Giving Back

May 10, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to ...

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Members of Millburn's Indian community have mobilized to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where COVID is spreading at a catastrophic rate. Jahnavi Bhatt, Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Pallai Verma and Sapna Gupta ran a thrift shop bazaar on Saturday. According to Bhatt, “The situation in ...

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The Millburn Fire Department is collecting new and gently used backpacks and tote bags to donate to the St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark. Please bring your donations to the Millburn Fire Department, Station No. 2 at 315 White Oak Ridge Road between 9:00 am & 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 25. Go ...

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Jasmine Ali, a junior at Millburn High School, has partnered with Soles 4 Souls to conduct a gently used/new shoe drive in honor of Earth Day. Ali praised Soles 4 Soles for fighting poverty, helping disaster victims and protecting the environment by finding new owners for footwear and clothes ...

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Millburn Neighbors Helping Neighbors (MNHN), like all organizations trying to ensure people have food throughout the pandemic, has been very busy collecting and distributing food and other supplies due to an astronomical increase in demand. Their most recent Wish List was posted on Friday, April ...

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Bike Week kicks off in Millburn Township this Saturday, April 17! All residents are invited to a week of fun activities to promote biking and pedestrian safety in our community.  Some activities will require pre-registration for participation. See below for the full list. Millburn Bike Week ...

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Determined to provide Easter fun for children, the Millburn Recreation Department held a Meet & Treat with the Easter Bunny in lieu of the annual Egg Hunt--which was canceled due to the pandemic. During the event, sponsored by the Millburn PBA, children in second grade or younger showed ...

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  Somerville, NJ Representative Tom Malinowski met virtually with local members of Scouts BSA Troop 19 – St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills and the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. Five members of the troop have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout in the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — John Tirado, a radiation therapist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, was among those honored last week by the New Jersey Devils on Healthcare Hero Night Saturday, March 13. Tirado, a veteran of the United States Navy, was designated the Hero of the Game "for his tireless ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — For those in town looking to recognize volunteers for their hard work, a newly-created digital platform aims to make the recognition process tht much easier. Both Millburn Township residents and nonresidents who volunteer in the Township are invited to participate in the Millburn ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — A pair of local Millburn teens have been accepted as candidates in a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) campaign, for their work in fundraising toward a cure for those specific cancers. Siblings Connor and Julia Davisson from Millburn High School are now in the LLS Students of ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — For Life Scout Katie Cannon of Scouts BSA Troop 19, her project began when a series of brush fires swept across the Australian subcontinent in January of last year. “[In 2020], when heard about the catastrophic wildfires that were impacting the koalas and their habitat, I was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The pandemic has increased and further revealed the issues of hunger and food insecurity faced by New Jerseyans, and Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty's offices in Summit and Short Hills -- in partnership with the Community FoodBank of NJ -- have banded together to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Eagle Scout Ryan Cannon of Troop 17, St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills was honored by the American Legion for being both 2019 and 2020 American Legion New Jersey Eagle Scout of the Year, as well as the 2020 national runner-up for prestigious scouting award.   Interestingly, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump. In an essay ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove residents Joe and Giselle Mongiello are asking for support for the third annual NICUSTRONG Walk on Sept. 13. Last year's walk was at Van Saun Park in Paramus, but, because of government-imposed crowd restrictions due to COVID-19, this year's walk will be held ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As frontline workers and communities across New Jersey and the country continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, RWJBarnabas Health, in collaboration with the New Jersey Devils, will host its annual “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” in a virtual format, with ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Donors Leon and Toby Cooperman recently visited the future home of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) in Livingston and talked about their philanthropic commitment to adults with developmental disabilities and the local community. Residents of Short Hills, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This week's Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, August 6, at St. Matthew AME Church in Orange to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who are not able to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This week's Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be on Thursday, July 30, in  Independence Park in Newark. The 1,000 boxes of food to be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work due to the pandemic and are facing food ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise funds for various community and global health initiatives, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) invites area residents to bike, run, walk or swim on Sunday, Aug. 9 as part of a virtual 5K for CycleRed. SBMC is committed to being “in and of the communities” it ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — In a small ceremony Sunday afternoon, Millburn Township took the time to honor a small group of youth volunteers who made a big difference in town during the COVID-19 pandemic. Saina and Amay Balsara, Ben Cohen and Bennett and Lucas Murphy were all honored with Mayor's Certificate ...

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Essex County, NJ — The next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event  will be on Thursday, July 16 in Essex County Weequahic Park in Newark to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Later this month, Millburn residents can enjoy a week of fun, family-friendly films that will help a number of great local organizations. In order to help raise the money for those organizations, Millburn Township is hosting a five night drive-in movie fundraiser event. The movies ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — When the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit Millburn back in March, one of the first groups that stepped up to help was the Millburn/Short Hills Chinese Association (MSHCA). The group started with a donation of 3,000 surgical masks for first responders in town, as well as monetary ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Thomas Minardi never thought he would find himself in the situation he's currently in. The 59-year-old husband and father of three has end stage renal failure and is on peritoneal dialysis every night in order to live. He's a former resident of Woodland Park and is now in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, students at Millburn High School have launched several initiatives to help those in need. One of the latest charitable endeavors is the Millburn Face Shield initiative. Millburn students, teachers, and alumni founded this initiative with the ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Racquets Club of Short Hills partnered with FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group), a Millburn based nonprofit organization, to provide supper for Millburn Township First Responders yesterday. The club has a rich history, including having been the site of the very first school ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — For a pair of brothers and Millburn High School students, the break in activities as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was a chance for them to give back to an organization that cares for children with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. When Vishal ...

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