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Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 01:08 AM EDT

WA State Boater Gets Cash Reward for Busting Crime: Stolen Goods Found Online


$2500 from BoatUS; Winter Crime Prevention Tips

When one Washington State boater had his boat burglarized at his marina, he didn’t take the news sitting down.
Peter Hunt, of Oak Harbor, Washington, went to the internet, where he found the thieves selling the stolen items taken during a rash of boat burglaries – including his own chartplotter – on eBay. Recently, he brought his internet investigation to the attention of authorities that led to the arrest and conviction of an adult and two teenagers and recovery of over $50,000 in stolen electronic equipment. Over 90% of the goods stolen at Hunt’s marina were recovered and returned to owners.

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IndiePix Films Acquires Acclaimed Iranian Film, DOG SWEAT



Indie Pix

IndiePix is proud to announce the acquisition of the narrative film DOG SWEAT; director Hossein Keshavarz’s bold and provocative look at Iran’s rebellious youth culture. The film has found worldwide acclaim at the Los Angeles and Tokyo International Film Festivals and was recently nominated for the Acura Someone to Watch Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

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Creating a Dog-Friendly Backyard


By Greg Kleva

Creating a dog-friendly backyard brings many benefits such as the dog’s safety, prevention of boredom and attendant misbehaviors, exercise, and enjoyment of nature. Remember, though, that while letting your dog have a free romp in your yard keeps him exercised, active and happy, the yard should be used only as a temporary retreat. Nothing can replace the time you spend with your furry pal to enhance your relationship and seal your special bond.

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Congressman Rothman Reads to Students at Roosevelt Elementary School in Garfield


On February 28, 2011, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) spent an hour with the fourth grade class of the Roosevelt Elementary School in Garfield, NJ as part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program. Congressman Rothman read Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax to the students in their school and spoke with them about the importance and fun of reading. Now in its 14th year, Read Across America raises awareness on how vital it is to motivate children to develop the skills they will need to reach their full potential and succeed in their future endeavors.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


The Gastroenterology Department at Bergen Regional Medical Center Provides Tips to Prevent, Detect and Treat One of the Most Common Cancers

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in America and strikes both men and women equally. Although colon cancer can be deadly, the death rate has been going down for the past 15 years. One reason is because colorectal cancer is both preventable and often curable if it is detected early.

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OWC Announces Internal Hard Drive/SSD Upgrades For Just Announced New 2011 Apple Macbook Pro Models


OWC “Do it Yourself” Kits Offer up to 33% More Capacity for Standard Drive Bay, Substantial Savings & Additional Options vs. Factory

Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the immediate availability of higher capacity, higher speed hard drives and Solid State Drives (SSDs) “Do it Yourself” kits for the new MacBook® Pro 13", 15", and 17" models announced by Apple® last week. OWC’s complete upgrade kits provide all the needed tools, including a bus-powered external enclosure, for the easy installation, data transfer, and ongoing use of the original drive for additional external storage and/or data backup.

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Grammy Award Winner and Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson Performs LIVE at Englewood’s bergenPAC



Nancy Wilson at the bergenPAC

Nancy Wilson’s musical style has been given names by the music critics. Whether she is a “jazz singer,” “blues singer,” “a pop singer,” or “cabaret singer” the fact still remains that she is a super talented musician. Wilson prefers the descriptive name “song stylist”. When she moved to New York City in 1959, she allotted herself six months to get her career started. In that time she was signed to Capitol Records and released her debut single “Guess I Saw You Today”. Wilson’s debut single was so successful from April of 1960 to July of 1962 that Capitol Records released five of her albums.

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Picarella Trust Fund 2011 Scholarships Available Through K Of C


The James Picarella Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund will again award multiple $1,000 scholarships to Township of Washington high school seniors pursuing full-time higher education at two and four-year colleges, or other post-high school education in business, nursing, technical trades, etc. The Knights of Columbus, Mother Seton Council #5427, administrators of the Trust, will make applications available for interested candidates starting February 28. They may be obtained at the K of C Hall Members’ Room, in the rear of 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A supply of applications will also be provided to guidance counselors in nearby schools. Applications must be returned no later than May 1.

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BCC President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan Participates in U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Summit on Community Colleges



Undersecretary of Education Cites Dr. Ryan’s Leadership in Developing Strong Initiatives in Invitation to Today’s Event in Philadelphia

Bergen Community College President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan participated in the U.S. Department of Education’s first Community College Regional Summit today in Philadelphia. “I was honored by the invitation and I have looked forward to participating in the important national conversation that President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have initiated about eliminating barriers for students trying to complete their education,” Dr. Ryan said.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis hosted a town hall-style forum at the Community College of Philadelphia after touring a job-training center for non-traditional students on Monday.

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New Jerseyans Split Over Gov. Christie’s Proposed Budget


New Jersey voters are split in their evaluation of Gov. ChrisChristie’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.

While 45 percent are pleased with the budget, 48 percent are displeased, and 7 percent are not sure. Negative evaluations of Christie’s budget appear motivated both by feelings that its proposals are unfair and by a dislike of the governor’s leadership style. Positive evaluations originate in the belief Christie is trying to drastically reduce spending and in favorable personal impressions.

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Teaneck Rotary Celebrates Mardi Gras With Jazz Vibraphone Music


A little confusion happened when I went to visit Teaneck Rotary, always a pleasant makeup. They normally meet at Vitale’s every Wednesday where a buffet lunch is available. Upon walking in to Vitale’s Restaurant, I proceeded to the meeting room, put my outer jacket on a chair and before sitting down, looked around, There was no Rotary paraphernalia anywhere! Questioning the wait staff, the meeting had been moved to Classic Quiche up the street because the room had been booked for a Repast. My jacket and cap were immediately removed from the scene!

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Dine at the California Pizza Kitchen for heart health


Mahwah, NJ - The Universal Heart Health Society (UHHS) announced today that it will be hosting a fundraising event at the California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in Paramus on Sunday, Mar. 13. CPK has agreed to donate 20% of its restaurant bills to the non-profit when customers present an event flyer, said UHHS Marketing Vice President Courtney Breese.

“We are working on raising awareness about our organization in Bergen County,” Breese said. “I don’t know a better way to do this than to invite the locals out for a great meal.

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15,500 Students In Bergen County Will Be Affected By GOP Budget Cuts to College Grants


Jersey’s Middle Class Families See $115 Million in Pell Grants, 183,000 Students Impacted Statewide

Union, Middlesex, and Essex Counties Most Affected

An estimated 15,500 Bergen County college students will see education grants disappear under the budget proposed by Washington Republicans, according to new analysis released today by Senator Robert Menendez (D – New Jersey). A total of 183,000 promising students will see $115 Million in Pell Grants disappear under the Republican’s proposal. Union, Middlesex, and Essex counties will see the highest number of students affected, with an estimated 18,000; 16,500; and 15,500 students affected respectively.

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Last Call: Apply Now to Become a Kids’ Life Jacket Loaner Site



Life Jacket Loaner Program

Deadline to Apply is March 11th
This summer you can help ensure kids stay safe on the water, but you need to act soon. The BoatUS Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program for kids, which helps parents, boaters and anglers get the right-sized life jacket for youngsters at over 500 locations across the country, is looking for sponsors for additional loaner sites. But you only have until March 11 to apply at www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/LJLP.

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Assembly & Senate To Move To Override Christie Job-Killing Vetoes & Consider New Democratic Tax Cut Measures


New Measures Would Implement Democratic Business Tax Cuts


The Assembly and Senate on Thursday will meet to advance new job-creating Democratic business tax cuts and overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s job-killing vetoes. Both sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday and will streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp .

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Driver Job Fair to Be Held Thursday, March 3rd in Saddle Brook, NJ


A Career Fair targeting the Transportation industry will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at the Saddle Brook Marriott in Saddle Brook, NJ from 10 am to 2 pm. Hosted by Guide Publications, the fair is one of over 30 Career Fairs the company has organized this year in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Ohio and Illinois. “Even though no industry has been spared the difficulties of the recent economic climate, the transportation industries are continuing to hire,” said Mike Beson, Guide Publications President.

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BCC President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan Participates in U.S. Dept of Education’s Regional Summit on Community Colleges


Undersecretary of Education Cites Dr. Ryan’s Leadership in Developing Strong Initiatives in Invitation to Today’s Event in Philadelphia

Bergen Community College President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan participated in the U.S. Department of Education’s first Community College Regional Summit today in Philadelphia. “I was honored by the invitation and I have looked forward to participating in the important national conversation that President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have initiated about eliminating barriers for students trying to complete their education,” Dr. Ryan said.

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Ridge Ranch Elementary School Celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year


Ridge Ranch School Lunar New Year 2011
Under the aegis of principal Ms. Jeanine Nostrame and teacher Mrs. Debra Hodge, students presented the Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Rabbit. The principal welcomed the parents and the students pointing out the new HID lighting that had been installed. Ms Nostrame did it in a quiz to the pupils who were seated on the floor of the assembly room. It took several tries to attain the correct answer the question .. ‘What was different?

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Hackensack University Medical Center Opens New Heart And Vascular Hospital


HUMC
Following a new concept, HUMC opened a hospital within a hospital. The purpose of this was to bring heart and vascular patients under the care of doctors who specialized in the needs of heart care patients. They brought together specialists who might be needed for any case scenarios for the patient. State of the art equipment and programs were converged within this hospital.

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