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Giving Back

May 20, 2022

WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park American Legion Post #238 and Little Falls Post #108 joined together on May 14 for the annual Just Ruck It walk ahead of Memorial Day that spans both towns.  On this yearly mission, the post members visit the town’s elderly veterans, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - One of Hoboken’s favorite traditions, at least over the past decade, was back on Sunday as more than 650 guests joined under the viaduct to celebrate MutzFest. A line of anxious attendees made its way down Grand Street well before the appointed start time of 1:00 p.m. and quickly ...

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WOODLAND PARK - It was a "FABulous" night on April 29 at The Brownstone in Paterson with the Alfred Baumann Library's Casino Night, hosted by the Friends of the Alfred Baumann Library (FAB), with over 200 supporters, colleagues, and neighbors raising money for the Library and having a fun night ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is planning a color run on Saturday, May 14 on Memorial Field, behind Memorial Middle School on Memorial Drive. The run starts at 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration fee is required. Kids and adults are welcome to join the fun. Please bring ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Donations are being sought to help a 24-year-old Succasunna man whose once-active life, including college and career plans, has been derailed by a serious case of ulcerative colitis that began when he was 19 and was complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. The GoFundMe site, accessible ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ- Elizabeth Detective Darin Williamson has partnered up with Elizabethport Presbyterian Center in creating a GoFundMe campaign to help fundraise for Morgan Scott’s medical bills. Morgan Scott is a 23-year-old city employee who was a victim that faces injuries from a road rage ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Zahhan, a twenty-one-year-old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The newly formed Woodland Park Educational Foundation kicked off its first fundraiser at the Woodland Park Health Fair last Saturday - "A Building Block to the Future." They are selling engraved pavers that will line the walkway entrance to Memorial Field Complex on Memorial ...

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NEW JERSEY — NJ native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi is teaming with Gov. Phil Murphy to help raise money to feed Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine. Bon Jovi and Murphy hope to raise $2 million in total. Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, have committed $500,000 to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - A member of Little Falls Cub Scout Pack 14  recently showed his concern for shelter animals and as a result achieved his "Arrow of Light" community service project goal. Stephen Eliasz, 10, is currently in the "Webelos" rank of the Cub Scouts. With the recent adoption of his ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. - The Borough will hold its second Community Blood Drive this season at St. James Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 15 from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 400 Totowa Road in Totowa, inside Parish Hall. The previous blood drive had a great turnout on Feb. 3, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The annual Easter Basket Drive Initiative is in full swing, with one difference this year - the organization is now an official non-profit organization.  Maria Koukoularis, a former Woodland Park resident who now lives in Denville, began the drive in 1999.  According to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) is determined to tackle food insecurity across Newark with assistance from local partners. UCC officials next week will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at South 8th Street to debut the organization’s “UCC Café ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library are holding a Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at The Brownstone, 351 West Broadway, Paterson.  All proceeds from this event will go to the Library’s construction project. In 2019, over 200 people ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cleaning out your closets? The Beatrice Gilmore School Home & School Association is holding a fundraising clothing, shoes and household items collection on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the West Paterson Boys & Girls Club parking lot, 8 Memorial Dr., ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Township is collecting donations for war-torn Ukraine as its refugee crisis continues to grow as a result of Russia's invasion two weeks ago. Councilwoman Tanya Seber, who is of Ukranian descent, said donations have been pouring in to the drop-off site at the Little Falls ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - By the time Fair Lawn’s Ukrainian clothing drive began at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, Mayor Kurt Peluso was already wading through a sea of clothing donations frantically working to get it organized. “That's what's so amazing about Fair Lawn,” Peluso said. “When they hear ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A native of Ukraine’s capital living in Westfield is rallying support for his home country as it defends itself against Russian military assault. Max Ryvkin said that when he saw a picture of the democratically elected Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, a former boxer, armed and ready ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year was no different. Over 6,000 participated in jumping in the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise money for the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In just six weeks, Junior Girl Scout Tyne Brogan, a member of Troop 63317, has sold Girl Scout cookies in all 50 states. She began her challenge on Jan.11 and completed her sales effort in North Dakota on Feb. 25. She kept track of her progress state-by-state with a crayon and ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, has appointed Sandra A. Kenoff of Scotch Plains as its new President and CEO.   Kenoff joined Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in 2018 as Chief Development and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad has resumed full operations and is again responding to calls for help in the community. After months of preparation and an extensive recruitment drive, the CGARS recently resumed full time 24/7 volunteer service to Cedar Grove ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Following an assault that took place earlier this month at Hackensack University Medical Center, a fellow staff member has set up a GoFundMe page to help the victim and her family through the difficult time.  The GoFundMe page reports the victim remains in critical but stable ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Now at a critical level, the current national blood shortage has largely been caused by the pandemic’s negative impact on donations. But in Totowa, people have banded together to make a difference. For three years, beginning in 2020, the annual Totowa Community Blood Drive has ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Little Falls is looking for volunteers for their Shoveling Out Seniors (S.O.S.) program! Please see the information on the flyer and sign up to help your neighbors in need.

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TOTOWA, N.J. - The Borough held its annual Community Blood Drive with a great turnout on Feb. 3. This year's blood drive was held at the Barnyard & Carriage House, located at 754 Totowa Road. It was sponsored by Mayor John Coiro and the Totowa Borough Council, along with Senator Kristin M.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University has created a new opportunity for undergraduate students to prepare for public service. MSU is working in partnership with the Volcker Alliance to join the Next Generation Service Corps (NextGen Service), a national network of 11 higher education ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Eva’s Village put on their “Big Blue” spirit as Giants legend and Paterson native Victor Cruz volunteered at the community kitchen on Friday. The event was a continuation of a longtime charitable partnership Eva’s Village enjoys with the New York Giants and included Cruz leading ...

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