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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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Former site of Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights
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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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Baby in diaper
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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"
Photo credit: Jill Zinckgraf, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County
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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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Heart ‘torn apart’ by Warren murders, warmed by love

Earlier this week, we wrote about a small bit of good news in the wake of a tragedy

We'd also reported this week on the deaths of Heidi Errickson, and her brother, Frederick Errickson, in Warren Township...

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Troopers Ryan Kauffmann, left, and Odean Hansel (Courtesy of State Police)
Troopers Ryan Kauffmann, left, and Odean Hansel (Courtesy of State Police)
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N.J. troopers help save man’s life on Turnpike

If it weren't for Troopers Odean Hansel and Ryan Kauffmann, a man found unresponsive on the New Jersey Turnpike Thursday might not be alive, according to State Police.

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Jersey girl uses sweet 16 to pay it forward

A Toms River girl is using a benchmark event as an opportunity to raise money for a very important cause.

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Sammy's Hope (Facebook)
Sammy's Hope (Facebook)
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Sammy’s Hope attracts community support

Since opening a brand-new Sayreville facility in January, Sammy's Hope has been a hit with the local community.

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