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Glen Rock Rally for Humanity: Grassroots Groups Join Forces to Support #FamiliesBelongTogether


GLEN ROCK, NJ ‐‐ What will it take to reunite 2,000 migrant children with their heartbroken families? Experts say that public support is key, and that's why grassroots activist groups in northern New Jersey are joining forces in Glen Rock on Saturday, June 30 for the "Rally for Humanity."

The rally, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of the Glen Rock Municipal Building,1 Harding Plaza, will feature inspiring speeches, music and poetry to raise awareness of the plight of undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers as well as emphasize the importance of unity, kindness, empathy and love.

"Regardless of each of our political leanings, we all feel the pain of what is happening to families at our borders. We feel the pain of immigrants because we are a nation of immigrants. We feel the pain of parents because we are parents. And we care and love and worry about these children because we're human," said Erica Danziger, of Glen Rock After the March, one of the lead organizers of the event.

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"What we're seeing at the border is a humanitarian crisis," said Erin Chung, of Women For Progress, which is also sponsoring the rally. "These families are living a nightmare and we're trying to do everything we can to bring that nightmare to an end."

Other sponsors include Women of Action ‐ Fair Lawn, Ridgewood JOLT, Ramsey PINS, Teaneck Women Together and NJ5 Coalition. The rally will include remarks by:

Carolina Curbelo is the daughter of Cuban refugees and a lawyer whose immigration practice includes Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Cases for abandoned, neglected and abused children in the U.S., asylum or withholding cases, and a variety of other immigration matters in and out of immigration court.

Kate Jerome is an advocate working with the ACLU, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Indivisible to stop immigration injustice and fix the immigration system. The mother of two children adopted from Peru and Guatemala, Ms. Jerome works with churches and civic groups to improve awareness and understanding of immigration issues.

Sally Bruno is the founder of One World, One Love, a charity dedicated to helping refugee families settling in New Jersey. One World, One Love sets up apartments and helps families navigate school systems, job searches and more.

Other speakers will include Dr. Arati Kreibich, the first South Asian American elected to the Glen Rock Borough Council; Inderjot (Andie) Birring, the assistant general counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District; and Holocaust survivor and educator Myra Herbst Genn and her daughter Vivian Genn Pittman. Poetry will be read by Dr. Kreibich and voice‐over actress Khristine Hvam. Several musical performances are also planned, including one by children from the Village School in Waldwick.

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Most women, when they're young, believe men are the ones regularly seeking sexual intimacy. That's why later in life, for some male/female relationships, it becomes quite a surprise when it's the woman who is more interested than the man.

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Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

July 14, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend; July 14 - 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday July 14

Tri harder Triathlon; Ginty Pool and Ginty Field; 8:30am

25th Annual George Gramby Softball Game; Cauldwell Playground; 9am

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - July 16

July 16, 2018

During the period between July 9 and July 15, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 255 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

July 9 -10:35 AM – During the course of a motor vehicle stop, P.O. Tarantino arrested a 34-year-old male out of Newark, NJ on an outstanding Passaic County warrant for unpaid child support. The male was transported to the Passaic County Jail and turned ...

Sparta Kiwanis Helps Fund Quinlan's Hero Club Endowment for Child Grief Counseling

July 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers restaurant. 

Kiwanis member Frank Cannistra introduced Quinlan and Diane Sebzda, Director of ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on July 16 announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

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Glen Rock Green Team Hosts "Plastic Ocean" Movie Screening July 31

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Green Team Interns will be hosting a movie screening of the documentary “Plastic Ocean”  on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers. Refreshments and food will be provided before the movie and a question and answer session will take place after the movie.

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According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...