Giving Back Top Stories

April 16, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The trustees of the Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Foundation will honor two local business leaders at the 2019 award dinner in May. The honor is bestowed on Nutley residents who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of the late Hoffmann LaRoche president.  In the past, honorees include ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - According to a TAPinto Nutley tipster, a flock of flamingos flew into Nutley Saturday night and spent the nght on the lawn of Anne Rotonda on Centre St. Reports from members of a Girl Scout Troop at Yantacaw school suggest that the flamingos are expected to make their home on lawns ...

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READINGTON, NJ- – As many as one in 100 children and adults live with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or another tic disorder. That includes 10-year-old Sofia Trabilcy of Readington. Sofia recently attended a youth advocate training conducted by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France. Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44.

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NUTLEY, NJ – More than 220 participants joined the Rubber Ducky Organization and Krank Systems Gym for their first-ever Rubber Ducky 5K Run on Sunday morning, April 7 with a course running through Nutley and Belleville.   The run was a community effort organized by Krank owner and Belleville ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Hometown Hero Anne Rotonda has made 'giving back' her hallmark. On May 4, the community is going to celebrate that tradition by encouraing residents to give life to others during a blood drive in her honor.  Rotonda, for those who may not know her backstory, has served as the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Family Service Bureau, a non-profit organization in Nutley, gives back to the community with their many efforts including mental health services and the food pantry. To do so, they rely on funds from Nutley Township and their Thrift Shop to help cover their ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Second Annual Evening with the Cameos, a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will take place in Nutley on Saturday April 27. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event. The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Yantacaw school nurse Kathy Flannery was the center of attention Thursday night, but instead of the usual sniffles and scraped knees, it was for her dedication to the community. Flannery was one of five residents recognized at the Nutley Jaycess Distinguished Service Awards at the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – The most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – When you drive down Franklin Avenue in Nutley over the next few weeks, you are bound to see purple ribbons, signs and posters decorating ‘The Ave.’  That’s because volunteers on behalf of Relay For Life ‘Painted The Town Purple’ on Friday afternoon.   Members of the Special Young ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Nutley invite the community to Pancake Palace Saturday where a portion of the receipts for the day will be used to help a Rotarian who lost her home in a devastating fire.  Georgia Brown, who is known across Essex County as the "Dictionary Fairy" lost ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The trustees of the Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Foundation will honor two local business leaders at the 2019 award dinner in May. The honor is bestowed on Nutley residents who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of the late Hoffmann LaRoche president.  In the past, honorees include ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Exuberant youngsters were hard at work Saturday morning and afternoon distributing flyers and collecting donations outside Nutley Park ShopRite on Franklin Avenue during the 32nd Annual National ‘Scouting For Food’ Drive.   This drive is one of the main suppliers to stock the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Carts for Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, will march in the township's 100th Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Services Food Pantry (NFSB). Members of the congregation will march along the parade route with shopping ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Nutley Public Library Butterfly Garden on Sat. May 18 at 10 a.m. The garden is being dedicated to Grace Viola who was a longtime friend of the Nutley Public Library and the Nutey Rotary Club.  In May of 2018, members of the Rotary ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, ...

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NUTLEY NJ - The 16th Nutley Thriving Survivors Golf Outing is scheduled to take place Monday May 20 at Essex County Parks' Hendricks Field Golf Course on Franklin Ave in Belleville. The morning starts with a continental breakfast that allows supporters of Nutley Thriving Survivors the chance to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - With the largest township-wide food drive just days away, some residents want to make sure they are donating food that the pantry actually needs. We reached out to Nutley Family Service Bureau pantry to get an idea of what is needed. The best rule of thumb is to donate things that ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" and this weekend local scouts were out and about delivering handles grocery bags ahead of the annual 'Scouting for Food' drive taking place March 30. Those bags give residents the chance to 'be prepared' for grocery pick on Saturday. Nutley's ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Tickets are now available for the 2019 Nutley Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards Dinner on April 4. at the Valley Regency in Clifton. The annual event recognizes Nutley residents for their commitment and service to the community.  In the past, the Jaycees have honored Salvatore ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – When Bloomfield High School senior Victor Celi hits the mat next month, it’s not the type of normal competition he is used to at the scholastic level.  He’s entering a world of gigantic athletes with backgrounds ranging from pro football, collegiate wrestling, rugby, martial arts and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Montclair State University graduate Kareem West is preparing to hit the mat all in the name of charity.  The class of 2005 alum, with a degree in physical education and health, is ready to face any and all competition. West joins four of the most recognizable professional wrestling ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Tricky Tray has been added to the The Nutley Fire Department Comedy Night Fundraiser that will honor the memory of two of their own who were lost too soon. The event will take place in April. The comedy night will feature an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, beer, wine and soda as ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The trustees of the Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Foundation will honor two local business leaders at the 2019 award dinner in May. The honor is bestowed on Nutley residents who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of the late Hoffmann LaRoche president.  In the past, honorees include ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Jaycees announced the 2019  Distinguished Service Awards honorees Sunday morning. The five citizens will be honored at an award dinner at the Valley Regency in Clifton. In the past, the Jaycees have honored Salvatore Scarpelli, the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser to honor the memory of two of their own who were lost too soon. The event will take place in April. The comedy night will feature an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, beer, wine and soda. There will also be a cash ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event. The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and ...

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