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Roland Corporation U.S. Appoints Clyne Media toAugment Public Relations and Editorial Efforts

Roland Corporation U.S. announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based firm Clyne Media Inc. as agency of record to spearhead public relations and editorial initiatives, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Chris Halon, Director, Marketing Communications, Roland Corporation U.S., and is, along with Roland, expanding its internal marketing team, part of a new strategic business plan reflecting Roland’s ongoing commitment to the expansion of the company and its brands.  
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Englewood Library Presents “A Legacy of Achievements”

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.

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Pascrell Announces Extension of Deadlines for Key Sandy Recovery Programs

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.

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Testing Opt-Out, Studying PARCC Tops Thursday Assembly Committees

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:


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Habitat Bergen Now Accepting Applications for Future Homeowners at Open Enrollment Information Sessions

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.

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Images Of Paramus Book Signing At Fritz Behnke Historical Museum

Paramus Book Signing at Fritz Behnke Historical Museum March 1st was the scheduled debut and book signing of Images of Paramus written by Thalia Goulis and Marc Jablonski. Both authors were on hand to greet the visitors and to autograph books purchased there. One might know that Mother Nature stepped in and started a cold snowfall. The slippery roads won over one car that slid from Paramus Road South into the museum parking lot causing damage and injury. On hand was Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg who was visiting at the museum along with his father. He quickly attended to the situation along with Fred Behnke who was overseeing the book signing and welcoming the guests.
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Images Of America Paramus

Two young Paramus residents, Thalia Goulis and Marc Jablonski felt that an indepth history of the origins of Paramus would be fitting. Getting together, they researched Paramus and came up with Images of America Paramus. This is an in depth picture history of our town tracing it to the very origins. The Introduction is very poignant. While most of the pictures emanate from the Fritz Behnke Historical Museum located on Paramus Road, their research went further than that. It included people like Louise Suppo, long a Paramus stalwart as well as many others.
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34th Annual Meeting Of The NJ Chapter Of The Taiwanese Association Of America

Taiwan Association Dinner 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.

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Paramus Sunrise Rotary Plans For First Golf Outing To Benefit Veterans Housing

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Plans For First Golf Outing 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:

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Minor League Baseball Fans Enjoying the Gameday Experience, According to National Study

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A nationwide study conducted by independent research company Turnkey Intelligence revealed Minor League Baseball fans are extremely satisfied with their at-event experience. More than 20,000 MiLB game attendees were surveyed, and collectively gave the Minor League Baseball gameday experience a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 58, positioning the league on par with other highly recognizable brands, including the National Football League (NFL), Amazon.com, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Pandora Internet Radio and Discover Card.
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Research Innovations at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

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.

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Paramus Sunrise Rotary Does Community Service At Homeless Shelter

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Serves at Homeless Shelter 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.

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Understanding The Edgewater, New Jersey Fire

Patterson, New York --The National Fire Sprinkler Association would like to express our concern for those impacted by the January 21st fire in Edgewater, New Jersey. We are grateful that no one lost their life in this fire. We are proud that the firefighters operated as safely as possible in trying to contain the blaze to the building in which it started, and we know they prevented damage to other buildings nearby. 
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Lagana Bill to Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in More Public Buildings Advances

(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.

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Verismo Opera's 2015 Season Features Carmen and Lucia Di Lammermoor

--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.

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The Habit Burger Grill to Open Second New Jersey Location in River Edge

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.

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Born Free USA Applauds Committee Action on Shark Fin Bill in New Jersey

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.

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Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Next Step For The River

Petitions EPA to list lower Hackensack River as Superfund site

  Today, 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.
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Assembly Panel Approves Eustace 3-Bill Package Taking an Innovative Approach to Combating Hunger

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.

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Local Caregivers Prepare Seniors for Impending Weather Wallop

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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