Giving Back

November 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the years since social media gave rise to the popularity of #GivingTuesday, it has been widely associated with the concept of giving directly to those in need. But one local businessman chairs an organization with a different take on what "giving" means. Louis Urban, managing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In keeping with the West Orange spirit of diversity and acceptance, members of Mountaineer Squadron organized their first-ever Naturalization Ceremony on Veterans Day, welcoming 34 new American citizens. West Orange High School (WOHS) senior cadet Angel Cordero was the primary ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon in conjunction with Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon.    Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors ...

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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, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pm at the Wilshire ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years.  Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gregory neighborhood residents delivered in a big way on Oct. 21 as the eighth annual Food Drive to benefit the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry filled a U-Haul with thousands of pounds of donations as the holidays approach. "We tried something a little different this ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will be celebrating the life of student Henry Chang, who passed away in July following a long battle with childhood cancer. A special event has been scheduled for Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group pooled their resources to stage the the inaugural Barktober Halloween Dog Parade last Saturday at O’Connor Park. The parade benefited the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On behalf of the West Orange school that raised the most money to support the eighth annual Walk/Run for Nikhil, Gregory Elementary School Principal Makeida Estupiñan accepted a $2,000 grant from the Nikhil Badlani Foundation (NBF) during Wednesday night’s Parent-Teacher ...

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NEWARK, NJ – West Orange resident CC Minton was recently honored at the fourth annual Dream Maker Scholarship Awards, which honors leaders in public service, business and civic life, at Rutgers University’s Newark campus Humanitarian Michael Gray and Save Our Nations, Inc. recognized Minton as ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the West Orange Rotary Club, members and supporters will also enjoy a particularly rare public appearance from Rotary International (RI) President Barry Rassin at the club’s Oct. 20 fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group are banding together to support the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that works to avoid needless killing of abandoned and unwanted animals in the area, through the inaugural ...

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LATHAM, NY — A West Orange resident has received a citation for his service to the New York Guard. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Desch of West Orange, who serves with the New York Guard Headquarters, received the New York Guard Commander's Citation, according to Major General Raymond Shields, the ...

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LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Essex County is currently seeking volunteers to help the organization serve more children throughout the county who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. In support of this ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite the West Orange football team’s 13-12 loss to Livingston on Friday, the community turned out to celebrate school spirit with Fan Fest and “Pink Out for Cancer Awareness,” recognizing cancer survivors as well as those lost to cancer. Members of the West Orange sports ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, RWJBarnabas Health will present the second annual “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) team on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Essex County’s South Mountain ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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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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WEST ORANGE — More than 500 runners of all ages, along with hundreds of walkers, participated in the 28th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk on West Orange’s Main Street on Sunay to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer. This year’s event also commemorated the run’s 12-year partnership with the Downtown ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The eighth annual Walk/Run for Nikhil, sponsored by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation (NBF) earlier this month, raised more $50,000 to help promote traffic safety awareness, music education and scholarships for graduating West Orange and South Orange seniors. The foundation was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local dignitaries, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Township Council President Susan McCartney and Congressman Leonard Lance, will speak to participants of this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at West Orange’ s South Mountain Recreation Complex prior to cutting ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Rotary Club recently continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools. Prior to the start of the school year, Rotary members distributed backpacks at both schools, where principals Dr. Joanne Pollara and Tim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beulah Fluker, the newest resident of the Brookdale assisted living facility in West Orange, celebrated her 104th birthday in a special celebration at her new home last week. West Orange Police Chief James Abbott kicked off the party with a confetti blaster, and Fluker was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s eighth annual USATF-certified STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk is fast approaching. The event, to be held on Sunday at West Orange High School, promotes traffic safety awareness while remembering those who have died or have been seriously injured in ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step ...

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