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Why wait for #GivingTuesday? NJ group’s helping nourish appetites and careers already

Giving Tuesday has become a recognized post-Thanksgiving designation, and this year, Essex County-based Jewish Vocational Service is joining those who will devote this Tuesday to holiday season charitable efforts.

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Community garden at Doris Duke’s former NJ estate donates tons of organic produce

Since 2012, Duke Farms in Hillsborough has dedicated five acres of its property as a Community Garden, open to the public, through which a portion of the crops grown are donated to Somerset County organizations in need.

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NJ Boys & Girls Clubs closing out 2016 with yearly benefit concert

For the 14th year in a row, the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey will prepare for its signature fundraiser, the Concert for Kids, to be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Thursday, Dec. 1.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 05: A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in the store front window on July 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The ADP released the National Employment Report which showed that employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 176,000 from May to June on a seasonally adjusted basis.The government will release its closely watched employment report for June on Friday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Rutgers network enters new partnership to help NJ’s long-term unemployed

Rutgers' New Start Career Network, which serves New Jerseyans age 45 and older who have been jobless, but looking for work, for six-plus months, is partnering with a UK group to help these jobseekers cope with the emotional fallout of unemployment.

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NJ nonprofit getting new campus to help developmentally disabled

Founded 133 years ago by a Philadelphia teacher, the Cherry Hill-based nonprofit Bancroft works to answer the question: How can people live life to their fullest potential?

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10 years after serious brain injury, Morris County singer spreading hope

Ten years ago this week, high schooler Tina Witowsky suffered a massive brain injury in class. She has not only relearned how to walk and talk, but also how to sing -- and just as she did before her trauma struck, she is entertaining people again.

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City of Angels takes fight against NJ heroin epidemic to the White House

Mercer County-based City of Angels has been no stranger to our airwaves in the last several months, but a few exciting developments over the summer are helping the group expand its advocacy even further.

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One NJ family in need will get new car thanks to ‘Recycled Rides’

Later this month, a New Jersey family will be the recipient of a 2016 Toyota sport-utility vehicle, with the hope that the donated car will help lift the family out of hard times.

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Monmouth County kids use music to connect to elders with dementia

The correlation between music and the brain has been well-documented, and for the last year it's served as a learning experience for music students who've been working with "adopted" elders suffering from various stages of dementia.

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October walks raise awareness, money for Alzheimer’s in NJ

A series of outdoor walks which started in Point Pleasant Beach this past weekend and will continue next month in Jersey City, Princeton and Paramus could bring in more than $1 million for New Jerseyans affected by Alzheimer's disease.

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