By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 04:37 PM EDT
Legislation Would Allow Districts to Sell Advertising on School Buses
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Connie Wagner and Joan Voss to allow ads on school buses to help schools boost revenue was approved Thursday by the Assembly. The bill (A-1637), which passed by a vote of 75 to 0, would allow school districts to sell advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 04:34 PM EDT
Sen. Paul A. Sarlo and Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald on Friday said the Joint Budget Oversight Committee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to borrow transportation funding without voter approval. The meeting comes after the governor’s Friday decision to suspend state-funded transportation construction projects effective Monday.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:27 PM EDT
Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement Thursday, in the wake of the apparent suicide death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi over footage of an intimate encounter between him and another male student that was secretly recorded and broadcast over the Internet by his roommate:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:25 PM EDT
More than one-third of American children entering kindergarten today are lacking the basic language skills needed to learn to read. However, there is a unique partnership working to change that rate in Trenton and the central New Jersey area. Children’s Futures, a Trenton-based nonprofit focused on achieving positive outcomes for children and their families, collaborates with Reach Out and Read New Jersey to provide more than 10,000 books annually to children in Trenton as part of well visits with their pediatrician. Reach Out and Read works with 70 health centers and private pediatric practices throughout New Jersey to integrate their evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups. Representing the largest concentration of program locations, Trenton is home to 11 Reach Out and Read sites.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:18 PM EDT
Michael Hirsch and Debbie Bennett
Limited Inventory Remaining at Chic Jersey City Condominium
Michael Hirsch and Debbie Bennett, who once lived in a spacious loft in midtown Manhattan, never thought they would again find a home with the same expansive sense of space that they had loved about that residence -- until they discovered CANCOlofts. The couple became one of the first buyers at the chic industrial-to-residential conversion of the landmark American Can Co. building at 50 Dey St. in Jersey City, moving into a "one-bedroom plus" loft at the beginning of 2009. They couldn't be happier with their choice.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:37 PM EDT
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE will celebrate the life and music of his father--the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The limited engagement of concert dates--timed to take place just after the 30th anniversary of his Dad’s passing on September 25th, 1980--will launch in North America October 8 in British Columbia. JBLZE will kick off in the U.S. October 19th and will be at bergenPAC on Thursday November 4, 2010.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:21 PM EDT
Performs LIVE at Englewood’s bergenPAC
Saturday November 6th 4:00 PM
Children and adults alike will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to share in the adventures of CSI: LIVE!, the latest Mad Science® production at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:10 PM EDT
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo on Thursday announced his support for legislation that would enable New Jersey residents to place wagers on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet. Caputo said the bill - S-490 sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) and A-2570 sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem) – needs to be part of any plan to reform New Jersey’s gaming industry, along with bringing video lottery terminals to the Meadowlands Racetrack.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:07 PM EDT
Attention all wine enthusiasts and epicures! Children’s Aid and Family Services’ annual Wine and Food Tasting Evening is Friday, November 12, 2010 at The Women’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Presented by TD Bank, food is being provided by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Panera Bread, The Shannon Rose and wines by Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World of Ho-Ho-Kus. The evening also includes a silent auction featuring vacation packages, a baseball autographed by NY Yankee great Whitey Ford, Kate Spade handbags, a golf-themed wine basket and gift certificates for personal training sessions
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:05 PM EDT
A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, a new Robert Half Management Resources survey suggests. One-third (33 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said that, other than technical or functional expertise, integrity is what they look for most when grooming future leaders. Interpersonal and communication skills also ranked high, cited by 28 percent of respondents.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:03 PM EDT
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, in partnership with ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer, offered free, confidential prostate cancer screenings recently to over 150 men from the community. The exams took place aboard a mobile prostate cancer testing vehicle.
Prostate cancer strikes one in six Americans and is responsible for more deaths among men than any other cancer except skin cancer. Experts advise that early detection is the best protection against prostate cancer.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:00 PM EDT
Schools For Preparing Future Boatbuilders, Repairers, Marine Technicians
For anyone who has thought about a career in the marine trades — as a boatbuilder, designer or marine technician — there’s a world of top-notch one- and two-year technical programs available. To help examine the possibilities of a career working in and around recreational boats, BoatUS has added a new list of marine trade schools, community colleges and accredited certification programs to the Guide to Marine Education Programs at www.BoatUS.com/colleges
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 09:48 AM EDT
Hit the Hottest Venue in Town for Free Live Music and Cool Cocktails
Symmetry LIVE, a free bi-monthly concert series offered in the comfort of the Living Room lounge at W Hoboken, has quickly become a favorite for music fans looking to enjoy some tunes in the swankiest spot in town. Offering the tri-state area’s favorite bands, W Hoboken has officially joined the famous line-up of top notch music venues Hoboken is known for.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:00 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 30 2010 @ 09:56 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 02:12 PM EDT
Public Debates Feature Congressional, County Executive, Sheriff and Freeholder Candidates
Bergen Community College and the League of Women Voters of Bergen County will host five public candidate forum debates featuring the individuals seeking terms in the House of Representatives and as Bergen County Executive, Sheriff and Freeholders. All debates will take place in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center, Technology Education Center room 128, at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. League of Women Voters representatives will moderate the forums, which are free and open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 02:07 PM EDT
Thursday, September 30, 5 p.m., Moses Family Meeting & Training Center (TEC 128)
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) invites public comment on Bergen Community College’s nursing program, Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting & Training Center, Technology Education Center room 128 at the College’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. For more information please call Joan Murko, director of the nursing program at (201) 447-7181.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 11:38 AM EDT
On Tuesday, November 9th, Alpine Learning Group will be holding its annual “Special Evening at SLATE” event in New York City. SLATE is a nightclub located at 54 W. 21st Street that boasts a funky atmosphere and an entire floor of billiards, foosball and ping pong tables. Guests will enjoy lots of great food, an open bar, music, silent and live auctions as well as access to all of the game tables.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 11:32 AM EDT
Help for Small Businesses and Boosting Fight Against Drugs Also on Agenda
The Assembly on Thursday will vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of legislation to create jobs and boost the economy through a state homebuyer’s tax credit and consider legislation to reform property taxes, permit advertising on school buses to generate money for schools, boost small businesses and provide more tools to combat drug offenders.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 11:27 AM EDT
Newark – On Thursday, September 30, HHS Principal Deputy Administrator for The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn B. Tavenner will join students of UMDNJ and NJ community members in recognizing the six month anniversary of the passage of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act. The event will highlight several new consumer protections have begun to take effect. The new protections include: