Giving Back

February 14, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - The residents of Preakness Healthcare Center recently participated in Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) “Valentines for Veterans” program. Their colored creations will be distributed to veterans throughout the 11th Congressional District. "This community service effort has ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As the community continues to mourn the loss of our neighbors Amanda Russo and her son, the spirit of community that is the hallmark of Nutley, rose like a phoenix from the ashes. The two were victims of a house fire on Jan 18, 2020.  The stories about neighbors helping neighbors ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The mother of Christian Pacas, the 22-year-old Hackensack man who was murdered outside a Grove Street home in the city late last month, has created a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $20,000 to offset the costs of a memorial for her late son. To date, $8,895 has been raised ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Passaic County CASA’s office is stuffed with approximately 1,600 donated holiday gifts for children in the foster care system. This week, volunteer individuals and organizations showed up to donate their time wrapping the presents that are destined to be found on Christmas morning ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - "Martha’s Pantry" is St. Clement's Episcopal Church’s newest community outreach program. The pantry opened in November and serves all Hawthorne, Haledon, North Haledon, and Prospect Park residents. Community members with WIC, SNAP, and others in need are welcome to visit Martha’s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — November is both National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, and although the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey's Walk to End Alzheimer’s events have already taken place for this season, there are still “More Than One Million ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School football player has been in a coma since the night game against Bridgewater-Raritan. Senior Kofi Ansah was on the football field Friday, October 25, when he suffered a lacerated spleen during the away game.  Since then, Ansah has been in a medically induced coma, ...

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting all Bergen and Passaic County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Wednesday evening, the Domestic Violence Response Team held a candlelight vigil at the Municipal Building to stand in solidarity with the victims and families of domestic abuse.  "October is domestic violence month," Joni Huston of the Hawthorne DVRT told TAPinto Hawthorne.  "We ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough of Prospect Park held its annual 9/11 ceremony on Wednesday evening at the Municipal Building, which was attended by residents, first responders, and civic dignitaries.  The flag salute was led by Prospect Park Police Chief Charlies Atie with the national anthem sung ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Borough of Hawthorne paid solemn tribute to the victims as well as the heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.  The outdoor service was held on Goffle Road in the area that contains the memorial stones and part of a fallen beam from the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aaron Brunert arrived at his job at a local ice cream shop on Friday, thinking it was a regular day. It was, that is, until the owner of Gelotti of Montclair, called him to the front counter and gave him the keys to a car. Gelotti of Montclair, which is being rebranded as Gelati ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCSPCA) has launched a Pet Pantry at its headquarters at 794 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. The pantry will be open twice a month to start - the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. and the second Monday of ...

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The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCSPCA) has launched a Pet Pantry at its headquarters at 794 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. The pantry will be open twice a month to start - the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. and the second Monday of the month from 7 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s annual 5K is in the books as hundreds of individuals’ cheery spirits shined through the soggy morning. The 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park held yesterday morning, May 5, included a 5K Timed Race and Fun Run. Participants ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Residents who go to the tennis courts near the Municipal Pool complex will find the courts have been completely resurfaced and lines have been added for those who enjoy pickleball, a game similar to tennis which has been increasing in popularity over the years. The project thanks ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, the Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center was the recipient of a $3,000.00 check from Atlantic Stewardship Bank.  Atlantic Stewardship staff presented the donation as part of its tithing program, according to a statement from the library.  "Atlantic Stewardship Bank ...

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - For Alexander Clavijo, a 43 year old Hawthorne resident, family man, current Vice President and past President of the Hawthorne Board of Education, running is more than just about health.  On Saint Patrick's Day, he went to New York and completed the 2019 United Airlines NYC ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday morning Bloomfield animal control Officers Jaclyn Mendyk and Melissa Johnson responded to a report of a dog stranded in the middle of the shallow brook behind Pine Street.  The brook is a part of the Second River, a tributary of the Passaic River.   Due to ...

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March 1, 2019 – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that Dun & Bradstreet, Steven Bitterman, Principal, Gensler and Summit Medical Group will be recognized at its 2019 Pink Tie Party on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Grove in Cedar Grove. This year’s signature event, chaired by Michael ...

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