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Westfield Preschool Teacher, Cancer Survivor Coordinates 5th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K

September 19, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Runners and walkers alike will tie up their laces for a good cause Saturday at the Miracles for Myeloma 5K in Clark. The race aims to raise money for the International Myeloma Foundation in the fight against the incurable and often unfamiliar disease.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood. The disease is characterized by low blood counts, bone and ...

Clark Girl Scouts Earn Award Creating 'Learning Garden' for Valley Road

CLARK, NJ - Cadette Girl Scouts Lauren England, Madison Pardo and Gabriella Scipioni, lead by Girl Scout Leader Alicia Scipioni, decided to take action to help end hunger and to educate children about making healthy eating choices.

Their decision ultimately lead to them creating a sustainable garden for the Valley Road Elementary School.   This project became the basis for them ...

ALJ Graduate Sandler Helping Produce Concert for Cancer Research

CLARK, NJ – Earlier this year, Arthur L. Johnson High School graduate Zack Sandler dived into concert producing with “A Set for Vets” in Asbury Park.  This October he is putting his knowledge to work as an Assistant Production Manager for “Pig Gig 3”.

The third annual Pig Gig, hosted by New Jersey-based band Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, takes place ...

Donations Being Collected in Plainfield for Animals Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfielders are stepping up once again, this time for their four-legged neighbors from Texas affected by the catastrophic floods of Hurricane Harvey.

Plainfield Residents’ Association for Animal Rescue (PRAAR), in conjunction with the Plainfield Police Division, will be collecting donations, including clean blankets and towels, wet dog food, wet cat food, soft treats, ...

Westfield Businesses, Residents Work Together to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident and Houston native Benjamin Montez and Rory Chadwick, owner of the new Downtown Westfield shop Midtown Authentic, have teamed up to organize a mass donation event for Hurricane Harvey victims.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the parking lot owned by Needle Point Homes between Vine Ripe Markets and ...

Belmar Beaches Free on Labor Day, But Donations to Hurricane Relief Fund Welcome

BELMAR, NJ — Beach access and parking will be free on Labor Day, September 4, as Mayor Matthew Doherty is waiving the $8 daily badge fee and encouraging beach-goers to instead make a donation to the borough's hurricane relief fund.

Collection boxes have been in place since September 1 at every oceanfront entrance for beach-goers who want to contribute to the Belmar Hurricane Harvey ...

East Brunswick Offers to House and Educate Displaced Houston Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   In a gesture of national outreach yesterday, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen extended a welcome to the families and students displaced by Hurricane Harvey to come to the township and keep up with their education.  Cohen sent a message to Alan Bernstein, Director of Communications for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner extending an invitation to house and educate ...

Community Mourns Westfield Teen Killed in House Fire Monday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jake Tooley, a Wesfield High School class of 2016 graduate, died Monday morning in a fire at his home on Prospect Street, according to a post on the Westfield, NJ Facebook  group* by his brother, Sam Tooley.

To reader our earlier story about the fire, click here.

Jake Tooley had been a member of the WHS golf and cross country teams.

 “My brother was ...

Local Girl Scouts Collecting Eclipse Glasses for Astronomers Without Borders

WESTFIELD, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 40041 in Westfield is collecting used solar eclipse glasses to be redistributed to schools in Asia and South America by the group Astronomers Without Borders in time for the 2019 solar eclipse there.

“The eclipse was such an exciting event that really brought everyone across the country together,” Grace Hutchinson, a member of the troop and a ...

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Go Back to the Future at '80s Party in Clark

September 18, 2017

Sporting shoulder pads and leg warmers, parachute pants and Members Only jackets, Clark area rockers will, like, totally party down ‘80s style for a radical good cause on Saturday, September 23. Disco queens and John Travolta wannabes will celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever” while raising funds to aid women in area domestic violence shelters.

Co-sponsored ...