Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

Turkey Trot returns to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange

Turkey Trot returns to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Turkey Trot returned to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange on Nov. 22 after a three-year absence. Under sunny skies, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders ran around the school to the cheers of younger students, faculty and parents. Students ran two laps around the school as West Orange police officers, […]

Teamsters make impressive donation to West Orange food pantry

Teamsters make impressive donation to West Orange food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanksgiving came early at the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry with the arrival of Teamsters Local 863 and their annual Thanksgiving donation. The donation was organized by the Teamsters and West Orange residents Kathy Zizza and Patti Nathan, pictured. 

Students thank Cardinal Tobin for scholarships with Thanksgiving cards

Students thank Cardinal Tobin for scholarships with Thanksgiving cards

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark provides $150,000 annually to the “We Are Living Stones” Catholic Tuition Assistance Program offered through the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, a nonprofit organization that provides partial tuition assistance for students who attend archdiocesan Catholic schools. Recently, in celebration of Thanksgiving, many of these students sent handwritten thank-you […]

Essex County sheriff’s officers distribute turkeys and more to disadvantaged residents

Essex County sheriff’s officers distribute turkeys and more to disadvantaged residents

NEWARK, NJ — On Nov. 22, Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura and sheriff’s officers loaded many vehicles and delivered hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals with all the trimmings to schools, churches, pantries, battered women’s shelters and homeless shelters located throughout Essex County, as part of the Essex County Sheriff’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, which […]

Bloomfield Township hosts annual turkey giveaway

Bloomfield Township hosts annual turkey giveaway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 20, Bloomfield once again held its annual turkey giveaway, giving out more than 700 turkeys with holiday fixings to township residents. The event was held in the back parking lot of the municipal building and was made possible thanks to donations from the community. “This yearly tradition is a […]

Bloomfield–Glen Ridge Rotary practices ‘service above self’

Bloomfield–Glen Ridge Rotary practices ‘service above self’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Bloomfield–Glen Ridge Rotary Club was outside the Glen Ridge train station this past Saturday, Nov. 19, for its 19th year of collecting frozen turkeys and other donations for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, located in Hillside. From left are Bill Soriano, Greg Waldron, Conor O’Hara, Kerline Joshua, Bob Wohlgemuth […]

Ashenfelter 8K Classic and Tom Fleming 2K return to Glen Ridge

Ashenfelter 8K Classic and Tom Fleming 2K return to Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 22nd running of the Ashenfelter 8K Classic and Tom Fleming Run is all-set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, with a minor change. The Tom Fleming Run has been lengthened to 1.24 miles, or 2 kilometers, and has been re-named the Tom Fleming 2K to honor local marathon sensation, Tom Fleming, […]

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