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CIANJ Tours American Dream in Advance of its October Opening & Learns More About This Incredible Project

August 30th, 2019 — This week, CIANJ’s Executive Committee along with President Anthony Russo and Executive Vice President Diane Walsh took a tour of American Dream in advance of its highly anticipated opening. We are thrilled to have American Dream as a member and …

STV Group’s Historic Boston Bridge Wins National Public Works Award

August 28th, 2019 — The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Design-Build project was honored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) with a 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the category of Historical Restoration/Preservation more than $75 million. The award will be presented …

Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency & Trauma Center Receives Level 1 Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) Program

August 28th, 2019 — The Emergency Department at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. Hackensack University Medical Center’s Emergency & Trauma Center is now …

EWMA Readies for Environmental Remediation Changes Set Out in SRRA 2.0

August 28th, 2019 — Comprehensive updates to New Jersey’s 2009 Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), signed into law on August 23, will impact how thousands of properties in the state are remediated and redeveloped. New Jersey’s first overhaul to SRRA, signed by Governor Phil …

Columbia Bank Receives Bauer’s 5-Star “Superior” Rating

August 28th, 2019 — Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, is pleased to announce that the bank has been awarded a 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating company.  Bauer’s 5-Star Rating, their highest performance ranking, represents …

NAI Hanson Negotiates Lease to Bring Elmwood Park Industrial/Flex Building to Full Occupancy

August 28th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated a 27,600-square-foot industrial/flex lease with Best Value Kosher Foods at 475 Mola Boulevard in Elmwood Park, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Jeff DeMagistris, SIOR, Tom Vetter, SIOR, and Tom Ryan represented the owner, …

Norris McLaughlin’s Danielle DeFilippis Named New Jersey Trailblazer

August 27th, 2019 — Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, has been named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 list of “New Jersey Trailblazers.”  “New Jersey Trailblazers” is a special supplement of the New Jersey …

Former Google Senior Executive Carley Graham Garcia Appointed Executive Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

August 26th, 2019 — Google former senior executive, Carley Graham Garcia, has been appointed executive director of the university’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, effective Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia spent the last 12 years at Google, most recently as Head of External Affairs, …

Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Project Readiness Help New Jersey Students Start School on the Right Foot

August 26th, 2019 — Peapack-Gladstone Bank partnered with Project Readiness New Jersey to support and empower New Jersey’s most underserved children to achieve academic success.  Founded by Jen Scarpati and Annie Peters, the organization provides fully-stocked backpacks to students Grades Preschool through 12.  These …

Norris McLaughlin Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Independent Business Law Firms

August 26th, 2019 — Norris McLaughlin, P.A., a Bridgewater-based law firm, today announced that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Norris McLaughlin joined Meritas in 1991 and, as a condition of its membership, is required …

Hackensack University Medical Center Launches Innovative Pilot Program to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at Home

August 26th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced the implementation of a pilot program to screen cardiology patients for a common, yet often undiagnosed, sleep disorder.  The Department of Sleep Medicine and the Heart and Vascular Hospital have successfully implemented a first …

Six Genova Burns Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

August 26th, 2019 — Genova Burns LLC, one of the top law firms serving New Jersey and the greater Northeast, announced today that Best Lawyers has named six of the Firm’s attorneys in the publication’s 2020 Best Lawyers in America list, including one attorney …

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives First Human Breast Milk Donation

August 26th, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy has received its first human breast milk donation.  The breast milk will be sent to the New York Milk Bank to be processed and then used for infants in need. “Breast …

Archer Law’s Anthony LaRatta Appointed Chair of ABA Committee

August 26th, 2019 — Archer Partner Anthony R. La Ratta was recently appointed Chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries Committee of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. His term will begin September 1. As Chair, Mr. La …

Francis M. Giantomasi Selected to Join Board of Essex County Legal Aid Association

August 26th, 2019 — CSG is pleased to announce that Francis M. Giantomasi, an Associate with the firm’s Litigation Group, has been selected to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Essex County Legal Aid Association, an organization founded in 1906 …

American Hospital Association appoints AtlantiCare Chairman Michael Charlton to Board

August 26th, 2019 — The American Hospital Association has elected Michael Charlton, chairman of AtlantiCare’s system Board of Trustees, to its Board of Trustees. Charlton is among only seven people the AHA elected to serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Board of …

County College of Morris Receives Grants Both for STEM and Humanities Programs

August 26th, 2019 — Two educational programs at County College of Morris (CCM), one in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the other in the humanities, are receiving a well-deserved boost in funding thanks to recent grant awards totaling more than $235,000. In …

NJIT, Penn College Awarded $8M to Develop Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

August 26th, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $7,996,530 grant to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Pennsylvania College of Technology to develop industry-driven strategies for apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing fields. The funding is part of the U.S. Department …

Fall Preview of CIANJ Events: Amazing Opportunities & Programs for Members

August 23rd, 2019 — CIANJ has lined up a series of events in September and October to suit our members’ needs. Whether you are in healthcare, have concerns about data privacy, are looking for real estate investment opportunities or have a family-owned or closely …

Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. Named to 2019 Inc. 5000 List

August 23rd, 2019 — Inc. magazine has ranked Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. (AESI) on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Appearing on the list for the second consecutive year, the Hoboken-based environmental consulting/remediation firm had …

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Receives Prestigious International Distinction as Baby-Friendly Hospital

August 23rd, 2019 — Baby-Friendly USA, announced Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility.  As the only Baby-Friendly medical center in Middlesex county and Central New Jersey, JFK Medical Center sets the standard of care …

Sax LLP Named a Top 100 Firm by Inside Public Accounting

August 23rd, 2019 — Sax LLP is proud to announce its inclusion on INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) 2019 Annual Ranking of the nation’s 400 largest public accounting firms.  This year, Sax ranked #99 on the list of top accounting firms nationwide – debuting on the prestigious …

United Airlines Announces 12 New and Expanded International Destinations from Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco

August 23rd, 2019 — United Airlines today unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco. United’s announcement includes brand-new service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. The airline also announced customers will have more options …

Fox Lands Renowned Aviation Team

August 23rd, 2019 — Fox Rothschild LLP has absorbed a prominent aviation group from LeClairRyan, led by industry leaders Mark A. Dombroff and Diane Westwood Wilson. “Mark, Diane and their team are entrenched in the aviation space and have been involved in nearly every …

Valley Participates in Free Vaccines for Children Program

August 16th, 2019 — Vaccines help keep our children healthy. However, they can be very expensive and many parents cannot afford to pay for vaccines on their own. The Valley Hospital’s Department of Community Health and Community Benefit has partnered with the Fair Lawn, …

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group P.C. is Proud to Announce the Relocation of Their Central New Jersey Office to Raritan

August 16th, 2019 — Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. – also known as VISASERVE – has relocated its Central New Jersey office to 907 Route 202 in Raritan, NJ 08869. This office is conveniently located near the Somerville Circle and it is …

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports Pathways Counseling Center

August 16th, 2019 — Pathways Counseling Center has received a $13,500 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to purchase new computer equipment and an upgrade to their server. Pathways Counseling Center provides a variety of mental health services to individuals and families in need. …

Summer Program Prepares Hispanic High School Students for College

August 16th, 2019 — Janvion Saunders, a high school senior from Camden, New Jersey, is planning to go to college next year, with the goal of lifting not just himself, but his family, out of poverty. “My mother told me that I cannot control …

Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” in Woodbridge Area

August 16th, 2019 — Three lawyers from law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., were recently selected by The Best Lawyers in America© as 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area. Best Lawyers® designates a select group of individuals as “Lawyers …

Valley Recognized for Consumer Loyalty

August 16th, 2019 — Valley was recently named to the 2019 NRC Health Top 100 Consumer Loyalty list for garnering a high degree of loyalty from their patient populations. Valley is the only hospital in Bergen County to be featured on the list. Created …

ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.

August 16th, 2019 — ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (“ConnectOne” or “Company”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank, and Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. (NYSEAM: BKJ) (“Bancorp of New Jersey”), parent company of Bank of New Jersey, are pleased to jointly announce a definitive agreement …

CIANJ Succeeds in Getting Movers’ Bill Passed

August 16th, 2019 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s government affairs team succeeded in getting the state Legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy to sign into law a bill that the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association had been trying to get …

Free Webinar From IT Radix: 10-Minute Tech Talk: Help! What’s my [email protected]#rd?

August 15th, 2019 — Webinar 10-Minute Tech Talk:Help! What’s my [email protected]#rd? Date: Thursday, September 19 Time: 12:10pm to 12:20pm (We will start at 12:10pm sharp) Location: From the comfort of your own office Are you having trouble remembering your passwords? Do you wish you could …

Hackensack University Medical Center Installs FlexArm Technology for New Hybrid Operating Room in Heart and Vascular Hospital

August 15th, 2019 — The Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new Hybrid Operating Room with the Philips Azurion with FlexArm X-ray system, which is designed to optimize workflow and …

Columbia Bank Foundation Supports The Fairfield Police Department

August 15th, 2019 — The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $30,000 grant to the Fairfield Police Department 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 was used to …

PATH Improvements Continue as Port Authority Seeks Ideas to Transform Bustling Journal Square Transportation Center from Transit Hub to Neighborhood Destination

August 15th, 2019 — Seeking best-in-class ideas and concepts to deliver enhanced amenities and services at one of PATH’s major transit facilities, the Port Authority announced today the issuance of a Request for Information (RFI) for the redevelopment of the Journal Square Transportation Center …

Investors Bank and New York Giants Expand Their Strategic Alliance

August 14th, 2019 — Investors Bank and the New York Giants are expanding their strategic alliance during the 2019 football season. They began a 10-year partnership last year and are marking the second year by publicly introducing the New York Giants-branded debit card and …

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon Michael J. Passeri, M.D., Joins Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

August 13th, 2019 — Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is pleased to welcome Michael J. Passeri, M.S., M.D., to its surgical practice at The Valley Institute for Gastrointestinal Cancer. Dr. Passeri assumed his role on August 12, 2019. Dr. Passeri is a board-certified surgeon …

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) NJMEP Awarded Grant to Offer Food Training to the MEP National Network

August 13th, 2019 — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) was named the recipient of a grant worth $992,050 by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  The grant will allow NJMEP to …

Norris McLaughlin Expands Estate Planning and Administration Group

August 13th, 2019 — The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Shauna M. Deans as an Associate of the firm.  She joins the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Practice Group. “Joining Norris McLaughlin is an exciting step in my career. I’m looking forward to …

Valley Health System introduces Valley Walks – A Weekly Walk with a Doctor

August 13th, 2019 — Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky typically spends her workdays caring for women with cancer. But on Thursday, September 12, Dr. Teplinsky, who serves as Head of Breast Medical Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, will lace up her walking shoes to …

NAI James E. Hanson Negotiates Lease Extension for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Clifton

August 13th, 2019 — NAI James E. Hanson, the largest New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has negotiated a lease extension for 5,511 square feet of medical office space located at 1135 Broad Street in Clifton, N.J. NAI James E. …

Stay at Home, Safe at Home with Valley Home Care

August 12th, 2019 — According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of older adults want to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their homes and communities for as long as possible. Safety is a significant factor to consider in determining whether an older …

New Jersey Gets an ‘A’ for Manufacturing Productivity and Innovation

August 12th, 2019 — According to the “Manufacturing Score Card 2019” compiled by Ball State University’s Center for Business & Economic Research, New Jersey improved from “B+” to “A” for its productivity and innovation as a result of a relative increase in manufacturing productivity …

IT’SUGAR to Open at American Dream

August 12th, 2019 — American Dream, the unrivaled destination for style and play, is excited to announce that experiential retailer IT’SUGAR will open the world’s first candy department store at the property. IT’SUGAR will unveil a completely unique retail concept that will span 22,000 …

Matthew J. Schiller Named Vice-Chair of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Real Estate Department

August 12th, 2019 — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Schiller has been named Vice-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, effective August 1, 2019. He joins Thomas J. Denitzio Jr. and Jack Fersko, the Department’s Co-Chairs, …

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Teams up with Pony Power Therapies to Benefit Pediatric Patients

August 12th, 2019 — In what has become an annual highlight of summer, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is connecting a new group of young patients and their families with the benefits of Pony Power Therapies. Pony Power, a nonprofit organization …

Norris McLaughlin’s Lana Ros Named NJSBA Health Law Section Secretary

August 12th, 2019 — Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Health Law Section. As Secretary, she is responsible for assisting the leadership team to handle correspondence and …

State-of-the-Art Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Reopens in Morristown

August 12th, 2019 — Atlantic Health System’s pediatric rehabilitation and physical therapy program has reopened in a brand-new space at 55 Madison Avenue in Morristown. Larger than the previous center and filled with state-of-the-art therapy equipment, the open-gym facility is able to treat a …

Accounting Firm Raich Ende Malter Establishes Florida Presence

August 12th, 2019 — Prominent New York metropolitan area accounting and consulting firm Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP (REM) is pleased to announce the relocation of a partner in its tax advisory–wealth preservation practices to Florida. “Now more than ever, Florida is a …

A Conversation with George Norcross

August 9th, 2019 — CIANJ President Anthony Russo interviewed George Norcross III at a special program earlier this week that gave CIANJ members an opportunity to hear first-hand from one of New Jersey’s leading business executives. During the hour-long conversation, Mr. Norcross told the …

Dozens of Hackensack Meridian Health Affiliated Dentists Recognized by NJ Monthly Magazine as Top Dentists

August 2nd, 2019 — Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that 49 of its affiliated dentists, based at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and JFK Medical Center, have been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as Top Dentists. “I …

Andrea J. Sullivan Appointed Chair of NJSBA Business and Commercial Litigation Special Committee

August 1st, 2019 — Andrea J. Sullivan, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Family Law Departments, has been appointed Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Business and Commercial Litigation Special Committee for the 2019-2020 term. The Special Committee is charged with examining the need for …

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports The Center for Hope and Safety

August 1st, 2019 — The Center for Hope and Safety in Rochelle Park has received a $44,100 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to repair a leaking roof and install a new HVAC system. The Center for Hope and Safety assists victims of domestic …

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