Giving Back

May 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Throughout the month of May, the organization is holding information ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex has announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. On April 20, more than 60 organizations attended to learn about the grant application process. "We were ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Essex High school WEuKNIGHT peer leadership program volunteered their time to facilitate a day of fun with the seventh-graders.  Activities included get-to-know you games, team-building activities, a building scavenger hunt and more. Events were held ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) Chapter, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementias throughout ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell boys lacrosse team will open its first regular-season action in 22 months when the Chiefs host West Essex in the opener Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The 2019 edition of the Chiefs had a 12-8 record, and 2020 was a season that held much promise at Caldwell ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon the retirement of longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — To help celebrate its 75th year in the community, Fairfield Memorial VFW Post 7925 has created a community brick drive to construct a new walkway at its post called “Freedom Path.”  Scheduled for an unveiling on Memorial Day, Freedom Path will be a brick and paver walkway to ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — On March 15-16, Dr. Paul Wichansky visited Washington School in West Caldwell, New Jersey, to share his experiences with his disabilities: cerebral palsy and hearing loss. Dr. Paul is a motivational speaker who travels between different schools to speak about his disabilities ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In a virtual awards ceremony last month to honor volunteers in a variety of fields across New Jersey, Caldwell resident Dave Whetton won the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards Honoree for Volunteer Leadership. Whetton's focus is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Police Department held an outreach event on Saturday, Feb. 6. Residents were invited to work alongside police officers and create Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered to seniors living at Arbor Terrace. “Events that foster relationships between our youth and police ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Fairfield Police Foundation has announced a new partnership with The Fighting Childhood Cancer Foundation. The Fighting Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501c(3) charity that is based in Fairfield. "The Fairfield Police Foundation is continuing to grow its relationships ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Longtime Wayne resident Harry Stricker needs a kidney. After a battle with kidney cancer 15 years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only chance.  According to the kidneyfund.org, “Nearly ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten-year-old West Orange resident Veronica DiPauli has been waiting for a bone marrow transplant for three years but no match has been found. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the community members between the ages of 18-44 will have the opportunity to register and see if they can help. A ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — With Livingston resident Jessica Cohen at the helm as the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter’s committee chair for The Longest Day—an annual worldwide initiative that brings thousands of people together to fight Alzheimer’s and other dementias through an ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In an effort to enhance its efforts help ease social isolation within New Jersey’s assisted Livingston and long-term care (LTC) facilities during the pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) recently conducted a volunteer initiative within the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is selling official Roseland masks that can be used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proceeds of the sales of all masks will go towards the Roseland Relief Fund, which was established to provide a way for residents to donate monetarily to the borough with ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Memorial VFW Post 7925 has awarded two local students for their submissions in an essay program held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  “Voice of Democracy” and “Patriot’s Pen” are two annual essay contests held by the National Headquarters for the Veterans of Foreign ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Police Foundation Vice-President Aatif Alhout was recognized this week by the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey for his donation to the 2020 Holiday Toy Drive.   "We are so thankful to have people like Aatif Alhout  that are so supportive of Law Enforcement ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County distribution of pantry items for those dealing with food insecurity will have special contents for the Christmas holiday. In addition to a variety of non-perishable food such as oatmeal, rice, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, shelf stable milk and canned vegetables, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it,” said the mother of 8-year-old Nicholas Storms of Cedar Grove, concerning her son’s battle with cancer.  After a long year of hardship, Nicholas’ parents, Brian and Jaclyn, are happy to announce that Nicholas ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents may donate non-perishable food items, gently used winter coats and unwrapped new toys in exchange for free admission to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this month.  The drive to benefit families in need will be held from Dec. 8-31. Because of the pandemic, visitors will ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, West Orange resident Charlotte Wescott has sewn more than 2,600 face masks. The masks Wescott makes provide protection to nursing home residents, foster children and Native Americans across the United States, as well as home health ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno along with Det. Matthew DeAngelo dropped off several bags of food and paper products as a donation to the Caldwell Food Pantry for the holidays last Tuesday.  The West Essex PBA Local #81 sponsored food donations to the Caldwell Food Pantry ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two brothers from Cedar Grove, Matthew and Michael, will be collecting new pajamas for pediatric patients that are in the hospital for extended stays.  The boys have collected and donated hundreds of new pajamas in the past four years to local hospitals in memory of Christopher ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Junior Girl Scout Troop 20256 celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday, Nov. 13 by challenging the community to spread acts of kindness every day by posting signs and a video to remind the community to be kind.  "They were thrilled to get donations from local businesses; ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield VFW Post 7925 is paying tribute to veterans this week with the Honor Flag project. "We have well over 100 plus American flags proudly displayed at our VFW Post in time for Veterans Day," said U.S. Marine Veteran and Commander Brian Gallagher. "Each American flag ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Jack Dean, a scout leader originally from Caldwell, was inducted into the Camp Glen Gray Hall of Fame last month.   Founded in 1917 as a scout camp, Camp Glen Gray is one of the oldest continuously operated camps in the U.S. When the camp was sold in 2002, Dean was a founder and ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Girl Scout Troop 20194 painted Halloween-themed scenes on the windows of about a dozen local businesses in the town last Saturday.  The girls painted local restaurants, shops, a library and daycare center. The troop is going to clean up the paint off the windows on ...

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