Giving Back

July 30, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands. "I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The recent heat waves couldn't stop the drive of ten-year-old Peyton Cohen from organizing a lemonade stand with her friends in support of a young boy battling a rare disease. Two months ago, three-year-old Luca Ataide started treatment at Morristown Hospital for an extremely ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The facilitator of Fair Lawn for All Ages, Lisa MacClements, received Josh Gottheimer's Hometown Hero Award. Along with more than 60 other recipients in Gottheimer's U.S. fifth federal district, MacClements received the award in Hackensack on Friday, July 9.   “We are lucky to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center dedicated its covid-19 Memorial Garden, honoring all those lost to covid-19 and the staff that worked "tirelessly" to them. On June 29, Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of the largest hospital in the state, said the Memorial Garden was a special ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Father’s Day is a special time of year for local Rajesh Karnani. It is a time when he joins his family members to remember his father, Sham C. Karnani, who unexpectedly passed due to heart complications on March 17, 2010. Rajesh recalls how his father always spoke to family members ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Feed the Frontlines celebrated the conclusion of the widely successful campaign of the last year where the community gathered together to support local businesses and deliver 100,000 meals to those in need.  Feed the Frontlines was a joint effort of Health Barn, the New Jersey ...

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CARTERET and RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes a story is more than just a story. And sometimes a request from a neighbor involves just a bit more than asking for that old clichéd cup of sugar. Occasionally, too, it happens that one encounters such acts of goodness and charity and decency and love, albeit ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ — With pandemic safety guidelines remaining in place, the Glen Rock and Fair Lawn Relay For Life—a community-wide fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS)—will hold a modified event on Saturday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Relay will offer ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Boy Scouts of America Troop 53 held a clothing drive for nursing home residents in New York City on May 17. Jessica Hansen, a Unit Commissioner within the Boy Scouts of America, brought the plight of nursing homes in the Bronx to the attention of BSA Troop 53 after learning of ...

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Demand for food assistance expected to remain high as pandemic begins to fade This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Almost 300 ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Glenn Greff of Fair Lawn Boy Scout Troop 60 has received the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award. The Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Chris Kunz of Boy Scout Troop 53 executed his Eagle Scout Service Project at Radburn R Park. In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a boy scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A United States Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless vets. Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Borough police recognized Dr. Walid Elkhalili for his helpfulness throughout the pandemic when emergencies would arise. The Fair Lawn Police Department and Fair Lawn PBA Local #67 presented an award to the good doctor on March 5 at his office at Apex Medical Professionals, 6-20 ...

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Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during all periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters, and now even global pandemics, supermarket employees keep communities nourished and supplied. That is why the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is joining the Food ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers. A senior’s wife became extremely frustrated when she could not ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Orange resident Tracy R. Thompson. Her story of survival is included in the calendar. Tracy is one of eleven other women ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- Snow shoveling has become somewhat of an art, if not only a necessity this year, and local teens have risen to the challenge to help their senior neighbors. With the possibility of up to 4 inches by the time today (Feb. 9) is done, and another possible "monster" storm on ...

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GLEN ROCK - The "Buy Nothing Project" is a worldwide phenomenon that began in 2013, when two friends in Washington state, Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark, started a social experiment. Their goal - to create a hyper-local gifting economy. It has since spread all around the world through Facebook ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following injuries ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - How do you inspire a barber to shave a beard he's been growing for 10 years? If you're Tevin Oliveira, you challenge your clients and friends to fill the barber shop where you work with toys for some kids who may have had a tough-kinda-COVID year. Oliveira brought his boss in on ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ -  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bear down on New Jersey, Glen Rock police officers continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to help the community through these difficult times. For their dedication, PBA Local #110 was presented with a Hometown Hero award, an ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Local barber Casey Terramoccia was listening when his customer, Frank Petrelli from the Paterson Fire Department, told him they were collecting toys. Terramoccia, owner of Iconic Barber, located in the Galleria just off the corner of Rock Road on Glen Avenue, collected hundreds ...

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