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Walking to Help the Homeless

Walking to Help the Homeless—About 70 people walked the Middlesex County College campus Sunday, Oct. 19, as a fundraiser for MIPH (Making It Possible to end Homelessness), a grassroots Middlesex County organization. MIPH, which serves the homeless through three Middlesex…

Surviving a Holiday Diet

by Dan Felix, CFT Holiday dieting. If there ever were contradictory terms, it would be those. How many times have clients come to me in January, full of guilt for celebrating their holiday season with food and friends. In this…

Remembering Sayreville’s Past

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-Did anyone read the May-Oct. 2008 issue of Weird N.J.? In this issue is a story titled “Tales of Fort Grumpy.” Fort Grumpy is the name of the borough’s recycling center located on Bordentown Avenue. It’s…

Hospital Honors Roselle Firefighters

LIVINGSTON—Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation presented 15 New Jersey firefighters with the prestigious Valor Award and honored more than 70 additional firefighters during the 21st Annual Valor Awards Dinner held on Oct. 16 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. The Valor…

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops—Students at Franklin School in Rahway held a school-wide community service project where students brought in items for individuals serving in the armed forces. The school donated items through an organization called Give2TheTroops, a nationwide charitable organization…

County Offers Services For Job Seekers

ELIZABETH—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that information on job training and other forms of assistance is available to county residents seeking employment, through the Union County Department of Human Services One-Stop Career Centers. “Union County has been…

Book Fair Promotes Reading

Book Fair Promotes Reading—Jaelen Okantey, 8, and Jelani Okantey, 10, enjoy reading together at the L.V. Moore Book Fair, which was held in early October. The Roselle school organized the event to promote the value of literacy and recreational reading.