Giving Back

January 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is asking you to celebrate by donating blood in Montclair on Jan. 10 or Nutley on Jan. 15, 2019. A blood drive will be held in Montclair at  Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St.Jan 10, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report. The official cause of death for Cameron is still ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report. The official cause of death for Cameron is still ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is always a drop-in blood donations this time of year.   On December 17, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services made it easy for residents to donate blood by bringing the Bloodmobile in front of Town Hall at ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey. But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - John Quenneville, Marcus Johnsson, Steven Santini and Mackenzie Blackwood of the NJ Devils hockey team visited patients at Clara Maass Medical Center on Dec. 17.  The team spent several hours with patients in the Pediatric Department and in Emergency Services. They also brought ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a dozen Montclair students were the recipients of laptops on Thursday. As part of a laptop refurbishing initiative called Laptop Upcycle, the students also received free WiFi for their homes for four years. The eligibility is based on need. Twelve recipients, all ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Once again this year A Hero's Welcome North Jersey spearheaded  Adopt a Vet, a program that brings holiday gifts to veterans and their families throughout Bergen County. For the second year in a row, Rose Pagan's organization teamed up with Bergen County Veterans ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As a gesture of good-will, the Bloomfield Police Department continued their two-decade-old tradition of distributing donated and purchased toys to Bloomfield children and families in need on Thursday evening. Over 300 children from 125 families gathered in the Municipal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Laura Allen always knew her father had only one kidney, a condition present from birth. As a child, she promised he could have one of hers, if he ever needed it. “I said it as kind of a joke,” Laura said. A few months ago, that joke turned into reality.  Her father, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.   Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The former owners of a local business are facing a medical and financial crisis as cancer wreaks havoc on their family. Theresa and Kyu Choi emigrated from Korea in 1991 and opened Priceless Cleaners near the South Avenue train station next to Manhattan Bagel in Westfield in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Harding resident and Atlantic Health EMS employee, Reid Cappel has dedicated his life to helping others. Now, the man who has helped his community, needs our help. He is need of a kidney. Cappel was born with one kidney instead of two. And now that one remaining kidney is only ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Cruisers may be first, and foremost a car club, but the "Pubahs" are much more than that. The cars are an outward and visible expression of a group of people dedicated to building community and giving back.  Over the course of the year, the cruisers do everything ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield High School History Department will honor fallen heroes with 4,000 American flags on school grounds for Memorial Day. The department is reaching out to the community to make this honor possible. Community members are encouraged to donate one dollar, to cost of a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together in the spirit of giving as the Tice Family held their annual Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on Sunday evening outside their home on Bolten Place in Bloomfield.   The Tice Family, Steve and Lorajean, along with children Kyle and Emily, have ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- You may have noticed some members of the Bloomfield Police Department looking a little fuzzy over the month of November.  You may have also noticed that those same officers are now freshly shaved thanks to High Definition Barber Shop in Bloomfield.   Shop owner Danny Batista ...

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Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas 9th grader Peter Wang has been nominated posthumously by his classmates for America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Wang was not only a member of the Junior ROTC, but was wearing his ROTC shirt on the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Santa Claus made a special visit to town Monday evening as Bloomfield hosted their annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony outside town hall in Municipal Plaza. After riding into the plaza in grand style on a fire truck, Santa made his way up the town hall steps as the switch was ...

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