REHABILITATION OF LAKE SURPRISE DAM

View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2016 - NJAC County Biz - July The Lake Surprise Dam is located in Mountainside, Union County, New Jersey in the Watchung Reservation. The dam is approximately 200 feet long with a maximum height of 13 feet, which impounds the waters of the Blue Brook to create a recreational lake. Prior to rehabilitation the existing dam configuration consisted of an earthen embankment steel sheet piling embedded along the upstream face, and a stone masonry wall on the downstream face. Since its original construction, the dam structure deteriorated and was in ser...
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Everyone Needs a Hero

by Lisa Fielding, Partnership Director for NJ Hall of Fame  View the entire newsletter for more articles: 2016 - NJAC County Biz - June The New Jersey Hall of Fame is a moving capsule of the almost 100 inductees’ contributions to history. It’s an endless source of pride for New Jerseyans, including Sal Campbell, a recent Arête Scholarship winner. “When I look at all the great people that are part of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and the many adversities that they overcame, I’m determined to work hard to achieve excellence in everything I do,” said Campbell. “Through hard work, courage and de...
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JerseyNet Sets Example for Nationwide Public Safety Network

by Rob Wright, Business Development Director of Mutualink, Inc. View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2016 - NJAC County Biz - May As the federal government continues to make progress on the implementation of FirstNet – a single, national interoperable platform for public safety communications – all eyes are on New Jersey’s JerseyNet and its first-in-the-nation public safety deployable networks. As a FirstNet “Early Builder” project, JerseyNet is giving federal authorities and first responders everywhere a glimpse of how safety and security can be significantly improved when a high-...
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From Steel to Stem: MAST Construction Services Celebrates Topping Out at HCCC

by Filomena E. Fanelli, Impact PR & Communications, Ltd. for Mast Construction Services View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2016 - NJAC County Biz - April Hudson County Community College (HCCC) recently held a topping out for the school’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building, which is under construction in Jersey City. Located at 257-263 Academy Street near Journal Square, the construction currently is the largest STEM project in Hudson County, according to college president Dr. Glen Gabert. During the ceremony, the building’s uppermost...
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Reducing Healthcare Costs with Telemedicine

by Mark Roberts, Manager of National Accounts for Careington International View the entire newsletter for more articles:    Organizations everywhere are looking for ways to increase profitability and reduce costs when it comes to health care expenses, especially if they are self-funded. Even individuals want to know how they can cut expenses when it comes to seeing the doctor or having to make non-urgent unnecessary trips to the emergency room or urgent care clinics. Many experts hope 2016 turns out to be a year in which patients gain greater access to health data and tools to enable them to...
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Counties Using Technology to Combat Vacant Properties

by David Gross, Vice President of Marketing for GovPilot View the entire newsletter for more articles:    New Jersey received dubious distinction in 2015.  According to Realty Trac, a real estate data company, the State led the nation in home foreclosure rates in 2015, with foreclosure filings at 1.91% of homes.  Cities that have been hit the hardest include Atlantic City, Newark, and Paterson which had some of the highest rates in the nation. These abstract numbers translate into very real problems.  An increase in vacant properties often lead to crime and other public safety issues, forci...
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Cross Roads of the American Revolution

by Noreen Bodman, Executive Director for the Crossroads of America Revolution Association View the entire newsletter for more articles:    New Jersey tells America’s Revolutionary story as no other state can. We hosted the darkest hours of the fight for independence in late 1776. Washington and his troops endured one of the harshest winters on record in Morristown in 1779-80. And all over the state, average citizens struggled to live their lives as combat came to their communities, over and over. Here, the American Revolution was a civil war, with family members and neighbors divided betwe...
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NJ County Employees Now Eligible to Apply for NJM Auto, Homeowners Insurance

View the entire newsletter for more articles:   by Colin Dansberry, Sales Administrator for NJM Insurance Group For more than 100 years, NJM has been serving the insurance needs of New Jersey’s businesses and individuals. Founded as a workers’ compensation carrier in 1913 by members of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), NJM grew considerably in the following decades through the offering of auto and homeowners insurance to member company employees and New Jersey state workers. Now, NJM is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2015, eligibility to apply for ...
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Jail Re-Entry: Programs That Pay For Themselves

View the entire newsletter for more articles: by Christopher Bell, Vice President of Business Development, Community Corrections for Corizon Health Thanks to presidential politics, prison inmate reentry in New Jersey recently received front-page media attention after Governor Chris Christie took issue with President Obama’s visit to Newark to promote federal rehabilitation programs for those re-entering society. Politics aside, effective reentry of jail inmates back into their communities is a crucial component to reducing the long-term societal and budgetary costs to counties from so-cal...
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Lifting Volunteer Spirit a Valuable Cause

View the entire newsletter for more articles:   by  Cheryl Makin, Staff Writer for mycentraljersey.com Volunteer firefighters and rescue squad members serve a vital purpose in their communities. They save lives, which is paramount. But they also do it at modest cost, far below the investment that would be needed for paid units. There are nearly 600 volunteer fire departments across the state, compared to just 50 manned entirely by career professionals. Statewide, volunteers outnumber the career firefighters by more than 4-to-1. New Jersey, in other words, is highly dependent on its publi...
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