Giving Back

September 22, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Cruisers have teamed up with Councilman Rich Rockwell  to raise enough funds to help restore the historic play house at Oakeside Mansion. Master carpenter, Andy Fediw, and his wife Diane gave a very generous discount on their work so the restoration could be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Yes, you saw correctly!  That was Mayor Michael Venezia bagging groceries Friday afternoon at Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield.  It was all part of ShopRite’s Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” annual initiative during National Hunger Action Month. This year, Brookdale ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia will bag groceries today at the Brookdale ShopRite at 2 p.m. as a part of the ShopRite Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” project during National Hunger Action Month. Brookdale ShopRite owner Neil Greenstein donated 20% of value of every item bagged. Last ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Please join the Bloomfield Cruisers on 9/29  for a scenic autumn drive around the greater Bloomfield area. A pre-determined course will lead you to points of interest (keeping it a secret!) where you will collect a total of 5 playing cards. At the end of our drive, all participants ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair wants your Nike footwear and apparel to give to those in need. In a statement issued by the pantry, the pantry stated that they "do not endorse either side of this controversial issue. but would like to offer an alternative to destroying ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia and the entire Bloomfield Township Mayor's Council, gives away backpacks and school supplies to over 170 children during a family fun event at the newly opened Felton Field Community Police Substation. Wartyna Davis, Bloomfield Counilwoman-At-Large, speaks ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week. He is a former college and high school football player, who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of New Jersey is a nationwide organization that provides advocates for young people, ages birth to 21, in foster care. A lot of the kids are in the foster system for several years after having been removed from their biological ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On every third Wednesday night of the month, you will find Donna Vaicels, better known by her stage moniker Donna Vee, hosting her comedy show, “Donna Vee & Friends,” at Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen. The next one will take place on September 19th. Vaicels jokes about her ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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ANAHEIM, CA, - A group of California musicians have recorded a song in tribute to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The song, accompanied by a video, is called "I Hope You Can Hear Me." It was written and performed by musician Sean Oliu and the group Darden, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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The 2018 Bloomfield NJ Backpack Giveaway Takes Place August 25 on Foley Field, here's a look back at the 2017 event.  BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The fourth annual back-to-school block party at Millbank Park included first responders, a DJ, pizza, and a backpack giveaway for Bloomfield ...

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The 2018 Bloomfield NJ Backpack Giveaway Takes Place August 25 on Foley Field, here's a look back at the 2017 event.  BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The fourth annual back-to-school block party at Millbank Park included first responders, a DJ, pizza, and a backpack giveaway for Bloomfield ...

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Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter received an extra special donation this week!  A group of local young animal lovers put together a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the shelter.  Neighbors, residents, friends, and even members of the Fire Department stopped by for a delicious treat ...

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Every Friday morning between April and November, a truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables pulls up to the Ironbound Community Corp. (ICC) Family Success Center on Cortland Street in the easternmost section of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. As jets bound for Newark Liberty International ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction. McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday. Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus ...

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BELMAR, NJ — An afternoon on the links and an evening of enjoyment is on tap for the Circle of Friends-HYDAS annual golf outing on Tuesday, July 17 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. Traditionally the largest fundraiser for the all-volunteer organization, the outing will feature a round ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city today announced the temporary homeless shelter on Sussex Avenue has reopened for at least the month of July following outcry after it closed earlier this week. The city received a commitment of funds for the shelter from multiple, unspecified corporate sponsors. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Michael Strusiak, a kidney and pancreas recipient, has never forgotten his donor, Kristen Theresa O'Hara, who passed away almost 11 years ago. In her honor, Strusiak and his bride, Lisa, chose to exchange vows at NJ Sharing Network's Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Patriotism and a sense of community were in the air during last night’s annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular presented by the Township of Bloomfield at Foley Field. Mayor Michael J. Venezia and Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Michael L.

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The public is invited to participate in the first annual Firefighter Kerry “Spider” Rivera Memorial Bike Ride on Saturday. The approximately three-mile ride in honor of the fallen firefighter will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Mary Ellen Kramer Park, pause at Paterson Fire Headquarters for ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Ricky Godoy channeled his creative energy and infectious charisma into a company that strived to change the narrative surrounding mental health. His tenacity impacted those around him in a way that’s beyond words.  Now, Ricky’s Compass – a mental health nonprofit – is ...

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