Giving Back

May 14, 2020

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - What started out as a simple request looking for Girl Scout cookies, turned into one Wood-Ridge troop's final service project of their years in the program. According to Colleen Scherdel, Troop Leader of Wood-Ridge Girl Scout Troop 575, a mother of a Wood-Ridge serviceman was ...

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MOONACHIE, NJ - This week the Moonachie Fire Department assisted the Meadowlands Area YMCA with a donation of baby supplies. Members of the department gave back to those who need assistance during this historic time and fulfilled a request by the YMCA for a donation of baby supplies. "With so ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - A gesture of appreciation for the Easter holiday turned into a town-wide effort to support the healthcare professionals working on the front lines at a local Bergen County hospital. Wood-Ridge resident Forrest Elliott knew he wanted to do something for the nurses and staff at ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A Hasbrouck Heights coach is leading an ongoing effort to feed the New Jersey National Guard who work at the screening sites in Bergen and Monmouth counties. Dale Sipos began a coordinated effort to provide meals to the military personnel who work at the FEMA screening ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - One local business owner whose shop was shuttered as a non-essential business, has found a new mission in making masks for first responders and healthcare workers. When Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 107 shutting down all but "essential businesses" on March 21, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Men’s Association honored retired and outgoing Chief of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Angelo Roccamo as the “Man of the Year” at the annual members dinner on Saturday, February 29. The Executive Board of the Men’s Association voted ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Students home for remote learning can help brighten a soldier's day by helping support the annual Support Our Troops Day.  Rose Pagan and A Hero's Welcome North Jersey is collecting cards, letters and drawings for the 11th annual Support Our Troops Day scheduled for ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Library is again teaming with Hackensack's Johnson Library to provide the necessities needed for young ladies to step out in style during prom season. For the second year, the two libraries are working in partnership with Operation Prom and Dress ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents Association recently pitched in to aid the hungry in New Jersey. Ten members, including students, parents, and a band alumni from the Class of 1986, helped the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in mid-February. They sorted boxes of ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Area residents joined thousands of others for a brief but brisk dip in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Air temperature hit the upper 40's but the water temperature remained 44 degrees. Over ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - An online fundraiser has started to help a family formerly from Hasbrouck Heights whose father recently passed away after an accident in the home. Juan Pablo Granados was working under his truck when it fell off the ramps and on him in late January, according to news reports. He ...

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LODI, NJ - Sometimes it takes a village to help the men and women in blue who take the oath to serve and protect their local community. That's what happened when two local breweries, the business community, a youth sports league, and the borough teamed up to help fund new bulletproof vests for ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Two Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts earned their Silver Award by working to combat bullying with kindness. The name of Isabella and Olivia’s project was called “Connect in Kindness.” The two girls of Troop 95291 wanted to promote kindness by eliminating bullying and overall ...

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MOONACHIE, NJ - PBA Local 102 will host its annual Widow and Survivors Benefit Fundraiser at the Graycliff in Moonachie on Tuesday, January 28. Cocktail hour begins at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit the New Jersey State PBA Fund for Widows and Orphans. Members of PBA 102 include Little Ferry, South ...

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BUTLER, NJ - Less than 24 hours after the Ribbon for Veterans ceremony, A Hero's Welcome Northern New Jersey (AHWHNJ)  led a group of volunteers in the annual laying of wreaths during Wreaths Across America. Rose Pagan, coordinator of AHWNJ, said approximately 40 volunteers from the organization ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  A Wood-Ridge business is again collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House affiliated with a children's hospital in Philadelphia. Dave Meredith and Lisa LaCorte are again collecting toys and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Sunday morning volunteers from Hasbrouck Heights participated in the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual Basket Brigade at the North Jersey Friendship House in Hackensack.  Volunteers included over 40 members of the Hasbrouck Heights marching band and music program, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - A month-long effort across the entire Wood-Ridge School District helped re-stock the food pantry at Assumption Church just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  "The food drive was a combined effort organized and carried out through the help of our Wood-Ridge ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  A Hero's Welcome Northern NJ is again partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the graves of veterans at Christmas time. This year the group with lay wreaths at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Butler, New Jersey. Wreaths Across America "coordinates ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Many in Hasbrouck Heights are supporting an upcoming fundraiser for a young boy in the borough who has a rare but serious condition. A Night for Austin will be held at Hasbrouck Heights VFW Post 4591 on Friday, November 15 from 7 to 11pm.  Austin is a student at Euclid ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The district's traditional Orange and Black was replaced for just one day as the teachers and staff in Hasbrouck Heights had a Pink Out for breast cancer on Tuesday. Faculty, staff, and administrators were encouraged to wear pink and jeans in exchange for a $5.00 ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Some 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, Type 1 Diabetes, previously known as Juvenile Diabetes, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and more than 1 million adults (20 years old and older), according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (JDRF.)  ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association is partnering with A Hero's Welcome-NNJ to give back to military personnel and dogs. With the success of its food drive at the Soccer Swarm in early September, the group was looking for another way to give back. "With the size ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Bill O’Shea’s Florist continued its over two decades-long tradition to foster community spirit by hosting Good Neighbor Day on Wednesday. The florist collected food donations in exchange for a bouquet, which is to be shared with others in the community. A note inside the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association hosted its annual Soccer Swarm to celebrate the start of the new soccer season. This year the organization used the event to give back to families in the community with a food drive for the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry. The idea ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If it's football season, and Hasbrouck Heights High School is playing on the road, then Ron Kistner is walking to the game. Again this year he'll walk for a cause. This season, Kistner and fellow Hasbrouck Heights resident Bob Salerno will be walking to the Aviators three ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The call went out: the area Rotary was collecting school supplies for borough children. And local residents responded. In July, Rotary Club District 7490 announced it was holding a school supply drive for children for the upcoming school year. The district club, which covers ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ --  Investors Bank is teaming with the New York Giants and CASA of New Jersey to help support the organization’s ongoing mission to advocate for children in foster care. The partnership was announced at a  press conference following the Giants final pre-season practice open to ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If 13 miles equals a half marathon and 26.22 miles equals a marathon, what does 188 miles equal? For Jamie Woyce, it’s the final leg of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Run the U.S. ultra relay run. The 19th segment will take her from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and into ...

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