Friday, May 3, 2013
Event Guest Speaker, Brian Malte, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner and Timothy Eustace joined by Senator Bob Gordon will host a special screening of a film based on a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre and a post-film discussion at Bergen Community College on Tuesday, May 7th. Guest speaker is Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a national advocacy group focused on reducing gun deaths and injuries in America. The event is part of a continued discussion on public safety and gun violence prevention 38th District legislators have organized in the community. "Gun violence prevention and public safety is an important issue facing every community across the nation," said Eustace. "Bob, Connie and I will continue to gather residents around events such …
Local legislators host discussion on public safety, gun violence prevention featuring guest speaker from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Continuing with the ongoing discussion on public safety and gun violence prevention, local state legislators invite the public to attend a special screening of a film based on a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre and a post-film discussion at Bergen Community College on May 7. “Living for 32,” is a portrait of Colin Goddard, his account of the terror he and his classmates endured and his journey in telling his story to America. On that horrific day, April 16, 2007, a gunman entered Norris Hall education building on the campus of Virginia Tech killing 32 and wounding 17 in a mere 11 minutes. “Living for 32 will help to illustrate the harsh reality we face as a result of senseless acts of gun violence taking place all over America,” …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
County executive's former campaign manager offers free public relations help to Bergen Community College.
Sunday, April 7
The decision by Alan Marcus and The Marcus Group to withdraw their $90,000 contract with Bergen Community College was the appropriate course of action given the County Executive’s past practice of weeding out unnecessary and wasteful spending. However the decision by Mr. Marcus to offer “free” consultation services regarding upcoming labor negotiations is equally disturbing. When does a public agency or in this case a county school board take collective bargaining tips from a public relations executive? Doesn’t Bergen Community College have on retainer legal counsel to handle such matters? The withdrawal of this contract does not cause harm to the institution as suggested, but it saves taxpayers $90,000 on something that wasn’t needed or …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Host of regional employers planned at job fair Thursday
Whether it is employment your looking for, or career coaching, Bergen County is hosting a Job Fair and Career Resource Event on Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pitkin Education Center at Bergen Community College. According to a release by County Executive Kathleen Donovan, this fair will have a targeted focus on regional manufacturers who are looking for both entry level and skilled, talented employees. Participating employers include: Affinity Health, Cintas Corporation, Holy Name Hospital, Macy's, Stryker, Hertz Corporation, Crestron Electronics, Home Depot, National Manufacturing, Party Rental, Ltd., Triangle Manufacturing, Versa Products Company, Whole Foods Market, Stauff Corporation, New Jersey Transit, Paul Davis …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bergen County Police Department Bomb Squad deemed the package safe after a two-hour investigation in the campus mailroom. Only part of the campus was evacuated.
A suspicious package, which county police say turned out to be "harmless," caused part of the Bergen Community College Paramus campus to be evacuated Tuesday afternoon. The package was deemed suspicious by mailroom workers as it was an unexpected delivery which had "suspicious handwriting and no sender information" according to Lt. James Mullin of the Bergen County Police Department. Mullin said the entire campus was not evacuated, just the mailroom and surrounding area for a two-hour period as Bomb Squad personnell investigated. The bomb squad later deemed the package "safe" said Mullin. 'Like' New Milford Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
High school students from around Northern New Jersey spent all-day Friday at Bergen Community College learning the benefits and options of a STEM career
Leaders from President Obama to Warren Buffett have stressed the need to educate more American students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields in order to keep America competitive in the global economy. On Friday afternoon, Bergen Community College hosted its first annual Teen STEM Day to offer Northern New Jersey high school students the opportunity to learn about different career paths. The day-long conference had students attend hands-on workshops which demonstrated how industries use science, technology, engineering and math to answer the needs and demands of daily living. "Having this conference shows the excellence in STEM subjects that has made American a leader," Dr. Judith Fitzpatrick of Bergen …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Performers and crew members from parts of north Jersey take part in "The 1940s Radio Hour" which will be performed at the Anna Maria Ciccione Theater at BCC beginning Nov. 30.
mDozens of actors from all over the north Jersey area will appear in the upcoming production of “The 1940s Radio Hour” at Bergen Community College in Paramus beginning at the end of this month. “The 1940s Radio Hour,” written by Walton Jones, portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade, a struggling radio troupe, on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The play will open in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road. Performances scheduled are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A special sign-interpreted performance will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The story centers on a producer who …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The League of Women Voters hosted a debate at Bergen Community College featuring the candidates for Bergen County Freeholder on Tuesday afternoon
For all of the differences on party platforms, the four candidates for Bergen County Freeholder: Republican’s Freeholder Robert Hermansen (Mahwah) and former Mayor Margaret Watkins (River Edge) with Democrats Councilman Steven Tanelli (North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (Franklin Lakes), showed they are more alike than many have realized during Tuesday afternoon’s debate at Bergen Community College. From questions on consolidating the Bergen County Police and Sheriff’s Departments to tightening the Pay-to-Play ordinance and making sure to keep Bergen Regional Medical Center, the candidates touted similar ideas on how to best move the County forward for the benefit of taxpayers. Consolidation While the Freeholders voted down an ordinance …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Shop the craft sale at Copper Tree Mall on Friday and Saturday or take part in the annual Mutts Marathon at Bergen Community College to benefit the animals of the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.
Love animals? This weekend there are plenty of fun opportunities to take part in that will directly benefit the animals of the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc., a no-kill animal shelter based in Oakland. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, RBARI will host a gift and craft sale at the Copper Tree Mall in Oakland. All proceeds will directly benefit the animals at the shelter. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 9 pm. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday dog lovers from all over the county can bring their four-legged friends to Bergen Community College in Paramus to take part in the eighth annual Mutts Marathon, a benefit for RBARI. The annual walk-a-thon event is one of three major fundraisers, RBARI conducts each year, says…
Friday, July 13, 2012
After learning about tapping into resources, critical infrastructure, and lessons learned from recent natural disasters, business owners brushed up on preserving data, business continuity, and having the right insurance before disaster strikes.
A major storm could potentially wipe out businesses that have taken generations to build in a matter of minutes. And while major corporations may have one or more staff members to ensure the continuity of an organization when natural disaster strikes, many small business owners may not have the additional staff or know of available resources. The Disaster Preparedness Conference at Bergen Community College in Paramus, an event organized by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber (MRC), the Bergen County Executive Office, and the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management on Tuesday, provided local businesses with critical business continuity plans in the event of a major emergency. Jim Kirkos, CEO of the MRC, said when his Lyndhurst home …