Giving Back

June 2, 2020

HELMETTA, NJ - The borough is honoring the members of the Class of 2020 with banners. Banners showcasing the senior pictures of Helmetta's high school graduates will hang along Main Street for the month of June. The 27 banners were unveiled on Monday and are a gift to the graduates from Helmetta ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Between the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and the earth-shattering news of George Floyd’s grisly death, some good came from #BlackoutTuesday today in Hackensack. During a free food and mask distribution event hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) in partnership ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Downtown Newton is alive with color once again as the annual flowering baskets have been installed on its lampposts. The baskets are provided by the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce with support from its members. They are the first town decorations to be hung each year-- followed by ...

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STAFFORD — Thanks from the Manahawkin Elks to all those who donated to our Food Drive. This was a very successful event and you made it possible. We truly appreciate the deep concern for our community as demonstrated by the number of donations we received. There are 780 lbs of food items and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Feed to Give was back in Warren on Tuesday.  Carys and Simon Law, surrounded by Feed to Give’s  Ethan Law, Katie Zhang, Evelyn Zeng, Elizabeth Tang, and James Zhang, presented a $3334 donation check to Matt Saum, current President of the Warren Township Lions Club and Kevin Helewa, ...

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UNION, NJ – A non-perishable food giveaway will be held on Thursday, June 4 in the parking lot of Victory Cathedral on Tucker Avenue, hosted by Christ Devine Healings and Deliverance Ministry. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Christ Devine Healings and Deliverance Ministry has ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, students at Millburn High School have launched several initiatives to help those in need. One of the latest charitable endeavors is the Millburn Face Shield initiative. Millburn students, teachers, and alumni founded this initiative with the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Four college bound students have been awarded the Ralph Rojas Scholarship, presented by the Sparta VFW.  According to Commander Pete Litchfield the scholarship committee selected the five basted on their application, essay and letter of recommendation. Mary Cabassa, Olivia ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livingston residents Abby Heltzer and Dani Pritikin, along with Short Hills resident Allie Benjamin, have recently continued a charitable endeavor they began last year called “Kostumes for Kids,” where the three young dancers collect costumes, shoes, and accessories to be donated to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Market Street Mission and the Morris View Healthcare Center both have received a donation of nearly 100 pizzas from the student body of Morristown Beard School. According to the school, the good dead resulted after an earned pizza party was canceled due to the pandemic.

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EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS Event is Thursday, June 4th at Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange   Essex County, NJ – One thousand boxes of food will be distributed Thursday, June 4that Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange to help families ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- A quickly organized “Teach in” to combat racism drew a crowd of support to Freedom Park in Randolph on Monday June 1. Amidst a weekend of racial turmoil across the country, Randolph had its own firestorm around the issue erupt on local social media, when screenshots of racist comments ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A free food and mask distribution event will be held tomorrow, June 2, for all Hackensack residents. Hosted by the Greater Bergen Community Action in partnership with Table to Table, the “Drive Up and Go Produce Bag Pick Up” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GBCA Head ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with East Brunswick Public Schools and Brunswick Square Mall for the MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes - an East Brunswick friendly food drive competition. There will be a Drop-Off Food Collection ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer welcomed officials from the Pritchard Industries, Inc. to the Central Office Building last week and thanked them for the company’s donation of 500 KN95 masks for district employees. Pritchard Industries, Inc. provides custodial services ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing difficulties for many, two Westfield students have made the most of their crafting skills to spread positivity throughout the community. Since last Monday, 12-year-old Bianca Vesuna and 15-year-old Annika Vesuna have been selling sets of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A food distribution event was held in Montclair on Thursday.  According to Essex County officials, 1100 boxes of food were given to families in need. Held at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair, the event is designed to help families who were negatively impacted by ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As protests and riots gripped many cities around the country this week, dozens of protestors laid down on South Orange Avenue for eight minutes to mark how long Police Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to George Floyd’s neck, killing him. To allow for coronavirus ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs officials are continuing to encourage business owners and residents to open their wallets and help fellow business owners and residents struggling to get by in the coronavirus economy. The city’s “Give Where You Live” campaign to provide temporary financial ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message from FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Kenilworth team member Karlee McLoughlin.  Even as we are closing in on the final hours, more and more people are showing up and supporting our local heroes and businesses. It just keeps ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If all you heard were the police sirens and horns, you might think that certain streets of Westfield were beset by traffic woes more common at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Such, however, was far from the case on Wednesday. Westfield High School seniors, who have ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - The annual Ride for the River, a group motorcycle ride through the scenic back roads of the watershed to raise funds for the Raritan Headwaters Association is being held this year in honor of late Raritan Township resident John Belle. Belle loved motorcycles and the ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ The usual parades and flag ceremonies for Memorial Day were put on hold due to COVID-19 in 2020, but Basking Ridge-based Heartworks reached out in other ways to area veterans. Other years, Heartworks and VFW 7658 each Memorial Day have been serving a barbeque dinner in honor ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Sparta Education Association teamed up with Eric’s Deli and Catering to donate lunch to the frontline workers at Newton Medical Center on Friday.  SEA leadership, Sue Sawey, Sue Tessier, Ann Warhol and Bob Medina together with Eric Gonzalez brought the meal purchased with a grant ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 4 p.m., the SOMA community will join in a different kind of parade to raise money to provide food and other essential materials to over 500 SOMA families in need. To take part, create and display a “message of hope” artwork on your ...

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CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) announced that it has been awarded the President’s Award by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Council. According to the release, the President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team whose exemplary service in support ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Elite Performing Arts Center Dancers (South Ave. in Scotch Plains) hosted a food drive on Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Members of the community helped by donating over 70 bags of non-perishable items that they brought to churches for those in need during ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Care One at East Brunswick Assisted Living is dishing out a sweet fundraiser in June to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month and nine popular Middlesex County ice cream shops have joined Care One at East Brunswick Assisted Living in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When a 17-year-old Livingston resident discovered that even the simplest of toys can help sooth shelter animals, many of which have likely been mistreated and have difficulty trusting humans, she decided to work with students from her former elementary school to make as many pet ...

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