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Dear Clara Maass Medical Center Patients, – It’s time for Clara Maass Medical Center’s (CMMC) Annual “Dear Doctor” campaign. Tell us why your Clara Maass Medical Center doctor is the greatest! Please share any stories or personal experiences that exemplify what is extraordinary about your doctor’s service to you and your family or the community.

Simply email us or send a letter by July 30. The selected letters will be shared in the Medical Center during the week of CMMC’s 55th Anniversary (August 18).

Please include your name, phone number and address with your letter, so that we can contact you.

Please email, or mail your letter to:

Dear Doctor, Clara Maass Medical Center, One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, N.J. 07109.



The Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet Monday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. in the conference room to discuss two novellas, “Bartleby” and “Benito Cereno,” by Herman Melville. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the reference desk at 973-566-6200, ext. 502.



A collection drive is being held throughout the month of April to benefit families adjusting to the first nights of their stay in domestic violence shelters, children’s runaway safe havens and other transitional housing facilities. The types of donations that are needed are toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and other personal hygiene items. Contributions can be brought to the Kearny Health Department, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations will be delivered to Jersey Cares, which will send them to local housing facilities.

The Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington will have its regular meeting Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center on Columbia Ave.  The program will be a selection from Part II of Nora Ephron’s monologues presented by the Arlington EMD Players. Hostess chairman Pat Cavalier will be assisted by Connie Cammann, Barbara Branwell and Willie Almieda. Ushers will be Jane Mackesy and Marge McNamara.  The meeting will be preceded by the Executive Board meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Kearny Public Library would like to announce the schedule of Art Classes with Mrs. Mills, for the rest of the school year.  Classes at the Main Library will be on the third Thursday of every month (April 19, May 17, June 24) and classes at the Branch Library will be on the fourth Thursday of every month (April 26, May 24, June 21).  All classes will be held at 4:30 p.m. and are free of charge.

In April, children will create their own family quilts.  Please bring a picture of a family gathering to be used in this project.  In May, the project will be tissue paper bouquets for Mother’s Day.  In June, the library will welcome the summer with a sand art project where children will make a unique ocean creation!

Visit <> or call (201) 998-2666 for more program information.

West Hudson Family Success Center, 655 Kearny Ave., will hold an open house April 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come see what resources will be available in your community: parent workshops, parent/child activity, social skills, computer skills, girl talk, Boys 2 Men and financial workshops. For more information, call 201-998-0803.

Kearny High School’s Project Graduation’s annual Volleyball game is Friday, April 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games include: Police vs. Fire; Town vs. Board of Ed; Seniors vs. KHS Teachers; Elementary interschool play.



The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, 201-896-9300 has a supply of both canned and dry dog food (FREE OF CHARGE) available to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial problems that cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by or call 201-896-9300 .The shelter is open seven days a week, Monday and Saturday 10 to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 10 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 to 2 p.m.

Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad (LPES) will hold a “dine-to-donate” event at Joe’s Crab Shack in Clifton on Wednesday, April 18.  A percentage of sales will directly benefit LPES.  To support LPES, please visit and print out a flyer.  Flyer must be present for contribution to be made.

Serving the Lyndhurst and South Bergen communities since 1942, LPES is a nonprofit emergency ambulatory service comprised of 24 local volunteers.   LPES prides itself in responding to more than 1900 emergency calls a year.  Funded solely by community donations and organized by volunteers, LPES is always looking for volunteers and contributors. To join LPES or to donate to the organization please visit

Are you or someone you love battling depression? Come to the Lyndhurst Health Department, located at 253 Stuyvesant Ave. in Lyndhurst, on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m., where a Clara Maass Medical Center Behavioral Health expert will provide information about diagnosis, treatment and how to cope day-to-day with depression. Light breakfast will be served.

To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit  Walk-ins are welcome.

A Boating Course and NJ Jet Ski certification course will be held at The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst, 316 Riverside Ave.,

Lyndhurst,. Walk-ins welcome. All classes start at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21.

The fee is $70 per person. Must complete eight hours of classroom time. Contact 862-686-3478 for more information.

The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold its annual Men’s Health Clinic on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. This free event, made possible through our partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, includes a prostate exam, a PSA blood test, and a stool check for blood. The Men’s Health Clinic is open to all male Lyndhurst residents aged 40 years and over.  Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment.

Boating 101:  Staying Afloat! will be presented by the Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, at 1 p.m. April 21. Safe boating is no accident.  Join Chet Nesley, US Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructor, for an informal lecture on enjoying time on the water. Admission is $5/person; $4 MEC members. For more information, call 201-777-2431, 201-460-8300 or visit

Earth Day at DeKorte Park, Sunday, April 22, at 10 a.m.
starts with Bird Talk and Walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

This free two-hour nature event features a short talk and slide show by Jim Wright of the NJMC on the return of raptors to the Meadowlands, followed by a 90-minute walk at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The talk is at 10 a.m. in the Meadowlands Environment Center’s Marshview Pavilion. The walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center at 10:30 a.m. Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

Tom Yezerski Talk and Book Signing will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 12:20 to 1 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center. This program will include a slide show with the author of the award-winning children’s book ““Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story.”

Birding for Beginners  (Optics)
a free two-hour Birding for Beginners class, which starts with a short session on birding basics at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst on April 22 at 1 p.m., followed by a 90-minute walk in surrounding DeKorte Park. Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, April 29, going to Resorts. Cost is $25. The bus leaves St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

North Arlington

Join Clara Maass Medical Center at North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Avenue, on Thursday, April 26 at 12 p.m. for a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Lunch-n-Learn. COPD makes it harder and harder to breathe over time. So take a breath and listen to CMMC medical experts discuss emphysema, the effects of smoking, bronchial asthma and your treatment options. Lunch will be served.

To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit  Walk-ins are welcome.

North Arlington Soccer Association is having a fundraiser at Rita’s Ice in North Arlington on Saturday April 21, from 6-9 p.m. –  20% of all

sales benefit the Soccer Association.



A Tricky Tray is set for Friday, May 4, at Good Shepherd Academy gym, 24 Brookline Ave., Nutley. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $20. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Adults only. For tickets, call Roberta at 201-207-6522.

The Larry Hunt Jazz Quartet will perform at Nutley Public Library on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m.  Enjoy jazz standards as well as original compositions in a celebration of Jazz History Month.  Larry Hunt is a Nutley High School graduate and lives and performs in the metropolitan area.

A Teen Open/Anime Mic Night will be held at the library on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check the teen website for further details at

Nutley Public Library is accepting donations for an upcoming book sale. Donations are being accepted Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 and the sale is scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the library’s programs and collections.

For more information, please contact us via telephone at 973-667-0405 or via email at


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