Library hosts winter programming

The North Bergen Free Public Library, in conjunction with Mayor Nicholas Sacco, the library’s board of trustees, and Library Director Sai Rao, will begin their winter programming on Jan. 18. Programs are open to North Bergen and Guttenberg residents from ages 2.5 to adult, who must have proof of residency.
For a complete list of activities, visit or call (201) 869-4715 at ext. 5. Registration begins on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.

Nutrition expert scheduled to host seminar in NB

On Jan. 8, renowned fitness and nutrition author and expert Robert Ferguson is scheduled to host a free seminar at Global Boxing Gym, located at 5611 Tonnelle Ave.
The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and is free for anyone to attend.
“Anyone who would like a fresh start on fitness and fat loss without the negatives of traditional dieting – they’re going to love this event and my new book,” said Ferguson.
Ferguson said that combined with the right workout, wine and cheese, carbohydrates, and chocolate are allowable in one’s diet.
For more information, visit or call (201) 348-3149.

NB cop fundraises

North Bergen Police Sgt. Henry Marrero, along with his business associates North Bergen Police Sgt. Joseph Gener and Karim Ramos, will be selling t-shirts from their clothing like T.U.F.F. Combat Threadz next month as a fundraiser. The shirts will be sold in conjunction with the WBC Baltic Heavyweight Championship. The championship will be held on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Essex County College in Newark.
North Bergen’s Global Boxing Gym will be involved since undefeated Polish star Mariusc Wach will face Jonathan Haggler.
Marrero said that the profits of the t-shirts they sell will go toward a charity of Global Boxing’s choice.

Temple Beth-El to host concert

The internationally known artist Daniel Kempin, who performs interpretations of Jewish and Klezmer music, will present his own New Jersey performance on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, located at 300 75th St.
Tickets are $12, and $10 for seniors and students, if purchased in advance. Otherwise, tickets are $15 and $13 respectively.
Kempin, born in Germany, plays the guitar and has performed in Great Britain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Israel, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and the United States. In 2002 he was the recipient of the RUTH, the German World Music Prize, and has twice won a German Record Critics Award. For more information, visit his website
For more information on purchasing tickets, visit or call (201) 869-9149.

Discussing healthcare issues

Last month, more than 50 local residents and public officials gathered at Palisades Medical Center for its 2010 Community Meeting, where they discussed the state of healthcare in our region and the PMC’s ongoing plans to serve the community’s needs.
The meeting allowed residents the opportunity to hear from the PMC executives and board.
“Our 2010 Community Meeting provided us with a wonderful and unique opportunity to engage with local community members to discuss healthcare issues that are relevant to their lifestyles,” said president and CEO of PMC Bruce J. Markowitz. “This dialogue helps us assess and respond to needs based on what the community residents tell us.”
For more information, visit or call (201) 854-5000.

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