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As Afghan Refugees Arrive, Murphy Establishes Task Force on Assistance

August 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy has established the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and will serve to coordinate state efforts to appropriately prepare for and ...

Atlantic City Airshow Wows Hundreds of Thousands

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Between 300,000 and 400,000 people flooded the beaches and Boardwalk on Wednesday, August 18 to watch the aerial acrobatics of the Atlantic City Airshow, “A Salute to Those Who Serve.”

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds debuted a new demonstration to the public for the first time in nearly 40 years during their 2021 performance schedule. The new ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Statewide Armed Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced. 

Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, nine substantive counts of Hobbs Act ...

Expansion at Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown Will Strengthen Dementia Care

MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients.

All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that its building is made up of separate “neighborhoods” where ...

Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

$100,000 Donation From Pangaea Health Helps NJ Businesses Get Cannabis Business Training from CHT Accelerator

NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program.

CHT Accelerator is a joint venture by a team of cannabis business veterans who are software engineers ...

Belmar Beachfront Turns into Sea of Creativity for 34th Annual Sandcastle Contest

BELMAR, NJ — There were quite a few interesting characters on Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach on Wednesday.

Bruce, the fish-friendly shark, was watching the waves come in with Nemo tucked under his fin. Another great white was eating a pork, egg and cheese sandwich for an early lunch. A fire-breathing sea dragon was letting off some steam, and Mickey Mouse was catching some rays between ...

Teterboro's Hall of Fame and Aviation Museum Receives State Grant

TETERBORO/TRENTON, NJ - A museum in Teterboro for fans of planes, history, and aviation received a state grant.

The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was one of 46 grantees to receive a share of $230,000 for historical organizations across the state. The grants, in the sum of $5,000, will ...

Police: Roxbury Man Involved in Leonia Drugging, Beating and Robbery

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police.

The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of 12 Righter Road, Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft and third-degree theft of a motor vehicle, said Leonia police.

Goroveci was accompanied in the crime ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets, How to Keep Them Safe

NEW JERSEY — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert, there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters each year between ...


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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 ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

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

September 20, 2021

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 ...

Free Coding Class Registration Open for Students and Volunteers

Blissful Coding Club, NJ 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, opens student and volunteer internships for Fall 2021 session of FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops. We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, App Development, HTML, Cryptography and more, of all levels.

Parents can sign up students in grades 2-12 and learn more about the program using the attached link below. Student ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

September 18, 2021

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, ...

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

You may have given up on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

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 ...