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Saturday, August 27 2016 @ 09:29 AM EDT

SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS WITH ALL PRO TENNIS


The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with ALL PRO TENNIS, will again offer summer tennis camps.

Four day summer camps, Monday through Thursday, will be offered at the Somerville courts weekly through the week of August 8th.  Choose from either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for one and a half hour sessions.  The fee for each weekly camp is $ 120.00. (non-residents $130.00)  Fridays are for rain makeups.

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SUMMER MINI-CAMPS WITH EDUCATION EXPLORERS - August 22 through 26


Elementary children in Grades K – 4 are invited to join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation as Education Explorers provide the following two summer camps:

Transportation Engineering
Grades K-4, Monday through Friday, August 22 through 26, 9:30 to 12 noon, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. $175/5 sessions – all materials included ($185 non-residents).
Participants will learn to design a suspension bridge, a propeller plane, a balloon powered car, a rocket, boat building and much more transportation themed fun.

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Arrest of Burglary Suspect



Oliver BlCutanco
The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Oliver BlCutanco, 27 yoa, of Scotch Plains, NJ for the burglary of a Paramus home.

On Thursday, July  7, 2016 at approximately 12:19 pm, Paramus Police officers responded to reported burglar alarm at a home located on Ross Road. The arriving officers observed that a rear window of the home had been broken. Officers entered the home and searched it,  but the suspect had already fled.  Police observed that the suspect had cut himself on the broken window while entering  the home. At the same time, two separate, alert residents flagged down the police and reported that they had seen a male run from that location. The witnesses gave very accurate descriptions to the officers who began to search the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Valley Health System Welcomes New Director of Cardiac Surgery to The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute



Goncalves, John, Jr., M.D.
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 11, 2016 —Valley Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of John A. Goncalves, M.D., FACS, FAAC, as Director of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program of The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI).
A board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Goncalves, a resident of Franklin Lakes, NJ, specializes in complex surgery to treat congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, aortic defects and emergencies, and other diseases of the heart and vascular system.

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Specialty Food Association Announces New Board Officers and Directors


NEW YORK (July 11, 2016) – The Specialty Food Association announces the election of four board officers and its new slate of directors.

Those serving on the board are all members of the Association, a not-for-profit trade association that represents all segments of the $120.5 billion U.S. specialty food industry and member companies abroad. The board term is two years.

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RUB, FIRE, COOK & LICK!


BBQ FLAVOR TIPS FROM PEREG NATURAL FOODS, OFFERING MORE THAN 60 ALL NATURAL & PURE EXOTIC SPICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Clifton, NJ, JULY 7, 2016 -- When it comes to BBQ rubs and spices, Pereg Natural foods knows a thing or two. In business for more than 100 years, the New Jersey based, family owned company produces more than 60 all natural and pure spices, procured from the best sources on earth. Here’s some info from Pereg on why and how to use rubs for the perfect BBQ.

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Calling All Canines: Morey’s Piers Hosts a Weekend of Tail-Wagging Events in September


New Four-Legged Fun Includes the Doggie Dash and Putts for Mutts

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 7, 2016 – Named the “best seaside amusement park in the world,” Morey’s Piers transforms into a doggie domain from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016. Pet-lovers and their canine companions will find Fido-friendly activities throughout the weekend, culminating in the return of the “Gone to the Dogs” puppy pool party on closing day of Raging Waters Water Park.

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LG Electronics USA 2016 World Environment Day



Employees Clean Up Initiative at Englewood Cliffs Boat Basin- Dance Garden

(Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – July 6, 2016) World Environment Day, which takes place in June every year, is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. LG employees around the world participated in thousands of person-hours of volunteer activities and gave back to local communities to show solidarity with the goals of UN World Environment Day, celebrated every June since 2010. 

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Menendez, Booker Announce $843K in Federal Funding for NJ Firefighters and EMS Providers


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today announced grant awards from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program totaling $843,844 for nine New Jersey fire companies and emergency medical service (EMS) providers.  The funding will be used to invest in personnel training, protective equipment, fitness programs, modifications to facilities and supplies that support firefighting operations and safety.

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Hackensack Meridian Hospitals Earn 2016 Most Wired Designations from Hospitals & Health Networks


July 6, 2016 - Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that both of its academic medical centers, including Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, as well as six of its community hospitals, including Ocean Medical Center,  Riverview Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, were named to the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.  The survey measures IT adoption of operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery networks in U.S. hospitals and designates those who have made strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Senior Vice President named to Liberty Science Center Board of Trustees


(Newark, NJ – July 07, 2016)  -- Liberty Science Center announced this week that Dr. Minal Patel, M.D, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been elected to the Center’s Board of Trustees. Liberty Science Center is led by a veritable “Who’s Who” of area and national business leaders and philanthropists.

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Bergen Student Recognized for Civic Service



Tristan Anderson
PARAMUS, N.J. – Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,100 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement, has named Bergen Community College student Tristan Anderson a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow.

Anderson, of Teaneck, a general mathematics and science major, has accumulated more than 500 hours of community service with the anti-bullying nonprofit Heroes and Cool Kids, the College’s Rotary Club and through park-based sustainability projects.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s investigators ferret out fraud


Anti-fraud efforts yield $43.2 million in avoided and recovered losses in 2015

(Newark, NJ – July 6, 2016) – Health care fraud is usually hidden and committed by a small number of offenders, yet can cost Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members and employers millions of dollars in losses each year. That’s why Horizon BCBSNJ continues to invest in state-of-the art detection technology and dedicates an elite team of investigators to catch fraudulent activity and protect the integrity of New Jersey’s health care delivery system.  In 2015, this professional team – Horizon BCBSNJ’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) -- generated $43.2 million in savings -- identified as a combination of monies recovered and losses avoided – and opened 988 new fraud cases.

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TUMI and Garage To Open Outlet Locations At The Mills At Jersey Gardens This Month


(Elizabeth, New Jersey) July 6, 2016 – The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, today announced that its newest stores, TUMI, located on the lower level across from Simon Guest Services, and Garage, located on the upper level near Century 21, will open their doors, Thursday, July 7 and July 15, respectively.

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2016 4th of July, A Celebration To Remember


Paramus 4th of July
After months of hard work and planning, our 4th of July Committee headed by Ace Antonio and Ann Marie Franson met the due date with equanimity. The fireworks, sponsored by Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center and the Parade primarily sponsored by Columbia Bank took place and almost every contingency pre-met. The parade procession started out from Century Road and went down Farview Avenue to Midland Avenue, took a right turn and went past the reviewing stand  and many went into Midland school for the judging festivities. Among the sponsors were: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus Park Mall, IKEA of Paramus and Prestige Family of Fine Cars Official Car Dealership of the Paramus 4th of July.

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Newark Black Film Festival and Jazz in the Garden for the week of July 11


NEWARK: The Newark Black Film Festival continues on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm with a free screening of A Ballerina's Tale​ at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark. This feature documentary on African-American ballerina Misty Copeland examines her rise and potentially career-ending injury, alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Following the film will be a Q&A with filmmaker Nelson George. The host will be Kenneth Gifford, of the Newark International Film Festival. Since its introduction by the Museum in 1974, NBFF has provided a forum for emerging writers, directors, producers, performers and patrons of black cinema. The festival is made possible by Bank of AmericaThe official airline is United and the media sponsor is WBGO.

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Tedesco Visits Children With Autism at All Par Golf Program at Valley Brook Golf Course



River Vale, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco last week visited children with autism who are participating in the All Par Program at the Valley Brook Golf Course this summer. 

The All Par Program is a county-run golf program for children with autism.  The program is an introduction to golf that emphasizes basic information and instruction. The fundamentals are presented by the instructors and reinforced by the teaching assistants in both a classroom setting and on the practice tee. The use of Snag golf equipment, large-face plastic clubs and tennis balls provides the first step in the learning process.

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16TH ANNUAL PANASONIC NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON SUNDAY, JULY 24


4,000 Triathletes to Swim, Bike and Run through Manhattan in New York’s only International Distance Triathlon

NEW YORK (June 27, 2016) — 4,000 athletes will take to the river, roads and parks of Manhattan to compete in the 16th annual Panasonic New York City Triathlon on Sunday, July 24. The event is produced by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, which recently opened its first New York City location, Life Time Athletic at Sky. The nearly 70,000 square-foot, multi-level fitness destination is an unparalleled, resort-style health, fitness and lifestyle experience introducing New Yorkers to Life Time’s unique and individualized approach to fitness.

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Patients at HackensackUMC Receive a Patriotic Visit from Dedicated Board Member and Friends


On June 30,  Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chairwoman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, along with a group of dear friends dressed to celebrate the Fourth of July, visited patients at HackensackUMC to honor this special occasion.

Joining the group for the first time was Heather Choi of the HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees.  During the visit, the group sang patriotic songs as they made their rounds and distributed treats and goodies along with coloring books and crayons to patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. In addition, the group visited patients in the elder care unit, where they distributed crossword puzzle books and patients at the John Theurer Cancer Center.  According to health care team members, the visits make quite an impression on the patients and help to lift spirits.  The team looks forward to the visits as well.  Mrs. Sorce and friends visit HackensackUMC several times a year to commemorate special occasions, including the Fourth of July.


From left to right:
Valerie Costa, River Edge; Heather Choi, Franklin Lakes; Ro Sorce, Hackensack; Peter Vallas, (Uncle Sam), Hackensack; Lisa Freeman, New Hope, PA; Sherma Andrews, Ridgewood; Amanda Costa, River Edge; and Barbara Bush-Breen, Hackensack.
(sitting in front) Cono Spinelli, (Captain America) Mahwah.

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