By Shawn Dell Joyce Wednesday, May 26 2010 @ 06:21 AM EDT
Lawns are big business in our country, with homeowners spending millions of dollars and many hours manicuring the lawn. But are these showcase thatched patches an environmental hazard?
Water is in short supply, yet 30 percent of East Coast water usage and 60 percent of West Coast water usage goes to watering our lawns. We pour 10 times more chemicals on our lawns than farmers use in their fields, making lawns toxic for wildlife, soil microorganisms and earthworms, and polluting local water supplies. Up to a third of bagged household waste going to our landfills is lawn trimmings and leaves raked from our yards.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 25 2010 @ 10:09 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 25 2010 @ 06:45 AM EDT
Autism Family Bike Event
On Sunday, May 16th over 500 riders took to the roads of Bergen County for the first annual “Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event. The event took place at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale where cyclists chose between 50, 25 and 3 mile routes and families participated in a Family Ride on the school campus.
This event 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 – who provide education and treatment for children and adults with autism.
By Michelle Zakko Monday, May 24 2010 @ 10:29 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 04:36 PM EDT
The Paramus 4th of July Parade Committee regrets to inform the public of the cancellation of the Paramus 4th of July Block party and Fireworks. This was a hard decision to make, knowing how much our community and many visitors enjoyed these great festivities.
By Paramus Post Monday, May 24 2010 @ 04:10 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 04:05 PM EDT
Heller Industrial Parks, one of the country's largest and most highly respected privately held owners and developers of industrial real estate, today announced that Williams Scotsman has signed a 123,438-square-foot land lease at the company's trailer parking area on Distribution Boulevard in Edison, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 04:03 PM EDT
Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that in recognition of the firm's contribution to the commercial real estate industry in New Jersey, it received the prestigious Chairman's Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), during the organization's 23rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 04:01 PM EDT
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meetings will be held on June 7 and June 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory of Grace Episcopal Church at, 38 West Passaic Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. Meetings are held regularly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.
The Club invites anyone interested in the harmonica or harmonica music to join the group to play or listen after the short business meeting. Light refreshments are available to attendees during the meeting. Among the celebrity members are Rob Paparozzi, Enrico Granafei of Trumpets Jazz Club, Phil Caltabellotta, Carlos Colina (& The Straight Up Blues Band), Daddy “T” (Charlie Toker) and the 17 North Band, Frank Grova, Harry Feinberg (of the famous Harmonica Rascals) and George Miklas, former member of the Harmonicats.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:59 PM EDT
Assemblyman John Burzichelli
Legislation Assemblyman John Burzichelli sponsored to keep thoroughbred racing viable in New Jersey for 2010 by scheduling fewer races but with increased purses was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Chris Christie. The law (A-2507) authorizes a reduction only for calendar year 2010 in the minimum number of thoroughbred racing dates required to be scheduled by Monmouth Park Racetrack and Meadowlands Racetrack.
Under the law, in 2010 Monmouth Park will be permitted to schedule a minimum of 71 live racing days and the Meadowlands will be permitted to schedule no thoroughbred races.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:57 PM EDT
Governor Christie Selects Member of State’s Leading Environmental and Engineering Management Firm
Whitman, New Jersey's leading environmental and engineering management firm, has announced that Dr. Ira Whitman, P.E., has been nominated by Governor Chris Christie to serve on the state’s Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:55 PM EDT
One Gateway Center in Newark, NJ
Company is Once Again Honored for Implementing Employee Commuting Programs to Reduce Traffic Congestion and Improve Air Quality
Advance Realty, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office, mixed-use and flex-space properties, is being honored for a third consecutive year for its outstanding achievements in promoting alternative commuting programs that reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality at One Gateway Center, the company’s strategically located office tower in downtown Newark, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:44 PM EDT
Spend an evening with young, talented playwrights whose theatrical endeavors showcase the creative abilities of local elementary, middle school and high school students. The 18th Annual Young Playwrights Festival of Bergen County will be held at Bergen Community College on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Directed by Bergen Professor Mary Clifford, the winning plays will feature acting students from Bergen Community College. The performances are open to the public. Admission is free.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:16 PM EDT
During tenure as Marketing Director, Dunnder has effectively marketed the company's widely diverse consumer market segments
During her two-year tenure as Marketing Director with PulteGroup, Kelly Dunnder has been a great asset to the Metro NY/NJ Division of PulteGroup, leveraging her vast consumer, demographic, and geographic know-how to effectively market to the company's widely diverse consumer market segments.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:14 PM EDT
CEU Credits Given to Those Holding Licenses in LSW, LCSW, CSW, CALA, LNHA and Nursing
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck will host a free seminar presented by elder law attorney Frederick P. Niemann, Esq. and Home Care Assistance entitled “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm” on Wednesday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The seminar is open to area social workers who are licensed as LSW, LCSW and CSW; and healthcare professionals with LNHA, CALA and nursing (RN, LPN) licenses. Participants will receive two Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit hours for attending; certificates will be given upon completion of the program and evaluations.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 03:02 PM EDT
Earth Day Events Highlight Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Initiatives
In recent years, Advance Realty, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office, mixed-use and flex-space properties, has established itself as an industry leader in “green” development and property management. Through sustainable construction and daily business operations, the Bedminster, N.J.-based company has been committed to creating sustainable environments throughout its portfolio.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 11:36 AM EDT
On behalf of the patients, staff, and dedicated volunteers of the 2010 Fashion Show Benefit Committee for the Holy Name MS Center, thank you so much for your support of the 13th Annual Spring Fashion Fling for MS held on Saturday May 15th at Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, NJ. The success of our annual fashion show is a direct measure of your commitment and generosity. Through your support, this year’s MS Fashion Show raised over $140,000 in support of Holy Name’s MS Center. [We're still totaling up receipts from Saturday and donations are still coming in!]
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 11:35 AM EDT
Macay's Sales Numbers and Buyer Relations Gain Her Top Honor Among Leading New Jersey Sales Associates
As result of impeccable buyer relations that have resulted in many sales at Freehold Pointe, a community of single-family homes in Freehold, N.J., Barbara Macay was honored at the 2010 F.A.M.E. Awards as "Salesperson of the Year."
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 11:30 AM EDT
Legislation Assemblyman John Burzichelli sponsored to keep thoroughbred racing viable in New Jersey for 2010 by scheduling fewer races but with increased purses was approved 77-0 Thursday by the Assembly. The bill (A-2507) authorizes a reduction only for calendar year 2010 in the minimum number of thoroughbred racing dates required by law to be scheduled by Monmouth Park Racetrack and Meadowlands Racetrack.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 11:18 AM EDT
Request a 2010 Official Santa Monica Visitors Guide and be entered to win a two night stay at Hotel California!
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) has released the 2010 Official Santa Monica Visitors Guide - a complete round up of things to do, places to eat, where to stay, and more, giving guests of Santa Monica an easy way to plan and enjoy their trip. Beginning 5/20/2010, the first 600 people who request an Official Santa Monica Visitors Guide at SantaMonica.com will receive a Santa Monica Frisbee and be entered to win a two-night stay at Hotel California in Santa Monica! To request a copy of the guide or for more information, please call (800) 544-5319 or visit SantaMonica.com.