Giving Back

Oasis in Paterson Hosts Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration Feeding More Than 1,000 People

e0ad65ea4350438d4f06_15209108_10211311907618753_1581665311_n.jpg
Credits: Loraine Donayre
f42a93fdf5b7515e3c5c_15204176_10211311878018013_1710400946_o.jpg
Credits: Loraine Donayre
37b54403ee55488fe4cd_15175605_10211311891458349_1530131911_n.jpg
Credits: Loraine Donayre
8cc396f01d68c6f38cbd_15215820_10211311908338771_1037569941_o.jpg
Credits: Loraine Donayre
e0ad65ea4350438d4f06_15209108_10211311907618753_1581665311_n.jpg

PATERSON, N.J. - Over 1,000 people enjoyed a free Pre-Thanksgiving meal at Oasis in Paterson on Tuesday.

The food was donated by The Market Basket (Franklin Lakes) and local business' and organizations including Unilever (Englewood Cliffs), UPS (Wayne), Temple Sholom (West Essex); St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (Paterson, Wayne, Cedar Grove), William Paterson University (Wayne), and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, all lent a helping hand to serve all the guests.

“The Market Basket from Franklin Lakes has provided meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter to Oasis every year since we started 20 years ago.” said the Executive Director of Oasis Jennifer Brady.

Sign Up for E-News

All attendees also received a free turkey donated by various individuals and organizations, including St. Francis Food Pantries (NYC); UPS (Wayne); St. Elizabeth’s Church (Wyckoff); First Presbyterian Church (Caldwell); Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club (Saddle River); Fairway Market (Woodland Park); and Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary (Wyckoff), and BAE Systems (Wayne).

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter was among the local and state representatives who came out to volunteer and help. This is her third year attending this event and when asked what it meant to her to volunteer at Oasis her response was “It is important during this holiday season to serve others. It is important to me to make sure that I am giving more than I am receiving.” 

Senator Cory Booker was also in attendance, serving up turkey and smiles to all the guests he greeted. When asked what he loved most about Paterson, Senator Booker responded "I love the community, the people here are phenomenal. Ever since I was the mayor of Newark, I always had folks from here reaching out to me to show support. I think this is a community that understands you have to be there for one another, times can get tough, but if we stand together, its a place of strength, and that's the best of Paterson"

The mission of Oasis is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower women and children in need.

The soup kitchen at Oasis serves over 600 women and children meals including breakfast and lunch each weekday of the year. They also have a new community garden providing fresh produce and environmental programming for students.

 

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bloomfield

Braun's Tavern Offer's Special Discount for Active US Military and Veterans This Weekend

May 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Memorial Day Weekend:  As a thank you to our troops, Braun’s Tavern  will offer a 10% discount to all US Military - simply present your armed service ID.  Regular hours Friday-Sunday 5/25-5/27 - Closed Monday 5/28, Memorial Day. Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room 289 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ (973) 743-1097 ...

Ridgewood Ave Glen Ridge to close Friday for Rhino Romp Race from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Ridgewood Ave in Glen Ridge will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the 'Rhino Romp Race" on Friday May 22.

The closure will include the everything between Bloomfield Ave and Bay Ave.

Glen Ridge Police advise motorists to plan alternate routes. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_40b003ff9ce0ffa8ab85_appropriate

Thu, May 24, 8:00 PM

Upper Montclair

Appropriate

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_b4f18dfd4f07fd561026_letslisten7-ellington-mplspecs-revised

Fri, May 25, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_40b003ff9ce0ffa8ab85_appropriate

Fri, May 25, 8:00 PM

Upper Montclair

Appropriate

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_99142f7b5a1dd8d2792d_into_the_woods

Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Into the Woods Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_31f0fb5680ff8a91069d_narcan_nasal_spray

Thu, May 31, 11:00 AM

The Learning Center, Belleville

Narcan Information and Training Session

Education Health & Wellness Police & Fire

Carousel_image_152cd1e12fd6847dc295_mini_magick20180508-122722-1fpva9h

Fri, June 1, 7:00 PM

Montclair Women's Club, Montclair

Benefit Concert with Christian McBride and Friends

Arts & Entertainment

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 30 to May 6, 2018

May 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

4/30/18- Robert Gainer of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 250 Glenwood Avenue (CVS) on a report of a shoplifting. The store manager observed an unknown African American male wearing a tan and black striped coat and black pants, walk out of ...

Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

May 19, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Pietro, a West Orange mother of two, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

Lawson-Muhammad Apologizes For 'Irrational Response' To Police Altercation; School Board President Supports Her

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued an apology in which she called her behavior “uncharacteristic” and ...

Parsippany Septuagenarian becomes NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks off Summer 2018 in the Long Beach Island Region

May 23, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, who always sees demand for customer inquiries rise either through their digital platforms, ...

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

May 15, 2018

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

To the Editor: Notes for Mr. and Mrs. Webber On How to Complain About Stuff

Well, it looks like I have at least three things in common with Jay and Johanna Webber: (a) We live in the 11th District; (b) We believe family is important; (c) We have experienced life in big families -- I'm the third of seven kids myself. So of course I noticed the statements the Webbers recently shared on Facebook – which took something one person said about Jay’s ...

Bloomfield Bengals Sports Update May 21, 2018

Volleyball advanced to the County final with wins over Science Park and Montclair. Unfortunately, Livingston got the better of the Bengals in the County Championship Match.   

At the County Track and Field Championship Meet the Girls Team had a fine showing placing 5th overall. Leading the way was Kaela Edwards-2nd in high hurdles and Aicha Naouai- 2nd in javelin. The best ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update May 14 2018

 At the SEC Championship Meet La’Shan White equaled his school record in winning the 400-meter hurdles. He also won the 110- meter High Hurdles and anchored the winning 4x400 relay team. Aicha Naouai won the Javelin with a throw of 126’6.5(#9 NJ) and the Discus with a mark of 95’5”. Warlys Lizardo won the Boys Discus at 120’.

Kristina Collins reached ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 23, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Sex can be an almost-religious experience, but it seems a bit excessive to copulate under a statue of the Virgin Mary in a Catholic church's outdoor prayer garden. Yet, that's where ...

School’s Out: Your Exclusive Summer Getaway Guide

May 20, 2018

Summer... a time to do whatever you please without having the stress of school or work.

But like many others, you may find yourself unsure of how to spend your summer days. So, if you’re looking for something cool to do when it’s hot, consider these ideas:

Get Cultured: Metropolitan Museum of Art: If you’re fascinated with art of all sorts from classic to modern, then this ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books, 2017)

 

I wanted to like Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I had enjoyed her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, which was a suspenseful thriller. However, when I finished reading the first part of the Into the Water, I realized that I had not absorbed anything that was happening in the story. I blamed myself for not paying ...

Clara Maass Medical Center offers Life-Saving Narcan Training Sessions

May 23, 2018

Belleville, NJ – In response to a national call from the Surgeon General of the United States emphasizing the importance of Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, the Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medical Center will host training sessions in May and June to educate the community on the use of Opioids. The ...

Bloomfield Community Member Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

Elizabeth Alva Freyre of Bloomfield was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Elizabeth recently completed 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed from their homes ...

Music Under the June Moon Outdoor Concert in Anderson Park June 9

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Enjoy a magical evening of moonlight and music in Anderson Park in Montclair on Saturday, June 9, with the third annual "Music Under the June Moon" chamber music concert.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the park's historic Olmsted Oak. This free concert begins at 8 ...

Golf Outing On May 26 Benefits Retired Racehorses

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —May 29, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J.

This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25 and end at 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 7. The outing ...

Obituaries

Jul 4, 1933 - May 18, 2018
Maria A. Probst (nee: Geiger), 84 of Bloomfield passed away on May 18. Her final days were spent ...
Read more
Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
Read more