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Tuesday, August 30 2016 @ 02:59 PM EDT

Passion For Patient Care Revolutionizes Sterile Vascular Access Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare System



Recognized as 2016 NJBIZ Healthcare Hero

PATERSON, NJ [June 22, 2016] – St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is the Winner of the 2016 NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Award, Innovation/Organization Category, for its trendsetting Vascular Access Program. The first-of-its-kind sterile ultrasound-guided program in the United States, the Vascular Access Program increases the accuracy and ease of “needle sticks,” drastically enhancing the patient and provider experience in procedures from blood draws and peripheral IVs, to arterial lines and PICC lines.

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NY NOW To Spotlight Sustainable And New Products At Summer 2016 Market


– Exhibitors with New Products and Sustainable Practices Will be Highlighted in Popular Displays –

WHITE PLAINS, NY. – June 22, 2016 – NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, is excited to once again feature its popular SustainAbility: design for a better world® and destination: new product displays at the summer 2016 market. The SustainAbility display will showcase environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products and manufacturers from around the world while the destination: new display will highlight exhibitors with new product introductions including launches exclusive to the summer market.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey awarded for workplace parity and inclusion by Diversity Best Practices


(Newark, N.J., June 22, 2016) – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it has received the Diversity Best Practices’ “Above and Beyond” Award. The award recognizes companies committed to diversity, parity and inclusion. The Horizon BCBSNJ Latin American Cultural Organization (LACO) received the honor in the ‘Business Impact’ category.

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PEREG Natural Foods


PEREG NATURAL FOODS PREMIERES SIX NEW GLUTEN-FREE FLOURS, NEW COUSCOUS & QUINOA BLENDS IN NEW PACKAGING; & MORE

AT SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW, BOOTH 4425

Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC, JUNE 26-28, 2016

New York, NY, JUNE 26-28, 2016 – Visitors to this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center (JUNE 26-28, 2016) will want to make their way to Booth 4425, where PEREG Natural Foods (www.pereg-gourmet.com) will premiere new couscous and quinoa mixes, offering new flavor blends and revised packaging & sizes.

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Center for Hope and Safety 28th Annual Picnic



Center for Hope and Safety hosted its 28th annual family picnic on June 4th. Over three hundred women and children attended this year’s picnic.  The smell of barbecue, music in the air, colorful crafts, great giveaways, smiling clowns, and the sweet taste of ice cream were just a glimpse of what Center For Hope and Safety’s current and former clients enjoyed at this year’s picnic.  The Martial Arts demonstration provided by DP Martial Arts Academy of Westwood as well as an African Drum demonstration by Yahya Kamate' from Center For Modern Dance delighted everyone.  

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NAI Hanson Brokers Lease at Fort Lee’s Class-A Southpole Office Building


Fort Lee, N.J. (June 20, 2016)NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has brokered a lease of 2,576-square-foot to C Land Realty at the Southpole office building located at 222 Bridge Plaza South in Fort Lee, NJ; this comes only weeks after Team Lizzack/Horning completed the lease for an entire floor (18,686 sq. ft.). NAI Hanson’s Randy Horning and Darren Lizzack represented both the tenant, C Land Realty, a residential and commercial real estate company, and the landlord, South Pole Fort Lee, LLC, in the transaction.

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Cooktique Reinvents Itself On A Regular Basis


Cooktique
When Karine Abrahamyan left her position at a posh department store, it was to better offer her knowledge to the public. Intensive searching brought her to the Cooktique store in Tenafly  located at 9 W. Railroad Avenue. Her sense of artistry saw this overcrowded, overstuffed gadget store as the perfect outlet for the higher class merchandise that she had become accustomed to dispense. Boldly striking out, along with her family and enlisting the aid of her friends, Karine purchased the store and began to gradually change its demeanor. She also used her contacts, such as a personal relationship with Michael Aram, well known designer, to upgrade Cooktique.

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State Fair Meadowlands About To Start



One would hardly believe that the congenial owner, Al Dorso, pictured here is getting ready to start the 30th Meadowlands Fair. http://njfair.com/. Al, a longtime veteran of the amusement industry has a keen mind that enables him to head up over 15 businesses, one of which is the new Can Am League Sussex County Miners, a minor league baseball team. www.sussexcountyminers.com

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Mariner's Bank Soar for Success Scholarship



Jadalee Vega and Carla Lopez of Hackensack High School Are Recipients Of Mariner's Bank Soar for Success Scholarship for Continuing Education

(Cresskill, New Jersey – June 17, 2016) Mariner's Bank is pleased to announce Jadalee Vega and Carla Lopez, of Hackensack high school's 2016 graduating class, as recipients of the Mariner's Bank Soar for Success Scholarship for Continuing Education. Understanding the rising costs of tuition, Mariner's Bank is happy to play its part in supporting well deserving students in our community. We wish them much success in their future endeavors. Proudly presenting the awards is Karen Whalen, Vice-President and Branch Manager for Hackensack location on Essex Street.

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Stockton’s Student Outcomes Symposium Shares Best Practices to Improve Services


Galloway, NJ – More than 200 higher education leaders convened to share best practices at the Student Outcomes Symposium, hosted by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University on June 15. The symposium explored students’ academic success, workforce preparation and civic participation, and was attended by career counselors, academic advisers, admissions counselors and employers from 32 colleges and universities.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey receives U.S Secretary of Defense “Pro-Patria Award”


Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey receives U.S Secretary of Defense “Pro-Patria Award” for its support of National Guard and Military Reservists

(Newark, NJ – June 16, 2016) – For the second time in the last three years, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has received the Pro Patria Award – an honor bestowed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to employers that distinguish themselves for their support of workers who also serve in the National Guard or Military Reserve.  The award was presented to Horizon BCBSNJ during a special ceremony last week at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton.

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Paramus Holds Fourth Annual Weight Loss Challenge



PARAMUS, NJ, June 16, 2016 - The town of Paramus recently concluded its Fourth Annual Weight Loss Challenge. A record 50 percent of participants completed the challenge this year, losing 935 pounds combined during the 12-week program.  The event was sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, The Valley Hospital, the Paramus Board of Health, Gold’s Gym, and the Bergen County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  

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Berkeley College Celebrates 7th Annual Community Service Day on Friday, June 17


Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students will volunteer more than 1,300 hours of community service at sites in New Jersey and New York
This Friday, June 17, Berkeley College celebrates its 7th Annual Community Service Day. Throughout the day, faculty, staff, alumni and students of Berkeley College will be volunteering at nearly 30 service-based organizations in New Jersey and New York.

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New Jersey Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Visits St. Joseph's WIC Clinic To Promote #ZAPZIKA Campaign



PATERSON, NJ [June 16, 2015] As part of the #ZapZika campaign — A State Health Department public education campaign to explain the risk of the Zika virus to pregnant women — on Tuesday, June 14, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Arturo Brito, a bilingual pediatrician — met with clients, pregnant women and staff at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office. 

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Bergen Family Center and National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section Announce Expanded Infant-Toddler Program



(Englewood, New Jersey - June 15, 2016) The National Council of Jewish Women recently selected Bergen Family Center (BFC) to be a recipient of a $20,000 bequest by long time member, Renee Guller. The bequest will provide the funding to create the National Council of Jewish Women/ Renee Guller Infant Toddler Center at the agency’s Armory Street location, and increase the capacity to serve additional infants.

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High Schoolers Find “Write” Words in College Contest



PARAMUS, N.J. – From more than 250 submissions of high school juniors and seniors, six Bergen County students claimed first-place honors in the 40th annual Bergen County High School Writing Contest sponsored by the Bergen Community College English department. The contest, co-directed by Bergen professors Geoffrey Sadock, Ph.D., and Peter Helff, featured six categories of submissions – scholarly essay, poetry, personal essay, short story, drama and recent American – judged by Bergen faculty. The work of 18 finalists became part of the College’s literary journal, “Pegasus,” published annually in June. The first place winners are, from left:

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Valley’s For Integrative Medicine Featured at “Ask the Expert” Event



On Wednesday June 8, representatives from Valley Medical Group’s Center for Integrative Medicine participated in a panel presentation called “Ask The Integrative Health Experts: A Body & Mind Prescription to Health & Wellness.  The event was hosted by Kula for Karma at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes.  Integrative medicine experts on the panel included (from left to right): Benita Burke, M.D., FACC, a board-certified integrative medicine practitioner and Medical Director, Valley’s Heart Care for Women; Stacey Antine, M.S., RDN; Diego Coira, M.D.; Jennifer Graf, LCSW; Charlotte Stone, RYT; and Jodie Katz, M.D., Medical Director of Valley’s Center For Integrative Medicine.

Valley Participates in “Relay For Life” Event in Paramus



Receives Recognition for 15 Consecutive Years of Participation

Valley Health System participated as a team in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” event in Paramus, raising over $25,000 this year to beat cancer!  The two-day event held at Paramus High School started the evening of Friday, June 10, and concluded the morning of Saturday, June 11.  

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Gottheimer: Congress must close loophole that allows suspected terrorist buy guns


Garrett votes to protect gun rights of possible terrorists on FBI No-Fly List

PARAMUS – In the wake of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history and deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, Josh Gottheimer today called on Congress to immediately close the gun loophole that allows potential terrorists on the FBI’s no-fly list to still purchase a firearm.

The call to action comes after yesterday's vote where Tea Party Scott Garrett blocked legislation that would have prevented anyone on the FBI’s no-fly list from purchasing firearms, including the assault weapon used in Orlando on Saturday. This vote comes after Garrett voted to keep the no-fly list loophole open a total of 11 times last year.

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