By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 03:14 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 03:14 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 03:11 PM EST
More than 50 people packed the Mackay Room at the Englewood Public Library February 25 for a talk on the significant achievements of African Americans who were either born in or lived in Englewood. The program was lead by lifelong Englewood resident Thomas “Moose”
Monroe who taught health and physical education at both the Middle and High School for 31 years. Monroe who also coached football, basketball and track at Dwight Morrow High School focused part of the talk on Englewood residents who used their athletic talent to achieve great things such as Duquesne University basketball player Fletcher Johnson who went on to become a renowned cardiovascular surgeon in the 1950’s and New York Jets Bruce Harper who went on to found the non profit Heroes & Cool Kids mentoring program.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 03:09 PM EST
NJDCA grants more time to applicants for LMI and TBRA programs
Pascrell had requested time extension from DCA
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has extended the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for two key assistance programs – the Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TRBA) Program. LMI was extended to Friday, March 20th and TBRA was extended to Monday, April 6th. Rep. Pascrell had requested the deadline be extended to ensure there was time for proper outreach to local residents.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 02:36 PM EST
Transportation Trust Fund Status Discussion Also on Tap
(TRENTON) – Allowing parents to exclude their child from standardized testing and studying the effectiveness of the PARCC exam, creating workforce training for former casino workers, the New Jersey Stolen Valor Act, studying start times for middle and high schools and establishing the crime of upskirting are among the bills that highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee meetings.
A discussion on the state of New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund is also on tap.
The meetings are slated to being at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 03 2015 @ 02:32 PM EST
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) is hosting Open Enrollment Information Sessions for future Habitat Bergen homeowners at the Philip Ciarco Adult Learning Center of Bergen Community College (BCC) on Saturday, March 21st, 10am – 2pm and Wednesday, April 1st, 6pm – 8pm. The Open Enrollment Sessions will be held in Rooms 102-103 of the Philip Ciarco Adult Learning Center, which is located on the Hackensack campus at 355 Main Street.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, March 01 2015 @ 06:28 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 24 2015 @ 06:06 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, February 22 2015 @ 03:42 PM EST
Assemblyman Scott Rumana arrived in time to greet the members in attendance of the Taiwanese Association of America, New Jersey Chapter. He gave a vigorous speech addressing the economy and its affects, but first greeting them in their language. Dr. Huey-Jen Lee acted as the Master of Ceremonies and was able to adhere to the schedule of events fairly closely. While most of the speeches were in Taiwanese, the speakers also used the English language for the benefit of those who's non-language skills were predominant. Mayor Rich LaBarbiera apologized for not being able to attend and sent an emissary to address the people on his behalf. Both Rumana and LaBarbiera stated that they were open to the people who had problems.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, February 21 2015 @ 08:02 PM EST
President Janet Pomante outlined the initial golf outing to be held on June 8th that will benefit Veterans Housing to members of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. . Her firm, ServePro will be one of the major sponsors and will donate some TV's as well. Janet was well prepared for the dynamics of this event having run several before. She plans on having the game at the Paramus Golf Course with dinner at Seasons in Washington Township. She stressed that the club will need lots of foursomes and urged everyone to get involved in procuring foursomes to make the event profitable and so that the club will be able to donate needed supplies to the new veterans housing now being constructed.
Paramus Veterans Service Officer Sam Casiello offers the following endorsement:
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 18 2015 @ 08:31 AM EST
By Post Monday, February 16 2015 @ 04:40 PM EST
PATERSON, NJ [February 16, 2015] – Advances in research at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center are guiding clinicians at the Paterson healthcare facility, and across the nation.
Researchers in the Pulmonary Department at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, led by Vincent A. DeBari, PhD, Director, Resident Research, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, including Balwinder Kang, MD, Graduate, Internal Medicine Residency, M. Anees Khan, MD, Pulmonologist, Nader A. Mahmood, MD, Graduate, Pulmonary Fellow, and Jacob Mathew, MD, current 5th year Pulmonary Fellow, recently had the results of a study they conducted on a common, yet little used blood test known as RDW (red cell distribution width) published in theInternational Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science (Vol. 4 Issue 4). The researchers’ findings in “Broadening of the red blood cell distribution width is associated with increased severity of illness in patients with sepsis” revealed that RDW helped identify sepsis more efficiently than the standard APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II) scoring system.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 16 2015 @ 03:36 PM EST
On Sunday, February 15, 25015, members, family and friends of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club braved freezing weather to feed the homeless at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center in Hackensack. Bringing turkey and roast beef sandwiches plus apples, cookies and water, they stood behind the counter at the shelter's kitchen and took care of the appetites of those that were forced to stay at the shelter. Quickly setting up an assembly line, one of the wives played hostess and welcomed each attendee plus informed them of the sandwich choice.
By Post Friday, February 13 2015 @ 08:50 PM EST
By Post Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 09:45 PM EST
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph Lagana to expand requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in building structures not currently required to have the devices was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
The bill (A-4073) is designated as the “Korman and Park’s Law” after Noel Korman and Alice Park, who recently lost their lives among several others who were sickened and hospitalized due to carbon monoxide exposure in a multi-use commercial structure in Passaic. The building is home to nearly 20 rehearsal spaces and small recording studios rented monthly by a variety of local musicians and bands and part of an industrial complex off Van Houten Avenue.
By Press Release Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 09:42 PM EST
--Time Limited Special Ticket Rates Available in February--
(Fort Lee, New Jersey; February 12, 2015) – The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 26th season is replete with the grandeur of traditional opera. The house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Georges Bizet's scintillating Carmen on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Gaetano Donizetti's tragic melodrama Lucia di Lammermoor on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Special ticket rates are available beginning February 26 to see these professional productions. Both operas begin at 3 p.m. at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.
By Post Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 09:40 PM EST
Pre-Opening Fundraisers to Benefit Community Organizations:
Cherry Hill Elementary School, D.A.R.E, and Alpine Learning Group
River Edge, New Jersey (February 2015) -- The Habit Burger Grill’s ("The Habit"), delicious Charburger has been habit-forming across the West Coast since 1969 and soon lines will be forming in River Edge, NJ as it opens its second East Coast location. The burger centric fast-casualrestaurant chain opened its first East Coast location in Fair Lawn, NJ in August 2014.
By Press Release Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 09:38 PM EST
Cruel practice of shark finning threatens 73 million sharks annually, who are crucial to the survival of ecosystems
Washington, DC, February 12, 2015 -- Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends the New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee for passing S. 2057. Sponsored by state Senators Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Christopher Bateman (R-16), this bill is an important step toward reducing the shark fin trade that devastates shark populations worldwide. Born Free USA Program Associate Kate Dylewsky testified in Trenton today in support of the legislation. She urged the committee to pass the bill in its full form.
By Post Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 09:32 PM EST
Petitions EPA to list lower Hackensack River as Superfund siteToday, Hackensack Riverkeeper formally petitioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study whether the main stem of the Hackensack River should be listed under the federal Superfund law. The drastic action was taken on behalf of the tidal reaches of river that stretch for twenty-two miles from Van Buskirk Island in Oradell, NJ to the river’s terminus at Newark Bay. Bottom sediments throughout that area are contaminated with a long list of toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
By Press Release Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 02:33 PM EST
Measures Seek to Put the Billions in Food that Go to Waste Each Year to Good Use
(TRENTON) – An Assembly panel on Thursday approved a three-bill package sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace to combat hunger by making good use of the billions of dollars in food that goes to waste every year in the United States.
By Post Thursday, February 12 2015 @ 11:12 AM EST
Visiting Angels Hands Out “Senior Storm Kits” Ahead of Another Round of Winter Weather
(February 2015) - As Americans battle yet another blast of winter weather, local caregivers are bracing their seniors for the cold temperatures and possibly life threatening conditions with Senior Storm Kits. Visiting Angels, one of the largest in-home senior care companies in the nation, is handing out kits with specific items that could come in handy if seniors find themselves stranded during a snow storm, or any other type of inclement weather.
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