By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, January 25, 2010, 07:27 AM EST
According to the National Research Council (NRC), we Americans dump between 8 million to 12 million tons of salt on our roads per year. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York report the highest level of salt use, with New York weighing in at 500,000 tons per year. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) requires a road-salt application rate of 225 pounds per lane-mile for light snow and 270 pounds per lane-mile for each application during rapidly accumulating snow.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, January 24, 2010, 07:39 PM EST
Pattie Goloskie, a food vendor from Fort Lauderdale, accompanied a US delegation to address the National Directors of Pastoral Care of Circus and Carnival People at the Vatican. The two day conference was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.
By Paramus Post Sunday, January 24, 2010, 02:55 PM EST
Local Rotarians establish The Haiti Disaster Relief Fund to continue disaster relief efforts
Rotary's Haiti Relief Effort
(Northern New Jersey) Rotary District 7490 has a unique opportunity to assist the relief efforts in Haiti. The District has a long-standing involvement in Haiti, with strong relationships with various organizations and sponsorship of ongoing projects in Haiti.
According to District 7490’s District Governor, Suraj Bhatia, several Rotarians from District 7490 were working on a Rotary project near the city of Les Cayes, Haiti, when the earthquake hit. Les Cayes, the third largest city in Haiti is about 100 miles from Port-au-Prince.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 23, 2010, 05:18 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 23, 2010, 04:30 PM EST
By Tovin Lapan Saturday, January 23, 2010, 09:05 AM EST
The first 10 years of the millennium have been a boon for the restaurant industry. More celebrity chefs are household names than ever before. The Food Network and shows like "Top Chef" and "Hell's Kitchen" have increased the public's culinary vocabulary.
San Diego saw an exponential growth of dining options and an expansion of the region's palate, as new ingredients and styles were steadily introduced.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 04:42 PM EST
Sweetwater Construction Corp, one of New Jersey's most prominent construction management and general contracting companies, has announced that Bettyjane Watkins of Tabernacle, N.J., has joined the company as director of business development.
As director of business development, Ms. Watkins will foster the growth of Sweetwater Construction -- cultivating relationships with new clients in all markets as well as maintaining and nurturing existing relationships.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 02:48 PM EST
Chef Vincent Timony
The Allendale Community for Mature Living, a campus of care including The Atrium Independent Living, Carlton Court Assisted Living and the Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Timony, a resident of Haledon, as Executive Chef and Dietary Director.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 02:45 PM EST
Space Odyssey USA, located in Englewood, sponsored a lavish reception celebrating the inauguration of Frank Huttle III as the new Mayor of Englewood, NJ on January 5, 2010.
The event was proudly sponsored by Space Odyssey USA owners Elvira and Jim Grau, who together with many of Englewood's residents and business owners celebrated the confirmation of the mayor.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 02:40 PM EST
As they flip and fly their way across the United States, the Golden Dragon Acrobats of China will visit Bergen Community College for two shows on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets for both shows are $22 for adults and $20 for students, children (17 and under) and seniors (65 and over) and will take place in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre located at 400 Paramus Road, Paramus.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 06:05 PM EST
Dr. Yossi Chajes
Dr. Yossi Chajes Musician/Scholar-in-Residence
International scholar, teacher, Jewish folk musician, and author, Dr. Yossi Chajes is Musician/Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Sinai of Bergen County in Tenafly for the weekend of January 29-31. In his teaching Dr. Chajes takes a broad look at the place of magic in Judaism from ancient to modern times. He examines the phenomena of dybbuk (spirit) possession and exorcism and explores the relationship between magic and modernity in Jewish culture.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 06:02 PM EST
Retirement Community Partners with Noah’s Ark Restaurant to Provide Meals to Residents who Follow Kosher Dietary Laws
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, an elegant full-service rental retirement community, has expanded its gourmet dining options with kosher meals for residents who follow kosher dietary laws. The meals are being provided by Noah’s Ark, a well-respected kosher restaurant and catering establishment also located in Teaneck.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 06:00 PM EST
The Hot Club of San Francisco
Spend an evening in Paris without ever leaving Bergen County. The Hot Club of San Francisco, an ensemble of jazz musicians, will transform Bergen Community College’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre into a swinging club from the 1930s when they perform on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $24 for students, children and seniors (65 and over).
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 05:55 AM EST
You've spent weeks cleaning out your closet and getting ready for a new year free of fashion clutter. So, now what? What do you do with all those bags of clothes? Do you donate them to the local Goodwill? Give them to friends and family? Or take them to a consignment shop? Or sell them on eBay?
Here are a few tips to help you recycle your wardrobe extras:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 03:35 PM EST
More relief goods, staff arrive, but challenges remain
Children separated from parents a key concern
Agency reports “race against clock” to save lives in Haiti
World Vision relief workers, in a race against time to save lives in Haiti, got a boost as relief goods began arriving in Haiti’s quake-ravaged capital city yesterday. Meanwhile, World Vision staff concern for Haiti’s children continues to grow as they find more and more children separated from their parents.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 02:56 PM EST
- Leading New Jersey firm joins one of the largest commercial real estate providers in the country now known as Cassidy Turley -
Colliers Houston & Co. of New Jersey has signed an agreement to merge their company into a new company comprised of seven other large commercial real estate providers. As announced on January 11, 2010, Colliers Houston will join Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, Colliers Pinkard, Colliers ABR, BT Commercial in Northern California, BRE Commercial in Southern California and BRE Commercial in Arizona in rebranding as Cassidy Turley.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 01:19 PM EST
Giving up a six-figure corporate job to work in the non-profit world made perfect sense to Lyn Feola Rumage. And though she was never in foster care, she knew enough about loss to want to work harder than she ever had before for Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus. “It sucks to be an orphan at any age, under any circumstances,” says Rumage, whose father died when she was in grade school and who, as a young adult, lost her brother and then her mother 18 months apart. There were other losses as well – four uncles and two aunts, a schoolmate to suicide, a friend to Huntington’s disease, and numerous others.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 01:16 PM EST
FirstService Williams, which has served the commercial real estate needs of its clients for nearly 90 years, has announced that it will become part of the “new” Colliers International, the world’s third largest commercial real estate services firm, with 15,000 employees and 480 offices in 61 countries. Last week, Colliers International and FirstService Real Estate Advisors announced plans to combine their operations and global real estate platforms, creating the new global powerhouse.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 01:12 PM EST
Dr. Jennifer Ashton
CBS-TV Medical News Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton who practices in Englewood New Jersey departed this morning to Haiti along with nurses Babette Ammerman of River Vale and Cathy Goldfisher of Englewood. The mission for the healthcare professionals is to provide medical care with several organizations to the Earthquake victims of Haiti. Ashton will be broadcasting live from Haiti on CBS throughout the week.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 18, 2010, 01:01 PM EST
Sponsored by the Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center
A free Eldercare/Senior Information Fair providing pertinent information for seniors and their friends, family or caregivers will be held at Bergen Regional Medical Center on January 27, 2010. Those in attendance will be able to receive information on: