Giving Back

April 5, 2019

HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

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Chatham will be the host team for the "Play for Pink" breast cancer softball tournament set for Saturday, April 6.  Chatham, Gov. Livingston, Sparta and Verona will participate in the tournament that starts at 10 a.m. at the Chatham Middle School, conditions permitting. If fields are too wet at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Eight months ago, young Arjun Jain was forced to give up attending school on a regular basis and playing hockey, the sport he loves most. Diagnosed with leukemia, Jain hasn't let that get in his way, according to Mayor Frank DelCore, who along with members of the Township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Eight months ago, young Arjun Jain was forced to give up attending school on a regular basis and playing hockey, the sport he loves most. Diagnosed with leukemia, Jain hasn't let that get in his way, according to Mayor Frank DelCore, who along with members of the Township ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Director of Recreation Tom Barton and volunteer with the Recreation Commission Debra Varnerin gave council members an overview of what’s new, what’s coming, and how it will be funded Tuesday night. What’s new is the John Laposky Memorial Home Run Derby planned for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thousands of Rutgers students are about to boogie down for a good cause. The Rutgers University Dance Marathon, one of Rutgers' most beloved and popular traditions, will kick off tonight on Livingston Campus. The marathon, which is more than 20 years old, attracts about ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In 70 days, the Katonah-Lewisboro community will gather at John Jay High School to remind those affected by cancer that they are not alone. The fundraising season for the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life kicked into gear on Monday, March 11, with a celebration at the high ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Christopher and Jessica, who both grew up in the Katonah area, advocated for their son, Conner, in Washington, D.C. Christopher, who works at Onatru Farm, is also a town of Lewisboro employee. At 4 years old, Conner was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The Boy Scout Troop 61 is having their annual pasta dinner this Saturday, April 27 from 4-7 p.m. This family friendly dinner will be hosted at the Beach Haven Moose Lodge on Rt. 72 in Manahawkin. "This is the troop's biggest fundraiser to help buy new gear, helps fund amazing ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown woman who has dedicated her career to helping people with disabilities will be honored by the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) at its second annual gala on Thursday, May 2. Dr. Patricia Seagriff-Curtin led WIHD’s dental program until her retirement ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This Wednesday, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Department of Human Services and Division of Family Guidance, local officials and community leaders celebrated the Grand Reopening of the historic Conklin Building ...

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STAFFORD - This Saturday, April 6 Lighthouse Christian Academy, an area Pre-K through Grade Eight school in our area is holding a free Live Auction at Main Street Alliance Church in Manahawkin.  The public is invited to come out and enjoy a great night.  See information below. 

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way, is hosting a Kitten Shower April 17 to prepare for kitten season. The event will be held from noon to 7 p.m., with cake cutting at 5 p.m., to collect supplies and monetary donations for the kittens that will be arriving this ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event. The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services will host its annual Evening of Thanks on April 10, 2019, 6 – 9:30 PM at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, honoring the contributions of four community philanthropists. This year’s honorees are: Benjamin Serna, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Efforts are underway to help a Paramus native who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. As of Friday morning, a GoFundMe campaign has raised than $13,000 towards its $50,000 goal for Kristi Garino, a Paramus High School graduate.  The 20-year-old, who is a junior at Stevens ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A $2,500 grant from the Investors Foundtion will help underwrite a sixth 'Night of Support' at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss,  assisting to further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the ...

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Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation.  The grant will help further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling by helping to ...

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Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation.  The grant will help further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling by helping to ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Teachers, faculty and students at Fairfield's Adlai Stevenson Elementary School did their part to "Light It Up Blue" and raise money during World Autism Awareness Day with a "Penny Race" and a live "Kiss A Pig" assembly on Tuesday. Student Council Advisor Nicole Messina explained ...

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Chatham High School sophomores Olivia Summers and Molly Huth founded the Sewing for Smiles club at CHS this year. The club now boasts an active membership of 20-25 students who engage in both local and global charitable crafting efforts. In terms of local work, Sewing for Smiles has been sewing ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Yantacaw school nurse Kathy Flannery was the center of attention Thursday night, but instead of the usual sniffles and scraped knees, it was for her dedication to the community. Flannery was one of five residents recognized at the Nutley Jaycess Distinguished Service Awards at the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Prom dresses can cost hundreds of dollars, making them an out-of-reach expense for some families, but Johnson Public Library is trying to make sure every girl gets the chance to shine on that special night. On Saturday, the library will host its second Dress Giveaway, which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city-based corporation that specializes in the promotion and protection of the commercial real estate industry has been cited for its efforts to combat hunger in New Jersey. NAIOP New Jersey was selected by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Commerce ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A year after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas our community continues to deal with grief, post traumatic stress and mental health issues. As a community we are learning how to navigate healing and hope together. Gianna Brandofino has walked through her own struggles and dark ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - For two long-time boys scouts in Millburn, the projects they seek to undertake will net them the highest award they can earn in their organization. Scouts Gabriel Liwschitz and Colin Woros of Troop 17 are both going for their Eagle Scout rank, and each of the scouts has chosen to ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ – What makes a good leader?   That was the main topic of discussion when Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese partnered with the Hillside Recreation Center to hold an inaugural Women’s Day, celebrating women on the move.   “Being able to serve, you're never going to be a good ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – The most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, ...

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CRANFORD - On Monday, April 8th, Cranford senior and Campbell-bound Johnny Bush is utilizing his talents on the course and giving back to a worthy cause in the inaugural Shining Stars Network Golf-A-Thon at Shackamaxon Golf Club in Scotch Plains. Bush, who has been a mentor and “buddy” for the ...

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