Nonprofits link up to debut community refrigerator at Avon Avenue School

Nonprofits link up to debut community refrigerator at Avon Avenue School

NEWARK, NJ — A few months ago, Principal Charity Haygood of Avon Avenue Elementary School in Newark read a story to her students about the importance of giving back to their community. On May 23, her students took a huge step toward that goal when a community refrigerator was unveiled in the garden decorating the […]

Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

NUTLEY, NJ — The massive food drive conducted by Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 at the end of April saw a huge collection for the Nutley food pantry housed at the Nutley Family Service Bureau office on Chestnut Street. According to organizers, 35,716 food items were collected. In […]

Scouting for Food is scheduled for April 30 in Nutley

Scouting for Food is scheduled for April 30 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — After a record collection in 2021, Nutley Boy Scout troop 147 and Cub Scout packs 141 and 142 will conduct their annual food drive for the Nutley Food Pantry, which is at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Annex, 169 Chestnut St. in Nutley, on Saturday, April 30. Personal care items for the […]

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards on Feb. 8 to the winners in the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest.  “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing their creativity and talent to create artwork that also provides […]

American Legion, SAL in Belleville distribute poppies, raise funds

American Legion, SAL in Belleville distribute poppies, raise funds

BELLEVILLE, NJ — American Legion Post 105 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 distributed poppies during Memorial Day Weekend at the ShopRite on Washington Avenue, raising thousands of dollars to go directly to the organizations’ programs supporting veterans in need. As does almost every veterans organization in the country, Post and Squadron 105 […]

Bloomfield grocery store donates bottled water to schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This April, Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield donated 6,000 bottles of water for everyone who is returning to their school buildings, after more than a year of remote learning.  “We wanted to do something to welcome the students back and since the water fountains in the schools will be off, we felt this […]

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite recently celebrated its associates who are 2020 graduates, applauding their strength, resilience and positive attitude. Class of 2020 graduates who work at Brookdale ShopRite include: Bloomfield High School’s Alex Camacho, Willy Ventura, Joy Hobday, Nina Cutchall and Gina Perrotta; Hackensack High School’s Marisa Greenwald; Payne Tech’s Mikel Malone; Passaic County […]

Bengalthon walk-a-thoner’s thank grocery employees

Bengalthon walk-a-thoner’s thank grocery employees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite employees were treated to a special lunch of thin crust Town Pub pizzas and penne vodka on April 18, courtesy of the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and the Town Pub.  Last Oct. 18 at Bloomfield Middle School, more than 1,500 students took part in the Bengalthon walk-a-thon event. Brookdale ShopRite was […]

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Fourteen local businesses have been chosen by customers as their “2020 Favorite Businesses,” according to an annual contest conducted by two local business organizations in East Orange and Orange. The Business and Professional Association of the Oranges and the Orange Chamber of Commerce distributed ballots to customers during January and February […]

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 10, ShopRite nutritionist Biancha Jackson hosted a series of health and wellness events in the parking lot of the ShopRite of Newark in conjunction with a visit from the RWJBarnabas “Wellness on Wheels” bus. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile greenhouse and cooking school designed to bring free nutrition education […]