By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:51 PM EDT
Bergen Community College Partners with League of Women Voters of New Jersey, The Record to Hold Public Forum on Property Tax Caps
College’s newly formed Institute of Public Policy to host June 15 Forum
Bergen Community College’s newly formed Institute of Public Policy has invited municipal officials from Massachusetts as well as national experts to participate in a June 15 forum, “Property Tax Caps: The Massachusetts Experience Informing the New Jersey Discussion.”
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:48 PM EDT
Featuring Auto & Bike Competition, Drifting, BMX Showcase and Rix Magazine Model Search
State Fair Meadowlands, RIX Magazine and Xtreme Rides 7 will hold the Second Annual State Fair Auto and Bike Show at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds on July 2 and 3. This spectacular event will feature an intense auto and bike competition, Drifting, BMX showcase by Hell on Wheels, Live Dyno Runs, Head to Head Burnout competition, Stunt Bike Demos, Xbox 360 racing games, RC drifting, a model search for the next RIX Magazine cover model, an exciting vendor midway and lots of giveaways and prizes, including over $10,000 in cash payout.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:45 PM EDT
By Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver
New Jerseyans have heard a lot of talk in recent weeks about “shared sacrifice” as we confront our state budget problems, and it’s a nice sounding theme that paints a picture of everybody chipping in equally to carry the burden. It’s undeniable that state spending cuts are needed, and that every area of state government will be affected. But one thing quickly became clear as that phrase became Gov. Chris Christie’s mantra – not every cut is equal, and not everyone shares the same definition of “shared sacrifice.”
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:51 PM EDT
Earlier today, live from LIGHTFAIR International’s (LFI) 2010 Innovation Awards ceremony—themed “The LFI Morning News”—four companies were recognized as the lighting industry’s leaders in innovative product design and technology. The awards program encompassed nearly 200 products debuting on the 2010 LFI trade show floor.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:42 PM EDT
Event to feature career consultations and leadership coaching from renowned experts Ruth Robins and Patricia Mathews
– With the New Jersey unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, the local unemployment landscape can be frustrating for new jobs or careers. As the growing populations of unemployed workers compete for a small pool of opportunities, landing a good job requires that candidates raise their level of competitiveness by taking risks.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:39 PM EDT
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, recently invited Bergen County adults and their Moms to a special luncheon in honor of Mother’s Day. Residents and guests dined on a delicious menu, which included beef tenderloin, chicken marsala, tortellini alfredo and assorted pastries and cookies. All Moms also received a pink carnation, courtesy of Heritage Pointe. (L-R) Friends Hilda Schwarz, Heritage Pointe resident Lee Meyer, Bernice Newman and Sylvia Silver enjoyed an afternoon of dining and conversation to celebrate Mother’s Day.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:36 PM EDT
Jeffrey Dunne, Christopher Leonard and Brian Schulz of CB Richard Ellis’ New York Institutional Group represented Hartz Mountain Industries in two recent multi-family acquisitions to satisfy a 1031 exchange requirement: the 412-unit, 255 Huguenot Street in New Rochelle, New York and the 277-unit, four-property Town & Country Portfolio, located in the Bergen County towns of Westwood and River Vale, New Jersey.
By Connie Schultz Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:06 PM EDT
Kyle Robbins' first e-mail made me smile: "Can't say I really saw this interaction coming," he wrote.
That makes two of us, Kyle.
Last month, I spent a few days with students in the Media Fellows program at DePauw University, in Greencastle, Ind. They're mostly Midwesterners and overwhelmingly thoughtful and funny, and sometimes they smile when they don't quite feel like it because they were raised to give strangers the benefit of the doubt.
By Michelle Malkin Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 02:49 PM EDT
Let me summarize first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity agenda: Shed as I say, not as I gain. While she crusades for organic foods and puts government pressure on corporations to stop marketing fast food and junk food to children, Mrs. Obama herself profited from the very same processed food industry she now demonizes.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 11:41 AM EDT
TEEN DRIVING LAW ANALYSIS & TOUGHER AIRPORT SECURITY BREACH LAW TOP THURSDAY ASSEMBLY AGENDAS
UI Fund Fix, Amber Alert Update, ‘Jessica Lunsford Act’ Also on Tap
Legislation to protect senior citizens from Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to increase their prescription drug fees and slash their property tax relief, provide a New Jersey homebuyer tax credit for 2010 and analyze the newly implemented teen driver safety law top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 07:09 AM EDT
Luxury Condominium Community Will Soon Be Open For Sales
Construction is progressing at Monarch at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, N.Y., with sales soon to open at the luxury condominium community, which is located at Westchester's Ridge Hill, a 1.3 million-square-foot mixed-use development now under construction on an 81-acre hilltop site between the New York State Thruway and the Sprain Brook Parkway.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 07:06 AM EDT
On April 30, Visitors to Whole Foods in Ridgewood Received Free White Pine Saplings, Courtesy of R&S Landscaping
Local children, teens and adults helped nurture the environment on Arbor Day, planting 50 trees that are now being spread throughout the community. On April 30, staff members of Midland Park, N.J.-based R&S Landscaping spent the afternoon giving away over four dozen free white pine saplings to shoppers at Whole Foods in Ridgewood.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 07:03 AM EDT
Would Encourage Retired but Still Licensed Physicians To Offer Services to Underserved Communities
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chairman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., and committee Vice Chairwoman Connie Wagner to provide civil immunity for volunteer physicians who offer their services to nonprofit clinics and federally qualified health centers was released Thursday from committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 06:59 AM EDT
Honeywell and the New Jersey Audubon Society Partner to Inspire Educators, Providing Hands-On Lessons Through Exploration in the Hackensack Watershed
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and New Jersey Audubon (NJA) announced today that scholarships are available for the third annual Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education for Hudson and Bergen County middle and high school science and social studies teachers.
By Paramus Post Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 06:51 AM EDT
Care Plus NJ staff members Jaime Arlia, Director, Family Education and Protective Services, and Sabrina Coppola Program Manager, Visitation Services, recently received an Award of Appreciation from New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Jaime and Sabrina work closely with the Bergen South DYFS staff to provide comprehensive care for DYFS-involved children and teens in Bergen County. The Bergen South DYFS local office honored Jaime and Sabrina at an all-staff meeting.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:50 PM EDT
Trump Plaza Residences in Jersey City
Three Years Of Free Parking Offered With Any Condo Purchased From Today To Memorial Day
Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City is making an offer many will find hard to refuse at their luxurious residential tower in Jersey City, N.J. The offer includes a free pre-paid parking spot in their secured parking garage for three years to every buyer who makes a condominium purchase between now and May 31, 2010.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:39 PM EDT
- CBRE's First Quarter 2010 New Jersey Office MarketView Report reveals that consolidations drove the leasing market, as availability rates continued to climb -
The New Jersey office market's availability rate continued to climb upward during the first quarter of 2010, despite increased leasing activity, as consolidations and renewals accounted for much of the leasing activity that did occur, finds CB Richard Ellis' First Quarter 2010 New Jersey Office MarketView report.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:36 PM EDT
Luxury pool and landscape designer Chris Cipriano, who has created some of the most elaborate outdoor spaces for suburbia’s rich and famous, has created a seven-step safety plan for homeowners in recognition of National Pool Safety Month, which occurs in May. Cipriano says that as pool areas and backyards become more extravagant, many with complicated components like volcanic fire pits or multi-dimensional underwater lighting, stone with naturally-cut edges and infinity pools, the risk of injury can rise if homeowners do not follow some basic safety measures.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:33 PM EDT
--Class A office complex draws diversity of tenants--
The New Jersey office of Colliers International has completed four lease transactions totaling 34,904 square feet at 99 – 119 Cherry Hill Road on behalf of landlord Normandy Real Estate Partners. The leasing at 99 – 119 Cherry Hill Road — a two-building, 189,000-square-foot Class A office complex in Parsippany, N.J. — continues recent activity in the Tri-State region for Colliers International, the world’s third largest commercial real estate services organization.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:18 PM EDT
Event Will Feature Informational Materials, Opportunities to Assist the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, will host a Memory Walk Networking Event in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter on Tues., June 8 at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about area Memory Walks, including how to register and start a company or family team. Refreshments will be served, and informational materials on Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer’s Association will be available.