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  1. New Ramsey Gym Pumps Members Up With Technology

    New Ramsey Gym Pumps Members Up With Technology

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Ramsey’s newest gym thrives on technology.Touchscreens allow members to choose virtual classes — like zumba, yoga, pilates and barre — then follow along with instructors who appear on a huge screen.Same goes for spinning. Want to cycle through France, South Africa or California? Choose your destination on the touchscreen, and your guided tour will appear on the big ...

  2. Garfield Artist's Canvases Are Her Clients

    Garfield Artist's Canvases Are Her Clients

    GARFIELD, N.J. – When Erika Galloza started doing makeup and body art a year ago, she wanted to showcase her creativity.Armed with a cell phone camera and a window where the perfect light came into her Garfield home at exactly 3 p.m. every afternoon, her @erika.fx Instagram account was born.Galloza now has nearly 43,000 followers who get to see her creativity at work.“Everyone’s face is ...

  3. Late Oakland Woman Inspires Son's Dog Park Dream

    Late Oakland Woman Inspires Son's Dog Park Dream

    OAKLAND, N.J. – As eighth-graders at Oakland’s Valley Middle School, Ryan Schwertfeger and his classmates were tasked with doing projects to benefit the community.Some kids picked up litter. Others volunteered at food banks. Schwertfeger's mother suggested he try to get a dog park in town.  That was eight years ago. And he is still at it.“Most people with their projects, they did it, ...

  4. Paterson's Lone Theater To Screen 'Paterson' The Movie This Month

    Paterson's Lone Theater To Screen 'Paterson' The Movie This Month

    PATERSON, N.J. – Movie-goers will soon have the opportunity to view the film “Paterson” in the same city where it was set and shot.According to a report on Northjersey.com, Paterson’s only movie theater, the Fabian 8, will be showing the film for a week starting on Friday, Jan. 27.“It’s phenomenal that we’re getting it. The movie puts Paterson on the map. This is the best place to come ...

  5. Yogi Empowers Franklin Lakes Teens To Build Inner Strength

    Yogi Empowers Franklin Lakes Teens To Build Inner Strength

    RAMSEY, N.J. – Shari Germershausen knows her purpose.“I really feel so strongly about building inner strength,” Germershausen said, sitting on her mat in her sunny second-floor yoga studio in downtown Ramsey.After going through a divorce, Germershausen rediscovered her inner strength and followed her heart.The mother of two young daughters left a high-salary public relations job in New ...

  6. Oakland Shelter Rallies To Save Critically-Injured Yorkie

    Oakland Shelter Rallies To Save Critically-Injured Yorkie

    OAKLAND, N.J. – A tiny, 8-year-old Yorkie is fighting for his life, and dog lovers are rallying around him to ensure he gets the care he needs.Coco was critically injured after being attacked by another animal in his home, according to Oakland-based Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI). Coco came to the shelter with a fractured jaw and leg and an abdominal hernia.Now the non-profit ...

  7. Elmwood Park Councilman Announces Mayoral Bid, Running Mates

    Elmwood Park Councilman Announces Mayoral Bid, Running Mates

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. –Elmwood Park Councilman Joseph Dombrowski will run for mayor, the Democrat announced tonight.After the October death of longtime Mayor Richard Mola, many residents asked Dombrowski if he would run for the open seat, Dombrowski said in a statement.At the time of his death, Mola, 80, had served 45 years as Mayor of Elmwood Park.“Before I could commit to taking on such ...

  8. Jiu-Jitsu Expands Horizons Of Paterson Champ And His Students

    Jiu-Jitsu Expands Horizons Of Paterson Champ And His Students

    TOTOWA, N.J. – Growing up as the oldest of eight kids in a single-parent household, Devhonte Johnson didn’t get out of his hometown much.He remembers leaving Paterson to go “down South” once and to New York City a couple of times.But all that changed when at 17 he injured his hand, and searched for an activity that wouldn’t aggravate it like his old sports of boxing and baseball ...

  9. Franklin Lakes Errand-Runner ‘Lightens The Burden' For Time-Strapped Bergen

    Franklin Lakes Errand-Runner ‘Lightens The Burden' For Time-Strapped Bergen

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – In the last few months, Kim Andersen has runs lots of errands.The Franklin Lakes resident has been busy shopping for groceries, picking up prescriptions and shipping packages.But the groceries, prescriptions and packages are not for her own family. They are for people throughout Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties who are strapped for time and need a helping ...

  10. In Elmwood Park, Bergen’s Youngest Councilperson To Be Sworn In

    In Elmwood Park, Bergen’s Youngest Councilperson To Be Sworn In

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Bergen County’s youngest councilperson is slated to be sworn in to serve on the Elmwood Park Council tonight.Daniel Golabek, 21, will be sworn in for his first term. Golabek is also the outgoing vice president of the Elmwood Park Board of Education.Councilman Joseph Dombrowski will also be sworn in for his second term tonight. Dombrowski garnered 4,435 votes in the ...

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