By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 05 2010 @ 06:18 PM EDT
Bergen Community College and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) officials have signed a credit transfer agreement that will create a pipeline for engineering and computer science students between the two schools.
The agreement will enable Bergen students graduating with an Associate in Science, engineering option, to enter NJIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in chemical, civil, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Depending on the program, Bergen graduates will complete 68-70 credits at NJIT before earning their bachelor’s degree from the school.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 05 2010 @ 06:01 PM EDT
Bills protecting senior citizens and consumers, promoting bone marrow donation and pushing to bring a Super Bowl to New Jersey highlight the Assembly’s Thursday committee agendas. One measure would prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens and retirees, while another bill would require retailers to charge consumers an advertised after-rebate price - rather than making buyers send in coupons or log on to manufacturer’s Web sites to claim their savings.
Also on tap is a measure prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets after the top prizes have been claimed.
By Paramus Post Wednesday, May 05 2010 @ 05:11 PM EDT
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF BERGEN COUNTY Present "Honey Bee Management & the Garden" with Liz Bisaccio
Did you know honey bees add over $15 billion in value to our nation’s crops, particularly specialty crops such as almonds and other nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables? In all reality, honey bees enhance any garden because they increase the yields of plants that require pollination, they produce honey, and they are one of nature's most fascinating creatures to observe. Unfortunately, parasitic mites cause serious health problems for most varieties of honey bees. Learn about honey bee management and the benefits of honey bees in your garden during this exciting lecture.
By Sharon Mosley Wednesday, May 05 2010 @ 08:30 AM EDT
When did the rules change? My mother asked me this as she carefully pulled out her handbag that matched her shoes that matched her watchband that matched her leather gloves. She smirked as she saw me grab my turquoise handbag and slip into my red boots. "Haven't you heard? There are no fashion rules anymore," I said to her. She just laughed.
Yes, the style rules have changed over the years, and as my mother would admit with many reservations:
By Paramus Post Tuesday, May 04 2010 @ 09:30 PM EDT
Dedicated to improving and maintaining the quality of water in our watersheds, The Bergen County Environmental Council (chaired by John DeRienzo, Mayor of Haworth) celebrated Earth Day 2010 planting trees at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, NJ.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 05:46 PM EDT
From Fitness Classes to Services that Foster Independence, Residents Stay in Shape and Stay Sharp at Rental Retirement Community
May is Older Americans Month, and Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, is reminding older adults of the importance of maintaining an active, vibrant life during their retirement years. Donna Zayat, Heritage Pointe’s executive director, points out that Americans are living longer – the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that one out of every nine baby boomers will live to at least age 90 – and they have many more lifestyle options than in past generations.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 04:12 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 03:48 PM EDT
To Honor All Moms , grandmothers too, Riebesell Chiropractic is offering to help a Mom Spring into health for Mother’s Day. They are offering a special gift for mothers , a spinal health checkup as a way of saying Happy Mother’s Day. Not only that, it doesn’t have to be your mom, it can be any mother that you know, even yourself.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 03:24 PM EDT
Sandra Valls, Sara Contreras, Monique Marvez, Kiki Melendez
Friday May 21, 2010 - 8:00pm - $65, $42, $32, $22
Following the enormous success of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy, the acclaimed Latin Divas of Comedy is now touring throughout the United States. Originally a stand-up comedy special on the Showtime Network, the Latin Divas of Comedy has created a cult following with its hilarious all Latina cast. Latin Divas of Comedy features Hot Tamales Live comedienne Kiki Melendez; Latin Divas of Comedy’s own “New Yorican" Sara Contreras; Miami Cubana Monique Marvez; and Tejana Sandra Valls. With a special nod to the Latino audience, this incredible night reaches across all cultures to bring even the most varied audience into one big belly laugh…and it’s in English!
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 03:22 PM EDT
-- Tri-State Hub of World’s Third Largest Commercial Real Estate Services Organization to Continue Hiring, Opening new Offices --
Joining its New York and Connecticut counterparts, FirstService Williams New Jersey has officially become Colliers International. It has adopted the brand, which includes a modernized logo, and will continue to serve as part of the New Jersey, Connecticut and New York hub of Colliers International, the world’s third largest commercial real estate services organization.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 02:51 PM EDT
On April 30th, at 10:00 PM, P.O. Chris Bermudez arrested an out of state driver for possession of C.D.S (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and under the influence of C.D.S. In addition, the driver was charged with hindering apprehension, for providing false information to police in an attempt to avoid driving while suspended charges. Russell Willner, age 23 of Staten Island, NY, was released pending a May 26th court appearance.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 10:14 AM EDT
State Fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds will donate up to 10,000 State Fair entry tickets to underprivileged children in New Jersey this Spring, for use during this year’s 19-day event, running daily from June 17 – July 5.
“State Fair Meadowlands – New Jersey’s largest annual family-friendly event – is close to home, and we want to make sure that all kids, regardless of income, have a chance to come and share the fun. For our Tix 4 Kids program, we are looking to partner with non-profit organizations throughout the state to identify children who could benefit,” said Al Dorso, President of State Fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, May 03 2010 @ 08:40 AM EDT
We Americans eat almost as much fossil fuels as we burn in automobiles. American agriculture directly accounts for 17 percent of our energy use, or the equivalent of 400 gallons of oil consumed by every man, woman and child per year, according to 1994 statistics.
We have seen a major leap in farm productivity in the last 50 years, with food production doubling and even tripling in the case of cereal grains. This amazing leap did not come from new farms or farmlands, since we have lost more than half our small farms in that same period. Farmlands are also in decline and being gobbled up by urban sprawl.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 06:24 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 04:57 PM EDT
The Avenue at South Orange
Buyer Interest at All-Time High Following Successful Grand Opening Events for Sterling Properties' New Luxury Transit-Oriented Condominium
Last weekend, the excitement in South Orange was palpable, as hundreds of prospective buyers and brokers lined up to get the first glimpse of The Avenue at South Orange, Sterling Properties' new luxury condominium community.
By Caroline Dipping Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 07:59 AM EDT
When it rained six Saturdays out of eight in San Diego this winter, Catt White wasn't fazed. She could still be found at dawn, dodging between downpours and dragging barricades into place, setting up for the Little Italy Mercato, the certified farmers market she created 18 months ago.
Rain or shine, like mail delivery, White, who has been dubbed the Maestra of the Mercato, and her outdoor store prevail every Saturday on Date Street in the urbane neighborhood just north of San Diego's downtown overlooking the bay.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 01 2010 @ 06:14 AM EDT
The first annual “Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event has garnered support from many local businesses in support of autism education in Bergen County. The event takes place on May 16th at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale and is a collaborative effort by three Bergen County schools for learners with autism - Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, The EPIC School in Paramus and REED Academy in Garfield.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:56 PM EDT
R&S Landscaping & BYL Will Provide Valuable Gardening and Landscaping Tips at Backyard Living in Ridgewood
With the month of May approaching, the popular series of free seminars hosted by R&S Landscaping and Backyard Living is in full swing. After a string of extremely successful events over the past two months, the companies will continue to offer the following free seminars in May:
• May 12: Container Gardening I — Basic techniques: Consider soil, flowers, foliage, placement, maintenance, color, seasonal plantings and more.
• May 19: Enhancements: Low-Cost Tips to Spice Up Your Landscape — Learn how to add interest, dress up your garden and value without spending lots of money
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:53 PM EDT
'Eco Friendly' workshop
— Homeowners from Ridgewood and the surrounding area gathered on April 15 at West Side Presbyterian Church to hold a discussion on environmentally responsible lawn care and landscape maintenance practices.Robert Schucker, president of R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscaping firm, hosted the well-attended event, which consisted of a workshop titled, “Eco Friendly Lawn and Grounds Care,” focusing on the choices that homeowners have for reducing the use of pesticides on their grounds.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:49 PM EDT
One World, One Sky
The One World, One Sky Planetarium show was staged at the IBEW Local #164 Training Center in Paramus. Made possible by PNC Grow Up Great program, the event provided an opportunity to host several preschool classes from the Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center. The children entered the traveling planetarium’s large inflatable dome and were treated to a thrilling, interactive 20-minute show that followed Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. The program provides the children with an introduction to astronomy, while allowing American and Chinese children to learn more about one another.