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Pascack Press serves the densely populated suburban region known as Pascack Valley, eight towns linked by the Pascack Brook and its tributaries – including Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Township of Washington, Westwood and Woodcliff Lake. Published by The Press Group, Inc., Pascack Press has two sister newspapers – The Northern Valley Press (North Edition) and Northern Valley Press (South Edition). Bringing unique community news and information to over 57,000 homes and businesses in Bergen County, The Press Group hand-delivers valuable content and advertising each week to our readers' doorsteps. In an era where digital distribution has shaken-up industry mainstays, The Press Group Inc. has continued to grow and expand while delivering news in a tried and true fashion: a colorful, vibrant newspaper readers can hold in their hands. The Press Group Inc. is independently owned and operated with its offices located just off Old Hook Road in Westwood. A growing employer in the area, The Press Group Inc. employs more than 40 full-time and part-time professionals in the following fields: advertising sales, editorial, graphic design, delivery and circulation.

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—There are confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in 63 out of 72 Bergen County municipali...
03/22/2020
Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Nearly All Bergen County Communities — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—There are confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in 63 out of 72 Bergen County municipalities, with 363 confirmed in the county on March 21—and those numbers expected to multiply.

And in an update: The FEMA testing site at Bergen Community College in Paramus reached capacity on Sunday, March 22 in less than one hour. The site is closed for the day and will reopen Monday, March 23.

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—There are confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in 63 out of 72 Bergen County municipalities, with 363 confirmed in the county on March 21—and those numbers expected to multiply. Most of [...]

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy today ordered all 9 million state residents with non-essential jobs to indefinitely stay at ...
03/21/2020
LIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Saturday, March 21 — Gov. Murphy Orders All NJ Residents To Stay Home — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy today ordered all 9 million state residents with non-essential jobs to indefinitely stay at home, announcing new restrictions on civilian life designed to suppress the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

All non-essential retail businesses are ordered to close at 9 p.m. tonight (the exceptions are in the article).

All gatherings are cancelled until further notice, including weddings, in person services or even parties, he said, apologizing to those preparing to mark life’s milestones.

Most of us are expected to get Coronavirus, Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said, urging people to heed social distancing guidelines.

Murphy also warned citizens to use trusted media and state sources amid active disinformation campaigns on social media.

The federal intelligence community says a foreign power sent out a bogus message claiming “a federal lockdown is coming” is part of a coordinated disinformation campaign designed to deliberately to sow discontent and panic, a Murphy administration official said. The state’s new online resource center is covid19.nj.gov.

This is a live story that will be continuously updated. Check back for updates. NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy today ordered all 9 million state residents with non-essential jobs to indefinitely stay at home, announcing new [...]

President Donald Trump is addressing the media, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to make a major announce...
03/21/2020
LIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Saturday, March 21 — President Trump, Gov. Murphy to Speak — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

President Donald Trump is addressing the media, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to make a major announcement, all on the COVID-19 response. We're covering it live: https://thepressgroup.net/live-coronavirus-updates-saturday-march-21-president-trump-gov-murphy-to-speak/ #COVID19 #PascackValley #NJ

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday, March 21 that he will be making a major announcement about novel Coronavirus COVID-19 mitigation efforts today at 1 p.m. He said he was pushing back the announcement to [...]

03/21/2020
Governor Phil Murphy

From Governor Phil Murphy:

"Our first #COVID19 community-based testing site in Bergen County is open at Bergen County Community College [in Paramus]

‪To be eligible, you must be a:
‪☑️Current NJ resident
‪☑️Experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness

‪Testing begins at 8:00 a.m. daily and continues daily while supplies last."

Our first #COVID19 community-based testing site in Bergen County is open at Bergen County Community College.

‪To be eligible, you must be a:
‪☑️Current NJ resident
‪☑️Experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness

‪Testing begins at 8:00 AM and continues daily while supplies last.

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200319b.shtml

"Many of the ten towns in the Pascack Valley have received confirmation of one or more positive cases within their bound...
03/21/2020
Pascack Valley Mayors: Coronavirus in Many Local Towns — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

"Many of the ten towns in the Pascack Valley have received confirmation of one or more positive cases within their boundaries. As we all know, certain sectors of our communities are particularly vulnerable to this virus because of their age, underlying conditions or both," members of the Pascack Valley Mayors Assocation write in an open letter. "We are in this together, and we need you to heed the recommendations of the CDC and practice 'social distancing.' Together, we can and will slow the spread of this pandemic."

READ MORE: https://thepressgroup.net/pascack-valley-mayors-coronavirus-in-many-local-towns/

The Pascack Valley Mayors Association wrote an open letter to the community urging us all to heed warnings about Coronavirus and calls to social distance. Dear Residents of the Pascack Valley: We write today to [...]

03/21/2020
Governor Phil Murphy

From Governor Phil Murphy: “IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to today's The White House briefing, I will now be making a major announcement about our #COVID19 mitigation efforts at 1:00 PM.”

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to today's The White House briefing, I will now be making a major announcement about our #COVID19 mitigation efforts at 1:00 PM.

UPDATE: We're getting reports at 12:24 p.m. that the testing site has reportedly reached maximum capacity and is closed ...
03/20/2020
Coronavirus Testing Site Opens at Bergen Community College in Paramus — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

UPDATE: We're getting reports at 12:24 p.m. that the testing site has reportedly reached maximum capacity and is closed for the day, Friday, March 20.

PARAMUS, N.J.—A drive-thru Coronavirus testing center at Bergen Community College is now open, as cases are expected to quickly rise into the many thousands, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

The center is for people who have symptoms of Coronavirus—such as cough, fever and shortness of breath—not the worried well, Murphy said.

“Individuals experiencing respiratory illness symptoms, such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, are eligible for testing. If individuals don’t have respiratory illness, they will not be tested [Friday, March 20],” said New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith M. Persichilli.

The site has the capacity to collect 2,500 specimens a week, Persichilli said.

PARAMUS, N.J.—A drive-thru Coronavirus testing center at Bergen Community College is now open, as cases are expected to quickly rise into the many thousands, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said. The center is for people [...]

Update: The County Executive suspended his order, say all emergency declarations will come from Governor Phil Murphy. HA...
03/17/2020
Bergen Executive Order Suspending 'Worldly Employment or Business' — With Exceptions — Delayed Until Saturday — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

Update: The County Executive suspended his order, say all emergency declarations will come from Governor Phil Murphy.

HACKENSACK—An executive order calling for the shut down of all non-essential commerce—a measure the County Executive claimed is necessary to save lives and slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19—has been delayed until Saturday, March 21 at at 8 a.m. to “provide additional clarity and to be in conjunction with state government.”

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco read the order at a Monday, March 16 press conference, saying no more than four people—other than family members—should congregate in public and “no worldly employment or business shall be performed or practiced by any person or entity within the County of Bergen until further notice except as expressly permitted…”

The viral pandemic may spread to a majority of the population, officials warn, worrying a crush of patients may overwhelm hospitals already dealing with a shortage of intensive care units and ventilators.

HACKENSACK—An executive order calling for the shut down of all non-essential commerce—a measure the County Executive claimed is necessary to save lives and slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19—has been delayed until Saturday, [...]

UPDATE: The executive order "will be delayed until Saturday at 8 a.m. in order to provide additional clarity and to be i...
03/17/2020
Coronavirus Update: No More Than Four People May Assemble in Public, Bergen County Executive Orders — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

UPDATE: The executive order "will be delayed until Saturday at 8 a.m. in order to provide additional clarity and to be in conjunction with state government. But Executive Tedesco said the County aspects of the Executive Order stay in effect."

Updated story here: https://thepressgroup.net/bergen-executive-order-suspending-worldly-employment-or-business-with-exceptions-delayed-until-saturday/

HACKENSACK—No more than four people may assemble in public in Bergen County starting Tuesday, March 17 at 11 p.m., a measure that will remain in effect until further notice—an extreme restriction designed to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19—County Executive James Tedesco ordered.

Tedesco called a near-total shut down of non-essential commerce.

“This isn’t just about businesses losing money—this is about their workers getting infected, and maybe losing their lives, that’s what this is about,” Tedesco said.

There are 61 presumptive positive cases identified in Bergen County, with one fatality, a number expected to grow, with cases in more than one-third of all county municipalities, Tedesco said.

A first-of-its-kind in New Jersey, drive-thru testing facility at Bergen Community College in Paramus may be up and running by the end of the week, Tedesco said.

This is merely the beginning, County Executive warns HACKENSACK—No more than four people may assemble in public in Bergen County starting Tuesday, March 17 at 11 p.m., a measure that will remain in effect until [...]

HACKENSACK—As of 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 17 all county offices and building will be closed to the public...
03/16/2020
Coronavirus Update: Bergen County Gov't Buildings To Shut To Public, Essential Services Will Continue — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

HACKENSACK—As of 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 17 all county offices and building will be closed to the public, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco said.

The first drive-thru Coronavirus testing facility will be at Bergen Community College starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

This is merely the beginning, County Executive warns.

This is merely the beginning, County Executive warns This is a breaking news story. HACKENSACK—As of 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 17 all county offices and building will be closed to the public, Bergen [...]

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump announced new guidelines for the next 15 days, saying every American has a criti...
03/16/2020
Trump: Limit All Gatherings To 10 People Or Less To Slow Spread of Coronavirus — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump announced new guidelines for the next 15 days, saying every American has a critical role to play in stopping the spread of the virus, including limiting gatherings to 10 people.

“If you are sick, no matter who you are, please stay home,” said Amb. Deborah Birx, the White House’s Coronavirus response coordinator.

Trump said young people need to understand that they can easily spread the virus and put many others in harms way even if they are experiencing milder symptoms.

“It’s all over the world,” said Trump, of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19. “It’s incredible what’s happened in such a short time.”

Trump said “August, maybe July,” when asked to speculate on when society may return to normal.

This is a breaking news story. WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump announced new guidelines for the next 15 days, saying every American has a critical role to play in stopping the spread of the virus, including [...]

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy announced sweeping limitations on civil society he says will help flatten the curve, or slow...
03/16/2020
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Imposes Sweeping Restrictions on Society To Slow Spread of Coronavirus — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy announced sweeping limitations on civil society he says will help flatten the curve, or slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, with about 100 cases now in the state.

“The time for us to take our strongest and most direct actions to date to slow the spread of coronavirus is now,” Murphy said in a video message posted on social media.

NEW JERSEY—Gov. Phil Murphy announced sweeping limitations on civil society he says will help flatten the curve, or slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, with about 100 cases now in the state. “The [...]

MONTVALE, N.J.—Mayor Michael Ghassali could have left his message at a warning about strict enforcement of a closure at ...
03/15/2020
Ghassali: Stay home now; we'll make up for lost time this summer — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

MONTVALE, N.J.—Mayor Michael Ghassali could have left his message at a warning about strict enforcement of a closure at the borough’s parks and recreation facilities, which runs through April 1. But he went a bit sunnier than that.

MONTVALE, N.J.—Mayor Michael Ghassali could have left his message at a warning about strict enforcement of a closure at the borough’s parks and recreation facilities, which runs through April 1. But he went a bit [...]

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 15 predicted a tidal wave of COVID-19 patients will crush hospital capacity i...
03/15/2020
New York Governor: 'We Are Looking At A New War' In Fight To Slow COVID-19 Spread — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 15 predicted a tidal wave of COVID-19 patients will crush hospital capacity in his state amid the viral pandemic now at more than 700 cases there.

“We are looking at a new war that no one has seen before,” Cuomo said. “We have never fought a virus like this with this potential consequence, so plan forward.”

Southern Rockland County is an area of concern, Cuomo said. A 64-year-old Suffern, N.Y., resident became the second patient to die in the state on March 12, posthumously testing positive for COVID-19.

In Bergen County, the Township of Teaneck has asked all residents to quarantine, with 18 cases confirmed there as of March 14, and 31 county wide.

“Take a deep breath,” Cuomo said in an hour-long noontime news conference. “People are going to get sick. Many, many, many people will get the virus: 40 percent of the population; 50 percent of the population; 60 percent of the population,” said Cuomo. “80 percent of the population will self resolve.”

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 15 predicted a tidal wave of COVID-19 patients that will crush hospital capacity in his state amid the viral pandemic now at more than 700 cases there. “We [...]

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—Mayor Peter Calamari said “kindness and common sense will go a long way” as the town weathe...
03/14/2020
In TV appeal, Calamari urges kindness; chief vows officers will render aid but keep distance — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—Mayor Peter Calamari said “kindness and common sense will go a long way” as the town weathers the Covid-19 emergency. He was joined by Police Chief Richard Skinner, Council President Stacey DeMarco-Feeney, and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. Rio Fasciano at WCTVNJ this afternoon, shooting a public service announcement reinforcing safety messages and updating viewers on closures and cancellations.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J.—Mayor Peter Calamari said “kindness and common sense will go a long way” as the town weathers the Covid-19 emergency. He added in part, “There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned phone call” [...]

WOODCLIFF LAKE cancels the Easter egg hunt and rec events, closes Tice Senior Center; the council meeting of March 16 ha...
03/13/2020
Woodcliff Lake cancels events, closes senior center; council meeting goes virtual — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

WOODCLIFF LAKE cancels the Easter egg hunt and rec events, closes Tice Senior Center; the council meeting of March 16 has gone virtual — write in public comments or use the open phone lines.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.—In the interest of public safety, the meeting of the mayor and council of the Borough of Woodcliff Lake on Monday, March 16 has gone virtual, with a closed session at 6:30 p.m. [...]

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—All 75 public school districts in Bergen County schools will transition to off-site online distance ...
03/12/2020
All Bergen County Schools Will Close, Transition to Distance Learning, Amid Coronavirus Pandemic — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—All 75 public school districts in Bergen County schools will transition to off-site online distance learning tomorrow at 3 p.m., as officials scramble to control community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, now a worldwide pandemic.

“With the continuing spread of COVID-19 throughout Bergen County, it is imperative that we take action and do everything in our power to protect our 1 million residents,” said County Executive James Tedesco. “This includes, our 75 school districts, which have almost 170,000 children, 16,000 teachers and hundreds and hundreds of administrative, custodial and support staff.”

There are 13 confirmed cases in five Bergen County municipalities, including four in Englewood, one in Fort Lee, two in Bergenfield, five in Teaneck and one in Little Ferry (in which the patient died).

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.—All 75 public school districts in Bergen County schools will transition to off-site online distance learning tomorrow at 3 p.m., as officials scramble to control community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, now [...]

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced today, as new cases in t...
03/11/2020
Pandemic Declared by World Health Organization Amid Calls to Increase Coronavirus Precautions — Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced today, as new cases in the United States climbed to 938 and deaths to 29.

According to an updated issued by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco March 11, municipalities with presumptive positive cases are: Englewood, three cases; Fort Lee one case; Bergenfield, two cases; Teaneck, three cases; Little Ferry, one case (patient deceased).

Tedesco said all county-operated senior activity centers will be closed effective March 11 at 5 p.m. until further notice.

“If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilize their people in the response, those with a handful of cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters, and those clusters becoming community transmission,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, W.H.O. director-general.

GENEVA—Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced today, as new cases in the United States climbed to 938 and deaths to 29. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around [...]

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Join the Lakeside Choraliers for an Open House Rehearsal as the choir prepares for its annual Spring concert “ The Roaring Twenties." The program will focus on the American Standards, of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. The Lakeside Choraliers is an adult, non profit choir that's been performing throughout Bergen County since 1972. As a community involved choir we also perform twice a year at assisted living facilities and a portion of our concert proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels. Come to hear what we do - or join us in singing on Monday, February 10th. We begin rehearsals at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, in Montvale, NJ. Refreshments will be served - and you can meet the Choraliers!
The Lakeside Choraliers looks forward to a look back - at the "Roaring Twenties." That's the theme our next concert, featuring songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin. Join us - as we begin rehearsals at 7:30pm, on Monday, January 27 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ. The spring concert will be held on Sunday, May 17. New members are welcomed.
Spend Sunday afternoon with the Lakeside Choraliers, when the Bergen County choir presents “Our Wish For You,” its annual holiday concert. It all begins at 3pm, December 15th, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Rd, in Montvale, NJ. Tickets are $20, with a portion of the proceeds donated to North Jersey Meals On Wheels.
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Join the Lakeside Choraliers at its next rehearsal on Monday, September 16th, as the choir prepares for its annual Holiday concert, which will take place on December 15th. New members are welcome to join us at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, in Montvale, NJ - at 7:30pm. 🎶 Keep watching this space for details of our "Open House" rehearsal on September 23rd. 🎶
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Great group of students who tested at the De Pasquale Safety and Self defense Academy recently. Do not Miss the Women's Safety and Self Defense program on March 16th with world renowned Safety expert Michael De Pasquale Jr.call for info 201-666-7100