By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 12:29 PM EDT
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted a new and easier to use version of www.medicare.gov, the Medicare consumer-focused Web site. The updated Web site is part of the steps Medicare is taking to make using easier for seniors and people who care for them to find the information they need about Medicare. The improved Web site provides users with a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:54 AM EDT
Hosted by Hot 97’s DJ Bobby Konders & Jabba
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010 8PM - Ticket Price: $30.00
On Friday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. at Prince Hall in Newark New Jersey Paterson’s own Jamballaz will take to the stage and perform their new single “No Talk”. Humility and dedication have carried many of the world’s most beloved performers from modest beginnings to iconic levels of fame. And while success can often push those two intangibles aside, the great ones remember the struggle upwards, drawing on it to find balance. Having endured their share of hardships, the Jamaican-born members of JamBallaz who now live in Paterson, New Jersey understand that balance and are using it to bring an even greater message to the people: Think Big.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:52 AM EDT
HerWorld Events Introduce High School Students to New Careers, Emphasizing Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
While millions of adult workers in America contemplate changing careers or how to make themselves more valuable in the eyes of employers, high school women in cities across the country are learning about in-demand careers of the 21st century. DeVry University’s nationwide HerWorld program aims to empower more high school girls to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:49 AM EDT
Winning Structure’s Undulating Green Roof Is Metaphor for the Passaic River
A structure with an undulating green roof that is a metaphor for the Passaic River was the winning entry in a conceptual design competition for a Newark Visitor’s Center sponsored by the Newark and Suburban Architects section of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) in conjunction with its Emerging Professionals and Young Architects Forum programs.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:44 AM EDT
On April 5, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice to Aetna Insurance Company of its intent to impose an intermediate sanction to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to have access to prescription drugs under Medicare’s requirements.
The intermediate sanction, which will prevent Aetna from marketing to and enrolling new beneficiaries, will be effective April 21. It will remain in effect until Aetna demonstrates to CMS that it has corrected its deficiencies and they are not likely to recur. Medicare’s actions should not impact the approximately one million enrollees in the Aetna plans across the country.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:41 AM EDT
Architects' Group Honors Nissenblatt Residence in Loveladies
The Nissenblatt Residence in Loveladies, Long Beach Island, N.J., designed by Brant Beach, N.J.-based Midouhas Architecture, led by Stephen C. Midouhas, AIA, has won an Honor Award in the "Design/Build" category from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ).
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:38 AM EDT
Will Oversee Full Liaison Duties Between Residents, Families and Staff at Full-Service Retirement Community
Jose Molina has recently been promoted to Resident Services Coordinator of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community. Molina, a resident of Little Ferry, had served previously as a concierge and a member of the activities department there for four years.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:23 AM EDT
Looking to spend an afternoon working out, having fun and raising money for charity all at once? Ridgefield Park Relay For Life is hosting the first-ever “So You Think You Can Zumba? Dance For the Cure benefit on Saturday, April 24th from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Francis School Gymnasium. The event is part of the town’s fundraising efforts, leading up to the larger Ridgefield Park Relay For Life walk/community event in June.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:21 AM EDT
The Village of Ridgefield Park, known as the host of one of the largest and oldest Fourth of July parades and festivities in the country, is looking to create a new tradition in 2010 with the creation of town’s first-ever Relay For Life event, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The overnight relay event will be held on Friday, June 11th at 5 p.m. to Saturday, June 12th at 7 a.m. at Veteran’s Park in Ridgefield Park. The committee is looking to raise $60,000 this year.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 12 2010 @ 11:00 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, April 11 2010 @ 12:56 PM EDT
Presidential Portrayal of Andrew and Eliza Johnson - Chair Massage by Harmony Within Massage Therapy
Area residents are cordially invited to the Allendale Atrium's Census Day Open House on Friday, April 16, from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This Open House is in honor of the Allendale Community's Partnership with the Decennial Census 2010. The Atrium has been designated a Questionnaire Assistance Center by the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. Mary Stampleman, Community Relations Director of the Atrium, will be on hand that day to assist anyone who has not yet mailed in their Census forms. Additional Census forms will be available.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, April 10 2010 @ 03:08 PM EDT
The Cartel, a documentary exposé on the waste and corruption in New Jersey public schools, will open for a week in eleven major cities, and will screen at eight special events in New Jersey.(New York, March 29, 2010) Bowdon Media in association with the Moving Picture Institute announced that Bob Bowdon’s The Cartel will open in theaters on April 16th in New York and Los Angeles, followed by nine other cities. It will premiere on April 23rd in Houston, and on April 30th in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Denver.
By Paramus Post Friday, April 09 2010 @ 01:19 PM EDT
Escape The Hezbollah
Escape the Hezbollah, a romantic fiction thriller by Pola Muzyka, published by Trinity Matrix Publishing of Paramus, New Jersey, has been named the CSP Christian Book of the Year for 2010 in the fiction category.
The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award promotes small publishers in the Christian marketplace and brings recognition to outstanding Christian books. The CSPA award encourages excellence in authorship and publishing and is the only award of it's type designed exclusively to bring attention to small publisher's Christian titles.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 09 2010 @ 11:47 AM EDT
Humanitarian, author and international celeb Malaak Compton-Rock will be the featured speaker at the launch of the Breakfast Club of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on April 27. Ms. Compton-Rock, a world-wide advocate for human justice, community service and volunteerism, will also sign copies of her newly-released book, If It Takes a Village, Build One.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 09 2010 @ 11:34 AM EDT
Child Care & Early Learning Center Presents Workshop On Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers & Young Children
Paramus-based Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center, a division of Children’s Aid and Family Services, is presenting “No Biting, No Fighting: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors” in partnership with the USA Toy Library Association. This workshop is on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at 200 Robin Road, Paramus, NJ, and is geared toward both early childhood education professionals and parents of infants through preschoolers.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 09 2010 @ 11:32 AM EDT
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Social Security has been practicing environmental stewardship long before “going green” was a fashionable catch-phrase. Here’s just one example.When it became necessary to renovate one of the largest buildings at the Social Security headquarters complex, we used sustainable design practices. The result was an environmentally sensitive facility where more than 75 percent of the construction materials were salvaged, and energy use was reduced by 13 percent.
By Anonymous Friday, April 09 2010 @ 08:20 AM EDT
The iconic staple of the American diet, the unassuming burger, is enjoying a rebirth that has celebrity chefs, savvy entrepreneurs and well-known chains capitalizing on consumers' seemingly insatiable appetite for beef patties sandwiched between a bun.
For fine-dining chefs looking to beef up sluggish sales in a down economy, it's the go-to menu item, dressed up with artisan cheeses, perhaps a garlicky aioli and a smattering of wild truffles.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, April 09 2010 @ 07:35 AM EDT
Q: We're trying to decorate our new condo on the proverbial "shoestring" and need some quick and cheap ideas. Also, we both work long hours and don't have much time or energy left on weekends. I guess we're the "instant gratification" generation, but please don't hold that against us!
A: Nothing wrong with "quick, cheap and easy" when it comes to decorating. In fact, an air of spontaneity can be very appealing — fresh air for any interior — as long as you maintain a certain degree of visual decorum (read, good taste).
By Paramus Post Thursday, April 08 2010 @ 09:10 AM EDT
Paramus, NJ -- April 2010-- Richard Dragotta an independent financial advisor at LPL Financial in Paramus, NJ today announced that he was recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Chairman’s Club. This distinction is based on a ranking of all registered advisors supported by LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer*, and is awarded to less than two percent/less than of the firm’s 12,027 advisors nationwide.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 07 2010 @ 07:39 PM EDT
Assemblyman Gordon Johnson
Questions Plan to Eliminate Bergen County’s Blue Laws
(Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement on Wednesday as the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from the state treasurer on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget: “Gov. Christie’s budget is built on many questionable moves, whether it be tax increases on working class New Jerseyans or his gimmicky plan to raise $65 million by repealing Bergen County’s blue laws.
“It remains unclear how Gov. Christie personally intends to eliminate blue laws long supported by Bergen County residents.