Giving Back Top Stories

April 17, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Chin and her friends are organizing and hosting the Smash Kids Cancer Music and Food Fest on Saturday, May 18, at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. The proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hospital. Pediatric cancer has ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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Edison, NJ -  Just a few months ago, Joseph Johnson, a recent Monmouth University graduate,  created the Lena Harris Foundation after his grandmother died from Lupus. The Foundation is already making a difference. “The foundation was named after my grandmother who fought a long, tough battle ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Chin and her friends are organizing and hosting the Smash Kids Cancer Music and Food Fest on Saturday, May 18, at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. The proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hospital. Pediatric cancer has ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- An area Rotary Club is hosting a diaper drive for families in need through mid-May. Rotary District 7490, which covers Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties, is collecting diapers to donate to several area organizations, according to Forrest Elliott. The group has given diapers ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers traveled to Mount St. Mary's Academy on Wednesday, April 10 loaded with donated supplies to help students at the all-girls' high school pack 300 care packages during MSM's Core Values Service Day. It is the seventh straight year that ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The trustees of the Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Foundation will honor two local business leaders at the 2019 award dinner in May. The honor is bestowed on Nutley residents who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of the late Hoffmann LaRoche president.  In the past, honorees include ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick High School's Project Graduation 2019 is looking for gently used books and DVDs for their annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SBHS red cafeteria. Donations can be dropped off at the foyer in the front entrance of South ...

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HACKENSACK – As work nears completion on a large mural on Demarest Place, the public is being asked for input on what other types of art projects they’d like to see around the city. Through Friday, Creative Hackensack, a community-based organization made up of art advocates, will have a booth ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Matt Callaghan, a prospective Eagle Scout from BSA Troop 173, rehabbed the 9/11 Memorial on East Main Street in Shrub Oak as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. He was helped in this endeavor by fellow Scouts and Scout leaders.

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PARAMUS – When the Paramus Farmers' Market opens next month, there will be some new vendors, as well as many returning favorites, setting up shop for the 2019 season. The weekly market kicks off May 29 and will be held every Wednesday through Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the north parking lot at ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The community turned out at the Sparta VFW on Saturday afternoon to support the Carbery family.  The barbecue event, dubbed Tickets to See Mom, raised more than $17,000 to help get the family to Huston, Texas where wife and mother Devon is receiving treatment for cancer, according to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign. Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to ...

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UNION, NJ – Vauxhall seniors were treated to an Easter luncheon on Saturday afternoon, hosted by the 24 Square Club of Golden Rule Lodge #24. The annual luncheon, held at the Union Township Community Action Organization, included music, entertainment and some important safety reminders ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the UC Step Summit in December, the Union County Freeholders gave more than 200 county high school peer leaders, including peer leaders from Jonathan Dayton High School (JDHS), a civic engagement challenge: To come up with a countywide initiative to help spread awareness of and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council recently honored Tom Ronnie, James Bradley and Mark Smith for their heroic actions on Feb. 28, when the three men helped rescue an unconscious woman who was trapped inside her Jeep within the school pickup zone at Seton Hall Prep (SHP). Ronnie ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Elks #2298, in its continued mission to help individuals and organizations throughout the community, presented the library last week with a $1,000 donation. The funds, donated by the lodge’s Community Welfare Committee, will enable the South Plainfield Public ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - According to a TAPinto Nutley tipster, a flock of flamingos flew into Nutley Saturday night and spent the nght on the lawn of Anne Rotonda on Centre St. Reports from members of a Girl Scout Troop at Yantacaw school suggest that the flamingos are expected to make their home on lawns ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford senior and Campbell-bound Johnny Bush had an idea, implemented it, and gave back to the community in a huge way this past Monday. Teeing off at 8 a.m., Bush played an incredible 108 holes (an amazing six rounds in a single day) over the next 11 ½ hours in the inaugural ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The early morning April showers and gray skies didn't dampen the 50th annual New Providence Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.  The Lions Club began the Easter Egg Hunt in 1969, and many of the Lions remember bringing their now grown children to the hunt, with the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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Parkland, FL- The Parkland Community has united together to help those in need this Easter season. Community organizer Heather Khalil has teamed up with supporters from Heron Bay, Parkland Golf and Country, Watercrest, Parkland Reserve, Miralago, Cypress Head, Cascata, Meadow Run and more to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Sid Blanchard, a pioneering icon in New Jersey’s human services sector for four decades, was honored April 4 at the annual Awards Dinner of the nonprofit he founded in 1979, Community Access Unlimited (CAU). An audience of more than 400 people with disabilities, staff members and ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — Livingston resident Walter Joyce has been selected as this year's recipient of the UNICO Livingston Chapter Citizen of the Year Award and will be honored during the organization's annual awards brunch on Saturday, April 27 at Hanover Manor. "Walter is so deserving of this ...

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