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Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

On the Water Assistance When You Need It

CHARLOTTE, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. That’s because the lake had no around-the-clock on water boat towing service. Local law enforcement only patrolled the lake on weekends and provided tows, which was also likely not the best use of the officer’s time or taxpayer dollars. That has all changed with the opening of TowBoatUS Mountain Island Lake, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for routine breakdowns. The new location is the third for Capt. Derek DeBord and his wife, Cheryl, who are owners of nearby TowBoatUS Lake Wylie and TowBoatUS Lake Norman.

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Sunset Rotary Club Hosts Louis Kleinman from Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

[media20140717213057495]Members of Sunset Rotary Club – Central Bergen, at a recent meeting, were delighted to have as their distinguished guest, Louis Kleinman who is Outreach Coordinator & Alliance Partner Liaison for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA). He was greeted by Tom Shea, Club President and long time Ridgewood resident. Louis joined MWA, originally aiding in the coordination of City of Water Day and assumed added responsibilities. He is an environmental and preservation activist with a Masters degree in international trade, and has substantial commercial experience in that field.
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Pascrell Statement on Passing of Congressman Robert A. Roe

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Robert A. Roe, who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives for over twenty-three years, serving from November 4, 1969 to January 3, 1993:

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of my good friend, Congressman Bob Roe. A true champion of transportation throughout the country, people unknowingly witness Bob’s legacy through the many roads, highways and bridges they travel each and every day. In fact, the federal building which houses my district office is named after him, a fitting tribute to Bob’s work on behalf of the people of New Jersey. As Chairman of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Bob succeeded in passing a bipartisan transportation reauthorization that both Democrats and Republicans could be proud of.  As we struggle with a long term solution to funding the Highway Trust Fund, I only wish we had some of Bob’s bipartisan leadership today.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob’s family during this difficult time.”

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MaxLite Introduces High-Performance LED Residential Downlight Retrofits That Meet Specification Requirements

 Building on its growing line of value-engineered recessed downlight solutions, MaxLite introduces LED Residential Downlight Retrofits for recessed cans with a nominal six inch diameter that delivers an impressive 90 color rendering index (CRI).  The downlight retrofits are listed on the CEC Title 24 product list, ENERGY STAR qualified and meet the voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification.
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Spa Victory Puts Ecurie Ecosse Back On Top Of British Gt Standings

• Comeback drive nets fourth in opener ahead of second 2014 victory

• Attard and Sims storm to double pole position

A sensational performance at Spa-Francorchamps helped Ecurie Ecosse Powered By Black Bull open up a commanding lead in this season’s British GT Championship title race after Marco Attard and Alexander Sims scored their second win of the season in Belgium last weekend (July 11/12).

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Twynham Narrowly Misses Points On Formula Renault 3.5 Debut


Cameron Twynham’s Formula Renault 3.5 Series career began in impressive style at the Nurburgring last weekend (July 11-13) after a promising second race showing left him on the fringes of a top-10 finish.


The Market Harborough teenager – making a last-minute move from EuroFormula Open to British FR3.5 squad Comtec Racing – came home 11th after an incident-packed contest on Sunday afternoon.

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Liberals Draft Bill to Contradict Hobby Lobby Ruling; Religious Liberty Still at Risk

American Family Association Says Legislation Shows a Disturbing Fixation on Forcing Americans to Violate Their Beliefs and Pay for Abortions

Following the recent victorious Hobby Lobby ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, liberal lawmakers have wasted no time introducing an “Anti-Hobby Lobby” bill. 

Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced legislation last week that attempts to sidestep the recent ruling. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to bypass all committees and fast-track the bill, S.2578.

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AccuWeather Provides Key Speakers for 2014 Esri International User Conference and New "Weather Track"

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers insight into the future use of weather information to create sustainable competitive business advantages.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 14 July 2014 -- AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeather's Chief Commercial Officer Casey McGeever will serve as keynote speaker for the "Weather in GIS Track", while two other members of the AES team present at the Business Summit: Technology Plenary.

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Freeholder Jim Tedesco Reveals His Economic Development Plan At Scene Of Former Success

Former Paramus Mayor James J. Tedesco III held a news conference at Plaza 35, the scene of a former success. In his campaign for Bergen County Executive, Tedesco chose Plaza 35 for his conference because it was a site that he helped to succeed while Mayor of Paramus. His idea now, as then, is to get cooperative efforts together to forge a winning plan to keep industry and business in Bergen County. Without using huge buyouts and concessions, Tedesco sees Bergen County as the ideal place for progress. It has all the vital components!

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BMW’s Ultimate Driving Experience, Offering Dynamic Behind-the-Wheel Driving Programs Comes to MetLife Stadium July 13-20

BMW’s Ultimate Driving Experience, a nationwide tour that offers dynamic behind-the-wheel driving programs, is coming to MetLife Stadium from July 13-20.  The Experience will be open weekdays from 9am-6pm and weekends from 9am-8pm, with certain driving programs beginning at 8:30am. The Ultimate Driving Experience will feature over 80 BMW vehicles, from BMW i to BMW M.  Attendees will have access to a truly immersive experience including:
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Muslim Americans to Hold Solidarity Action for Guantanamo & Palestine During White House Ramadan Dinner

July 10, Washington, DC—A group of Muslim Americans are planning an action on Monday, July 14 at 7:00pm at the White House to draw attention to ongoing U.S. government policies that have disproportionately impacted Muslim communities both here and abroad.

The solidarity action will coincide with the annual White House iftar dinner where Muslim Americans are invited to break their fast with the president, a tradition started by President Clinton. In a statement released on June 27, President Obama explained: “As I’ve done every year as President, I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans from across the United States to the White House for an iftar dinner.  It will be another opportunity for me to convey America’s appreciation for the contributions of Muslim Americans to our country and to wish Muslims around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, community, peace and understanding.”

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Bergen Freeholders Pass 0 Increase Budget

Reduces County Executive’s Proposed Budget by $7.4 million                                                                                                                

On Wednesday, July 9th the Bergen County Freeholder Board has passed a 0 % change in taxes for the 2014 county budget.  The Freeholders were able to cut close to $7.4 million from the County Executive’s original proposed budget and tax roll. This marks the second year in a row the Freeholders were able to trim the proposed budget, after cutting $2.3 million dollars in 2013.

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HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley Announces First Gentle C-Section

Dr. Charles Haddad Performed the Surgery

(Westwood, NJ) – Yesterday, July 9th, Dr. Charles Haddad performed the first Gentle C-Section at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley.  Gentle C-sections are part of a new movement in maternity care that supports participation of the parents in the delivery of the infant and immediate bonding using skin to skin contact between mother and baby in the operating room. 

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Sports Authority To Celebrate The Grand Reopening Of Its Redesigned New York And New Jersey–Area Stores

Join Antrel Rolle, Jason Pierre-Paul, Dwight Gooden, Wayne Chrebet and Darryl Strawberry to celebrate Saturday’s New York and New Jersey–area grand reopenings, plus enjoy special promotions and giveaways

 Sports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, today announced that it will host grand reopening events for its redesigned stores in the New York and New Jersey area on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8am.

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UCS: Former RGGI Chair Urges Gov. Christie To Reconsider Withdrawl

The former chairman of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has written a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging him to reconsider his plan to withdraw the state from the emissions-reduction program. Ken Kimmell, now the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, chaired RGGI during his tenure as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The full letter is pasted below and is also available on Kimmell’s blog.

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The Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti Embarking in Major Health Project in Haiti

The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti (FHHH) is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000.00 grant through the generous sponsorship of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). The goal of this grant is to address the overwhelming need for basic healthcare in the poorest areas of Haiti. These funds will support the Foundation’s project of decreasing infant and maternal mortality and improving children’s health in the communities of Ile a Vache and Carries (Arcahaie), and will allow us to increase and intensify our civic and medical efforts in these areas.
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Nina Stack President of Council of NJ Grantmakers is Rotary Club’s Distinguished Speaker

At a recent meeting of the Sunset Rotary Club members were pleased to have Nina Stack as their distinguished speaker. She is seen  here being greeted by club President and long time Ridgewood resident, Tom Shea.


Ms Stack explained to members the work that she does as president of the Council of NJ Grant Makers (CNJG). The organization exists to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy throughout New Jersey and is the leading resource for networking and information for New Jersey’s philanthropic community. CNJG provides representatives of all types of grantmaking organizations with access to valuable services and meaningful activities to advance their work. CNJG was created based on the principle that philanthropy is more effective when grantmakers have the opportunity for communication, information exchange and continuing education. Learn more at: www.CNJG.org

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MaxLite’s New FlatMAX LED Panels: A Cutting-Edge Solution For Ceiling Installations

 MaxLite introduces FlatMAX, a new generation of LED edge lit panels that deliver superior efficacy in a sleek package.

Designed to replace fluorescent fixtures in drop ceilings, MaxLite’s FlatMAX panels feature a slim installation depth for a flush fit and long-life LEDs that deliver a high lumen output and uniform light. The panels are fully dimmable and compatible with building controls, motion sensors, timers, and daylight harvesting systems. They are available in three sizes: a 36-watt 1’x4’, and 45-watt 2’x2’ and 2’x4.’

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Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

 With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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Rep. Pascrell Calls for Robust Transportation Funding

Cites New Jersey’s aging infrastructure as need for long-term solution


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, called for more robust transportation funding ahead of tomorrow’s Ways and Means markup of a $10.5 billion, eight-month transportation funding extension.  The proposal, which was released this afternoon, would push the debate over road and transit spending into the next Congress.

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