ROSELAND, NJ - Roseland Boro will be hosting their fifth annual blood drive to honor the events of 9/11. Anyone interested in donating blood is invited to drop in at Borough Hall for "Roseland Remembers 9/11" on Friday, Sept. 11, between the hours of 1pm and 7pm. Prospective donors must bring with them a signed identification card or a photo ID.
The event is organized each year by a committee led by Lisa Loprete-Duthie.
Donors who wish to schedule a specific appointment so they can be sure they will be seen right away should call 201-251-3703. Borough Hall is located at 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland.
“I will be donating blood again this year on Friday
Blood Donation Process
The event will be organized by
Community Blood Services which supplies blood and blood products to more than 30 hospitals in the New Jersey-New York region. The donation process includes registration, a brief medical screening, the blood collection and time for refreshments afterward. The entire time needed usually takes about one hour.
Sterile disposable equipment is employed to take each donor’s blood with a brand new needle for each blood donation. There is no risk of getting any disease from giving blood; once the blood is taken, the needle is destroyed.
General Donor Requirements
Community Blood Services lists the following information for prospective donors:
Medical Screening Process
Vaccine Waiting Period
Flu, Tetanus and Lyme vaccines have no waiting period at all. There is a three day waiting period for donors who receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. There is a 30 day waiting period for those donors who have had the following vaccinations:
Medications Not Permitted
Anyone on medication will need to provide its name so the healthcare professional can evaluate it. Persons who are using the following medications will not be permitted to donate blood:
Due to concerns over Malaria and Mad Cow Disease, those who have traveled to the following locations will be screened and possibly deferred:
Prior to its being used, the blood donation undergoes rigorous testing procedures. In addition to blood typing, the tests include screening for hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV. One unit of blood can be separated into red cells, platelets, and plasma and may end up going to three separate individuals:
“I am grateful to my wife Lisa who has organized the
Borough of Roseland
Mayor John Duthie
19 Harrison Avenue
Roseland, N.J. 07068
Ideas Welcome at Caldwell Business District Improvement Meeting; Thursday, July 16; 7pm; Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - This week, two Caldwell residents, Karen Yannuzzi-Delli Santi and Laura Timpanaro Lang, are hosting a meeting for those interested in sharing their ideas for improving the Caldwell shopping district. Members of the Caldwell Merchant Association will be on hand to answer questions and provide information at the grass roots event which takes place Thursday, June 16, at 7pm. The women are inviting not just residents, but anyone interested in Caldwell's future to gather at Caldwell Flowerland, located at 329 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
Relay for Life of West Essex; Saturday, June 13, from 12pm to 12am, James Caldwell HS Bonnel Field, 265 Westville Ave, West Caldwell.
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This weekend, the West Essex community will come together in an effort to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Formerly the Relay for Life of Caldwell, the
Relay for Life of West Essex
has grown into a larger undertaking which now encompasses teams and individuals from all around the West Essex area. Janice Alworth Stickels is directing this year's efforts and is sending a call out to all in the community to participate in the Relay on the day of the event, or to show their support by coming in person to cheer on the walkers. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurants which will be offering refreshments during the occasion. This will be the first year the event takes place from noon until midnight instead of walking overnight as groups have in the past.
So far 17 teams and 128 participants have registered and have raised over $34,400. Anyone can show up at the gathering and join the walkers by making a donation of their choosing; there is no registration fee. Additionally, a host of activities for all ages will take place throughout the day for everyone to come by and enjoy. All monies raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. The relay takes place on Saturday, June 13, from 12pm to 12am, at James Caldwell High School's Bonnel Field, located at 265 Westville Ave, West Caldwell.
Relay for Life of West Essex Teams
So far, 17 teams and 128 participants have raised over $34,400 for the 2015 fundraising year. Everyone is welcome to come to the walk on the day of the event, make their own donation, and participate as well. Together, all of the team and individual donations raised are collectively donated by Relay for Life of West Essex to the American Cancer Society. The registered teams are as follows:
"When you drive down Westville Avenue on Saturday,
~ anyone is welcome to join them
Although the Relay event happens on June 13, the account for Relay For Life Of West Essex remains open until August. The American Cancer Society is putting donation dollars to work now, investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. They aren't just fighting one type of cancer, they are fighting for every person threatened by every cancer. All donations fuel their progress to end this disease. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the Relay for Life Team of West Essex can do so online here.
"Please come by to cheer on friends, family, groups or all of us.
Schedule of Events
"A must see is our Luminary Ceremony which will happen once it gets dark;
Relay for Life
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome, remember people who have been lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.
Relay for Life of West Essex 2016
Teams for 2016 can sign up starting in September.
Relay for Life
Regional Coordinator Daniel Stermer
Relay for Life of West Essex
Sophia's Funds for Friends Lemonade, Art and Toy Sale; Saturday, June 13; 9am to 3pm; 90 Ravine Ave, West Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - For the fourth year, West Caldwell resident Sophia Pedrazzi will be hosting "Sophia's Funds for Friends Lemonade, Art and Toy Sale" as a benefit for her friends who suffer from severe medical issues. The event will take place Saturday, June 13, from 9am to 3pm, at her home located at 90 Ravine Ave, West Caldwell.
Since the summer of 2012, Sophia has raised over $3,800 which she has completely donated to her two causes.
“After explaining the concept of fundraising to her,
With the help of her mother, Sophia started the sale to benefit two of her young friends Rafaella Kopelan and Owen Wevodau, who are ill.
“I feel that what I am doing is important because it teaches people
ROSELAND, NJ - Noecker School Principal Laura Dacosta was recently informed by the newly hired School Superintendent Lisa Gross that her contract would not be renewed for the upcoming school year. In a show of support for her continued employment, Noecker School parents are expected to turn out en masse to the school's Board of Education Meeting which will include the principal's Contract Renewal Hearing.
The past two board meetings have included open comment sessions during which parents have strenuously voiced their opposition to Dacosta's termination. Signs in support of the principal have sprouted up throughout the Borough and many parents are expected to wear Noecker's school color of red to the meeting. The meeting will take place Monday, June 1, at 7:30pm in the school's Media Center.
"I am hoping for another impressive and vocal turnout of parents to let the Board of Education know that the parents support Principal DaCosta
Superheroes for Hospice Charity Comic Book Sale; Saturday, May 30; 10am to 6pm; Barnabas Health, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange
WEST ORANGE, NJ - In an effort to raise money for the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, "Superheroes for Hospice Charity" comic book sale will take place this weekend. Offering many different types of adult and children's comic books and graphic novels, along with related toys and t-shirts, the sale will also feature comic book creators and sketch artists. The free event will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 10am to 6pm, at the Barnabas Health Office, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange.
Thousands of comic books will be on sale, from Archie to Vertigo, including books for children and adults. Also on sale will be graphic novels, action figures, toys, superhero t-shirts and comics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Scheduled to appear is a variety of comic book creators, sketch artists and caricaturists including Paul Castiglia, Paris Cullins, Stephen Coughlin, Vincent DelVecchio, Jr., Sean Douglas, Darrell "The Nightray" Goza, Michael Grassia, Alex Lowe, David E. McClain, Jonathan Miller, Will Torres, Emilio Velez, Jr., and Neil Vokes.
Superheroes for Hospice Charity
Volunteer Coordinator Spiro Ballas
Sustainable Verona Hosts Verona's Outdoor Green Fair; Saturday, May 30; 11am to 3pm; Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Avenue
VERONA, NJ - This weekend, the Township of Verona, along with Verona's Green Team "Sustainable Verona," will be hosting a Green Fair. The public is invited to enjoy the free event located outdoors at the Verona Civic Center. The Fair is aimed towards raising awareness about environmental issues, innovative sustainability ideas and showcasing the steps people and communities can take to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
The event will feature live music, food and craft vendors, exhibitions from green businesses and family activities. The Fair takes place Saturday, May 30, from 11am to 3pm at the Center, located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.
Entertainment and Family Activities
Health Exhibits, Activities, and Vendors
Environmental Vendors and Demonstrations
Local Organizations and Township Departments
The township of Verona is a Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey certified community; one of only 180 in the state. Certified New Jersey municipalities create environmental programs which aim to help their community improve efficiency, cut waste and stimulate the local economy; steps which propose to sustain their resident's quality of life over the long term. Verona's certification requirements included creating a Green Team made up of:
Senator Dick Codey and Essex County Mental Health Association Director Robert Davison Hosting Mental Health Awareness Discussion; Wednesday, May 13; 7pm; Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church, 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - This week Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church is hosting New Jersey State Senator Richard Codey, of Roseland, and Mental Health Association of Essex County Robert N. Davison, of West Caldwell, for a free presentation on Mental Health. Diane Travers, LCSW, will also attend the evening to discuss the latest finding on the Treatment of Depression. The evening will take place Wednesday, May 13, at 7pm, in the Community Center of the church which is located at 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
The evening's discussions will include:
Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church
80 Laurel Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Running 4 Answers Cure Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, Monday, April 20, 5pm to 9pm; Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - Tonight, Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger, both of Roseland, are hosting an event in partnership with the Cloverleaf Tavern in an effort to raise money for their Annual Running 4 Answers 5K Race and 2-mile Fun Run / Fitness Walk. Cloverleaf diners who purchase a meal, including take-out, on Monday, April 20, between the hours of 5pm to 9pm, will have a portion of their check donated by the Cloverleaf to the race fund. No reservations are necessary, but diners will need to let the server know that they are there supporting the Running 4 Answers fundraiser. The tavern is located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
Anyone interested in donating to the fund may do so online here.
All proceeds from the fundraiser tonight will benefit the Running 4 Answers Cure Alzheimer’s Fund; last year the local race raised $40,000 and over the past five years it has raised a total of $175,000. The mission of the fund is to put all dollars raised towards research and so far that research has identified more than 70 genes linked to the disease.
According to its website, one hundred percent of all funds raised for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund go directly towards researching a cure for Alzheimers. So far the group has donated over $15 million to research in twenty-four different institutions across the country and all research studies done are shared among the participating medical research institutions.
At the opening of the 2011 race Mastrangelo commented,
Running 4 Answers
PO Box 803
Roseland, NJ 07068
Carolyn Mastrangelo ~ 973-896-9263
Barbara Geiger ~ 973-477-4774
Running 4 Answers is a registered 501c3 not for profit organization
For Second Year, Roseland Firefighters to Take on "Fight for Air Climb" 55 Staircase Challenge to Raise Funds for American Lung Association
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - For the second year, the Roseland Fire Department will once again be participating in the American Lung Association's annual “Fight for Air Climb" in an effort to raise money for the association's education and outreach programs. On Saturday, March 21, a team including Roseland's Assistant Chief Rich Loveless, Lt. Matthew Popola, Firefighter/EMT Barry Bachenheimer, and Firefighters Perry Lee and Andy Vogel, will join hundreds of other tri-state area firefighters in the unique "vertical road race" fundraising event which will take place at the 57 stories tall One Penn Plaza, in New York City. The skyscraper will challenge climbers to make their way up to the top of the building through 55 staircases made up of 22 steps between each floor.
"Think 55 floors are bad enough?
Anyone interested in making a donation to support the Roseland team’s fundraising efforts for the American Lung Association may do so online here.
Roseland Fire Department
Fire Chief: Kent Yates
300 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
The Roseland Fire Department is an all-volunteer department consisting of 41 members whose primary mission is to provide professional fire and rescue services to the Borough of Roseland. The department is celebrating its 102nd year of service and responds to approximately 250 calls per year.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The organization provides support and education for those living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and fights external threats to lung health.