By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 03:11 PM EDT
Panel Will Also Consider Bill to Tighten Airport Security Following January Breach at Newark
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Chairman Fred Scalera on Monday announced the panel on Thursday will meet with New Jersey’s homeland security director to discuss state readiness following the recent Times Square bombing attempt.“Those in the homeland security business know we can never rest easy, but the recent Times Square bombing attempt hopefully serves as a reminder to everyone that we must always be prepared the best we can to protect the public safety,” said Scalera (D-Essex/Passaic/Bergen). “I hope the hearing sheds some light onto our preparedness and what, if any, improvements need to be made.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 03:09 PM EDT
- Both DeMagistris and Vetter rewarded for exceptional performance in 2009 -
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey DeMagistris and Thomas Vetter from associate vice president to vice president. “Despite the instability of today’s real estate market, both Jeff and Tom had an exceptional year in 2009, completing almost one half million square feet of transactions valued at $25,000,000,” stated NAI Hanson President William Hanson, SIOR. “Their tireless work ethic and diligent manner has enabled them to positively contribute to this company during these tough economic times. As such, they are both a key part of our success at Hanson, and I am thrilled to promote them to this prominent role.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 03:07 PM EDT
Baxter, Caplan, Cohen and Latham
Jones Lang LaSalle has announced that leading industry veterans Richard Baxter, Jon Caplan, Ron Cohen and Scott Latham will join the firm to lead its New York City Capital Markets business.
The foursome of Baxter, Caplan, Cohen and Latham are recognized as one of the most successful and highly regarded capital markets teams in the New York City real estate community.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:50 PM EDT
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center invites Bergen County residents to learn ways to get healthy and stay healthy during the Free Community Health Fair on May 20, 2010 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Free health screenings for blood pressure, depression, lung volume, posture evaluation and grip strength tests will be available. Representatives from the hospital’s Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic will be on hand to answer questions about the hospital’s 21 ambulatory clinical specialty services. Information regarding healthcare coverage options for uninsured or underinsured New Jersey residents will be available.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:46 PM EDT
True ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ Would Eliminate Brutal Cuts to Elderly New Jerseyans
Top New Jersey Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to eliminate Gov. Chris Christie’s proposals to hit senior and disabled citizens with increased prescription drug fees and slash their property tax relief.
The Democratic plan to protect New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents calls for restoring a one-year income tax surcharge on the 16,000 New Jerseyans with taxable incomes of at least $1 million. The millionaire’s tax would raise $637 million and eliminate Christie’s plans to force senior citizens to pay more for prescription drugs while slashing their property tax relief.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:44 PM EDT
Halsey Corporate Center
Jones Lang LaSalle announced today the successful completion of a lease extension at Halsey Corporate Center. The strategically located three-story office building is located on Halsey Road in Parsippany, N.J., offering immediate access to numerous major thoroughfares and daily conveniences. The lease is an extension of General Chemical Corporation's former lease at the property.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:41 PM EDT
In another key step to further states’ role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that New Jersey’s Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). New Jersey will receive approximately $4.93 million in federal matching funds
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:20 PM EDT
Graves Is First Architect To Be Inducted
Architect Michael Graves, FAIA, was recently inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) at a star-studded induction ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. He was the first architect to be inducted. Graves was introduced by his friends, the Emmy-award winning television actress and former model Candice Bergen and the writer and humorist Fran Lebowitz, who is known for her ascerbic wit. They delivered a hilarious tribute to the Princeton-based architect, who is considered one of the most accomplished architects and designers of our time.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:11 PM EDT
The Avenue at South Orange
Prospective homebuyers that missed out on the federal government's recently expired Homebuyer Tax Credit still have a chance to reap huge savings. For a limited time, Sterling Properties will pick up where the government left off, offering homebuyers the opportunity to save $9,000 if they are in contract to purchase a home by June 30, 2010. Buyers can apply the $9,000 towards the purchase price of an already built, brand new Sterling Properties home or one of the homebuilder's to-be-built homes. Combined with the incredible prices Sterling Properties is currently offering at all of its extraordinary communities, the Sterling Stimulus Package creates a historic opportunity for buyers.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 10:39 AM EDT
If one likes the macabre, the occult and the mystery, they will be satisfied with The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. The book has a pace to it that leaves the reader trying to catch up. Going from present to past and vice versa, Davidson weaves a tale of mystery dating back centuries and to different countries. The book requires attention to detail in order to piece together the various avenues that the story touches.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 08:56 AM EDT
After reading several pages, I just knew this would be a great book. Not that I agree with everything written, but the author talks common sense and offers simple but picturesque food offerings. In addition, she manages to give sidebars on the history of the item plus hints about preparation. For those with limited space or, for that matter, limited cooking, she offers the minimal amount of utensils, spices and supplies. The ideal book for an aspiring home chef.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 08:17 AM EDT
Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and members of the Senate and Assembly Democratic leadership will hold a State House news conference at 11:30 a.m. today for a major announcement on the proposed state budget.
The news conference be at 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, May 10) in Room 103 across from the Senate chamber in the State House, West State Street, Trenton.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:17 AM EDT
Conference Addresses the Importance of Tourism, Recent Economic Impact Study Results and Future Outlook of Tourism for the Destination
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Tourism Week with YouTube Video Series, Photo Contest and Other Initiatives
Santa Monica kicked off National Tourism Week by hosting the Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Summit on May 7, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The conference unveiled the economic impact of tourism and the economic outlook for the city as it relates to travel and tourism. Among the key speakers were Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission, Lauren Schlau, principal of Lauren Schlau Consulting and Jeffry Lugosi, MAI, senior vice president at PKF Consulting.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:09 AM EDT
Flowers are big business. The U.S. floral market is a $20 billion-a-year industry, yet the vast majority of the 4 billion flower stems sold here every year come from Latin America. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have been exporting flowers to us duty-free since the 1980s. As part of the "War on Drugs," import taxes on South American flowers were eliminated to give farmers a profitable crop to replace cocaine.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:55 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:23 PM EDT
Ed and I attended last week’s meeting of the Paramus Mayor and Council. I read the below statement during the public session. We once again would like to remind everybody that the first public hearing pertaining to “Enchantment at Paramus” will take place on Thursday, June 10th. This Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held inside the council chambers at 7:30PM. The property owner/developer is expected to introduce at least four witnesses who are expected to testify. A second date has already been scheduled (Thursday, June 24th), and additional dates may be scheduled in the future. We are requesting that people show up in force to voice their opposition to this amended application. Please continue to spread the word and tell your family members, neighbors, friends, coworkers, etc. to attend. Although it is unknown at what point, or if, we will be able to speak, we have heard that we will be able to ask those that testify questions. There should be a point where the public can comment.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:20 PM EDT
By John Driscoll Jr.
In the book ‘Thinking in Pictures My Life with Autism” the author Temple Grandin who is a world renowned scientist, takes us on her tour of life. You see Temple as a women who sees life through the eyes of a scientist and a women living with Autism. I say living with Autism because people with Autism are truly never cured they just manage to deal with their Autism. In the Autism community. Temple Grandin is the equivalent of how basketball fans view Michael Jordan, she is our hero. Temple brought Autism out of the institutions and showed mainstream world that people with Autism can live and function in the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
I hope this email finds you all happy, healthy & getting ready for the weekend! This is just a reminder that our Fashion Show is coming up very quickly and we'd love for you to join us!
Date: Saturday May 15th
Location: Glenpointe Marriott
Ticket Price: $100
Fashions by Nordstrom Garden State Plaza
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:13 PM EDT
At the Bergen Community College Foundation’s 12th annual Golf Classic, local golfers will go for the green. Their drives, chips and putts will give Bergen students a chance to go for the “green” too – in the form of future scholarships awarded by the Foundation. The event, Monday, June 14 at Upper Montclair County Club in Clifton, supports student scholarships such as the $161,000 that will be given to 153 students at the Foundation’s annual scholarship ceremony in May.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:09 PM EDT
Consistently top-rated cardiac surgery program provides best chance for heart bypass survival; among fastest for recovery and discharge
According to the latest New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Cardiac Surgery Report, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com or www.bestheartdocs.com) had no coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery mortalities – a perfect record for heart bypass surgery – during the year for which the data was collected (2007). The report (released on May 4, 2010) provides data and information regarding open heart surgery at 18 hospitals in New Jersey. This is the fourth consecutive cardiac surgery report in which Englewood Hospital achieved 0% mortality—a perfect record.