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Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

January 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Tablegate with MEF: Mountside Education Foundation Hosts First Bingo Fundraiser

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Have you ever “tablegated”? It’s tailgating at tables instead of cars! Tablegate with us at our first Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, January 12th. Bring your own drinks/snacks and have fun playing bingo! Two different time sessions with up to 10 Bingo games per session, cash prizes plus a bonus tricky tray and 50/50 in the second ...

Service Trip: NJ Police Officer Raising Funds to Bring Clean Water to El Salvador with Liquid Church

WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey.

But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring clean water to the country.

“This will be the first time that Liquid has ...

Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes $38,000 in Grants to Programs Helping Individuals with Autism

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $38,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund-raising ...

Adaptive Skate: Youths Win in Special Afternoon at Westfield Rink

 WESTFIELD, NJ – The 5-year-old had never been ice-skating before.

But without hesitation, Logan laced up his skates at the Westfield Rink, slid onto the ice and with a huge smile on his face, gripped an adaptive skating walker while his mom, a coach and volunteers from the Westfield Hockey Club showed him around the rink.

“They were all so supportive and just so playful ...

True Meaning of Christmas Shines Bright at St. Joseph's Social Service Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Meaning of Christmas ~ "Peace on Earth, Good will toward Men, for the Savior has come to show us how to love, and to give us the greatest gift of love."  For many, the true meaning of Christmas is to help others who are less fortunate. For believers, Christmas is everyday.

When you spend time with the employees, volunteers and supporters of St. Joseph's ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Summit's Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

SUMMIT, NJ - A collaboration with Summit-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 and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When they ...

Governor Livingston’s Interact Spreads Holiday Spirit at Toy Drive

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On December 15, Governor Livingston’s Interact Club once again helped to sort, bag, and pack mountains of toys for the community of Elizabeth. St. Joseph’s Church participates in a toy drive annually, helping to bring smiles to the faces of families in-need. The Co-chair of the St. Joseph toy drive said, every year a long line forms outside of the church of ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years by Giving Back: Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives $250

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Kevin McHugh and Richard Valenti of Valairco Heating and Cooling recently presented a check for $250 to Jerusha Oleksiuk of Moms Helping Moms Foundation as part of their Valairco Cares program.

Valairco launched the "Valairco Cares" campaign this past spring and is committed to donate to four different charities or nonprofits throughout ...

Westfield Resident Among Outstanding Women Honored at the 2018 Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), Trisha Swift Mahoney (Tewksbury), and Vicky Demuth (Summit) were honored on Friday, ...


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Berkeley Heights VFW Post 6259 To Host A Pasta Dinner; Reserve a Spot Now

January 22, 2019

Berkeley Heights VFW Post 6259 will hold a Pasta Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the post, 15 Locust Ave.

The menu includes: salad, appetizer, a pasta dinner, meatballs and sausage, desert and coffee.

The cost is $10 per person.

To reserve a spot, call Al Compora at 908-764-5629 by Friday, Feb. 8.