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Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

May 14, 2020

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

Wood-Ridge Girl Scout Troop's Final Project Gives Back to U.S. Servicemen

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - What started out as a simple request looking for Girl Scout cookies, turned into one Wood-Ridge troop's final service project of their years in the program.

According to Colleen Scherdel, Troop Leader of Wood-Ridge Girl Scout Troop 575, a mother of a Wood-Ridge serviceman was looking to purchase Girl Scout cookies to send to her son and his fellow ...

Moonachie Fire Department Donates Baby Supplies to the Meadowlands YMCA

MOONACHIE, NJ - This week the Moonachie Fire Department assisted the Meadowlands Area YMCA with a donation of baby supplies. Members of the department gave back to those who need assistance during this historic time and fulfilled a request by the YMCA for a donation of baby supplies.

"With so many people reaching out to the department trying to make donations to us, the department felt we ...

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Murphy: "Use Common Sense for the Common Good" as Numbers Trend Downward

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Monday press conference, where he also announced the re-opening of outdoor dining, in-person retail shopping and some personal care businesses in the coming weeks.

There are 509 new cases with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are ...

Sunday's COVID Figures from Bergen County and the State

TRENTON, NJ - Even though there was no Sunday afternoon press conference, Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths. 

There are 868 new cases with 66 new deaths. Statewide, there are 160,445 positive cases and 11,698 deaths. 

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that there are ...

How Will Day Care, Camp and Pool Re-openings Look in Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Bergen County Mobile Testing Continues at Four New Locations This Week

June 1, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 6,500 residents have been tested at community mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus and ...

Lodi American Legion Leaders Place Flag at Civil War Grave

LODI, NJ - Post 136 and County Commander Francis Carrasco and Post 136 Senior Vice Commander Joseph Botta paid tribute to Kryn Vander Mast by placing a flag on his grave at the Old Lodi Burial Ground/Church Street Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Vander Mast honorably served in the Union Army in the Civil War, attached to Company E of the 22nd NJ Volunteer Infantry. The regiment left New Jersey ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency has suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ -  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

Adaptability, Attitude are Keys to Good Future Success

As the CEO of a non-profit organization, I am often asked what skills young people will need as they head off to college or into the workforce. If this pandemic and quarantine have taught me anything, it is that the best skill anyone can develop is being adaptable.

When I was a student, teachers, administrators and parents spent a lot of time trying to help guide the soon to be graduates to ...

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 ...

Adam Mucci for Council

May 22, 2020

To my fellow Hasbrouck Heights Residents, As some of you may already know, I am running for Council on the Democratic ticket with Chris Hillman as a part of Team Heights.

I have watched Chris over his first term and have seen how he has been present through this pandemic.  He has provided to the residents of Hasbrouck Heights the important information that they have needed and I feel he ...

Hand Sanitizer and Sun: Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 30, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...