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‘Movies Under the Stars’ concludes with ‘Black Panther'

August 25, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts concludes its “Movies Under the Stars” series this Thursday at 8:00pm in Atlantic Street Park with the box-office smash “Black Panther.” The film has a run time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael B. Jordan, who starred in director Ryan Coogler's two ...

Northern Trust PGA Golf Outing in Paramus, Arts Show in Westwood Highlight Top Things to Do in NJ this weekend

PARAMUS, NJ -- www.njfamily.com frequently publishes lists of exciting things for families to do together, and this weekend, two events in Western Bergen County topped the list, a world class golf event, and a free craft and antique show, highlighting the Paramus-area's affinity for sports, arts and culture.

The Northern Trust Tournament event, which began on Tuesday, brings 125 ...

Bergen County Academies Teacher Receives Prestigious National Honor

September 12, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Classes at Bergen County Academies are back in session, this year with a teacher who has been nationally recognized for her dedication and commitment to seeing her students succeed.

Donna Leonardi, who teaches Pharmacology, Biotechnology, and works individually with students on cell biology research projects, was named a Distinguished Teacher by the Department of Education in ...

Fall Opens at Bergen, Additional Sessions Announced

PARAMUS, N.J. – More than 14,000 students helped kick off the fall semester at Bergen Community College today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, beginning an academic year that will culminate with the institution’s 50th commencement ceremony in May 2019. President Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., greeted students at the main campus on the first day of classes and also sent the College community a video ...

September is an INCREDIBLE Time to Sign up for a Library Card

PARAMUS, NJ -- September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and local libraries are reminding everyone that this month is an incredible time to get one. The American Library Association (ALA) wants library members to feel like superheroes so Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, will team up with the ALA to promote the value of a library card. As honorary ...

Gottheimer Releases Campaign Commercial, Upping the Ante

September 4, 2018

Labor Day traditionally signals the escalation of political campaigns, and this year appears to be no different. 63 days before the next election, Congressman Josh Gottheimer released 'Jersey Values' a campaign advertisement painting the Congressman as a bridge builder.

The ad features Vernon Mayor Harry Shortway, a Republican, Oakland Mayor Linda Schwager, a Democrat, and Fifth ...

Bergen County Opens Four Cooling Centers Through Thursday to Address Heat Index

August 28, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ – The heat wave which began yesterday is expected to last through Thursday evening, and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has responded by officially opening several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool this week. The Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack, Northwest Bergen Senior Center in Midland ...

Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch. The USDA has provided a common sense list of ways to protect students and teaching faculty. 

“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing ...

Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation to Hold Volunteer Training Class for New ‘Resource Coach’ Program this Friday; Supports Diabetics with Resources Year-Round

September 12, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation, which does great work year-round to help individuals dealing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes obtain the financial and educational assistance needed to manage their diagnoses, is launching a new program for dedicated volunteers who want to serve as Diabetes Resource Coaches. The new program will match diabetics with qualified ...

Third Year of Eli’s Challenge Sees Giants Quarterback Match $200,000 in Grassroots Fundraising to Support Tackle Kids Cancer

This week, Tackle Kids Cancer and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning proudly announced the kick-off of this year’s Eli’s Challenge. In its initial launch three years ago, Super Bowl MVP Manning generously matched grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, up to $100,000. Last year, Manning matched $150,000 in donations. This year, Manning announced he will match donations up to ...

Paramus Rotary to host annual Comedy Night

PARAMUS NJ - On Friday September 21st the Paramus Rotary will be hosting their annual Comedy Night at the Woman's Club of Paramus located at W65 Ridgewood Ave Paramus NJ. Doors are scheduled to open at 7:00 PM and tickets are $40.00. The night will include 3 headlining comedians, dessert, coffee & tea. This event is BYOB and will hosted by "Danny C" and features comedians Eric ...

‘Movies Under the Stars’ concludes with ‘Black Panther'

August 25, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts concludes its “Movies Under the Stars” series this Thursday at 8:00pm in Atlantic Street Park with the box-office smash “Black Panther.” The film has a run time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael B. Jordan, who starred in director Ryan Coogler's two ...

Bergen County Will Enhance Rowing and Sailing Access in Riverside County Park Project Will Replace Boat Dock

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County officials recently approved a contract to replace the boat dock located at the North Arlington section of Riverside County Park, a project that will improve the south Bergen park and expand public access to the river for recreation. This action reflects the continued commitment of both County Executive James J. Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

September 18, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation to Hold Volunteer Training Class for New ‘Resource Coach’ Program this Friday; Supports Diabetics with Resources Year-Round

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation, which does great work year-round to help individuals dealing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes obtain the financial and educational assistance needed to manage their diagnoses, is launching a new program for dedicated volunteers who want to serve as Diabetes Resource Coaches. The new program will match diabetics with qualified ...

Third Year of Eli’s Challenge Sees Giants Quarterback Match $200,000 in Grassroots Fundraising to Support Tackle Kids Cancer

September 11, 2018

This week, Tackle Kids Cancer and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning proudly announced the kick-off of this year’s Eli’s Challenge. In its initial launch three years ago, Super Bowl MVP Manning generously matched grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, up to $100,000. Last year, Manning matched $150,000 in donations. This year, Manning announced he will match donations up to ...

Opioids and Athletes Town Hall for All Bergen County Residents taking Place Tomorrow Night

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the second in a series of quarterly Community Conversations to be held in Bergen County. Members of the community are invited to attend a town hall meeting titled “Athletes, Injuries, and Pain: A Discussion of Alternatives to Opioids” on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Rutherford High ...

Northern Trust PGA Golf Outing in Paramus, Arts Show in Westwood Highlight Top Things to Do in NJ this weekend

PARAMUS, NJ -- www.njfamily.com frequently publishes lists of exciting things for families to do together, and this weekend, two events in Western Bergen County topped the list, a world class golf event, and a free craft and antique show, highlighting the Paramus-area's affinity for sports, arts and culture.

The Northern Trust Tournament event, which began on Tuesday, brings 125 ...

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New York Blood Center Urges New York and New Jersey Residents to Donate Blood as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

September 14, 2018

The New York Blood Center released the below statement today following a call from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for increased blood donations as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina:

“We are calling on all New Yorkers and their neighbors across the tristate area to donate blood and platelets today and over the weekend as Hurricane Florence ...