Danny Trejo, who has appeared in films including “Heat” and “Once Upon A Time in Mexico” is a successful television and film actor but has overcome many challenges along the way. Mr. Trejo will discuss his achievements and personal struggles as the keynote speaker of Bergen Community College’s Latino Heritage Week Celebration, on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus. In addition to acting, Mr. Trejo also helps young people battle drug addictions. In 2000, he created a production company Starburst. His life story was depicted in the documentary film “Champion.”
Secretary Sebelius to Personally Deliver 2011 “Medicare and You” Handbooks
On Friday October 15 at 1:15 pm, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit seniors at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center to kick off Medicare’s open enrollment period which begins on November 15th and discuss how the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare.
It took five judges and five hours to determine the best new kosher products of 2010, sponsored by the largest international kosher food trade show, Kosherfest (www.kosherfest.com) . A line of gourmet Mountain Bread Wraps, took Best in Show at the 22nd Annual Kosherfest New Products Competition, held at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on Oct 13th. Mountain Bread Wraps is a product of Australia, distributed by No Worries Natural Foods of Fremantle, WA.
Bergen County’s first-ever “courtroom in the jail” today opened its doors to conduct first appearance proceedings for defendants in custody at the Bergen County Jail. This is the first time in the county’s history that an annex courtroom is being used to conduct court proceedings. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office implemented the new courtroom in partnership with the county and central municipal court as a cost-saving measure. In particular, the annex will reduce court backlogs and improve court security by eliminating the need to transport prisoners across the county.
College Appointed Lead Institution for $24 Million to Train Health Professionals; Bergen Also Garners $2.3 Million to Build Pathways for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, $3.2 Million in Title V Funds to Bolster Retention
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has named Bergen Community College the lead institution and fiscal agent for the 26-member Northern New Jersey Health Professionals Consortium in administering a $24 million grant to support health professions training and certification for low-income individuals.
Bergen County mental health providers have joined together to create a series of community and professional events to raise awareness of health issues that affect the mental and physical well-being of children and adults. The series kicks off on Monday, October 18 at Bergen Regional Medical Center with a mental health and addiction resources event for individuals seeking community resources and a networking opportunity for professionals. Jeffrey Berman, MD, Medical Director of Addiction Services at Bergen Regional, will lead the workshop which also features representatives from Alcoholics Anonymous and Bridging the Gap.
Ultimate Beauty Secrets Boasts 200+ Essential Tips for Looking Your Best Every Single Day, For Every Occasion
This fall, the nation’s best-selling fashion and beauty magazine is sharing its wealth of wisdom with a new, definitive beauty bible. InStyle: Ultimate Beauty Secrets is the complete compendium of the best makeup, skin, fragrance and body tips, including foolproof tricks, step-by-step techniques and illuminating visuals, ever collected in one place! By the editors of InStyle, Ultimate Beauty Secrets ($22.95) will be available in bookstores nationwide and at www.InStyle.com/Ultimate on October 26.
Aéropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men, today announced that it has partnered with nonprofit One Warm Coat to create its first annual ‘1 Warm Kid’ campaign, a coat drive for kids that will run from October 11, 2010 through October 31, 2010 at P.S. from Aéropostale locations across the country. In support of the campaign, P.S. from Aéropostale will match every donated coat with a brand new coat up to 100,000.
Gov. Richard Codey and Assemblyman John McKeon Offer Remarks on The Avenue and the Revitalization of Downtown South Orange
Representatives from Sterling Properties joined officials from The Village of South Orange and the State of New Jersey on Oct. 5 to cut the ribbon on The Avenue at South Orange, Sterling’s luxurious community of 79 rental residences.
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Hackensack University Medical Center is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.
Thank you all so much for your support and attendance at our 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event was a great success, and we couldn't have done it without you. If you haven't already seen them, you can view some of our photos online.
If you weren't able to support our Celebration but are looking for another way to lend a hand, here's an idea to consider. Each year, Bright Side Manor participates in a joint fundraiser with Bloomingdale's. The event is called "Love Where You Live," and here's how it works.
Luxury Development in Princeton Offers Rich Lifestyle, Plus Convenience
The Residences at Palmer Square, the new luxury townhome and condominium community in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., offers residents the convenience of a wealth of shopping, entertainment and cultural opportunities -- all within walking distance -- as well as a wide selection of dining out options.
MMI offers educational resources in honor of National Protect Your Identity Week
It can strike at any moment. Like a thief in the night, it is waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack the vulnerable - it is identity theft. Because identity theft is a serious crime affecting more than 10 million Americans every year, Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest credit counseling agency, will participate in National Protect Your Identity Week 2010 (PYIW). PYIW is a grass roots initiative created to build awareness and educate communities across the country about identity theft. This year’s week-long event is slated for October 17-23, 2010.
Specialty Retailer to Offer Limited Edition Products and Exclusive Events Benefiting Komen for the Cure
AVENUE®, a women’s plus-size retailer and premier brand in the Redcats portfolio, is proud to announce today its partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. AVENUE® is the first-ever plus-size specialty store retailer to join forces with Komen for the Cure in support of its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Between October 17th and October 30th, AVENUE® will host a full-scale breast cancer awareness program that will reach out to every customer both in-store and via emails, as well as on Avenue.com. Visitors to Avenue.com will find a list of events that benefit “Komen for the Cure” that will be promoted during the campaign.
Boat Owners Association Reports Grassroots Efforts
In the battle to add up to 50% more ethanol to the nation’s gas supply without first providing scientific evidence it won’t harm boat engines or cause serious safety issues, America’s recreational boaters have spoken. Of the over 22,000 Americans who have emailed President Obama in the last thirteen days urging him to stop the EPA from approving the increase, BoatUS reports that nearly three-fourths of those emails are from BoatUS members and other recreational boaters.
Available October 27 – November 21 at all three New York City locations
Free Cooking Demonstration October 30 at 10 am
At Rosa Mexicano Riverside Square, 390 Hackensack Avenue
Reservations are required, please call Cre at 212.397.0666 ext 40 www.rosamexicano.com
Cross River Bank, one of New Jersey’s most successful and fastest growing community banks, recently hosted a golf outing that generated significant funds for Madraigos – a nonprofit group that provides a wide array of innovative programs to help at-risk teens.
More than 120 participants from leading New Jersey and New York businesses, as well as prominent religious organizations, participated in the bank’s inaugural golf outing. The Madraigos mission is focused on guiding troubled youths on a path of self-improvement and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Produce Pete, one of America’s favorite grocers, will be the featured speaker at the October 27th meeting of the Breakfast Club of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Brunch and a lively conversation about selecting and preparing nutritious, delicious food will be the highlights of the event, Get Fresh! The program will benefit the hospital’s educational outreach to local schools and community groups on combating childhood obesity.
Staff from The Allendale Community for Mature Living, a senior living community offering three levels of residency and a full continuum of care on one campus, recently entertained Allendale residents of all ages at Allendale Festival Day. The community, which was a Platinum sponsor for the event, hosted a Pet Parade and Doggie Trick contest and offered gift baskets, face painting, games and prizes for area children.
The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “Healthy Eating for the Holiday Season” on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker is Kathy Tigue, RD, CDE, MPA, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Management Services, LLC, Emerson, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center with special guest Chef Dan Frey of the Culinary Institute of America.
For further information and directions, please contact the Paramus Board of Health’s Public Health Nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618, or the Diabetes Foundation at 01-444-0337. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are suggested.