Giving Back

May 13, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jay Goldberg has been getting some curious looks when he pulls up at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Ryders Lane. Some people come right over, some slowly sidle up to the truck and still others aren’t sure what to do. The sight of Elijah’s Promise’s new boxy, bright red ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley partnered with our sponsor Juzdan Gear, and our friends at Pretty Handy to create the #StrongerTogether Nutley shirt to benefit the Nutley Little Theatre.  The maroon shirt features gray lettering. The shirt is available in sizes small to x-large for $15, xxl is ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - On April 27, the Nutley Board of Education promoted Nutley High School assistant coach JD Vick to head varsity football coach replacing long time beloved coach, Steven DiGregorio. Vick coached at NHS since 2009 and in 2019, became the interim head coach when DiGregorio went on medical ...

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Demand for food assistance expected to remain high as pandemic begins to fade This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Almost 300 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP announced that the Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau was among the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - 'Scouting for Food' 2021 may be a memory for most residents, but for the volunteers of the Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), things are just getting started. After receiving donations on the first weekend of May, volunteers have to sort, date, and verify expiry dates of ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - For the past week 'the annual 'Scouting for Food' Drive was THE headline in town. Most of the bags of donated food were collected on Sat. May 1, but wait, there's more!  Katherine Carmichael, Executive Director at Nutley Family Service Bureau, told TAPinto Nutley that “NFSB is so ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When the documentary filmmaker duo Jerome and Marylou Bongiorno trained their lens on poverty in Newark, they did it not just to spotlight a serious socio-economic issue. The husband and wife team want to use their camera as a tool to take down a plague that has blighted the city ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With the largest township-wide food drive taking place today, residents of the township will go to sleep tonight knowing that one can, one box, one bag can make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Residents saw signs of the township's largest food drive manifest themselves ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Scouts throughout the township are getting ready for the largest anti-hunger program of the year: Scouting for Food. Last week residents received handled grocery bags from local scouts to fill with non-perishable foods. Saturday, those same bags, filled, will be left on doorsteps to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When 'Scouting for Food' shifts into gear Saturday, some faces will be familiar, and others like Aiden will be new, but they'll all uphold that scout promise of helping others at all times. This year is the 34th 'Scouting for Food' in Nutley, and the first for Aiden. Aiden, a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Scouts, Wolves, Bears, and Lions will be joining forces this weekend to go 'Scouting for Food' to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau's (NFSB) food pantry operation.  After 2019's record-breaking food drive, project chairman Walt Smith said “This was an exhausting day, but a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Patrick is a first-grader in the Tiger Den who also loves playing soccer. He spent time off the field this past week delivering handled grocery bags for residents to fill in anticipation of the annual 'Scouting for Food' drive to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau.  In It’s Not ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and economic upheaval have taught us all two very important things: innovation is more important now more than ever, and given to those who are struggling is a critical element of moving forward.  This week, Khris Reina and his team at the Oakley ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lending their voices to a fight against the use of child labor, Jersey City Girl Scout Troop 12026 won’t be selling those famous cookies this year. The troop has joined a boycott started by a girl scout in Tennessee after an investigative report by the Associated Press ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Jojo is a first year Scout who jumped at the chance to “do a good turn daily.” The Radcliffe school student was part of an army of young men and women who took to the streets of the township this past weekend as a part of the annual "Scouting for Food" drive taking place this ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Jake, a Wolf in Pack 141 knows that the solution to food insecurity in the township is "in the bag." That's why he spent a good portion of his Saturday distributing handled grocery bags to residents ahead of the annual 'Scouting for Food' drive. The premise of the drive is simple: ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Jolie Perez, a second-grader in Troops 142's Wolf den, is just one of scores of Nutley Scouts who will be delivering handled grocery bags this weekend ahead of the May 1 'Scouting for Food' drive. The drive is a township-wide event to re-stock the shelves of The Pantry at Nutley Family ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - You better watch out, you better not cry, Santa Claus is coming to town, and Nella Cicchino is serving him brunch. It's all happening Dec. 5 at the second Bucco's Rising Stars Holiday Brunch, taking place at Mamma Vittoria.  Founded by local entrepreneur Carmen Bucco, Buccos Rising ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Maria Torres, the manager of United Community Corporation’s Champion House food pantry, will be recognized for her determination to serve Newark residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Torres will be among a group of individuals across the state on May 7 to be awarded by The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Oakley Kitchen served 500 meals to local folks at Eva's Village in Paterson on Thursday, April 22.  Owner Khris Reina thanked to SoupKitchen411  for organizing this event and said "We're proud to serve these great meals at a fraction of the cost, and we love seeing people enjoy ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Skillfully helping to steer Eva’s Village through a global pandemic has earned Howard Haughton the permanent position of Chief Executive Officer of the expansive non-profit organization that has been serving the Paterson community since 1982. Earlier this week the Board of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help! Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded ...

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MONROE TWP., NJ - Make-A-Wish New Jersey posthumously honored the wish of 2 ½ year-old Penelope (Penny), who recently passed away after her courageous battle with neuroblastoma during a private ceremony on Tuesday.  Penny’s wish was to provide a contribution to Tackle Kids Cancer, a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education formally accepted a check for $100,000 from the 'Melissa's Hope Scholarship Foundation' at the March 22, 2021 open public meeting.  The scholarship is named in honor of Nutley High School graduate Melissa Anne Centrella who lost her battle with dystonia ...

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We have been chosen for the community bag program! Again! For the month of April, Nutley Little Theatre will automatically receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 160 Kingsland Road, Clifton NJ. This program is ...

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