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New ‘Run the Hook’ event puts spotlight on Sandy Hook, ocean charity

When Monmouth County natives Daragh Kneeshaw and Joey Garofalo launched a new event management and production company about a year ago, they started looking for ways to expand their reach. But as it turns out, they didn't have to look far.

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Traveling Wall
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Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Carteret this week

Starting Thursday, Carteret will play host to the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a four-day exhibit run by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute that is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the borough.

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Tour de Franklin
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Tour de Franklin bike ride April 24 to support Franklin Food Bank

For the 27th year, the Somerset County-based Franklin Township Food Bank is preparing for its Tour de Franklin charity bicycle ride, which will be held this year for the first time at Franklin High School.

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Cinnaminson Fire Lt. Chris Hunter
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NJ firefighter’s memory lives on through books donated to local libraries

Cinnaminson Fire Lt. Christopher Hunter and three fellow firefighters who worked the same shift were once known as "Hunter's Heroes," but after Hunter's death, the nickname took on an entirely new meaning.

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Child Abuse
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Rowan University opens child abuse treatment center satellite in Vineland

Rowan University's CARES Institute is opening a satellite location in Vineland on Monday.

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Participants at the 2015 NJ Walks for TS at Princeton on March 29, 2015 at Mercer County Park (Photo courtesy of The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (njcts.org))
Participants at the 2015 NJ Walks for TS at Princeton on March 29, 2015 at Mercer County Park (Photo courtesy of The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (njcts.org))
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Teen girls with Tourette’s work to raise awareness in NJ

5k walk is April 3 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.

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Cozmeena Shawls
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How 9/11 widow has helped others find better living through knitting

When Lisa Luckett lost her husband in the 9/11 attacks nearly 15 years ago, she was told that a creative outlet would present itself sooner or later to lift her out of despair.

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Bianca Yodice
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Williamstown nonprofit gives help of any kind to NJ kids who need it

When Debbie Savigliano's 21-year-old niece Bianca Yodice was fatally struck by a car in Edison in 2010, Savigliano went on a journey "from grief to gratitude," which has been the impetus for a foundation that honors Bianca's memory with its mission.

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(Photo by: Amy Johns)
(Photo by: Amy Johns)
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Ready to ‘Rock': Central NJ group celebrates those with Down syndrome

For New Jersey families who receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome in their child, either during pregnancy or following birth, or for families who've recently moved and have kids or adults with Down syndrome, it can be tough to know where to turn.

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Virtua and KidzTri3 triathlon announcement
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Virtua, KidzTri3 partner for triathlon spotlighting children with disabilities

Last week, Virtua Health and the youth organization KidzTri3 jointly announced a first-of-its-kind endeavor, to take place this summer in South Jersey: a triathlon designed for children with disabilities.

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