Giving Back

September 12, 2019

HAWTHORNE, NJ - At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Borough of Hawthorne paid solemn tribute to the victims as well as the heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.  The outdoor service was held on Goffle Road in the area that contains the memorial stones and part of a fallen beam from the ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - St. Matthias hosted the 18th annual Franklin Township Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Wednesday evening.  Firefighters from Community Fire Company, East Franklin Volunteer Fire Company, Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, Millstone Valley Fire Department, Somerset ...

Read more »

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Summer may be coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over yet - neither is the mission. For Precious Little Ladies the mission is year-round, and there’s still time for some fun in the sun. On Saturday September 21st fun and games will be paired with unity and community as they ...

Read more »

The Township Council requests any residents who wish to be considered for membership on a municipal board or committee to submit a letter of interest no later than November 30, 2019, to the Clerk’s Office, 525 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 or townclerk@cedargrovenj.org. Positions are ...

Read more »

OLEAN, N.Y.– On a crisp 60-degree Sunday morning, Chris Napoleon made pancakes. Napoleon, the president of the Olean Airport Support Group, stood in the hangar in front of an industrial-size griddle, serving up hot flapjacks to hungry customers. To his right stood other volunteer workers, ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is locally headquartered in West Orange, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax ...

Read more »

CAMDEN, NJ — A $9,100 action grant awarded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities will continue to support the functions of a veterans’ narratives program at Rutgers University–Camden. “Outside the Wire," an effort of the Writers House at Rutgers–Camden and Philadelphia-based Warrior ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Those looking for a way to give back to the community and truly make a difference are encouraged to conrtact Pathways where, just once a week, the organization is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver nutritious, organic meals prepared by Pathways Cooks volunteers to women undergoing ...

Read more »

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sean Edwards of the South Brunswick High School Health/ PE/ Driver Ed. Department reached out and to let TAPinto South Brunswick know about a great event that was held during Physical Education classes today at SBHS to remember 9/11.  Students and staff climbed 1,980 ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Throughout September, Bridgewater residents will notice teal ribbons displayed at the municipal complex, public parks, schools and residences throughout the township in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.   These ribbons have been placed by a group of caring ...

Read more »

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sean Edwards of the South Brunswick High School Health/ PE/ Driver Ed. Department reached out and to let TAPinto South Brunswick know about a great event that was held during Physical Education classes today at SBHS to remember 9/11.  Students and staff climbed 1,980 stairs ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine, held a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of 9/11, a terrorist attack in which 39 Somerset County residents perished, at the county’s memorial clock tower on the corner of Main and ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will honor first responders at the Wednesday, Sept. 11th game at TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch against the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for 6:35 pm. All first responders will receive a complimentary ticket to the game and their family members and ...

Read more »

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services, is marking 25 years of serving the food insecure in New Brunswick and across the county. In New Brunswick alone, MCFOODS has partnered with Elijah's Promise and several food pantries to ...

Read more »

PATERSON, NJ - A recent visit to Paterson’s Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) saw a flurry of activity.  A forklift scurried back and forth lifting and moving pallets holding boxes of food. In front of a pair of huge walk-in refrigerators and four freezers, volunteers manned ...

Read more »

MADISON, N.J. - The lives lost on 9/11 represent all of us. They lived in the community - our community. You may have known them from the sports fields or houses of worship. You shopped with them and saw each other in the post office or local library. They were with you, near you and among you.

Read more »

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The lives lost on 9/11 represent all of us. They lived in the community - our community. You may have known them from the sports fields or houses of worship. You shopped with them and saw each other in the post office or local library. They were with you, near you and among you.

Read more »

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW is holding their Fourth Annual Clam Bake on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m.  The annual event is a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children.  On the menu- Steamed clams, Raw bar, Gourmet burgers, Jersey Rippers, Sausage and Peppers, Jersey ...

Read more »

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite a last-minute date change due to rain, Fairfield's third annual Soccer Pep Rally went off without a hitch and drew a huge crowd at the Fairfield Recreation Complex Turf Field on Saturday. With the help of local sponsors, the Fairfield Recreation Department, Fairfield ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - The Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) is uniting with Junior Leagues across New Jersey to support the residents of Newark impacted by the water crisis.  The JLMN along with the seven other Junior Leagues in New Jersey will raise money to purchase up to 10,000 cases of bottled ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Inglemoor Rehabilitation & Care Center, which has always been a good neighbor to the West Essex YMCA in Livingston, recently deepened that partnership by joining a growing list of "West Essex YMCA Program Champions"—businesses, organizations and individuals who have made a ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III.  The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey is among the most expensive states in the country for renters, with the median rent price reaching $1,284 in 2017, according to the Census ACS survey. Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth assists people with special needs with affordable, accessible housing. Last ...

Read more »

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Members of the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation presented a plaque to the Carmel Police Department and Town Board at a Town Board meeting last month, thanking the town for its support of the annual TYathlon.  Ty Louis Campbell was 5 years old when he passed away from cancer.

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and New Brunswick is again offering special shirts as a fundraiser to help raise money to combat prostate cancer in our local community. All members of the New Brunswick Fire Department will perform their duties in the ...

Read more »

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services, is marking 25 years of serving the food insecure in New Brunswick and across the county. In New Brunswick alone, MCFOODS has partnered with Elijah's Promise and several food pantries to ...

Read more »

CALDWELL, NJ — An 11-year-old Caldwell resident recently took to the mat to raise funds in memory of a friend who lost her battle with cancer. Christian Stocker, who will be entering fifth grade at Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell this fall, has been wrestling for less than two years; ...

Read more »

CLARK, NJ — Giving the gift of comfort and support to children undergoing cancer treatment starts with a visit to Duck Donuts during the month of September.  Duck Donuts has teamed up with Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program this month to provide “huggable hope to children undergoing cancer treatment in ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III.  The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and ...

Read more »