By Mark Maynard Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 05:16 AM EDT
Twenty-two miles in 25 minutes isn't a commute time worth bragging about — but it's a brisk clip behind the wheel of a Ford Raptor on the San Felipe Wash of the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area in San Diego County.
Ford was at the off-road area recently for the media debut of its V-8 powered Raptor SVT, a modified F-150 pickup.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 06:42 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 03:15 PM EDT
Andy Williams has become an icon in the music and entertainment world. He presents this autobiography to show how he managed to achieve that goal from humble beginnings in Branson, Missouri. At first, it was his father that pushed the four Williams brothers into singing and a diligent practice routine. The next step involved Kay Thompson and her innovative mind.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 02:23 PM EDT
The famous Alex Delaware emerges again in Evidence, published by Ballantine Books. Due out on October 6th. 2009, Kellerman fans will once again be held in suspense as Delaware and Milo Sturgis solve a heinous crime that turns out to be arson related. In this novel, Alex Delaware cedes the lead position to Sturgis. Even Delaware's mate, Robin, while mentioned takes a minor role in this novel.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 01:46 PM EDT
-Report finds that many of the market adjustments being witnessed are not normal cyclical changes, but rather new standards or the "new normal" -
As the economic downturn continues to impact real estate, a new paradigm has been established for assessing office leasing markets, particularly in the state of New Jersey, finds a recently released whitepaper that was issued by CB Richard Ellis, New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm. Concluding that commercial real estate will not return to what has historically been normative in New Jersey, this whitepaper, which is entitled, "New Jersey Office Leasing: A Market Redefined," helps define this new context for commercial real estate, or the "new normal," and speculates on the present and future opportunities for tenants and owners.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 01:42 PM EDT
A virtual who’s who of folk and country artists have covered Cheryl Wheeler’s work, including Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary and Garth Brooks. Wheeler, the artist behind these stars, will visit Bergen Community College on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre for “An Evening with Cheryl Wheeler: In Concert.” Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students, children (17 and under) and senior citizens (65 and over).
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 05:06 AM EDT
When the chic go shopping on the cheap, it can be tough — but you don't have to be rich to look great, says Amanda Brooks, a fashion expert who is a regular contributor for vogue.com and former creative director of Tuleh.
"True style doesn't have a price tag," says Brooks, who has just finished writing her new style guide, "I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style" (HarperCollins, $19.99).
By Paramus Post Monday, September 28, 2009, 06:29 PM EDT
At the next Master Gardener meeting, Weibke Hinch, will be presenting a special program on "Bulbs for the Spring Garden".
As another growing season comes to a close, Fall is the time to provide for beautiful Spring color. To enjoy the glorious bulb flowers that bloom in spring, you must plant them in the Fall. Come and learn how to create a breathtaking and beautiful spring garden, for next year and years to come. Spring-flowering bulbs offer a wide variety of colors, heights and flowering periods.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:44 PM EDT
Assemblywomen Pledge Continued Support for Women’s Health Services, Reproductive Rights
(38th Legislative District) – Democratic Assemblywomen Joan Voss and Connie Wagner today received the support of Planned Parenthood – a leading advocacy organization that pushes for quality women’s health care services and reproductive rights. The Assemblywomen thanked the Planned Parenthood Political Action Committee and pledged to be consistent supporters of women’s health by opposing any effort to turn back the clock on reproductive health issues.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:41 PM EDT
The Rufus Reid Trio
The Rufus Reid Trio, a seasoned ensemble that will delight the audience with its musical eloquence and style, will perform at Bergen Community College on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students, children and seniors (65+). The audience will be taken on a delightful musical outing when Rufus Reid, a forty-five year veteran bassist with over 350 recordings, takes the stage. He has won numerous recognitions and awards for his compositions, including a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for composition in June 2008.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:38 PM EDT
Best Practices Program Sets New Standard for Construction Projects in New Jersey
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Code of Excellence is yielding desirable results at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. – which is five months ahead of schedule and significantly under budget. The new code, which was implemented by Local 164, based in Paramus, N.J., was developed in collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to define overall expectations for skilled electricians, telecommunications workers, shop stewards and those in supervisory/management roles
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:33 PM EDT
With unemployment now topping 9.7 percent, veteran business coach and author Michael Goldman says many of the 6.9 million laid off since the recession began are no longer seeking jobs, they are creating them. *Goldman is helping many small business owners, new as well as established ones, plug into success.. "You cannot believe the economy is responsible for a downturn in your business. If you own a business -- you are responsible. If you blame the economy, then you are going to miss opportunities happening all around you," says Goldman, president of Performance Breakthrough in Paramus, NJ. "There are opportunities in every type of business, regardless of the economy."
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:30 PM EDT
World Class Martial Arts Production- Includes Performers from NYC Production
Friday October 9th- 8:00 PM - $45, $40, $35, $25, $15
bergenPAC is proud to present the Shaolin Warriors in a fully choreographed theatrical production, bringing remarkable skill, stunning movement and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu on October 9th. Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools, known throughout the world for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:25 PM EDT
Live at bergenPAC
Thursday October 22nd- 8:00 PM - $89, $59, $49, $39, $29
See Joan Rivers Live at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey Thursday October 22nd at 8pm Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers who is currently appearing on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and celebrating the publication of her two new books Men Are Stupid And They Like Big Boobs and Murder At the Academy Awards, is a force of nature and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:12 PM EDT
New York Real Estate Summit
Leaders in the real estate industry and senior executives of financial institutions, insurance companies and real estate equity funds will gather in New York City on Oct. 21 for an industry summit on the state of the real estate market and securing debt and equity in the midst of the current credit crisis and the dislocation of the capital markets. The symposium, entitled "New York Real Estate Summit:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:06 PM EDT
Will work together on quality and safety measures
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) today announced that it is in discussions to sell its home care operations to Amedisys, Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA. The parties expect to reach a definitive agreement in the next 30 days and, subject to regulatory approval from the state of New Jersey, to close the transaction by the end of the year.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 04:03 PM EDT
Students Help Feed Hungry With Design Contest That Benefits Community Food Programs
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) announces that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Oct. 27, 2009, at The Atrium in Rowan Hall. Students mentored by architects, engineers and professors will compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. The giant structures, after being judged, awarded and displayed, will be disassembled and the cans of food will be donated to local charities.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:57 PM EDT
Bergen Community College Board of Trustee Secretary Cid D. Wilson of Leonia has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino. The 23-member commission, comprised of appointees of the President and House and Senate leadership, will study the feasibility of a national museum that is dedicated to portraying the art, history and culture of the Latino population in the United States.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:55 PM EDT
Real Estate Advisory Services Group Continues to Aggressively Acquire Bank Notes
Diversified Realty Advisors, the banking industry’s leading real estate advisory service group, today announced its purchase of a $48 million nonperforming construction loan from a four-member consortium of banks. The deal represents one of the region’s largest bank note acquisitions completed during these recessionary times.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 28, 2009, 03:37 PM EDT
On behalf of the patients, staff, and dedicated volunteers of the Golf Committee of the Holy Name Hospital MS Center, thank you so much for your support of the 12th Annual MS Center Golf & Tennis Invitational held on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, NJ. The success of our annual outing is a direct measure of your commitment and generosity. Through your support, this year’s MS Center Golf & Tennis Invitational raised nearly $130,000 in support of Holy Name Hospital’s MS Center.