Giving Back

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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Juniors Seek Donations to Help Food Drive Succeed VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will kick-off this year’s Verona Fights Hunger Week on Sunday, October 14, 2018.  The town-wide food drive will run through Saturday, October 20, 2018.   Verona Fights Hunger Week is a town wide ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week. He is a former college and high school football player, who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A four foot piece of the World Trade Center steel will be part of a permanent display at Cedar Grove High School. Cedar Grove Waves and the Cedar Grove Board of Education secured a four foot piece of World Trade Center 9/11 steel with the help of the Port Authority PBA and the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Jayden Perez, 9, who last year organized a toy drive that garnered over 1,100 toys and $10,000 for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, is working to continue his charitable endeavors. He has been selected to serve on the 2018 kids board of directors for Kid Box, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Two young girls from Fairfield, Milana Sapienza and Addison Raniero, held a Lucky Lemonade Stand to help raise money for a charity they have created called the "When Life Gives You Lemons Scholarship Fund." All the money raised for the scholarship fund will be awarded to a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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VERONA, NJ - Did you know that many Verona families will struggle to provide school supplies for their children this Fall? The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is determined to ease this burden through its “Packs with Purpose” fundraiser and school supply collection. Last Fall, due to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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Get to know the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona at our New Member Social, taking place at a Member’s House in Verona on Thursday, August 30that 8pm. Celebrate the last week of summer vacation with the Juniors and enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and desserts while we introduce our wonderful club to new ...

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona resident is taking on a tough challenge and biking almost 200 miles to raise money for a good cause. Rich Watts, 31, of Verona, is excited to be participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge August 4 and August 5 in Massachusetts to help raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Team Zoey Golf Outing is Sept. 24 at the Preakness Hills Country Club.  Golfers can register online as a single golfer or a group by clicking here -- raffle tickets can also be purchased online or people can make donations.  Zoey Penny of Verona was diagnosed with progeria as an ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona’s highly successful sports and instrument swap returns this month, and is expanding to baby gear. The swap meet benefits the Verona Children’s Fund. To participate, donate your outgrown or gently used sports equipment, athletic uniforms, musical instruments and baby gear to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – The cast of the 2008 production of RENT: School Edition is set to return to the stage in a one night only benefit concert on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls. The Passaic Valley Summer Theater alumni will come together after a decade to ...

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The Cedar Grove Historical Society is happy to announce that Nick Marzullo of Cedar Grove’s Boy Scout Troop 65 has completed his Eagle Scout project, renovation of the Society’s apiary.  Over the past two months Nick and members of his troop built and installed six ten-foot platforms as well as ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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Pictured is the Cedar Grove Elks' newly installed member Christina Corbosiero (Center) with fellow member and District Deputy Sue Dupas and Exalted Ruler Mike Corbosiero (her father). Mike happily mentioned that Christina has been involved with me and the Elks her whole life, now she's a member. 

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CEDAR GROVE SWIM A THON 2018 The Cedar Grove Swim Team will be holding its annual Swim-A-Thon on Monday, July 9th from 8-10pm. This year the team will be swimming for Alison Walton and her family. Participation in the Swim-A-Thon is for members of the Cedar Grove Panthers swim team only and will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Verona High School senior Cianna Winkler was recognized for her commitment and dedication to improving life for others.  Winker was presented with Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW/Essex Volunteer Award, which is give to select high school seniors from Essex County.   Winkler is an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Amy Hall-Oliver’s excitement about competing in her first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon at the age of 40 came to a screeching halt in January of 2017 when she suffered a stroke. Refusing to allow this setback to prevent her from honoring her father by riding in the event, ...

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VERONA, NJ – Hundreds of runners and walkers descended on Verona Park for thirteenth annual Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run.  Teams from all over Essex County and beyond came together to support the good works of The Valerie Fund and to recognize children with cancer and blood ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network's Annual 5K Celebration of Life occurred on May 20 in Long Branch. The 5K Celebration of Life brings together thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers to honor those who gave the gift of organ or tissue, pay tribute to those who have a received a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While rain may have postponed the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament by a day, the event this year was a great success. The tournament, held on May 20, pits teams of North Jersey police officers against each other, honors officers that have given their ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Lions Club has once again mailed its White Cane appeal to Verona residents.  This appeal is to seek assistance in helping us continue our service to the needs of our township and support other local organizations. The Verona Lions Club is totally dedicated to servicing ...

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VERONA, NJ - This month members of the Verona Lions traveled to Camp Marcella with Boys Scouts from Troop 5032 to clean the buildings, repair benches, doors and floors at the camp to make it safe for upcoming visually impaired children attending the camp.   Camp Marcella is New Jersey’s premier ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - William Clyde Schneider, a retired police chief from Cedar Grove was recognized with an Essex County Legends Award at the Annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on May 9. Held at the Robert O'Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, the even was hosted by ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off ...

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