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Super Bowl Champion, Former New York Giant Leonard Marshall Named CarePlus Foundation's Honorary Trustee

May 29, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Allen Marshall, Jr. has been tapped an honorary member of the CarePlus Foundation Board of Trustees. 

For the past 22 years, The CarePlus Foundation has worked to support programs and services that help provide care to individuals with mental illness, in addition to education and outreach to ...

Community Foundation Awards Nearly A Quarter Million Dollars In Grants To Needy Nonprofits

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a Hackensack-based nonprofit that champions civic engagement, education, public health, the arts and the environment, awarded 54 grants totaling almost $240,000 from its Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund to more than four dozen nonprofits in Bergen County ranging from the arts to housing to health and safety.

These ...

"We Will Recover From This:" Hackensack Riverkeeper Launches GoFundMe Page For Rebuilding Efforts Following Office Ravaged In Main Street Fire 

HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the days since a four-alarm blaze ravaged commercial buildings on Main Street in Hackensack — one of which was the Hackensack Riverkeeper offices a week ago today — the Hackensack Riverkeeper has started a GoFundMe page asking the community at large for monetary donations to begin rebuilding efforts.

More than $13,000 has been raised towards their ...

NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 Launch 'Feeding Our Families' Online Donation Drive To Benefit Local Food Banks

NEW YORK, N.Y. – With local food banks facing significant financial and operational challenges due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU are teaming up to lend a helping hand. Now through May 24, Tri-State residents can locate and make a financial donation to their local food banks by visiting WNBC’s Feeding our Families or WNJU’s ...

Chabad of Hackensack Gives Away Hundreds of Masks To Needy Area Families And A Message Of Hope 

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Chabad of Hackensack distributed more than 1,600 masks to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic at a free mask drive-thru Sunday. 

Under sunny skies, volunteers donned latex gloves and black and white masks emblazoned with the inspiring message, “Think Good, It Will Be Good,” a classic Chassidic adage coined by the third Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi ...

Washing Away the Stress: Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Disinfects Over 50 Vehicles of HUMC Health Care Workers

HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the sun rose over Hackensack early Saturday morning, health care workers at Hackensack University Medical Center trickled into the Alfred N. Sanzari Building on Essex Street where they were greeted by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office who were ready to disinfect their vehicles.

Wearing smiles, gloves and masks, volunteers equipped with sanitation ...

Chamber of Commerce Partners With Redi Print To Make, Distribute Thank-You Signs Displaying Gratitude For Area Health Care Workers

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Lawn signs displaying gratitude to health care workers abound in Hackensack.

The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Redi Print, a Hackensack printing business offering high-quality printing and graphic arts solutions, have partnered to make these signs as a show of appreciation for all the health care workers on the front lines of this coronavirus pandemic to be ...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $125,000 to Northern NJ Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) received a grant of $125,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its $50 million effort to provide humanitarian aid to help families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency.

The NNJCF is a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack focusing on ...

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Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the ...

Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...