By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 05:21 PM EST
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald and Assemblywomen Joan Voss, Mila M. Jasey, Connie Wagner, Pamela Lampitt and Bonnie Watson Coleman to create a loan forgiveness program for students who pursue fields with labor shortages was approved 44-29-3 Thursday by the Assembly.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 05:18 PM EST
New report finds effects of the recession contributed to historically low rate of increase, but health spending share of GDP increased
Health care spending in the United States grew 4.0 percent in 2009, to $2.5 trillion, or $8,086 per person, the slowest rate of growth in the 50-year history of the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), due in great part to the economic recession. The report, prepared annually by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary, summarizes recent trends in health spending based on the most current data sources.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 04:08 PM EST
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Our authors are the most knowledgeable ‘go to’ experts on a variety of subjects including everything from parenting to diabetes, whole grains to medicinal herbs, and they can even tell you how to manage Crohn’s and Colitis and plan nutritious vegan or vegetarian meals. Several of our books have won prominent awards including the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, the International Association of Culinary Professional Award, and the Cordon D’Or Culinary International Academy Award.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 04:06 PM EST
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Connie Wagner and Joan Voss to allow ads on school buses to help schools boost revenue was signed into law on Thursday. The measure (A-1637) will allow school districts to sell advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 04:04 PM EST
On January 4, 2011, the bill (H.R. 5133) to honor two fallen New Jersey war heroes, introduced by Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), was signed into law by President Obama. This law renames the post office in Carlstadt, NJ in honor of the memory of Army Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Marine Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz, both of whom were residents of Carlstadt and died in the Iraq war.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 04:02 PM EST
- Real Estate Forum, a nationally recognized commercial real estate trade publication, names CBRE #1 in New Jersey, continuing the Firm's legacy of top rankings in the State -
CB Richard Ellis, New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that it has recently been ranked as New Jersey's number one performing commercial real estate brokerage firm based on independent evaluation by Real Estate Forum Magazine. This recognition adds to the Firm's 2010 top rankings by other independent sources including, NJ BIZ Magazine.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:59 PM EST
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 EVENTS
Date: Jan. 5th & 19th at 7:00 pm
Event: Join us with your knitting, crocheting or other handwork for our “Knit-In.”
Date: Wed. Jan. 12th & 26th at 7:00 pm
Event: “NOOK Nights” - get to know your NOOKColor, Barnes & Noble’s e-reader. Sign up with a bookseller. 201-445-4589.
Date: Wed. Jan. 19th at 7:30
Event: Discussion and signing with author Dr. Yvonne Thornton and her book, Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:52 PM EST
By: Everett M. Lo
Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
There are a number of reasons you may need written verification of your Social Security benefit amount. You may need to provide it to an energy assistance program or for subsidized housing. Perhaps you’re ready to make a major purchase and you’re trying to get a loan from a bank or financial institution. Or maybe you’re applying for state benefits or moving into a new apartment or home.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:50 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from January 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, let us fill you in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insurance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money; here are the facts.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:33 PM EST
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized Bergen Community College for its commitment to community engagement. Bergen was one of just 12 community colleges nationwide to garner the classification. The Carnegie Foundation selected only 115 colleges and universities for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification. Bergen, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey were the only colleges selected from the Garden State.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:31 PM EST
Mercury Aura Pro MBA Delivers up to 275MB/s data rates for up to 41X Faster Performance than Factory Hard Drive, over 3X Faster Performance than Factory SSD, and up to 20% Faster Speed than 2010 MacBook Air Factory SSD
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its new Mercury Aura™ Pro MBA Solid State Drive (SSD) line, the first high performance SandForce® processor based SSD available for all 2008-2009 Apple MacBook Air models.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:27 PM EST
Students are Participating in Internship Program through the Washington Center
Thanks to the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, eight Bergen Community College students are “Inside Washington” gaining valuable experience in learning the inner workings of the nation’s capital, while spreading their message of what it means to be a community college student in the United States.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:24 PM EST
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
(Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday on a recommendation by Gov. Chris Christie’s higher education task force that the state not cap tuition and fee increases at public colleges and universities: "No one can argue that New Jersey has done enough to support higher education, as evidenced by Gov. Christie’s 8 percent cut in higher education funding in his first budget.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:20 PM EST
After thousands of families witnessed history in Newark last week, Game-changing 4-pointer to make its mark in Madison Square Garden, IZOD Center, and Nassau Coliseum. The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations to the game of basketball than any other team in history, have implemented the first-ever 4-point shot as part of all of its games on the team’s 2011 “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the team’s 85th season of touring.
Full schedule of six NYC-area games:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:15 PM EST
Save with Special Discounts for ArtRage for iPad During CES - Only $1.99 from Jan 6-9
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Live Portrait Demo with Finger-Painting Artist at Showstoppers CES
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By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 03:11 PM EST
Children’s Aid and Family Services’ eighth annual gala is to be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Guests will enjoy a buffet, open bar, silent and live auctions and be treated to a performance by Caledon, the world-renowned Scottish tenors. Ridgewood residents Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben and Doris Hansmann will be honored
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 11:41 AM EST
Whole Foods Market in Paramus N.J. will be hosting many Family oriented events and classes that are geared for any age. Kids’ cooking classes, a New Year’s resolutions cooking series and a store tasting highlighting healthy eating for the family.
WHERE: Whole Foods Market Paramus at the Bergen Town Center on Route 4 East in Paramus NJ
WHEN: ALL JANUARY DATES BELOW
This is My Time to… Sampling Series FREE
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 11:38 AM EST
This week, Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ) named Tom O’Donnell as his new Chief of Staff to oversee Rep. Rothman’s New Jersey and Washington, DC offices. Tom comes to the office of Rep. Rothman after serving in the same position for former Representative Phil Hare (D-IL) and Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ).
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 11:33 AM EST
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce that it has been awarded the full-time ambulance contract for the Borough of Leonia. The contract commenced on January 1, 2011, and enables the Medical Center to provide weekly overnight and weekend ambulance service to borough residents in addition to daytime ambulance service, a separate contract that was awarded to Englewood Hospital in September. Both contracts are up for renewal next fall.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 07 2011 @ 11:23 AM EST
Rental Apartments at The Atrium Give Caregivers and Older Adults Peace of Mind During Cold Weather Months
Area adults who are caring for elderly parents, caregivers who will be away, or seniors who need emergency respite care services this winter need look no further than The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. The Short-Term Stay Program at the senior residence offers aging parents, grandparents and spouses a safe place to stay when the need arises. This could be because of a weather-related emergency or because a caregiver must be away.