Giving Back

August 12, 2019

VERONA, NJ - The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit's food pantry is asking the community to consider donating the following items, which are in high demand and short supply: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, coffee, breakfast/snack bars, and mayonnaise.  Donations can be dropped off in the 24-hour ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove residents Joe and Giselle Mongiello are asking for support for the second annual NICU STRONG Walk on September 15 at Van Saun Park in Paramus.  Founded by the Mongiellos, money raised through the walk will be donated for the vital equipment and patient and family needs ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every police car in Cedar Grove is now equipped with a warm dry blanket thanks to the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.  A part of Cedar Grove for more than 24 years, the foundation donated new eco-friendly blankets to the police department recently. Officers use the blankets for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – More than 800 of the record 1,000+ Essex County children pre-registered for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Essex County chapter’s 11th annual Back 2 School Store (B2SS) event visited the one-day pop-up department store set up at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  A press conference for the one-year countdown to the 2020 Transplant Games of America was held last week at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be held in New Jersey July 17-22, 2020 with opening ceremonies to be held at the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair officials honored the man who saved a 7-year-old boy that fell through the glass after he climbed on top of the greenhouse at Van Vleck House and Gardens on Tuesday, July 9.  On Friday, Deputy Chief Wilhelm Young, presented the good samaritan with an award of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aaron Brunert arrived at his job at a local ice cream shop on Friday, thinking it was a regular day. It was, that is, until the owner of Gelotti of Montclair, called him to the front counter and gave him the keys to a car. Gelotti of Montclair, which is being rebranded as Gelati ...

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VERONA, NJ - Octogenarian, Verona resident and former president of Katharine Gibbs College, Beverly Ficon, spends her time as a program manager and job coach at Spectrum Works (spectrumworks.org), a nonprofit organization based in Secaucus, whose purpose is to drive the inclusion of individuals ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm is a landmark in Cedar Grove, yet many residents are unaware that it is also a working organic farm -- in fact it is the only organic farm in Essex County and has recently expanded to include an indoor market with a larger assortment of local products.  “Sometimes ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Junior Woman's Club 2019-20 discount cards are available now. The card offers discounts at 25 Verona businesses, making it easy to shop small and shop local. Cards are $20, or $18 for seniors.  Participating businesses include Platinum Fitness, American Dry Cleaners, Blue ...

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VERONA, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a nonprofit organization that raises money to free and care for enslaved children, will hold its Summer Kickoff 5k at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield on June 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Founded in 2006 by Verona Resident Evan Robbins, a social studies ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Elks #2237 marched in the Memorial Day Parade on May 27, 2019 to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.  Please take a moment and remember those who made a sacrifice for us.  Also remember all the men and women who are currently serving in the military.  We are ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Local residents are rallying behind Luca Sandomenico, a 10-year-old fourth grader at South End School, who has been hospitalized in Philadelphia for more than two weeks with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  Luca continues to grow stronger every day, and after spending seven ...

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VERONA, NJ - The 2019 Valerie Fund Walk and JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 5K Run takes place on Saturday, June 8 in Verona Park. Since 2006, the nonprofit organization’s premier fundraiser has grown steadily---in attendance, number of donations, and sponsorship participation. More than 4,000 people are ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On May 8 Cedar Grove Police Officer Raymond Cassella assisted at the Annual Essex County Special Olympics event held in Brookdale Park. It’s a great competitive track and field event with over 400 athletes attending. “I was glad we were able to join these athletes on this special ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Lions Club is seeking applications from graduating students who are Verona residents who actively participated in valuable services to the community.  The Lions may present up to three cash awards.  The total amount the Lions will award this year has increased to $6,000 to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s annual 5K is in the books as hundreds of individuals’ cheery spirits shined through the soggy morning. The 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park held yesterday morning, May 5, included a 5K Timed Race and Fun Run. Participants ...

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The Church of the Holy Spirit is hosting a Bingo Night on Friday, May 17.  The proceeds from the event will beneft the Verona Volunteer Fire Department.  "For the last two years, the Verona Fire Department has hosted a drive for the Church's food pantry, and they wanted to support us and return the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5. The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A vision turned to reality as Hollywood came to town exclusively for the senior citizens. The event was a Hollywood Night Dance hosted on April 2. Cedar Grove High School’s own peer leaders arranged the night about a month prior deciding on themes, decorations, music, and food, ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Hilltop Conservancy is in need of volunteers to help plant trees on April 26, 27 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In preparation for the first tree planting, eighty holes have been dug. The trees, a variety of natives species, are expected to be delivered in late April.  Help ...

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On Wednesday, the Junior Woman's Club of Verona, along with their children, planted a pinwheel garden outside the Verona Police Department as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign with the New Jersey Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.   In 2008, the organization introduced the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School and Memorial Middle School peer leadership groups are hosting a Senior Citizen Dance on Tuesday in conjunction with the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance Committee.   The dance will be held the CGHS cafeteria from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  Seniors can enjoy a ...

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Earlier this month, Brookdale Avenue School 3rd Grade Brownie and kindergarten Daisy troops celebrated Girl Scout Week and completed a service project to earn their Girl Scout Way badge and Be A Sister to Every Daisy petal.   The girls made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a Project ...

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The Verona Junior Woman’s Club Bunny Brunch Will Take Place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Verona High School cafeteria.  Admission is $5.00 per person (with a maximum of $20 per family and children under age one are free.)  Admission includes breakfast, a goody bag, a ...

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WEST ORANGE, N.J.-- The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Essex Division have selected Verona resident Lawrence "Larry" Lonergan as one of the Shillelagh Men of the Year and will honor him at their 51st Annual Dinner Dance which will be held on May 4th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  Lonergan ...

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