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6 Common Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Every business, no matter how big or small, can end up as a failure. Indeed, being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. On the contrary, with threats lurking around every corner, running a company requires a lot of bravery and self-discipline.

While some entrepreneurs can instinctively avoid getting in trouble, others constantly have to be on the lookout for potential issues.

Managing Insects on Vegetables and Herbs in Your Paterson Garden

June 22, 2021

Homegrown fresh vegetables not only taste better; they are more nutritious. Plus, you can control what products are applied to the plants to control insect pests and disease.

The first steps to growing a productive vegetable garden and protecting your harvest begin with proper planning and care.

Select the most disease-resistant varieties available when planning your garden.
Then plant ...

Felician University Nurse Brings COVID-19 Vaccines to the Homebound

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Christina Dunham’s previous participation in one of Felician University’s Campus Ministry’s Midnight Runs into Newark to bring supplies to the homeless helped prepare her for her work delivering COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens and other homebound individuals in Lakewood and Newark, she said.

“It was a humbling experience to see people that are less ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Heathcare Hero: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

Letter to Editor: 2020/2021 School Year Full of Challenges We Overcame Together

June 22, 2021

Dear Editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our bright students on completing their high school experience. In fact, I want to congratulate all of our students who are moving up this year. 

To say that the 2020-2021 school year was a challenge would be an understatement. This academic year was chock-full of obstacles and barriers designed to ...

In Time for Busy Summer Months, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Adds 2 Ambulances

June 22, 2021

Partnering with NJ Mobile Healthcare, the testing and the new ambulances expand community emergency services

PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Emergency Medical Service (EMS) program has added two new ambulances to its fleet. At a ribbon cutting ceremony debuting the vehicles earlier in the spring, it was also announced that COVID-19 antigen testing can now be conducted in the ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Supports Juneteenth Event

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Mobile Vaccination and Wellness Team, in partnership with the County of Bergen, were at Overpeck Park supporting the Bergen County NAACP Juneteenth event.

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...