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Saturday, September 24 2016 @ 08:17 PM EDT

Pony Power Puts a Unique Spin on Therapy

Pony Power Puts a Unique Spin on Therapy for Children with Serious Illnesses or Developmental Disabilities and Their Family Members

Children and their family members who receive services through Valley Home Care, including the Butterflies Program for children with serious or life-limiting illnesses, are benefiting from a unique recreational opportunity with therapeutic benefits offered not in a medical office or home-care setting, but on a fully accessible farm in Mahwah.

The children, their siblings and their parents recently wrapped up a weeklong summer extended-day program at Pony Power Therapies that included horse-assisted ground activities for children and parents, as well as riding sessions for the children.

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Valley’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program Receives Full Accreditation

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, August 23, 2016 – The Valley Hospital’s weight-loss (bariatric) surgery program has received Full Accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). MBSAQIP is designed to assist metabolic and bariatric surgery patients in identifying centers that provide optimal surgical care.

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Hackensack Riverkeeper Presents RiverFest – Pirates of the Hackensack

Fishing Derby on the Hackensack River set for September 24

Hackensack Riverkeeper, the citizen-steward of the Hackensack River Watershed, is pleased to announce its 2016 SPLASH event: RiverFest – Pirates of the Hackensack. The event is set to take place on Saturday, September 24 at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, NJ from 11AM to 5PM.

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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Donates $3,000 to City Green

Representatives from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas present a check for $3,000 to City Green, a Clifton, NJ-based 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, on August 16. The funds were raised during a recent Farm-to-Table dining event at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, where guests were treated to a five-course dinner using an array of farm-fresh, local and seasonal dishes starring ingredients grown in City Green’s gardens. The donation will support City Green’s “Growing Strong” high school intern program, offering paid summer employment, youth development and job training to inner city students.

(From L to R): Regan DeBenedetto, director of operations, Josh Bernstein, executive chef, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, Jennifer Papa, executive director, City Green

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Master Class UN Goodwill Ambassador of Music & Grammy Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Teaches 230 Violin Students Racial Harmony Through Her Song, “Symphony of Brotherhood” Which Includes Excerpts from Rev. Martin Luther King

Video:  B-Roll:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uekcc81ec9c5oxz/AAAoxYekknMc0bN5A0ovjUIBa?dl=0

(Englewood, NJ – August 23, 2016) The Elisabeth Morrow School was honored to welcome Grammy Award-Winning violinist/producer/humanitarian, UN Goodwill Ambassador of Music and 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Miri Ben-Ari to the Annual Summer String Festival. Miri Ben-Ari taught a private Master Class to over 230 violin students ranging from 4-13 years of age.

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Announcing OurBus - Launching Direct Bus routes for NYC Commuters-saves up to an hour per day for riders

"We are disrupting an industry that hasn't changed in 80 years"

New York, NY – Alix Abbamonte Public Relations is proud to announce OurBus, Inc. OurBus started a new express bus service between Kendal Park,  New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan that is saving up to an hour per day for commuters. OurBus is a technology platform that allows riders to create their own demand-based bus routes that pick up near their homes and drop off close to their workplaces.

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Bergen County Superior Court’s Appellate Division Rules in Favor of Inserra Supermarkets’ proposed ShopRite of Wyckoff

Family-Owned Grocery Chain Targets December of 2017 for Opening of Modern, 62,042-Square-Foot Store

WYCKOFF, N.J., Aug. 22, 2016 – The Bergen County Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled in favor of Inserra Supermarkets’ proposed ShopRite of Wyckoff at the corner of Greenwood and Wyckoff Avenues. In a decision issued on August 18, the Appellate Division unanimously affirmed lower court rulings, dismissing the final three counts in a 14-count objection filed by competitor-objector Stop & Shop. Inserra Supermarkets has successfully turned back every legal challenge at both the Superior Court and Appellate Division levels, and is targeting a December of 2017 opening of a modern, 62,042-square-foot store.

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Workers are fighting for a living wage, affordable health plan & benefits

Newark—It’s a first for 32BJ food service workers.  On Monday, August 22, school cafeteria workers from six different school districts will begin bargaining for their first master contract with Chartwells.  These hardworking men and women who serve and prepare school lunches for thousands of students every day are fighting for a living wage, an affordable health insurance plan and benefits.  Currently, food service workers earn between $9 and $13 per hour.  And full time employees pay approximately $2,000 annually just for single healthcare coverage.

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Frank Lien, DO Joins Hackensack University Medical Group Pascack Valley

Westwood, NJ – Hackensack University Medical Group Pascack Valley is pleased to welcome Frank Lien, DO to its growing team of primary care physicians. After obtaining a Master of Biotechnology degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Stratford, NJ. Dr. Lien performed his residency in Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center where he attained the title of Chief Resident. Dr. Lien speaks English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine.

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