Giving Back

March 23, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In just six weeks, the West Essex YMCA has raised more than $102,000 of its 2019 goal of $160,000 in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Treasure Quest, a campaign to make communities stronger, more inclusive, healthier and safer. As a whole, the association and its seven ...

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Livingston Board of Education news is brought to you by Huntington Learning Center, a Livingston-based provider of supplemental educational services.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — The principals of Livingston’s nine public schools attended Monday night’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) recently received the Daniel M. Gasalberti Award for Excellence in Recreation Programming for last year's 30th Annual Intergenerational Prom held at Livingston High School (LHS) in conjunction with the LHS Key and Leo clubs, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — While some teenagers are sleeping in or engaging in other activities on Saturday mornings, a special breed of local teens are reporting to duty each week to shadow special needs individuals playing sports at Monmouth Court Community Center in Livingston. Developed in 2011 by ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the eighth consecutive year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which includes the West Essex YMCA in Livingston, has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Livingston resident Heidi Rome, founder of the autism navigation service Moms Spectrum Oasis, LLC, is hosting a Healing Circle event for mothers of children on the autism spectrum in Florham Park on Sunday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at 30 Columbia ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Anthony Conzentino, a Livingston native and West Orange resident, is looking to his community to help a Paterson-area school district provide its students with a Field Day event they might never be able to experience without the Physical Education Department’s fundraising ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two Livingston-based nonprofit organizations, including and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Essex County chapter and ARC of Essex County, were among the 33 nonprofits to receive funding as part of Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after having record participation at its 21st annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day of Service event, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) joined Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council in honoring the many volunteers on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area. GOTR is a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Creature Comfort Pet Therapy—a nonprofit with programs held throughout the Livingston area intended to “enhance lives through therapeutic visits with caring volunteers and their pets”—has grown so quickly in the seven years since its inception that the supply of pet and volunteer ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Early Saturday morning, a van loaded up with food from Cioffi's Deli & Pizza in Springfield made its way to Newark Liberty International Airport after Livingston resident Joey Cioffi and his restaurant staff felt compelled to help TSA agents recovering from the government ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The government shutdown isn’t only affecting furloughed and essential federal employees, it is also affecting citizens who are finding it hard to sit back and watch as their neighbors suffer. During the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which temporarily ended on Friday ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA has set sail on a six-week quest to raise $160,000 for programs that make the community stronger.  The Hanover Manor in East Hanover was packed with pirates on Jan. 22 as the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges launched the 2019 "Treasure ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A surprise guest appearance from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill on Monday afternoon enhanced what was already considered the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion’s (LCDI) most successful Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service event to date, with record participation ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted. Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the West Essex YMCA’s ...

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VERONA, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home, provided by the West Essex YMCA. Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the Health and Wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary and the Livingston Rotary Club recently teamed up to purchase and deliver dictionaries to every third grader in town. Harrison Elementary School, whose students are pictured above with Rotarians Sean Whalen, Monte Ehrenkranz and Jay Freireich, was ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Jan. 21 will be a day off for most as the country celebrates Martin Luther King Day, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) will invite the community to attend the township's annual "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" at the Livingston Senior ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A group of Livingston doctors recently joined the Livingston Sunrise Rotary for its local version of “Walk With A Doc,” a global walking program for everyone interested in taking step to a healthier lifestyle. The event was held at the Livingston Mall, Livingston Sunrise Rotary ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Big “L” Club’s annual Big L Casino Night has been renamed “Duffy Casino Night” in memory of the event’s creator, Trish Duffy, a lifelong Livingston resident who died on Dec. 3 surrounded by family. The annual fundraiser, to be held on Jan. 25 at the Hanover Manor, will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Any community members looking for a non-threatening but informative environment in which to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to participate in the West Essex YMCA’s expanding English as a Second Language (ESL) class, offered twice a week for free at the Livingston ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, has released its fifth and final “Journey of Hope” video series.  In the final episode, released earlier this week, Amanda reflects on her time spent at Birth Haven and shares details of how ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies located in Newton, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series.  In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life ...

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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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