Children turn new page with help from Bridge of Books Foundation

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer As hundreds of children begin new lives with their “forever families” following National Adoption Day events, they will also be able to begin their own personal “little libraries” because of the efforts of the nonprofit Bridge of Books Foundation. The Bridge of Books Foundation, in partnership with the New …

Clients have found caring touch for 30 years

By JENNIFER ORTIZ Staff Writer Lucy Melillo is the second-generation owner of Wig Illusions, Manalapan, which offers products to individuals who are battling diseases that result in hair loss. JENNIFER ORTIZ/STAFF A second-generation family business is marking 30 years of service to individuals who are battling diseases that result in hair loss. Wig Illusions, in …

Working poor provided with breakfast, lunch during winter

FREEHOLD — The 12th year of the sanctuary program, which provides breakfast and lunch for the homeless, working poor and families during the winter months, began on Dec. 19 with breakfast and lunch being served at the First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St. Every Saturday through March 12, the program will offer breakfast …