Press Releases

February 13, 2019

In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was that none of them ...

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TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued ...

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Celebrate local heroes by nominating them for the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award by February 18th! The Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award recognizes individuals who make New Jersey a better place – whether through a lifetime of service or a single heroic act. In 2019, up to ten ...

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PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL WILL HOLD  “JERSY JAM 2019” JAMBOREE FOR 5,000 SCOUTS Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from New Jersey and Neighboring States to Participate in “Extravaganza of Fun and Adventure” On October 4 - 6 at Historic Waterloo Village CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – February 1, ...

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            Get involved in a new public art project to be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Hackensack and Bogota, near the Midtown Bridge.  The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a regional nonprofit organization headquartered in Hackensack, invites the public ...

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(Cedar Knolls, NJ) On February 11, NJ 2-1-1 and all 2-1-1s across the country will be commemorating 2-1-1 Day in order to showcase a national communications system designed to be a front line in resource and referral for those seeking help with health and human service needs. While all callers’ ...

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Welcomes any support from federal government   (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration on Tuesday said New Jersey is ahead of federal efforts to halt the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), having already set a 2025 eradication deadline and implemented several prevention and treatment ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Murphy Administration’s increased child care subsidy rates have taken effect and the first child care center improvement grants stemming from its investment in quality child care have ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced it has launched a new Office of Medicaid Innovation to improve the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state’s Medicaid program. The Office will lead New Jersey Medicaid’s work on value-based payment and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will provide free preventive and restorative dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children ages 12 and under as part of National Children’s Dental ...

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(TRENTON) – See what people are saying about Governor Murphy’s new Medicaid initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic, including increasing access to medication-assisted treatment programs. Governor Murphy was joined by Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...

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Registration is now open for the 3d annual Solved by Girls STEM conference for girls which will be on April 11, 2019 at Primoris Academy in Westwood, NJ. Featuring a team-based olympiad of STEM challenges and a special guest speaker, the conference is open to all girls in grades 3-8 at any school ...

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A large winter storm will move into the area late Saturday evening and continue through early Sunday afternoon. Total snow accumulation is expected to be 3 – 6 inches. Snow will mix with rain and freezing rain on Sunday morning, which can cause a layer of ice from 1/10 to 1/4 inch thick.

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Registration is now open for the 3d annual Solved by Girls, STEM conference for girls which will be on April 11, 2019 at Primoris Academy in Westwood, NJ. Featuring a team-based olympiad of STEM challenges and a special guest speaker, the conference is open to all girls in grades 3-8 at any school ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and ...

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program as the January 15 deadline is fast approaching. Tax Amnesty provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and ...

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Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union of New Jersey is a Bergen-County based credit union which is using its non-profit arm of business to help residents enjoy a happier holiday season.   The foundation donated $250 in gift cards to Table of Plenty Food Pantry in the base of Annunciation ...

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(TRENTON) - As another holiday season unfolds, the New Jersey Department of Human Services reminded individuals with substance use disorders and their friends and loved ones of coping strategies to help support them during the season. The holidays are typically marked by celebration and good ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The world's largest retail bookseller, Barnes & Noble’s, opened a new prototype store at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, New Jersey. The store will be Barnes & Noble's first new prototype store to open in New Jersey. “We're excited to launch a new prototype store ...

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CONTACT: Cheryl Ricci Francione, Executive Director, Greater New Jersey Chapter                  973.437.3931, criccifrancione@alz.org ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION GREATER NEW JERSEY CHAPTER TO HOST COMMUNITY FORUM IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Town hall-style meeting to mobilize local community members ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – On Tuesday evening, the Hackensack Board of Education presented to the public a resolution, which includes the proposal that will be submitted to the voters at a special school district election on January 22, 2019.  The resolution bringing forth a referendum for district-wide ...

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