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Giving Back

December 7, 2022

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Thanks to generous grants and donations, “Community Meals on Wheels” (CMI) was recently able to provide “Blizzard Bags” to every Community Meals client in seven surrounding communities. The bag contains a variety of shelf stable food and paper goods to have on hand in the event ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Robert Brown took Giving Tuesday to heart this week. The Bergen New Bridge Foundation trustee Robert Brown gave $250,000 to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center on Tuesday, November 29, a worldwide day to encourage people to donate their time and money to good causes. “The ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 67, along with the Fair Lawn Police Department, have joined forces with other PBAs throughout Bergen County to facilitate a massive holiday toy drive to benefit kids in need. "Through the years, Fair Lawn residents and businesses ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - On duty today? Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is serving Thanksgiving dinner for those working today in a later time slot. On Thursday, November 24, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is serving one more dinner from 4-6 p.m. for those on duty in their Bistro Cafe (Basement Level), ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A free Christmas tree! If you're a county frontline worker and/or volunteer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and Bergen County invite you to pick up trees while supplies last. The trees, donated by DT Allen Contracting, are available on Sunday, November 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The community has come together to help the Santucci Family who have been touched by a rare genetic condition called leukodystrophy, a rare group of neurological disorders, which can affect all aspects of everyday functioning. Al and Chrissy Santucci are raising four children ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Food pantries across Bergen County have seen a sharp decline in food donations making phase three of Sustain and Serve NJ even more critical. With more people returning to work, the need for volunteers is at an all-time high. Representatives from HealthBarn, Ridgewood Chamber of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If it's football season, then Hasbrouck Heights resident Ron Kistner is hitting the road, walking to games and raising money for charity. This year, though, the walk is more personal. Kistner started walking to Hasbrouck Heights football games with his longtime friend Bob ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The 13th annual Mark A. Sasso Memorial Fund softball game lasted less than one inning before it was rained out, but the organizers are hoping the fundraising can continue throughout the year. Each year, ESPN 98.7’s Don La Greca, co-host of The Michael Kay Show, and the ESPN 98.7 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation hosted 250 golfers and 300 dinner guests at its annual golf outing which directly contributes to expanding the services, programs, support, and care the foundation provides to the region's underserved communities. On August 8, ...

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MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and ...

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While the rest of us watched our televisions as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's quite usual to accumulate dresses, whether it's for prom, a wedding or other special event. The question is what do you do with a dress you can use only once? Steve Azzarone provided a solution for this earlier this summer when he participated in "Operation Deploy Your ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Sometimes great things happen just because you ask. It's how the story that united a family from Honduras and another from Fair Lawn began. Sunrise Rotary member Nicole Mattina and her husband, Gary Peluso, hosted a Honduran baby, Mathias, and his mother so he could receive ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Benjamin Litvany, Henry Pfeiffer and Griffin Stansel on Sunday, June 5 at the Glen Rock Community Church. Each young man earned the rank of Eagle Scout by completing a lasting community project. "I’m so proud of these three incredible ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Girl Scout Troop #97342 completed a project for their Bronze Award recently, celebrating the love of reading. The troop made a little free library for Our Savior Nursery School, 1-22 Hartley Place, according to Hannah Lefkowitz, a member of the troop. "The bronze award is the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Ben Litvany, Glen Rock Boy Scout Troop 15, earned his Eagle Scout status, and it did not go unnoticed. “I am honored to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of all these Scouts who’ve earned the highest rank attainable in the Scouting programs — the Boy Scout Rank of Eagle ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, local artists have banded together to offer assistance in the best way they know how: through their art. On Saturday, May 21, Art for Peace NJ is hosting an art auction fundraiser for Ukraine, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m at Thielke ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Donations are being sought to help a 24-year-old Succasunna man whose once-active life, including college and career plans, has been derailed by a serious case of ulcerative colitis that began when he was 19 and was complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. The GoFundMe site, accessible ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Three Hasbrouck Heights community groups recently partnered to provide veterans returning to the workforce with professional attire during the "Dress for Success" clothing drive.  The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team and Junior Women's Club again partnered up with A Hero's ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Zahhan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Put together in just the last several weeks, the Concert for Healing, hosted by the Sunrise Rotary, is poised to put a spotlight on locals' efforts to help war-ravaged Ukraine, and in this case, children with cancer. "100% of the proceeds are going toward children in Ukraine ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Sunrise Rotary is holding its "Service Above Self Awards Dinner" on April 27 when it plans to honor Alan & Mary-Edna Krutchkoff, Michele Gaffney, Gary Haar and Wayne Robbins. Each has contributed to Fair Lawn as follows: The Krutchkoffs for their Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon; ...

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NEW JERSEY — NJ native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed $500,000 to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The community held another "Fair Lawn Helps Ukraine" event a month after the first one, gathering goods using Borough Hall as a drive-thru donation drop-off site. U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined the event, organized by Council member Gail Rottenstrich and members ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough received an overwhelming response to its clothing collection for Ukrainians who are suffering the ravages of the Russian invasion. They are no longer accepting clothing donations, according to the Mayor's office. TAPinto readers reached out, as well, inquiring where ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - By the time Fair Lawn’s Ukrainian clothing drive began at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, Mayor Kurt Peluso was already wading through a sea of clothing donations frantically working to get it organized. “That's what's so amazing about Fair Lawn,” Peluso said. “When they hear ...

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