Giving Back

May 13, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County will distribute food in Glen Field Park on Thursday, May 13 Starting at 9 AM. 500 boxes of food will be giving on a first come, first served basis. Recipients are required to wear masks. In addition, cars will be required to line up along Maple Avenue to receive a ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP announced that the Salvation Army Montclair Citadel was among the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s financially burdened homeowners who face a looming eviction moratorium expected to end this June can seek help and information during a virtual seminar hosted by nonprofit United Community Corporation this month. The free virtual seminar’s goal will emphasize options ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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Montclair, NJ — The YMCA of Montclair is pleased to announce a $5,313 contribution from Team Up Montclair and Montclair United Soccer Club towards the Y’s fundraising goal to build an inclusive playground. This planned colorful and creative playground located at the Geyer Family Y will be available ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local Montclair leaders will be hosting a virtual event tonight to discuss gender and pronoun terminology. The event takes place on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30pm and is open to anyone. You can Register Here: ...

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MAHWAH, N.J. – Montclair businesswoman, Sharron Miller, is among 24 other New Jerseyans to be celebrated for dedication to their communities in a trying year. This past year, as communities across New Jersey and the country faced an array of challenges caused by the pandemic, concern over racial ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - High school students and others gathered Thursday to protest big banks for funding the Line 3 oil pipeline in honor of Earth Day.    After construction, the Line 3 pipeline will carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The project would ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — The YMCA of Montclair announced in June of 2019 a fundraising campaign to build an imaginative and inclusive neighborhood playground behind the Y’s Geyer Family Branch at 159 Glenridge Ave in Montclair. Scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair mutual aid will be hosting their annual food giveaway on Sunday, April 18. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 12 noon to 2 PM at Glenfield park. Bags of food will be distributed and many other essential supplies.  For more information, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A special Spring Holiday Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is set for April 1. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of non-perishable food distributed at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Essex County ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of Women’s History Month, the Livingston Township Council hosted a virtual ceremony on Monday to commemorate Essex County’s first-ever female mayor Doris Beck, who served as Livingston’s mayor twice during her eight years on the council and whose sons, Bruce and Steven ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Alex Veldran, a Montclair High School junior, ran a friends and family drive to collect used laptops to donate to Laptop Upcycle. And then he shoveled driveways to increase his campaign success. Veldran was looking for a way to increase his volunteer hours for his National Honors ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) has been awarded funding by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, a regional grantee of the NJ Department of Health, to execute a broad COVID Vaccine Awareness Campaign shaped by and designed for ...

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Cycling to help find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes   Once again, Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin is helping to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through a fundraising effort for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, hundreds of cyclists gather in different cities ...

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Join Montclair Mutual Aid for our first International Womens Day event! We will have a poetry reading, informational tables and a toiletry drive. Everyone is welcome as we celebrate all women on International Womens Day 2021. Social distancing and masks are required. Hand sanitizer and masks ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair restaurant community will soon get a boost in funding due to the generous grant award from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), officials announced.   A total of 663,750.00 in funds will be used to purchase meals that will then be distributed to ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 12 of Montclair has teamed up with Woodland Park Cub Scout Pack 31, and Boy Scouts Troop 238 of Woodland Park to launch "Bags of Hope," a service project that will benefit Tomorrow's Children at Hackensack University Medical Center, which serves children with cancer ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) was recognized by the Essex County Board of Commissioners, officials announced.  The MNDC was presented with a resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of service to the residents of Montclair and the surrounding ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Orange resident Tracy R. Thompson. Her story of survival is included in the calendar. Tracy is one of eleven other women ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Steven Arsht, a Livingston resident and orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was so overcome with emotion when he received his first COVID-19 vaccination that it led to the establishment of a new social media campaign intended to encourage others to get ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bella Napoli Restaurant owner Sal Siconolfi is no stranger to helping out the community. Whether it was providing free meals for families in need on Easter or delivering meals to hospital workers during the pandemic, the Bloomfield native was always there to help those in ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In Montclair, a French bakery aids the hungry as COVID-19 bears down on local communities. Arben Gasi, owner of Le French Dad, adapted his operation to fit the circumstances. Furloughing employees, altering the production of breads, launching online ordering and scaling back on ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--  600 hygiene kits were assembled a Christ Episcopal Church Saturday to be distributed among seven community organizations helping local residents in need, including Bloomfield Heath and Human Services, Bloomfield Schools, Toni’s Kitchen, The Salvation Army, New Light Baptist ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recently, the Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) gifted a local non-profit with a grant award totaling $12,500. Education, advocacy, stability, productivity and supporting foster youth are all hallmarks of the JLMN, according to leaders. "This year, to honor and ...

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