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March is Red Cross Month



The American Red Cross sets aside the month of March as Red Cross Month, a time to celebrate our every day heroes who help their neighbors when they need it most.


The Red Cross depends on compassionate local individuals to deliver help and hope to people in need during an emergency. Last year, the Red Cross New Jersey Region responded to more than 760 local disasters such as home fires and provided emergency assistance to more than 1,800 displaced families; collected 89,100 units of blood; provided 3,500 military family case services; and trained 116,100 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics.


March is a great time to become part of the Red Cross. It’s easy. You can make a difference in your community by becoming a Red Cross volunteer, blood donor or financial contributor by going to You can also help make your own family safer this March by taking two simple steps: Practice your family’s fire escape plan and test your smoke alarms. More information and free tools are available at

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The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.


People can also help the Red Cross while filing their 2016 NJ State Tax Returns. Donations can be made by checking box 64 on the NJ-1040 Form and entering Code 14 for the American Red Cross-NJ Fund.


Thank you to all of the Red Cross supporters in New Jersey who assist their neighbors during life’s darkest hours. We are deeply grateful.


Izumi Hara

William L. Hurlock

Michael Turgeon

Board Members

American Red Cross, Northern New Jersey Chapter


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Dear Editor:


I attended a recent city council workshop to address the issue of the missing benches in front of city hall. To me, this decision was  shortsighted and counterproductive. As a longtime city activist I find it rather odd that the mayor found it necessary to remove the benches from in the first place.


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