Giving Back

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The stage at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University was ablaze last week with the energy and Day-Glo tee-shirts of musicians with disabilities from Community Access Unlimited and university music majors at the group's fourth annual collaborative concert. CAU is a Union ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.   Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Veterans residing at the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home were greeted with good tidings and cheer by representatives from Roselle Park. Over 600 Christmas and Holiday Cards were collected and delivered to the many veterans by Council members Wiliam Fahoury, Thos Shipley, Jayme ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The news spread quickly on Christmas Eve morning that a shipment of toys had arrived in Roselle! After receiving a shipment from Toys for Tots, Pastor Sharon Snow and The Community Street Church in Roselle, put out over social media that residents could pick up some free toys for ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - After a pipe broke in a classroom at Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School, destroying gifts for all the students, it didn't take long for the community to rally together to save Christmas.  Andrea Harry, the principal at Polk School, reached out to local elected officials and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Roselle Park 24/7's annual Toys4 Kids program celebrated the “Season of Giving” by delivering toys that were collected at various locations in Roselle Park. The program now in its 4th year was the largest donation to date.  Six large sacks of toys were dropped off at Trinitas ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Keyanna Jones, Rotary Roselle-Roselle Park President, was selected by the club’s immediate past president, Bob Zeglarski, for the club’s Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.  “Even though she is very busy with her family and a full-time position with Roselle Borough, ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was not something you would see every day, but if you were driving down Chestnut Street in Roselle Park on Saturday afternoon you got to witness the 1st. Annual Downtown Christmas Conga Party.  Santa along with one of his trusted reindeer led the pack of elves as they all ...

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Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November.  The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Assemblyman Jamel Holley is asking the community to help each other enjoy the Holiday Season by giving back with a donation of toys for 200 children in the Roselle community. “It's that time of the year again when we join together as a community to help each other enjoy the Holiday ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The local non-profit Roselle Park 24/7 is asking everyone to start the season of giving with a donation to their annual Toys 4 Kids program. Toys collected will be donated to the St. Claire Home for Children and Trinitas Hospital Cancer Care Center Toy Drive program.  Toy drop ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Dept. participated in the “No Shave November” event happening across the area. For these officers, it was a very meaningful event because they were doing it in support for one of their brothers, Lt. Manuel Jimenez. Chief Paul W. Morrison of the Roselle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As families gather for Thanksgiving this week and celebrate all they have, one 20-year-old in Elizabeth is grateful for something most people take for granted – her car. Nicole Jenkins has not had an easy life, she was living within the state child welfare system and looking for ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Local resident Walter Wimbush and his organization the Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program, hosted their 4th Annual Free Haircuts for the Holidays event on Monday afternoon. Barber Justin Austin of Loyals Barbershop located at 405 E. 2nd Ave. in Roselle donated his time once again ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Fireman Wendell Williams and his team presented a football jersey to his fellow fireman during last Sundays police vs fire football game.  The jersey was presented by Williams and his boys of the Roselle Rams 7u team as a thank you.   Earlier this year Williams, head coach ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary Club President Keyanna Jones will be honored for her service to our country at Rotary International District 7475 (north Jersey) Eat, Drink and Share, a fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation.  An Army veteran, Jones served as an ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The cold weather didn’t stop residents from coming out to Borough Hall on Saturday afternoon to make a donation, or for others, to get a warm coat. Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson, in conjunction with Abraham Clark High School’s Sigma Beta Club and National Honor Society, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Women from all over New Jersey came to Agape House of Worship in Roselle this past Saturday, as the non-profit organization Abounding Women hosted a Women’s Empowerment and Awards event. Roselle 1st Ward Councilwomen Denise Wilkerson and her organization Abounding Women featured ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Twelve pairs of shoes lined the stage at the Union County Youth Services Networking Conference, several once belonging to teenagers who took their own lives. Tricia Baker, whose son, Kenny, died by suicide in 2010, told the youth services professionals in the room that the young ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) was honored Thursday with the Humanitarian of the Year award at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance of the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited, held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Also honored were Senate Majority Leader ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – #Everyoneknowssomeone was the theme of this year's Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park. The walk coordinated and hosted by Prevention Links and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held this past Saturday with people coming from all ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle fire department were once again showing off their cooking skills as they served brunch on Saturday morning at  St. Joeseph’s Cafeteria to the many Roselle Seniors in the community.  This is the 21st. year the fire department has hosted the event and by the turnout and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period.  One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield. The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support ...

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