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New Bridge Medical Center Commemorates 9-11 with Honored Guests

September 12, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ - The New Bridge Medical Center, which has the largest complete 9-11 memorial in Bergen County, held its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony yesterday, featuring the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band and HUMC Military Honor Guard.

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, Freeholder Joan Voss, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deborah Visconi, New Bridge Foundation ...

Midland Park Family Helps Set-Up "Little Free Library" at Highland School

MIDLAND PARK, NJ - This summer, the Thimme Family of Midland Park created a Little Free Library in front of Highland School with the help of school officials.

A Little Free Library is a mini library, frequently located outside, to promote a community book share by providing a full time location to “take a book, return a book”.

Highland School Principal Pete ...

From Homeless to Community Advocate, Paul Nickels is Driven to Help People in Need

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Paul Nickels was down on his luck about eight years ago and found himself homeless in Bergen County.

Adding to an already tough situation, finding the assistance and resources he needed to get back on his feet wasn’t easy. Nickels collected as much information as he could and instead of just focusing on himself, decided the make good use of his research.

Now, nearly ...

Union Township Takes Stance on Trump Billboard

UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting.

Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the Township Committee’s attention that a new billboard exists on Morris Avenue that, ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Intergrate NJ Schools by Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the opportunity to ...

State Senator Henry McNamara Dies at the Age of 83

WYCKOFF, NJ – New Jersey Senator Henry McNamara died at the age of 83 on Monday, Aug. 27.

According to his Wikipedia history, he was born on Dec. 9, 1934. He received a B.A. from Seton Hall University in classical languages. Before entering the Senate, McNamara spent six years in the New Jersey National Guard. He was Mayor of Wyckoff in ...

Family Promise, Overlook Partner for Fourth Annual Community Day & Health Fair Sept. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union. 

Volunteers from Family Promise, Overlook Community ...

Ex Rutgers Football Player Devera Released Without Bail on Fraud Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail.

Brendan Devera, 18, stood before the camera in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center wearing jail-issued ...

Major Construction Means Major Delays For Users of the Lincoln Tunnel

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -  For those of you who commute from the Bergen County area by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute is going to get worse.  

So if, you can't take the train, and you ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling To Face Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

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