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The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey employees to support clean water for Newa

(Newark, NJ – April 7, 2016) - The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), today announced that it has made a $25,000 contribution to the Newark Water Fund to help provide bottled water for Newark Public Schools and children, test thousands of students for lead exposure and provide health-related services. Horizon BCBSNJ employees will be donating cases of bottled water for Newark at their work locations and will make financial gifts to support the Newark Water Fund. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey will match employees’ monetary donations through the company’s Matching Gifts Program.

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The Maker Movement Comes to Town … Newark Museum hosts the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire

NEWARK  - The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, a celebration of creativity and ingenuity in and around New Jersey, will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.

Makers — from Tech Startups to Public Schools, from metalsmiths to wearable technology designers — will present their projects that take DIY thinking to a new level.  Whether they are presenting a clever new way to build a robot, an old-school computer or a 3D model, the Makers at this event will captivate and inspire—all alongside the Museum’s art and science collections, which are the ultimate “maker” examples.

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Uber, HackensackUMC Team Up for Nation’s First Rideshare-Hospital Partnership

  • HackensackUMC to pay for Uber trips home from the hospital for those in need and provide designated pick-up and drop-off zones
  • Special Uber app features will provide a convenient pickup experience

HACKENSACK, NJ — At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Boards for Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) and Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), HackensackUMC and Uber New Jersey announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide access to convenient, reliable transportation for staff, patients, and visitors. This groundbreaking initiative will integrate Uber’s ridesharing services throughout the hospital experience.

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Hackensack Riverkeeper Kicks off Cleanup Season with Bi-State Watershed Cleanup

Environmental group partners with SUEZ, Park Ridge Green Team, and public to clean up Woodcliff Lake

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 Hackensack Riverkeeper joins forces with SUEZ (formerly United Water) at Woodcliff Lake reservoir in Hillsdale for the first cleanup of its 2016 Eco-Program season. The Woodcliff Lake cleanup is one of several community-wide cleanups taking place on 4/23 as part of the Bi-State Watershed Cleanup - a day of action in the Hackensack River Watershed in both New Jersey and New York state. Members of the public and the press are invited to join in the large-scale cleanup effort. Those interested are encouraged to register via the following link: http://conta.cc/236DJA0, as the cleanup site can accommodate a limited amount of volunteers. Groups or individuals looking for a cleanup near them, or who are considering hosting a cleanup, should contact parkridgegreenteam@gmail.com.
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Bergen Freeholders Award $229,000 Community Development Grant for Zalewski Park Improvements in Cliffside Park

The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday adopted Resolution #366-16, authorizing a grant agreement in the amount of $229,000 with the Borough of Cliffside Park for improvements in Zalewski Park.  The source of funding for the award is a Community Development Block Grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which is targeted and administered by the Bergen County Division of Community Development.

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New Location and Added Services at Valley’s Center for Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, April 6, 2016—The Valley Hospital’s Center for Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery recently marked the opening of its new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new location will include expanded services such as medically managed weight-loss for patients who are not candidates for weight-loss surgery, but who are struggling to lose weight on their own. This approach includes diet, exercise, and medication.
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Bergen Freeholders Authorize $26,000 Contract to Transport Veterans to VA Medical Facility

On Wednesday, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted Resolution #371-16, authorizing a contract with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in the amount of $26,000.  Under the contract, the Bergen County Division of Community Transportation will transport Bergen County veterans to and from medical appointments at the closest Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in East Orange, New Jersey.
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Lifetime Educator Joins Bergen Board

Gerard L. Carroll
PARAMUS, N.J. – Gerard L. Carroll joined the Bergen Community College board of trustees April 5, taking the oath of office during a regular meeting of the institution’s governing panel. The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously appointed Carroll to the College’s board March 30. His term expires Oct. 31, 2019.
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Bergen Performing Arts Center and Westfield Garden State Plaza Present


Family programming series at Westfield Garden State Plaza

Free of Charge

Saturday April 9, 2016: Bubble Trouble - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday May, 14, 2016: Gizmo Guys - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday June, 11, 2016: Anthony Salazar: Magic and Illusion - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday July 9, 2016: Twinkle & Friends - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday August 13, 2016: Story Faces - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday September 10, 2016:  – Petrapuppets: The Wacky Friends Show- 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday October 8, 2016:  – Spooktacular - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday November 12, 2016:  – My Fairytale Party: Frozen Performance - 10AM-1:30PM

Saturday December 10, 2016:  – Michael Dubois: Solo Circus - 10AM-1:30PM


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Valley Recognized for Patient Safety

Ridgewood, New Jersey, April 5, 2016 – The Valley Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of  serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.  The distinction places Valley among Healthgrades top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for excellent performance.  Valley is the only hospital in Bergen County to have received this distinction.

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“It’s a Joint Effort” —Join Valley and Stryker Orthopaedics for a Free Interactive Health Event

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 5, 2016 —The Valley Hospital and Stryker Orthopaedics are proud to present “It’s a Joint Effort —Working Together to Get You Moving!” on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open to the public, the interactive health event will take place at the Stryker manufacturing facility, 325 Corporate Drive, Mahwah.


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Judge Joseph S. Conte, J.S.C., Retired, Appointed to Serve as Advisor

Judge Joseph S. Conte, J.S.C.
Judge Joseph S. Conte, J.S.C., Retired, Appointed to Serve as Advisor to the Instituto de Seguridad y Proteccion of the Sistema Universitario, Ana G. Mendez, San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 4, 2016)- Judge Joseph S. Conte, J.S.C.,Ret., was appointed in January 2016 to serve as an advisor to the Instituto de Seguridad y Proteccion of the Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez.

Over the next 18 months, Judge Conte will be working directly with the Assistant Vice President & Director of the Institute Jorge A. Saldana MPA, CSM U.S. Army (Ret.), along with other members of the advisory board providing his services to the Seguridad y Proteccion of the Sistema Universitario including but not limited to: guidance, discipline, or supervision, educational programs to improve the current training and future sufficient or appropriate training of the Puerto Rican Police Department, to eliminate civil rights violations that were identified in a report of the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division dated September 5, 2011 (investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department) and other counseling to improve the department. The Puerto Rico Police Department is the second largest law enforcement agency in the country (second only to New York City) with approximately 17,153 sworn officers and also has an additional 9,041 inactive officers on its personnel roles.

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New York Medical College and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Unveil New Housing for Local Medical Residents

Paterson NJ Mayor Torres Joins St. Joseph’s Healthcare System President Kevin J. Slavin, Touro College President Alan Kadish, M.D., and New York Medical College Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., for Ribbon Cutting
Paterson, N.J., April 4, 2016—New York Medical College (NYMC) and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) today announced a new residence which will provide convenient and accessible housing for students and residents—just 200 feet from the doors of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Local elected officials and community leaders joined with Touro College President Alan Kadish, M.D. and NYMC Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., for a ribbon cutting and tour of the new residence, located at 165 Barclay Street.

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Successful “Roast For Riverkeeper” Honors Bob Ceberio

Environmental group offers comedic kudos to former NJMC Executive Director

The first-ever Roast for Riverkeeper, which took place Thursday, March 31 at the Englewood Field Club in Englewood, New Jersey, ended on a successful and enjoyable note for its 150 attendees. Featuring an “old school” North Jersey beefsteak dinner, fundraising raffles and auctions, the highlight of the evening was the “roast” of Hackensack Riverkeeper Trustee and former NJ Meadowlands Commission Executive Director Robert “Bob” Ceberio. Having spent nearly thirty years at the agency before his retirement in 2009, Ceberio was well placed to receive good-natured ribbing and jokes offered by local dignitaries including:


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Animal Endangerment

On Monday morning, April 4, 2016 at approximately 2:59 am, Paramus Police Officers Daniel Derienzo and Matthew Lombardo were on patrol on Route 17 south in the area of Just Pups located at 155 Route 17 southbound. As part of their regular duties officers are required to conduct  checks in the rear area of local businesses. While patrolling the rear of the  Just Pups parking lot the officers observed a  2002 Freightliner Sprinter van, color white, with NJ license plates, parked outside of the  regular parking stalls.
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Paul Kubarych Presents “Broadleaf Evergreens and Ground Covers and Deer-resistant Plantings”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM
1st Floor Meeting Room, County Administration Building
One Bergen Plaza, Hackensack, N.J. (Home of the County Extension Office)
Refreshments at 7:00 PM, Announcements at 7:20 PM

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Meet Jude, One Year Later Dog Fighting Victim honored at Tricky Tray Event

A year ago, Jude was a victim.  He lay in a pool of his own blood waiting to die.  But, then something happened.  A kind hand reached out to him, and though he had been betrayed by the humans he loved, he looked up, wagged his tail and licked this hand.  Jude's hope wasn't lost, and neither was ours at A Pathway to Hope rescue.
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Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Recognize April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Hackensack- The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday adopted Resolution #338-16 recognizing April 2016 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the County of Bergen.  Copies of the resolution were presented to representatives from Bergen County’s Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV), YWCA healingSPACE, The Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter our Sisters), and the Bergen Family Center for their continued commitment to helping victims of sexual assault and sexual violence, preventing sexual assault, and spreading awareness about sexual assault.   Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco was also in attendance to deliver a proclamation recognizing the efforts of these agencies.
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April: Spring into Good Health with ShopRite of Ramsey’s Array of Clean Living Wellness Events

Offerings Include Cooking Classes, Nutrition Counseling and Much More

RAMSEY, N.J., April 1, 2016 – This April, spring into good health with the array of clean living wellness events at ShopRite of Ramsey, an Inserra Supermarkets store. Sondra Tackett, M.S., R.D., in-store registered dietitian, will lead each of the LiveRight offerings and provide easy-to-implement nutrition and wellness advice. All programs are free, open to the public, held at ShopRite of Ramsey and do not require advance registration, unless otherwise noted:

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Arrest of Eluding Suspect

The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Salvatore Deangelis, 31 yoa, of Harriman NY, for Criminal Eluding and numerous motor vehicle offenses.

On March 31, 2016, at approximately 1:54 pm, Paramus Police officers observed a 2016 Yamaha R1 motorcycle, color black,  driving at a high rate of speed, zigzagging between lanes on Route 17 north in the area of Ridgewood Avenue.
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