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The Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti Embarking in Major Health Project in Haiti

The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti (FHHH) is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000.00 grant through the generous sponsorship of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). The goal of this grant is to address the overwhelming need for basic healthcare in the poorest areas of Haiti. These funds will support the Foundation’s project of decreasing infant and maternal mortality and improving children’s health in the communities of Ile a Vache and Carries (Arcahaie), and will allow us to increase and intensify our civic and medical efforts in these areas.
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Nina Stack President of Council of NJ Grantmakers is Rotary Club’s Distinguished Speaker


At a recent meeting of the Sunset Rotary Club members were pleased to have Nina Stack as their distinguished speaker. She is seen  here being greeted by club President and long time Ridgewood resident, Tom Shea.

 

Ms Stack explained to members the work that she does as president of the Council of NJ Grant Makers (CNJG). The organization exists to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy throughout New Jersey and is the leading resource for networking and information for New Jersey’s philanthropic community. CNJG provides representatives of all types of grantmaking organizations with access to valuable services and meaningful activities to advance their work. CNJG was created based on the principle that philanthropy is more effective when grantmakers have the opportunity for communication, information exchange and continuing education. Learn more at: www.CNJG.org

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MaxLite’s New FlatMAX LED Panels: A Cutting-Edge Solution For Ceiling Installations

 MaxLite introduces FlatMAX, a new generation of LED edge lit panels that deliver superior efficacy in a sleek package.

Designed to replace fluorescent fixtures in drop ceilings, MaxLite’s FlatMAX panels feature a slim installation depth for a flush fit and long-life LEDs that deliver a high lumen output and uniform light. The panels are fully dimmable and compatible with building controls, motion sensors, timers, and daylight harvesting systems. They are available in three sizes: a 36-watt 1’x4’, and 45-watt 2’x2’ and 2’x4.’

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Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

 With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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Rep. Pascrell Calls for Robust Transportation Funding

Cites New Jersey’s aging infrastructure as need for long-term solution

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, called for more robust transportation funding ahead of tomorrow’s Ways and Means markup of a $10.5 billion, eight-month transportation funding extension.  The proposal, which was released this afternoon, would push the debate over road and transit spending into the next Congress.

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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Debut Modern, Customized Patient Gowns


-New Design Offers More Comfort, Dignity and Privacy for Patients-

(Englewood, NJ, July 8, 2014) - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is launching newly customized hospital gowns, designed to enhance patient comfort and dignity. EHMC collaborated with a clinical focus group and a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthcare apparel and textiles.
 

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Hunter Douglas Receives Product of the Year Award


Window Fashions Leader Captures Top Prize and Much More ~

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., July 8, 2014 – For the 19th consecutive year, Hunter Douglas has won more awards than any other company in the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards, the benchmark of industry excellence.  This year the window fashions leader once again outdid itself, capturing 30 honors out of the 56 conferred and earning the coveted Product of the Year for the 14th year.

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Missouri Corn Growers Pushing For More Ethanol at the Fuel Pump


BoatUS: Consumers Asked to Pay for an Ethanol-At-All-Cost Agenda

 Are wise consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats, lawn equipment, and other small engines?  A June 24 statement from the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blames current high gasoline prices on volatile markets and calls for more ethanol at the gas pump to lower gas prices. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that smart consumers have learned that corn-based ethanol has not lived up to its expectations as America’s green fuel and that higher ethanol blends – those being encouraged by the MCGA – are incompatible with outboard boat motors, generators, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and so many other engines. 

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Rep. Pascrell Fights for Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Renewing charter will boost job creation, protect American manufacturing

CLIFTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) was joined by New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken at DriTac Flooring Products, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Clifton, to outline legislation that will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), whose charter is set to expire in September. DriTac received assistance from the Ex-Im Bank, which provides U.S. businesses with the financing they need to sell their goods all over the world and create jobs here at home.

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Valley Health System and Westfield Garden State Plaza Provide a Healthy Take on Old Favorites

Valley Health System, Sur La Table, Tommy Hilfiger and Westfield Garden State Plaza recently celebrated the winners of the “Recipe Makeover & A New Look For the Cook” sweepstakes.  The sweepstakes invited participants to submit the name of a favorite dish for a chance to win a healthy recipe makeover and a “new look” for the cook.
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Behavioral Health Home Certification Awarded to CarePlus

Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) received word from the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) that they are now a provisionally Certified Behavioral Health Home—the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey

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Flashpoint Candle Expands Line Of 100% USA-Made Candles

Partners with Burley Clay Products for new Limited Edition line

 FlashPoint Candle, a leader in creative candle décor and design for inside and outside of the home, continues to expand its 100% American-made candle offering through a new partnership with Burley Clay Products. Ohio-based Burley Clay, known for its stoneware, birdbaths and garden planters, has been producing pottery since 1923. Designed and developed by FlashPoint Candle, the Limited Edition candle line will be released at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® in time for the winter gift-buying season.  

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Paramus Fireworks Always Spectacular

Revived by former Mayor James J. Tedesco III and kept for Paramus by Mayor Rich LaBarbiera, Paramus had its fantastic fireworks display on Sunday, July 6th, 2014. Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center donated the costs of this ornate display, a fitting tribute. Prior to the display, while waiting for darkness to settle, the Paramus Community Orchestra played for the audience. Their powerful music strained the speakers that amplified the sounds to the crowd and surrounding area. The 4th of July Committee under the direction of Ace Antonio, paid stricter regard to the safety of everyone, closing entry to the Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex fifteen minutes before firing time.

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Tedesco Announces Economic Development Plan for Bergen County

Retail and Downtown Revitalization, Workforce Development, Renovating Commercial Space Are Among the Many Initiatives for Economic Growth

 

Paramus, NJ – Jim Tedesco today announced his comprehensive plan for economic growth in Bergen County at 35 Plaza on Route 4 West, a business complex he helped get constructed.  Tedesco, the Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive, was joined by representatives from the business plaza.

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NSA Collects Far More Information About Ordinary People Than So-Called “Targets”

Nearly half of the internet traffic obtained by the NSA under a program that allows the agency to “target” foreigners overseas contained details about U.S. citizens, The Washington Post reported yesterday. Elizabeth Goitein and Faiza Patel, co-directors of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, are available for your coverage and analysis.

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Association of Government Accountants Joins Habitat Bergen for Four-Day Build


Volunteers from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) traveled from locations across the country to join Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) in Little Ferry for four days.

The AGA team worked on various tasks including cutting, taping and spackling drywall, framing, installing electrical outlets and switches, and constructing and digging foundational support posts in Little Ferry homes.

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Crucial Hearing is Last Chance to Block Restrictions Before the 2014 Election

North Carolina NAACP and Others Challenge State’s Voter Suppression Law in Federal Court

 On behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, today a legal team will begin arguments in a federal hearing to stop the worst effects of H.B. 589, North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. Attorneys from Advancement Project, Kirkland & Ellis, as well as North Carolina attorneys Irving Joyner and Adam Stein, are seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the law from disenfranchising voters in the November 2014 midterm election. Alleging that the measure violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, along with the 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, they will demonstrate how the measure disproportionately impacts North Carolina’s African-American voters – intentionally burdening these communities’ right to vote.

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Pic’s Promising Pace Goes Unrewarded After Trying Silverstone Weekend


Arthur Pic was unable to capitalise on a strong display of race pace during 2014’s fifth GP2 Series round at Silverstone last weekend (July 4-6). The Frenchman narrowly missed out on points with 11th on Saturday, while a late-race collision on Sunday ensured he failed to finish for the first time this season.
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The 4th of July Parade on the 5th of July

Safety first, the Paramus Parade was postponed one day due to concerns about Hurricane Arthur. Fortunately, we were bypassed for the fury of Arthur and the 5th was a gorgeous day drawing crowds along the way. Participants had to scurry around, adjust schedules, yet it came off well. Mayor Rich LaBarbiera started the parade off and had a big following. Among the politicians seen there were Freeholders Jim Tedesco and David Ganz, New Jersey Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joe Lagana, US Senator Scott Garrett, Councilwomen Maria Elena Bellinger, Jeanne Weber, Councilmen Pat Verile, Joe Garcia and Steve Sullivan. Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenburg came back from vacation to participate with Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti and lots of marching members of the Paramus Police force.

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Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms In The Horn Of Africa And Karamoja Cluster

Many communities reliant on agro-pastoralism are situated in the Karamoja Cluster and in the Horn of Africa. The Karamoja Cluster comprises the border regions of south-western Ethiopia, north-western Kenya, south-eastern South Sudan, and north-eastern Uganda; the Horn of Africa is made up of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
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