alice's CUP is searching for two types of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Santa Claus came early for a borough family, delivering a very special surprise to Alison, Benjamin, Colin and Dylan Shornock on December 16. The family will be heading to Disney World for an all-expense paid vacation courtesy of the Mama Mare Foundation and the Jilly Bean Dream ...

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MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Hugs for Brady Foundation was honored last week with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by local resident and Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D).  "Hugs for Brady helps out children with cancer, and children ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season. To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are hoping to make the winter season a little warmer for Middlesex County residents this year. The group is spearheading a Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 area families that utilize the Alice's CUP Food Pantry on Main ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Mikey Wojcik, a 12-year old Piscataway student suffered tremendous loss in his short life. On January 21, 2015, he lost his dad to pancreatic cancer and shortly after also lost his uncle to cancer. However, through all of this tragedy, he was able to start a fundraiser to raise ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season. To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name. This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 – ...

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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 ...

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