Giving Back

May 25, 2020

ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year. As she announced the winners during the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rachel Valenzano of Fairfield found a special way to celebrate her 7th birthday by giving back to the community—all while practicing social distancing. In lieu of a birthday car parade, Erin Valenzano, Rachel's mother, asked any friends and family ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell's Dave’s Delicious Deli, known locally for its made-to-order chicken salad and sandwiches, recently hosted a “Free Sandwich Bonanza” event, where former governor and Roseland resident Richard Codey paid the first $15 of every order received that day. At Codey’s suggestion ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Tim Hughes, Essex Fells resident and owner of Shughes Entertainment and Shughes Studios, recently used his expertise as a videographer to highlight the many acts of kindness and hope that West Essex residents have witnessed over the last several weeks within the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After receiving 15 designs from students as part of a competition to create “Caldwell Strong” T-shirts that will be sold as part of a James Caldwell High School (JCHS) fundraiser benefiting the West Essex First Aid Squad and the Caldwell Food Pantry, the top two creations have ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After the West Caldwell Township Council agreed to approve an additional $10,000 within the municipal budget for the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) due to the recent demands for personal protective equipment and other necessary supplies, Mayor Joseph Tempesta received a call ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Team 94, a Roseland-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide continuing education for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, recently raised $5,000 in order to help feed the first responders and medical professionals working at Essex County’s COVID-19 testing site in ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Logan Goldstein, a 12-year-old North Caldwell resident, has used her spare time in quarantine to get a head start on her bat mitzvah project by raising funds to collect and distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to her local first responders to help keep them safe ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In order to provide a way for residents assist in the Borough of Roseland’s efforts to purchase food and household supplies for families and senior citizens in need during the health crisis, the borough has established a “Roseland Relief Fund” so that the community can “get through ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — More than 80 members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell school community recently shared heartfelt messages to the seniors who are currently being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through a video tribute created by James Caldwell High School Vice Principal John Bertollo in their ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center is accepting donations of iPads and tablets for quarantined patients who are unable to get visits from family members. "People who cannot see their family can still do Facetime with them if they have an iPad or a tablet," said Jolly Kuruvilla, a ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — After “coordinating with the Easter Bunny himself,” the Borough of Roseland announced that the Easter Bunny has agreed to drive around Roseland on Saturday, April 11, in order to greet residents after the annual Easter Egg “Eggstravaganza” was canceled for the safety, health and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — With local cases of COVID-19 rapidly increasing and "stay-at-home" orders continuing for at least the next few weeks, many residents, businesses and organizations throughout the area are finding creative ways to support essential workers and continue to serve the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Caldwell community members have responded to a call to arms to support both the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) and local restaurants during their time of need. In a letter to the community, Mayor John Kelley urged ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Inspired by the children of Spain and Italy, communities across the United States, including Fairfield, are posting artwork in the form of rainbows in their windows as a way of spreading hope and connecting with each other during the global health crisis.  In order to participate ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland reminds senior citizens, or families with senior members, that services are available through the borough to assist seniors with meals for them and their household “during this stressful and difficult time.” "It is important that we look out for and care ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In addition to being accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point for the fall semester, James Caldwell High School (JCHS) senior Mackenzie Courtright also recently received a highly coveted Eagle Scout Summit Award, which is the highest award for youth in the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Two outstanding special needs residents from Caldwell were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2020 New Jersey Special Olympics (NJSO) and an equal-opportunity employer was recognized by Roseland's Team 94 for its service to local adults with autism spectrum disorder during ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — With a chance meeting one morning, Michelle Dellaterza's passion for helping women and families in need flourished.  Dellaterza, a Fairfield mother of two, explained that when she left two old bikes out on the curb as trash, a local woman rang her bell asking if she could take ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell residents Nicholas Ricci and James Conti II were recently honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout through their service as part of Boy Scout Troop 6, based out of Caldwell’s Saint Aloysious Church. The rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement of the Scouting ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In hopes of reaching their 2020 fundraising goal of $25,000 for Cycle for Survival (CFS), Caldwell Mayor John Kelley and his wife, Susan, hosted a fundraiser at Caldwell Flowerland in the week leading up to this year’s two-day indoor cycling event benefiting cancer research at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Jersey Devils Captain Andy Greene and teammates Wayne Simmonds and Travis Zajac brought recently spread holiday cheer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for patients and staff during their annual visit.  Pictured above are: New Jersey Devils Captain Andy Greene making a ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — During the final council meeting of 2019, Caldwell Mayor John Kelley and members of the borough council acknowledged citizen contributions, outgoing council members and the retirement of a well-respected and admired municipal employee. Councilman Pasquale Capozzoli, who has served ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Dr. Sue Susan Skalsky from Willing Hearts Consignment Shop in Caldwell recently presented a check for $20,000 to the Rotary Club of the Caldwells in support of the service organization’s various charitable projects. Rotary President Susan Lubalin and President Elect Dr. Mike ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Township of Fairfield’s mayor, council members and administrator wore special military green sweatshirts to last week’s council meeting in honor of Fairfield resident Corporal Neal David Epifanio, who died in Vietnam on Sept. 3, 1969. Marking the 50th anniversary of the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Once again, the Fairfield Police Department spearheaded the township’s participation in “Operation Christmas Child,” the world's largest Christmas project of its kind, and also helped to organize collections for the St. Thomas More Church food pantry, which aids families in ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The Trinity Academy Builders Club spent Wednesday afternoon creating Thanksgiving Baskets full of all the fixings needed for a family Thanksgiving Dinner. This was the culmination of the club's annual food drive, gathering donations from the Trinity community for the cause. The ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Mackenzie Courtright, a member of Venturing Crew 59 in Caldwell—a co-ed program for Boy and Girl Scouts between the ages of 14 and 21—was recently recognized by Mayor John Kelley and members of the borough council for the completion of her garden-bed project at the Caldwell Public ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Trinity Academy in Caldwell will hold its ninth annual Reindeer Run/Walk, a USATF-NJ New Balance 500 Point Grand Prix 5K Race, on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. There will be $250 cash prize awards for first place overall female and male winners, as well as prizes for first, second ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Students from Trinity Academy's pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-3 all visited the Caldwell Community Center on Thursday to sing at the senior citizen Thanksgiving lunch. The kids from Trinity Academy recited a poem and sang songs that ran the gamut from ...

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