By Paramus Post Saturday, February 13, 2010, 08:42 AM EST
Basking Ridge and Egg Harbor Township students earn $1,000 awards, engraved medallions and trip to nation’s capital
Honors also bestowed on youth volunteers in Hackensack, Red Bank, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Middletown, and Belford
TRENTON, N.J. – Shannon McNamara, 16, of Basking Ridge and Francesca Lanfranchi, 13, of Egg Harbor Township today were named New Jersey's top two youth volunteers for 2010 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
By Anonymous Saturday, February 13, 2010, 05:12 AM EST
Starved for business in a weak economy, America's fast-food restaurants are wooing customers with bargain burgers, tacos, fries, pies and other goodies. For consumers, this "value menu" showdown can be confusing. Which is best — say, Burger King's Double Cheeseburger, Wendy's Double Stack or McDonald's McDouble?
Seeking enlightenment and a cheap lunch, we visited eight fast-food chains and ordered every item priced at $1 or less. Soon we had a full notebook, an overfull stomach and ... a fistful of dollar menus.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, February 11, 2010, 08:06 PM EST
Q: Our long, narrow living room has windows on both sides with a fireplace on the end wall. I'm having trouble arranging the furniture. I don't want it to look like a bus station with all the seats lined up, marching down the sides. In another column, you gave some suggestions on arranging furniture when there's a wall to back it up. What about my problem?
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 11, 2010, 04:29 PM EST
George F. Sincox
Housing Alliance of Morris County Confers Honor On Westfield Architect
George F. Sincox of Westfield, N.J., AIA, principal of Sincox Associates Architects/Planners of Westfield, was recently honored as a "hero of affordable housing" by the Housing Alliance of Morris County, a collaboration of housing advocates working with the United Way of Morris County. Sincox, the secretary of AIA-NJ's Central Jersey section and the Central Jersey trustee on the state AIA board, was one of eight community members and local organizations to be honored with a 2009 Heroes of Affordable Housing Award, which recognizes individuals and groups working to develop or advocate for affordable housing.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 11, 2010, 04:19 PM EST
The 2010 LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) educational program—a lineup of robust institute courses and conference seminars—adds more fresh content with the launch of the Design Symposia. Making its debut at the May 2010 Las Vegas LFI trade show and conference, the initiative presents four 90-minute symposia designed to further inspire and educate lighting professionals from around the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 03:48 PM EST
Once again the Mayor and Council meeting resembled POLITICAL POSTURING
The Republican majority answered claims defending their position on the importance of spending up to $200,000.00 for a Paramus Borough Administrator. Of course the Democrats started off on the other side lead by Councilman Rich Conte.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 01:57 PM EST
A three-bill package sponsored by five Assembly Democratic lawmakers to make it easier for consumers and businesses to pay utility bills and to help businesses save on energy costs was released Monday by an Assembly committee.
The three bills are sponsored by Assembly members Upendra Chivukula, Dr. Joan M. Voss, Ruben J. Ramos Jr., Gordon Johnson and Albert Coutinho.
By Paramus Post Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 08:42 AM EST
The Garden Club of New Jersey proudly invites you to attend "The Finest View", a Standard Flower Show, February 18 through February 21, 2010 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. The show opens Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 PM and remains open until 9:00 PM. On February 19 through February 21 the show will be open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 03:28 AM EST
Teaneck Retirees Walk Their Way to Fitness, Outside and In, as They Exercise and Socialize
For a hearty troupe of residents at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, living next door to the Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a major bonus of the lifestyle at this elegant full-service rental retirement community. The group comprises avid walkers who are continuing what they've always done to stay fit, in beautiful surroundings that include 46 acres of woodlands, in Teaneck, N.J., right outside Heritage Pointe’s door.
By Paramus Post Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 07:56 PM EST
Window Fashions Leader Also in Top 10 in Housewares/Tools Category
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2010 – Hunter Douglas, the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings – including the Duette® Architella® Collection, the only shades to qualify for the Federal Energy Tax Credit without add-on insulation systems – has once again been highlighted as a top performer in the American marketplace for sales revenue. For the fourth consecutive year, the company has made the ranks of the “The Top 100: The Consumer Goods Registry,” a prestigious listing of the highest performing consumer goods companies across the nation.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 04:39 PM EST
The Paramus Police Department Detective Division is investigating two commercial burglaries that occurred between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2010. The first burglary took place at Lens Crafters, 322 E. Route 4 East, Paramus. Unknown persons cut an exterior cable, disabling power to Lens Crafters. A rear steel fire door of the building was then compromised allowing access to the interior of the store.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 04:25 PM EST
Lisbon-based Medical Clinic Expands and Renegotiates Leases Totaling nearly 16,000 SF
Malo Consulting NJ, LLC, the North American arm of Lisbon, Portugal-based medical group Malo Health Group, will be opening an imaging center and café to support the cutting-edge health practice it opened at the end of 2009 at 201 Route 17 North in Rutherford, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 04:19 PM EST
LaBelle is a world-class entertainer and humanitarian committed to issues ranging from foster care and adoption to diabetes
Thursday, March 4th- 8:00 PM - $124, $99, $59, $29
Patti LaBelle is known for a voice that practically defines the R&B genre. Long recognized for her gospel-flavored soul, she is now out on the road performing the hits that made her a legend. Soul sister and diva extraordinaire Patti LaBelle belts out classics hits like “Lady Marmalade,” “New Attitude” and “On My Own” that have made her one of the most beloved entertainers of our time.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 04:18 PM EST
With spring right around the corner and local residents beginning to think about their outdoor landscapes and gardens, the Montvale Public Library is holding two seminars led by professionals from Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 04:01 PM EST
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Paramus Health Officer, John
Hopper urges you to schedule an annual visit with your doctor. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in our country and responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year, yet it is also one of the most curable forms of the disease. Caught early and with proper treatment, most patients return to normal lives
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 03:57 PM EST
The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “Diabetic Guidelines and Patient Education” on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker Linda Cohen, RN, CDE, Manager and Clinical Specialist in Diabetes at the Molly Diabetes Center for Adults and Pediatrics, Hackensack University Medical Center.
For further information and directions, please contact the Paramus Board of Health’s Public Health Nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618, or the Diabetes Foundation at 201-444-0337. Light refreshments will be served.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 03:53 PM EST
The Teaneck Community Education Center brochure for Spring 2010 has been mailed to all Teaneck residents and others on the mailing list, and is available upon request to those who are interested in classes, workshops, trips, and special programs for all ages. Non –residents are welcome. Call the Center office at 201 / 833-5514 if you would like a copy, or if you have questions about something that is being offered this semester. Registration is being accepted, by mail, or in person at the Center office at One Merrison Street, Teaneck, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 03:42 PM EST
Architects' Group Honors Architectural Firm at Annual Design Conference
HDR CUH2A, a Princeton, NJ-based architectural firm, has won two Merit Awards in the "Unbuilt" category for national and international projects from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). They are the headquarters for the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 03:40 PM EST
African American Historian/Artist is Chair of Dept. of Photography & Imaging at NYU
In celebration of Black History Month, noted African American art historian and photographer Dr. Deborah Willis will visit Bergen Community College for a discussion with students and the public. Dr. Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, presents “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present,” the subject of her recent book and exhibition, on Thursday, February 18 at 12:20 p.m. in Pitkin Education Center, room S-138 at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (201) 612-5280.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 03:33 PM EST
Advanced healthcare IT solutions poised to help New Jersey provider realize incentives
In a drive to achieve clinical and financial excellence, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County, N.J., announced it will replace its existing clinical and financial systems with healthcare information technology (HIT) from McKesson. The HIT investment is part of a transformational initiative to better serve Englewood Hospital’s patient community while enabling the hospital to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).