Giving Back Top Stories

May 24, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- This summer kids and adults will be taking to their bicycles - and some will be learning how to ride -- including those individuals with disabilities thanks to the "I Can Bike" program that will teach them how to ride a two-wheeled bike.  In a partnership between Ability ...

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WAYNE, NJ – All the amazing volunteer Wayne First Aid Squad (FAS) members - who get up in the middle of the night, or during their work hours to rush to our rescue in rain, snow or anything – were honored during the last town council meeting for Emergency Medical Services week. Mayor Chris ...

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Red Bank, NJ: To ensure that all children are prepared for fun in the sun this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is asking for you to drop off brand-new swimsuits for youth size 5-12 The swimsuits can be placed in at Togetherhood bins in YMCA lobbies now thru June 15. Host a ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary raised more than $14,000 through its inaugural 'Art at Overlook' auction & cocktail reception. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health initiatives at Overlook Medical Center. Held at the Racquets Club of Short ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Bill Heap came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night with an appreciation for the borough's Summer Concert Series and a concern about the diminishing tree canopy in town. Heap, representing the Chatham Jaycees, backed up his feelings and concerns by announcing ...

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Red Bank, NJ: To ensure that all children are prepared for fun in the sun this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is asking for you to drop off brand-new swimsuits for youth size 5-12 The swimsuits can be placed in at Togetherhood bins in YMCA lobbies now thru June 15. Host a ...

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Students from Princeton High School’s Generation 1 Club, an organization for first generation college applicants, have organized a COVID information session in Spanish at the Henry Pannell Learning Center at 2 Clay Street Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. The program is geared toward the ...

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Michael Nelson was 40 years old, and his fiancée gave birth to twin boys on Feb. 2, 2022. The couple was beginning a new and happy chapter in their lives with their twins. Tragically, Nelson had a fatal heart attack. His future brother-in-law, Andrew Gilkes, described him. “He was a caring father, ...

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FARMINGDALE, NJ - Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrated inspiring community leaders at its Women of Distinction & Community Partners Gala on Wednesday, April 27 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The annual event, attended by 225 supporters, raised over $140,000 to ...

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Monmouth Park Charity Fund - Community Giving Since 1947.  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -- The May 7, 2022 Monmouth Park Charity Fund 17th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, was once again a sold-out-success. Referred to by many supporters as "The Charity Event of the Year" the 2022's Derby ...

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Monmouth Park Charity Fund - Community Giving Since 1947.  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -- The May 7, 2022 Monmouth Park Charity Fund 17th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, was once again a sold-out-success. Referred to by many supporters as "The Charity Event of the Year" the 2022's Derby ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nearly 500 people celebrated the life of Jennie Byram at the inaugural "Jammin' for Jennie"  Music Fest at Mary Kay McMillin School this past Friday, May 20th. While the Music Fest is a long time tradition at Mary Kay McMillin School, this year the event was renamed to honor ...

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Monmouth Park Charity Fund - Community Giving Since 1947.  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -- The May 7, 2022 Monmouth Park Charity Fund 17th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, was once again a sold-out-success. Referred to by many supporters as "The Charity Event of the Year" the 2022's Derby ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #97342 completed a project for their Bronze Award recently, celebrating the love of reading. The troop made a little free library for Our Savior Nursery School, 1-22 Hartley Place, according to Hannah Lefkowitz, a member of the troop. "The bronze award is the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Two Paramus Boy Scouts were recently honored for achieving the highest level as Scouts during an area ceremony. Paramus Councilman Ace Antonio was on-hand to offer congratulations, as well as the district 5 congressman.  Chris Haines and Michael Haines, both in Paramus Boy Scout ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Ben Litvany, Glen Rock Boy Scout Troop 15, earned his Eagle Scout status, and it did not go unnoticed. “I am honored to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of all these Scouts who’ve earned the highest rank attainable in the Scouting programs — the Boy Scout Rank of Eagle ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Volunteers from PSE&G honored veterans with an American tradition at the South Plainfield Senior Center on May 20. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill with potato and macaroni salads and apple pie for dessert, were served to seniors, who danced the afternoon away to the Golden ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The heat this past Saturday didn't stop a group of Orange Avenue School students from raising money for a favorite charity. Annabelle, Caroline, Lyla, Riley, Scarlett, Ciara and Delilah, fourth graders in Ms. Blanche's class at OAS, along with Annabelle's 6th grade sister Abigail, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Throughout the United States, the American Legion celebrates 'National Poppy Day' annually on the Friday before Memorial Day.  At council meeting held last week, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed Friday, May 27 as 'National Poppy Day' in the borough and called upon 'all ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been two decades since 14-year-old Greta Schoenemann of Westfield died suddenly, but her memory lives on with a 5-kilometer race that drew over 700 runners and more supporters on Sunday. Wendy Schoenemann, Greta’s mother, was among the estimated 200 people to participate in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Veterans Recognition Committee (Ralph Checcio, Bob LaCosta, Joe Mc Court, Oshanda Erb and Elaine Magnani Coupe) hosted the annual Memorial Day BBQ with 27 veterans and their families in attendance including two WWII Vets. Reverend Susanna ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Boy Scout Justin Cordeiro was recently named 2022 Scout of the Year by the Skylands District, Patriots Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Cordeiro, a 21-year-old graduate of Roxbury High School, is an extended age Scout in Troop 188 of Landing. He was nominated ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Thanks to the generosity of residents, Community Team NJ was able to deliver 50 spa bags to Dina's Dwelling and Women Aware to help make Mother's Day a bit brighter for residents. Since Dad's Day is coming up on June 19, Community Team NJ is continuing their philanthropic endeavor ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Sticky Wickets, Porch Rockers, Dirty Blond and more return to the Old Canal Inn June 4 to combat hunger in the township.  The fifth annual event takes will run outdoors from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   The event will feature a 50/50 raffle, tricky tray, and a live auction for a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta veteran Rudy Diaz passed away in his sleep on Friday.  In addition to having served in the United States Marines, Diaz was a police officer in Orange.  "As known to us at the Sparta VFW, 'Little Rudy' was a great supporter of the post and often assisted in our annual events," ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Carts of Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, will march in the township's 101st Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Service Bureau's Food Pantry (NFSB). Members of the congregation will march along the parade route with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s been two decades since 14-year-old Greta Schoenemann of Westfield died suddenly, but her memory lives on with a 5-kilometer race that drew over 700 runners and more supporters on Sunday. Wendy Schoenemann, Greta’s mother, was among the estimated 200 people to participate in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Volunteer Squad, based in Bridgewater, has worked to make the outdoor areas of the Agape House, in Somerville, liveable and safe for clients and residents. Several members of the Volunteer Squad participated in Leadership Somerset this year and did a walk-through of the ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners presented proclamations to a group of five Eagle Scouts May 3. Scouts Gene Budsock, Maxwell Chuo, Liam Miller, Thomas DeLise and Jonathan Kocsis were honored with their families and troop leaders at the Historic ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club is holding its annual bike collection drive to give new life to well-loved bikes in order to fund programs operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County (BGC.) The Rotary Club Bike Collection Drive will be held on Saturday, June ...

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