Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), prime sponsor of a 2013 measure to rescind New Jersey Transit fare increases, issued the following statement on Thursday after raising concerns about proposed fare hikes during a Wednesday evening hearing:
The Bergen Community College Annual Commencement Ceremony was held in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus NJ on Thursday, May 21.
Twenty four year old Elvin Diaz was shot by Hackensack police today. Diaz was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Total employment in New Jersey reached its highest level in more than six years, surpassing 4 million as employers added 4,300 nonfarm jobs in April to mark ten consecutive months of employment growth in the Garden State, according to preliminary data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
On Saturday, May 16th, 80 remarkable women celebrated and recognized the tremendous impact that the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Moms program has made on the Bergen County community at the 20th Anniversary Moms and Mentors Brunch.
The TJX Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Funds will support the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Youth program. Mentoring Youth recruits, screens, trains and provides ongoing supervision to caring adult mentors matched in one-on-one relationships with children in Bergen County ages 5-18.
In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, Hackensack University Medical Center unveiled today a Flags Monument in honor of Memorial Day. The ceremony was conducted in military fashion by uniformed members of the HackensackUMC family.
In a letter to the elected officials Richard Smith, president of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP offered his support and praise of the pilot program. The “NAACP stands firm in ensuring the protection of civil rights of all citizens, not excluding the rights of officers who are falsely accused of police brutality,” wrote Smith.
New Jersey lawmakers joined in urging U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Ashton Carter to reconsider DoD’s decision to shut down the successful Vets4Warriors program, a Pentagon-funded call center operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in New Jersey that provides troops struggling with depression and other psychological or emotional concerns confidential peer support by veterans.
HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to life saving emergencies. This year’s theme was “EMS Strong.” Award recipients included nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters from 35 Bergen County municipalities. Many recipients are HackensackUMC employees.
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