Family Promise, KaBOOM! Partnership Brings Innovative Play Areas to Kids in Need

April 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the country.

Family Promise is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping ...

Jonathan Dayton High School Grows Branches Against Bullying

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton’s Springfield Leadership Program asks its participants to take on additional responsibilities while attending high school. 

Many help ease the transition of freshmen into high school life.  Juniors Julia Horowitz and Meital Oshri took on another responsibility, they are implementing the “Branches Against Bullying” campaign at ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

American Legend, World Champion QB Joe Theismann to Speak at Boy Scouts Breakfast in May in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has chosen legendary football quarterback Joe Theismann as its keynote speaker at its second Stars and Stripes Breakfast, on Wednesday, May 2, at The Ridge – Verizon’s Learning and Development Center in Basking Ridge.

The former Washington Redskins quarterback joined ESPN in April 1988, ...

Loving Springfield mother thankful for support during National Autism Awareness Month

Christopher Rodriguez of Springfield sat at his dining room table pointing to images to explain what food he wanted from Schlier Langhorn. His mother, Rosemaria Rodriguez, watched and his Australian Shepherd sat beside him hoping for a treat.

Each time Christopher, who is on the Autistic spectrum in addition to being epileptic, completed the exercise, Rosemaria beamed in delight. She has seen ...

"Eggs-actly" What They Need: Easter Bunny Delivers Socks for US Troops Overseas

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas.

The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville Friday afternoon down Main Street, carrots in one hand, holding on to the cab of a ...

Family Promise's 'Garden of Hope' Party Features Founder Olson and Program Graduate

SUMMIT, NJ - Family's Promise's first-ever 'Garden of Hope' Party will feature talks by the organization's founder, Karen Olson, and from a graduate guest who has published a book while in Famiily Promise's Union County shelter program. The event, set for May 10, from 12 - 2 p.m., will be held at Summit's Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Family Promise is ...

Springfield Township Committee and Residents Celebrate the Spirit of Service in the Wake of Snowstorm Quinn

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Dozens of Township residents gathered at the March 27, 2018 Township Committee meeting to watch several members of the community receive awards and certificates for their service in the aftermath of snowstorm Quinn.

The storm, which swept through the area on Wednesday, March 8th, left Springfield with the greatest number of residences without power (as a percentage of total ...

Springfield Rotary’s ‘Taste of the Towns’ is on April 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield Rotary’s annual Taste of the Towns fund raising event is scheduled for Monday April 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield.  The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and continues until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $40, reserved tables are available, and you must be at least 21 years old to attend. 

The event features food from area restaurants, wine ...

Union Catholic's McElroy Gives Back to St. James the Apostle School, his Alma Mater

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- James McElroy has always wanted to give back to his alma mater, Saint James the Apostle School in Springfield.

So when it came time for McElroy, who graduated from St. James in 2015, to do his Eagle Scout Service Project, the junior at Union Catholic had the chance he was looking for.

After getting in contact with Saint James Principal, Mrs. Caroline Ponterio, to ...

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Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will be hosting a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:30pm at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to improve the overall ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 17, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...