By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09, 2009, 09:54 AM EST
Whether they’re looking to upsize, downsize or just purchase a more luxurious home, repeat home buyers have always been drawn to Sterling Properties’ New York Metropolitan Area communities. So with President Obama’s recent creation of a $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers, these popular communities present a greater value than ever before.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 03:51 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 01:59 PM EST
Joseph S. Orlando
Actions by the Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) to reject a proposal by the managers of Bergen Regional Medical Center to enter into managed care arrangements with United Healthcare will have a detrimental effect on the county’s safety net hospital and will severely hinder the ability of the hospital to attract a broad and diverse array of new physicians to the hospital, according to the hospital’s managers.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 07, 2009, 02:08 PM EST
On Friday, November 21st at 12:00 AM, Officer Rob Liebman stopped a black BMW on Route 17 South in Rochelle Park. The vehicle was swerving from lane to lane at an unusual slow rate of speed. The driver was arrested for DRIVING Under The Influence and was also issued several motor vehicle summonses.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, December 07, 2009, 01:18 PM EST
It seems as if after Thanksgiving, the major news in our country is shopping and whether retail sales will top last year's sales. And spend we will! We spend an average of $856 per person on the holidays, according to the American Research Group.
Unfortunately, most of our hard-earned dollars will go straight to China because more than 70 percent of the goods on store shelves are from there. If we multiply that by the current U.S. population, that's about $180 billion leaving home for the holidays!
By Donna Perkosky Monday, December 07, 2009, 12:06 PM EST
Due to budgetary constraints, The Paramus Public Library will be closed an additional four days this holiday season. The main and Reid Branch libraries will close at 12:30pm on Thursday, December 24th. On Monday, December 28th, the main library re-opens at 9:30am and the Reid Branch library re-opens at 10am. The library will close again on December 31st at 12:30pm, with the main library re-opening on Monday, January 4th at 9:30am and the Reid Branch re-opening at 10:00 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 07, 2009, 10:23 AM EST
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, announced today that it has completed a 45,779-square-foot long-term renewal industrial lease transaction on behalf of Drew & Rogers, Inc., a custom design, printing, packaging and promotional services company, at 30 Plymouth Street in Fairfield, New Jersey. NAI Hanson’s Steven Leitner, CCIM, vice president, represented the tenant in this transaction.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 10:58 PM EST
Mayor Michael Wildes and Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008 of Venezuela
Wildes will be assisting Mendoza, born in Venezuela, in securing a green card to reside in the United States. Despite having traveled the world for the past eight years as a fashion model, Mendoza feels at home in the U.S. and believes there are many opportunities for her here. She will be studying at the New York Film Academy and plans on pursuing several avenues including acting, small business ownership, and continued support of HIV/AIDS awareness.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:48 PM EST
Viera at Hanover Township
— Only Two Homes With Walkout Basements Remain Available For Purchase —
Shortly after opening Building 8 at Viera at Hanover Township, developer Sterling Properties has announced that just two of the building’s spectacular residences — the last in the community to offer walkout basements — remain available for purchase. An exclusive community of 40 townhomes for active adults, Viera is quickly being filled up by buyers who value the community’s quality craftsmanship, high-end finishes and prestigious Morris County, N.J., location. Prospective buyers should act now in order to secure one of these two remaining homes, which are situated in the community’s premier location.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:46 PM EST
The holiday season is a time of giving, and the residents and staff of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck take the giving seriously while they have some fun. Following a food drive for Thanksgiving, the community is now hosting a Toys for Tots campaign organized by the community’s activities director Brooke Minko (center). At right, Shelley Edelson, lifestyle liaison, adds a child-size “Teddy” and Saundra Pomerantz, director of community relations, enjoys the good feeling that comes from the community’s generosity.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:44 PM EST
BILLS HELPING AUTISTIC ADULTS, PROTECTING WORKER FUNDS AND EXPEDITING BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS TOP ASSEMBLY AGENDA
Legislation to Combat E-Cigarettes, Require Quick Notice of School Toxins Also on Tap
Legislation to help autistic adults, to ask voters to amend the state Constitution to protect funds created to help workers and to expedite accidental death pension payments for families of fallen police and firefighters top the Assembly’s Monday voting session. The Assembly will also consider legislation to restrict electronic cigarettes and require prompt parental notice of toxins found on school property.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:40 PM EST
Nexus Properties' Facility Enrolled in GSH's Energy Plus Program Receives Energy Star
GSH Group, Inc., an international facilities and energy management provider throughout the United States and Europe, today announced that a property enrolled in its Energy Plus program has achieved an Energy Star. The award is for Nexus Properties' 85,000 square-foot office building located at 22 S. Clinton Avenue, Station Plaza Four in Trenton, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:38 PM EST
- Jeffrey M. Logan joins Planned's Parsippany NJ office as its first Director of Marketing, responsible for overseeing and developing strategic marketing initiatives -
Planned Companies, a leader in the janitorial/maintenance, concierge/doorman and security services industry since 1898, announced today that it has created a new marketing department in response to the company's explosive growth and expansion across the Eastern Seaboard over the past 11 months. Jeffrey M. Logan joins Planned's Parsippany, New Jersey office as the company's first Director of Marketing, where he is responsible for overseeing the creation, development and implementation of Planned's strategic marketing plans throughout the 6 markets that it currently services, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:35 PM EST
FirstService Williams New Jersey, the Garden State office of the world’s fourth largest commercial real estate services firm, arranged a five-year, 3,929-square-foot office lease on behalf of PVM Oil Associates Inc. at 5 Marine View Plaza in Hoboken, N.J. Hoboken Associates, LP is the landlord. PVM Oil Associates, a leading independent oil instruments broker, is relocating its New Jersey office within the building, moving from the second floor to the third floor. Nearly doubling its space, PVM Oil Associates will relocate in February 2010.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:31 PM EST
510 Thornall Street in Edison
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the recent completion of a three-year 1,321 square-foot office lease transaction at 510 Thornall Street in Edison, New Jersey. NAI Hanson's Senior Vice President, Robert P. Rubin, represented the landlord, 510 Venture, LLC, and the tenant, Indibar Technologies, LLC. in this transaction. "In this transaction, the tenant was looking to relocate to a well-located space in Middlesex County that was more convenient to public transportation," said Rubin.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:25 PM EST
Recently Introduced Measure Would Remedy Problem Highlighted in Scathing SCI Report
Following Tuesday’s State Commission of Investigation report that highlighted the inconsistency in how some municipal officials pay their share for taxpayer-provided health benefits, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner said legislation she recently introduced would remedy the shortcoming the review uncovered.
The SCI report offered a blistering critique of municipal financial practices, including in how local governments cover employee health care costs. The agency found “most governmental entities require no employee contributions, and those that do have established inconsistent rates,” recommending that, “at a minimum,” local employees cover a flat 1.5 percent of their plan cost.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04, 2009, 06:20 PM EST
Repeat Buyers Can Also Take Advantage of New Incentives. American Properties Realty, one of New Jersey's premier developers of luxury condominium communities, is encouraging first-time homebuyers to take advantage of the extension of the federal tax credit to purchase a home at one of their four popular condominium communities. First-time buyers of condominiums at The Jefferson in Ewing, N.J., Mill Pond in Eatontown, N.J., The Preserve at Matawan, N.J. and Van Houten Manor in Passaic, N.J., will have until May 1, 2010, to sign a contract and until July 1, 2010, to close in order to take advantage of the extended deadline on the successful $8,000 tax credit.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 03, 2009, 07:00 PM EST
Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, today announced the U.S. launch of its much-heralded Glenfiddich 50 Year Old expression. One of the rarest and most precious expressions of authentic Single Malt Whisky ever released by Scotland’s most distinguished distillery, Glenfiddich 50 Year Old will be available in extremely limited supply, with only a handful of bottles available in the U.S. Beginning in December, Glenfiddich 50 Year Old will be available exclusively at three U.S. hotels, with one additional bottle scheduled to be sold at a charity auction on December 7, making this one of the most sought-after expressions of Glenfiddich ever released.
By Paramus Post Thursday, December 03, 2009, 07:08 AM EST
Unanimous Jury Finds Willful Infringement ~
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Dec. 2, 2009 – Hunter Douglas, Inc., the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions, announced today its recent victory in the lawsuit of Ren Judkins versus HT Window Coverings in the Federal District Court of Western Pennsylvania. Hunter Douglas, Inc., a licensee of Mr. Judkins, an independent inventor, funded the litigation against HT Window Coverings.
By Nina Garin Thursday, December 03, 2009, 06:41 AM EST
Every once in a while, a movie comes along that's so good, you find yourself wishing you could jump into the screen and become best friends with the characters, even if they are a pack of wild animals.
At least that is what's likely to happen while watching Wes Anderson's"Fantastic Mr. Fox,"
the director's first try at animation, which was inspired by Roald Dahl's 1970s children's book of the same name.