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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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 Mount Arlington, 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.
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?
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 Mount Arlington, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Lake Rogerene turned brown after stormwater runoff escaped the nearby construction site for The Villages housing development in RoxburyROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid.The runoff came from the 161-home housing development called The Villages at Roxbury now being built off Shippenport Road i...
Lake Rogerene turned brown after stormwater runoff escaped the nearby construction site for The Villages housing development in Roxbury
ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid.
The runoff came from the 161-home housing development called The Villages at Roxbury now being built off Shippenport Road in Roxbury, about a quarter mile away from Lake Rogerene, according to residents and officials. Some homeowners in the lake community, which lies mostly in Mount Arlington, angrily demanded action at Tuesday’s meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council.
Among them was Lake Rogerene Civic Association Trustee Paula Danchuk, who brought aerial photos showing the condition of the 9-acre lake before and after last week’s heavy rains. The drone shots showed a once-clear lake turned to opaque tan by the storm runoff.
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“We thought we had things in place that would protect Lake Rogerene,” Danchuck told the council. “But, obviously, it’s not working.”
The Villages at Roxbury project - including stormwater runoff prevention - was approved in 2007, but work didn’t begin until last year.
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Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd said he was made aware of the situation late last week, noting the runoff came from heavy rain that started last Thursday evening. “Everybody who lives here knows how heavy that storm was that occurred, certainly not a common storm for us,” he said. “But it was a heavy storm. We have those.”
Shepherd said he was alerted to the problem at about 7:30 a.m. Friday by Mount Arlington Borough Administrator Carolyn Rinaldi. “She let me know there was a problem, and it needed to be looked at,” he said. “I let her know we’d look at it immediately.”
A consulting engineer for Roxbury went to the site as did inspectors from the Morris County Soil Conservation District (MCSCD), the agency that enforces the state Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act. Shepherd said the MCSCD, by 11 a.m. Friday, told the contractors building The Villages “what needed to be repaired.”
He said the inspectors found that “something wasn’t properly blocked, one of the outlet structures, or it just broke loose due to the volume of water.” Shepherd said the broken system has been repaired, but he noted the MCSCD also “recommended some additional measures along the outlet … to provide additional controls for any sedimentation.”
'Like An Open Strip Mine'
Mount Arlington Borough Councilman Andrew Cangiano, a Lake Rogerene resident, attended the Roxbury council meeting and confirmed that “everybody jumped right on” the matter as soon as they were alerted.
“It’s a very unique situation,” he said. “You have a very, very large construction site … It’s like an open strip mine. It’s just a huge, huge project.”
Cangiano said the soil erosion prevention system that broke during the storm was little more than “an old piece of plywood” and he stressed that “the results were catastrophic.”
He called for “some redundancy … a little resiliency” in the project’s runoff prevention. “Because if the one piece of plywood breaks free in another heavy storm, we don’t know what the effects of this is going to be on the lake. We just can’t afford another break,” Cangiano said.
Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee said he was “a little surprised” that the MCSCD allowed The Villages at Roxbury builders to have vulnerable erosion prevention systems in place. “They’re usually a pain in the butt sometimes with what they require,” he commented.
Rilee asked that research be done to see if The Villages at Roxbury's escrow account can be used to help remediate the situation. The Villages at Roxbury is being built by Stone Water Holding, a preferred developer for Ryan Homes. The company could not immediately be reached for comment.
During the meeting’s public session, Lake Rogerene resident Andrew Danchuck tried to express the seriousness of the matter, noting that the lake is “the centerpiece” of the Lake Rogerene community.
“It’s gorgeous,” he said. “And it’s being ripped apart right now. What happened here: The Villages committed environmental Armageddon against Lake Rogerene. It’s beyond horrific what’s happening.”
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Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC’s Mt. Arlington Landfill solar project entered commercial operation at a June 17 ribbon cutting attended by federal, state, and local government representatives. The 2.3 MWdc solar farm sits atop a capped landfill, giving new life to land that had sat idle for years.Greenbacker purchased the solar farm from developer ...
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC’s Mt. Arlington Landfill solar project entered commercial operation at a June 17 ribbon cutting attended by federal, state, and local government representatives. The 2.3 MWdc solar farm sits atop a capped landfill, giving new life to land that had sat idle for years.
Greenbacker purchased the solar farm from developer HESP Solar in late 2021. HESP and local officials spent several years coordinating efforts to make the land suitable for redevelopment and transform it into a functioning solar farm. Over the last few years, Greenbacker has partnered with HESP on 17 renewable energy projects. Ten of them are in New Jersey.
“This was a blighted property that was turned into a magnificent project to the benefit of our residents,” Mt. Arlington mayor Michael Stanzilis said at the ribbon cutting. “It brings clean energy to the people in our borough, and it puts money back into taxpayers’ pockets.”
Since the solar energy project began producing power for the borough—with whom Greenbacker has a long-term power purchase agreement—it has generated over 1.3 gigawatt-hours of clean energy, abating 971 metric tons of carbon. That’s roughly equivalent to the emissions from consuming 110,000 gallons of gasoline or burning 1.1 million pounds of coal.
US Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ 7th District) said at the ribbon-cutting: “Congratulations to all the folks at Greenbacker for completing this project, and to Mt. Arlington for converting a dump into something that can help save our economy and help save the planet.” Malinowski is co-author of the America COMPETES Act, a bipartisan proposal to help boost domestic manufacturing of essential materials, including solar panels and other clean energy components.
Community residents and project partners also attended the event, hosted by the borough. In recognition of the positive impact the solar farm has had on the area, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and State Senator Tony Bucco presented the borough with a joint Senate-Assembly Commendation from the state of New Jersey at the ceremony.
Mehul Mehta, CIO of GREC, emphasized the importance of investing in renewable energy projects. “The energy transition isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. We’ve hit a critical juncture where it’s essential to scale the energy transition with projects like this sooner rather than later.”
Greenbacker’s fleet of clean energy projects comprises over 2.6 GW of generating capacity (including Mt. Arlington Landfill and assets that are to be constructed).
THRU DECEMBER 17NYACK, NY – The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, hosts Brunchish & Beats every Sunday, 12-4 PM. Listen to tunes provided by Joe Davids Events as you enjoy a two-course menu featuring specials like Poached Egg Spanakopita, Greek Honey French Toast & Fruit, or Sausage Spetsofai & Sunny Egg, plus, Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Rosé on tap. $35 per person. Reservations by phone: 845-353-1200.THRU DECEMBER 18LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Fil...
THRU DECEMBER 17
NYACK, NY – The Greekish, 8 North Broadway in Nyack, hosts Brunchish & Beats every Sunday, 12-4 PM. Listen to tunes provided by Joe Davids Events as you enjoy a two-course menu featuring specials like Poached Egg Spanakopita, Greek Honey French Toast & Fruit, or Sausage Spetsofai & Sunny Egg, plus, Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Rosé on tap. $35 per person. Reservations by phone: 845-353-1200.
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LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, with the collaboration of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, present Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos from October 14 through December 18. This major career retrospective includes all of Greek writer-director Theo Angelopoulos’ feature films and a selection of shorts. Internationally recognized as one of the most important auteurs of his generation, the films of Angelopoulos address formal and thematic concerns that are urgently relevant today and ripe for rediscovery. For details, updates, registration information and important health guidelines, please visit cinema.ucla.edu.
NEW HYDE PARK, NY – The AHEPA Family of Hempstead, Long Island, NY- AHEPA Constantine Cassis Chapter No.170, Daughters Of Penelope Pasithea No.141, Sons Of Pericles Lord Byron Chapter No.233, and Maids of Athena Victory Chapter No.76 host the AHEPA Family Thanksgiving Dinner, open to all, AHEPA Family and Non Members as well, on Sunday, November 20, 5 PM, at Jonathan’s Restaurant, 2499 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Charge per person $65, Sons and Maids $45, children 12 and under $25. RSVP by phone to Anastasios Stampolis 1-516-468-5472 or DOP President Eileen Demiris 1-516-395-1166. Attendees must reserve and pre-pay by Wednesday, November 16, pay online: www.ahepa170.org using donation button. For combined payments you must send an email to [email protected] detailing what you paid for. Menu includes traditional turkey dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and dessert as well as a children’s menu.
ONLINE – EMBCA presents ‘Journey and Reflections on Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain’. a webinar panel discussion on Sunday, November 20, 2 PM EST/9 PM Athens EEST. The panel discussion will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President who himself recently came back from a trip to Mount Athos. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos; Byzantine scholar Prof. Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Law Historian Anastasios Nikopoulos, Law and Ethics Prof. John E. Katsos, and IT Business Prof. Jeffrey Baker. More information is available online: https://embca.com.
STORRS, CT – In honor of Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni’s two-day visit to Connecticut, November 29-30, a dinner will be held Tuesday, November 29, 6 PM, at the University of Connecticut’s Graduate Hotel in Storrs, CT. UConn’s Center for Hellenic Studies Paideia will accept with gratitude a donation of $100 for the dinner. Minister Mendoni is also scheduled to visit the Connecticut State Capitol, meet with UConn administration officials organized by past UConn President Thomas Katsouleas, and tour the Hellenic Studies Center’s Spartan Museum and the open air Greek Theater Alexander the Great. Those interested in attending should email Ilias Tomazos, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies Paideia: [email protected].
FLUSHING, NY – The Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies presents the lecture ‘Women in the Byzantine Empire’ Wednesday, November 30, 12:15-1:30 PM (Free Hour) at Remsen Hall, Room 300, at Queens College with Rev. Protopresbyter Nikiforos Fakinos, Pastor of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick, NY. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Athanasopoulou via e-mail: [email protected].
WASHINGTON, DC – The Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) Annual Conference on ‘Your Health & Wellness’ takes place December 2-3, at The Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. The event includes a reception at the Greek Embassy, 2217 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC, discussions featuring experts in their fields, a luncheon and the Aristeion Award presentation. Register online as rooms are limited. Further details available online: https://www.hawcnet.org.
NEW YORK – After a two-year, in-person hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church NYC Mistletoe Gala 2022 returns to the Harvard Club of New York City on Saturday, December 3. Greek-American young professionals are invited to celebrate a night of holiday cheer with sounds by DJ Bobby Karounos of Spartan Sounds, live music by Dean Vali of Bounce Music, dancing, and an open bar and buffet. Tickets are $165 per person if purchased by November 1; $180 if purchased by November 15; and $195 if purchased after November 16. Doors open at 8:30 PM and guests are encouraged to wear black-tie. The event includes an impressive array of raffle prizes such as $1000 donated by the Annunciation Parish Council, two tickets to the New York Philharmonic, and a variety of gift cards. The Grand Raffle prizes include a table for ten at the 2023 Annunciation Stewardship Gala valued at $3,750, six tickets to the 2023 Annunciation Mistletoe Gala valued at $1,200, and gift certificates to restaurants and other goodies. More information is available by phone: 212-724-2070 and online: https://bit.ly/MistletoeGala.
NEW YORK – The Hellenic Initiative (THI), the leading group uniting the Greek diaspora and philhellenes internationally, will host its 10th Anniversary New York Gala on Saturday, December 3, in New York City with cocktails at the historic 48 Wall Street and silent auction beginning at 6:30 PM, Dinner and awards to be held across the red-carpeted street at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street (between William and Hanover Streets), 8 PM, and entertainment and dancing 10 PM. Funds raised will be deployed in Greece to support humanitarian programs and nurture Greek economic and entrepreneurial development. Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, will be honored at the event which will also spotlight THI’s new ‘Plant a Tree in Greece’ campaign and a performance by Greek singer Elli Kokkinou. Additional special guests are expected to attend and will be announced as details become available. Tickets and more information available online: https://bit.ly/3DdvuLB.
LOS ANGELES A screening of ‘Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks, 1913-1923’ will be held on December 3, 6 PM, at St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. The screening will be followed by Q & A with the film’s director and co-producer Peter Lambrinatos, co-producer Spiro Lambrinatos, and George Mavropoulos, President of the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center. Opening remarks will be offered by Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Ioannis Stamatekos. A $10 suggested contribution will benefit the work of the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University Caloyeras Center for Modern Greek Studies, Greek Heritage Society of Southern California, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3hBXxNJ.
NEW YORK – Hellenic American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA) hosts its Holiday Party to end the year with fellow Members and a dose of good cheer on Tuesday, December 6, 6-8:30 PM, in Manhattan. The event features a discussion on Art Finance and Art Investing, an excellent alternative asset class for investors seeking to protect themselves against global equity market volatility, rising inflation and geopolitical instability. The Guest Speaker is Rebecca L. Fine, Managing Director of Athena Art Finance and Head of Art Finance at Yieldstreet. This event is free for HABA members in good standing (2022). Friends of HABA are always welcome – non-member admission is $50. Pre-registration required, further details available online: https://bit.ly/3Wy19jL.
NEW YORK – The Hellenic Medical Society of New York 86th Annual Scholarship Gala takes place on Saturday, December 10, 7 PM, at the JW Marriot Essex House, 160 Central Park South in Manhattan. The black tie event features cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live Greek band. Among the distinguished honorees to be feted at the Gala are Distinguished Physician Dr. Stephen Nicholas, Distinguished Colleague Dr. Alex Spyropoulos, and Distinguished Hellene George Logothetis. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3zOL9jK. Information about Gala Sponsorship and Journal ads also available online: https://bit.ly/3FPtuvW. The scholarship application deadline is November 20 with the Scholarship Award Ceremony to be held on December 9. More information available online: https://hellenicmedicalsociety.org/scholarships-2/.
SOMERVILLE, MA – Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central Street in Somerville, will present Psaltikon’s ‘A Byzantine Christmas‘ in the newly-renovated church on Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM. Admission is free to the public; a suggested freewill offering of $30 will benefit Philoxenia House, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston that hosts individuals coming to Boston for medical care. More information is available online: http://www.psaltikon.org. Further information about Dormition Church is available by phone: 617-625-2222 and online: http://www.dormitionchurch.org.
NEW YORK – The annual Christmas concert of the choir of the Archdiocesan Cathedra of the Holy Trinity – ‘The Sounds of Christmas’ – takes place Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 East 74th Street in Manhattan. The concert is part of the 2022-23 season of ‘Great Music Under A Byzantine Dome’, the concert ministry of the Archdiocesan Cathedral. More information is available online: https://www.thecathedralnyc.org.
Updated Nov. 16, 10:55 a.m., to add comments from Archbishop Lori.Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services was elected Nov. 15 to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.The native of suburban Cleveland was chosen from a slate of 10 nominees, winning with 138 votes.In subsequent voting, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected to serve a three-year term as conference vi...
Updated Nov. 16, 10:55 a.m., to add comments from Archbishop Lori.
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services was elected Nov. 15 to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.
The native of suburban Cleveland was chosen from a slate of 10 nominees, winning with 138 votes.
In subsequent voting, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected to serve a three-year term as conference vice president. He was elected on the third ballot by 143-96 in a runoff with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind.
Under USCCB bylaws, the vice president is elected from the remaining nine candidates.
The two top officers begin their terms at the conclusion of the fall assembly Nov. 17.
Archbishop Broglio, 70, worked in the Vatican diplomatic corps before being named the head of the military archdiocese in 2007. He has served as conference secretary for the past three years.
The prelate has been an advocate for members of the U.S. military around the world. He regularly visits U.S. service members as part of his responsibilities in leading the archdiocese. Archbishop Broglio also has been an advocate for pro-life causes.
Because Archbishop Broglio is conference secretary, the bishops Nov. 16 elected Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City as his replacement over Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, 130 to 104.
Similarly, Archbishop Lori, 71, stepped down as chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities with his election as USCCB vice president. On Nov. 16, the bishops elected Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, as the new pro-life chair. He won over Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, 174 to 63.
Archbishop Broglio has served as chairman of the bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace and their Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and as a member of the Task Force for the 2013 Special Assembly.
He also served on the committees for Religious Freedom and International Justice and Peace and the subcommittees for the Defense of Marriage and Health Care.
He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Cleveland in 1977. In the Vatican diplomatic corps, he served as secretary in the apostolic nunciature in Ivory Coast and later in Paraguay. From 1990 to 2001 he was chief of cabinet to Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican secretary of state under St. John Paul II and desk officer for Central America.
In 2001, he was named nuncio to the Dominican Republic and apostolic delegate to Puerto Rico.
Archbishop Lori was appointed the 16th archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.
He is the former chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. He began a three-year term as the bishops’ pro-life chairman at the end of the USCCB’s 2021 fall assembly.
Archbishop Lori is chancellor and chairman of the board of St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, chancellor of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland, and past chairman of the board of trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington.
He also is currently supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.
A native of Louisville, Ky., he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1977 in St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington. His first assignment was as associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Landover. Then he served as secretary to Washington Cardinal James A. Hickey as well as chancellor, moderator of the curia and vicar general.
In 1995, Archbishop Lori was ordained as an auxiliary bishop of Washington. In 2001, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.
In an interview after the election, Archbishop Lori said he was humbled and honored to be elected by his brother bishops to the national post.
“It certainly causes one to pause and reflect what it means to serve the church across the country in any capacity such as this and it prompts one to pray for the wisdom to do it well and wisely under the leadership of Archbishop Broglio, who will be an excellent leader for our conference,” the archbishop said.
Though he will give up the chairmanship of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities to take the vice president’s post, Archbishop Lori said, “I think I will still be in a position to be able to assist in our efforts to promote pro-life advocacy and ministry.”
In other voting Nov. 15, bishops were elected for three episcopal seats on the board of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ overseas relief and development agency.
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Atlanta, a former principal of Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, was elected to his first term to the CRS board, while Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, and Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of Little Rock, Ark., were reelected for a second term.
The bishops also voted Nov. 16 for chairmen-elect of six standing committees:
— Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance: Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, was elected over Bishop Alfred A. Schlert of Allentown, Pa., 147 to 91.
— Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs: Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, Pa., was elected over Auxiliary Bishop Peter L. Smith of Portland Ore., 128 to 111.
— Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis: Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of Indianapolis was elected over Bishop William D. Byrne of Springfield, Mass., 149 to 90.
— Committee on International Justice and Peace: Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon was elected over Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez of Philadelphia, 148 to 95.
— Committee on Protection of Children and Young People: Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond, Va., was elected over Auxiliary Bishop Elias R. Lorenzo of Newark, N.J., 127 to 114.
— Committee for Religious Liberty: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., elected over Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, 165 to 77.
Each chairman-elect will begin his three-year term as chairmen at the end of the 2023 fall general assembly.
In addition, several chairmen-elect chosen last year will become committee chairmen at the end of this year’s assembly and will serve three-year terms:
— Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations: Bishop Earl A. Boyea of Lansing, Mich.
— Divine Worship: Bishop Steven J. Lopes, who heads the Houston-based Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
— Domestic Justice and Human Development: Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
— Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth: Bishop Robert E. Barron of Winona-Rochester, Minn.
— Migration: Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso.
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Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company announced it has achieved commercial operation for a 2.3 MW solar facility that sits atop a capped landfill. The Mt. Arlington Landfill in New Jersey had sat idle for years before the project was initiated.A ribbon cutting was held this week, with community residents and project partners in attendance. “The energy transition isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. We’ve hit a critical juncture where it’s essential to scale the energy transition with projects like this ...
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company announced it has achieved commercial operation for a 2.3 MW solar facility that sits atop a capped landfill. The Mt. Arlington Landfill in New Jersey had sat idle for years before the project was initiated.
A ribbon cutting was held this week, with community residents and project partners in attendance. “The energy transition isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. We’ve hit a critical juncture where it’s essential to scale the energy transition with projects like this sooner rather than later,” said Greenbacker’s CTO.
The facility sits on roughly 6 acres on the 36-acre landfill site. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the project, provided that the property owner and the operator of the solar facility should ensure that all future operations continue to protect the integrity of the cap on the landfill.
Greenbacker purchased the project from developer HESP Solar in late 2021. The project took several years of coordinating efforts to make the land suitable for redevelopment into a functional solar facility. Greenbacker has worked with HESP on 17 renewable energy projects, ten of which are in New Jersey.
“This was a blighted property that was turned into a magnificent project to the benefit of our residents,” Mt. Arlington mayor Michael Stanzilis said at the ribbon cutting. “It brings clean energy to the people in our borough, and it puts money back into taxpayers’ pockets.”
Greenbacker’s fleet of operational projects comprises over 2.6 GW of generating capacity. Since 2016, the company’s assets have produced 4.3 million megawatt-hours of clean energy, abating over 3.0 million metric tons of carbon. Today these projects support over 4,700 green jobs.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) developed a comprehensive report, “The Future of Landfills is Bright,” designed for elected officials, policymakers, planners, and developers, to learn how landfill solar can be part of a broader clean energy and land-use strategy to achieve ambitious community-wide climate, sustainability, and environmental justice goals.
RMI said there are more than 10,000 closed and inactive landfills across the country. It said more than 63 GW of solar power plant capacity could be located at less than half of US landfills, generating 83 terawatt hours of electricity each year across all 50 states. The plants also could generate more than $6.6 billion annually in electricity revenue.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, around 428 MW of utility-scale landfill solar across 126 projects had been installed at the end of 2019. Notably, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York are home to 73% of all US utility-scale landfill solar projects.