Giving Back

September 9, 2020

HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise. Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the state's largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, was awarded a grant of $635,994 from Feeding America in April, helping to continue the FoodBank's statewide aid efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. These funds, part of a ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Harrison family of Hillside, frontline workers, were surprised by Anthony Anderson on GMA last week.   Nick Harrison, a registered nurse, works at a hospital in Brooklyn, where he also provides free haircuts to fellow frontline workers.  He also serves as a volunteer ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is delivering three large truckloads carrying 120,000 pounds of food to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside to help combat the financial and food insecurity impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Community FoodBank of New ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Seabra Foods donated 200, $25 gift cards to the Township of Hillside on Tuesday. The gift cards will be distributed as part of the weekly pre-packaged meals the Administration provides residents every Wednesday. Since April, Mayor Dahlia Vertreese has led a weekly distribution for ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Over 200 families in Hillside received pre-packaged meals, fresh produce, cases of water, and gift cards during a free food giveaway held on Wednesday. Union Beverage delivered over $5,000 in gift cards to ShopRite. Dominos provided 100 coupons for a large pie. Other vendors who ...

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Below please find a statement from Carlos M. Rodriguez, President and CEO, Community FoodBank of New Jersey in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: Many of our neighbors in need are already feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, while others find themselves struggling perhaps for the first time.

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Hillside resident Jola Strayhorn is a second year Cadette Girl Scout from Hillside Troop 40188 and working to earn her Silver Award. The Silver Award is the most elite honor a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. Jola had to complete a community (city or county or state, etc.) needs ...

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  Throughout the month of November, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host large-scale turkey distributions for each of the eight counties in its northern service area—enabling local food pantries and soup kitchens to pick up Thanksgiving turkeys for their hungry ...

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Hillside NJ- A lot of Hillside locals are looking for something interesting, safe, and fun for their children to do for Halloween. On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, there will be a Halloween “Trunk or Treat” event being held at 1042 North Broad Street, Hillside (1 pm – 4 pm). There will be fun games ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- Students from BWIM( Brown Women In Media)  Brand Ambassadors Program launched their Tea & Coco business " Cozy Co" this Saturday in Hillside, NJ. With the support of local business owners "Logic Market", supported students by allowing them to set up in her parking lot.  “ I ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- The 2019 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants announced their sixth and final set of outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees open for voting. These students have been nominated by their coaches for their ...

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HILLSIDE,NJ- This Hillside Community Food Bank hosted a "Student Change Hunger Radio Day, to highlight youth programs, fundraising, operations, and more on our annual broadcasts with 105.5 WDHA, Magic 98.3, and WMTR AM-1250 . The Federation of New Jersey Food Banks challenges all students, ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ- The state of New Jersey brothers of Phi Beta Sigma inc provided the Newark and Hillside residents affected by the water lead crisis. This event was organized by George Darby, Jenabu C. Williams, MPA, M.Ed, Councilman Craig Epps, Anthony Salters, along with the support of other Greek ...

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HILLSIDE,NJ- Hillside Community member is still looking for her cat Frosty.  " Frosty has a very bad infection in the uterus, she will not live long without proper medical care." Theresa Paradlise  Please contact Theresa for more information: (973)-897-3923

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HILLSIDE, NJ- "The grant is the 2019 Union County Library Grant for Children’s Programming and Materials. It is to be used for library programs, equipment and/or materials for school age residents. All public libraries in Union County had the opportunity to apply for this grant."   "We ...

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HILLSIDE,NJ- The Peter D.Corvelli hosted their annual Health fair. Community members had the opportunity to learn more information about various organizations within the Hillside Community. In addition, to educating the community on how to live a healthier lifestyle.  " It's important to have ...

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HILLSIDE,NJ- The Portuguese community started a new club in Hillside, NJ. It is called the Portuguese American Association of Hillside (P.A.A.H.). They started off by introducing the first annual Portugal day in Hillside and now are having their first event on November 9th at 7:00pm. This event is ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Elena Dejesus of the Paint and Chill Art Studio in Hillside, NJ was among the others interviewed during Rutgers Avenue Park’s clean-up. She emotionally expressed that as a mother, she doesn’t want to leave behind a community that will hinder her children in the future. She also ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - As part of an initiative to make Hillside a safer environment, the NJ Climate Save Movement has spearheaded efforts to clean up local New Jersey Communities. In a recent interview with Representative Armando Cruz; he explains that the NJ Climate Save Movement is a grassroots ...

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  Hillside, NJ- Hillside Paint & Chill and New Jersey Climate Save united to help clean Rutgers Avenue Park. Local residents, Community leaders, Youth made this event possible by doing the part to clean up the park community.   

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