Giving Back

September 11, 2018

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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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Montclair Police will be participating in the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament on Sunday. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, May 19 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is May 20. Admission is $5. Organized by ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Montclair resident and business owner Ahava Felicidad helped spread awareness and encourage healthy life choices by sharing her story with her luncheon neighbors. In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair barbers Mahir Abdul-Hakim of Mahir’s Unisex Barbershop, located at 320 Orange Rd, and Marc Williams of Young’s World of Beauty, located at 307 Orange Rd # A, are offering a free haircut for children ages 12 and under for free. However, there is a catch. The free cut is in ...

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Montclair, NJ – The HOMECorp Board of Trustees is excited to announce that they have hired Melody Federico of Wayne as their next Executive Director starting April 2, 2018. Federico was most recently the Chief Real Estate Officer at NewBridge Services in Pequannock, where she led the social ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Montclair section will host their annual awards luncheon on Saturday, March 24.  The event will take place at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, Loft Room located at 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange from 12 Noon – 4 PM The theme of the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of local business leader Keith Jaret spread through the community, everyone who knew him, or even met him for a moment, expressed their sorrow, and then asked "what can I do to help?" Jaret, who along with his wife Maureen, own Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes, built ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several Community partners came together on Sunday to raise funds to benefit the Puerto Rico relief effort. Bangz Salon, located on South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, opened up its grand salon to host a benefit  fundraiser to aide Unidos of the Hispanic Federation-Disaster ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sisters Sarahi and Merary and their family didn’t expect to make Montclair their home. Living on the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques they were hoping to remain there, even after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the land. An island of 9,000 people reachable only by sea and air, ...

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