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Susan G Komen North Jersey Honored for Patient Advocacy at HINJ Life Sciences Celebration

Credits: Hal Brown

SUMMIT, NJ-  Susan G. Komen North Jersey was honored for its work in Patient Advocacy at the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) 2017 Life Sciences Celebration held on October 12 in Trenton. Komen North Jersey is one of six honorees to be recognized this year for demonstrating a sustained commitment to medical innovation and improving the quality of care for patients.

Left to right in photo: Yin C. Becker, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Stryker and Chair of HINJ’s Board of Trustees; Wendy Lazarus, Director, State Government Relations, Pfizer, and Chair, HINJ Steering Committee; from Susan G. Komen North Jersey: Kelly Nagle Witkowski, Executive Director; Tina Jacobs, Director of Community Health; Kathi Edelson Wolder, Public Relations & Marketing; and Kerry Shearer, Senior Development Manager; and Dean J. Paranicas, President & Chief Executive Officer, HINJ.

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Paterson Students Speak Out Against Gun Violence

March 16, 2018

Dear Editor:

I want to give a special thanks to Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer for giving endless support to our students during the student's protest to walk out their school against gun violence yesterday. Our schools participated and their voices were heard. The goal was to spend 17 minutes to honor each victim of the Parkland, Florida, tragic mass ...

Recently Passed County Budget Built on 'Fiscally Sound Policies'

March 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – Saying it reflects “fiscally sound policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, including significant reserves for workers’ compensation, health benefits, and liability insurance, and an overall net debt of 1% of market value,” the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted the 2018 budget on ...

Fairytale Marriage Proposal Takes Center Stage at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A surprise engagement took center stage at last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville. In the midst of the March 11 festivities, Piscataway resident Steven Verardi boarded a float and popped the question to his girlfriend Elise Latona, marking the first known engagement to take place at the parade in 27 years.

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Pou on Budget Address, School Funding

March 17, 2018

TRENTON –Senator Pou (Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement on Governor
Murphy’s budget address and school funding:

“One of the most important priorities that the Governor recognizes is the need to fully funding our public schools. This is especially critical for school districts in cities like Paterson.

“We will follow through during the budget process ...