By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:04 PM EST
R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscape design and development firm, took part in the 15th annual Plant-O-Rama on Jan. 25. As one of the featured presenters at the event, which was held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, professionals from R&S Landscaping explained the benefits of sustainable landscape design while showcasing their latest green roof technology.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:02 PM EST
Billy Procida grew up in real estate and development, learned at an early age his passion for real estate and has always kept his pulse on the current trends. Procida is once again leading the industry by working with local contractors, developers and private investors by providing funding for foreclosures and short sales within the New Jersey innovative Area with his Fix ‘Em & Flip ‘Em program.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:58 PM EST
Born Free USA Exotic Animal Database sheds light on public safety issue
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says that a snake bite that sent a Fair Lawn, NJ man to the hospital in critical condition on Monday, is just one of thousands of unnecessary occurrences between wild and exotic animals and humans. Every year, captive wild animals kept as private “pets,” as well as in zoos and circuses, are involved in incidents that result in human injury or death. Millions of reptiles -- snakes and lizards -- in private possession pose severe safety risks to humans, including the transmission of deadly diseases, strangulations, and bites. Snakes are the most common “pet” reptiles - about 3 percent of U.S. households possess 7.3 million pet reptiles.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:56 PM EST
Legislation to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools and a bill package to promote electric cars in New Jersey top the Assembly’s Thursday committee agendas. Also on tap are hearings to update this year’s state budget situation and discuss higher education concerns and legislation to encourage local government consolidation, create a drug treatment program for nonviolent offenders and authorize free state park admission and hunting for veterans.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:50 PM EST
Helga van Eckert
Implements Innovative New Economic Development Strategy
In a bold response to the state of the economy, the City of Perth Amboy has announced that it has restructured its approach to economic revitalization and growth with the goal of competing nationally in terms of business recruitment and economic development. For more than a decade, the city has operated separate offices for the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), the Business Improvement District (BID), Redevelopment and Economic and Community Development. Today, these powerful economic development functions, while remaining separate divisions, have been united to balance the growth of new business with the revitalization of existing commerce.
By Nina Garin Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 01:16 PM EST
No one believed it when I said I'd be bringing salmon to the next family party. "Are you getting it from Costco?" my aunt called out from the next room. "What? No, I'm making it." Everyone exchanged a series of not-so-subtle glances and immediately began discussing the weather. Never in the history of family get-togethers had I contributed anything more than sodas, flowers and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. Now I was offering to prepare the main course for our Hanukkah dinner. My grandmother reluctantly agreed but sweetly added she'd make lasagna, or maybe a brisket.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 11:13 AM EST
I got up early this morning and thought of doing a Rotary makeup at the Allendale Rotary Club. When I reached my all wheel drive crossover, the ice was caked so thick that it was a problem trying to pry open any of the doors. This despite a remote door unlocker. Not to be daunted, I got out my telescoping scraper/cleaner and began to remove the crusted ice. With the engine on and the defroster blowing hot, it didn’t seem like too formidable a task. The clincher was when my ice scraper end broke. So much for Allendale and Rotary.
By Press Release Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 09:39 AM EST
Pre-registered Customers Can Order iPhone 4 One Week Before General Availability
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Apple today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ 94 million customers to pre-order an iPhone 4 online beginning at 3 a.m. EST on Feb. 3. In an unprecedented move, Verizon Wireless has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone 4 smartphones solely for existing customers. Orders will be shipped to arrive on or before Feb. 10.
By Connie Schultz Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 11:01 PM EST
After a year of research and reporting about the legacy of Agent Orange, I feel certain of one thing: We don't yet know the full extentofdioxin'sharm. It appears to be a story with no end in sight. On Sunday, The Plain Dealer ran a special report titled "Unfinished Business" (cleveland.com/agentorange
By Michelle Malkin Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 10:56 PM EST
Here's a modest proposal for liberals who say they support job creation: Stop smearing successful, law-abiding private companies whose values don't comport with yours. I'm looking at you, New York Times. Chick-fil-A is an American success story. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-sandwich chain is one of the country's largest fast-food businesses. It employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company generates more than $2 billion in revenue and serves millions of happy customers with trademark Southern hospitality.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 08:24 PM EST
--Metropolitan Opera Singers to Perform --
Verismo Opera will present “Meet the Cast of Aida” on Sunday, February 13 at 714 Kearny Avenue in Kearny and February 27 at 44 Armory Street in Englewood from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Entertainment on both dates will feature Verismo Opera’s principal artists from “Aida”, many of whom have performed at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House, singing arias and duets from Giuseppe Verdi’s story of the gods and forbidden love thwarted by a jealous, vindictive Egyptian princess that will be presented at Bergen PAC in Englewood on Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 08:21 PM EST
- CBRE successfully acquires non-recourse financing at superior rate for desirable suburban office property located in Bergen County -
CB Richard Ellis' Capital Markets Debt & Equity group recently arranged a $4.78 million permanent mortgage loan for a 38,000-square-foot office facility, located at 70 Eisenhower Drive in Paramus, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 08:18 PM EST
I hope this email finds you safe and dry in this horrible stretch of winter weather.
Because the weather forecast is so bad for tomorrow we have rescheduled our 1st Fashion Show Volunteer Benefit Committee meeting for next Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM at Marian Hall Conference Room #2.
I apologize for the inconvenience but our priority is always safety first.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 08:15 PM EST
GREEN BAY PACKERS THIS VIDEO IS FOR YOU “GREEN & YELLOW”
Special SuperBowl Version: YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boa19HgenYI
JBYRD (real name Sam Freckmann) who resides in ATL and whose family is originally from Wisconsin is celebrating the Green Bay Packers upcoming Playoff Game by creating this video! JBYRD is a rhythm-infused lyricist who’s been writing, rhyming and performing original material since the age of 9. Now he boasts a personal endorsement by Beastie Boys’ DJ Hurricane and has always credited Midwest rapper Tech N9ne and Eminem for inspiring his style and ambition.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 08:10 PM EST
Event Highlights Significant Renovations at Morris Township Class A Office Building, Resulting in More Than 260,000 Square Feet of Lease Transactions
Advance Realty, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office, mixed-use and multi-family properties, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18 to celebrate the completion of the redevelopment of Advance@Southgate, a 320,000-square-foot, Class A office building located at 445 South Street in Morris Township, N.J.
By Meghan Mascelli Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 05:43 PM EST
TRENTON, N.J.—The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) recently held it’s 2011 Mega Meeting Leadership Conference, formally installing NJRA chairman of the board of directors George Ebinger, and announcing this year’s ProStart winners.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 03:50 PM EST
LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, continues to enhance its global position with an expanded program designed to connect the industry’s future to innovation, education and today’s leaders. After three successful years, LFI will once again offer the LFI Student Outreach Program—with the addition of an exclusive lighting design competition at the 2011 event.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 01:26 PM EST
A Special Report by Paula Begoun and the Cosmetics Cop Team
Paula Begoun, skin care expert and best-selling author of Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, reveals her “10 Makeup Commandments” and list of the best makeup buys. Complete reviews of the top-rated makeup and skin care products are available on her Beautypedia.com website. Access it FREE for a limited time!
By Press Release Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 12:36 PM EST
Verizon's Career Development Program
WARREN, NEW JERSEY – Verizon Wireless, provider of the largest and most reliable 3G network, as well as the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in America, is launching a new career development program with the Newark Innovation Academy (NIA) that will deploy wireless technology to the educational curricula of several high schools in the district. Most of the program will be facilitated on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ using Edmodo's free Android App and online social learning network for education.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 12:24 PM EST
Legislation Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Ralph Caputo, Matthew Milam, Nelson Albano, Connie Wagner and Paul Moriarty sponsored to ensure Atlantic City remains a strong and competitive job creation and economic development engine was signed into law on Tuesday.