Giving Back

May 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Jamming for Jacob Kan Jam event at Ashbrook Country Club in raised more than $35,000 for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood 12U Blue baseball team, which will play in Cooperstown this summer, and their teammate Jacob Benedicto, who was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - —Good Grief announced today its annual 5K Run & Walk community event is returning to the Giralda Farms campus in Madison, NJ on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The event features activities for the entire family including a 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk, Kid Dashes, Family Activities, a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - —Good Grief announced today its annual 5K Run & Walk community event is returning to the Giralda Farms campus in Madison, NJ on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The event features activities for the entire family including a 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk, Kid Dashes, Family Activities, a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.   The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, May 8, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a perfect day in East Orange. The parking lot of the ShopRite shopping center (Roberto’s Pizza side) was full of excitement. Smiling eyes could be seen behind the masks everywhere.  Black cars pulled up, and out popped Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy. He was ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Members of Clark’s Osceola Presbyterian Church joined with members of the New Providence Faith Lutheran Church to repair and process over 400 bikes into wheels of access for many in other countries around the world.  It all started in the parking lot of Faith Lutheran ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since January, nearly 100 nurses and volunteers have worked at the Coral Square Mall Covid-19 vaccine site administering more than 61,500 vaccinations.  On Friday, the staff at the City of Coral Springs thanked them with a barbecue at Mullins Hall in Mullins Park, which, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District received a donation of 10 ukuleles for the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School Friday. The instruments were donated by the Connor G. Foundation in honor of former student Connor Golembiewski. Golembiewski's father, Mike, and his ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) held its annual Blue Jean Ball virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. to raise money for hunger-relief efforts.  This year’s Blue Jean Ball, the first-ever to be held online, drew nearly 400 attendees and raised more than $1.2 ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - American Legion Post 60 has nominated Loren Harms as Grand Marshal for the Borough of Roselle Park’s Annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday, May 31, 2021.  Harms was raised in Kenilworth before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1968. He was later stationed ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In commemoration of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the 25th anniversary of a volunteer program to help older adults keep their bones strong, New Jersey Human Services today announced the recipients of the 2021 Osteoporosis Prevention Awards.  High school students, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Services (MCFOODS) will hold its next drive-by food drive event at East Jersey Old Town Village’s History Day on Sat. May 15. From 10 am — 4 pm, Piscataway residents are invited to “Drive up, pop your trunk, and our volunteers ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 110 esidents of Denville Township gathered in the back parking lot of Saint Clare’s Hospital for the annual Rockaway River Clean-Up on May 8. The Denville Township Rivers and Streams Committee organized the event, having held river cleanups for the past 10 years. What ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Members of the David Brearley nonprofit clothing line Be Nice Co. have put in a lot of effort and extra time to finish up their third and final fundraising event for the 2020-2021 year. For the last event the students first decided to team up with the Kenilworth Knights of ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Sports and Social Group and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce seek volunteers to staff what they intend to be their first of many TACO the TOWN CRAWL events. The June 5 event is designed to raise funds for not one but two service dogs through the WNY Heroes Inc. / ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township VFW Post 5481 recently made a surprise visit to the Montville Township First Aid Squad. Post Commander Ken Hanzl introduced himself to members of the squad attending their monthly meeting on May 11 and called the First Aid Squad (FAS) members “good ...

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WARREN, NJ  — At least 40 people will potentially be saved thanks to the Warren Township Police Department's second annual community blood drive, with RWJ University Hospital – Somerset, at police headquarters on Thursday.  The blood drive took place noon to 5 p.m. and was completely booked with ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Wednesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy will host a blood and platelet drive in its gymnasium. The school is located at 1139 Kline Place. The flyer for the event, called "Life's Essential Blood and Platelet Drive", reminds the community, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Gayle Turner and Mayor Linda Karlovitch are among the 55 women recognized as recipients of the 2021 Union County SHero Award administered by the Union County Office on Women. The award was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Thursday became the newest member of the Roxbury Rotary Club, filling a seat on the service organization left vacant by the recent death of former Rotarian and Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak. DeFillippo was sworn-in at the Rotarians’ weekly ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ — Rotary Clubs across New Jersey will be stepping out and stepping up for awareness of mental health and substance use disorders to fight stigma through a series of walks on Saturday, May 22. The Awareness Walks strive to eliminate stigmas associated with mental health and ...

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BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the KW City Life Realty teams in both Bayonne and Jersey City spread out across their communities Thursday as part of a nationwide community service effort. According to Lidia Gabinelli, Broker Manager for the Bayonne office, May 13 marked Red Day, the ...

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MOONACHIE, NJ - New Jersey PBA Local102 hosted its annual fundraiser to benefit the New Jersey State PBA Survivor and Welfare Fund on May 4 at The Graycliff in Moonachie. Bergen County PBA Local 102 consisting of Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, South Hackensack, Moonachie, Rochelle Park, ...

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The Township Beautification League (TBL) will be planting 1,500 plants and flowers in over 100 different size pots on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers plan to adorn the town streets with colorful flowers on Millburn Avenue from Baltusrol Way to Vauxhall Road, Chatham Road, Main Street, Essex Street, in ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police and Warren Township Office of Emergency Management are collecting urgently needed food, paper products and cleaning supplies for 150 identified local families with K-12 children in Somerset County. Items can be dropped off until May 23 in the collection ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held their annual Mother’s Day brunch on May 9 with a twist this year. Instead of a sit-down breakfast with made-to-order eggs, the Elks offered a Mother’s Day Drive Up breakfast to go, hosted by Past Exalted Rulers, complete with scrambled ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford's Vikki Drake, Rebecca Morales Tantillo, and Kathleen Ollen are among 55 women who have been recognized with a 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Founder of Operation Full Bellies and Full Hearts Cori Nunziata was more than pleased when the Manager of Starbucks on Racetrack Rd. contacted her to explore opportunities for partnership for the purpose of helping local families in need. Jenevieve Hanley, Manager of the ...

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