By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:35 PM EST
By Jane M. Orient, M.D., http://www.aapsonline.org/
Some have suggested piecemeal repeal of the most obnoxious features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The risk of this approach is comparable to that in cancer surgery: you might not get it all. In 906 pages of arcane statutory language, a lot can be hidden. I suggest instead that we wipe the slate clean with a total repeal, and then consider reenacting any features that most agree are good. This would be the most efficient method because the list of items is shorter. Much shorter
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:30 PM EST
The Topp twins could not fly in from New Zealand for the Teaneck International Film Festival, but you can meet them in the documentary, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls. These yodeling, country-singing, comedic, lesbian twin sisters have used messages of love and equality to address issues as broad as apartheid, gay rights and nuclear disarmament. They are New Zealand icons, and are perfect for the theme of this year's festival: Activism: Making Change. See the film, November 20, 4:15 and November 21, 1:45, at Cedar Lane Cinemas. Buy tickets in advance for $5 at Animations, Brier Rose Books, or Teaneck General Store, or for $7 at the venues. Check www.teaneckfilmfestival.org
By Michelle Zakko Monday, November 15 2010 @ 07:06 AM EST
This year I’ve been hearing a lot about special Holiday Shopping Parties where small business owners can feature really unique items for the Holidays. Its a great way to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Here are two Holiday Boutiques that have really caught my attention.
1. YWCA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
* When: Thursday, November 18
* Time: 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
* Where: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. (diagonal from the Stop & Shop on Franklin Avenue)
By Post Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 06:43 PM EST
~ A New Role for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions ~
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 12, 2010 – Action heroes can put down their weapons and simply close the window fashions in the new sci-fi film, “Skyline,” directed and produced by the Brothers Strause, distributed by Universal Pictures and being released today. In the film, bright alien lights descend upon Los Angeles and mysteriously draw people out of their homes to vanish in thin air.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 03:12 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 02:46 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 01:54 PM EST
Paramus-Bat Sheva Hadassah will host noted author Carole Walter, a baking and culinary expert, at a brunch on Sunday December 12 at noon at the home of Debby Mazon in Emerson. Walter, a James Beard and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) winning author, will speak about her career and books, with a question-and-answer time for the guests. Those attending the brunch will receive a signed copy of her latest book, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More. All proceeds will be designated for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 05:30 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:32 PM EST
Computer Center at Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn is proud to announce the opening of its new Computer Center. Located in the Learning Center, the all new Computer Center will allow children in the Religious School and the Nursery School to take their studies into the 21st Century. “This Computer Center will continue to evolve and grow with our schools and our environment” said Temple President, Steven Ezratty. One of the new Computer Center's initial projects will be to support the Religious School of Temple Beth Sholom’s new partnership with a sister classroom in Nahariya, Israel. The center will allow the children as well as the children of the sister school to see and hear each other via live link.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:31 PM EST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrest a woman attempting to conceal cocaine within ten wooden hangers and saturated within her clothing.
A woman arriving at Newark Liberty airport from Costa Rica, en-route to Madrid, was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) who discovered over 30 pounds of cocaine concealed in wooden hangers and saturated within her clothing which were placed within her checked luggage.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:28 PM EST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrest two men attempting to smuggle over 16 pounds of heroin.
Two men were apprehended at JFK by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) as they attempted to smuggle over 16 pounds of heroin in their checked luggage. On November 1st, CBP Officers selected Mr. Edwin Ortiz and Mr. Jeffrey Pena for an enforcement examination. Mr. Ortiz’s baggage contained three pairs of pants and three pairs of shorts that were unusually heavy. Similarly, Mr. Pena’s baggage contained three pairs of pants and two pairs of shorts that were also unusually heavy. A more intrusive inspection of the all the pants and shorts revealed several brick like packages concealed in the side pockets, each containing a brown powdery substance which field tested positive for heroin.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:23 PM EST
CMS encourages beneficiaries to review coverage
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging all Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment period to make sure they have the best coverage available to meet their health care needs in 2011.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:21 PM EST
As the composer of well over 900 songs, Paul Anka’s music has been performed over 90 million times worldwide and is bringing his performance to the Bergen Pac. Paul born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 30, 1941 brought new life to music and song. Since the 1950’s, Anka has been pleasing crowds with hits like “Diana,” “You are my Destiny,” “Crazy Love,” and “Puppy Love.” As his career has grown from being a teen idol to a pop icon and now a consummate entertainer, Anka continues to please crowds.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:02 PM EST
Ceremony, Video Presentation Highlight Seniors’ War Stories
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck residents and staff gathered to honor the community’s 18 Veterans during a special Veterans Day ceremony. This fall, Envision Video Services of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., interviewed and filmed six of the resident Veterans about their time in the Armed Forces. A 20-minute compilation video highlighted residents’ war stories and was the key feature of the program. Heritage Pointe Veterans received corsages and recounted stories about their time in the service. The Veterans also received a complimentary copy of their one-on-one interviews
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:00 PM EST
New Home Sells Just One Day After Broker Party
Over 100 real estate brokers gathered at The Peninsula at City Place to view a new selection of recently-released condominium residences at the luxury community located along the Hudson Riverfront in Bergen County’s Edgewater. The well-attended Fall Broker Event took place in one of Peninsula’s two-bedroom homes, a spectacular 1,693 square-foot residence which offers sensational Manhattan and Hudson River views accentuated by an outdoor balcony. The home is priced at $975,000.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:56 PM EST
Fox Ridge in Rockaway Township
Promotion Results in Over 65 Sales Since September Launch
Time is running out for homebuyers to benefit from Lennar’s historic incentive program which offers price discounts of up to $100,000 on select homes throughout the national homebuilder’s New Jersey portfolio of communities and up to an additional $10,000 to be used in a variety of ways.The new program has already spurred over 65 sales at Lennar communities since it was launched in September. Once the final homes in the program are sold, the incentives will end. To qualify for the considerable financial savings, buyers must be able to close on their new homes by November 30th, 2010, though other incentives are being offered on homes to be built.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:53 PM EST
ANNUAL TRENDS: 3Q2009 to 3Q2010
• Overall vacancy increased from 9.3% to 9.5%.
• Northern NJ vacancy was unchanged from 7.8% to 7.8%.
• Central NJ vacancy increased from 10.8% to 11.3%
• Vacancy rate increased in 5 of 10 counties
• Annual Net absorption was -1,211,267 SF, increasing from -9,588,077 SF
• Sublease represents 3.92 % of total vacant space, decreasing from 5.48%
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:48 PM EST
Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff attended Bergen Community College’s ceremony honoring veterans on the main campus here today and to hear student and faculty veterans speak. Their service to their country “places a responsibility on all of us to treat each other civilly,” Raymond Smith, vice president of student services and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam told the assembly. “The best way to honor the men and women soldiers who have given their lives for this country is to preserve the liberty and freedom they fought for.”
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:44 PM EST
Expansion Now Includes "The Center for Cosmetic Orthodontics"
It’s not enough to have one of the nation’s leading pediatric dental offices. Dr. Darryl Engel and Dr. Adam Schulhof of KinderSmiles have gone one step further. They have created a state-of-the-art, ecologically conscious dental office that accommodates thoughtful, thorough, and comprehensive dental care. KinderSmiles has been devoted to providing the most comprehensive care to their patients. Now, Drs. Engel and Schulhof practice in newly renovated facilities in a completely green environment. This includes a totally paperless office system, from medical records to e-fax to electronic prescription services. In addition, the renovated offices feature non-toxic paint and include other environmentally friendly materials.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 02:41 PM EST
Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training will offer a government contract workshop for small business owners on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will take place at the College’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, N.J., and costs $25.