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Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 08:03 PM EDT

Bergen County Authorizes Shared Service Contract with the Township of Washington for Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


HACKENSACK- Bergen County officials on Wednesday authorized a shared services contract with the Township of Washington for vehicle maintenance and repair of the Township’s fleet of fifteen vehicles, as part of Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ vision of offering County services to Bergen County’s 70 municipalities to increase efficiency and provide savings to taxpayers.

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MOCA ANNOUNCES FALL 2016 EXHIBIT: Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America


[New York, NY] August, 2016 — The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)’s Fall 2016 exhibition, Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America, on view from October 6, 2016 through March 26, 2017, challenges how Chinese food is defined and interpreted through the personal stories of more than 30 revered Chinese and Asian American chefs—from Michelin ranked to generational home cooks.

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BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS LEARN FROM NEW JERSEY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS


Berkeley College students enrolled in the Health Services course Long Term and Residential Care heard from a panel of healthcare professionals from the northern New Jersey area on August 11, 2016 at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ.

“I wanted a good mix of speakers in the healthcare profession who would have messages that would resonate with our students,” said Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio, Professor, Health Services, Larry L. Luing School of Business®.

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Applebee’s Offers Sweet End to Summer with Kids Labor Day Special


Kids Eat Free Monday, September 5

ALLENDALE, NJ (August 16, 2016) – Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® locations in New Jersey invite guests to kick back, relax and enjoy the unofficial end of summer this Labor Day with a family-friendly special.  

On Monday, September 5, families who dine-in will receive up to two free kids’ meals with each adult entrée purchase. Children ages 12 and under can choose any entrée on the Applebee’s Kids’ Menu, which includes a range of Kids LiveWell – approved meals, accompanied by their choice of a side dish, and juice, milk or chocolate milk.

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New Jersey's Top Social Justice Leaders And Law Enforcement Officials Gather For A Powerful Community Conversation


ABOUT RACE AND POLICING Moving New Jersey’s Communities Forward: A Critical Conversation About Race and Policing, A Free Public Conversation, Will Be Held On Monday, September 12 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
NEWARK, NJ (August 17, 2016) – As a call to action to all communities reeling from this year of racial injustice and violence, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Celebration 350 will co-sponsor Moving New Jersey’s Communities Forward: A Critical Conversation about Race and Policing, on Monday, September 12, 7 to 9pm, in NJPAC’s Victoria Theater.

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Rep. Pascrell Applauds $3.2M Winter Cleanup Funding


PATERSON— U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today applauded $3,287,135 in new federal funding for New Jersey to aid severe winter storm cleanup.

"In the middle of summer, it may be hard to remember the toll our roads and infrastructure paid during winter storms earlier this year, but we are still paying those bills. This grant can help alleviate a portion of those costs," said Rep. Pascrell. "As long as it’s available, I will continue to fight for federal dollars to help New Jersey."

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Menendez, Booker Announce $600K in Federal Funding for Three Local Fire Departments


Asbury Park, Spring Lake Heights, Hackensack win awards

NEWARK, NJ – U.S.  Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $600,127 in federal grants to improve safety and operations and hire more firefighters in three local New Jersey fire departments. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) programs are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Footsteps of the Founders: Journey to France Explores the Mount’s Dominican Heritage


NEWBURGH, N.Y. – August 2016 – In celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order, students and staff from Mount Saint Mary College recently made a three week pilgrimage in the footsteps of the 13th century saint, Dominic de Guzman.

St. Dominic made innumerable contributions to Christianity 800 years ago, all while living a simple, joyful life. Following Dominic’s missionary trail were Amanda Bocekci of Paramus, N.J.; Veronica Malloy of Amenia, N.Y.; Antonio Mansilla of the college’s facilities team; and Norma Pettus of the college’s security office.

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Princeton University to exhibit Hindu gods


The Ivy League Princeton University’s Art Museum will showcase paintings of various Hindu deities and legends in an upcoming exhibition “Epic Tales from India” from November 19 through February five next.

This “monumental exhibition of narrative art” encompassing 91 paintings from 16th through the 19th century at Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) will present images of Rama and Sita, Radha and Krishna, Hanuman, Churning of the Ocean, Krishna and Balarama, Abhimanyu, Rama-Sita-Lakshman, etc., and other paintings from Ramayana, Bhagavata Purana, etc.; reports suggest.

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Valley Health System Welcomes New Director of Comprehensive Cancer Services


Ephraim Casper, M.D., Named Valley – Mount Sinai Director of Comprehensive Cancer Care

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, August 15, 2016 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Ephraim Casper, M.D., FACP, as the Valley – Mount Sinai Director of Comprehensive Cancer Care.  

Dr. Casper’s appointment follows the announcement in June that Valley Health System has partnered with Mount Sinai Health System to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer care in northern New Jersey.  Dr. Casper will play a leading role in the further growth and development of Valley’s cancer services and the integration of these services with Mount Sinai Health System.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Recognizes Hackensack Meridian Health for Organ Donor Enrollment Accomplishments


Hospitals achieve national ranking for organ donor efforts.
Neptune, N.J., July 28, 2016 - Hackensack Meridian Health is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for reaching platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels of achievement for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. Hackensack Meridian Health is part of a national hospital campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.

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Teaneck Chamber of Commerce donates $500 to Do Wonders Charity


Teaneck, NJ, August 12, 2016: The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have been able to partner with the Do Wonders Charity (www.dowonderscharity.org), a program headed up by Lillian Lee of Lillian Lee’s Salon on Teaneck Rd in Teaneck that offers wigs at no costs to women battling cancer that cannot otherwise afford a wig of their own while going through chemotherapy treatments.  The partnership was at the third annual Ladies’ Night Out event that took place in June, and the Chamber committee voted to donate $500 of the proceeds that were raised that evening to Do Wonders Charity.

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Carlos A. Medina Elected to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Board of Directors


(August 15, 2016, Newark, NJ) – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Carlos A. Medina, Esq. as a member of the board.  Mr. Medina is the President of Robinson Aerial Surveys and the Chairman of the Board of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. 

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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. Applebee’s locations in New Jersey raised a total of $28,293, which includes matching donations from Skyy Vodka and Miller Coors, as well as the proceeds from flapjack fundraisers held at its Flemington, Hillsborough, Manchester, Parsippany, Tinton Falls, Toms River and Woodbridge restaurants.

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AES Los Angeles Convention Calendar of Events Goes Live


— Largest professional audio event of the year offers four full days of information and inspiration— 
New York, NY, August 15, 2016 — The Audio Engineering Society has unveiled the detailed calendar of events for the highly-anticipated 141st AES International Convention in Los Angeles, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. With a full range of events and presentations spanning all segments of the audio industry, the AES Los Angeles Convention offers four full days of information and inspiration, led by industry leaders in science and practice, with attendance packages suited for every level of audio professional, student or enthusiast.

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Bergen County Opens Cooling Centers to Address Heat Index


Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has opened several cooling centers throughout the county today to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave (one cooling center – the County Administration Building – will remain open thru the weekend for residents).  Temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees and the accompanying humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degrees.

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iPic Theaters Hosts Opening Gala at Hudson Lights Development in Fort Lee, New Jersey


iPic Fort Lee
The First of Several iPic Theaters Opens in the Tri-State Area
iPic Theaters Hosts Opening Gala at Hudson Lights Development in Fort Lee, New Jersey on August 10, 2016. Celebrity guests include Jonathan Cheban (Reality Star), Dolores Cantania (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Siggy Flicker (Real Housewives of New Jersey), David Weinreb (CEO Howard Hughes Corporation), Mark Sokolich (Mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey)

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THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO U.S. CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER LOUIS STOKES


AUTOBIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 Pre-Orders:  Now

Available at Amazon & Book Stores Everywhere https://goo.gl/9LG8mW

Legacy of U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes Honored in new Autobiography
The Gentleman from Ohio
Chronicles Beloved African American Political and Civil Rights Pioneer
(Cleveland, Ohio - August 11, 2016)In a book finished just weeks before his death last August, legendary United States Congressman Louis Stokes shares his inspiring life story – from a boyhood in Cleveland’s projects to a career as one of the most powerful and respected men on Capitol Hill.

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