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Rutgers Men’s Basketball Program Ends 30-Year NCAA Tournament Drought
Rutgers men’s basketball team takes on Clemson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It’s the first time in 30 years that the team has made it to the “Big Dance.”
Former Rutgers Football Player Eric LeGrand Launches Coffee Business
Ever since a tragic accident on the football field left Eric LeGrand paralyzed, the former Rutgers player has become an inspiration to people all over the world with his positive attitude and vibrant spirit.
Rutgers Athlete Seeks to Inspire Black Youth to Pursue Sciences
Rutgers senior Myles Johnson is known as one of the Big Ten’s most fearsome shot blockers on the basketball court.
Off the court he works to inspire black youth to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
New Leadership Promoted From Within at Elijah’s Promise
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Elijah’s Promise, which operates one of the region’s largest soup kitchens and a number of other social services, has named Michelle Wilson its third Executive Director.
The non-profit organization's Board of Trustees appointed Wilson to the post at its January meeting.
She brings over two decades of experience in community development and food security to her new role.
Study: Homelessness Rises 20% in Middlesex County
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to this year’s NJCounts “Point in Time” (PIT) survey–an annual count of homeless statewide–the number of homeless persons counted in New Jersey has decreased by 409.
However, Middlesex County saw a 20% rise in homeless persons counted, according to the report produced by Monarch Housing Associates.
East Brunswick Non-profit Sells Gourmet Popcorn For a Good Cause
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—A local non-profit is helping young people on the autistic spectrum find meaningful employment all while selling gourmet popcorn.
Dr. Steven Bier of East Brunswick said he developed Popcorn for the People in 2015 to help his 26 year-old-son, who is high functioning autistic, find meaningful employment.
“I decided to take the bull by the horns,” Dr. Bier said, as he and a number of other local residents founded a non-profit called “Popcorn for the People.”