Giving Back

April 18, 2019

RED BANK, NJ - The Navesink Business Group (NBG), held their bi- monthly 8:00am meeting Wednesday morning at the West Side Eatery. Danny Murphy, owner of Danny’s Steak House, led the meeting for the vacationing Rob Lowe, Executive Director of the NBG. Spencer Munson, Program and Resource ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Township residents, especially those involved in the fire department and in high school sports, are striving to help Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant in his fight against cancer. Poissant, a father of three whose youngest daughter, Biz, is a Roxbury High School ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — Christos Kambolis has spent more than half the summers of his life at the West Essex YMCA’s Pioneer Trails Day Camp. When he aged out as a camper, Kambolis participated two summers in the Counselor in Training Leadership Development Program. He volunteered last year, not missing ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gainful employment, personal growth, impressive athletic achievements, unlimited artistic and creative opportunities and a sense of real community are just some of the many benefits enjoyed by clients at JESPY House, a South Orange-based nonprofit for adults with Intellectual and ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Brewganda, a spring fundraiser designed to support all programs of Embrace It Africa, was hosted and sponsored by Four Mile Brewing on April 16. Embrace It Africa was founded over 10 years ago by students (now alumni) of St. Bonaventure University.  Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, an ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On April 12, the Woodland Park Education Association PRIDE Committee along with the teachers at Memorial Middle School, held an 8th grade class fundraiser for a beautiful young lady and 8th grade student, Josephine Palman, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer called Diffuse ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2019 Berkeley Heights Betterment Award was given to Tiffany Escott, Executive Director of the BH branch of the Summit Area YMCA for her vision in “passing the baton” for the 18th Annual Mother’s Day 5k. The YMCA began the Mother’s Day 5K in 2001 and it has grown to a ...

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Restaurants across New Jersey join in to build awareness for organ and tissue donation NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, will relaunch its #SaveNJLives ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have teamed up with Cliffside Park baseball to play a pair of games to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The benefit, Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, are scheduled be played Friday, with ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Rachel Rosenberg and Jake Ferrans have been friends for as long as they can remember, both raised in families that put a premium on community service. The besties came up with a project to instill values and a love of reading in young children: they  introduced ‘Fun With ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since 1953, the Lions Club of West Orange has been recognized throughout the township for its service to the blind and visually impaired. As part of the organization’s ongoing fundraising efforts, the Lions Club will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The 2019 season for Roxbury’s recreation baseball teams began today with an opening day party in Landing that included a ceremonial first pitch tossed by Matt Adonis, a fifth-grader who survived the removal of a cancerous brain tumor. At least 500 people attended the event, which ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ – Ilene Katz had little interest in exercise when she first joined the West Essex YMCA in Livingston, but it has since become her second home. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which includes the West Essex Y, honored the Roseland resident with the 2018 Judge Harry L. Lindeman ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Chin and her friends are organizing and hosting the Smash Kids Cancer Music and Food Fest on Saturday, May 18, at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. The proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hospital. Pediatric cancer has ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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Edison, NJ -  Just a few months ago, Joseph Johnson, a recent Monmouth University graduate,  created the Lena Harris Foundation after his grandmother died from Lupus. The Foundation is already making a difference. “The foundation was named after my grandmother who fought a long, tough battle ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Chin and her friends are organizing and hosting the Smash Kids Cancer Music and Food Fest on Saturday, May 18, at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. The proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Hospital. Pediatric cancer has ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- An area Rotary Club is hosting a diaper drive for families in need through mid-May. Rotary District 7490, which covers Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties, is collecting diapers to donate to several area organizations, according to Forrest Elliott. The group has given diapers ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers traveled to Mount St. Mary's Academy on Wednesday, April 10 loaded with donated supplies to help students at the all-girls' high school pack 300 care packages during MSM's Core Values Service Day. It is the seventh straight year that ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The trustees of the Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Foundation will honor two local business leaders at the 2019 award dinner in May. The honor is bestowed on Nutley residents who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of the late Hoffmann LaRoche president.  In the past, honorees include ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick High School's Project Graduation 2019 is looking for gently used books and DVDs for their annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SBHS red cafeteria. Donations can be dropped off at the foyer in the front entrance of South ...

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HACKENSACK – As work nears completion on a large mural on Demarest Place, the public is being asked for input on what other types of art projects they’d like to see around the city. Through Friday, Creative Hackensack, a community-based organization made up of art advocates, will have a booth ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Matt Callaghan, a prospective Eagle Scout from BSA Troop 173, rehabbed the 9/11 Memorial on East Main Street in Shrub Oak as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. He was helped in this endeavor by fellow Scouts and Scout leaders.

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PARAMUS – When the Paramus Farmers' Market opens next month, there will be some new vendors, as well as many returning favorites, setting up shop for the 2019 season. The weekly market kicks off May 29 and will be held every Wednesday through Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the north parking lot at ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 30th edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin on April 28.  The charity bike ride is organized by the Franklin Food Bank. According to organizers, Tour de ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The community turned out at the Sparta VFW on Saturday afternoon to support the Carbery family.  The barbecue event, dubbed Tickets to See Mom, raised more than $17,000 to help get the family to Huston, Texas where wife and mother Devon is receiving treatment for cancer, according to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Barbaglia, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, presented the New Providence PBA  Local 132 with a check for over $5,000 in support of their Fallen Officer campaign. Officer Joe DiParisi emailed local businesses and organizations to let them know about their mission to ...

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UNION, NJ – Vauxhall seniors were treated to an Easter luncheon on Saturday afternoon, hosted by the 24 Square Club of Golden Rule Lodge #24. The annual luncheon, held at the Union Township Community Action Organization, included music, entertainment and some important safety reminders ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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