Giving Back

May 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department is set to begin its 5th Annual CommUNITY Cares food and household goods collection drive, with all collected items benefiting families, assisted through Family Promise, and Summit residents through the Junior League of Summit. The Drive is held in May / ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Smash Kids Cancer, a fund-raising event at La Grande Park in Fanwood on Saturday, offered food trucks, music, a Chinese yoyo artist, and fun games for children. The well attended event brought together volunteers from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clark, and other New Jersey towns. High ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Since the passing of Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, there has been an outpouring of support from the community. Nelson, 44, died last month from complications following his bone marrow donation to a boy in France. Dr. Nelson served as a school administrator ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police will be participating once again in the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.  The event will take place on Friday, June 7, between 10-11. Officers will run from Elizabeth up Westfield Ave. through Roselle Park to the Church of the Assumption.

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Earlier this week, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia Perkins-Auguste and First Ward Councilman Carlos Torres at this year’s Elizabeth 2019 Citywide Cleanup.  This annual celebration in honor of Earth Day ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Smash Kids Cancer, a fund-raising event at La Grande Park in Fanwood on Saturday, offered food trucks, music, a Chinese yoyo artist, and fun games for children. The well attended event brought together volunteers from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clark, and other New Jersey towns. High ...

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SPOTSWOOD/HELMETTA, NJ - After a wet week, Mother Nature came through with a beautiful day for the two-mile walk from the Immaculate Conception parking lot to Helmetta's Maple Street Pavilion on Saturday. Around 75 people joined members of the Spotswood Police Department and Spotswood PBA 225 to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The boys' and girls' track and field teams at Jonathan Dayton High School have both been extremely successful this season. But behind the winning performance is the support of a booster club that looks to make sure the teams are equipped with everything they need. The Bulldog ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:  Girl Scout Troop 60363 is collecting new and gently used backpacks and school supplies to benefit the Mercy Center of Asbury Park. The Mercy Center provides education and emergency services for community members and serves thousands each year. The donated backpacks and school ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Woman's Club of Chatham retired from the community after more than 100 years of existence, holding its final luncheon at the Fairmount Country Club on Friday. Over the course of its final year, woman's club president Terry Kandalaft and its members have been dispersing ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The loss of Newton High School’s Lexie Faye will undoubtedly have a lasing impact on the community.  May 23 will be Newton Strong Day.  On that day, students from at least 26 schools in three counties will participate in a Whiteout, wearing white to honor Faye. As of Friday ...

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NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton announced the fireworks display on the evening of Newton Day, June 8 will be dedicated to Faye with a section of the display designed specifically with her in mind. Newton Town Manager Thomas S. Russo Jr. said many in the community were calling for this dedication ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss is seeking volunteers to serve as peer support group facilitators for children and families coping with loss due to death, with summer trainings scheduled for June 27-30 and July 26-29. Imagine is a free, year-round peer grief support ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently hosted a free community program entitled "Developing A New Beginning Through Global Migration" at the West Orange Public Library in West Orange. Speaker Kwabena Jumah highlighted his experience ...

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The Provident Bank Foundation renewed its longstanding support of the Middlesex County College Foundation with a $10,000 donation in May. The Provident Bank Foundation’s 2019-20 Mission Partnership supports Middlesex County College’s Annual Scholarship Reception, the Annual Casino Night event, and ...

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Love and Alumni Know No Boundaries EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Almost a week ago a horrible car accident took the live of Newton High School junior Lexi Faye, the day after her prom, and critically injured three of her friends, Anthony Burke, Maria Fiore, and Nicholas Chavarria. George Muha, founder of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Kennedy School PTA embarked on a painting project over spring break led by Danielle Vytell-Mitschele, a PTA member and Montville teacher  Students worked together to update artwork in the school and “kreate kindness” by painting inspirational quotes on wooden boards. The ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Denville Township joins a growing list of students, businesses and organizations in three counties that will participate in Newton Strong Day on Thursday, May 23. On Newton Strong Day participants will wear white to honor Alexis "Lexi" Faye, a Newton High School junior who died from a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The local Parkland community is rallying around the family of Mariapaz Sandoval. Sandoval, 14, was struck by a car while in the Heron Bay community of Parkland on May 12. Mariapaz’s parents, Cesar and Paola, are eternally grateful for the outpouring of support they have received from ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Uplifting messages can come in many forms and be found in many places.  At Sparta Middle School the student Peer Leaders have taken their messages of positivity to the bathrooms. The students, with the guidance of Jenna Mathesius and Blair Scrudato are brightening the bathrooms with ...

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WARREN, NJ - Central School in Warren recently held a color run raising $18,850.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “We had a DJ, pizza, and the Kona Ice truck made a visit,” said Central School PTO Social Action Chair Jen McCarey. “The children earned raffle tickets and we raffled off ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks has a Super 50/50 open to the public. $5.00 per ticket. Drawing will be held during the Annual Clam Bake on July 13th. Stop by and get your tickets. See the bartender to purchase. The pot is over $1500 at this time.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department surprised a young boy with a big donation at a walkathon held at Woodland Park. Sunday, May 5 was the annual Care Walk 2019 to raise awareness and money for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation. Six-year-old AJ Vigliotti was ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public. The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Landing resident Maria Cattano, an independent sales director with Mary Kay, is collecting donations to buy sun-care products needed by members of the U.S. Military. The effort, being done through Supplies for Soldiers, is being coordinated by Cattano's national sales director, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School Senior Ryan Carey has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, taking his place as the forty-eighth Eagle Scout of Troop 309.  A Court of Honor to confer Carey’s attainment of the highest rank possible in the Boy Scouts of America took place at 12p.m. on ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public. The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Registration is still open for the 16th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, a 15-mile recreational bicycle ride around Elizabeth, scheduled for this Sunday, May 19.  The ride begins at 7:30 a.m. and begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. at Elizabeth’s City Hall building. Riders of all skill levels ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - During the course of the last year, Valairco Heating & Cooling has made a $500 donation each quarter to a charity or nonprofit from nominations by their customers, friends and the general public. The most recent winner is Leah’s Lemonade, who is a 9-year-old young lady who has ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Fourth of July Committee is hosting a Spring Wine Tasting on Saturday, June 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Joyce Kilmer Post #25. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the borough's annual Fourth of July celebration. Tickets are $30 per ...

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