Health & Wellness

April 23, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center converted its gym into a 30-bed facility and added a new 100-bed medical tent, made possible through federal resources from the bipartisan CARES Act rescue and relief package, which has been supporting North Jersey with hundreds of millions of dollars ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – As the number of COVID-19 cases in Bergen County increases, police are urging people to continue following social distancing guidelines, while noticing an uptick of vandalism in local parks. But, after a stretch of dreary weather, springtime weather is likely to get people ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Healthcare providers will have two new funding options to assist with COVID-19 related expenses, according to the governor's office. Gov. Phil Murphy announced today a $140 million pre-payment to healthcare providers to support preparations related to COVID-19. Additionally, Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19 can get support from a special helpline. NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – A Bergen County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer employed at the Bergen County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19. The test was declared presumptive positive on Wednesday by the New Jersey State Department of Health and has been sent to the Center for Disease Control for ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ – A 90-year-old Saddle Brook man has died from complications due to coronavirus, according the Saddle Brook Mayor Bob White who issued a statement just minutes ago. “I had hoped and prayed that Saddle Brook would be spared from this day, but sadly the day has come. A 90-year-old ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Mayor Kurt Peluso was burning up residents' phone lines this evening with a message about the borough's extra measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. He said there are currently five individuals with the virus in Fair Lawn and a total of 61 cases in Bergen County with all ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Going forward, the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) is holding a nightly health and welfare net during the coronavirus outbreak. Broadcasts are 7 pm on the W2NPT FLARC repeater which is 145.470 (-) PL 167.9 or via Echolink. The net is self-directed and amateurs in the area ...

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Editor's Note: Check back regularly. TAPinto will continue to monitor local and county government and schools for updates. FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - The numbers keep ticking up, but the closings are remaining the same for now. Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso is putting out a communication ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - There are five confirmed cases of coronavirus at Valley Hospital, according to Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache. Hache announced Saturday night that two of those cases at the hospital on North Van Dien Avenue are Ridgewood residents. "While the confirmation of these cases is of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn has three cases of presumed positive coronavirus, according to Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, who said the uptick in cases prompted him to order the closure of large theater venues in addition to the closures of schools and senior venues announced on ...

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Editor's Note: Check back regularly. TAPinto will continue to monitor local and county government and schools for updates. FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - From borough government, to schools, to community gathering places, things have been shut down temporarily. The world has hit the pause ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Schools are preparing a contingency plan in the event the district closes in order to contain the spread of transmission of coronavirus, although there are currently no known cases in Fair Lawn Schools. Superintendent Nicholas Norcia put out a letter yesterday informing ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn High School has canceled the SAT administration at the school for Saturday, March 14 in light of coronavirus concerns and an overabundance of caution.  There are no plans at this time to participate in any make up testing, district officials said.  Persons with ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Schools are closing on Monday, March 16 to plan for possible effects of coronavirus on the district, school officials announced today. "New Jersey’s Department of Education has asked schools to prepare for closures due to the Coronavirus," district officials said. "The ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - The new feared 'C' word, coronavirus, hit New Jersey this week beginning in Fort Lee as state, county and local officials, including school districts, put out the word on how to avoid contracting COVID-19.  “We are urging Bergen County residents to remain calm, not spread ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With a presumptive case of coronavirus in Fort Lee, a 32-year-old man, the Fair Lawn Office of Emergency Management and the Fair Lawn Health Department announced they are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation, following the guidance of state and federal health ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – The first case of coronavirus in New Jersey has been discovered in Bergen County, although state officials are not announcing where in Bergen County. Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli made ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Eligible North Jersey veterans will now be able to receive referrals for care at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, following the hospital's approval as a VA Community Care Network (CCN) provider, according to a joint federal and county announcement on Feb. 14. This will provide North ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Within a week, there were arrests of three juveniles with drugs, cash and paraphernalia, and police charged some of them with the intent to sell. While many parents say, 'my kid never does any of that stuff,' clearly these kids were involved, and they could be anyone's ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Updated vaccination procedures designed to protect New Jersey college students against meningitis outbreaks were signed into law last week, according to legislators. The legislation, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a new site for Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.  Bergen New Bridge’s program is the first solely focused on adult interns. Participants must be between 18 and 30 ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - In a dramatic, heartwrenching announcement, Deputy Mayor Gail Rottenstrich told the public at the borough council meeting last night that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. "I have gotten so much support," she said, voice cracking as she tried to keep herself together.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Councilmember Arati Kreibich led local awareness efforts on Knockout Opioid Abuse Day, Oct. 6, as designated by Governor Phil Murphy. Along with volunteers, Kreibich reached out to residents sharing information about why opioid abuse is so prevalent and some of the ways ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The New Bridge Medical Center Foundation presents the 11th Annual A Taste of Bergen on Monday, November 18, 6 p.m. at The Rockleigh, 26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, NJ.  A Taste of Bergen is a fun-filled evening featuring entertainment, fine dining from Bergen County’s best ...

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The Ridgewood Choral, a women’s chorus in its 92nd year of service and song, collected 10 bags of food and school supplies in September for the Center for Food Action’s Weekend Snack Pack program. Pictured:  Rosemary Dujnic, Oakland; President Laura Van Orden, Allendale; Claudia Moran, Glen ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - As the saying goes, when it's your time, it's your time. One lucky Fair Lawn resident is probably now thinking it was not her time to go when she stopped breathing and a nurse was nearby. Fair Lawn's mayor and Borough Council honored that nurse, Melissa Ruffilo, who was "at the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2019, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.  Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "Friday Night Lights out-Knock out Opioid Abuse" lit up high school football stadiums last night, Sept. 27, including Glen Rock. County and local first responders in conjunction with Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey visited all towns in Bergen County at their local football ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – In a moving 911 ceremony, several officials from Bergen New Bridge Medical Center talked about personal remembrances of their Sept. 11, 2001 experiences, all the while reminding the audience not to forget. With the sun beaming down and bagpipe performers reminding the audience of ...

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