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10th Annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday

January 19, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, with the opening program and volunteer fair beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains).

The community is invited to attend the event, which celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now in its 10th year, the ...

Ava's Kitchen & Bar Offering Gift Cards to Federal Workers

KENILWORTH, NJ - Are you a federal employee effected by the partial shutdown?  Ava's Kitchen & Bar wants to help.  Locals only need present their government ID to receive a free $10 gift card. No purchase necessary. 

Ava's Kitchen & Bar is located at 1 North 21st Street in Kenilworth. 

National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. Hosting Free Screening of 'The Hate U Give'

CAMDEN, NJ— National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. will be hosting a free screening of the film “The Hate U Give” on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Camden County Conference Center at Camden County College.

The screening will be part of the Camden-based nonprofit’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration, and will be followed by a discussion. There will also be free soul food and ...

Gov’t Shutdown: Westfield Businesses Step up After Feds Hold Workers’ Pay

WESTFIELD, NJ – With federal workers furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, local businesses are pitching in to help those people impacted.

Among the free goods and services being offered to impacted federal workers in Westfield are coffee, stretch sessions and financial planning advice.

Downtown Westfield Corporation, which represents businesses in the town’s ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs chose gifts from under the Christmas tree at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during the ninth Annual Three Kings Day Celebration organized by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) earlier this month at Trinitas.

The day commemorates the Three Wise Men who gave the baby Jesus gifts during the height of the Christmas ...

Bergen County Introduces Smoking Cessation Resources

Roughly 14 percent of New Jersey adults smoke cigarettes.  Although this number has decreased since 2010, multiple organizations are working to give those who live or work in Bergen County the tools and resources to make the commitment to quit.  Quitting isn’t easy, however an estimated seven out of 10 current smokers wish to quit.  Counseling and medication are both ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs chose gifts from under the Christmas tree at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during the ninth Annual Three Kings Day Celebration organized by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) earlier this month at Trinitas.

The day commemorates the Three Wise Men who gave the baby Jesus gifts during the height of the Christmas ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs chose gifts from under the Christmas tree at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during the ninth Annual Three Kings Day Celebration organized by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) earlier this month at Trinitas.

The day commemorates the Three Wise Men who gave the baby Jesus gifts during the height of the Christmas ...

Souper Snowstorm Stock-Up Idea to Help Those Dealing with Food Insecurity in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - When heading to the supermarket for the milk, bread, and eggs ahead of the snowstorms, pick up a can or three of soup to donate to those facing challenges.

Canned soup is an excellent choice for donation because, other than adding a can of water for some varieties, it is full meal with little preparation required. Of course the other benefit of canned soup is the long ...

Stafford Strong US Coast Guard Donation Drive During Government Shutdown

STAFFORD - Stafford Strong, Stafford Township's resident run community group, is holding a mega donation drive to support our Barnegat Light Coast Guard families during the government shutdown. 

Specific needs are listed on the Stafford Strong Facebook page, including specific formula brand needs such as Similac Sensitive and diaper sizes including size 4 through size ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Entertain Senior Citizens at Highlands Care Facility

January 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continued their service learning initiative by performing for senior citizens at The Highlands long-term care facility in Edison.

Student performers included Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Hannah Yin of Scotch Plains, Vinay Karthik of Edison, Emily Cao of Edison, Aryan Janardhana of Edison, Samia Silver of ...

Thank You: 2018 Thanksgiving and Christmas at Nutley Family Service Bureau

January 10, 2019

Dear Friends of NFSB,

 

As we settle into 2019, Nutley Family Service Bureau's staff, volunteers and Board of Directors would like to offer our thanks for your support of our 2018 Thanksgiving Initiative and Christmas Food Pantry Distribution. Your generous donation of funds and food products enabled the NFSB Food Pantry to offer over 150 families a ...