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Saturday, February 24 2018 @ 05:04 AM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

NY Waterway Offers a Ferry Happy New Year


 with Traffic-Free Way to Celebrate in New York and Extra Late Night Trip Back to New Jersey

NY Waterway ferries from Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken and from 14th Street in Hoboken to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan get New Year’s Eve revelers to Manhattan safely, quickly and reliably.

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Bergen County Saved Taxpayers $1 Million by Refinancing Bonds, Earning Reaffirmation of Triple A Rating from Moody’s


Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today announced that $1 million was saved by refinancing obligation and school bonds worth $30.5 million – savings that will be passed onto taxpayers through improved services.  The County took advantage of an expiring provision in the tax law related to advance refunding of  municipal bonds set to expire at the end of this year.   In addition, Moody’s Investor Service, one of the nation’s largest bond rating agencies, recently reaffirmed the county’s Triple A rating citing its strong financial management team, its stable and structurally balanced financial operations, its strong socioeconomic profile and above-average wealth levels, and its substantial and diverse tax base with favorable location.

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GAFCU Delivers Gifts to St. Theresa's in Paterson


Employees of Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union recently worked with St. Theresa Church of Paterson to adopt parish children for the holidays. The children ranged in age from 5 months to 17 years old. Greater Alliance employees either donated cash between $15 and $20 or gave a gift-wrapped toy.
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Bergen County Office for Children Holiday Toy Drive a Great Success


Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco called the holiday toy drive organized by the Bergen County Office for Children a great success considering the amount of toys and clothes collected for children in need.  The items were donated by residents from almost every municipality in Bergen County and collected from November 27th to December 20th in several locations.  Attached is a photo of Bergen County Executive Tedesco and the staff from the Office of Children with some of the toys and clothes collected.

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The Provident Bank Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Intent for First Cycle Signature Grants


Two $50,000 grants available within the Community Enrichment funding area

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (DECEMBER 21, 2017): The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is pleased to announce is it now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for two $50,000 Signature Grants in their Community Enrichment funding area for 2018. The Signature Grant emphasizes sustainable community enhancement, meaningful impact and long-term change across PBF’s service communities.

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Valley Achieves a 4-Star Rating for Hospital Quality


RIDGEWOOD, NJ, December 21, 2017 — The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that it has a received a four-star rating from Hospital Compare, a program run by the federal government designed to provide consumers with information regarding the quality of care provided at hospitals throughout the United States.

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Valley National Bank Celebrates the Holidays with Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center


WAYNE, N.J. – Thursday, December 21, 2017 – On December 15th, Valley National Bank Territory Sales Managers Brenda Lapadat, Susan Gardenier, Lisa Peck, Antonia Martinez, Edna Rios and Michael Molin visited the Hackensack Medical Center to donate toys collected by Valley’s Bergen Sales District. 

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Jobs Reach Historic Peak in New Jersey


Private Sector Employment is Higher Than Ever Before

TRENTON, December 21, 2017 – Private sector employment in New Jersey reached an historic high in November and is now 86,400 jobs higher than the peak employment point before the last recession, with 334,400 more jobs reported now than in February 2010, the low point during the recession, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Bergen County Police Chiefs Visit Valley Hospital’s Pediatric Patients To Hand out Gifts and Spread Holiday Cheer


Ridgewood, NJ – Representatives from the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association recently accompanied Santa Claus to The Valley Hospital Pediatric Unit to give holiday gifts to hospitalized children.  Pictured here are (standing from left to right):  Susan Apple, M.S., BSN, R.N., NE-BC, Manager, Patient Care Services; Dolores Check, R.N., BSN, Clinical Shift Supervisor, Pediatrics and PICU; Chief Michael Gracey, Haworth; Chief Frank Regino, Westwood; Santa; Chief Michael Mazzeo, Emerson; and Katja Schrottner, Westwood.

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Applebee’s® Has $1 Long Island Iced Tea the Entire Month of December


Feel the Cheer with the Dollar L.I.T.™ only at Applebee’s

Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar is winning the holiday cocktail game by offering the $1 Long Island Iced Tea, better known as the Dollar L.I.T.™, all December. The fan-favorite cocktail is made with a delicious mix of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec and sweet & sour mix with a splash of cola. The Applebee’s Dollar L.I.T. is available all day at participating Applebee’s restaurants in New Jersey every day in December – for only a buck!

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Meyda Tiffany Lighting Supports Creative Arts in the Adirondacks and Beyond


OLD FORGE, NEW YORK--- Meyda Tiffany Lighting has always supported the Creative Arts. Robert Cohen, Meyda President, has served on the Board of Directors for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute for more than a decade; Meyda Director of Hospitality Marketing Max Cohen serves on the Board of the Stanley Center for the Arts and was former Board Member of the Utica Jewish Community Center; and Meyda Production Manager Chester Cohen serves on the Board of the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center. All are legendary institutions located in the Utica, New York area.
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Giddy-up! Ride into Wild West Inspired Ice Sculptures at Skylands Stadium


Calling all Annie Oakley’s and Buffalo Bill’s! Explore the world’s only Wild West village made entirely of ice at Skylands Stadium’s Frozen In Ice: Wild West

Augusta, N.J. – December 18, 2017 – The Wild West is stocked with some of the most captivating characters in American history and, for some of us, the most vivid scenes of our childhood imagination. Are you a notorious outlaw, a heroic sheriff or a fearless pioneer? Saddle up and ride into Skylands Stadium’s Frozen In Ice: Wild West, featuring a life-sized Wild West village made entirely out of ice.

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GAFCU Hopes and Dreams Foundation Donates to American Cancer Society


Three initiatives by Greater Alliance Hopes and Dreams Foundation, during the month of October, allowed employees and members of Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union to do their part in the fight against breast cancer.  
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A Home For The Holidays Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank


It’s the reason for the season – holiday celebrations and family gatherings – but for many, the month of December can be especially hard. According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are approximately 430,000 children in foster care, of which approximately 112,000 are waiting to be adopted. Making matters worse is that according to a report by the National Council for Adoption, the number of families willing to adopt is on the decline. A contributing factor can sometimes be the fear of the unknown financial responsibility and economic burden an adoption may have on a family.

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$110k in Scholarships Support Students


PARAMUS, N.J. – “The season of giving” came to Bergen Community College Dec. 11 thanks to the generosity of the College’s foundation donors, awarding 100 students approximately $110,000 in scholarships to help support their education. The ceremony, which took place in the institution’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at its main campus, recognized students with high academic achievements and goals.
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Valley’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Certified by Industry Leader


RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey, December 14, 2017 – The Valley Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Valley was recognized with this three-year certification for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Set


New York, December 7, 2017 Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half, it was announced today by Jacey Raimondo, Habitat Bergen Executive Director. The race, which will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018, will have an expanded field with an expected 22,500 runners and will feature a completely redesigned course taking runners on a 13.1 mile tour of iconic city landmarks beginning in Brooklyn and finishing in Central Park in Manhattan.

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GAFCU Hopes and Dreams Foundation Donates to American Cancer Society


Three initiatives by Greater Alliance Hopes and Dreams Foundation, during the month of October, allowed employees and members of Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union to do their part in the fight against breast cancer.  
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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer


Representatives from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas present a check for $466 to the Chilton Medical Center Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing patients with the finest doctors, most promising medical treatments and newest clinical innovations. To raise funds, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas donated one dollar from sales of select cocktails during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the foundation, which will support its mission to enhance the quality of health care available to those it serves - funding clinical services, state-of-the-art technology, facility construction and modernizations, outreach initiatives and other vital programs.  

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Voucher Recipients Share Stories About How Housing Transformed Their Lives


Loss of 5,500 Vouchers in FY18 Federal Budget Would Exacerbate Homelessness

December 11, 2017 - On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., individuals living in the Greater Freehold region and Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ) staff will share their personal success stories telling how housing vouchers have transformed their lives.  The event will take place at the Freehold First Aid Squad at 18 Spring Street in Freehold, New Jersey.  After the event, individuals will be available to speak directly with members of the press.

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