By Paramus Post Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 11:05 PM EDT
We are all concerned about our schools and our rising school taxes. Most districts are facing a decline in state funding of 10 percent or more — which can be $3.6 million in real dollars. That's a lot of money, and we all wonder where it will come from.
Teachers are concerned about larger classes and less funding for teaching materials, salaries and lower educational standards.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 03:58 PM EDT
HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT, UI FUND FIX & PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM HARASSING DEBT COLLECTORS ALSO ON TAP
Teen Driving Law Study, Making N.J. Horse Racing Viable for 2010 Also on Up
The Democratic legislation to protect senior citizens from Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to increase their prescription drug fees and slash their property tax relief tops Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Also on tap is the legislation to provide a New Jersey homebuyer tax credit for 2010, protect consumers from harassing debt collectors and stave off a massive unemployment fund tax on businesses.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 03:25 PM EDT
May 24 – June 6, 2010
Law enforcement officers from the Paramus Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the lifesaving value of seat belts.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 01:41 PM EDT
Another winner published by Robert Rose, Inc. who seems dedicated to authors who offer simplified recipes with ample descriptions and cooking tips. George Geary is the author of this book and offers the benefit of his years of experience, cooking knowledge and the ability to offer substitutes for the original recipe. He holds to my philosophy that there is more than one way to make an item.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 05:59 PM EDT
By - Terrance Huggins Jr.
Whenever I am at a gathering of friends, or at home with the family, and someone asks what everyone else would like to order, the first thing that almost reflexively shoots out of my mouth is the word Blimpie. Blimpie is a large chain of coldcut sandwich shops. It originated in Hoboken, in 1964, and since then locations have popped up all across the U.S.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 10:41 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 10:15 AM EDT
Featuring Auto & Bike Competition, Drifting, BMX Showcase and Rix Magazine Model Search
State Fair Meadowlands, RIX Magazine and Xtreme Rides 7 will hold the Second Annual State Fair Auto and Bike Show at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds on July 2 and 3. This spectacular event will feature an intense auto and bike competition, Drifting, BMX showcase by Hell on Wheels, Live Dyno Runs, Head to Head Burnout competition, Stunt Bike Demos, Xbox 360 racing games, RC drifting, a model search for the next RIX Magazine cover model, an exciting vendor midway and lots of giveaways and prizes, including over $10,000 in cash payout.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 17 2010 @ 08:38 AM EDT
VOSS, GREENSTEIN HAIL BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT KIDS
The “Jessica Lunsford Act” – legislation Assemblywoman Joan Voss sponsored to enhance the penalties for sexual offenses committed against children and to punish individuals who harbor sex offenders – was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-1719) is modeled upon a Florida state law named in memory of Jessica Lunsford, a 9-year-old girl in that state who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a known sex offender in 2005.
By Paramus Post Sunday, May 16 2010 @ 06:32 PM EDT
Greek Festival 2010
36th Greek Festival St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
51 Paramus Road, Paramus
May 13, 14, 15 and 16
Hours of Operation: Thursday 11 am to 9 pm • Friday 11 am to Midnight • Saturday 11 am to Midnight • Sunday 12 Noon to 9 pm
Fun for the entire family!
Indoor and Outdoor dining, Gyro, Souvlaki, Baklava, Greek Food, Pastries, Wines, Vendors, Games, Super 50/50 Rafle, Greek music and Video Sales, Ouzo, Beer, Loukoumades, Outdor Taverna, Live Greek Music and Dancing in the Aisles
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 08:50 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 07:03 PM EDT
Everett M. Lo
Regional Public Affairs Office
Social Security Administration - New York Region
The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in New Jersey for 2009. Continuing a popular Mother’s Day tradition, last Friday the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the nation’s most popular baby names.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 05:39 PM EDT
Education Reform Would Enact Permanent Program to Allow Children to Move To Different Districts
Education reform legislation Assemblywomen Mila Jasey and Joan Voss and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty sponsored to create a permanent public school choice program to allow parents to move their children to schools located across district lines is advancing in the Senate.
"Public school choice is an important step to ensuring each child has the ability to attend a school that is best-suited to their individual needs and talents," said Jasey (D-Essex), a former member of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 05:37 PM EDT
Four hundred elegantly attired and smiling guests celebrated the fifth anniversary of The Russell and Angelica Berrie Center for Humanistic Care and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s commitment to humanism on May 8 at the Medical Center’s annual Black Tie Gala. More than $500,000 was raised. “It is the caring nature of people such as our Gala supporters who make the success of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center possible,” said Douglas A. Duchak, president and CEO of the Medical Center. “On behalf of the Medical Center’s extended family, especially our patients, I thank them all.”
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 05:33 PM EDT
More than 100 People Signed Up to Testify.
The Assembly Budget Committee will host a public hearing in Newark on Monday on Gov. Christie’s budget proposal.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the New Jersey Dental School’s Oral Health Pavilion at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at 50 12th Ave.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 05:30 PM EDT
Programming Professional Brings Wealth of Experience and Ideas to Rental Retirement Community
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck announces the addition of Life Enrichment Director Lorraine Amendola to the professional staff of the full-service rental retirement community. Amendola oversees the planning and execution of all programs for the community’s residents, which encompass a wide range of cultural outings, educational lectures and entertainment events.
By William Moyers Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 08:26 AM EDT
Spring is sprung, and summer isn't far behind. So what happens to vacation celebrations when addiction gets in the way?
Dear Mr. Moyers: For our son's high-school graduation, we've planned all year to celebrate with a family trip to Disney World. The problem is my husband. He is a Vietnam vet with post-traumatic stress disorder whose drinking is really starting to take a toll on us now. He needs help; he wants help. We want him to get help. He's actually set to go into treatment, but we just learned from the rehab center that it won't be complete before we are scheduled to go on this vacation. What comes first, treatment or this long-awaited (and expensive) family vacation? — Marjorie L., Silver Spring, Md.
By Nina Garin Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 08:17 AM EDT
It's easy to assume a movie called "Babies
," that truly is about babies, would be, OMG, the cutest thing ever.
And it is. The new documentary that follows the first year of four different babies' lives is definitely the kind of cute that makes your heart all warm inside.
For 79 minutes, there are nonstop images of infants in Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the United States sleeping, eating, crying, crawling, playing with toys and having tantrums. Cute overload, indeed.
By Caroline Dipping Friday, May 14 2010 @ 07:46 AM EDT
Chunky or smooth. Roasted or raw. Mouthwatering or mouth-searing.
A bowl of salsa on a family table in Mexico is an essential part of the meal. It is spooned onto everything from breakfast eggs to dinner's grilled steak, but as a dip for tortilla chips? Never.
Walk into just about any Mexican restaurant in the United States, and you can bet your burrito you'll be offered a bowl of salsa with an overflowing basket of warm tortilla chips.
By Anonymous Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 02:17 PM EDT
I was driving west on Ridgewood Road approaching the intersection of Pascack Rd. I was singing along with the group Santana, which isn’t that easy since a lot of their stuff is in Spanish and I, well, "No hablo Espanol". I saw that I had a red light ahead of me and I thought: "Oh not again!" What I saw next caused me reflexively to utter "Oh no!" There were three maybe four of them with those little yellow aprons, each holding a little bucket-the volunteers!
By Paramus Post Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 08:39 AM EDT
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey was recently featured on Open House New York City. Referred to as the “ultimate staged property,” the Showhouse was the focus for interviews with four participating designers: Jack Levy (the Great Room), Jennifer McGee (the Breakfast Room), Kim O’Connor (the Library), and Jill Haden (the Entry Foyer ). Click here
to see the segment: For more information about all the designers, decorative artists and landscapers taking part in this year’s Showhouse, click here
. Please note that you can meet them in person on Saturday, May 22 at “Meet the Designer Day” at the Showhouse (details below).