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Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 02:50 AM EDT

White House Recognizes Valley for Participation in Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 25, 2016—The Valley Hospital was recently recognized by the White House for its participation in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge. The Workplace Charging Challenge encourages America’s employers to commit to providing electric vehicle charging access for their workforce.

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Berkeley College Gives To Paramus Cultural Arts Council

Summer Band Shell Music Series and Library Benefit from More than a Decade of Support

Before the tribute group Eaglemania’s performance at The Valley Hospital Paramus Bandshell as part of the Terrific Tuesdays Summer Concert Series for a huge audience near the Paramus Public Library on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Pat Verile (left), Associate, High School Admissions, Berkeley College, Woodland Park, and Paramus Council Member, and Rita Jones (right), Chair, Paramus Cultural Arts Council, were happy to receive a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®, on behalf of Berkeley College. Berkeley College Online recently moved its administrative offices to the Paramus campus. Berkeley College has supported the Paramus Public Library children’s program and Cultural Arts Council for more than a decade.

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Bergen County Resident Graduates Prestigious Bergen LEADS Leadership Program

Joyce Luhrs
--Celebrates Bergen County's Rich Film History--(Bergen County, New Jersey; July 15, 2016)—Joyce Luhrs of Leonia, New Jersey graduated recently from the Class of 2016 Bergen LEADS, Bergen County’s first and only civic leadership program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Bergen LEADS, a 10-month unique experiential learning and leadership program, is designed to prepare aspiring and acknowledged leaders to tackle the unique challenges and embrace the opportunities in Bergen County.

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Bergen County Students Named To Dean's List At Berkeley College

Students from Bergen County, NJ, have been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Spring 2016 Quarter.

“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.”

The following students from Bergen County have been recognized:

- Anthony Almodovar of Paramus

- Robert Anthony Izzo of River Edge

- Maria Medina of Paramus

- Alexander Verdaguer of Paramus

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The Community Chest Awards Nearly $200,000 to 24 Organizations Throughout Bergen County

(Englewood, New Jersey) -- The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization servicing Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, New Jersey, awarded $195,000 in annual grants and The Harriet Tanner Impact Grant to 24 organizations. 

            Founded in 1932, The Community Chest supports local nonprofit organizations serving people in need.  This year's grant recipients provide services to meet peoples' needs of all ages in these categories: health and mental health (25%), children and youth (20%), older adults (18%), arts programming (11%), women (11%), hunger (7%), environment (4%), and volunteer (4%).

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Elizabeth Officals Award Commendation To PBA Local #4 For Holiday 5K

Local officials award law enforcement in Elizabeth with a commendation at Elizabeth City Hall on June 27 in recognition of their coordination of the 5th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K, held at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center, in December. The holiday-themed USATF-certified race around-the-mall, hosted in partnership with Elizabeth Police Benevolent Association’s Local #4, included more than 350 runners – decked out in Santa hats and jingle-belled shoes – and raised $15,435 for Children’s Specialized Hospital, the nation’s largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services, and its ten sites throughout New Jersey.


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Valley is First Hospital in Bergen County to Unveil Newest Robotic Surgery System

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 20, 2016 — The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce it is the first hospital in the area to acquire the next generation in robotic surgical technology, the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. This cutting-edge surgical system is the latest addition to the advancements available at The Valley Hospital’s Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

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Bergen, Saint Peter’s Streamline Transfer Opportunities

Officials from Saint Peter’s University and Bergen Community College, including Saint Peter’s President Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., and Bergen Executive Assistant to the President Ursula Parrish Daniels, Ed.D., met in Paramus July 6 to sign transfer agreements.
PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College and Saint Peter’s University (Jersey City) have entered into a series of agreements designed to enhance transfer pathways for students between the institutions. Officials signed the agreements at Bergen’s main campus July 6.

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Hackensack Riverkeeper Heads to Englewood

Clean water action planned to clean Mackay Park

On Sunday July 31 from 1PM to 4PM Hackensack Riverkeeper will partner with Englewood, New Jersey on a cleanup of the city’s Mackay Park. Riverkeeper volunteers and members of the public will focus on two tributaries of the river that mark two boundaries of the park: Metzler Brook and Overpeck Creek. The cleanup is one of 30 planned for the 2016 season from Clarkstown, NY to Bayonne, NJ. Riverkeeper thanks local company Benzel-Busch Motor Corporation for sponsoring this important volunteer event.

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Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka Open the City’s Third Community Storefront in the North Ward

More than 45 Newarkers have been able to establish businesses as a result of this entrepreneurial initiative

July 20, 2016, Newark, N.J. – Mayor Ras J. Baraka participated today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the City’s third community storefront located at 216-218 Bloomfield Avenue in the North Ward. This previously vacant storefront will be home to more than a half-dozen, budding entrepreneurs who have recently completed the program’s mandatory, 12-week Community Business Academy designed and delivered by the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark Community EDC) in partnership with Rising Tide Community Capital.

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Valley Earns Top Honors at National Healthcare Culinary Competition

Ridgewood, NJ – July 19, 2016 – The Valley Hospital’s John Graziano, Manager, Executive Chef, and Jason Nyman, Manager of Food & Nutrition of Patient Services, were the top winners at the national 2016 Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Culinary Competition in Dallas, Texas. John Graziano and Jason Nyman were presented with gold medals and the top award (the Silver Plate) at the Gala Banquet during the AHF annual conference in early June for their winning dish entry, Tex-Mex Chicken & Waffles.

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Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center Seeking Participants for Multiple Research Programs

New Brunswick, NJ:  Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center is actively recruiting study participants for multiple research programs aimed at advancing the treatment for children with complex medical needs with a specific focus on autism, brain injury, chronic illness, cognition and mobility.

In collaboration with several highly-respected research institutions, universities and medical schools including the Kessler Foundation and a partnership with the Specialized Pediatric Applied Research Collaborative, SPARC, a seven-center research consortium of post–acute care hospitals; Children’s Specialized Hospital is actively involved in a variety of studies to conduct the highest quality evidence-based research to help patients achieve more of their goals. 

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Berkeley College MBA Executive Speaker Series

Berkeley College welcomed Peter Stavrianidis, PhD, a successful entrepreneur and fourth-generation family business owner of Venus Jewelers, to its Woodland Park, NJ, campus as part of an ongoing MBA Executive Speaker Series on July 12, 2016. During his presentation, Dr. Stavrianidis spoke to graduate students enrolled in the Berkeley College MBA in Management program and undergraduate students enrolled in an Entrepreneurship course about the key elements required to succeed in any entrepreneurial endeavor, including interviewing and working for an employer other than yourself.


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Sofia Modern Italian Restaurant in Englewood Announces Pre-Theater Prix-Fixe Menu

(Englewood, New Jersey- July 13, 2016)  For those going to Bergen Performing Arts Center for a show can now enjoy modern Italian fare in a sophisticated environment at Englewood’s newest and most popular restaurant, Sofia. Sofia is located at 36 Engle Street in downtown Englewood and offers a Pre-Theater Prix-Fixe Three-Course Menu served between 5PM – 6:30PM for $38.00. Complimentary valet parking is available and all guests are able to leave their cars until the end of the show. 

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Bringing Cuba to Englewood Cliffs, NJ HAVANA NIGHTS!

Cuban Inspired Dinner Menu! Live Mambo Music! Cigars


Every Thursday 7PM – 10PM

Englewood Cliffs, NJ – (July 13, 2016) – LDV Hospitality and Chef Marc Forgione Presents Havana Nights every Thursday 7PM – 10PM on the Patio of American Cut Bar & Grill located at 495 Sylvan Ave (9W) in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Enjoy the special Cuban inspired menu, hand-crafted cocktails – Havana style!, Cuban sounds and Cuban Cigars rolled by Newark’s own Jimenez family. Get a taste of Cuba without leaving New Jersey. For more information 201.510.4460

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Verismo Opera Receives Grant Award From Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs

(Fort Lee, New Jersey )-- The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, a nonprofit organization based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, announces the company has received a grant award from the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs.  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Freeholders awarded more than $86,000 in grants for local arts groups in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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Bergen Freeholders Authorize Acceptance of Grant to Fund Early Intervention Services for Children with Developmental Disabilitie

HACKENSACK- The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday adopted Resolution #716-16, authorizing the application and acceptance of a grant in the amount of $1,480,493 from the New Jersey Department of Health to fund Early Intervention Services that seeks to help children with developmental disabilities and delays age 0-3 receive early help and maximize their future potential.

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Applebee’s Goes Blue, Raises $77,080 for Autism Speaks:

Representatives of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar present a check for $77,080 to Autism Speaks – whose mission is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder – on June 16.  In support of Autism Awareness Month, Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia, donated a portion of the proceeds from the sale of “blue” drinks – including Blue Skyy Electric Lemonade and Blue Moon draft beer – as well as paper puzzle pieces, throughout the entire month of April.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Invests $8.1 million in Healthier Communities

2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Details Efforts to Give Back to the Communities We Serve

(Newark, NJ, July 11, 2016) – Working with community partners to keep children healthy; generously supporting local organizations that connect New Jerseyans to life-saving health services; and, donating time, talent and resources to make New Jersey communities stronger and more vibrant.  Details on these and other ways that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is making a positive difference in the lives of millions of state residents can be found in the just-released 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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University of Oklahoma Signs Patent Technology Licensing Agreement with AccuWeather

AccuWeather's unique patents to benefit the University of Oklahoma by supporting advancements in technology innovation, including OU's mPING app.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - July 13, 2016   - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development has signed a patent licensing agreement for the use of AccuWeather's proprietary patents to benefit University advancements in technology innovation, including OU's mPING app.  

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