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Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Awarded Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

November 19th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $7,500 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support its Plainfield Health Connections program. JFK was selected to receive the grant based on its …

Morristown Medical Center Expands Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Programs With Addition of Global Expert

November 19th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, recognized nationally for its cardiac program, has expanded its Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) programs with the addition of Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC. Dr. Martinez, medical director of Sports Cardiology at Atlantic Health …

Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole Named To APLU 2020 Board of Directors

November 19th, 2019 — Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole has been named to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) 2020 Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term, beginning November 11, 2019. The APLU is a research, policy and …

Berkeley College Receives International Davey Awards

November 19th, 2019 — The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) announced that three Berkeley College Marketing/VIA creative submissions were among the winners of the 15th Annual Davey Awards. The Davey Awards recognize the finest creative work from the best small shops, firms …

500th Robotic Thoracic Surgery Completed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

November 19th, 2019 — In recent years, advanced robotic technology has enabled surgeons to provide a growing number of patients with complex medical conditions, minimally-invasive surgical treatment, rather than traditional open surgery. This is true at Hackensack Meridian Health Thoracic and Esophageal Oncology Program …

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Now Offers College Credits for the Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician Apprenticeship Program

November 19th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), in conjunction with Essex County College announced today that eight (8) college credits will be offered to all apprentices who successfully complete the Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician Apprenticeship program offered through the NJMEP …

Rivkin Radler Recognized in U.S. News’ Best Law Firms List

November 18th, 2019 — Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2020. The Firm was ranked in the following regions and practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1             Long …

Five Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that five of its hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes hospitals for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer …

Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings Kicks Off Fundraising Season for 2019 Greater Newark Holiday Fund

November 18th, 2019 — Investors Bank Chief Executive Officer Kevin Cummings has been selectedas the Honorary Chair of the 2019 Greater Newark Holiday Fund (GNHF). Mr. Cummings took the reins from GNHF’s 2018 Honorary Chairman Angelo J. Genova, Chairman andManaging Partner of Genova Burns LLC, at the recent launch event for this fundraising campaign held at …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital

November 18th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is pleased to announce it was awarded Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Hospital in Middlesex County. “We are thrilled to achieve this outstanding recognition for both Raritan …

Winne Banta Attorneys Named Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019

November 18th, 2019 — We are proud that 21 Winne Banta attorneys were listed in Bergen Magazine’s “Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019” in 13 areas of the law, including: Appellate Law – Gary Redish Aviation – Carolyn Geraci Frome Banking & Financial – Joseph …

Columbia Bank Supports Local Newark Organizations Through Their “Banking for a Cause” Promotion

November 18th, 2019 — As part of Columbia Bank’s Banking for a Cause promotion at their newly-opened Newark branch, Columbia Bank supported three local organizations. The program, which allows customers to choose an organization, provides donations of $10 per account opened and adds bonuses …

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Opens Job Site for Accounting Interns

November 18th, 2019 — The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) opened a job site to connect accounting firms, businesses and organizations that have accounting internships available in New Jersey and surrounding areas with students looking for an internship. The new service, …

The Valley Hospital Hosts Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion Circus

November 13th, 2019 — The Valley Hospital recently hosted its annual Reunion Party for children who had been cared for in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  This heavily attended annual event reunites parents and children with the physicians and nurses who cared for …

Leading Accounting Firm Announces Passage Of Peer Review

November 13th, 2019 — James A. Kruper, CPA, Member, in charge of the peer-review program for the accounting firm of Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. www.ljcpa.com, formally announced that the firm has successfully passed its peer review, without exception. In 1988, the members of …

Montclair State Wins Two Major Federal Grants

November 13th, 2019 — Montclair State University has been awarded two major federal grants: a $165,000 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Minority University Research and Education Project fellowship, and a $2.2-plus million U.S. Department of Education “Strengthening Institutions” grant to help the University better serve low-income …

Hackensack University Medical Center President and Chief Hospital Executive Receives Community Service Award from Community Resource Council

November 13th, 2019 — On November 6, 2019, Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, was honored by the Community Resource Council (CRC) at the organization’s 25th Annual Dr. Harry Brandeis Memorial Community Service Awards Dinner, held at Seasons Restaurant in Washington Township, New Jersey. Mr. Sparta …

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

November 13th, 2019 — The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is the latest recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation through Columbia Bank’s “Employee Sponsored Giving Program.” Each month, the Bank’s employees nominate and vote on organizations to receive special …

Valley’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab Receives National Re-Accreditation

November 13th, 2019 — The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab has been granted re-accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Valley is only hospital in New Jersey to receive this recognition. Accreditation by IAC indicates that Valley’s Cardiac …

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Patients Inspired by Batman Visit

November 13th, 2019 — Batman visited Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and toured the hospital, inspiring pediatric patients to never give up in their fight against cancer and other illnesses, on November 8. Texas Police Officer Damon Cole, from “Heroes and Cops …

Englewood Hospital Named 5-Star Recipient for Appendectomy, Carotid Procedures, Gallbladder Surgery, Hip Fracture Treatment

November 13th, 2019 — Englewood Hospital has been recognized as a 5-star recipient in appendectomy, carotid procedures, gallbladder surgery, and hip fracture treatment by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement—the fourth consecutive year for appendectomy and the second …

Genova Burns LLC Launches Fashion Industry Law Practice

November 13th, 2019 — Genova Burns LLC, one of the top law firms serving New Jersey and the greater northeast, announced that it has launched a Fashion Law Group, leveraging the skills of some of its leading attorneys with its proximity to one of …

Columbia Bank Foundation Supports The Friends Of The Clark Library

November 13th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $25,639 grant to the Friends of the Clark Library as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant will …

J. Antonio Quiros, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Joins Valley Medical Group as Associate Chair for Pediatrics

November 13th, 2019 — Valley Medical Group is pleased to welcome J. Antonio Quiros, M.D., as the Valley Medical Group (VMG) Associate Chair for Pediatrics, and a member of the Pediatric Gastroenterology team. Dr. Quiros was hired in collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System …

Leading Accounting Firm Announces Passage Of Peer Review

November 11th, 2019 — James A. Kruper, CPA, Member, in charge of the peer-review program for the accounting firm of Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. www.ljcpa.com, formally announced that the firm has successfully passed its peer review, without exception. In 1988, the members of …

Norris McLaughlin’s Karolina Dehnhard and Ray Lahoud to Speak on Global Business Interests to Women Entrepreneurs

November 11th, 2019 — Karolina A. Dehnhard, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, and Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of the firm, and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, …

Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of J. Michael Fischer Jr. to Vice President Commercial Lender III

November 11th, 2019 — Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that J. Michael Fischer Jr. has been appointed as a Vice President, Commercial Lender III. In his new role, Mr. Fischer will focus on Commercial and Industrial lending within the bank’s Central New Jersey …

Berkeley College Receives 2019 Well-Being Award from Cigna

November 8th, 2019 — Members of the Berkeley College Human Resources department accept a 2019 Well-Being Award from Cigna Corporation. The Well-Being Awards recognized nine companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the health and wellness of its culture through workplace wellness programs. …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 8th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is pleased to announce it was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes hospitals for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer …

New Jersey American Water Invests $1.38 Million in Cherry Hill Infrastructure

November 8th, 2019 — New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 560 feet of aging 6-inch water main and 6,200 feet of aging 8-inch water main in Cherry Hill this fall. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 134 utility-owned service lines along …

Call to Action- New Jersey Needs to Fix Our Traffic Problem

November 8th, 2019 — Traffic – we have all been in it and have been frustrated by it. Whether we are heading to work, visiting friends and family or simply running an errand, traffic is an unfortunate reality in New Jersey. For the most …

United Airlines Pledges $40 Million To Further Decarbonize Commercial Air Travel

November 4th, 2019 — United Airlines today further strengthened its reputation as an aviation industry leader in environmental sustainability by committing $40 million toward a new investment vehicle focused on accelerating the development of sustainable aviation fuels and other decarbonization technologies. The carrier, which …

Bergman Real Estate Group and Time Equities Unveil Signature Sculpture Art Collection at Century Campus, Parsippany

November 4th, 2019 — An array of impressive signature sculptures were unveiled as part of a tenant celebration at Century Campus in Parsippany, New Jersey. The event was hosted by Bergman Real Estate Group and Time Equities Inc. — the owners behind the latest …

AmeriHealth New Jersey offers consumer health plans on exchange for the seventh consecutive year

November 4th, 2019 — Beginning tomorrow New Jersey residents can choose from 10 different AmeriHealth New Jersey health plans for 2020. The plans consist of HMOs and EPOs across the bronze, silver and gold metallic tiers. This is the seventh consecutive year AmeriHealth New …

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Nine Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities with Top Rating

November 4th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that nine of the network’s nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Brick, Edison, Hackensack, Ocean Grove, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Wall and West Caldwell received the highest ratings in short-term rehabilitation, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s …

Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorney

November 4th, 2019 — Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Joshua D. Sibble has joined the firm as Counsel. Joshua D Sibble, of Ridgewood, NJ, has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups.Joshua is a …

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Featured On Regional Public Affairs Show

November 4th, 2019 — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, and Richard M. Hoffman, CPA/CGMA, Members, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., were featured on The Doctor Joy Show where they had a wide ranging conversation on taxes in New Jersey and some of the recent changes …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Hosted Third Annual Celebration of Life Event

November 4th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center hosted its third annual Celebration of Life event Saturday, October 19 at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. This special event is held each year to honor the life of each patient. Since …

Riker Danzig Earns First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” for 2020

November 4th, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that the Firm has again received a national ranking for our Land Use and Zoning Law practice, and 23 First-Tier rankings among Metropolitan New Jersey Law practices, in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers rankings of “Best Law Firms.”  …

National Academy of Construction Elects 39 New Members Including Malcolm G. McLaren

November 4th, 2019 — The National Academy of Construction has elected 39 new members. They were formally inducted on October 24 during the NAC annual meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2019 class was selected from more than 300 leaders who were considered for Academy …

Connell Foley Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms;” Receives National Ranking in Land Use & Zoning Law

November 4th, 2019 — Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has received wide recognition in many practice areas in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list, which is now in its tenth consecutive year of publication. Of …

Bergen Community College Student Voting Rate Surges, Tops National Number

November 4th, 2019 — The voting rate of registered Bergen Community College students jumped nearly 28 percent from 2014 to 2018, even outpacing the historic 21 percent national surge experienced during the same time period. The data, compiled in the National Study of Learning, …

Norris McLaughlin Recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms For 10th Consecutive Year

November 4th, 2019 — Law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in 12 practice areas in the “2020 Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This marks the 10th consecutive year the firm has earned …

Community Solar Energy Program Kicks Off With an Overwhelming Number of Applications

November 1st, 2019 — In September, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced that it had received an overwhelming 252 applications for the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which is an important component of Governor Murphy’s clean energy agenda …

Selective Announces CEO Succession Plan

November 1st, 2019 — Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI) today announced that John J. Marchioni, who has served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2013, has been unanimously elected by the Selective Board of Directors as its next Chief Executive …

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