Giving Back

November 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- While sleepovers with friends are a normal part of growing up, Demarest School third graders Julia Gargiulo, Penelope Kaufman and Leyla Bradley had an overnighter of their own last evening. While the girls enjoyed each other's company, the sleepover had a much deeper meaning. The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia’s 3rd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will be held this Sunday, November 18 10:30am to 1:00pm. Eligible Bloomfield families will receive a turkey, pie, sweet potatoes, string beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Bloomfield families who are interested in ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand.

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- This Sunday is the 48th running of the New York City Marathon, pitting runners strength and stamina against a course that takes participants through the five boroughs of New York. This year, among the 50 thousand plus runners, will be Wood-Ridge resident Mallory Garvin, who’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's Chef Michel Carrino will be among the chefs creating unique menus this November to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Born and raised in Nutley, Carrino is executive chef and owner of Pig and Prince in Lackawanna Plaza Montclair. The sixth annual Chefs ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their nonprofit ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 1400 students joined Bloomfield Educational Foundation's first annual 'Bengalthon' at Bloomfield Middle School (BMS) to support after school after school health, wellness and enrichment programs. The Bloomfield Public Schools students were joined by the Track and Field ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18. The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Hundreds of Bloomfield residents - from children to senior citizens - gathered together as one on Sunday, September 30 as Oakeside Cultural Center hosted their Third Annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness “Go Gold” Walk. All net profits from the event, highlighted by a three-mile ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The team of Gelotti of Montclair is partnering with Montclair Film for a "scooper" fun-draiser to help rebuild and repait the damage sustained during the August 11 flash floods. 100% of profits from the day-long event will be donated to 'Montclair Film's Flood Recovery Campaign." ...

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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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