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Port Authority to Hold Hearings as Part of Ongoing Noise Study at Teterboro Airport

September 23, 2021

TETERBORO, NJ - The Port Authority will host a series of virtual public information workshops and hearings as part of the agency’s Airport Noise Compatibility Planning (Part 150 Study), designed to guide planning for noise compatibility while helping airport operators prepare to minimize noise impacts on the airports and the local communities.

The hearings follow the release of the ...

Hackensack Educators, Officials, Representatives Push to Replace Leads Pipes, Improve Water Quality

HACKENSACK, NJ —  Wednesday as New Jersey children headed back to school, Hackensack local officials, educators, and students gathered to urge the replacement of lead pipes to improve drinking water for residents. 

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will invest $1 billion in New Jersey to replace lead pipes and service lines, ...

Hackensack Residents Urged to Shelter in Place as Severe Storms Move Through the Area

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack residents are being urged to shelter in place as severe storms from move through the area.

The Hackensack Office of Emergency Management requested residents to "Shelter in place. Many Streets are impassable due to down trees, power lines, and flooding."

The Hackensack Fire Department suggested any drivers on the road to find "safe place to ...

Congressman Gottheimer Tours Hurricane Ida Damage in Hackensack

September 7, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer toured damage from Hurricane Ida on Sunday, which tragically led to 27 deaths in New Jersey, record rainfall, historic levels of flooding and damage, and power outages for thousands of residents and businesses.

In Hackensack, Gottheimer emphasized the need for families to receive emergency FEMA assistance in the coming ...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hackensack

September 15, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Disaster Recovery Center has been established in Hackensack to assist Bergen County residents and businesses with applying for federal disaster relief. The center has representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration on hand to handle applications in-person.

The Disaster Recovery Center is located on the first floor of the Bergen Community ...

Bergen County Vaccine Center to Begin Offering COVID-19 Boosters

September 27, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ – Beginning Monday, September. 27, Bergen County will begin offering booster shots of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to the following:

Those over 65
Long term care facility residents at least six months after they were fully vaccinated
Healthcare workers, teachers, and other workers at risk
Those age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions according to the ...

Hackensack Man Arrested on Multiple Sex Assault Charges

September 28, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ -  A Hackensack man was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact,
providing obscenity to a minor, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.

The arrest of Edisson Saul Guartazaca-Ali  was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s ...

Police Announce Another Arrest in Fair Lawn Man's Death in May on Route 17

Bergen County Prosecutor Musella stated any charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

FAIR LAWN, NJ — A Fort Lee man was charged with homicide in the death of a Fair Lawn man who was struck by a car after he was beaten by five men and left incapacitated on Route 17 in May ...

Hackensack Man Arrested on Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering Charges

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack man was arrested on sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Tuesday.

Angel Avendano-Cadme's arrest came about as result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Monday, August 30, 2021, the Division ...

Bergen County Promoting Initiative to Reduce Senior Scams

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced a crime prevention initiative to advise county residents of the prevalence of frauds targeting seniors and how to avoid becoming the victim of scams.  

“During this unprecedented time, we have watched our senior friends and loved ones increasingly fall victim to scams perpetrated in person, virtually, or via ...

HS Football: Group 5 Football Rating Released, Hackensack 14th

September 20, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA, through its partnership with Gridiron New Jersey, has released the first set of rankings for the 2021 high school football season.  

Hackensack, who have lost two straight after a convincing opening day victory, is ranked 14th.  Bergen Tech, who when joining the Ivy Division of the North Jersey Super Football Conference voluntarily took itself ...

HS Football: Everything You Wanted to Know About the NJSIAA Playoffs...and Were Afraid to Ask

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It is September 14, the NFL has finished its first weekend of football, the NCAA has already had its shocking upsets and near-misses, and everyone in the state should have played at least one high school game already. 

Which, in New Jersey, the state known for its laid back patience, means people are already speculating on the NJSIAA playoffs. So, before we start ...

Fall Landscape Care for Your Garden to Keep Plants and Pollinators Healthy

September 26, 2021

As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices ensuring the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape.  Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload.

Continue watering as needed. This is especially important for new plantings and moisture-loving plants. Don’t ...

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Bloom's Picks: The Seven Top Ranked Investment Firms and Funds of 2021

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Investing is absolutely essential for most people who plan on retiring comfortably. Yet, as the economic fallout from the pandemic has shown, a solid and steady economy can quickly turn on its head, “leaving those who haven’t prepared scrambling for income. (Bankrate).

So, according to the team at NRIA, assessing and examining ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Numbers for Monday; Latest Vaccine Figures for Hackensack

September 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 1315 new PCR cases reported and 224 antigen tests, with 9 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 998,454 positive PCR cases, 149,904 positive antigen cases, and 24,559 deaths, ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Thursday

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Thursday afternoon.

There were 2,040 new PCR cases reported and 462 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 992,586 positive PCR cases, 149,033 positive antigen cases, and 24,515 deaths, and ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Wednesday

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon press conference.

There were 2,027 new PCR cases reported and 538 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 990,677 positive PCR cases, 148,696 positive antigen cases, and 24,491 deaths, ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

September 17, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Gottheimer Remembers 9/11 & North Jersey Lives and First Responders Lost

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Saturday, on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in remembrance ceremonies across Bergen County — to honor the members of the North Jersey community and first responders who lost their lives in the attacks, to commemorate the first responders lost since, and to recommit to protecting America ...

Hackensack Residents and Businesses Can Register for Financial Assistance from Ida

NORTH JERSEY — Bergen County was included in FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration. The declaration will allow individuals in the approved counties to register at for direct federal assistance for Ida-related recovery, which may include home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the ...

Hackensack Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of ...

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's at Bergen Community College

September 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s New Jersey® is hosting its 2021 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® at Bergen Community College, Paramus on Sunday, October 24, 2021. One hundred percent of the funds raised from Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s supports New Jersey families through Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s programs and services. Alzheimer’s New Jersey is not affiliated with a national ...

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Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

Healing the Body Naturally

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach. 

Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing:

On her transition from ...

The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

As a business owner, does it often feel like you’re riding a roller coaster? Do you find yourself confronted by the demons of fear, inconsistency, and doubt?

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Moore, a business and marketing coach. In her new book, Hang on Tight: Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Suzanne dissects the ups and downs of ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)


Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

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Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...