Concluding our ninth year, Your HHRS News.com gratefully thanks its supporters and rings in the new year with the past year’s most noteworthy stories.
Happy Tenth Anniversary to the Coming Full Circle Loud n Clear Foundation, a New Jersey nonprofit organization providing post-addiction relapse prevention programs utilizing everything from peer support to housing to outdoor activities to their annual Rock The Farm benefit.
When Christian metal youth trio Brotality played the Steve Ferrigno Celebration Of Life memorial benefit at the Cavern At The Jackson Moose lodge, they gave a very special shoutout in favor of youth suicide prevention: They’ve teamed up anti-suicide organization HeartSupport, founded by Jake Luhrs, the lead singer of August Burns Red.
Bad news for Local Drug Pushers: A Sicklerville man copped a plea for impersonating doctors to illegally sell opioids, and four people were charged with selling the drugs that killed Michael K. Williams, the actor who played Omar Little on The Wire, and Albert “Chalky” White on Boardwalk Empire.
Good news for New Jersey crime victims: When the state’s funding for violent crime victim-support programs was two weeks from shutting down, the New Jersey hospital-based programs that help them have gained a reprieve from ending their funding!
Great News for Covid Longhaulers: Among the wide spectrum of post-Covid conditions is dysphonia: the virus deprive you of vocal cord function, as a Matawan woman found out. Accupuncture to the rescue?
Giving “Karen” A Good Name: Camden County’s Karen Villec opened her door to find her 13-year-old neighbor displaying a dog collar — and the marks on her neck where it had been used to for shocking her when she was “bad”. Villec called in the authorities, and three adults in the girl’s home were imprisoned.
A 3-year-old Jersey (City) girl with neurblastoma was among five ambassadors for Stop & Shop’s Help Cure Childhood Cancer Campaign, raising money for childhood cancer being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During the month of April, customers were able to donate $1, $3, or $5 at checkout. And on the other end of the scale, a man in Long Branch celebrated his 100th birthday by completing a 100-meter race!
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