Giving Back

August 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Fund "We've Got Your Back" drive to benefit families served by Nutley Family Service Bureau is nearing the homestretch but your help is still needed.  The second annual school supply drive helps families in the community who need a hand. In 2017, the Nutley ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- We have endured our share of natural disasters in New Jersey over the past decade.  So, the selflessness displayed by young local heroes to travel halfway across the country to assist others struggling to recover is truly inspiring.   From July 22 to 28, Nutley Fellowship of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The annual Lollipop Party was held on June 2, to raise funds for the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad by trading Dum Dums for drinks. Over 100 people attended the fundraiser bringing in $1,395 for NVERS according to squad member Marianne Zurawski. Residents and squad ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - The Nutley Jaycees held their 47th annual Distinguished Service Awards at a community banquet in April in the Valley Regency in Clifton. Honorees were Robyn Powell, Nutley Fire Dept. Capt. Thomas Nicolette, Kevin Knight, Janet Canonico and Michael J. Nevin. The judges’ panel ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The 46th annual Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service was presented to Nutley Thriving Survivors on May 9 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville.  The Mattia Scholarship was awarded to Alexander Peña, a 2018 Nutley High School graduate. The award is in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Summertime, and the living just got a little easier for Nutley parents and grandparents as the 'Kids' Week Sale' just kicked off at Nutley Family Service Bureau's Thrift Shop.  Now through Saturday July 7, patrons will discover great deals including four clothing items for the price ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Special Young Adults Director Anne Rotonda will be awarded the 2017 Department of Public Affairs Women’s Advocacy Award for her work with SYA in a special ceremony on June 30. The award is given by Commissioner Steven Rogers and the Department of Public Affairs. Rotonda was named ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - A changing of the guard took place at The Rotary Club of Nutley’s annual Installation Dinner Monday, June 11, at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, as Rosemary Costa took the helm as president for 2018-2019.Costa succeeds Tom McCrohan as president, as the organization also ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Nutley's 'Community Pillar' Walt Smith was officially recognized as such when he was presented with the 2018 New Jersey Governor's Jefferson Award at the War Memorial in Trenton earlier this month. The award recognizes civic engagement of volunteers in the Garden ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley resident Maria Bozza brought forward her feelings about the annual motorcycle run at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane and the treatment she claims she received from a Nutley police officer during the public comment portion of the May 1 Board of Commissioners public ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Nutley spent Saturday morning installing a butterfly and hummingbird habitat in the garden space near the front door of the Nutley Public Library. The butterfly habitat compliments a perennial garden installed in that space by scouts in 2017.  According ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Franklin Reformed Church congregation marched in Nutley's 99th annual Memorial Day parade on Monday as a part of the 'Carts for Caring' ministry. 2018 marks the third year in a row that the congregants marched to benefit the food pantry operation of Nutley Family Service ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- 'Friends of Sheila Rossi' is hosting a Pasta Night fundraiser on Friday, June 1st at St. Thomas School from 6-10 PM.  The requested minimum donation request is $20.00 per family which includes an assortment of pasta dishes, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, coffee and a DJ with ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - The 15th Nutley Thriving Survivors Golf Outing got underway shortly after 8 a.m. this morning with 89 community members playing to support those battling breast cancer. The event took place at Essex County Parks' Hendricks Field Golf Course on Franklin Ave. The morning started ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Relay for Life took place Friday night at Nutley Parks and Recreation. The relay itself is the final event after months of projects, activities and fundraisers to help fund the fight against cancer.  TAPinto Nutley ran into cancer survivor, yoga instructor, and music booster ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- Take me out to the bodyslams, take me out to the mayhem!  Independent Wrestling Federation presents a family-friendly Live Event on Sunday, June 10, 2018, 5:30 pm to benefit Nutley East Little League.  The outdoor extravaganza takes place at Nutley East's Flora Louden Park Complex, 268 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With the National Weather Service predicting a 70% chance of rain for Friday, both during the day and in the evening, the Nutley Relay for Life team made the decision to move the event to the Nutley Park and Recreation Building at 44 Park Ave. The event will still take place from 6 ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Lines of cars pulled in to Nanina’s In The Park, not for a wedding or a fundraiser per se, but to celebrate Nutleyite Ruth Bedford’s 100th birthday Wednesday, April 25. Her Birthday Cocktail Party In The Park may have been free but people were requested to instead donate or give a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Barbara Hirsch struck a pose on Friday at Nutley Relay for Life's 'Walking in Faith' Fashion Show raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Hirsch spent years working in the Nutley Public School system, and is now the President of the Friends of the Nutley Public Library. She ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  In addition to the latest clothing styles, hope and inspiration were on full display during “Walking in Faith” Fashion Show held Friday, May 11 at Nutley Parks and Rec Center.  The annual event, which returned after a brief hiatus, was a benefit for American Cancer Society’s Relay For ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As part of their community service project Girl Scout Troop 20202 opened a Pop-up Shop to provide free educational supplies to Nutley Teachers. The girls started together as Daisies back in Kindergarten and now as fourth graders were involved from conception to launch. Kelly Farrell ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- On May 5, 2018, the 2nd Annual Krank McCann Memorial Beer Run was held in Nutley. On a perfect, sunny spring day, supporters gathered to remember fallen Manasquan Firefighter and Nutley EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III. Participants also remembered Nutley EMT, Captain Mike Rossi. The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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NUTLEY, NJ-- Nutley FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), an organization of high school students who learn about God’s purpose for their lives, being men of integrity and serving others, is holding a BBQ dinner event on May 19th starting at 6:30 PM.  The dinner will benefit the FCA Students' ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Virginius D. Mattia 2018 Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Service will be given to Nutley Thriving Survivors in a ceremony on Wednesday May 9.  Mark Boffa, committee president and grandson of the late Dr. Mattia stated; “Each year we have the difficult task of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's native flock of pink flamingos was spotted on Ravine Ave yesterday spreading the message that #CancerIsForTheBirds.   For $25, Nutley RFL Pink Flamingos will "flock" the lawn of a neighbor or friend in Nutley.Trained specialists will gather a flock of flamingos and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The YWCA Bergen County’s 5th Annual Racial Justice Awards will be held at Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 - 8 p.m.  The event honors trailblazers who work to make a difference in the community, in the hopes of eliminating racism, while promoting ...

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