Palisades Medical Center to hold community health screenings

Throughout the year, Palisades Medical Center’s staff takes an active role in local communities to provide free health screenings and education programs. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recognized Palisades Medical Center’s Community Outreach Program with its Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents. The following is a schedule of Palisades Medical Center’s free health screenings that will be held in the coming months. For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.
– Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 22 Hackensack Ave., Weehawken
– March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3900 New York Ave., Union City
– March 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grove Reformed Church, 46th Street and JFK Blvd., North Bergen
– April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 7615 Broadway, North Bergen
– April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 407 23rd St., Union City

Scholarships for law students now available

The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2016 – May 2017 term.
The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal community have funded these 46 scholarships.
Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; must provide two (2) current Letters of Recommendation and must account for appropriate academic standards.
Interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 or call (201) 798-4708, send an e-mail to, or go to our web site
for an application. All applications must be received on or before April 29, 2016.

I.D. Kits offered at Newport Centre to highlight child safety

Simon’s Newport Centre is teaming up with Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez and Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari to create child identification kits, a valuable tool to help law enforcement in locating and identifying a missing child. Representatives of both offices will be on hand to help with the fingerprinting and completing the kits for parents in Center Court at Newport Centre on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“This is a great way to promote child safety within our community and we are pleased to be working with Prosecutor Suarez and Sheriff Schillari on such an important initiative,” said Jill Daniel, director of marketing and business development at Newport Centre. “This is an event that every parent should take the time to attend with their little ones.”
The child I.D. kits allow parents to create a unique profile of each child that will include a fingerprint and other vital information that can be kept in a safe place, easily retrieved and passed along to law enforcement should the need ever arise. The information gathered will be confidential and parents will be the only one to receive the kit.
“No parent wants to imagine the prospect that one of their children could ever go missing,” said Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez. “However, this is a way to possess an important safeguard that would be crucial for authorities to utilize in searching for a missing child should that unforeseen event ever occur.”
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