Giving Back

April 25, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players. The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season. According to the release, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A city water department employee was appointed to the board of directors for NJ Shares, a nonprofit that helps families pay for energy and utility bills. Tiffany Stewart, who also runs her own law firm in Newark, is one of two new appointees to the NJ Shares board. The nonprofit ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage and traditions of the Irish community during its 2019 “Salute to the Irish” St. Patrick’s Day celebration. As a former Grand Marshal of the Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (2014), Freeholder President Brendan ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The founder of a Newark grief support center for dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a relative has been featured as CNN Hero. Mary Robinson lost her father at the age of 14 and would later go on to be the executive director of the nonprofit Imagine, A Center for ...

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When Sean O'Neill dons his Irish tricolor sash on Friday as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Newark St. Patrick's Day parade, it will be far from the first time he got dressed up for the event. "My mother would always say to me 'It's St. Patrick's Day. Go put on your green shirt,'" said O'Neill, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area. GOTR is a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Nine upgraded lactation stations have been installed at Newark International Liberty Airport, giving traveling mothers a private place to nurse. The nine pods are part of 28 others the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey purchased for John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and New York ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- There’s a myth about all those Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos the CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) wants to dispel. “It’s not a cookie program. It’s not a cookie sale,” Natasha Hemmings said while sitting in Whole Foods in Downtown Newark, catching a quick bite ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - When Keturah Muhammad tried to prepare her own taxes to save about $200, she realized she had to pay the state of New York about $400. Her mom recommended she go to a free tax preparer in Newark under the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program offers ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city and one of the world's leading candy manufacturers are partnering to bring a nonprofit that will work to beautify Newark. Mars Wrigley Confectionery, which is slated to move into the new Ironside Newark building, will be the sponsor that brings Keep America Beautiful to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced on Wednesday that free meals are being offered at IKEA in Elizabeth to Federal workers who are working without pay in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history with no end in sight.  “As the longest government shutdown in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will give federal employees who are furloughed during the government shutdown up to $200 to help pay their utility bills, Mayor Ras Baraka today announced.   A city resident who is employed by the federal government and can document potential or current utility shut-off may ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will distribute food tomorrow to help federal employees at Newark Liberty International Airport amid the government the shutdown. The organization will be at the airport tomorrow to give TSA, FAA, and Customs & Border Protection employees ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A  philanthropic group funded by women in Essex County has awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, an organization that supports career pathways for students. This is the second annual grant awarded by Impact100 Essex, which encourages women to financially support ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Christmas arrived a bit early for elementary students at Marion P. Thomas Charter School's PAC Academy. That’s because on Dec. 20 McCloudCares Foundation, the charitable arm of a construction management company, delivered bicycles, sneakers and toys to the students. The children ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ‚ Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.   Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The mayor will be joining stars from “The Wire” and “Love & Hip Hop” for a holiday dinner in the South Ward that will be geared towards Newark’s homeless. Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little in HBO's “The Wire," “Love & Hip Hop” producer Mona Scott-Young and others ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About 5,000 toys were given to children last year at the CityPlex 12 movie theater, and the Believe in Newark Foundation expects an even bigger turnout this year. Santa, elves and raffles will be on hand at the same theater on Dec. 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. The foundation collaborated ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has partnered with Java Love and Starbucks of Montclair to collect warm clothing for the homeless. From November 16 through December 21, donors can visit any of the following drop-off locations to donate items to benefit Montclair Emergency ...

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Chatham High AP Art Students Hannah Wetter and Naomi Ross have volunteered to paint a mural in the new children's room at the Apostle House shelter in Newark. The CHS students started the project a couple of days ago and are aiming to finish by the new year. The Apostle House, Newark, NJ, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits. There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community.  No matter what charity or ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A series of free community dinners for homeless residents and at-risk families will begin on Dec. 2 at the Vince Lombardi Center of Hope. The dinners are hosted by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr. and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline ...

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