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Upcoming 5K aims to recruit, educate potential NJ organ donors

Following successful events earlier this year in Paramus and New Providence, the NJ Sharing Network is reaching out to the Lincroft area with a 5K race, to spread its mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.

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How this NJ agency helps child abuse victims get back to school

As the only co-located, one-stop destination for families with juvenile victims of physical or sexual abuse, Newark-based Wynona's House wants to send kids back to classes with the supplies -- and frame of mind -- they need to succeed.

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Patcheeno's R-R-Ruff Ruff Day
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NJ author, teacher wants to take the ‘bull’ out of bullying

A book written "many, many years ago" by a New Jersey author and finally, recently illustrated and published is getting attention for its multilayered, anti-bullying message.

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Soulsational: Ocean County festival promotes ‘greater happiness through health’

This weekend, a major event that focuses on improving lives through positivity will return to Ocean County for a sixth year.

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NJ ‘indoor city’ will teach life skills to kids with special needs

Construction is now underway for LifeTown, a Livingston facility that will give children, teenagers and young adults with special needs the chance to learn real-world skills in a comfortable setting.

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Random acts of kindness ease pain a year after NJ boy’s death

Last year, 10-year-old Christopher D'Amico fell off a pontoon boat, then was fatally struck by the vessel during a family outing on Lake Hopatcong. His family has kept his memory alive by dedicating the 24th of every month to paying it forward.

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Central NJ group has removed 3,000 tires out of the Raritan River

Two New Jersey Eagle Scouts, now adults, are at the forefront the Central Jersey Stream Team, which enlists volunteers to help clear trash out of the Raritan River in Somerset County.

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Ocean County nonprofit swings into summer with golf outing

For the fifth straight year, the James Volpe Foundation will sponsor a Golf Classic in its namesake's memory, to be held this June 20 at Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson.

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How NJ group is making math ‘fun’ by having students recycle crayons

This week, thanks in part to a Summit organization's efforts, students across New Jersey will be tallying their broken crayons for a worthy cause.

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NJ girl stricken with fatal tumor lives on in foundation, annual bike run

Brooke Healey was a "perfectly normal" 4-year-old -- until she was diagnosed with an aggressive, inoperable brain tumor early in 2013. Her memory is the impetus behind a foundation that brings awareness to the condition that took her life.

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