Giving Back

July 31, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Every Tuesday, at Springfield’s Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks on Morris Ave., the Springfield Rotarians take over the back room and meet to enjoy some comradery among neighbors – but more importantly, to discuss ways they can help those around them. The Rotary is a global ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980. Since its founding by Billy Starr, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Earlier this year, four local residents of New Jersey set off on an “adventure of a lifetime”.  They climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.  Two of the four, Sonali and Ashu Chahal, live in Springfield and the other two, Margaret Brody and Kathleen Theriot, live in Summit.  All are members of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday evening June 7, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. senior students and their proud parents packed the auditorium at Jonathan Dayton High School to witness the presentation of scholarships and awards to members of the senior class of Jonathan Dayton High School. Jonathan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Jonathan Dayton High School’s Senior Awards Night many of the scholarships and awards given were given by community organizations of Springfield.  Separate articles highlighting the teacher of the year, athletic awards, memorial awards and those for other achievements are ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday evening June 7, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. senior students and their proud parents packed the auditorium at Jonathan Dayton High School to witness the presentation of scholarships and awards to members of the senior class of Jonathan Dayton High School. Jonathan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Many of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is the first of two highlighting the memorial ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Friday June 8, the 10th Annual JDHS Alumni Hockey Game will be played.  This year the game will be played at Codey Arena in West Orange from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For the second consecutive year, the event will honor the memory of Daniel Triano.  And for the second ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Over the last few weeks, students at Saint James the Apostle School (SJS) in Springfield joined the effort to raise funds in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). They were led by Grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Stacy West, and Grade 5 teacher, Ms. Jean Feely.  The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It’s not every high school senior who can list six years of running a charity walk on their college application, but Marissa Steiner, an eighteen-year-old senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, can do just that. Ms. Steiner is the co-chair of the Central/Northern ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A committee of local residents led by Township Committeewoman Maria Vassallo will be recognizing and honoring local veterans by placing their names, pictures and dates of service on banners to be displayed on Mountain Avenue in Springfield.   According to Maria, "Our mission is ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield First Aid Squad is presenting “A Community Health and Kids Safety Fair” on Sunday May 6.  The event takes place rain or shine and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be head at 10 North Trivett Avenue, which is across from Springfield’s Town Hall. The event ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market? Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On the evening of April 23, 2018, Over 225 attendees, including local dignitaries, gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn Springfield on Route 22 to enjoy the Taste of the Towns. The annual event, organized each year by the Springfield Rotary, welcomed over 25 vendors from ...

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UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation.  Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from April 24 - 29, at the American Legion located at 357 Elkwood Avenue in New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools. The sale will feature an ...

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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 and you must be at least 21 years old to attend.  The event ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth. Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Elected and Law Enforcement officials along with volunteers are joining SAGE Eldercare this month as it participates in the 16th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide partnership of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals, who ...

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