Summit Third Grader Jack Melchiorre Raises More Than $70,000 to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

March 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School Third Grader Jack Melchiorre figured if his cousins could do it, so could he.

So, inspired by previous campaigns undertaken by his older relatives -- who “Braved the Shave” with the St Baldrick’s Foundation -- Melchiorre assumed the mantle and is raising funds in preparation --  anticipation? ...

Arbor Terrace Holds Special Easter Basket Donation Drive

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Arbor Terrace Mountainside is holding a special donation drive to help families utilizing the Union County and Morris County Domestic Violence Shelters to have a happier Easter.

Please drop off new stuffed animals, coloring books, pencils, candy, journals or other Easter basket items for kids ages 2 to 18 by March 28 to Arbor Terrace Welcome Center at ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Native Will Climb Mount Everest, Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Hailey Rachko, a 2015 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, sets her sights on something she aims high.

Now a junior at Boston University, Hailey plans to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, shortly after taking her final exams in May. She and 26 other students from across the country will spend nine days climbing up ...

Record Crowd Attends Brooke Healey Foundation's Fourth Annual Casino Night: Reaching Global Goals for DIPG Research

SUMMIT, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation hosted its 4th annual Casino Night Fundraiser this past Saturday night at the Grand Summit Hotel to a jam-packed room.  Hundreds of guests were there to play Craps, Roulette and Blackjack, listen to Elefante’s Band and most importantly, to raise money for this important cause.  The Brooke Healey Foundation was created by ...

Proceeds From Home For Good Dog Rescue 'Taste of Italy' Fundraiser Help Find Forever Homes for Rescued Dogs

LONG HILL TWP., NJ – The busiest spot at Saturday night’s Home For Good Dog Rescue’s fundraiser was the kissing booth! Guests of all ages lined up to pay $1 to be kissed…by a puppy!

This was the ninth year of the “Taste of Italy” spaghetti and meatballs dinner and tricky tray fund-raiser and each year is a bit more fun and the baskets more numerous and ...

Seniors Send ‘Hearts of Hope’ Ornaments and Messages to Patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Senior residents of Mountainside enjoyed three activities on Wednesday, all in the same location. They celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Senior Lounge at the Municipal Building, then enjoyed a buffet lunch, followed by a craft session, all without leaving the Community Room.

Arbor Terrace Mountainside provided the buffet lunch, which offered seniors their ...

Pasta and Meatballs Drew a Crowd to Support New Providence's CSA

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There’s nothing better than a plate of pasta with meatballs, a salad and side of garlic bread, unless it comes with a side order of helping your neighbors.

Folks from New Providence, Berkeley Heights and beyond attended the New Providence Community Service Association’s (CSA) fifth annual Pasta and Meatball Dinner and Basket Raffle on Sunday, Feb. 25., at ...

New Providence Lions Preparing to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Lions will be hosting the group’s 49th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 24, at Oakwood Park. The hunt is for Pre-School, Kindergarten, first and second graders. The Hunt will take place rain or shine!

There is no cost to take part in the hunt, but participants are asked to please help the Lions feed the hungry by bringing a ...

New Providence Lions Club Presents the ‘Melvin Jones Fellowship Award’


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tom Montrone and Brian Geoffroy recently were named the recipients of the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” from the New Providence Lions Club.

This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies outstanding humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

A recipient of this award becomes model of exemplary service ...

Starting to Reinvigorate ‘The Square’ by Celebrating Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Square is a neighborhood near the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield.  For many years it was a predominantly African American neighborhood, but in recent decades it has diversified. 

Not forgetting and gaining an appreciation of that Springfield community’s history and its people is what the event “Welcome to The Square:  Celebrating ...

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Local Top Cops, Government Officials Helping 'March for Meals' Program

March 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Elected and Law Enforcement officials along with volunteers are joining SAGE Eldercare this month as it participates in the 16th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide partnership of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals, who come together to ensure that homebound and ...