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Christie touts success of Atlantic Homeless Alliance's Single Point of Entry program

ATLANTIC CITY — Gov. Chris Christie visited the Atlantic County Municipal Building on Tuesday to discuss the early success of the Atlantic Homeless Alliance’s Single Point of Entry program, which assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Still going strong

More than 20 years ago Ruth Harrison organized the first Women's Forum at the ShopRite Ladies Pro Golf Association Classic at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Vineland mayor calls for lasting effects from 'Make a Difference' month

VINELAND — Mayor Ruben Bermudez is asking residents to undertake a task that he hopes will last longer than its initial designation.

AtlantiCare receives $3 million donation from Rothman Institute

ATLANTIC CITY — The Rothman Institute will donate $3 million toward AtlantiCare’s $62.5 million “transformation and modernization project” at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township, to be finished in 2016.

Cyclists pedal across Cape May County in Kiwanis, chamber outing

The Kiwanis Club of Cape May and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May on Saturday co-sponsored the self-guided bike tour Cycling for a Cause.

In it for the long term: Sandy recovery groups still seeking volunteers

Jill Bessey is from Maine, and she was surprised to learn how many people along the Jersey shore are still waiting for their homes to be rebuilt 18 months after Hurricane Sandy.

Scholarships at Stockton: Former professor among those helping college students pay for their educations

Jo Frances Stow, of Atlantic City, has helped a lot of students pay for college.

Desire to help lands ShopRite employees on Cheerios box

If some faces on special Cheerios boxes in local ShopRites look a little familiar, it may be because they belong to employees at three area stores.

Puppies with a purpose: Group seeks people to raise dogs for Seeing Eye

Pat Hayes had retired as a school social worker and was looking for something to do when she saw a photo in a newspaper of a girl with a special puppy.

Giving Back briefs: Students sell T-shirts to raise money for autism

Students' T-shirt

Group 'yarn bombs' Sister Jean's Kitchen to call attention to its financial plight

ATLANTIC CITY — The trees and poles outside Sister Jean’s Kitchen got  colorful on a rainy evening Sunday.

Pappas endowment aims to draw noteworthy speakers to Stockton College

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — In 1961, Dean C. Pappas heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak at Dickinson College.

Giving Back briefs: Event raises almost $45,000 for Jewish Family Services

JFS Diamond event

Master class program at Stockton teaches Forsythe volunteers what they need to know

Ann Marie Morrison grew up in Absecon just a few miles from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township. She started volunteering there a few years ago, and realized while she loved nature, she didn't know a lot about it.

Students at St. Joe's compete to help charities

HAMMONTON - Students and staff at St. Joseph High School held their own version of March Madness this month, and six charities were the winners.

Linwood-based organization receives grant to fight human trafficking

A Linwood-based organization that helps women received a $350,000 grant to further efforts to fight human trafficking, the acting state attorney general announced Monday.

Autism group raising awareness through comedy, bubbles, selfies

March is a busy month for Isabelle Mosca.

Hammonton woman honored as Citizen of the Year

Marie Fucetola likes to keep busy.

Help in a taxing time: Volunteers offer free help with tax returns

Angelo Scoppa, of Mays Landing, is hoping to get a full-time job as an accountant. Until then, he’s getting lots of practice by doing free tax returns at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site at the Family Success Center in Hammonton.

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