Giving Back

December 3, 2018

CLIFTON, NJ — At its annual Arts and Eats for Justice gala, the local nonprofit firm Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), which helps underserved individuals and families across New Jersey, honored Livingston resident Marc Brummer and his family. The 2018 Partner in Justice Award was presented ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Altruism has actually been linked with reducing stress. There are lots of ways to help others--whether it is volunteering, collecting canned goods or making a donation to a charity. Helping others may have a positive effect on your overall health and wellness, which is in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The first of a series of sessions hosted by “Livingston Meets,” a newly formed community initiative aimed at professional and personal development for Livingston community members, will be held on Wednesday evening with a focus on the basics of estate and retirement ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Proving that the holiday season can be both about giving and giving back, the global #GivingTuesday initiative provides a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In recognition of #GivingTuesday, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, has launched a video series following the life of one expecting mother to generate awareness and donations during the holiday season. Historically, Birth Haven has hosted an annual large-scale ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s business and volunteer communities joined together in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday for the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Community Thanksgiving Luncheon, which is traditionally held in honor of Livingston’s service ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (NADAM), signed into proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the Alzheimer’s Association aims to recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 15 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the spirit of giving thanks during the week of Thanksgiving, the Livingston mayor and council honored members of the Livingston police and fire departments, the volunteer first aid squad, the public works department (DPW) and the Livingston Public Library for the work they did ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the years since social media gave rise to the popularity of #GivingTuesday, it has been widely associated with the concept of giving directly to those in need. But one local businessman chairs an organization with a different take on what "giving" means. Louis Urban, managing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was recently honored for his tremendous contribution on behalf of people with special needs and their families in Livingston at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of Metrowest’s fundraising gala and art exhibit opening ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Three levels of a local service organizations recently came together in an act of community service when the Livingston High School Key Club and the Heritage Middle School (HMS) Builders' Club took a joint field trip to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside along with ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time, Livingston Township Council members rescheduled their regular Monday evening meeting to attend the Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s 16th annual Food & Wine Tasting. The event that has grown in attendance and popularity each year was held on Election Day eve at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years.  Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Livingston High School students and science teacher Bobbi Bremmer recently participated in the “A Reason to Walk” 5K sponsored by Comfort Project 360. The students raised approximately $300 toward the organization’s mission of raising money to create a more comfortable environment ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Members of Livingston High School’s (LHS) Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) have organized a fundraising event to be held on Sunday at CycleBar Livingston in support of March of Dimes and Prematurity Awareness Month. March of Dimes, which is nationally supported by ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the West Orange Rotary Club, members and supporters will also enjoy a particularly rare public appearance from Rotary International (RI) President Barry Rassin at the club’s Oct. 20 fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, ...

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LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Essex County is currently seeking volunteers to help the organization serve more children throughout the county who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. In support of this ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, RWJBarnabas Health will present the second annual “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) team on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Essex County’s South Mountain ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s Shining Stars program, an adaptive after-school program for individuals with special needs that is open to local families in Livingston and surrounding communities, has officially kicked off its new season. In her second year as Livingston’s first-ever full-time ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Peter Tanella, a Roseland-based attorney and Cedar Grove councilman, recently received the prestigious Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion’s Cup at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 24th annual Kids Care Club Golf Outing held on Sept. 17. The event was held at the Montclair Golf ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help residents who have recently moved or plan on moving to Livingston learn about the many businesses, organizations, schools and activities the town has to offer, the Livingston Health Department hosted its annual Welcome to Livingston Picnic during the week at the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local dignitaries, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Township Council President Susan McCartney and Congressman Leonard Lance, will speak to participants of this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at West Orange’ s South Mountain Recreation Complex prior to cutting ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kevin Cancino, the assistant director of safety and security at the Livingston Mall, was honored by the Livingston Township Council on Monday for heroic actions that ultimately saved the life of an 81-year-old Short Hills man in March. During a special ceremony at Monday’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In tribute to the seven Livingston residents who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 as well as to the ceremony’s long-standing motto, “Livingston Cares and Never Forgets,” relatives and friends of those lost that day, local dignitaries and hundreds of residents ...

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