By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:28 PM EST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrest two men attempting to smuggle over 16 pounds of heroin.
Two men were apprehended at JFK by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) as they attempted to smuggle over 16 pounds of heroin in their checked luggage. On November 1st, CBP Officers selected Mr. Edwin Ortiz and Mr. Jeffrey Pena for an enforcement examination. Mr. Ortiz’s baggage contained three pairs of pants and three pairs of shorts that were unusually heavy. Similarly, Mr. Pena’s baggage contained three pairs of pants and two pairs of shorts that were also unusually heavy. A more intrusive inspection of the all the pants and shorts revealed several brick like packages concealed in the side pockets, each containing a brown powdery substance which field tested positive for heroin.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:23 PM EST
CMS encourages beneficiaries to review coverage
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging all Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment period to make sure they have the best coverage available to meet their health care needs in 2011.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:21 PM EST
As the composer of well over 900 songs, Paul Anka’s music has been performed over 90 million times worldwide and is bringing his performance to the Bergen Pac. Paul born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 30, 1941 brought new life to music and song. Since the 1950’s, Anka has been pleasing crowds with hits like “Diana,” “You are my Destiny,” “Crazy Love,” and “Puppy Love.” As his career has grown from being a teen idol to a pop icon and now a consummate entertainer, Anka continues to please crowds.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:02 PM EST
Ceremony, Video Presentation Highlight Seniors’ War Stories
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck residents and staff gathered to honor the community’s 18 Veterans during a special Veterans Day ceremony. This fall, Envision Video Services of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., interviewed and filmed six of the resident Veterans about their time in the Armed Forces. A 20-minute compilation video highlighted residents’ war stories and was the key feature of the program. Heritage Pointe Veterans received corsages and recounted stories about their time in the service. The Veterans also received a complimentary copy of their one-on-one interviews
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:00 PM EST
New Home Sells Just One Day After Broker Party
Over 100 real estate brokers gathered at The Peninsula at City Place to view a new selection of recently-released condominium residences at the luxury community located along the Hudson Riverfront in Bergen County’s Edgewater. The well-attended Fall Broker Event took place in one of Peninsula’s two-bedroom homes, a spectacular 1,693 square-foot residence which offers sensational Manhattan and Hudson River views accentuated by an outdoor balcony. The home is priced at $975,000.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:56 PM EST
Fox Ridge in Rockaway Township
Promotion Results in Over 65 Sales Since September Launch
Time is running out for homebuyers to benefit from Lennar’s historic incentive program which offers price discounts of up to $100,000 on select homes throughout the national homebuilder’s New Jersey portfolio of communities and up to an additional $10,000 to be used in a variety of ways.The new program has already spurred over 65 sales at Lennar communities since it was launched in September. Once the final homes in the program are sold, the incentives will end. To qualify for the considerable financial savings, buyers must be able to close on their new homes by November 30th, 2010, though other incentives are being offered on homes to be built.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:53 PM EST
ANNUAL TRENDS: 3Q2009 to 3Q2010
• Overall vacancy increased from 9.3% to 9.5%.
• Northern NJ vacancy was unchanged from 7.8% to 7.8%.
• Central NJ vacancy increased from 10.8% to 11.3%
• Vacancy rate increased in 5 of 10 counties
• Annual Net absorption was -1,211,267 SF, increasing from -9,588,077 SF
• Sublease represents 3.92 % of total vacant space, decreasing from 5.48%
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:48 PM EST
Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff attended Bergen Community College’s ceremony honoring veterans on the main campus here today and to hear student and faculty veterans speak. Their service to their country “places a responsibility on all of us to treat each other civilly,” Raymond Smith, vice president of student services and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam told the assembly. “The best way to honor the men and women soldiers who have given their lives for this country is to preserve the liberty and freedom they fought for.”
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:44 PM EST
Expansion Now Includes "The Center for Cosmetic Orthodontics"
It’s not enough to have one of the nation’s leading pediatric dental offices. Dr. Darryl Engel and Dr. Adam Schulhof of KinderSmiles have gone one step further. They have created a state-of-the-art, ecologically conscious dental office that accommodates thoughtful, thorough, and comprehensive dental care. KinderSmiles has been devoted to providing the most comprehensive care to their patients. Now, Drs. Engel and Schulhof practice in newly renovated facilities in a completely green environment. This includes a totally paperless office system, from medical records to e-fax to electronic prescription services. In addition, the renovated offices feature non-toxic paint and include other environmentally friendly materials.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:41 PM EST
Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training will offer a government contract workshop for small business owners on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will take place at the College’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, N.J., and costs $25.
By Post Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 01:06 PM EST
We all know we need to eat our veggies, especially with the new wave of processed food companies touting how their sauces and canned pastas now contain a full day’s allotment of vegetables -- but Iva Young thinks that’s just a bit deceiving.
“It’s a tricky definition of terms,” said Young, author of Healthy Mom (www.ivayoung.com
). “It’s really not as healthy to eat processed foods to begin with, but for them to say that using vegetables as fillers somehow makes processed foods healthy is disingenuous, at best.
By Michelle Malkin Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 12:55 PM EST
Chalk up another Code Red Elmo moment for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While Islamic terrorists groom suicide bombers starting in kindergarten, the grownups in charge of protecting America can't seem to reach an elementary level of competence.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 05:50 PM EST
Some supervisors are saying, “Bah, humbug!” to holiday vacations, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Nearly one-third (31 percent) of managers interviewed will not take extra time off between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, beyond employer-provided vacation days. Another one-quarter (25 percent) said they will only take one or two days off during the holiday season.
By Post Friday, November 12 2010 @ 05:48 PM EST
The list keeps growing – of famous film folks who will participate in the Teaneck International Film Festival, November 19-21. The most recent additions to the line-up of celebrities are Ruedi Gerber, director, and Mike King, co-producer, of the film Breath Made Visible. Both will participate in a talk-back following the screening of the documentary and the short, Jackie & Judy, which will be moderated by retired Teaneck High School teacher / Community Education instructor, Alice Twombly. The films will be shown Saturday, November 20, 6:45 p.m., at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, 375 Cedar Lane, Teaneck.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 05:47 PM EST
The 11th annual Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run resulted in a $45,000 donation to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's new emergency care center, thanks to the outstanding support of numerous volunteers, police officers, sponsors, donors, and 850 bikers. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation trustee Don Dickstein and his son, Alan, organized the event with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers, including Linda Dickstein, Don and Alan’s spouse and mom, respectively. Bikers traveled roadways in New York and New Jersey for 52 miles, including the George Washington Bridge, which was closed to all other traffic for the event.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 04:35 PM EST
The battle over America's Judeo-Christian identity is heating up, and at least one author isn't taking the fight lying down. A powerful new book from bestselling author Brad O'Leary put the lie to secularist claims that Christianity isn't under an intense attack. "America's War on Christianity" is a timely and expertly documented expos that takes you deep inside the battle to save our nation's Judeo-Christian heritage, and with it, our liberty. From attacks on Christian holidays, to government efforts to stamp-out homeschooling, to the courtroom assault on Christianity and free speech, O'Leary leaves no stone unturned and lays the radical secularist agenda bare for all to see.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 04:31 PM EST
Harlem Globetrotters and Food Banks Team Up for ShopRite Partners In Caring’s Annual Turkey Donation
Team New Jersey
Blenda Rodriguez, Harlem Globetrotters
Kamili Williams, Community Food Bank of New Jersey
John Kopf, ShopRite of Lodi Store Manager
Team New York
Hammer Harrison, Harlem Globetrotters
Heather Lee, Food Bank for New York City
Ron Mowder, ShopRite of Staten Island Store Manager
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 04:02 PM EST
Cruise Holidays, North America’s oldest cruise-specialty retail franchise, unveiled a distinguished list of members for its prestigious 2010 President’s Circle. The President’s Circle is made up of the top 17 Cruise Holidays stores and top three virtual offices (home-based franchise owners). The winners are chosen on the basis of the business’s revenue as well as year-over-year growth. This year, the following franchise owners were honored as 2010 Cruise Holidays President’s Circle members:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 03:58 PM EST
The Englewood Hospital Golf Classic at the Knickerbocker Country Club raised $115,000 for programs and services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. A total of 133 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day, and a lavish cocktail and awards reception. Medical Center Trustee Maggie and Bill Kaplen were the top sponsors of the Classic, a signature event of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 12 2010 @ 03:56 PM EST
Giants Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks (center) Tight End Kevin Boss (2nd from left) and Tight End Bear Pascoe (far left) responded to a call for emergency assistance from the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and helped unload 1500 turkeys that Stop & Shop Supermarket donated to the FoodBank. The Giant stars were joined by (left to right) Kathleen DiChiara, Executive Director of the Community FoodBank of NJ, and Stop & Shop’s Faith Weiner, Robert McGuirl and Amy Murphy.