Giving Back

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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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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BELLEVILLE, NJ - John Quenneville, Marcus Johnsson, Steven Santini and Mackenzie Blackwood of the NJ Devils hockey team visited patients at Clara Maass Medical Center on Dec. 17.  The team spent several hours with patients in the Pediatric Department and in Emergency Services. They also brought ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a dozen Montclair students were the recipients of laptops on Thursday. As part of a laptop refurbishing initiative called Laptop Upcycle, the students also received free WiFi for their homes for four years. The eligibility is based on need. Twelve recipients, all ...

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MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.   Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits. There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community.  No matter what charity or ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the North Essex-area business community will join together to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 5 at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) annual Holiday Celebration and Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of The Manor, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has partnered with Java Love and Starbucks of Montclair to collect warm clothing for the homeless. From November 16 through December 21, donors can visit any of the following drop-off locations to donate items to benefit Montclair Emergency ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bloomfield teen Sebastian Wolski delivered twelve Thanksgiving meal bags to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair on Sunday.  The 13-year-old wanted to help the community, so he reached out to his neighbors and local businesses for donations. HE then took the proceeds and ...

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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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