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Paramus Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for this afternoon into tomorrow morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of a cold front ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Bergen County Promoting Initiative to Reduce Senior Scams

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is pleased to announce a crime prevention initiative to advise county residents of the prevalence of frauds targeting seniors and how to avoid becoming the victim of scams.  

“During this unprecedented time, we have watched our senior friends and loved ones increasingly fall victim to scams perpetrated in person, virtually, ...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Wednesday Afternoon into the Evening

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey: Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, ...

FEMA Mobile Unit Available to Aid Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, Teterboro Residents Hurt by Ida

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane IDA to apply for Federal disaster relief. Over the weekend, the County of Bergen received a major disaster declaration from President Biden. The action releases Federal funding to those in Bergen County who sustained losses from September 1 ...

Ida Aftermath: Park Caked with Mud a Reminder of Storm Severity

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The smell of mud was the best indicator of the thickness of the mud along the walking trail in Otto C. Pehle Park after Ida left her mark with flooding over the banks of Saddle River which runs along the border of Saddle Brook, Rochelle Park, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood and Paramus.

Much of the 11 miles of walking trails were caked with mud and the entrance ...

County Executive Tedesco Issues a State of Emergency for Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco issued a local state of emergency last night in response to heavy rain, wind, and flooding caused by Storm Ida.

County Office of Emergency Management officials encourage residents, especially those living in close proximity to the Hackensack and Saddle Rivers, to stay home as many roadways are still flooded and closed.

If you must ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency as Ida Slams Bergen County, Entire State

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday night declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida.

The State of Emergency will cover all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm. 

“Tropical Storm Ida is severely impacting all areas ...

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1 a.m. Thursday: National Weather Service

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A tornado watch and flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen County, in addition to Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Thursday and a flash flood warning for the area until 7:45 p.m. tonight.

At 5:54 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain moving north ...

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The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

As a business owner, does it often feel like you’re riding a roller coaster? Do you find yourself confronted by the demons of fear, inconsistency, and doubt?

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Moore, a business and marketing coach. In her new book, Hang on Tight: Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Suzanne dissects the ups and downs of ...

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How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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OktoberSingfest Free Singing Workshops

September 23, 2021

Love singing? Come sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on Wednesday evenings in October from 7 to 9 pm. OktoberSingFest singing workshops will be held via Zoom or in-person for fully vaccinated members and guests as covid safety protocols permit. Participants will learn more about chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part harmony. Broadway, Beatles, and more!

Hickory Tree is an award-winning ...

Young Professionals of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation to Hold New Member Interest Meeting on Sept. 26

The Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation will hold a virtual interest meeting on September 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Foundation are a team of leaders from diverse college and career backgrounds. Member ages range from 18 to 35. The group places an emphasis on professional ...

How to Prep Your House for a Quick & Easy Sale

Preparation is the key to success when it comes to putting your home on the market. If you are thinking of selling your home and want to maximize its value, you should start to prepare at least two months prior.  This process takes time, and a stress-free selling experience requires some elbow grease.

Your home needs to be ready to show.  You may be asking yourself where to start ...

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Paramus Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for this afternoon into tomorrow morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of a cold front ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

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Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...