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Thursday, August 25 2016 @ 09:16 AM EDT

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 Mills At Jersey Gardens Partners With Color Vibe For 2016 Color Vibe 5K


5K Fun Run to Benefit Simon Youth Foundation

ELIZABETH, NJ (July 13, 2016)The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, is proud to once again partner with the Color Vibe, a “VIBErantly” colorful 5k fun run company, for the 2016 Color Vibe 5K!  On Sunday, August 14, 2016, The Mills at Jersey Gardens will host the Color Vibe 5K, a run full of vivid colors, music and tons of fun.  A portion of the proceeds from the special fun run will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation, whose mission is to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development and life skills that transform the lives of youth.

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HackensackUMC Honored at 16th Annual GHXcellence Awards



Winners Represent Companies Leveraging the Healthcare Supply Chain to Deliver Value, Visibility and Transformation

(HACKENSACK, NJ, July 27) HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as a GHXcellence Award winner at the 2016 Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet held recently in Austin, Texas. The awards, presented to provider and supplier organizations for the past 16 years, recognize the leaders and visionaries leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.

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“Terrific Thursdays” Free Concert Series Returns to Bergen County on July 28 and August 4


Ridgefield Park, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the “Terrific Thursdays” free concert series has returned with shows this summer on July 28 and August 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Overpeck Park amphitheater.  A brief description of the bands and the music they perform are listed below with the dates they are scheduled to appear:

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HackensackUMC Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Outing



(PARAMUS, NJ, July 27)  More than 300 golfers hit the links recently for the HackensackUMC Foundation 19th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.

Proceeds from this year’s event, which raised more than $825,000, will benefit the essential research and clinical fellowship programs at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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NORDSTROM EXPANDS MADEWELL PARTNERSHIP TO 20 ADDITIONAL STORES THIS FALL



Fall collection available in stores and online on July 27
SEATTLE (July 27, 2016) – Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) announced plans to expand its partnership with Madewell by adding the brand to an additional 20 stores this fall. This is the third distribution expansion since the initial launch of the partnership in March 2015 and will result in the retailer carrying Madewell in a total of 76 locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Nordstrom.com. Outside of Madewell stores, Nordstrom is the only brick and mortar retailer to sell Madewell merchandise.

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DotcomWeavers’ Developers Obtain Coveted Magento Certification


New Jersey-based website design and development firm further cements its commitment to and expertise in the leading e-commerce platform

Paramus, N.J. (July 27, 2016) – DotcomWeavers—an award-winning, New Jersey-based web design and development company, which provides custom website solutions for e-commerce businesses—is proud to formally announce that several of the company’s developers have attained Magento Developer Certification. Developers with this certification have proven their skills in all business processes in Magento, the worldwide leader in digital commerce.

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First Presbyterian Church of Englewood Volunteers in Bergenfield for a Saturday of Service



RIVER EDGE, NJ, July 27, 2016 – Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood spent a Saturday of service volunteering on Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s Bergenfield job site.  The history between the two organizations dates back to Habitat Bergen’s founding in 1994.  Over the years, the church has served as faithful supporters of Habitat’s mission whether it is through providing funding for local building projects or the Global Village program, volunteers at gift-wrapping or advocacy events, or serving on our Board as parishioner Marcy Steele has, for many consecutive years.

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Report: Hair Braiding Is Safe, but New Jersey's Regulations Keep Braiders Out of Work


New Jersey's Job-Killing Licensing Laws Are Tangling Braiders in Needless Red Tape

In any given year, an American taxpayer is more than twice as likely to be audited by the IRS as an African-style hair braider is to receive a complaint of any kind--and genuine consumer complaints are even rarer. That is according to Barriers to Braiding: How Job-Killing Licensing Laws Tangle Natural Hair Care in Needless Red Tape, a new report released today by the Institute for Justice. The report finds that braiding is safe, and New Jersey's licensing requirements for braiders do nothing but prevent braiders from working and stifle entrepreneurial opportunity.

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SPUNTINO WINE BAR & ITALIAN TAPAS TO HOST A FARM-TO-TABLE FUNDRAISER FOR CLIFTON-BASED CITY GREEN


CLIFTON, NJ (July 19, 2016) -- Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, specializing in small plates with a modern twist to Italian classics and fine wines from around the world, today announced that it will host a farm-to-table dinner to benefit City Green, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities – creating increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00pm at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, 70 Kingsland Road, Clifton, with a reception beginning at 6:30pm.  Proceeds from the event will support the “Growing Strong” high school intern program, offering paid summer employment, youth development and job training to inner city students.

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Valley Health System Welcomes New Chief Quality and Population Health Officer



Fran Ganz-Lord, M.D., FACP,
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 25, 2016    — Valley Health System is pleased to welcome Fran Ganz-Lord, M.D., FACP, as the System’s new Chief Quality and Population Health Officer.  

Dr. Ganz-Lord, an accomplished physician and healthcare administrator, joins Valley from Northwell Health, the largest healthcare system in New York State, where she served as Medical Director for Northwell’s Clinical Integration Network and Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Englewood Chamber of Commerce Biggest & Best Englewood Sidewalk Sale!


A Place for Everyone!  

Thursday, July 28th

Friday, July 29th

Saturday, July 30th

10AM – 6PM

Rain or Shine

(Englewood, New Jersey - July 25, 2016) Downtown Englewood will be transformed into the ultimate shopping destination as over 90 participating stores and restaurants take part in the Englewood Sidewalk Sale. The Summer Sidewalk Sale, will take place on Thursday, July 28th to Saturday, July 30th from 10AM to 6PM in downtown Englewood, NJ. This is a Rain or Shine Event. There will be FREE metered parking.

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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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