Health & Wellness

October 19, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Everyone has, had or knows someone who has anxiety, according to Dr. Kevin Brennan. The doctor is a member of the Glen Rock Stigma-Free Task Force, made up of borough officials, local mental health professionals and a resident, which is presenting an Oct. 25 event about anxiety ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - New Bridge Medical Center is hosting a panel discussion for those who work with or care for teens tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 17. It's part of H.A.P.P.Y. Week, "Heroin Addiction Prevents People's Years," a video and discussion program created by Stephanie Reifman and presented by Melissa ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ -- The borough is holding its first in a series of stigma-free events, a panel discussion titled “Taking the Stigma Out of … Anxiety," Mayor Bruce Packer announced yesterday. The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25 at Borough ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited the Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn last week to announce the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized plan to allocate $19.5 million for expanding and upgrading groundwater clean-up efforts, another step towards ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Sitting down for a health screening can be daunting, but less so when Susan G. Komen brings together women who encourage other women to take care of themselves. That was the atmosphere at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo on Sept. 29. The expo was in partnership ...

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Fair Lawn resident and liver transplant recipient Bonnie Farbstein recently participated in the Donate Life Transplant Games, in Salt Lake City, Utah, representing Team Liberty.  She received a gold medal in tennis singles and a silver medal in table tennis. Team Liberty is a program of NJ ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donations with a blood drive scheduled for Fair Lawn, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 19-09 Morlot Avenue. Thousands of blood donations have gone uncollected due to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - September is National Preparedness Month. What seems to be common sense can go out the window quickly when you have to think about what to do in a disaster...but thinking about it beforehand can make all the difference. Emergencies do not have to be weather-related. Do you know ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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Editor's Note: Please note changes and corrections to the story in italics below. GLEN ROCK, NJ – The United Way and REED Next, a program of the REED Foundation for Autism, have partnered to provide a four-bedroom home for autistic individuals on Bradford Street. “We’re happy to announce we ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Congressman Josh Gottheimer attended the 31st Annual Glen Rock Jaycees Arboretum 5K Run on Monday, Sept. 3, joining Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer and local families, athletes, students, and children.  “This Labor Day, I was proud to join families, neighbors, and friends to honor ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Today is the last day for public comment on the contaminated Westmoreland Well Field in town. Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain (former Fair Lawn mayor) and Assemblyman Chris Tully (D-Bergen/Passaic) are encouraging residents in the 38th district to provide public ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Sept. 5 is National Blood Donation Day, prompting the American Red Cross to encourage people to give blood. For the third consecutive year, media personality Dr. Daliah Wachs has worked to enlist all 50 states in promoting blood donation. Dr. Daliah, who hosts a syndicated radio ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - One of the most critical elements in school safety is getting our community’s children to and from school safely. The Glen Rock Police Department assigns School Crossing Guards at twenty key locations to assist children going to and from our schools. While the primary role of a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A documentary screening about plastics in the ocean created quite a splash on July 31. The Glen Rock Green Team Interns hosted “A Plastic Ocean” documentary screening on July 31 at Borough Hall.  The event brought more than 150 people from Glen Rock and neighboring municipalities ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Library to help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month, according to Red Cross officials. On Monday, Aug. 20, from 12-5 p.m., the American Red Cross will be set up for blood donations at the Maurice M.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn can look forward to $19.5 million in federal monies for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site located in Fair Lawn Industrial Park off Route 208 West, according to Mayor Kurt Peluso. The site has been pinpointed as the main source of groundwater contamination for almost ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The National Weather Service issued an air ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - More than 500 people joined together in front of Glen Rock’s municipal building on June 30 to call for an end to cruel family separations and to show support for immigrants and asylum seekers at the Rally for Humanity in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether. “I know it seems that ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With hot temperatures and high humidity projected, the Borough will be operating facilities as cooling centers. The cooling centers will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn Senior Center, Fair Lawn Library and Memorial Pool. Fair Lawn Senior ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  The market will run every Wednesday through mid-October and is located in the New Song Church parking lot on Fair Lawn Avenue and Craig Road.   Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is hosting a "A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety" 7 p.m. on Monday June 18 at Glen Rock Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza. The following speakers will educate the audience: Lisa O'Donoghue and Larisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Local Group of Moms Demand ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Architects will field questions from the Glen Rock Board of Education on Monday, June 18 about the “process, steps and stages” of a multi-million-dollar referendum question that the board is considering for March 2019, Board President Bryon Torsiello said. While no cost estimates ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - The day has arrived for the Relay for Life at the Dobrow Sports Complex where two towns will gather and put together a combined effort to fight cancer. According to Weather.com, the next 36 hours are forecasted as follows: "A mix of clouds and sun during the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council marked the end of May by noting it was Mental Health Awareness Month. With two high profile deaths in as many days this week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain, mental health is at the top of the news. In a resolution ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The ethos of the 1960s emanated from Wilde Memorial Park in Glen Rock when dozens of tie-dye-wearing community members gathered to witness the unfurling of the rainbow flag--symbolic of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride--hoisted to mark the borough’s official ...

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FAIR LAWN, N.J. – District staff members are in Paramus today as a show of support following the horrific school bus accident that occurred yesterday morning on Interstate 80 which left one student and one teacher dead. “One of the things that’s very true of educators, parents – anyone who is ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough will host its second annual LGBT pride flag-raising on June 1 at Wilde Memorial Park, on Maple Avenue across from the police station, from 12-1 p.m. LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

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