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Wiffle Ball Tournament
Photo courtesy of the James Volpe Foundation via Facebook

Jackson charity prepares for 7th annual Wiffle Ball tournament

We've brought you the story of the late James Volpe before, but that story is continuing next month with the seventh year of an event held in his memory, which raises scholarship money for the foundation that bears his name.

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Backpack with school supplies

‘Rucksacks to Backpacks’ provides school supplies for kids of NJ military families

For the fourth year, the United Service Organizations of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey will partner with a local mortgage company as both groups join a national program to ease financial burdens on military families.

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Anya LeFrancis
Anya LeFrancis (Photo courtesy of the LeFrancis family)

Donor found, transplant done, but NJ girl with leukemia still needs your help

An all-out push for bone marrow donors landed what Anya LeFrancis' donation center refers to as a 10 out of 10 match, but the 9-year-old is not yet in the clear.

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Union County group works to integrate residents with disabilities into community

Launched nearly four decades ago with a $90,000 grant and a pledge to serve 20 people, Community Access Unlimited now helps 6,000 people every year in New Jersey.

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Students Practicing CPR Lifesaving
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Making CPR training more accessible is at heart of new NJ health initiative

How do I do CPR? What do I do with that defibrillator? Is it too complicated for me? I'm not a doctor, I'm not a nurse, I'm not a paramedic. Am I able to handle it?

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Boardwalk in Wildwood
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Jersey Shore Report for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Check the latest weather and surf conditions and forecasts for New Jersey's beaches, boardwalks, and bays.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year awards
Military Youth of the Year winner Kuanyah Norris (second from left) with Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez (second from right) (Photo courtesy of Susan Haspel)

NJ Boys & Girls Clubs name their Youth of the Year winners

As part of a night when 17 New Jersey kids were honored and a total of $60,000 in scholarships were doled out, the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced its State Youth of the Year and Military Youth of the Year award recipients.

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Man handing over keys at bar
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‘Mocktails’ and Uber discounts part of NJ push for designated drivers

Last year at this time, we told you about a new effort by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, which was rolling out a digital ID card for DDs to show at New Jersey bars and taverns in exchange for free non-alcoholic drinks.

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Golf player teeing off

Jersey Shore families in need continue to get a little help from their Friends

In the eight years since a group of friends began a partnership with a mutual pledge to "pay it forward," the organization now known as Friends Helping Friends of New Jersey has raised over $600,000 for Ocean County-area families in need.

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Lung cancer is deadlier than you know — here’s what NJ students are doing about it

Warren County Technical School Key Club members have chosen to cap off their service commitments for this school year by putting together a 5K run/walk to raise money for a charity that focuses on funding lung cancer research.

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