Giving Back

June 26, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ, June 10, 2020 – 37 Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and staff throughout New Jersey joined together in the fight against hunger during this public health crisis. The agency owners secured a $20,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® Grant to benefit the Community ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Following the examples of many towns and cities across the United States, Cedar Grove residents will be participating in a protest for the Black Lives Matter movement. The protest is being held on Sunday and will begin at Panther Park at 12 p.m. before walking on Pompton Ave. and ...

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VERONA, NJ - In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and ongoing protests around the country, Verona will also be host to a rally to speak out about both racial injustice and police reform. The rally will be held on Saturday on Bloomfield Ave. which will be closed from Cumberland to ...

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VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether's "CareAVan" toured Verona on Saturday and encouraged residents to show their off "Verona Pride."  Escorted by Verona police the Verona charity filmed families on their front lawns, front porches, and driveways showing off their Verona pride.  In addition, the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove High School music students joined in to honor first responders and health care heroes on Thursday as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. The CGHS collaboration features ...

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VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether wants to make some noise and show off the township’s “Verona Pride” with a “Care”AVan on May 9.  The non-profit organization’s CareAVan will cruise Verona’s streets, escorted by Verona police between 2-6 p.m., filming families on their front lawns, front porches, and ...

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VERONA, NJ - A freshman at Verona High School came up with a great fundraising idea while completing a project for her graphic arts class.  Sarah Knoetig's Hillbilly design will be featured on t-shirts and the profits from the sale of those shirts will benenfit Verona's first responders.  Please ...

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Fire Sign Creations Receives Honorable Mention and Exhibition! Cedar Grove resident, Cara Cilento, has become a force to reckon with in the up and coming world of photography and wearable art.      “I really didn’t expect the attention I received.” Ms. Cilento said, “But I’m thankful for ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson are partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to present an Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will say thank you and show its support for first responders and health care workers on Thursday.  At 7 p.m. all Cedar Grove fire trucks will pull out of their stations and blare their horns for two minutes.  Residents are asked to come outside and make some noise ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Township of Verona is asking residents to stand up and make some noise to honor those on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.  Beginning Tuesday and for the next two weeks, the township's emergency horn will sound at 7 p.m. and residents are asked to head outside to clap and ...

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VERONA, NJ - Backpacks For Life, a Verona-based non-profit, and United States Manufacturing Corporation, a New Jersey manufacturer, have joined together to create hospital grade masks for healthcare workers. The two veteran-owned entities have a combined 32 years of textile and manufacturing ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School put together a memorable musical message to the entire community as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  "This is dedicated to our school district and community but also to help everyone know that we will rise up out of this ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Brandon Hoagland and his wife Caidie Wong, owners of Cedar Grove’s DelMonico Steak & Beyond, knew they had the power to do some good during this unprecedented time.  “As restaurant owners, we are given an opportunity to be involved in the community on a daily basis,” ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove is encouraging residents to tie blue ribbons around trees on their property to show support for health care workers and first responders.   The message was posted on the township's Facebook page on Wednesday stating:  Blue ribbons show support to our health care ...

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VERONA, NJ - Being on the front lines of the Coronavirus infection is a never-ending battle for those working in our local hospitals. Many homebound residents are wondering how to help these heroes. So, knowing that medical workers were in need of more than just supplies, Verona resident Kate ...

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VERONA, NJ - Auggie found these messages of encouragement and hope while walking on Woodland Avenue last week. 

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc across the world, cheerleaders from Cedar Grove are doing their part to spread joy and hope with their CheerUP! Project. This free, personalized “gram” is delivered via text or email to deserving recipients. You can choose a generic message, or ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Verona and Cedar Grove residents have seen their share of problematic behavior since a state-wide “stay at home” order was given by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy: hoarding of groceries. Groups ignoring pleas to isolate. Stolen packages of important supplies. But far more ...

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VERONA, NJ - Ready to toss for a good cause? The 3rd Annual VeronaTogether Charity Cornhole Tournament is now open for registration! This year, VeronaTogether has selected a partner whose work has a meaningful impact on a family within the Verona community. The ALGSA (Alagille Syndrome Alliance) ...

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VERONA, NJ - We are proud to announce that the benefactor of the 3rd Annual VeronaTogether Charity Cornhole Tournament is the Alagille Syndrome Alliance (ALGSA) (@ALGSA tag). For the 3rd straight year, we've selected a partner whose work has a meaningful impact on a family in our community. Special ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On January 11, 2019, two nice things happened at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ!  Senior members of the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad were recognized courtside for their combined service to the Township of Cedar Grove of more than 135 years, and the Seton Hall Pirates ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - When Robbie Vargo set up for Christmas at his Union Street home eight years ago, he purchased a couple thousand lights and set up what he thought was a pretty impressive display. "Then, my childhood friend, who happened to live across the street, said ‘no one is going to look ...

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VERONA, NJ - The situation looked desperate. At the eleventh hour, with only two days until the scheduled delivery, the VHS toy drive was 400 presents short.  Luckily, Verona residents pulled through, and in the end, the drive collected over 800 toys: well over their 750 present goal. This was ...

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VERONA, NJ - 700. That’s the number of toys that Verona High School students hope to collect this year for the elementary school students of Hawkins Street School in Newark. A lofty goal, for sure, but one that the students feel confident they can accomplish with the community’s help. The toy ...

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VERONA, NJ - For almost 20 years, Verona High School students have been collecting toys and delivering them to schools in Newark. Last year, with the help of H.B. Whitehorne families, the toy drive generated over 650 gifts. This year's toy drive has already started and will benefit both the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Police Department is collecting toys this holiday season to benefit St. Joseph’s Pediatrics Unit in Paterson, NJ. They are asking for unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls.  Toys should be dropped of at the Cedar Grove Police Station by Dec. 18.    

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VERONA, NJ - In the grand tradition of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” charities have gotten into the game with “Giving Tuesday,” a day that encourages people to do good by giving to favorite charities. Many local organizations have encouraged residents to use Giving Tuesday as the impetus to ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman's Club of Verona, along with the Verona Recreation Department, is sponsoring the Adopt-A-Family wish tree event to provide gifts to local families in need. Wish trees are set up at businesses along Bloomfield Ave: Lakeside Deli, Ariane Kitchen & Bar, Blue Hippo, ...

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