Giving Back Top Stories

April 10, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student and Eagle Scout Gregory Puszcz recently received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award.  "I was honored to receive this award and am proud to uphold the mission of West Point as someone recognized as a leader striving to make society better than it ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Reid Cappel has been on a mission to save his life. The Harding resident and Atlantic Health employee is in search of a kidney. The journey began when Cappel was just 21 years old. Doctors found a tumor where one of the his kidneys should have been. The tumor wasn’t cancerous ...

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CRANFORD — Thanks to Marykate La Bau and Patricia Walsh, Cranford was among 13 municipalities represented by the 15 newest court appointed special advocates tasked with serving as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth removed from their home due to abuse, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players. The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season. According to the release, the ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display Committee gathered at Monday’s township council to present two checks totaling $5,034 to the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Over the last few years, the holiday display at the Memorial Oval ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Linden resident, Samiyyah Muhammad was named an court advocate during a special ceremony that took place on Monday at the Union County Family Courthouse. Linden was among 13 municipalities represented by the 15 newest court appointed special advocates tasked with serving as extra ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University announced today that its R Big Ten Build fundraising campaign has surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for athletics facilities. More than 4,000 supporters donated to the initiative, but head men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell and football Chris ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - An effort to raise funds as a way to thank Paramus firefighters for running into a burning house to save a family's dog and then extinguishing the fire is underway. A GoFundMe campaign  has been organized on behalf of the Kazmierczak family, whose home was destroyed in a March 22 ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council are once again sponsoring the annual Easter basket drive. Materials to make Easter baskets for less fortunate children in the area are being collected at Woodland Park Borough Hall, 5 Brophy Lane, the Alfred Baumann Library, 7 Brophy Lane, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, the Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center was the recipient of a $3,000.00 check from Atlantic Stewardship Bank.  Atlantic Stewardship staff presented the donation as part of its tithing program, according to a statement from the library.  "Atlantic Stewardship Bank ...

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PARAMUS - Residents are invited to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get to know their local police officers better. For the first time ever, Paramus Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop,” an event aimed at building relationships with the community, one cup of joe at a ...

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HACKENSACK -  Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring’s arrival. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell began work Monday on a public art project aimed at building a sense of community and promoting civic pride in Hackensack.  An empty wall on the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players. The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season. According to the release, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is holding a tee-shirt fundraiser to benefit the shelter. The fundraiser will run until April 22, and the shelter is working toward a goal of selling 100 shirts. The fundraiser is for the kitten and puppy season, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston High School (LHS) alumni joined with current students and parents last week to hear 1988 alumnus Darren Prince, a renowned sports and celebrity agent, speak about how his journey of overcoming addiction led to him to share his message of hope, strength and recovery ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Hometown Hero Anne Rotonda has made 'giving back' her hallmark. On May 4, the community is going to celebrate that tradition by encouraing residents to give life to others during a blood drive in her honor.  Rotonda, for those who may not know her backstory, has served as the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - On April 8, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano recognized April as National Donate Life Month with a proclamation presentation to the NJ Sharing Network, Little Falls resident Rob Connizzo and former Passaic Valley High School football coach and Athletic Director Nick ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The MAX Challenge of Randolph has chosen the Ellie Reynolds ALS Foundation as their charity for the 2019 “Max Day of Giving” event. The Ellie Reynolds ALS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009 in memory of owner Shauna Collicio’s grandmother. The MAX Day ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -: The Center for Great Expectations is proud to announce its collaboration with the Brunswick Square Mall and Northfield Bank to host a special Baby Bottle Brigade—April 13-May 11, 2019—to benefit and support the moms and babies who are the focus of the agency’s superb human ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An appreciation for good friends, teachers that help them learn, parents that love them, and, perhaps most importantly, an understanding of their own self worth, were all part of the positive affirmations “club kids” at the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic offered on ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -: The Center for Great Expectations is proud to announce its collaboration with the Brunswick Square Mall and Northfield Bank to host a special Baby Bottle Brigade—April 13-May 11, 2019—to benefit and support the moms and babies who are the focus of the agency’s superb human ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A city water department employee was appointed to the board of directors for NJ Shares, a nonprofit that helps families pay for energy and utility bills. Tiffany Stewart, who also runs her own law firm in Newark, is one of two new appointees to the NJ Shares board. The nonprofit ...

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Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Ask anyone at the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, who has responded to the most calls and the answer will be Harry W.  Hicks, III. Those same members and the community are mourning the loss of Harry Hicks, a dedicated 50-year member, and friend. Hicks, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Marcela Tricanico, of Elizabeth, is one of the 15 newest representatives from among 13 municipalities to become court appointed special advocates inUnion County. They are tasked with serving as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth that are ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -: The Center for Great Expectations is proud to announce its collaboration with the Brunswick Square Mall and Northfield Bank to host a special Baby Bottle Brigade—April 13-May 11, 2019—to benefit and support the moms and babies who are the focus of the agency’s superb human ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ —  Miozotty Diaz, of Roselle Park is one of the 15 newest representatives from among 13 municipalities to become court appointed special advocates in Union County. They are tasked with serving as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth that are ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Family Service Bureau, a non-profit organization in Nutley, gives back to the community with their many efforts including mental health services and the food pantry. To do so, they rely on funds from Nutley Township and their Thrift Shop to help cover their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The annual golf outing of Hillsborough UNICO will be Friday, May 3 at Hillsborough Golf & Country Club, 146 Wertsville Road. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m. The $160 golfer’s fee includes cart and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library are encouraging all citizens of the Hilltop City to join them in participating in 'Library Giving Day', a national one-day fundraising event with the goal of getting those who depend on and enjoy their public libraries to make a donation in ...

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