Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Former Giants pros load 1,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving giveaway

Good News Notes: “Three former New York Giants players — Joe Morris, David Tyree and Jonathan Casillas — were on hand in East Brunswick Thursday to help load 1,500 boxed, ready-to-cook turkeys, to be distributed through Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and two dozen partner agencies. ‘It’s such a…

‘Behind the scenes’ – Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s COVID-19 giving

Good News Notes: “In discussing what his team has done during the COVID-19 crisis, Sean Marks has said that in addition to what has been publicized, there have been other contributions “behind the scenes,” And an entry on Kevin Durant Charity Foundation website certainly confirms that. A quick look at the foundation’s site reveals extensive efforts by KD. In fact, down at…

New Jersey police officer in kayak rescues dog trapped in muddy pond, video shows

Good News Notes: “Washington Township officers responded to a dog in distress and found Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff, struggling in the water, the department  said Wednesday on Facebook.” “Officer John Kuligowski commandeered a nearby kayak and paddled out to Akela. Video footage shows Kuligowski trying to position the kayak next to Akela and pull her…

Two locals feed seniors and the homeless in Atlantic City

Good News Notes: “The Rev. James Pressley and Erica Marshall, along with several volunteers, spent Saturday evening handing out meals to seniors and the homeless in Atlantic City who they felt are at particular risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘We wanted to do something for the seniors,’ Pressley said. ‘We’re all struggling, but seniors and…

Cleanup begins for vacant lot in Trenton that had become an illegal dump

 Good News Notes: “Volunteers, neighborhood residents and government officials gathered on a cold and windy Thursday morning to mark the beginning of the cleanup of an illegal dumping ground in Trenton. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection joined forces with United by Blue and the East Trenton Collaborative to clean up what once had…