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Giving Back

May 19, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials are looking for volunteers to join the rent control board, according to a release. On Tuesday, April 19, the Montclair Township Council unanimously passed a new rent control ordinance which took effect as of May 9, 2022. The Council has expressed ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread ...

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Scenic Hill resident Thomas Seltzer was fortunate that last week’s fire didn’t spread to his home. He wants to help his neighbors and set up a GoFundMe page several days ago to help the 16 families who have been displaced by the fire. Seltzer described the aftermath of the terrible fire, “On ...

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NEW JERSEY — NJ native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed $500,000 to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Food banks and pantries, including those in Montclair, will be granted a six-month extension to phase out plastic bag use. Food pantries and food banks are also granted an exemption from the part of the law prohibiting plastic bags.   Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Morris) introduced ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson McDonald’s Owner/Operator Angela Adderley used the occasion of the grand reopening of her 160 Market Street store to present a $10,000 donation to further the music education of a number of the district’s student musicians. The funding, presented to the Jazz House Kids ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - One Hasbrouck Height High School student has enlisted the help of the school in collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine, her native country. Iryna Kushper's church, Holy Ascension Church in Clifton, has been collecting items to send oversees to help Ukrainian residents ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In just six weeks, Junior Girl Scout Tyne Brogan, a member of Troop 63317, has sold Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states. She began her challenge on Jan.11 and completed her sales effort in North Dakota on Feb. 25. She kept track of her progress state-by-state with a crayon and ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University has created a new opportunity for undergraduate students to prepare for public service. MSU is working in partnership with the Volcker Alliance to join the Next Generation Service Corps (NextGen Service), a national network of 11 higher education ...

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West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that 111,201 people visited the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 18 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. Both the attendance and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Born on August 21, 2021, Packer and his brother, Cargo, are both adorable orange tabbies. Once they were old enough to eat, mom was spayed, and she is now being cared for by the wonderful family who found her and her babies. The little ones have had human contact from a very ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The family of Anthony Accola, a 25-year-old Montclair hair stylist who died on New Year’s Day, is collecting money that will fund enrollment into a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Donations to the Anthony R. Accola Scholarship can be made with checks payable to Desert ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Every year since its formation in December 2011, AAngelsNJ gives back not only to community members and families affected by breast cancer but to those who just happen to be down on their luck.  Each year over the past few years, AAngelsNJ alternates their support between the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Montclair elementary school teacher received a pleasant surprise for the holidays when she looked outside her home and noticed dozens of familiar faces. Captured on video uploaded to Vimeo, a flash mobs of loved ones gathered outside Melissa Hodgins' Maplewood home on ...

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    Montclair, NJ – The Township of Montclair launched the “Directory of Nonprofit Organizations in Montclair, NJ” this week – a months-long joint project of Mayor Sean M. Spiller’s COVID19 Task Force Nonprofit Committee, headed by former mayor Ed Remsen, and the Kiwanis Club of Montclair.

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NEWARK, NJ- Volunteers from across New Jersey gathered on the morning of Christmas Eve to provide hot meals, gift bags, good cheer and and some Christmas rock ‘n’ roll for the less fortunate at St. John's Soup Kitchen in downtown Newark. “As a parish, our tradition has been to serve the homeless ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A proposed ordinance in Newark which would prohibit food to be provided to people in public spaces without a permit is drawing pushback from Newark-based Soup Kitchen 411 Co-Founders Ken DeRoberts and Philip Gentile.  “As the founders of an organization focused on bringing healthy, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Berkeley and Booker and their family were rescued from a cat colony in the area and have asked Santa to be placed in their forever homes soon. While S.T.A.R.T was focusing on reducing the overpopulation via TNR, several little guys showed up being all sweet. All seemed healthy ...

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COLLEGE STATION, TX — Wreaths Across America and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and entry of the United States into World War II. "We will remember fallen Americans from the “day that will live in infamy.” We will honor ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old junior at Westfield High School and cancer survivor, was recently granted a wish from Make-A-Wish New Jersey, but rather than go on a trip or meet a celebrity, as most wish recipients do, Mason Rockmore opted to give away his wish. In February 2020, Rockmore was ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Missing teen Morgan Panzer has been located and is safe according to the Nutley Police Department. Panzer was reported missing at approximately 11 a.m. on Wed. Dec. 1, 2021. She was in Paramus at the time attending classes at Bergen County College.  Panzer is a Nutley High School ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Ambulance Unit is a non-profit organization operating independently from the Township. To serve the public 24/7, we employ highly-trained Emergency Medical Technicians, maintain the building, operate three ambulances and two response vehicles, and outfit them with ...

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MONTCAIR, NJ – This Thanksgiving will be a special time for Jill Szalony, 51, of Montclair, NJ. Jill, her husband Alex Samuelson, and their three children, Benjamin, 22, Grace, 20, and Jesse, 18, are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Jill’s life-saving heart transplant. As the family joyfully ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) earlier this week announced that the second Phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) and Eviction Protection Program application period will be closing on December 15, 2021. The CVERAP program, which ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Sunday, Mayor Venezia once again provided turkeys and other Thanksgiving related food to members of the community in need. The giveaway took place today in the back parking lot of the Municipal building.   This year, an estimated 750 families received food, enough ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Forget Sunday Brunch, members of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield spent their day focused on Sunday dinner, and Monday breakfast, and Tuesday lunch - all for the clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry (HNFP) of Montclair.  Members of the temple regularly gather at the Brookdale ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Fire Department (MFD) is once again teaming up with St. James Episcopal Church for their annual coat drive. Gently used coats (men’s women’s and children’s) can be dropped off at the locations cited below. The coat drive runs until November 15. The drop off sites ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday.  She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit ...

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