By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 02:01 PM EST
For Elisabete Miranda, the president of Translation Plus Inc., the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Bergen Community College provided an invaluable source of expertise for growing her business. Ms. Miranda, a graduate of Bergen Community College in Paramus, accepted an NJSBDC 2010 Success Award today at the organization’s Small Business Growth Success Awards luncheon at the Forsgate County Club in Monroe Township. The award follows recent recognition from the national accounting firm of Ernst & Young, which named her one of its 2010 Entrepreneurial Winning Women. She was one of 13 small business owners and small businesses honored by the 11 NJSBDCs throughout the state.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 02:00 PM EST
The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “The Emotional Side of Diabetes” on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker is Dr. Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulis, EdD, APRN-BC, CDE, BC-ADM and the moderator will be Janet Longo, RN, RD, CDE of the Hackensack University Medical Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 01:56 PM EST
Coutinho, Quigley, Wagner, Watson Coleman Measure Would Streamline Approval Process for Smart Growth Developments
The Assembly Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a measure sponsored by Assembly members Albert Coutinho, Joan Quigley, Connie Wagner, and Bonnie Watson Coleman to streamline the development approval process to encourage Smart Growth and remove many of the burdens that often prevent developers from investing in New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 01:50 PM EST
Carol Somerville, Pam Caine, Cory Cowan, Harriett Nachum, Margo Tucker, Lynne Stewart, and Talia Leschner
On Tuesday, December 7th, the Sisterhood of Temple Sinai of Bergen County in Tenafly prepared and served a hot, nutritious dinner to over 150 people, who would have otherwise gone without, at the River Street Walk-In Dinner Programin Hackensack. Many of the Bergen County residents served extended their appreciation by commenting on the delicious and abundant food, and noticing the efforts made to make the evening warm and special. Snce 1991, every day of the year, a different congregation or organization provides, prepares and serves dinner through the Walk-In Dinner Program.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 01:44 PM EST
Bergen Community College and Kean University today entered into a dual-enrollment partnership to offers Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree (BSN) completion program that will enable nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree at Bergen. The agreement, signed by Bergen President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan and Kean President Dr. Dawood Farahi at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst, will mean that nursing students starting at Bergen next semester will be able to take courses toward a BSN from Kean while completing their Associate in Applied Science Degree at Bergen.
By Connie Schultz Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 07:03 AM EST
Whenever we talk about helping those in need, there's a tendency to set up a false dichotomy of us versus them. Keeps the road between us long and the weeds tall so that we can tell ourselves they were never us and we could never become them.
My message today is brief:
By Shawn Dell Joyce Friday, December 17 2010 @ 12:32 PM EST
Before you head out into the woods with your ax, in search of the perfect Christmas tree, consider a greener alternative.
The greenest tree is a potted Douglas fir from a local nursery that you can plant outdoors in warm weather. Your little fir tree will clean your indoor air during the holidays and clean carbon out of the atmosphere year round when you transplant it. If you bought a live tree every year, and planted it in spring, you could offset your family's carbon footprint in 20 years and create a green holiday tradition.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:37 PM EST
The winter storm that produced the deadly icy conditions across the South on Wednesday will continue to create treacherous travel from the Ohio Valley to the central East Coast today. An icy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue to plague the area from Evansville, Ind., to Charlotte, N.C., and Norfolk, Va. This zone also dips slightly into northern South Carolina.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:34 PM EST
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Wayne P. DeAngelo, Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., and Connie Wagner to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills and quarries was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel. The bill (A-3139) would permit development of solar or photovoltaic energy facilities or structures on any closed landfill or quarry, or an existing or closed resource extraction operation, including those located within the Pinelands area.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:31 PM EST
Christie & DeCroce Out of Touch with Reality Facing Working Class NJ
Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo and Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald on Thursday said they were astounded to see Gov. Chris Christie essentially declaring “Mission Accomplished” with New Jersey unemployment still hovering at 9.2 percent.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Christie crowed about policies that have left the state with 9.2 percent unemployment.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:14 PM EST
Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver has announced the appointment of Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to the post of Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly.
“Since being elected to the Assembly, Connie Wagner has demonstrated a tremendous commitment both to her constituents and the people of New Jersey as a whole,” said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). “She will, no doubt, do a fine job serving in this leadership capacity.”
“I am honored by the confidence the Speaker has shown in me,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “I look forward to serving as part of the leadership team that is focused on creating jobs and growing our economy out of this recession.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:10 PM EST
#3 in New Jersey for Cardiac Care
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) has been recognized once again for its delivery of outstanding medical care, earning both state and national recognition in the CareChex® 2011 release of America’s Top Quality Hospitals. The Medical Center achieved a top 10% in the nation designation for patient safety in stroke care and is ranked #3 in the state of New Jersey for medical excellence in cardiac care.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 04:00 PM EST
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meetings will be held on Jan.3 and Jan.17 at 7:30 pm in room 103 at the Community Church of Glen Rock, 354 Rock Road in Glen Rock. Enter via the parking lot at Hamilton Avenue. The church is handicapped accessible. Business meetings and playing are held regularly on the first Monday of each month with an informal second meeting taking place on the third Monday.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 03:55 PM EST
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-December 14, 2010 – The 2nd Annual “Sending Our Love to Haiti” Benefit concert has been scheduled for Sunday January 30th at the Bergen PAC in Englewood NJ at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature an all-star cast form Broadway, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and the Lincoln Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 03:52 PM EST
Physicians and staff at The Heart and Vascular Institute at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) celebrated ten years of cardiac excellence and shared their vision for the future of cardiac health at a recent special celebration. When the Institute first opened its doors in 2000, it embarked on a mission to create a world-class cardiac program for patients.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 03:48 PM EST
New Luxury Development in Downtown Princeton Urges Buyers To Choose Prime Units Now
The Residences at Palmer Square, the new luxury development situated in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., announced today that it has welcomed its first residents to the stunning townhome and condominium community. "We are absolutely delighted to have our first residents move in, which has helped prospective buyers to see, first-hand, the dynamic lifestyle that is being created here," said Jay Goldberg, head of sales and marketing for The Residences at Palmer Square. "As the only new luxury development in Princeton's historic Palmer Square, The Residences at Palmer Square offers an unparalleled living experience."
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 16 2010 @ 03:37 PM EST
To those of you who made it to the first Kimmy Schwimmy show at the Riverside Mall, thank you!!
It was an amazing turnout and by all accounts, a huge success!
To those of you who couldn't make it, you have another chance to experience this amazing
show that your kids will absolutely love.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 06:35 PM EST
By Sophie Stone Tuesday, December 14 2010 @ 07:08 PM EST
Organized by Elder Ann Schlamp, Trinity Presbyterian Chuch in Paramus
donated more than 100 gifts of clothing, toys and other much needed items to Shelter Our Sister
Please view the video clip here
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 14 2010 @ 11:48 AM EST