Giving Back

January 12, 2019

VERONA, NJ - The annual Verona UNICO Sunday "Gravy" Dinner will be held Jan. 27 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under.  All proceeds will benefit Verona Unico Scholarships, cancer research and the Church of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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Congratulations to Andrea Villani of Verona who won first prize in the 2018 Verona Lions Club Super 50/50. Pictured is Andrew Burger, President of the Verona Lions Club presenting Andrea with the first place award check along with Ron Gelfuso.

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TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a dozen Montclair students were the recipients of laptops on Thursday. As part of a laptop refurbishing initiative called Laptop Upcycle, the students also received free WiFi for their homes for four years. The eligibility is based on need. Twelve recipients, all ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Elks sent the winners of the local annual Hoop Shoot free throw contest to the next step, which was the Elks No. Central District competition earlier this month. Mia Green won the Girls 12-13 yrs contest and will now progress to the NJ State Elks Hoop Shoot Contest ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."  The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 ...

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VERONA, NJ - Santa Claus is awfully busy this time of year and once again the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is stepping in to give him some help.  The Juniors invite all local children to write their letters to Santa and mail them to: Santa Claus The North Pole c/o P.O. Box 91 Verona, NJ ...

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The Verona Fire Department's annual Santa Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 16th this year.   They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit Food Pantry. You can find a list of current needs here: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the North Essex-area business community will join together to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 5 at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) annual Holiday Celebration and Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of The Manor, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has partnered with Java Love and Starbucks of Montclair to collect warm clothing for the homeless. From November 16 through December 21, donors can visit any of the following drop-off locations to donate items to benefit Montclair Emergency ...

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VERONA, NJ - Gio is a Maine Coon Cat who got out of his house on Brookside Terrace Monday morning.  If you have information about Gio, please call his family at 973-396-6559. Thank you

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry needs  your help to help make this Thanksgiving possible for neighbors in need. Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the pantry is in desperate need of stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and turkeys! PLEASE consider buying a few of these items ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bloomfield teen Sebastian Wolski delivered twelve Thanksgiving meal bags to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair on Sunday.  The 13-year-old wanted to help the community, so he reached out to his neighbors and local businesses for donations. HE then took the proceeds and ...

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In September, three of our Cadettes in Troop 20322 completed their Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can receive. The Silver Award recipients are Chloe Bekhit, Victoria Cutalo and Alexandria Eustice. Our Cadettes decided to focus their project on childhood literacy. They ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand.

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The Verona Woman’s Club, Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, and Juniorettes are sponsoring a Share Your Light Night fundraiser.  Share Your Light Night will raise funds to support social and charitable work in our community.  You can support their community work by purchasing luminary kits, sand filled ...

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The Verona Juniors are getting into the Halloween spirit with Boo Fest, a Kids Costume Dance Party.  Boo Fest will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School gym (Entrance located behind Terry’s Pharmacy). Admission is $5 per person (kids under 1 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s Shining Stars program, an adaptive after-school program for individuals with special needs that is open to local families in Livingston and surrounding communities, has officially kicked off its new season. In her second year as Livingston’s first-ever full-time ...

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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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