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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, February 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, February 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Horizon BCBSNJ and Horizon Foundation’s Pearson becomes Chair of Statewide Philanthropic Association


Council of New Jersey Grantmakers elects Officers & New Trustees

December 21, 2016 TRENTON – The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), the statewide association serving corporate and private philanthropy announced the election of Jonathan R. Pearson of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Horizon Foundation for New Jersey as its new Chairman. In addition, the organization elected a number of philanthropic leaders to the Board of Trustees.

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Hunger to Help: Realtors Support College Pantry


Lisa Pitz, of the Center for Food Action Pantry at Bergen Community College, discussed the challenges many students face.

PARAMUS, N.J. – One in five community college students has struggled with hunger, according to a survey of 4,300 students conducted by the Association of Community College Trustees and nonprofit Single Stop. Bergen Community College, the Center for Food Action and Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Ridgewood took steps this month to further combat this issue in Bergen County.

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Lagana Bill to Include All Disabled Vets Under NJ Transit Discount Program Heads to Governor’s Desk


Current Policy Requires Disabled Rating of At Least 70 Percent for Program Eligibility

(TRENTON) – Assembly-approved legislation Assemblyman Joseph Lagana sponsored to include more disabled veterans in the New Jersey Transit discount program for senior citizens and persons with disabilities recently gained approval from the Senate and now heads to the governor.

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Lagana Praises Legislative Approval of Ride-Hailing Regulation Bill


Measure Aimed at Keeping Passengers Safe, Establishing Guidelines for Long-Term Growth of Industry in New Jersey          

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic), lead Assembly sponsor of a measure aimed at ensuring the safety and long-term growth of the ride-hailing industry in New Jersey, issued the following statement Monday after both houses of the legislature approved the bill. The legislation (A-3695/S-2179) now heads to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk:

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey appoints new Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer


(Newark – December 20, 2016)  -- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has created the new positon of Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer the company announced today. Assuming the role is David Gambino who joined Horizon BCBSNJ on December 19, 2016. He will report directly to Allen Karp, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Management.

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Bergen Offers Special Weekend Registration Hours


Bergen’s Paramus main campus
PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will host special weekend registration hours for students interested in taking classes during winter break and the spring semester.
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Human Rights Campaign to Honor Meryl Streep at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala


The critically-acclaimed actress and LGBTQ-icon will be presented with the HRC Ally for Equality Award for her commitment to the LGBTQ community

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced it will honor critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning actress Meryl Streep with the organization’s Ally for Equality Award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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NY WATERWAY OFFERS GIFT OF TIME WITH FERRY GIFT CERTIFICATES


For the commuter who has everything, NY Waterway has a great last-minute shopping idea – the Gift of Time – a gift certificate for a safe, reliable, time-saving way to avoid traffic and get into Manhattan, and home again.

Visit www.nywaterway.com/giftcertificate  for more information.

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Menendez, Booker Announce $45.5M to Combat NJ Homelessness


NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that over $45.5 million in grants have been awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to support hundreds of permanent and transitional housing programs for homeless individuals and families, and to support homelessness prevention programs in New Jersey.

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Valley Pays Tribute to Ann B. Alford with the Naming of Hospital Lobby Reception Desk


Ridgewood, NJ, December 19, 2016 – On Monday, December 12, an audience of more than 50 family, friends and fellow volunteers gathered in The Valley Hospital Shotmeyer Lobby to dedicate the Reception Desk in memory of Ann B. Alford. Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System, expressed her appreciation of Ann and emphasized what a fitting tribute this was to her memory. As a faithful volunteer at the front desk every Monday morning for more than two decades, Mrs. Alford welcomed countless patients, families and guests while graciously directing them to their destinations.
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Bahama Breeze Hosts Colorful Junkanoo-Inspired New Year’s Eve Bash


In the Caribbean, the biggest party of year is just getting started. On December 31, ring in the New Year with true island spirit and a rocking good time during Bahama Breeze’s Island Junkanoo New Year’s Bash, a fun and colorful way to welcome 2017.

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Bergen Student Named Scholar Athlete of the Year


PARAMUS, N.J. – In earning the 2015-16 John Stauff Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award, student-athlete Nadia Vaso became the first player in Bergen Community College history to accomplish the feat. Presented at the annual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX awards gala, the award honors a female student-athlete who excels both in academics and athletics.
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Bergen County First in NJ to Use FEMA Emergency Alert System


(Mahwah, NJ)- The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) has become the first county agency in New Jersey to be granted access to the FEMA EAS (Emergency Alerting System) and WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts). 

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Bergen County Partners with Friendship House for County Food Services


(Hackensack)- The County of Bergen, under the leadership of County Executive Jim Tedesco and the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, has selected North Jersey Friendship House to provide Food Service Operations for the county administrative buildings (One Bergen County Plaza and Two Bergen County Plaza) as well as the County Justice Center.

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Free Blood Pressure & Diabetes Screening in Paramus


Untreated hypertension may lead to heart attack or stroke.  Even without noticeable symptoms, unsuspecting victims of high blood pressure may experience significant health effects.  Paramus Health Officer, Judith Migliaccio reminds us that because hypertension can be treated, early detection is necessary for good management.  Healthy eating and daily physical activity can have beneficial results.  For that reason, Paramus residents will be offered several opportunities in January to have their blood pressure checked by the Borough nurses.

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Community Coalition receives funding to expand Population Health INITIATIVES In Paterson


The Passaic County Health Coalition (PCHC) has been awarded $640,000 to further efforts around improving the health of the underserved of Passaic County.  The PCHC includes St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), Eva’s Village, Straight and Narrow, Harbor House, Paterson School District–Pediatric Clinic, the City of Paterson Department of Health and Human Services (COP), and the Passaic County Department of Health.

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Giants of Generosity to Celebrate 10th Anniversary


Giants of Generosity to Celebrate 10th Anniversary by Honoring Founder D. Jane Albanese at Annual Food & Wine Fundraiser To Support Local Families Experiencing Dire Circumstances

The Fourth Annual Event will Feature Food & Wine Samplings from Local Eateries and Spirits Vendors, a Ballroom Dance Performance, a Ceremony, plus a Timed Culinary Student Cook-Off

(TENAFLY, N.J., December 9, 2016) – Giants of Generosity, a Bergen County-based charitable organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its fourth annual Food & Wine Show on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Clinton Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 145 Dean Drive in Tenafly.

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Holiday Program Highlights Native American Traditions


NEWARK: Aquinnah Wampanoag artists Elizabeth and Jonathan James-Perry will create jewelry and adornments inspired by their coastal Algonquian heritage on December 28 and 29 from 1 to 4 pm at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 
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Can Christmas Be Merry Again?


American Pastors Network: As Trump Declares, ‘We’re Going to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again,’ Is This Evidence of a Renewed Respect for Jesus’ Birth in Society?PHILADELPHIA—At a rally in Michigan on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump exclaimed, “Merry Christmas! We’re going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again!”

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Felician University Opens Renovated Veterans Center on Lodi Campus


Rutherford, NJ, December 14, 2016 With support from The Home Depot Foundation and Student Veterans of America (SVA), Felician University completed improvements to its veterans center on the University’s Lodi campus and officially opened the Center on Monday, December 5, 2016. Felician currently has 43 undergraduate and 19 graduate veterans enrolled in its academic programs. 

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