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Report: Hair Braiding Is Safe, but New Jersey's Regulations Keep Braiders Out of Work

New Jersey's Job-Killing Licensing Laws Are Tangling Braiders in Needless Red Tape

In any given year, an American taxpayer is more than twice as likely to be audited by the IRS as an African-style hair braider is to receive a complaint of any kind--and genuine consumer complaints are even rarer. That is according to Barriers to Braiding: How Job-Killing Licensing Laws Tangle Natural Hair Care in Needless Red Tape, a new report released today by the Institute for Justice. The report finds that braiding is safe, and New Jersey's licensing requirements for braiders do nothing but prevent braiders from working and stifle entrepreneurial opportunity.

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CLIFTON, NJ (July 19, 2016) -- Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, specializing in small plates with a modern twist to Italian classics and fine wines from around the world, today announced that it will host a farm-to-table dinner to benefit City Green, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities – creating increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00pm at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, 70 Kingsland Road, Clifton, with a reception beginning at 6:30pm.  Proceeds from the event will support the “Growing Strong” high school intern program, offering paid summer employment, youth development and job training to inner city students.

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Bergen County Opens Cooling Centers to Address Heat Index

Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has opened several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave which is supposed to last throughout the week.  Temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees and the accompanying humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degrees.

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Valley Health System Welcomes New Chief Quality and Population Health Officer

Fran Ganz-Lord, M.D., FACP,
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 25, 2016    — Valley Health System is pleased to welcome Fran Ganz-Lord, M.D., FACP, as the System’s new Chief Quality and Population Health Officer.  

Dr. Ganz-Lord, an accomplished physician and healthcare administrator, joins Valley from Northwell Health, the largest healthcare system in New York State, where she served as Medical Director for Northwell’s Clinical Integration Network and Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Englewood Chamber of Commerce Biggest & Best Englewood Sidewalk Sale!

A Place for Everyone!  

Thursday, July 28th

Friday, July 29th

Saturday, July 30th

10AM – 6PM

Rain or Shine

(Englewood, New Jersey - July 25, 2016) Downtown Englewood will be transformed into the ultimate shopping destination as over 90 participating stores and restaurants take part in the Englewood Sidewalk Sale. The Summer Sidewalk Sale, will take place on Thursday, July 28th to Saturday, July 30th from 10AM to 6PM in downtown Englewood, NJ. This is a Rain or Shine Event. There will be FREE metered parking.

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White House Recognizes Valley for Participation in Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, July 25, 2016—The Valley Hospital was recently recognized by the White House for its participation in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge. The Workplace Charging Challenge encourages America’s employers to commit to providing electric vehicle charging access for their workforce.

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Berkeley College Gives To Paramus Cultural Arts Council

Summer Band Shell Music Series and Library Benefit from More than a Decade of Support

Before the tribute group Eaglemania’s performance at The Valley Hospital Paramus Bandshell as part of the Terrific Tuesdays Summer Concert Series for a huge audience near the Paramus Public Library on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Pat Verile (left), Associate, High School Admissions, Berkeley College, Woodland Park, and Paramus Council Member, and Rita Jones (right), Chair, Paramus Cultural Arts Council, were happy to receive a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®, on behalf of Berkeley College. Berkeley College Online recently moved its administrative offices to the Paramus campus. Berkeley College has supported the Paramus Public Library children’s program and Cultural Arts Council for more than a decade.

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Bergen County Resident Graduates Prestigious Bergen LEADS Leadership Program

Joyce Luhrs
--Celebrates Bergen County's Rich Film History--(Bergen County, New Jersey; July 15, 2016)—Joyce Luhrs of Leonia, New Jersey graduated recently from the Class of 2016 Bergen LEADS, Bergen County’s first and only civic leadership program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Bergen LEADS, a 10-month unique experiential learning and leadership program, is designed to prepare aspiring and acknowledged leaders to tackle the unique challenges and embrace the opportunities in Bergen County.
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Bergen County Students Named To Dean's List At Berkeley College

Students from Bergen County, NJ, have been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Spring 2016 Quarter.

“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.”

The following students from Bergen County have been recognized:

- Anthony Almodovar of Paramus

- Robert Anthony Izzo of River Edge

- Maria Medina of Paramus

- Alexander Verdaguer of Paramus

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The Community Chest Awards Nearly $200,000 to 24 Organizations Throughout Bergen County

(Englewood, New Jersey) -- The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization servicing Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, New Jersey, awarded $195,000 in annual grants and The Harriet Tanner Impact Grant to 24 organizations. 

            Founded in 1932, The Community Chest supports local nonprofit organizations serving people in need.  This year's grant recipients provide services to meet peoples' needs of all ages in these categories: health and mental health (25%), children and youth (20%), older adults (18%), arts programming (11%), women (11%), hunger (7%), environment (4%), and volunteer (4%).

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