Kearny Giving Tree Network does it again

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Each holiday season, the Kearny Giving Tree Network provides countless Kearny children and teenagers with presents they might not otherwise get. It’s all a collaborative effort spear-headed for years by Kearny Mayor Carol Jean Doyle, the Kearny-Belleville Elks and an uncountable number of volunteers and generous donors. Here, the presents are seen prepared for distribution at the Elks on Elm. ‘We are so very grateful to the the Kearny PBA, FMBA, PTA membership/Jillian Anne, UNICO, Lee’s Florist, the Shauger Group, Inc., Larry Handlin, APC Riders, Nu Way Confectionery, Donegal’s Saloon, Melanie Pasquarelli and Lisa Sibrel,’ the mayor said.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.