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September 27, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - When Paterson Firefighter Jonathan Roman was involved in a motorcycle crash on his way to work Wednesday several of his fellow firefighters, including Fire Chief Brian McDermott, were immediately at his side. On Saturday, as Roman was transferred from St. Joseph's University ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The energy at the annual Wayne Hills/Wayne Valley football game is always powerful, but at this Friday’s matchup, there was something more. While the game itself was a one-sided Valley victory, it was the atmosphere around the game that made the night so special. In both the home ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Clad in purple, Nutley residents took over the track at DeMuro for a 'Walk to Remember Christina Moore' on the morning of Sunday Sept. 18.  Christina, wife, mother, sister, neighbor, and friend suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this year. After speaking to people at the walk, the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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For nearly forty years, nourish.NJ has dedicated every day to providing lasting solutions to hunger, homelessness and poverty in the Morristown area. nourish.NJ has continuously adapted to meet the increasing and shifting needs of their neighbors. Yet, in recent times, it has become abundantly ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is taking on a 4-mile long race, crossing continents. Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Billy Wilkins is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter of indie, rock, and pop music. Growing up performing in New Jersey bars from a young age, Billy has carved out a living taking requests and playing them for fans on the Internet. Which song has been ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A deal to buy and renovate a small, long-vacant grammar school may soon provide new learning and recreational opportunities for local adults with developmental disabilities. The Township is putting finishing touches on an agreement with the Diocese of Metuchen to acquire an ...

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NEW ARK, NJ —Legendary performer Barry Manilow took the time before singing in front of a packed crowd at the Prudential Center to help students from Newark's East Side High School reach for the stars. Manilow handed over a $20,000 check to East Side High School music teacher Thaddeus Exposé ...

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While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Perseverance was the only way to survive the turmoil that erupted in Ukraine when war broke out in February. Perseverance and determination, combined with some good fortune, continue to be the way forward for Ukrainian refugees Darina Zhuravska and her seven-year-old daughter, ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The summer heat is on! Do you have a window or stand alone air conditioner that you can spare? If so, please consider donating to Mutual Morris.  Mutual Morris, is a mutual aid group that began when covid hit, but now it ensures the basic needs of those in Morris County. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association granted two scholarships to MTHS graduating seniors Jake Cassidy and Elif Kiziltan and spotlighted the students at their June 15 meeting. Kiziltan is a member of the marching band and a cadet with the First Aid Squad. She works at the Montville ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It was “Shaq Day” in Newark on Monday as NBA legend and Brick City native Shaquille O'Neal trekked to the South and Central wards, sending messages to locals in each neighborhood that opportunity and access to a quality life is possible in the state’s largest city. The NBA Hall of ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds are being waived announced St. Hubert's. The fees are being waived by NY Mets Max Scherzer and St. Hubert's board member Erica Scherzer in order to help find more dogs loving homes. The fees will be waived through Sunday, June 12. "The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On May 16, at 12:30 a.m., Pastor Donald Kirschner of United Methodist Church in Towaco set out for the run of his life. Not just any journey, but a personal record-setting trek to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser. The local Relay for Life event ...

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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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CRANFORD, NJ —Ukraine has been fighting for survival for 76 days, ever since Russia declared war and invaded the country. Local residents Lada Bidiak and Olena Kiyko haven't gone a day since without crying. Those tears, shed for friends, family, beloved towns and cities, and everyone in Ukraine, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Arden Semer, a fourth grader at Valley View Elementary, wanted to ride a bike, but neurological problems got in the way. “She tried the traditional bike with training wheels,” her mom, Katherine said. “She can steer fairly well and can get going on a downhill fairly well. Santa ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Forty-five shelter dogs from Louisiana safely arrived at Morristown Airport on Tuesday, April 26. The special airlift by Good Flights Program is celebrating their one-year anniversary partnering with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. More than 1,600 at-risk shelter dogs have ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Michael Malzone is a talented man with a good heart. The Wayne resident - pained by what he sees in the news every day about war-torn Ukraine and the people suffering there - is using his talent to do what he can to help. He painted a symbol of Ukraine on a 12” x 16” oil-on-canvas ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Having lived in Ukraine during college, family physician Vikram Gupta of Montville had fond memories of the caring people of the country. Watching the heart-wrenching images coming out of the country spurred him and his family to form Global Hands for Ukraine. “My dad was ...

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 MONTVILLE, NJ – Woodmont Elementary School teachers Victoria Carlucci and Toni Ann Raj thought it would be a great idea to bring Hearts of Hope into the school for social emotional learning week, and so “Hope Day” was born. Hearts of Hope is an organization that collaborates with other ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Emotional trauma is what spurred Rachel Sullivan to start the Hazel Project two years ago. The non-profit organization brings donations to the homeless in Paterson and the Bronx; items such as socks, underwear, warm weather gear and wound care kits. Sullivan was driven to ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - For the third year in a row now, Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin is once again 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 to ride ...

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STATEN ISLAND, NY - On Valentine's Day the first new Staten Island Ferry made its maiden voyage. This state-of-the-art ferry is special in many ways, but it's the name which makes the Staten Island Ferry Service's newest member so noteworthy. The ferry bears the name SSG Michael H. Ollis. Ollis is ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced on Valentine's Day that her office had collected over 3,250 valentines, which were distributed to health care providers across New Jersey’s 11th district, written by residents as a part of her “Valentines for Healthcare Heroes” ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A persistent friend and a willingness to help others helped Towaco resident Nicole Fierro save a life. Fierro’s friend Sydney Kirsch was a student at Syracuse University when Kirsch learned of the need for volunteers to swab their cheeks and possibly become stem cell or bone ...

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