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Bergen Freeholders Authorize Community Based Services Grants to Keep Adults with Disabilities and Older Adults in their Homes

HACKENSACK- The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday adopted Resolution #212-16, allocating $1.3 million in grants to various agencies to provide respite care, assisted living, and in-home health aides to adults with disabilities, older adults, and children/adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  The funding, of which approximately 80% is a pass-through of State peer grouping funding, aims to keep these individuals in their homes and avoid homelessness or nursing home placement. 

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Preparing for Possible Transit Interruptions

(Hackensack)- With thousands of Bergen County residents and workers impacted in the event of an interruption of NJ Transit service, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco is advising commuters to make contingency plans.  County Executive Tedesco and Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino are working to minimize the impact of any transit suspension on emergency services and response.

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The Nation's First Youth-Only Private Ski Facility Opens In New York Tristate Area

Former Hidden Valley Resort Becomes Private Nonprofit Ski Facility to Help Youth Become Active in Winter Months

Vernon, NJ., – The National Winter Sports Education Foundation (NWSEF) announced today the grand opening of the National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) as the nation’s first private 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated winter sport facility for kids. The NWAC (otherwise known as “The Center”) exclusively serves youth 6 – 17 years old, from all economic backgrounds through partnerships with youth organizations. The Center’s mission is to improve the overall health and fitness of our nation’s youth by providing access to winter sport activities, skill development, healthy meals and mentoring.

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The 23rd Annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York Reports Strong Attendance and Exhibitor Response

Industry Trade Show and Conference Named One of the Top Events In New York

NEW YORK, NY March 11, 2016 - Over 18,100 industry professionals, including buyers from high end restaurants, multi-unit operations and foodservice establishments from throughout New York and the surrounding states, attended this week's International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Chefs, industry leaders, owners and operators networked and conducted business with 500 exhibiting companies during the three-day trade show and conference, which was recently named one of the top food and restaurant events among the Top 100 events in New York by BizBash Magazine. The event is owned by Urban Expositions and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA).  

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Skylands Stadium to Hold St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Comedy Night on March 18

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Get your Irish on! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the All-New Skylands Stadium’s three-act Comedy Night will feature hilarious Irish comedians Jim Gallagher, Don MacArthur, and Patrick O’Donnell, special Irish-themed food and drinks and a prize drawing sponsored by iHeart Radio

Augusta, N.J. – March 7, 2016Skylands Stadium, North Jersey’s premier sports and entertainment venue, and home of the Sussex County Miners professional baseball team, announced today that Comedy Night: Get Your Irish On! will be held on Friday, March 18. Irish comics Jim Gallagher, Don MacArthur, and Patrick O’Donnell will serve up an evening of fun and side-splitting laughs inside the stadium’s brand-new Event Center.
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Horizon Welcomes More Than 40,000 Previously Uninsured To OMNIA

--234,235 New Jerseyans Have Chosen High Quality, Affordable OMNIA Policy Through 2/26/16 and Company Confident of Hitting Target of 256,000 Enrolled By Year End-- 

(Newark, NJ) -- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced that an estimated 41,258 of their new enrollees in  the individual market were previously uninsured who chose OMNIA for their health insurance coverage.  A total of 188,995 individuals, including 95,948 new Horizon members, selected during the 2016 open enrollment period one of the five new OMNIA Health Plans that offer significantly lower premiums, access to the largest network in New Jersey, and the option to save more money on out-of-pocket costs when seeking care at certain doctors and hospitals.

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All Stop & Shop stores now offer 100% sustainably sourced fresh seafood

Purchase, NY  The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced that all of the seafood sold from its in-store service counters is now 100% sustainably and responsibly sourced. In addition, 100% of Stop & Shop’s Nature’s Promise and Own Brand seafood products are also sustainably sourced, including frozen shrimp and canned tuna. In total, customers will find more than 200 sustainable seafood items at Stop & Shop stores.

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Local Senior Facility Honored As One of Nation’s Best

Everyone at the Sunrise of Paramus works hard to provide a superior experience for residents and their family members, but often the hard work of caregiving in a senior living home goes unnoticed. Not so this year. SeniorAdvisor.com just released their Best of 2016 Awards and Sunrise of Paramus was one of the few to make the list. 

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Valley’s Critical Care Units Recognized with Beacon Awards for Excellence

RIDGEWOOD, NJ – March 9, 2016 – The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that all four adult critical care units – Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Intermediate Care – have once again received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in 2016.  Valley’s Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Intermediate Care units received the Gold-Level Beacon Award, the Beacon Award’s highest distinction, and the Intensive Care Unit received the Silver-Level Beacon Award, the second highest distinction.  Valley has more critical care units with Gold-Level Beacons than any hospital in the state of New Jersey.

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Sofia Italian Steakhouse In Englewood, NJ- Now Open

Sofia Italian Steakhouse ENGLEWOOD, NJ (March 7, 2016) Sofia Italian Steakhouse is now open in downtown Englewood. The highly anticipated restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience for New Jersey’s cultured elite. Located in one of the city’s best locations, the former Smoke Chophouse has been completely renovated with a sophisticated, open-air concept, allowing for more natural light, complete with hand-crafted polished wood furnishings to create an inviting, upscale ambiance for guests to enjoy premium cocktails and contemporary Italian cuisine.
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Jeff Bezos will be a Featured Speaker at Space Foundation's 32nd Space Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2016) – The Space Foundation announces that Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin, will be a featured speaker at the 32nd Space Symposium.

Bezos’ talk will take place Tuesday afternoon, April 12, following a presentation by Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and preceding The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

The four-day conference will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is widely known as the most significant annual global space industry conference, attracting thousands of participants from dozens of countries, including the world’s leading decision makers from civil, military, government, commercial and academic institutions.

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Retail Imports Building Toward Summer Levels

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 – Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“Comparisons are still complicated because of last year’s situation at the West Coast ports but should clear up in the second half of the year,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “Year-over-year numbers are skewed but on a monthly basis imports are building normally as the back-to-school season approaches.
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Habitat Bergen Youth United selected to receive State Farm® grant

RIVER EDGE, NJ, March 8, 2016 –Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) Youth United students representing various schools in Bergen County have been selected to receive a $5,000 matching grant from State Farm® in support of their construction and fundraising efforts to create affordable housing in Bergen County.

Youth United mobilizes young people to fully fund and build a house with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Students learn leadership and teamwork skills and gain a better understanding of their communities and the need for simple, decent and affordable housing. All students are engaged in fundraising, education and advocacy activities, while those over 16 help with actual home construction.

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International Women’s Day celebrations champion a Planet 50-50 by 2030

Acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming to perform; momentum for Stepping It Up for Gender Equality rises

(New York, 7 March) — International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March will mobilize people around the world to call for a Planet 50-50 by 2030. UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in over 40 countries, where ordinary citizens, activists, musicians, athletes, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.”

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The Garden State Harmonica Club

The Garden State Harmonica Club will hold our Open Mic on April 4th & 18th at 7:30 PM at The Community Church, at 354 Rock Road in Glen Rock.

The Club invites anyone interested in the harmonica or harmonica music to join the group to play or listen. Light refreshments are always available. Among the celebrity members are: the amazing Abe Barzelay; Harry Feinberg, famous member of the Harmonica Rascals; Gary Mettler, performer and teacher; Rob Paparozzi, harmonicist and former lead singer of Blood, Sweat and Tears and Rob Fletcher of The Harmoniacs.
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CMA Director of Marketing Chosen as One of SNJ Business People’s 40 Under 40

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Business Magazine Recognizes Erin Klebaur as Top Young Professional

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Mar. 7, 2016 – Erin Klebaur, director of marketing services at Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service marketing firm located in Princeton Junction, has been named one of SNJ Business People’s 40 Under 40.

Klebaur, who has more than 10 years of service at CMA, leads her team of 15 by setting the example that hard work and dreaming big payoff. She began her career as an executive assistant and now leads the marketing department, overseeing the design studio, public relations and social media team, strategy and business development and marketing account executives.

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NJ Supreme Court Justice Ann Patterson is Distinguished Speaker at Sunset Rotary Club

Taking time out from her busy schedule Associate Supreme Court Justice Ann Patterson graciously came to Sunset Rotary Club to address members and explain the workings of the state's highest court where she has served since September 1st 2011. The NJ Supreme court is composed of a chief justice and six associate justices who review cases from the lower courts. Justice Patterson was born in Trenton and raised in Hopewell Twp and Princeton. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Cornell Law School. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1983. She is seen here with club member John Boyle Esq. and also with a group of club members and guests. More detailed information about the court can be obtained at the website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/supreme/  
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Valley’s Center for Integrative Medicine Offers Group Workshop Series on Wellness

This April, Valley Medical Group’s Center for Integrative Medicine is offering a series of three, 1-hour group workshops on various wellness topics.  Sessions will be facilitated by holistic nurse and wellness coach Mary Mazzer, RN, HNB-BC, HWNC-BC. 

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Berkeley College School Of Health Studies Medical Mission Team Receives Honors

Josiane Hickson, RN-BC, EdD, NE-BC, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies (left), holds one of the young patients benefitting from the medical mission team’s surgical interventions in Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America. With her (on right) is Maria Perez, SPT, Berkeley College alumna.
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$24,000.00 Lingerie Theft in Paramus

The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of CYNTHIA ROMAN (DOB: 08-07-1976) of Tobyhanna, PA for theft of $24,000.00 worth of lingerie and bras from Victoria Secret.

Since August of 2015 Paramus Police Detectives Norman Gin and Christopher Zuck have been investigating large quantity lingerie thefts from the Westfield-Garden State Plaza, Victoria Secret store. Paramus Police only had a description of the unknown subject committing the thefts from the floor displays. The subject’s description was shared to the loss prevention officers throughout the malls and Victoria Secret staff.

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