Giving Back

July 30, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands. "I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center dedicated its covid-19 Memorial Garden, honoring all those lost to covid-19 and the staff that worked "tirelessly" to them. On June 29, Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of the largest hospital in the state, said the Memorial Garden was a special ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Father’s Day is a special time of year for local Rajesh Karnani. It is a time when he joins his family members to remember his father, Sham C. Karnani, who unexpectedly passed due to heart complications on March 17, 2010. Rajesh recalls how his father always spoke to family members ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Feed the Frontlines celebrated the conclusion of the widely successful campaign of the last year where the community gathered together to support local businesses and deliver 100,000 meals to those in need.  Feed the Frontlines was a joint effort of Health Barn, the New Jersey ...

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CARTERET and RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes a story is more than just a story. And sometimes a request from a neighbor involves just a bit more than asking for that old clichéd cup of sugar. Occasionally, too, it happens that one encounters such acts of goodness and charity and decency and love, albeit ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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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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BARNEGAT, NJ – A United States Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless vets. Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to ...

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Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more. Special to TAPinto.net. 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, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Last week the Bergen County Food Security Task Force launched a new emergency food distribution initiative to provide non-perishable meal kits to food pantries across Bergen County. The emergency meal kits purchased using CARES Act funds include a variety of proteins, pasta, rice, ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10. To contribute to the page, click here.  Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following injuries ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The economic, social and emotional toll brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 didn't dim the Christmas spirit for one city organization. This year, The Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union partnered with the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Chit Chat Diner, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County veterans and active duty service members can enjoy a free round of golf, according to the Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, at any of the County’s six golf courses from Wednesday, November 11 through Friday, November 13. This is an opportunity the County of Bergen ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Center for Hope and Safety, Bergen County’s only not-for-profit agency dedicated to helping adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence and abuse, will be hosting the Walk Together Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 24. The 3k walk will be held both ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Karen Ann Peterson, 58, a long-time volunteer at the NJ Veterans Home at Paramus  and community-minded resident of Fair Lawn, passed away on July 6.   There was an outpouring of kind sentiment on Facebook for Karen who was well-known as a faithful parishioner of St. Anne R.C.

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