Giving Back

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - HOMECorp, the Montclair-based non-profit, will celebrate 30 years of preserving, restoring and building affordable housing for Montclair residents, on Tuesday, October 30.  Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will come home to her native Essex County to deliver the keynote address at ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's Chef Michel Carrino will be among the chefs creating unique menus this November to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Born and raised in Nutley, Carrino is executive chef and owner of Pig and Prince located in Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. The sixth annual ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On October 4, Buzz Aldrin Middle School students were greeted with special guest, Eric LeGrand, for the Week of Respect kick-off campaign. Sponsored by the PTA and school officials, the assembly was an opportunity for students to learn of the obstacles faced by LeGrand and how he ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Hundreds of local residents - from children to senior citizens - gathered together as one on Sunday, September 30 as Oakeside Cultural Center hosted their Third Annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness “Go Gold” Walk. All net profits from the event, highlighted by a three-mile morning ...

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VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18. The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise ...

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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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The New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women (NJFDW) will present Councilwoman Renee Baskerville its 2018 Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award, Northern Region. The award will be presented to Councilwoman Baskerville at the organization's awards banquet to be held Saturday, October 13, ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The team of Gelotti of Montclair is partnering with Montclair Film for a "scooper" fun-draiser to help rebuild and repaint the damage sustained during the August 11 flash floods. 100% of profits from the day-long event will be donated to 'Montclair Film's Flood Recovery ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair wants your Nike footwear and apparel to give to those in need. In a statement issued by the pantry, the pantry stated that they "do not endorse either side of this controversial issue. but would like to offer an alternative to destroying ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On every third Wednesday night of the month, you will find Donna Vaicels, better known by her stage moniker Donna Vee, hosting her comedy show, “Donna Vee & Friends,” at Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen. The next one will take place on September 19th. Vaicels jokes about her ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sasha Montan of Montclair was sworn-in as an Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) on August 21. Nine residents of Belleville, Maplewood, Montclair, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Verona, West Orange, and two from Haledon and Plainfield were sworn in as the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Free school supplies will be given to Montclair students on Sunday, August 19.  The annual collaborative event will take place from 1pm for registration, with book bag/supplies distribution to begin at 3pm at the Wally Choice Community Center located at Glenfield Park, 49 Maple ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Every Friday morning between April and November, a truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables pulls up to the Ironbound Community Corp. (ICC) Family Success Center on Cortland Street in the easternmost section of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. As jets bound for Newark Liberty ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter received an extra special donation this week!  A group of local young animal lovers put together a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the shelter.  Neighbors, residents, friends, and even members of the Fire Department stopped by for a delicious ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction. McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - An outpouring of support has been extended from the Montclair community in support of the family of Terry Lawrence Demming, 5/15/2011 - 7/4/2018.  The young son of a former Montclair councilperson and Deputy Mayor, Katherine Weller Demming and her husband Vincent, Terry was ...

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Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.   MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, ...

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Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82. New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Brother to Brother Mentoring Program will be holding its 10th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony at the Montclair 9th Grade Academy Atrium, 141 Park Street, Montclair, NJ (North Fullerton Avenue entrance).  The event will ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Senator Nia H. Gill and Activist Lawrence Hamm will both speak at the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program's 10th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 16. Held at the Montclair 9th Grade Academy Atrium, located at 141 Park Street, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). On May 18, Jessica Siegal and Loreen Fennell of Montclair were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen.   Siegal and ...

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