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Hillsborough charity aims to teach New Jerseyans about ALS

What exactly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS? A New Jersey-based group strives to answer that, while also raising money for a cure.

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Matthew McCloskey
Matthew McCloskey (Photo courtesy Matthew's Miracles)
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‘Matthew’s Miracles’ honors South Jersey child killed by police cruiser

Three days after Christmas last year, Gloucester County 10-year-old Matthew McCloskey texted his mother, Michelle Harding, to ask if he could sleep over at a friend's house during the holiday vacation. But Matthew never got to the sleepover.

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With lessons from 9/11, Basking Ridge foundation helps families in need

More than 14 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the impact of that Tuesday morning in 2001 continues to have a ripple effect in the Garden State, and that includes a Basking Ridge-based nonprofit.

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Lakewood golf outing benefits cancer-stricken families

For the seventh time, an Ocean County nonprofit is holding a gala event this fall to assist families who are struggling with rising medical costs.

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Newark addiction center, business community plan annual 5K

This Wednesday, Oct. 7, an annual event dating back 25 years returns to New Jersey's largest city, highlighting a Newark-based organization that has been meeting the needs of those affected by addiction since 1968.

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Shedding light on addiction in Ocean County

It's an oft-repeated mantra, but addiction affects more than just the users it entraps. Addicts' families can also be torn apart. Helping them understand the problem is the goal of a charity walk this coming Saturday in Seaside Heights, and the mission of the organization behind the event.

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Donation drive aims to ‘Wipe Out Diaper Need’ in NJ

Many financially strapped families have difficulty putting enough food on the table for their young children, but they may also face another hardship that's just as daunting: the inability to provide enough diapers to keep their babies happy and healthy.

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DASACC "Don't Cross the Line Shindig"
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For NJ’s domestic violence centers, reaching the community is key

Years ago, violent domestic attacks and sexual assaults were taboo beyond the doors of victims' homes. That's not the case anymore, and New Jersey is working to bring these victims forward -- if not publicly, then to one of several safe havens across the state, where confidentiality and support help give the victims a voice.

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Angela Avenarius got Charles Flowers' out of his car in the nick of time (Courtesy of Angela Avenarius).
Angela Avenarius got Charles Flowers' out of his car in the nick of time (Courtesy of Angela Avenarius).
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Quick-thinking NJ waitress saved elderly man from this car fire

Bridgeton Family Diner waitress Angela Avenarius proved good luck for a loyal customer as his car burst into flames this week.

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Annual walk honors 9/11 victims

A 9/11 tribute and fundraiser, which was started by a group of Manalapan residents, is back for its 14th year.

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