The Community Chest announces the awarding of over $50,000 in grants from its Coronavirus Emergency Fund to 13 agencies.  Founded in 1933, ‘The Chest’ is a nonprofit organization serving eastern Bergen County and headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey working with area agencies supplying support to people in need. With a mission to strengthen the community through partnership, leadership and philanthropy,...
On Friday, the NJ Board of Public Utilities approved the states first offshore wind farm to PSEG and Orsted, a Danish energy company.  The proposed 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.  The megaproject is expected to bring 15,000 jobs, $1.17 billion in economic benefits and power approximately 500,000 homes. “this will...
The Confidence Project Journal, a book written by Mount Arlington, New Jersey resident Kaity (pronounced Kite-ee) Rodriguez, will be launched online Monday, March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. Her mission is to support high-achieving millenial women who struggle with their confidence. The book will be available on Rodriguez’s website in a special VIP hardback edition and all...
The Midwest-based Hawaiian food chain is set to open its next location in Secaucus, NJ this fall. Poké Bros has been wildly popular, opening over 24 stores since its inception in 2016. Poké bowls have become increasing popular in the mainland US. The trendy bowls of deliciousness have been refered to as the "new sushi". ‘Amazon Go’ Opens its First Store in...
La Casa de Don Pedro, a community-based, social services nonprofit organization, will host “Burgers and Brew Week,” a digital and interactive celebration promoting northern New Jersey restaurants and breweries, from Sept. 21 – 27, 2020. The organization now seeks sponsors to support the event, as well as local and black-owned restaurants and breweries to be showcased throughout the week. A...
This Saturday, cannabis-industry job seekers will have the opportunity to learn how to get their foot in the door in this incredibly fast-growing job market, which Arcview Market Research projects will support around 467,000 jobs by 2022. HempStaff, a company that recruits for the cannabis industry and has traveled around the US training over 6,700 individuals, will be hosting Dispensary Training Classes...
The numbers are in and they’re not good.  New Jersey took over California for the 2nd most cases in the US, making New York and New Jersey the top two states for total coronavirus cases. Worldwide there are a reported 351,084 and 15,337 deaths.  In the United States there are 32,000 cases and 403 deaths alone. These numbers are...
Unplug from technology
The world has become much smaller with the use of technology taking over productivity. It is necessary to learn how to take a break to step away from technological devices in order to be personally productive. Working, or on downtime, all are busy multi-tasking using desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. These mechanisms pull all into a world of social media...
Leading land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has completed zoning analyses for a medical marijuana site now moving forward in Hoboken, NJ. The firm, which also conducted a neighborhood impact study for the site in late-2019, evaluated new regulations and proposed enhancements at the location, which was approved by the city’s Planning Board in July 2020. It will become the 10th...
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A prominent New Jersey businessman and mental health advocate, Arthur Imperatore Jr., is opening the state’s first and only high-end “hardcore” gym, Iron Culture, a 7,500-square-foot facility with top-of-the-line equipment. Since its soft opening this spring, Iron Culture has attracted visits from the fitness community across the tri-state area, including 2018 Mr. Olympia Shaun Rhoden and other top bodybuilders...
In the throes of summer, New York City has a tendency to heat up pretty quickly – with weeklong spells that find temperatures hovering near 100 degrees. Boaters must still be mindful of cooler water temperatures, where prolonged exposure to 70-degree water can lead to a loss of muscle function or worse. Experts from ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, the city’s...
Sherrie Campbell
Dr. Sherrie Campbell provides a roadmap to find recovery from difficult toxic family relationships. The doctor wrote “But It’s Your Family…Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself in the Aftermath” (Morgan James Publishing, April; 204 pages, Trade Paperback), to help those circumventing life’s path away from harsh family dealings to get on track to a healthy life...
As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, the number of food-insecure people in Essex County, NJ, may rise to a staggering 17.4% by year’s end, with the greatest concentration found in New Jersey’s most populated city, Newark. Families are facing other troubles, as well, including employment loss and staying current on rent payments, plus the “digital divide” emerging with...
The TCS New York City Marathon is both an athletic event and a city wide spectator sport.  The 2018 NYC Marathon will take place on November 4th, with competitors coming from around the world, hoping to complete the 26.2 mile course through all five boroughs of New York City.  Below is a full map of the route for the marathon. 5 bridges: ...
breathwork
A free workshop for guided breathwork healing is the perfect prescription to reboot one’s energy. With a pandemic in full force, it is vital to find ways to heal, relax, and destress in order to stay healthy and move forward. Known healer Jay Bradley, founder of Breathe On It, is the perfect person to take one on a breathwork journey....
Everybody gather round. It's been looming on the horizon for a decade, but it's finally here.... New York and New Jersey will have legal recreational marijuana use by the end of 2019.  It has been a long, difficult struggle for our "progressive area". Maybe it's that 64% of Americans are currently in favor of recreational marijuana; or maybe it's that...