Giving Back

May 8, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The Salvation Army has provided humanitarian relief through pandemics, wars, natural disasters and crises of all shapes and sizes in its 155 years, but at least in Divisional Commander Major James Betts’ tenure, nothing quite compares to the coronavirus.  “It’s unlike anything we’ve ...

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Samiyah W. from Troop #20062, said she was reading an article about how troops in other states are donating cookies to essential workers. Her troop could not afford to donate cookies so she asked her friends and family to buy and she will donate them.  As she and her family were riding pass the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — At a time when public figures are more public than ever, athletes who champion politically charged social causes often face a hailstorm of reactions from fans and sports leagues themselves. Newark alumni and athletes joined panel moderator CC Minton at Newark Public Library on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A push is underway to expand mentorships available to Newark's school-aged youth.  MENTOR NEWARK launched the campaign at Walker House last week around a new catchphrase, #NewarkisMentorCity, which celebrates mentoring organizations and honors Newark for being a place where ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The streets surrounding the Ironbound Little League's home field were teeming with smiling children in the days right before Christmas. For hundreds of kids, the baseball playing grounds became their own neighborhood field of dreams, where hopes of holiday gifts became real through a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Holiday parties are in full swing, and the cheer was spread to St. John's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday afternoon, where hundreds of Essex County's most vulnerable citizens enjoyed hot meals, gift bags and live music. Thanks to the Eatontown-based non-profit, Holiday Express, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For the thousands of individuals who leave New Jersey’s prison system each year, the barriers to re-entry can feel like insurmountable obstacles. Newark Public Library is on its way to making that journey more traversable in 2020 through Fresh Start @ Your Library, a two-year ...

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NEWARK, NJ — IHOP Newark will host their annual “Breakfast for Dinner” event on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., where they welcome the city’s families in need for a free holiday meal. The Newark IHOP is located on 109 Bergen St. Owner Adenah Bayoh, president and CEO of Adenah Bayoh & ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Between medical costs, food supplies, toys, treats and grooming, animals can become a burden on pet owners' wallets, especially during the holidays.  However with the help of a No-Kill animal welfare organization, NJ STRAYS, families in need are provided with necessary supplies to ...

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NEWARK — Daryll Scipio was fresh out of Rutgers-Newark Law School when he received his first call for a favor in 2009. On the other end of the line, Scipio's friend was desperate for someone to represent his 17-year-old nephew, who had inexplicably traveled to Connecticut, punched through the glass ...

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Elected officials, community groups and others generously donated turkeys throughout Newark this past week in an effort to help families ease the burden of putting on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. While Mayor Ras Baraka and his team distributed more than 6,000 turkeys on Monday at the JFK ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Volunteers processed tens of thousands of pounds of food donations on Monday, shuffling boxed and canned goods, turkeys, noodles and more across the gymnasium of JFK Recreation Center in preparation for the more than 6,000 people who showed up to feed their families.  With hundreds ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two members of the New York Giants were on hand in Newark on Monday to give out more than 100 coats to children living at the city’s YMCA center. NFL Cornerback Antonio Hamilton and safety Sean Chandler shared their own stories growing up in families in need, highlighting the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital announced today that it will accept a 2019 Newark PROUD Award, an annual distinction given to individuals and organizations in celebration of achievement and excellence by, for and about Newark’s LGBTQ communities.  University Hospital, which was also recognized ...

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NEWARK, NJ — At the Hahne & Co building in downtown Newark, graphic design, social advocacy and shared data are part of a new model for how multilingual cities might provide interpretation services to its residents going forward.  Express Newark, an arts- and culture-focused coworking space ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  The Newark Public Library is increasing its presence as a mainstay for facilitating outreach and providing linkage to services for the city’s homeless as Newark moves to reduce its homeless population in 2020 and beyond.  More than 25 homelessness services providers lined ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two years ago, a homeless pit bull was roaming the streets of Newark with severe burns on his head and nothing but pebbles in his stomach. With a little luck and two loving rescuers, the now healed and happy pup demonstrated just how far a little TLC goes on Wednesday by taking home ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Erin Sweeney picked up an award from GlassRoots, a Newark-based nonprofit, she was happy. But holding her prize, she longed to have an even more hands-on experience.  "I sneak in the back entrance just to show up and hear about all the wonderful things that are happening ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A local media organization is bringing a community project to Newark this fall meant to make underrepresented urban voices heard, connecting people from diverse backgrounds and providing new perspectives to their political leaders.  The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair ...

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Newark, NJ - An estimated 10,000 people descended on Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday to experience Airport Day with fun and games all to benefit more than 26,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Special Olympics New Jersey program.  The highlight of the ...

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Essex County honored five of their own as legends Wednesday afternoon, including the late Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson, at a ceremony outside the Essex County Government Building in Newark. Along with Gibson, who died on March 29, the other four honorees were Pearl Beatty, Lebby Jones, Trish ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About three years ago, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey with local volunteers began to plan working on a mural with renowned Newark artist Rodney Gilbert.  The girls wanted a mural that showcased women empowerment after Gilbert and his organization, Yendor Productions, worked with ...

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NEWARK - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is announcing five murals - one in each ward of Newark - to be created by scouts, local artists, and community members through Fall 2019. "Girl Scouts Paint Newark" celebrates the legacy of women and girls in Newark and their contributions to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPinto Newark on Saturday received two top honors and second place recognition from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists for grassroots journalism and investigative reporting.  Work from TAPinto Newark Editor Mark J. Bonamo, reporter Rebecca Panico and freelancer ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A philanthropic group of women in Essex County is accepting submissions for a $120,000 grant that will be awarded to a nonprofit based in the county. Impact100 Essex, which was founded and funded by women throughout the county, will accept grant submissions from June 20 to Sept. 12.

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