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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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Depression

If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Mahwah, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Mahwah, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

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Partner ecosystem economy bucks market turbulence

Two reports issued last week lend additional weight to apparent trends in the partner ecosystem: continued IT services growth, despite the economy, and the uninterrupted pace of mergers and acquisitions.The Institute for Supply Management's Services PMI -- an index closely watched by investors, business and other financial professionals -- grew an unexpected 1.4% in July compared with the association's June survey. The index, based on a poll of purchasing and supply executives, tracks activity in a number of services sectors, includin...

Two reports issued last week lend additional weight to apparent trends in the partner ecosystem: continued IT services growth, despite the economy, and the uninterrupted pace of mergers and acquisitions.

The Institute for Supply Management's Services PMI -- an index closely watched by investors, business and other financial professionals -- grew an unexpected 1.4% in July compared with the association's June survey. The index, based on a poll of purchasing and supply executives, tracks activity in a number of services sectors, including professional, scientific and technical services, which includes consulting and computer services. Other sectors represented in the index run the gamut from mining to financial services.

While the rise in the Services PMI ran counter to economists' expectations, the index seemed on track with IT services providers' general optimism and the continuing growth of cloud services. However, the S&P Global U.S. Services PMI, also released last week, underscores the uncertainty surrounding the current market. The index reported the sharpest decline in the U.S. services sector since May 2020. S&P Global tracks 400 services companies in sectors such as consumer (excluding retail), finance, real estate and information.

Another measure of IT services activity, M&A deals, continues to expand. Drake Star, a New York-based technology investment bank, reported "steady" transaction growth in what it terms the digital services sector. Digital services include managed IT services, digital transformation and business process outsourcing.

Drake Star reported more than 375 M&A deals in digital services for the second quarter, totaling $70 billion in value. The number of deals already outpaces first-quarter volume by 19%, putting transaction volume and value on pace to surpass 2021 levels, according to Drake Star.

Executive director, IT Ukraine Association

M&A transactions in a shaky economy could indicate an increase in companies forced into fire sales, but that doesn't seem to be the case with IT services. Buyers have been focusing on MSPs due to business models based on recurring revenue and attractive cash flows, according to industry executives.

Individual IT services companies in Ukraine have reported revenue growth this year despite the Russian invasion, and economic data suggests the sector, on the whole, is showing resilience.

IT industry exports for the first quarter of 2022 reached $2 billion, a 28% year-over-year increase, the National Bank of Ukraine reported. Ukrainian consultancies and software developers provide much of their services to enterprises in other countries that seek lower costs through outsourcing. That export increase, while significant, compares with a growth rate of 43% before the war began.

Konstantin Vasyuk, executive director of the IT Ukraine Association, which represents more than 110 companies, said he is moderately optimistic about the industry's prospects, noting that global demand continues to grow. The continuing war and the recessionary environment complicate the outlook, however.

"The times are very challenging for everyone," he said. "That is why we are not speaking about a fantastic forecast."

Businesses specifically seeking to work with Ukrainian IT partners in order to contribute to the nation's economy have helped boost export growth, Vasyuk noted. "A lot of companies want to support Ukraine by contracting with our development centers," he said, citing the recent example of a large Japanese company interested in hiring an IT provider in Ukraine.

Overall, Ukrainian companies see growing demand from industries including retail, automotive, logistics, banking and fintech, and in technologies such as AI, he added.

IT services firms in Ukraine help mitigate the risk of disruption through resiliency plans and multinational operations. N-iX, a provider of software development outsourcing services, has operations in Ukraine and Poland and is a member of the Software Development Association Poland.

"We still have a good flow of new business, even though the war did impact our company like many other businesses in Ukraine, Poland and other countries," said Sviatoslav Kavetskyi, director of industry affairs at N-iX.

The company earlier this year forecast 50% growth for 2022, but has since revised that figure to around 30%, according to Kavetskyi. "We aren't signing as many new clients as we expected, but we have still partnered with almost 20 new clients since February," he said.

Clients have been supportive during the war, Kavetskyi said, noting that the company's business continuity planning and risk management have kept service delivery levels above 95%.

IT leaders believe application modernization is important to their businesses, but 93% of them run into challenges when pursuing such projects.

That's a key takeaway from a survey of 150 IT managers and senior executives conducted by Asperitas, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Respondents ranked identifying the right tools/technologies and finding staff with the right experience as the top obstacles. Other issues included choosing external partners, training users on new systems and obtaining management support.

More than 80% of IT leaders polled cited upskilling of internal staff and improving "antiquated processes" as extremely important to application modernization, according to Asperitas.

"Process reengineering is a critical part of application modernization," said Cameron Hatten, executive vice president at Asperitas. To make that transformation happen, organizations must assess, design and implement change across several key areas. Those include testing, code management, governance, operations and security defense, he said.

The effects of economic contraction on businesses' application modernization priorities will depend on the organization, Hatten said. Application modernization involves optimizing velocity, reliability, processes and resources. When successful, such optimizations drive ROI through process automation, productivity gains and technology savings, he noted.

"In this way, application modernization helps in times when there may be financial constraints," Hatten said.

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Investment firm sees opportunities in reverse mortgage stake despite market challenges

Mortgage investment firm Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE: EFC) released its Q2 2022 earnings results, offering details about the performance of top 10 reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial and some of its continuing perspectives on the health of the reverse mortgage business.“Ellington Financial had an economic loss of 6% for the quarter,” said Ellington CEO Larry Penn on an earnings call announcing the Q2 results. “This was mainly the result of losses on our unsecuritized non-QM loans and agency RMBS, where we ...

Mortgage investment firm Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE: EFC) released its Q2 2022 earnings results, offering details about the performance of top 10 reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial and some of its continuing perspectives on the health of the reverse mortgage business.

“Ellington Financial had an economic loss of 6% for the quarter,” said Ellington CEO Larry Penn on an earnings call announcing the Q2 results. “This was mainly the result of losses on our unsecuritized non-QM loans and agency RMBS, where we were hurt by rapidly rising interest rates and widening yield spreads. We also sustained significant mark-to-market losses on our investments in loan originators where unrealized losses totaled $26.5 million or $0.44 per share during the quarter.”

As it pertains to the firm’s stake in Longbridge, that company has not been immune to the larger economic trends and industry pressure, he said, which tracks with challenges other lenders have described recently.

“In the reverse mortgage market, we have seen HECM yield spreads grind wider throughout the year, and that has weighed heavily on profitability at Longbridge,” Penn explained. “Longbridge had a significant net loss for the second quarter driven by a further reduction in the value of its MSR portfolio and losses on its pipeline of committed loans.”

However, there are positive signs for the lender, he said.

“On the bright side, securitization spreads are showing signs of stabilizing and Longbridge continues to add market share,” he said. “As we saw during the economic turmoil of 2020, demand for reverse mortgages can surge in a challenging economic environment because reverse mortgages provide liquidity to borrowers without the requirement to make monthly principal and interest payments.”

Penn’s observations about growing market share conform to monthly origination data as of late. In reports compiling lender origination data published monthly by Reverse Market Insight (RMI), Longbridge has seen more pronounced volume growth over the past couple of months when compared to other lenders in the space, particularly in the top 10 originator rankings.

In June, Longbridge’s volume rebounded from a May slump by rising 54.6% to 484 loans, and in July the rising trend continued with another jump of 30.6% to 632 loans. Based on July data, Longbridge was the only top 10 originator to see a volume increase for that month.

While current conditions remain challenging particularly on the forward side, Penn relates optimism about the performance of Ellington’s more specialized loan product investments including reverse mortgages, he said.

“The vast majority of our originator stakes are in more specialized sectors, reverse mortgages, non-QM mortgages, specialty, consumer finance, residential transition loans, and commercial mortgage bridge loans,” he said. “In these particular markets, we project stronger growth and more durable profit margins over the long term.”

The company also disclosed its proprietary stakes in loan origination businesses as of June 30th. The combined value of its originator stakes sits at $112 million, with 53% of that figure being in reverse mortgage loan origination according to company CFO J.R. Herlihy.

When asked about the performance of the top 10 lenders for the month of July including Longbridge’s growth, RMI President John Lunde told RMD that technical changes at the lenders themselves likely account for some fluctuations, but the next few months will be telling in terms of how well the major lenders are weathering the change in refi-focused business.

In that same vein, reverse mortgage companies would be well-suited to shift their primary focus to generating new customers if they haven’t already, he said. Industry volume is slowing, and the acquisition of new customers can help to alleviate the pressure that comes from reduced origination volume, he explained.

In February, Ellington announced that it would acquire the Mahwah, N.J.-based Longbridge in a deal valued at approximately $75 million for a 49.6% interest, effectively putting the lender under the complete ownership of the investment firm upon the deal’s closing. While initial estimates offered that the deal may close in Q2 2022, the earnings presentation made no mention of an impending closure of the deal.

The deal had been discussed in general terms between teams at Ellington and Longbridge before, but more formal conversations about an acquisition only came into clearer view closer to the announcement of the actual deal, according to an interview in February with Longbridge CEO Chris Mayer. In terms of any changes that could have been made internally, Mayer explains that Longbridge will maintain its existing structure.

When asked about the reasoning for beginning the process of acquiring Longbridge, Penn described a track record in its investment that performed favorably to the standards of the company.

“Longbridge is in a non-commoditized industry with significant barriers to entry and attractive margins, and it has been a star performer for Ellington Financial over the past few years, generating some pretty incredible returns for us, even during the depths of COVID, by the way,” Penn said in February. “Because reverse mortgage loans provide liquidity to borrowers without the requirement of monthly principal and interest payments, borrower demand for the product actually surged amidst the economic turmoil brought on by COVID.”

In late-day trading as of 3:45 p.m. EST on Monday, Ellington’s stock price had grown 1.5% from market open to $15.86.

End in sight for 17-year quest as Mahwah board OKs permanent cell tower in dead zone

MAHWAH — A 17-year quest for cellphone service in northeast Mahwah drew closer to a finale Monday as the Planning Board gave its unanimous approval to site plans for a permanent 183-foot transmission tower at Firehouse 3.Borough Administrator Ben Kezmarsky said Tuesday that the Planning Board is expected t...

MAHWAH — A 17-year quest for cellphone service in northeast Mahwah drew closer to a finale Monday as the Planning Board gave its unanimous approval to site plans for a permanent 183-foot transmission tower at Firehouse 3.

Borough Administrator Ben Kezmarsky said Tuesday that the Planning Board is expected to pass a resolution memorializing the vote at its next meeting, May 23, and that "we are still waiting for DEP to complete their review."

"Once that is finished, AT&T can begin the construction of the permanent tower," Kezmarsky said.

The dead zone extends roughly from Franklin Turnpike along the New York border to West Saddle River Road in neighboring Upper Saddle River. No time frame was given for the start of construction or how long it would take to build the permanent tower.

According to Monday's testimony by AT&T attorney Judith Fairweather, the "pine tree" tower will rise 183 feet, with 12 AT&T antennas and 16 Verizon antennas. The tower is designed to accommodate two additional carriers, she said, but there was no indication whether they had signed contracts and, if so, which companies they were.

Radio frequency engineers for AT&T and Verizon both testified about the extent of the dead zone and how the tower would improve reception. While transmission is expected to improve for most of the 2-mile-wide dead zone, it is expected to lose effectiveness east of Carlough Road, where the terrain begins a 200-foot drop to West Saddle River Road in neighboring Upper Saddle River.

The only variance required is for a 12-foot-high equipment shelter, where 10 feet is the maximum.

The primary concern of the board Monday was testimony by engineer Colleen Connolly that the carriers would each have to test their backup generators once a month for 30 minutes. Members worried about noise, so Fairweather agreed to stipulate that the tests would be scheduled for 30 minutes between 1 and 3 p.m. on different days of the week to minimize the impact.

Mahwah cell tower history

The effort to resolve poor cell service to an estimated 5,300 residents stretches back to at least 2005, when the firehouse was among five sites being considered, the others being Township Hall, Apple Ridge Country Club, the Nilsen Avenue water tank and a 60-acre property owned by the Board of Education west of Secor's Farm on Airmont Avenue.

Several proposals were dismissed out of hand as generating too little income to justify the impact on nearby neighborhoods.

Residents cheered when the Township Council approved installation of a cell tower on Rozanski Drive in September 2019. But the project floundered over a series of roadblocks.

Marsha Stoltz is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

Boys basketball: Ramsey, Sancilio overwhelm Mahwah for N1G2 title (PHOTOS)

The craziness of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 bracket generated a Ramsey-Mahwah title and a packed gym on Monday in Mahwah that rivaled a crowd you would see at Cameron Indoor Stadium.It was a scene Ramsey senior guard Luca Sancilio was primed for, and after 23 points and a 47-40 victory, he ran in the middle of the pack of his teammates, coaches, teachers and fellow students, lifting the sectional championship trophy and sending everyone into a frenzy.“This is what I’ve wanted since I was in like fir...

The craziness of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 bracket generated a Ramsey-Mahwah title and a packed gym on Monday in Mahwah that rivaled a crowd you would see at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

It was a scene Ramsey senior guard Luca Sancilio was primed for, and after 23 points and a 47-40 victory, he ran in the middle of the pack of his teammates, coaches, teachers and fellow students, lifting the sectional championship trophy and sending everyone into a frenzy.

“This is what I’ve wanted since I was in like first grade,” he said. “It means everything. I knew that we would step up and win this game.”

Sancilio was on the roster that won the sectional crown in 2020, but he didn’t have the role that he has now.

He got anything he wanted against the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds – 3-pointers in the first half, free runs at the basket in the second half, trips to the free throw line, rebounds, steals, you name it. It was his turn to carry the program, and he did it with flying colors.

“He has been our leader this whole season,” Rams head coach Mark Christiansen said. “He’s our defensive and offensive go-to guy. He was a beast for us tonight. He’s physical and has finesse. This entire tournament, he was our guy.”

Sixth-seeded Ramsey caught fire at the right time, winning its last five regular season games before the sectional tournament, but Mahwah handed it two of its seven losses this season with both games coming to one possession.

This contest was also tightly contested. The Rams led a 14-12 rock fight through the first half before breaking down the Thunderbirds’ defense in the third quarter, leading by as many as 11.

“Mike [Branagh] does an amazing job with those guys every year,” Christiansen said. “They had an incredible season. They’re always tough for us. Their zone gave us a lot of trouble, so it was about figuring out how to attack them. It was great to go small and be able to spread them out. We have a lot of guys who can shoot the ball, so we were willing to take what they gave us.”

This one was extra special for the Rams aside from the two prior losses because after all, it’s a rivalry.

“We were fired up before the game,” Sancilio said. “We knew we had to go balls to the wall. It’s anything you could ever want – we beat them on their home court. There’s nothing like it.”

For sophomore Mike Bernius, this is all new to him.

Crowds were light last year due to the pandemic and 12 months later, here he is playing in a standing room only environment for a sectional championship. His impact as a frontcourt catalyst and rim protector wasn’t part of the plan either.

“It’s something else, it’s awesome,” he said. “The students were chanting ‘Bernius.’ I didn’t think I was going to play or start this much this year. I still have another two years. It’s crazy.”

The Rams have drawn Newark Central for Wednesday’s Group 2 semifinals, which will tip at 5 p.m. in Ramsey.

For Sancilio, it’s at least one more game with a great group of guys.

“They’ve been my brothers for 12 years,” he said. “We’re brothers off the court too. We’re going to give it all we’ve got.”

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Mahwah Water Department advises town of PFOS contamination. What can residents do?

MAHWAH — The township is the latest New Jersey municipality to notify its residents of water contaminants in excess of new state standards enacted last year.A letter from the Mahwah Water Department dated Jan. 13 reached residents' mailboxes Friday. It states that 2021 tests from the township's Well #19 show PFOS leve...

MAHWAH — The township is the latest New Jersey municipality to notify its residents of water contaminants in excess of new state standards enacted last year.

A letter from the Mahwah Water Department dated Jan. 13 reached residents' mailboxes Friday. It states that 2021 tests from the township's Well #19 show PFOS levels of .016 micrograms per liter, exceeding the state standard of .013.

Public water systems in New Jersey were required to begin monitoring this year for a class of chemicals, including PFOA and PFOS, found in a wide array of consumer and industrial products including firefighting foams, stain-resistant clothing, upholstery and food packaging. The contaminants have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

If water exceeds the standards, utility operators have to install treatment systems or take wells offline, while also notifying consumers.

Mahwah's letter warned residents that boiling will not remove PFOS from tap water. It advises households with infants, pregnant women and the elderly to seek advice from health care providers on drinking the water. However, it suggests that residents can reduce exposure by using bottled water or a home water filter certified to reduce PFOS levels in water used for drinking and cooking.

There is no statement about the safety of the water for bathing or clothes washing.

"We anticipate resolving the problem sometime near August of 2023," the letter concludes.

Mayor James Wysocki said Saturday, "This is the first I've heard of it."

Council President David May, Township Administrator Ben Kezmarsky and Water/Sewer Department Superintendent Brian VanDerbeek could not be reached for comment.

The state's Department of Environmental Protection adopted new groundwater quality standards for 2021, most notably for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). They are part of a larger class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as "forever chemicals" because they break down so slowly in the environment.

Mahwah provides water for about 25,000 residents, 68.9% of it coming from the Ramapo River Valley underground aquifer that is pumped into seven wells. The other 31.1% of its water is provided by Suez North America.

Reports of elevated levels started circulating among municipalities as early as July, when Garfield notified residents of contaminants and an estimated $2 million price tag to treat them. At that time, Mayor Richard Rigoglioso said the city was among 30 North Jersey municipalities that did not meet the criteria.

The city's water engineer, Kevin Boswell, whose firm also represents Mahwah, said in July that "once you have exceeded the 12-month running average, you have one year to institute a treatment method and meet that new standard."

STRICTER STANDARDS:New Jersey's drinking water to get a bit cleaner with strict standards on PFAS chemicals

So it is unclear why the Mahwah department's projected August 2023 treatment deadline is 20 months away.

Park Ridge and Woodcliff Lake residents received similar contaminant reports in December.

The Mahwah Water Department referred residents to the New Jersey DEP website for further information on the contaminants.

Some home water treatment devices such as filters, distillers and softeners can remove the contaminants. The state's Drinking Water Quality Institute identified granular activated carbon filters as the best available technology to remove PFAS.

The DEP recommends that residents visit the National Sanitation Foundation International website, nsf.org, for more information about treatment devices. The nonprofit provides information for consumers and ranks devices for their effectiveness.

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