Giving Back

January 7, 2019

CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts from Brownie Troop 40967 rang in the New Year by assisting those in need. During the holiday season they completed several service projects which helped them earn the Philanthropist Badge, a designation that helps Brownies learn about helping others and distinguishing ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford’s VFW Post #335 has announced it will be holding its annual blood drive on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its Post Home at 479 South Ave. E. in Cranford. VFW Chairperson, Joe Del Grippo stressed the need for Cranford residents to take part in this ...

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WESTFIELD - Vine Ripe Markets hosted their inaugural Free Catered Christmas Dinner contest this December. Local consumers were urged to register via the store website as to why they deserved to be considered for a free Christmas dinner catered by the store. Vine Ripe Markets is happy to ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, ...

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CRANFORD - Members of the Cranford Police Department, ranging from the rank of Captain to Communications Officer, participated in Cranford PBA Local 52’s No-Shave November in an effort to raise money for those in the fight against cancer. Beginning in 2009, “No-Shave November” is a national, ...

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CRANFORD - Interested in having Santa deliver a toy to your child before Christmas? Donate an unwrapped gift for Toys 4 Tots and Santa will deliver your wrapped gifts to your home with help from the Cranford Fire & Police Departments! First, sign up here where you can choose if you want ...

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CRANFORD - Thanksgiving is not only a holiday for gratitude, it is also a time for compassion and caring. Two Brownie troops from the Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit 48 demonstrated that by completing projects to benefit Cranford Family Care, a local non-profit that supports residents in ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Knights of Columbus recently made a $5,000 donation to Soothing Paws Therapy Dogs, an organization that provides therapy dogs to Atlantic Health Systems Hospitals to comfort patients while in recovery.  The donation was raised from the Cranford Council's Annual Golf ...

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CRANFORD - Members of the Cranford Police Department, ranging from the rank of Captain to Communications Officer, are participating in Cranford PBA Local 52’s No-Shave November. From November 1st through November 30th, Officers and Civilian employees will be putting down their razors in an effort ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) was honored Thursday with the Humanitarian of the Year award at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance of the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited, held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Also honored were Senate Majority Leader ...

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CRANFORD – Six Cranford Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 40071 recently received the prestigious Silver Award for their community service efforts. The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. It represents a girl’s accomplishments as a leader in her community and reflects a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - For Stephen Soares, two things have remained constant throughout his 30 years: a love of cars, and a dream to drive a truck.  “All my life, I wanted to be a truck driver,” he said. “I wanted to do something that was going to make a good living and earn enough money to make things ...

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CRANFORD - Friends of Colin is gearing up to hold its 4th annual Turkey Trot, scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Friends of Colin formed after the death of 16-year-old Cranford resident Colin Maher. Colin died after a fight with ...

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CRANFORD – Four reusable pet oxygen mask kits were donated to the Cranford Fire Department by the Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 42870. The masks will be kept onboard the fire department’s first responder vehicles to help Cranford’s pet community in the event of an emergency. “The Cranford Fire ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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CRANFORD, N.J. – More than 350 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit 48 and their volunteer leaders held a two-day encampment at Hanson Park, September 22 – 23. For many of the girls, this was their first overnight camping experience and it included a wealth of learning ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised ...

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CRANFORD - Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday, September 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ. "Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that ...

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CRANFORD - Girl Scouts of Cranford Troop 40534 has recently completed a Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. To complete the award, three girls from Troop 40534 worked together on a project to improve their community. The girls decided to focus their ...

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CRANFORD - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night. Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to residents Judy Eisenhardt and Dorothy Wolf. “When someone asks me how I joined CASA,” noted Eisenhardt, “I tell them, ‘I didn’t find CASA. CASA ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, ...

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CRANFORD - Hilltop Bicycles of Cranford donated a new bicycle to the Cranford Police Department as part of the department's ongoing efforts to start a Bicycle Patrol Unit. The bicycle donated, a Raleigh Cadent electric bike, has an estimated value of $2,800. The Cranford Police Department has ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Despite possessing work habits that make them excellent candidates, people with disabilities experience increased rates of discrimination and difficulty finding employment, according to local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU). CAU, which supports people with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In just its third year, the Westfield YMCA’s Run for Everyone 5K has become a staple on the area September running calendar, while continuing to grow the organization’s dedication to assisting young adults with special needs. This year’s race will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 16, at ...

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CRANFORD - The Project Home of Cranford's annual Town Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 29th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This is a great opportunity for residents to clean out items they no longer need, make some cash for themselves, and most importantly, help support ...

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