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Montclair Salvation Army helps homeless get back on their feet

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Last November, sick and tired of living out of his car after alcohol and heroin had taken his marriage, his job and apartment, Jack Smith walked into the Salvation Army on...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Goldstein helps strangers with a smile

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Bruce Goldstein, 74, of Montclair, volunteers five hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help at HackensackUMC Mountainside, also known as Mountainside Hospital. Goldstein...
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Montclair woman is the first in town to join warm and fuzzy service team

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Montclair just became home for puppy Jonquil III, a lab/golden retriever cross who will one-day know over 40 commands including pushing a wheelchair and picking up a dropped item as small...
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Volunteer Spotlight: All you need is love and a cat

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Jennifer McMillan, 48, of Montclair, volunteers her time at Montclair Township Animal Shelter. She spends seven days a week there tending to the cats and kittens. With her three kids in...

Montclair Film to hold Arts Volunteer Fair

Montclair Film is holding an Arts Volunteer Fair on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m to noon at the Investors Bank Film & Media Center, 505 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Members of the public are invited...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Smith helps the homeless with a personal touch

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Robert L. Smith of Montclair is one of many of his congregation at Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair who recently gathered and sent gifts to 25 children of incarcerated parents this...
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Volunteer Spotlight: John Bachmann teaches English to Syrian refugees

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news John Bachmann, 55, of Montclair, volunteers two hours every Wednesday evening, teaching English as a Second Language to Syrian refugees at NJ Rebuild’s Program (gera-ngo.org/esl), a nonprofit organization based in Wayne....
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jana Joyce creates more than just meals at Toni’s Kitchen

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Jana Joyce, of Montclair, has been volunteering at Toni’s Kitchen, located at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Avenue, for the last four years along with her daughter, Maya. Joyce...