Author Archives: jwatrel

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

Life Beyond Loss: Picking up the pieces and facing the emotions of grief by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka

I wanted to thank and give full credit to Kenneth J. Doka Ph. D. for this wonderful booklet that helped me through some pretty dark times. Continue reading

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PSE&G: Know what you’re digging into

If you smell gas, please get out of the way and call PSE&G at the above numbers.
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In Loving Memory: A time of Remembrance

Please share this when someone loses a loved one. Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's and Parkinson Disease Programs, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Services, Bergen County NJ Programs, Career Programming for people with disabilities, COVID-19 Information, Disability Programming, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs, Fire Fighting/First Responder Programming, Gay and Lesbian Programming, Health and Life Support Services, HIV Programming, Home Care Programs, Men's Programming, Programs Preventing Mind-Hacking, Relationship Programming, Senior Services, Support Services for Seniors, Uncategorized, Woman's Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

V-Safe: After the Vaccination Health Checker for the COVID Vaccine

Please contact the CDC for more information on this program. Continue reading

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Residential Electric Customers: Could you save money with PSE&G’s RLM Rate?

Residential Electric Customers: Could you have money with PSE&G’s RLM Rate? If most of your electric usage occurs during non-peak hours. PSE&G’s offers a pricing option that you should consider. For example, if you operate appliances when most people are … Continue reading

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PSE&G to Roll-Out Smart Meters for Electric Customers

Please check out the PSE&G website for more information. Continue reading

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Constipated? Learn about gentle relief? Try MiraLAX.

Please check out the website on MiraLAX for more information. Continue reading

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Osler @Home: Home visits-Bringing the doctor to you

Olser at Home is a home care program in the local Bergen County market. Continue reading

Posted in Bergen County NJ Programs, Disability Programming, Health and Life Support Services, Home Care Programs, Housing Programs, Medicare/Medicaid Programming, Men's Programming, New Jersey Senior Programming, Senior Caregiver Programs, Senior Disability Programming, Senior Rehabilitation Programming, Senior Services, Social Security Programs, Support Services for Seniors, Uncategorized, Woman's Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Personal Assistance Services Program Fact Sheet

For information on this program, please check out the County of Bergen website or call the above numbers for more information. Continue reading

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Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)

Please call the Department of Disability Services for more information on the program. Continue reading

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