Starbucks Wants to Make Olive Oil the Next Big Thing - Here's What Dr. Ori Rackovsky of GANJ Has to Say

In a recent article discussing the addition of olive oil to a line of drinks at Starbucks, Dr. Ori Rackovsky of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey said, "Olive oil has been shown to have several health benefits.  This includes high levels of monounsaturated fats, which are healthy, and antioxidants. It has been shown in some cases to reduce blood pressure and triglyceride levels, ...

Everything You Need to Know About Student Loans

Have you exhausted your scholarship and grant options? Are you already working a part time job and taking advantage of a tuition installment plan to help cover the costs of college? 

If you are considering getting student loans, you are not alone! However, before you take that step you need to know how to determine which type of student loan is best for you. 

What to ...

Hackensack Police Department Hosts Employment Q&A

March 24, 2023

Hackensack, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department will host an employment question and answer session on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. 


From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center, located at 215 State Street, Hackensack, community members who are interested in joining the police force may attend to learn more about the profession. 


If you are interested in ...

The YWCA Northern New Jersey Hosts the Annual Women's Leadership Conference to Commemorate Women's History Month.

Hackensack, NJ - In honor of Women's History Month, the Hackensack-based organization YWCA Northern New Jersey (YWCANNJ) will hold its yearly Women's Leadership Conference, titled "Power UP: Refuel, Reenergize & Refocus," on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the American Dream, East Rutherford. The event will feature a keynote address titled "Power ...

Rafael Marte Sworn in as Bergen County Commissioner

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Board of Commissioners officially sworn in the newly appointed Commissioner Rafael Marte (D–Bergenfield) who was recently nominated at the Democratic Committee of Bergen County’s Convention on March 9. Commissioner Marte was sworn in by Commissioner Chairman Tom Sullivan.   

Marte was nominated to fill the vacancy that was opened ...

Current Market Promises and Perils, March 30th

March 21, 2023

Peapack Private's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps will explore the factors currently driving the financial markets. They will discuss areas that offer particular promise as well as investments to be cautious on!

The presenters will hold a brief Q&A session at the end of the presentation. If you are unable to join the live webinar, register using the link below and you will receive ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, March 26
10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center, New Milford

Free Community Camp Day


Thu, March 30
01:00 PM — 02:00 PM

Current Market Promises and Perils

You Are What You Eat

Just before dinner recently I hopped to our local grocery store to pick up the makings for a salad.

I am not a big fan of supermarkets. Especially the ones that are large enough to have their own zip code. I can never find what I am looking for and I am routinely doubling back to pick up the one or two items on my list that I somehow missed.

I usually have to corral a part-time high school ...

Blessed to Be Alive: Connect the Dots

I’m often amazed at people who feel they are more important than others. Those who believe that their wealth, status, or whatever circumstance they create in their mind, entitles them to special treatment or reverence that others do not receive. These people tend to treat others in a subservient manner.

For those who feel inferior to others, remember that we all are precious dots – ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...