Giving Back

June 21, 2019

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 ...

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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, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  A 27-year-old Paramus woman was among several volunteers recently honored by Children’s Aid and Family Services for their dedication to helping those who are served by the non-profit agency. Raphaella Lekkas, who attends Children’s Aid and Family Services’ STRIVE day program for ...

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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 – ...

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Today, Sheriff Anthony Cureton and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office joined with local and county law enforcement agencies to host the annual Bergen County "Chief for a Day" celebration. "Chief for A Day" is an inspirational program that offers local children with chronic health conditions and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Through June 25th, a beautiful art exhibit with work from local organizations showcasing the talents of individuals with special needs is being proudly displayed in the County Building in Hackensack.  The works come from The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties; Life ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The county will mark LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a celebration and flag raising ceremony in Hackensack.  The event, which is being hosted by County Executive James Tedesco III and the Freeholder Board, will be held on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bergen County Administration ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A food truck event to benefit the Paramus Friendly Neighbors Food Pantry will be held on June 9. "Music & Food Trucks...Cops & Librarians" will begin at 5 p.m. at the Raymond R. Wells Paramus Rotary Bandshell behind the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Road. The ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A food truck event to benefit the Paramus Friendly Neighbors Food Pantry will be held on June 9. "Music & Food Trucks...Cops & Librarians" will begin at 5 p.m. at the Raymond R. Wells Paramus Rotary Bandshell behind the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Road. The ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – This summer, if you see a piano in the park, feel free to strike a chord and put on a show for your fellow park-goers. Four hand-painted, donated pianos will soon be popping up in public places around the borough, as part of a new program between the governing body, school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The borough’s Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Groups marching in the parade include: Police Reserves, Police Motor Unit, Mayor and Council, Paramus High School Marching Band, Police Chief and Department Members, School Superintendent and Board of Education, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the past 22 years, the Bergen County American Dream Program has sponsored an Annual Homebuyer Fair the first Saturday of every June (Homeownership month) that draws 300 to 400 people. This year, the 23rd Annual Bergen County Home Ownership Fair will take place on Saturday, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Spurred by the worst measles outbreak the country has seen in nearly 20 years, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has created a program to educate the public about the disease. On Thursday, New Bridge will present “Measles: Separating Fact From Fiction – What First Responders and the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brendan Vann, a senior at Fair Lawn High School knows 'cleats represent opportunity," the opportunity of play. The young philanthropist put together a program which collected and cleaned gently used soccer equipment for donation. Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan recognized ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research related to the disease. At this year’s event – which was May 1 at the Venetian in Garfield, the Hackensac-based not-for-profit organization ...

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PARAMUS – The Paramus Department of Public Works has launched an effort to collect used toys to be given to children in need. For the drive, the DPW has partnered with Second Chance Toys, a New Jersey-based nonprofit group that collects used toys that otherwise would have been thrown out and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earth Day 2019 was more than just a day for Hackensack Riverkeeper; it was an entire week – and then some. Led by Caitlin Doran, the clean water advocacy organization’s Outreach Coordinator, 278 volunteers met at eight sites in New Jersey and New York to remove trash, litter and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ  –  Police officers and firefighters came to the rescue of a family of ducklings that ended up trapped inside a storm drain at the Outlets at Bergen Town Center. After recieving a report of stuck ducks, first responders arrived and worked with mall employees to free the stranded ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A Paramus police officer took home top honors at this year’s Palmetto Police Motorcycle Skills Competition. Sgt. Brian Linden, a 19-year veteran of the force,  placed first in his division during the contest, which ran from April 10 through 13 in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The sergeant ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A young goat found wandering a Ridgewood cemetery earlier this month has recovered from a bout of pneumonia and is now off to an animal sanctuary. After being corralled by police, cemetery workers and animal control on April 5 at Valleau Cemetery, the 7-month-old male goat was ...

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PARAMUS – The Paramus Environmental Commission and Paramus High School Green Team will host their annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday. “Save Our Oceans” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria at Paramus High School and is free to the public. The afternoon will include workshops, ...

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HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

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PARAMUS – When the Paramus Farmers' Market opens next month, there will be some new vendors, as well as many returning favorites, setting up shop for the 2019 season. The weekly market kicks off May 29 and will be held every Wednesday through Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the north parking lot at ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The Paramus Elks 2001 is hosting a special Breakfast with the Easter Bunny tomorrow, Sunday April 14 from 8:30am-12:30pm. It will be held at the Paramus Elks 2001 Lodge at 200 Route 17, behind Raymour and Flannigan.  The event will raise money for a various of Elks programs.

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PARAMUS - A young goat found wandering a Ridgewood cemetery last week is continuing to recuperate at Oradell Animal Hospital. After being corralled by police, cemetery workers and animal control on April 5 at Valleau Cemetery, the 7-month old male goat was brought to the animal hospital for ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - An effort to raise funds as a way to thank Paramus firefighters for running into a burning house to save a family's dog and then extinguishing the fire is underway. A GoFundMe campaign  has been organized on behalf of the Kazmierczak family, whose home was destroyed in a March 22 ...

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PARAMUS - Residents are invited to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get to know their local police officers better. For the first time ever, Paramus Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop,” an event aimed at building relationships with the community, one cup of joe at a ...

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HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

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