PRINCETON: Community mourning the loss of a PHS freshman

By all accounts, Owen Bardzilowski was a popular, well-liked teenager. The Princeton High School freshman loved to play golf and solve Rubik’s cubes puzzles. He liked to skateboard, and he participated in assorted youth sports programs. Owen attended the Princeton Police Department’s summer youth academy for several years, and served as a counselor this past summer. The 14-year-old boy aspired …

Community Responds To Student’s Death With Deep Grief, Support

Owen Bardzilowski, 14-year-old ninth grader at Princeton High School who took his own life at his family’s home on Henry Street last Thursday, has been remembered and mourned by many different people in many different ways during the past week. Owen’s father Joe stated on Facebook Saturday, “The outpouring of love from our friends, our family, and our community have …

HiTOPS to Offer ‘Open Door’ Gathering for Grieving Princeton Teens

HiTops, in collaboration with Good Grief, will be hosting an “open door” drop-in gathering from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 for teens seeking support and a sense of connection after the death of a freshman at Princeton High School last week. Any teen is welcome to come. There is no mandatory agenda. If a teen would like …

Kids Reconnect With Loved Ones For Great Pumpkin Ball

(Morristown, NJ) – Good Grief’s sixth annual Great Pumpkin Ball, “Forks, Corks and Cocktails”, will take place on Friday, October 21st at 7 PM at Canoe Brook Country Club in Short Hills, NJ. The annual gala raises much needed funds for the organization’s mission of providing free and unlimited support to children and families following the death of a mother, …

Life Changing Volunteer Opportunity at Good Grief

(Morristown, New Jersey) – Becoming a Good Grief Facilitator is an engaging and transformative volunteer experience like no other. “The facilitator training was the most life changing training I’ve ever taken. It gave me a new view of everything, and this is coming from someone with an open mind about death. I walked away, with an attitude change, with a …