Giving Back

April 12, 2019

READINGTON, NJ- – As many as one in 100 children and adults live with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or another tic disorder. That includes 10-year-old Sofia Trabilcy of Readington. Sofia recently attended a youth advocate training conducted by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – More than 220 participants joined the Rubber Ducky Organization and Krank Systems Gym for their first-ever Rubber Ducky 5K Run on Sunday morning, April 7 with a course running through Nutley and Belleville.   The run was a community effort organized by Krank owner and Belleville ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – More than 220 participants joined the Rubber Ducky Organization and Krank Systems Gym for their first-ever Rubber Ducky 5K Run on Sunday morning, April 7 with a course running through Nutley and Belleville.   The run was a community effort organized by Krank owner and Belleville ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France. Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44.

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VERONA, NJ - The Hilltop Conservancy is in need of volunteers to help plant trees on April 26, 27 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In preparation for the first tree planting, eighty holes have been dug. The trees, a variety of natives species, are expected to be delivered in late April.  Help ...

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EaST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The annual Punchathon at East Brunswick's CKO Kickboxing last week allowed members and guests to sneak a few extra punches in to earn $800 for POAC Autism Services.  Says owner Kelli Orlandini, "It was a huge success!"

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Parsippany Hills and Parsippany High are long time rivals, but you can count on these two schools to come together for those in need. On April 4th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., a double elimination volleyball tournament was held at Parsippany High. The event was run by Parsippany High ...

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Mountainside and Newark, NJ – Imagine, A Center for coping with Loss, a grief support center for children and families, graduated its first class of volunteer facilitators for the April 2019 opening of its new center in Newark. The new volunteers took part in a 32-hour training spanning four days, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) are on a mission to have Livingston be the next municipality to support Women’s Veterans Day, a celebration that recognizes the contribution of women in the military and educates the public about their ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s Health and Human Services is hosted its second major sock giveaway this week the New Light Baptist Church in collaboration with Neighbor to Neighbor Network (NTNN), Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS), and the Bloomfield Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - SWM International will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, April 23 from noon until 6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 coupon to Houlihan's. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a ...

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READINGTON, NJ- – As many as one in 100 children and adults live with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or another tic disorder. That includes 10-year-old Sofia Trabilcy of Readington. Sofia recently attended a youth advocate training conducted by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westfield will host the town’s 84th annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 7 and younger on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in Mindowaskin Park.  Don’t be late — the plastic eggs (which are empty) are usually snatched up within minutes. The children ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players. The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season. According to the release, the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two local food drives—one community-wide endeavor and one through the West Orange Public LIbrary—are currently being held in support of the West Orange Holy Trinity Food Pantry, which provides grocery assistance to more than 150 families in town. “We are always grateful for the ...

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UNION, NJ – The motto of the Rotary Club, “Service Above Self”, was highlighted recently when the Union Club donated time and resources to help the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Hunger touches every community, nation, and region of the world, and Union Rotarians recently donated their time ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based nonprofit that -- through mentoring support and tuition assistance -- empowers students from urban areas to achieve excellence, has added Rob Fowler and Father Robert J. Sandoz, OFM, to its Board of Directors. Fowler. a Summit ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chromebooks are now available for use by Montclair Public School students at the Montclair Public Library, officials announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to help our students have a successful future by providing the technology they need,” said Peter Coyl, MPL Director.   The ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union-based New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) hosted a business suit and attire clothing drive at the Union VFW helping veterans dress for success. "This drive was a little different from your traditional clothing drive because our focus was to collect clothing that can help our ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student and Eagle Scout Gregory Puszcz recently received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award.  "I was honored to receive this award and am proud to uphold the mission of West Point as someone recognized as a leader striving to make society better than it ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Reid Cappel has been on a mission to save his life. The Harding resident and Atlantic Health employee is in search of a kidney. The journey began when Cappel was just 21 years old. Doctors found a tumor where one of the his kidneys should have been. The tumor wasn’t cancerous ...

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CRANFORD — Thanks to Marykate La Bau and Patricia Walsh, Cranford was among 13 municipalities represented by the 15 newest court appointed special advocates tasked with serving as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth removed from their home due to abuse, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players. The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season. According to the release, the ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display Committee gathered at Monday’s township council to present two checks totaling $5,034 to the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Over the last few years, the holiday display at the Memorial Oval ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Linden resident, Samiyyah Muhammad was named an court advocate during a special ceremony that took place on Monday at the Union County Family Courthouse. Linden was among 13 municipalities represented by the 15 newest court appointed special advocates tasked with serving as extra ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University announced today that its R Big Ten Build fundraising campaign has surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for athletics facilities. More than 4,000 supporters donated to the initiative, but head men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell and football Chris ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - An effort to raise funds as a way to thank Paramus firefighters for running into a burning house to save a family's dog and then extinguishing the fire is underway. A GoFundMe campaign  has been organized on behalf of the Kazmierczak family, whose home was destroyed in a March 22 ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council are once again sponsoring the annual Easter basket drive. Materials to make Easter baskets for less fortunate children in the area are being collected at Woodland Park Borough Hall, 5 Brophy Lane, the Alfred Baumann Library, 7 Brophy Lane, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, the Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center was the recipient of a $3,000.00 check from Atlantic Stewardship Bank.  Atlantic Stewardship staff presented the donation as part of its tithing program, according to a statement from the library.  "Atlantic Stewardship Bank ...

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