Giving Back Top Stories

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Drunk Uncles took over the Mudhole Saturday night for a special show to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau.  According to NFSB Executive Director Eileen Painter, close to $1300 was raised. She described the evening as "Great crowd, great music, great time, and a great ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Laurel Circle quilting and knitting-crocheting group, in Bridgewater, presented a number of donations to the Center for Great Expectations, totaling over 230 pieces to date. Laurel Circle, formerly Arbor Glen, is a full service senior living community, and the ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover Middle School is collecting canned goods and boxed food for donations! Please consider dropping off your donations at the middle school or sending it in with students. Help supply hot meals to those who don't have them every day. Additionally, EHMS is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Santa Claus will be taking time off from his own busy schedule on Sat., Dec. 22, to deliver holiday gifts to township homes _ and to raise funding for the all-volunteer Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner fire companies. Those who order gifts ahead can help firefighters at the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Crowds of kids young and old lined up in front of the Roser house (AKA "The Christmas House") on Paterson Road to see the annual display and to visit with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8th. Greg Roser and his family light up their house every year at their own expense to raise ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day." According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Steam rose from the cups of hot chocolate as choirs filled the air with classic Christmas tunes and people nibbled on samples dished out at booths from local restaurants set up around the city's Monument Square. Meanwhile, during all this hoopla Friday night, everybody waited in ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Helen Morgan School cafeteria was buzzing with the energy from the busy hands of Christmas elves at the third annual Family Service Night.  On Friday night, December 1 students and their families donated their time wrapping a mountain of toys for children in foster care in Sussex ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents of North Summit Avenue help keep an eye on 95-year-old neighbor Doritt Stagg and on Saturday they made sure she'd have a sturdy rail to hold onto when she enters and leaves her home. The railings of Stagg's front steps were in bad shape and "Christmas Elves," who ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Verrilli's is inviting the entire Morristown and surrounding communities to come to the bakery/deli on Tuesday November 11 to help support a Morristown resident who recently received a bilateral lung transplant. She will likely stay in the hospital for months to recover, so the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza has partnered with Feeding Middlesex County to host a Raise the Dough fundraiser on Sunday, December 30. Fifteen percent of all take-out and dine-in orders placed between 4 p.m. and closing on December 30 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The brother of Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant is hoping to raise $100,000 to help defray the medical bills that are piling up as his sibling fights cancer. So far, the GoFundMe page created Dec. 5 by Alan Poissant has raised about $10,000. “I put $100,000 (as ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Pasquale Brick Oven Pizza has partnered with Feeding Middlesex County to host a Raise the Dough fundraiser on Sunday, December 30. Fifteen percent of all take-out and dine-in orders placed between 4 p.m. and closing on December 30 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."  The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and local businessman Ken Poesl hosted their 3rd Annual Bayonne Toys for Tots benefit Friday at the historic Bayonne Museum.  “Bayonne is such a great community,” Davis said smiling and looking at the table full of the hundreds of donated toys. “Christmas is for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - A late morning brunch, festive tree lighting and menorah blessings filled the South Plainfield Senior Center with holiday joy on December 4th for their first ever Senior Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting. “The holiday season means so much to all of us,” said Tree Olano, ...

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WHARTON, NJ – Operation Toy Train will make stops in Morris County for the third consecutive year on Dec. 8 and 9. Operation Toy Train is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a special annual collection train for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation in northern New Jersey ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ ­— The Caldwell and Fairfield communities are hoping to help their neighbors and “furry companions” during the holidays by hosting a food drive at the All Creatures Great and Small animal hospital in Fairfield. In partnership with the Caldwell Food Pantry, the animal hospital is ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - For 20 years, the Chieffo Family has hosted toy drive holiday parties to benefit children fighting cancer. The 2018 event will take place Saturday Dec. 8 at their Gerard Road home from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to enjoy music, cookies, and hot chocolate; and to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Assemblyman Jamel Holley is asking the community to help each other enjoy the Holiday Season by giving back with a donation of toys for 200 children in the Roselle community. “It's that time of the year again when we join together as a community to help each other enjoy the Holiday ...

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