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  1. Hackensack Post Office Dedicates Diwali Forever Stamp

    Hackensack Post Office Dedicates Diwali Forever Stamp

    LEONIA, N.J. -- The Hackensack Post Office and the India Heritage Center commemorated the festival of Diwali with a ceremony honoring the newly issued Diwali Forever stamp.The event was held at the Heritage Center’s daylong Diwali Mela 2016 cultural event at Overpeck County Park in Leonia Oct. 23. It featured the unveiling of a poster-sized enlargement of the stamp. One of the most ...

  2. River Edge Pet Rescue Among Beneficiaries Of Dumont Fundraiser

    River Edge Pet Rescue Among Beneficiaries Of Dumont Fundraiser

    DUMONT, N.J. -- Pet Valu in Dumont is collecting donations through the end of September for the United States War Dogs Association and two local rescues.The association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the history and contributions of military service dogs.The contributions for the USWDA will help provide specialty equipment such as cooling vests, boots and “doggles” – ...

  3. Englewood Family Donates Art Cart To Hackensack Hospital Pediatric Unit

    Englewood Family Donates Art Cart To Hackensack Hospital Pediatric Unit

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center recently received an art cart donated by the Gribetz Family of Englewood through ArtWorks: The Naomi Cohain Foundation.Tali Gribetz raised $5,000 from her Bat Mitzvah and through her friends and family to launch the custom-designed mobile cart filled ...

  4. HackensackUMC Cardiologist Speaking On Heart Attack Care In Tenafly

    HackensackUMC Cardiologist Speaking On Heart Attack Care In Tenafly

    TENAFLY, N.J. -- The Tenafly Senior Center will be hosting a community resource fair in conjunction with the Health Awareness Regional Program at Hackensack University Medical Center on Thursday, June 23.The 12:30 p.m. event will feature an educational presentation on early heart attack care by Sarah Timmapuri, a cardiologist at HUMC, at 1 p.m.Assessments for blood pressure, fall risk ...

  5. Hackensack Considering Private Waste Disposal

    Hackensack Considering Private Waste Disposal

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- In an effort to reduce costs and improve services for taxpayers, Hackensack city officials are exploring the possibility of entering into a private contract for solid waste removal, a service that is currently performed by city employees. Officials are hoping to save at least $850,000 annually, while minimizing the impact on current workers. Chief Financial Officer ...

  6. Final Days Of Hackensack Carnival Ahead

    Final Days Of Hackensack Carnival Ahead

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Holy Trinity Church is holding its 17th annual carnival from Wednesday, May 25, through Sunday, May 29. Carnival hours are Wednesday through Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 11 p.m. The event will include rides, games, and food. For more information call 201-343-5170.

  7. Hackensack Teacher Puts Passion To Paper

    Hackensack Teacher Puts Passion To Paper

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Chris Ryan is nothing if not passionate about literature.“Give me some of the students who don’t like English, and my passion for it will get them through it,” said Ryan of New Milford.Ryan teaches senior English and journalism at Hackensack High School but works another job as a full-time novelist.His career began as a journalist with Bronx Weekly Newspapers, where ...

  8. Maywood Avenue School Participates In Bergen Teen Arts Festival

    Maywood Avenue School Participates In Bergen Teen Arts Festival

    MAYWOOD, N.J. -- Maywood Avenue School recently participated in the Bergen Teen Arts Festival at Bergen Community College in Paramus. The visit to the campus marked the second year in a row Maywood students took part in the event.During the festival, a group of 10 eighth-graders from the school were selected to have their artwork displayed and critiqued. Students also took part in art ...

  9. Hackensack Organizes Shredding Event

    Hackensack Organizes Shredding Event

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack is holding a community paper shredding event on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Sears, 436 Main St.Residents are invited to recycle their unwanted, confidential documents by safely shredding them on-site. The event is for residential use only. Businesses may not participate.  For more information, call the ...

  10. Maywood Avenue School Organizes Charity Dodgeball Game

    Maywood Avenue School Organizes Charity Dodgeball Game

    MAYWOOD, N.J. -- The Maywood Avenue School REACT Club recently helped organize a charity dodgeball game.More than 20 student and staff teams played in front of a full house in the Maywood Avenue School gym during the event. Nearly $2,000 was raised for autism research.

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