Giving Back

June 4, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Homero Mendoza of Hawthorne, 32, father of two and boyfriend to Erica Torres, suffered a tragic accident on June 2 whole working as a foreman on a Mahwah family's pool, according to Troy Longo of Acqua Pools. The pool filter explosion sent Mendoza into emergency brain surgery after ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At noon in front of the Municipal Building, the Memorial Day ceremony was held to recognize and remember the fallen American servicemen and women. The service included music performed by the Amy Hamilton-Soto String Quartet and the attendees were welcomed by VFW 1593 Commander ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Robbinsville Township is participating in a joint humanitarian effort to provide personal care and other basic items to the 108 individuals recently impacted by activities at the BAPS Temple. On May 11, federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple to ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday morning, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance's third clothing drive for the RAIN Foundatin, an Essex-county based LGBT homeless youth facility, took in over 126 bags of donated clothes and other items, according to Alliance Chairman Mike Stracco. From 9 a.m. to noon, cars ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Pride Alliance will be following up on its successful clothing drive held twice in November with another on May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Municipal Building parking lot. "The warm weather is upon us and it is time to do some Spring Cleaning!" Erica Prinzo, ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, March 20, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center located at 131 Wagaraw Road held their food pantry event in conjunction with Humanity First.  The center's Youth Auxiliary oversaw the event which served 97 families, an increase of ten from the previous food distribution, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center, located at 131 Wagaraw Road, announced that they will be having a food pantry on Saturday, March 20, from noon to 4 p.m.  The food pantry is the product of a partnership between the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Auxiliary (MKA USA) and Humanity ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - This past Saturday proved to be yet another incredibly busy day for Martha’s Pantry at St. Clement’s Church in Hawthorne. What originally opened in November 2019 with just a small group of volunteers and clients has grown to a large operation, fueled primarily by the pandemic. In ...

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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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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 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While a long line of area residents waited for the daily food distribution at Paterson’s Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) on Monday morning, the non-profit organization’s warehouse was abuzz with activity as a forklift hoisted pallets of non-perishable food ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - 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 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A "Mobile Pet Pantry" through the Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will join with Martha's Pantry at St. Clement's Episcopal Church at 271 Lafayette Avenue Saturday, January 16, between 10:00 a.m. and noon.  The Passaic County SPCA will have a limited ...

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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, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In a category where success is marked by ability to provide for the needy, Martha’s Pantry at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Hawthorne finished the year on a strong note. Established in 2019, the pantry saw slow but steady growth before the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of Woodland Park Girl Scout Troop 96362 were honored to take part in the local Wreaths Across America program, held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out by ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA held a blood drive with the American Red Cross Sunday, December 27, at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center at 131 Wagaraw Road. “When COVID-19 started, the Red Cross reached out all over the US saying they were in shortage of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has announced that their annual blood drive with the American Red Cross will take place on Sunday, December 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. "Due to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of likely blood donations have been canceled," ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Local barber Casey Terramoccia was listening when his customer, Frank Patrelli 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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Senior citizens in Hawthorne who are in need of snow shoveling may have some recourse thanks to the volunteers of Hawthorne High School's SHARE Club (Students of Hawthorne Acting Responsibly and Effectively).  Jaclyn Peene, SHARE Advisor, said that student volunteers would shovel ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Toys for Tots, a program in conjunction with the US Marine Corps Reserve and the Volunteer Railroad Association via Operation Toy Train, collects toys for needy children around Christmas time.  The volunteers collected the toys donated at various drop off locations in town ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Close friends recall a young Anthony Adams fondly as the ardent sports fan who was paid to kept score for the Hackensack Junior Basketball Team at the turn of the 21st Century; the cherubic little boy from Central Avenue. These days he’s a man of God with his nose in the Bible ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The second weekend collection by the Hawthorne Pride Alliance for the Essex County-based Reaching Adolescents in Need Foundation (RAIN) was, in the words of Chairman Mike Stracco, "Another success!" The Pride Alliance decided to hold a second collection day, building off of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The days leading up to Thanksgiving are usually a flurry of phone calls, shopping, and coordination of family members and recipes. With the increase in COVID-19 cases jumping in the last few weeks, this year will undoubtedly be different for many Hawthorne residents. While federal ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The success of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance's clothing drive was such that the Alliance announced Saturday will be a second drop-off date for those who wish to donate. "Due to the overwhelming response of the Pride Alliance Clothing drive last weekend, the Hawthorne Pride ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Pride Alliance concluded a successful clothing drive Saturday, acquiring dozens of donated packages destined for the Essex county-based Reaching Adolescents in Need Foundation (RAIN) which provides a shelter for displaced and homeless LGBT youth, many of whom have been ...

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