Giving Back

October 16, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The next “Buy One, Bring One” food collection for county residents in need is Friday, Oct. 18th. BOBO Fridays occur every third Friday of the month, but anyone can donate at any time at the locations listed below. “More than 20,000 residents in Somerset County are ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - This November the Roselle Park PBA and Police department will be participating once again in "No Shave November". Last year the officers participated to support for one of their brothers,  Capt. Manuel Jimenez. This year they are doing it for Matteo Vitale, a 2-year-old Roselle ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  Nutley High School is celebrating Homecoming Week but with a twist this year, Raider Nation will take that sense of home to show their support for head football coach Steve DiGregorio who is battling cancer. The Nutley Board of Commissioners approved a resolution during the Oct. 15 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  Nutley High School is celebrating Homecoming Week but with a twist this year, Raider Nation will take that sense of home to show their support for head football coach Steve DiGregorio who is battling cancer. The Nutley Board of Commissioners approved a resolution during the Oct. 15 ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ -- The 99th annual running of the Far Hills Race Meeting will take place this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Moorland Farm on Route 202. Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union police officer and his family received a surprise visit Tuesday morning from actor and advocate Chazz Palminteri. Police officer Juan Vargas, his wife Anna and sons Anthony, 16, and Aiden, 8, were the recipients of a special visit and donation from the actor.  Palminteri runs ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Liberty Corner Fire Co. and First Aid Squad reported on Monday night that LouAnn Jones, who had been a volunteer with the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad for 40 years, has passed away following a battle with cancer. "LouAnn spent 40 years volunteering her time to helping ...

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HILLSIDE,NJ- This Hillside Community Food Bank hosted a "Student Change Hunger Radio Day, to highlight youth programs, fundraising, operations, and more on our annual broadcasts with 105.5 WDHA, Magic 98.3, and WMTR AM-1250 . The Federation of New Jersey Food Banks challenges all students, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - John W. (Jack) Cooper, President Emeritus of the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF), will be honored  by the Continuo Arts Foundation at its annual gala November 1 at Canoe Brook Country Club. Cooper retired last year after 28 years as President of the SAPF, an organization which has ...

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Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for yesterday’s game against ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The William Paca Club will be holding their first annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the club located at 1 William Paca Way in New Providence.  All are welcome for an evening of food by Barths Market and Paoalos Kitchen and Sponsored by NP ...

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Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for yesterday’s game against ...

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Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for yesterday’s game against ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Monday, October 14, the Kenilworth Scouts were asked to perform Honor Guard duties during the National Anthem at the 1:00 p.m. New Jersey Devils game. The duties included carrying out the American, State, and Scouting Flags. Proudly carrying the flags were Girl Scout Grace Devlin ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A collection drive is under way through October 16 to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, a local organization that is looking to brighten the holiday season for U.S. military members serving overseas. The drive, which is seeking donations of food, personal care ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Lunch Break's Fall Gala was held on Friday, October 11, at the Sheraton in Eatontown. Nearly 350 guests gathered to celebrate the impact of Lunch Break with live cocktail hour entertainment, bountiful delicious foods and endless auction items.  There are many wonderful ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — John McElroy, Saint James Class of 2016, always wanted to give back to his alma mater. When it came time for John to plan and develop his Eagle Scout Service Project, the senior at Union Catholic and member of Boy Scout Troop 73 in Springfield, had an idea to build an outdoor ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Lunch Break's Fall Gala was held on Friday, October 11, at the Sheraton in Eatontown.  Nearly 350 guests gathered to celebrate the impact of Lunch Break. There was upbeat live entertainment during the cocktail hour, followed by dinner with DJ entertainment and a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A sophomore at Westfield High School will perform in her second annual Gig For Good charity concert to support the Agape Community Kitchen in Elizabeth this weekend. Samantha Smith, 15, has volunteered at Agape with the Youth group from Presbyterian Church in Westfield. The group ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Derek Dougherty, a member of a Roxbury Boy Scout troop, needed an Eagle Scout project, he asked his church pastor for an idea. It just so happened that the Rev. Stan Barron of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders had one: He thought it would be nice if the ...

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The Anthony Rizzo Foundation is hosting its 8th Annual Walk-Off For Cancer at Pine Trails park on November 24th.  Parkland native and Chicago Cubs World Series Champion, Anthony Rizzo, founded the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation after his own battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma.   The Walk Off For ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities. The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- The state of New Jersey brothers of Phi Beta Sigma inc provided the Newark and Hillside residents affected by the water lead crisis. This event was organized by George Darby, Jenabu C. Williams, MPA, M.Ed, Councilman Craig Epps, Anthony Salters, along with the support of other Greek ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Celebrity Dance-Off is an exciting fund-raising event hosted by the East Brunswick Education Foundation. The EB Celebrity Dance-Off will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at the JMPAC located at Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane, East ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Two Paterson organizations are in the running for Impact 100 Garden State 2019 grants.   CUMAC and Passaic County Community College Foundation's Theatre & Poetry Project are now among five finalists, three of which will be eligible for votes at the organization's annual awards ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Applause Home Care CEO, Jim Prussak, joined thousands of marchers across the country by participating in the national, “Walk to End Alzheimer's,” on Sunday, October 12. “By 2020, nearly 14 million people will have Alzheimer’s. We wanted to help raise awareness and research ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After a recent council meeting where Councilwoman Susan McCartney announced West Orange Township’s partnership with Second Chance Toys as part of its recertification with Sustainable Jersey in order “keep plastic out of landfills,” residents were invited to “shop and swap” donated ...

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HELMETTA, MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Jill Hetzler is a Milltown native and is a mom of two young children and a popular Physical Education teacher in the Spotswood School District. Hetzler started teaching at her alma mater, Spotswood High School, before teaching at the Appleby and Schoenly Schools.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities. The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Family YMCA and YMCA of Western Monmouth County merger officially took place on September 1st, creating the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, the 2nd largest Y in New Jersey. A ribbon tying event was held at the Red Bank Y on Friday to celebrate the merger and represent ...

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