By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:58 PM EDT
By Chris Cipriano – Cipriano Landscape Design
In today’s economy, every penny counts. With summer quickly flying by and the fall gardening season right around the corner, now is an excellent time for homeowners to evaluate the money spent on everyday gardening and landscaping. The fact is most do-it-yourself gardeners aren’t doing it right. With a little education, Bergen County homeowner’s save a large amount of money, energy and water in their own yards, not to mention making their residences more eco-friendly and sustainable.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:55 PM EDT
Mark Borst, president and founder of Borst Landscape and Design, a full-service landscaping firm in Allendale, gave an interactive presentation at the Franklin Lakes Public Library on organic lawn care and maintenance. Borst shared a colorful slide show that highlighted the importance of nurturing healthy soil as the first step in the move towards growing and maintaining an organic lawn. Attendees learned about the proactive approach to lawn care the company takes through its Borst Organic® division, which uses a private-label line of environmentally-sensitive products to feed turf, control pests and insects, and add vital nutrients to the soil.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:54 PM EDT
On Sunday, September 13, 2009, The Friendship Circle is holding its 3rd annual Friendship Walk, a 5K charity walk and community fair to raise awareness for local children with special needs. The event will take place in Votee Park in Teaneck (250 Colonial Court), with opening festivities beginning at 1 p.m. The walk starts at 1:30 p.m., and a Friendship Fair will follow, running from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:48 PM EDT
NETDA Annual Conference
Gov. Corzine Serves as Keynote Speaker Kicking Off Week-Long Event
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 164, a nationally recognized leader in identifying, developing and implementing innovative educational programs for electricians and telecommunications workers, recently hosted the 2009 National Electrical Training Directors Association (NETDA) Annual Conference for more than 100 training directors from across the country and Canada. Gov. Jon Corzine kicked-off the week-long event, which was held at the Sheraton Meadowlands and culminated with a tour of Local 164’s 40,000-square-foot Training Academy in Paramus, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:41 PM EDT
Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus will host their Tenth Annual Giant Flea and Craft Market on Sunday, October 4, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on its site at 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. The rain date is Sunday, October 11, 2009.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 03:36 PM EDT
Luxury Four-Bedroom Homes from the High $300,000s. Having sold out of its popular townhomes, award-winning homebuilder American Properties Realty has announced that its Single Family Classics are now open for sale at Heritage at Chesterfield, in Burlington County. Prospective buyers are urged to place their names on the VIP list for one of the 61 four-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath homes in this stunning community. With pricing starting in the high $300,0000s, these homes offer the best value in the area. The homes range in size from 2,600 to 3,654 square feet and include a full basement and a two-car garage, with optional finished basements.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:55 PM EDT
Viera at Hanover Township
— Morris County’s Most Discerning Active Adults Are Drawn to Luxury Enclave —
As the local housing market continues to improve, more and more active adults have been able to sell their homes in recent months in hopes of downsizing or moving into a more luxurious abode. Many of these individuals are selling their homes to take advantage of the chance to live at Viera at Hanover Township, Sterling Properties’ exclusive community of 40 townhomes for 55-and-better individuals. If fact, in just the past six weeks alone, six homes have been purchased at Viera.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:35 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to help preserve open space has been signed into law. “This is a smart investment in our future and one the voters supported,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “We’re combating sprawl, protecting our environment and water quality and preserving open space and creating parks that will be enjoyed in Bergen County for generations to come.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:12 PM EDT
Corea, Clarke & White
Chick Corea (keys), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (drums) of the jazz super-group Return to Forever revisit to the bergenPAC on September 29th. Don’t miss this powerful journey of three masters through an acoustic, electric, funky and rock fusion of jazz like no other. Three original members of Return to Forever have reunited as a trio, taking it back to the basics like the times before RTF. Three masters explore the range of their electro-acoustic alchemy - from straight-ahead swinging jazz to hard-hitting fusion.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:10 PM EDT
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce that it has recently completed a 1,500-square-foot long-term retail lease agreement at 1-11 Anderson Avenue in Fairview, New Jersey. NAI Hanson's John J. Schilp, Senior Vice President, represented both the tenant, Zac's Optical's L.L.C., and the landlord, 1-11 Anderson Ave., L.L.C., in this transaction.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:06 PM EDT
Bergen Community College Offers Students New Cutting-Edge Curricula with Weekend Option
Designed to prepare students for careers in two growing fields, Bergen Community College has unveiled new programs in medical informatics (the electronic management of medical data) and network security (developing safeguards for organizational technology). Both programs begin Thursday, September 3 – the start of Bergen’s fall semester. The network security option is Bergen’s first “Weekend Program” offering; selected courses meet on Friday evenings and Saturdays. To register, please call (201) 447-7195 or visit go.bergen.edu.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:04 PM EDT
Individuals who are looking to start their own company should learn the necessary tools to assess if their business will be a viable and profitable endeavor. The seminar, "The Start-Up with Q & A," presented by Bergen Community College's Small Business Development Center, will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack. Tickets are $20. Parking is free.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 02:00 PM EDT
The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has opened registration for the Jeffrey J. Siegel Golf Classic, to be held Sept. 21, 2009 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration and the opening of the driving range, followed by a barbecue lunch and the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m..
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:57 PM EDT
Sunday, August 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center will provide “care” to record numbers of teddy bears, dolls, and other toys when it hosts its Teddy Bear ER event on Sunday, August 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The free event is designed to provide youngsters with an educating, entertaining and non-threatening introduction to the hospital experience. Children are invited to bring their favorite toys to the Medical Center to be examined, sewn, bandaged, or braced in a “mock” Emergency Room complete with X-ray, operating and casting areas.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:55 PM EDT
Court Plaza, Hackensack, NJ
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, one of Northern New Jersey’s oldest and most respected owners of commercial, residential, retail, industrial and mixed-use real estate, today announced that it has selected Josh Krantz, president of National Property Associates, Inc. as the exclusive leasing agent for Court Plaza, Bergen County’s premier Class A office complex situated in the heart of downtown Hackensack.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:52 PM EDT
- CBRE Successfully Negotiates Record Price for Paterson Property -
CB Richard Ellis' Private Client Group, a division of New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced today that it has recently completed a $2.825 million sale of a 20,000-square-foot mixed-use facility, which is located at 19-21 Park Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey and includes four retail units and 24 two-bedroom residential apartments. CB Richard Ellis' Charles Berger and Dean Marchi represented the seller in this transaction and procured the buyer.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:49 PM EDT
-Unique Packaged Sale Opportunity Available for Automobile Dealership and Half-Acre Lot in Essex County-
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, announced today that it has been appointed the exclusive sales agent for two retail properties, which total 18,070 square feet and are located at 1707-1721 and 1734-1744 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, New Jersey. NAI Hanson's Tom Ryan, senior vice president, along with Greg Reid and Rob Borny, both sales associates, will be marketing this former car dealership and half-acre adjoining lot on behalf of the owner, Horner Holdings LLC
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:46 PM EDT
Art, History and Politics to be Discussed This September
To promote lifelong learning for residents and guests, Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, will host an array of educational programs throughout September. Members of the surrounding community are invited to attend these events, which are free unless otherwise noted.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:43 PM EDT
Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run
Benefits new Emergency Care Center
Sunday, September 13
Post-Run Party 12 Noon
23 Hardenburgh Avenue, Haworth, NJ
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 10, 2009, 01:40 PM EDT
- Schultz Completes Five Significant Lease Transactions Totaling Approximately 144,000 SF -
The Schultz Organization, a commercial real estate brokerage firm servicing many local, regional and national tenants and property owners, continues to close significant transactions in the northern New Jersey marketplace. Recently, the firm completed five transactions totaling approximately 144,000 square feet.