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Giving Back

July 20, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - A local mom is going above and beyond to send her son to Sacramento, California to compete in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.  Maitey Hernandez created a GoFundMe fundraiser for her son, Julian, who is a Javelin athlete. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $2,500. At ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In observation of “The Longest Day” (TLD), celebrated each year on the day with the most daylight—also known as the summer solstice—people from across the world “fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through a fundraising activity of their choice.” At the Alzheimer’s Association ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Over 27 units of blood were collected during this year’s Battle of the Badges American Red Cross Blood Drive. Hackensack Police Department won the competition against the Hackensack Fire Department, but Red Cross New Jersey Regional Communications Program Manager Sheri Ferreira ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack will be honoring all fallen soldiers this Memorial Day during the annual wreath-laying at Veteran’s Park.  The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the park, located at 184 Hudson Street.  A second wreath-laying ceremony will be taking place at the ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack has announced that “Slam Dunk the Junk” is officially coming back. “Slam Dunk the Junk” is an event to keep the city clean, which is a part of the Clean Communities Program. The event to keep the city clean is set for Saturday, April 30 from 9 A.M. to 1 ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ- Bergen County will be hosting a Veteran Suicide Prevention Open House to help those that put it all on the line for the United States.  The event will be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s Auditorium, located at 230 East ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Bergen County Mobile Job Center is coming into Hackensack to help residents in various ways during one's job hunt.  The job center will provide free employment and job training assistance for job seeking, job referrals, applications, resumes, training opportunities, job ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- Hackensack Middle School and Hackensack PTA have partnered up with Krispy Kreme to help raise funds for students to attend the 2022 8th grade dance. The Digital Dozen Fundraiser will help pay for the 8th Grade Dance by selling digital dozens of glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - On Monday, March 21 the City of Hackensack has put a donation box in the City Hall lobby from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. to collect items in an effort to help Ukraine. The collected items are being shipped to Ukraine to help with the Ascension Cathedral in Clifton.  Items Accepted ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Starting Monday, March 21, Hackensack residents will be able to donate items for those affected by the war in Ukraine. The City of Hackensack is partnering up with St. Philip’s Church in Saddle Brook and the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Clifton for the donation drive.  Residents ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In just six weeks, Junior Girl Scout Tyne Brogan, a member of Troop 63317, has sold Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states. She began her challenge on Jan.11 and completed her sales effort in North Dakota on Feb. 25. She kept track of her progress state-by-state with a crayon and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Brick of Hackensack is gearing up to host its first charity event following its ribbon-cutting in December.  The luxury Main Street apartment building will be hosting a Mardi Gras Mixer to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic at The Brick’s Sky Lounge, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A native of Ukraine’s capital living in Westfield is rallying support for his home country as it defends itself against Russian military assault. Max Ryvkin said that when he saw a picture of the democratically elected Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, a former boxer, armed and ready ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Following an assault that took place earlier this month at Hackensack University Medical Center, a fellow staff member has set up a GoFundMe page to help the victim and her family through the difficult time.  The GoFundMe page reports the victim remains in critical but stable ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announced they have awarded a grant to City Green, a nonprofit based in Clifton, through support from Visions Federal Credit Union. The grant will help City Green address food insecurity throughout the region.  The grant award ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - For the better part of 2021, Joe Caramagna has been all about that dough — raising it, eating it and tweeting it. Back in March, when Krispy Kreme began offering a free Original Glazed doughnut through December 31 to anyone who showed proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19, ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Families in Westwood will be enjoying fresh chicken francese, sautéed vegetables, and pasta tonight.    State Senator Holly Schepisi and her daughter, Kayla Garfinkel, delivered 200 hot and ready meals from Santoni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Ridgewood to the Westwood ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ  - Although the gift-giving has, for the most part, subsided, the giving season doesn’t have to.  Every year, millions of gifts are given that are certainly appreciated, but may not be exactly loved by their recipient. Regifting to a friend, relative, or throwing in the office ...

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During their sophomore year at Bergen Arts & Science Charter School in Hackensack, Mustafa Cifci and his friends began to notice litter in several of the parks in their neighborhoods. They decided to do something about it. With the encouragement of their school, they formed a club – ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- This holiday time is an extremely stressful time for many and the students of Hackensack High School wanted to find a way to help the community. The Comets’ student athletes from the Football and Softball teams felt that a toy drive would be the best way of giving back to the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 9 is hosting its 33 annual toy drive throughout the month of December.  The toy drive will be benefiting Tomorrow’s Children Hospital, Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Valley Hospital Pediatric Center, 508th Military Police, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Salvation Army of New Jersey continues to see severe food insecurity statewide, as a result of the pandemic, the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida, and other personal challenges facing residents throughout the state. Since COVID-19 hit in March of 2020, The Salvation Army’s ...

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STAFFORD — Ivan Galeano of Manahawkin has been battling a brain tumor. Ivan was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a very aggressive brain tumor in February 2020. Ivan had seizures which were not under control with medication. After visiting Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Joseph M.

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