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Officials Call For Resignation of Hackensack Schools Trustee Involved In LGBT Curriculum Controversy

June 24, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ - Several state and local officials believe that a Hackensack School Board Member should resign her seat after sparking controversy last week for saying she was disturbed by New Jersey’s new LGBT curriculum requirement.

On Saturday, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released ...

Free Eye Exams For Adults, Children Offered Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ – Free vision screenings for adults and children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi.

On a regular basis, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) pairs up with local legislators to bring free eye screenings to the public through its Project BEST (Better ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

A 'Shakespearean Back to the Future' at Johnson Public Library

June 24, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -  Fans of ‘Back to the Future’ can journey back even further this Thursday when an improv comedy group performs a Shakespearan version of the classic 1985 film.

‘Shakespearean Back to the Future,’ a free performance by the Sketchprovisers, a New Jersey-based group, will be presented at the Johnson Public Library.

The group has based its show ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Paramus Food Truck Festival Vendor Lineup: Here’s What You’ll Be Eating And Drinking Sunday

PARAMUS, NJ – A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into town on Sunday at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities,  and, of course, great eats.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking lot of Garden State Plaza. Admission is $5, and children under age 10 will be admitted for ...

Paws-A-Palooza Fundraiser Coming To Paramus On Saturday

June 24, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ -  Looking for a new best friend?

Dozens of dogs and cats from the North Shore Animal League will be available for adoption on Saturday during Brightview Senior Living's first-ever Paws-A-Palooza event.

Paws-A-Palooza will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the retirement community, which is located at 396 Forest Avenue.

In addition to the chance to start the adoption ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

New Taco Bell, Stop & Shop To Open By Fall '20

PARAMUS, NJ -  Work will begin next spring on a project to renovate and modernize the existing Stop & Shop supermarket property on Route 17.

The plan, which was approved by the borough's planning board, also calls for the addition of an Applebee's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas on the site and the demolition of Stop & Shop to ...

Officials Call For Resignation of Hackensack Schools Trustee Involved In LGBT Curriculum Controversy

June 24, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ - Several state and local officials believe that a Hackensack School Board Member should resign her seat after sparking controversy last week for saying she was disturbed by New Jersey’s new LGBT curriculum requirement.

On Saturday, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released ...

Bergen Community College Unveils Donor Wall

PARAMUS, NJ – A wall recognizing more than 400 donors who contributed money to a scholarship campaign last year at Bergen Community College was recently unveiled at the school’s main campus.

The donors – a combination of current and former students, faculty, staff and community members – altogether gave more than $131,000 to the Bergen Community College ...

Vargas Family, Gottheimer On Capitol Hill To Advocate For School Bus Safety Bills

A year after a school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas, who were traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer reintroduced a pair of bills aimed at making school buses safer for children across the country.

On Wednesday, Joevanny Vargas, ...

Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

June 24, 2019

A voluntary recall of Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers has been initiated due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, announced parent company, UNFI.

The company stated that the product being recalled comes in a 10 ounce plastic package marked with UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and has an expiration date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the ...

Paws-A-Palooza Fundraiser Coming To Paramus On Saturday

PARAMUS, NJ -  Looking for a new best friend?

Dozens of dogs and cats from the North Shore Animal League will be available for adoption on Saturday during Brightview Senior Living's first-ever Paws-A-Palooza event.

Paws-A-Palooza will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the retirement community, which is located at 396 Forest Avenue.

In addition to the chance to start the adoption ...

Free Eye Exams For Adults, Children Offered Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ – Free vision screenings for adults and children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi.

On a regular basis, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) pairs up with local legislators to bring free eye screenings to the public through its Project BEST (Better ...

Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

June 24, 2019

A voluntary recall of Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers has been initiated due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, announced parent company, UNFI.

The company stated that the product being recalled comes in a 10 ounce plastic package marked with UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and has an expiration date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Paramus Food Truck Festival Vendor Lineup: Here’s What You’ll Be Eating And Drinking Sunday

PARAMUS, NJ – A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into town on Sunday at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities,  and, of course, great eats.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking lot of Garden State Plaza. Admission is $5, and children under age 10 will be admitted for ...

Paws-A-Palooza Fundraiser Coming To Paramus On Saturday

June 24, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ -  Looking for a new best friend?

Dozens of dogs and cats from the North Shore Animal League will be available for adoption on Saturday during Brightview Senior Living's first-ever Paws-A-Palooza event.

Paws-A-Palooza will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the retirement community, which is located at 396 Forest Avenue.

In addition to the chance to start the adoption ...

Free Eye Exams For Adults, Children Offered Tuesday

HACKENSACK, NJ – Free vision screenings for adults and children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi.

On a regular basis, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) pairs up with local legislators to bring free eye screenings to the public through its Project BEST (Better ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Paws-A-Palooza Fundraiser Coming To Paramus On Saturday

June 24, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ -  Looking for a new best friend?

Dozens of dogs and cats from the North Shore Animal League will be available for adoption on Saturday during Brightview Senior Living's first-ever Paws-A-Palooza event.

Paws-A-Palooza will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the retirement community, which is located at 396 Forest Avenue.

In addition to the chance to start the adoption ...

Tears Flow as Gov. Murphy Signs Law Named for Slain College Student

June 21, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday.

The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, allegedly by an individual she mistook as a driver for a ...

Booker Vows to Extend Clemency to Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected.

Booker, a former mayor and councilman of Newark, today outlined his Restoring Justice Initiative. It would begin clemency proceedings for people serving federal sentences for marijuana-related offenses, reduce ...

Glen Rock Physican Released Following Detention Hearing in Alleged Sexual Assualt Case

HACKENSACK, NJ --   A Glen Rock doctor whose medical practice is in Hasbrouck Heights had his detention hearing Monday morning in Hackensack.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Dr. Carl Renner was released with conditions, including home detention, electronic monitoring, no contact with his patients or medical practice, and the surrender of his ...

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