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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 22, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

Fan Jam Organizer Named Volunteer of the Month at Fanwood Council Meeting

FANWOOD, NJ -- Aimee Nuzzo, who represents Fanwood on the Board of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC), was recognized as Volunteer of the Month by Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council on Monday evening.

Nuzzo was the driving force behind the recent Fan Jam concert event at La Grande Park, which drew nearly 5,000 visitors to Fanwood for a day of live ...

Plainfield YMCA Announces Fall Casino Night Event

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Back by popular demand, the Plainfield Area YMCA announces its Fall 2017 Casino Night fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, October 21. The fun-filled event will raise funds to benefit its many Youth Development and Emergency Housing Programs, and will take place at 7:00 pm at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Admission is $100 per person, which includes music, food, an open ...

Retired Firefighter Shares Journey of Building Playgrounds in the Wake of Tragedy

ELIZABETH, NJ - A retired Elizabeth firefighter who experienced kindness from school children in Mississippi paid it forward in a big way: by building 26 playgrounds dedicated to Sandy Hook shooting victims.

Bill Lavin, former Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association president, spoke at the Elizabeth Main Branch Library last Wednesday to tell the story of his non-profit ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and ...

Plainfield YMCA Teams Up with Chipotle for a Fundraiser

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield YMCA and Chipotle in Watchung are teaming up to host a fundraiser on Wednesday.

Mention the Plainfield YMCA to the cashier, or show the image in this article on your mobile phone, and the YMCA will receive 50% of the proceeds.

If you place an order online, you must choose the pay in-store option and tell your cashier of your participation before ...

Plainfield Book Bag, School Supply Drive is Underway

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A back-to-school book bag drive is currently underway by the City of Plainfield.

School supply and book bag donations are being accepted through July 25, and will be distributed at this year's National Night Out celebration at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 pm. 

Each year, Plainfield celebrates National Night Out, a national event that fosters ...

Plainfield: Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi to Hold National Summer Reading Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The countdown is on to National Summer Reading Day, to be held in the park adjacent to the Plainfield Public Library.

The Omicron Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, nationally mandated to execute a program combating illiteracy, created National Summer Reading Day, or NSRD, out of a desire to make a difference in the local community.

This year, the festivities will ...

Thousands Visit Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A closing ceremony on July 4th capped off the four-day stay of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in West Orange, with Mayor Robert Parisi and members of the West Orange Township Council joining with hundreds of area residents to pay a final tribute to those who fought and died during the Vietnam War..

During its long weekend stay at West Orange High School’s ...

Service League Thrift Shop Bag Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- From Wednesday, July 5, thru Saturday, July 8, the The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop (1741 E. 2nd St., Scotch Plains) will host its ever popular Bag Sale.

For $5.00, customers can fill a brown supermarket paper bag. There is no limit to the number of bags purchased. If merchandise is too large to fit into the bag, the item will sell for half ...

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ESCNJ Fundraiser For Autism NJ Highest For Third Year In A Row

July 22, 2017

The final tally is in, and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play fundraiser on behalf of Autism New Jersey raised $16,879.91, leading the state for the third year in a row.

“Once again, many people worked extremely hard to make this fundraiser a success,” said Kate Dauphinee, coordinator of the event and ...