By Shawn Dell Joyce Thursday, December 30 2010 @ 08:13 PM EST
Lucky for us, Santa is very kind, or we would have received a lump of coal in our stockings for being major contributors to climate change. Instead of giving us more stuff, I imagine Santa probably snuck into our houses and swapped out those incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescents. He's probably pretty peeved about the warming happening at the North Pole and that his flying reindeer may soon join all the other Arctic creatures on the endangered species list. Indeed, we Americans have been very, very naughty.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 29 2010 @ 03:44 PM EST
Local Officials Echo Assemblywoman’s Sentiments
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner today called on the Borough of Elmwood Park to waive or refund any fees paid for the rash of parking tickets issued yesterday to snowbound cars that were ticketed due to street-cleaning rules.
According to reports in the Record of Bergen, as many as 50 cars parked along Elmwood Terrace were hit with $50 tickets the day after the blizzard left many nearly snow covered and unable to get out.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 28 2010 @ 05:00 PM EST
Local Organization Offered Aid To 950 Families in 2009-2010
Project EZRAH, a non-profit organization which assists unemployed families in Teaneck, Englewood, Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Paramus and New Milford, presented awards and honors to those who have devoted time and resources to helping neighbors in need. The awards were presented at the Project EZRAH annual dinner reception recently at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ, drawing a crowd of over 800 community members and distinguished guests including Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Englewood).
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 28 2010 @ 04:56 PM EST
On Dec. 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, initially enacted in 2006, has been extended for 2010 and 2011. This provision allows individuals to make distributions from their IRA accounts directly to the Holy Name Health Care Foundation without recognizing the distribution as income.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 28 2010 @ 04:51 PM EST
Sometimes the best Christmas presents come a little early. For Judith Hugg, her biggest dream was signed, sealed, and delivered this Christmas season—a book deal with one of the largest book publishers in the nation.
To See the Sky sees beyond the difficulties of daily experience to the loving God who created us all and loves each one of us more than we can possibly grasp--and then learning to listen when “the heavens declare the glory of God.” The “seeing” is done with the heart and soul, not just the eyes. It is a story of growing up with a loving but mentally ill mother, an angry father who was trying to protect and learn to love his children, and the interventions, large and small, of God’s powerful kindness through His Word, through nature, and through experiences of hope, love and grace along the way.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 28 2010 @ 12:03 PM EST
The multi-talented saxophonist and multi-keyboardist Edgar Winter is fresh off his tour with Ringo Starr’s All Star Band. His hits include “Frankenstein,” “Free Ride,” and “We All Had a Real Good Time.” Legendary rock and blues guitarist Rick Derringer is known for his songs including “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo,” “Still Alive and Well,” “Hang On Sloopy,” and “Bad to the Bone.”
Saturday January 22– 8:00 PM
$79, $49, $39, $29
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 28 2010 @ 11:18 AM EST
States also cut red tape and simplified enrollment process
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today awarded $206 million to 15 states for making significant progress in enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid. This year’s bonuses are more than double the $75 million awarded to ten states last year.
By Press Release Monday, December 27 2010 @ 04:44 PM EST
Holiday Giving Tree
The holiday Giving Tree was set up by the Rotary React Club in the front entrance of the main hallway of West Brook Middle School. Students and staff decorated the tree with new mittens, gloves, hats, socks and scarves. Gently used coats were also collected for Eva’s Village in Paterson. React also worked in conjunction with Detective Teehan of the Paramus Police Department and our DARE program to collect toys for the annual PBA TOY DRIVE.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 27 2010 @ 02:51 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 24 2010 @ 07:24 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama today delivered a holiday surprise to children across America by personally answering phone calls on Santa’s journey as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Answering the telephone with, “Hello, this is First Lady Michelle Obama with NORAD Tracks Santa. How may I help you?”, Mrs. Obama fielded calls from Hawaii to surprised children calling in to find out where Santa is on his trip around the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 24 2010 @ 03:30 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 24 2010 @ 02:13 PM EST
By Chris Ross Friday, December 24 2010 @ 08:14 AM EST
As Christmas draws nearer, our thoughts turn to baking, among other things.
If making cookies or participating in a cookie exchange is in your plans over the next few weeks, four new cookbooks can help. Or, one of these might be a nice gift for the talented — or aspiring — baker in your family.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 03:41 PM EST
62 Men and Women Graduate from Nursing Program on December 22, 2010
Bergen Community College recognized its nursing program’s 67 graduating students in a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus. The graduates enter the healthcare field, which is one of the fastest growing producers of jobs in the country. The healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs from 2008 to 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 03:38 PM EST
Revolutionizes The Way We Cook
Turns Your iPhone, iPod touch & iPad into Your Own Personal Sous-Chef
First in Line of Products Created by iDevices Geared Towards the Apple Lifestyle
announced today iGrill, the world’s first wireless cooking thermometer for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad via a long-range Bluetooth® (over 200 feet) and App-enabled connection. To be introduced at the Consumer Electronics show (CES), Booth #4435, held in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011, iGrill turns your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into your own personal sous-chef, enabling you to multitask between your grill or oven and guests with the peace of mind that your food is perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 03:34 PM EST
Two New Spiritual Programs Introduced
Today’s senior lifestyle focuses on so much more than a healthy mind and body. Older adults also recognize that a healthy spirit is just as important. At The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, senior residents and older adults from the surrounding area are participating in an array of “soulful” offerings, including a new monthly Bible study and Hymns program and semimonthly “Religion: Think and Talk” program.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 03:26 PM EST
Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, co-sponsored the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (HR 847) that passed the U.S. Senate today by unanimous consent. This legislation is named after New York Police Officer James Zadroga, a hero and resident of North Arlington, NJ, who contracted a fatal respiratory disease during his heroic Ground Zero recovery effort and died on January 5, 2006. An autopsy of Mr. Zadroga’s revealed that toxic chemicals and fibers from the burning World Trade Center ruins were found in his lungs. Rep. Rothman released the following statement:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 03:11 PM EST
Public Open House Scheduled for January 13, 2011, 6:00-to-8:30 p.m.
For many adults, the prospect of a career change can seem daunting. However, with the Bergen Community College School of Continuing Education, adults have access to the region’s leader in lifelong learning opportunities that include hundreds of courses designed to assist adults in refining their skills, retraining themselves and creating a path for success.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 02:54 PM EST
Patients, visitors and staff were delighted to welcome Santa Claus to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com
). Accompanying Santa this year were members of the Gooney Bird Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Together, they helped kick off the annual Toys for Tots drive at the Medical Center where patients, employees and visitors generously donate toys to help spread holiday cheer to those in need.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 02:49 PM EST
With approximately 8.6 million people suffering from smoking-related lung and heart diseases in the United States alone, it’s no secret that smoking leads to detrimental effects on a person’s health. To help increase public safety and encourage patients, visitors, staff and others to adopt a new, healthier lifestyle this coming New Year, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) is implementing a new campus-wide no smoking initiative that will prohibit smoking on hospital grounds.