Giving Back

April 8, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School students, Partners and Mission, and parents participated in Sandwich Making Day on Friday, April 6.   After school a group gathered in Campus Ministry Commons to make as many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as they could. Everyone's combined efforts ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - It was just a normal work day for local deejay Mike Penkoski, who was on his way to a wedding, when he noticed traffic beginning to pile up on Rt. 80 near Parsippany. His initial thoughts were about being late for work, until his brother told him to pull over. Upon realizing a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary, the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Squad has informed Bernards Township that its days as an all-volunteer organization may be ending, and it is endorsing a plan to hire a professional EMS contractor "to provide ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Thanks to Daniela Faibes and Kristin Steinmetz, Mountainside 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 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than 113,000 people in the U.S. -- including seven residents of Scotch Plains -- were on the national transplant waiting list as of January, according to the federal Health Department. Every April, National Donate Life Month raises awareness for organ and tissue ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.  - The PCSB Community Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Support Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Yorktown Heights that provides emotional, social and educational support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The PCSB ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than 113,000 people in the United States were on the national transplant waiting list as of January, according to the federal Health Department. Every April, National Donate Life Month raises awareness for organ and tissue donation. Cranford native Eric Walano recently ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - No matter how cold the nights got, David Charles Leon, John S. El-Maraghy, Marissa Lavelle Tacinelli and Chadd Heyman left the comfort of their warm homes to help others who didn't have one. They were honored at Thursday's Board of  Chosen Freeholders meeting for their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 160 members of the Pathways community joined together to celebrate the organization's Silver Anniversary 'Casino Night' at Canoe Brook Country Club -- a fundraiser and milestone event that celebrated Pathways, a program of The Connection, providing support, wellness and ...

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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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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School students, Partners in Mission, and parents participated in Sandwich Making Day on Friday, April 6.   After school a group gathered in Campus Ministry Commons to make as many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as they could. Everyone's combined efforts ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - After almost three years without a permanent pastor, New Hope Baptist Church has installed a new spiritual leader. On Sunday, Rev. Dr. Drew Kyndall Ross officially took the helm as New Hope’s eighth senior pastor. He was elected to the post by unanimous vote in December 2018 and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In 2017, third-grade Franklin School teacher Penny O’Donnell received the award based on glowing recommendations from parents, colleagues and students. In 2016, McKinley School language arts teacher Susanne Bonhote received the Westfield Rotary Club’s recognition. Bonhote was ...

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On Wednesday, the Junior Woman's Club of Verona, along with their children, planted a pinwheel garden outside the Verona Police Department as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign with the New Jersey Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.   In 2008, the organization introduced the ...

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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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PARKLAND, FL- Kids Care Club, the local high school led community service group, is organizing a Mother’s Day event for local women in need. Co-Presidents of the Kids Care Club, Charlie Khalil and Alexa Teo are putting together tote bags that will be donated to Women in Distress of Broward County ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jodi Eisner, a Livingston resident with a benevolent heart and talent in the kitchen, has combined these with her passion for hosting to organize a unique event that is both fun and offers an opportunity for area residents to give back. “Parties with a Purpose,” an initiative ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Harlem Wizards brought excitement and fanfare to the New Providence High School Gym, not just for one night, but for two nights to benefit the New Providence Education Foundation. The event was sold out and the capacity crowd enjoyed the antics of the talented basketball ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than 113,000 people in the United States were on the national transplant waiting list as of January, according to the federal Health Department. There are 4000 of those waiting in New Jersey and four hopeful recipients are in Clark, according to Elisse Glennon, vice ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Second Annual Evening with the Cameos, a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will take place in Nutley on Saturday April 27. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brandon Higgins is much closer to his van after the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary raised "a significant amount of money" at the April 4 Tricky Tray at the Brownstone in Paterson. Proceeds from the event and other fundraisers are being donated through the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary.to buy a ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County will host a men’s only event, entitled 'American History Through a Whiskey Glass', designed to be an immersive experience for guests and their senses on April 26 at Classic Thyme in Westfield. Bourbon ambassadors for the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating SAGE Eldercare's 65th year as a leading older adult care resource, an anonymous donor recently made a matching gift commitment to launch SAGE's 'Beyond $65K by 6/5 Challenge', guaranteeing that all donations that, in total, exceed $65,000 by June 5, 2019, (6/5) will be ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Alexxa Irizarry,  a junior at Union Catholic High School, was recently honored for her service and civic contributions, including by receiving a Certificate of Special Senate Recognition from U.S. Senator Robert Menendez as well as a certificate from Paterson Mayor ...

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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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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - This month, the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated the group’s 107th anniversary. On March 12, Mahopac Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Seniors, got together and marked the occasion with a party at Austin Road Elementary School. The party featured plenty of games, crafts and ...

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EDISON, NJ – Everything was up to par! It was an evening with good food, fun and drinks and most importantly a good cause. The South Plainfield Education Foundation held its 3rd annual fundraising event on March 31st at Top Golf in Edison.  Not even the cool weather could illicit a bogey. The fancy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several staff members at Livingston’s Heritage Middle School "took one for the team" at a uniquely "sweet" fundraising event where students donated money for a chance to throw a pie at their teachers and/or administrators. The students ultimately raised more than $1,300 to be ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Cancer is a disease that desperately needs a cure. Ashley McMahon of Parkland knows this first hand. McMahon has lost two people to the ravaging disease as an adult, and she is stepping up to fight it through Relay for Life. As a young adult, McMahon lived in Vail, Colorado, and ...

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