By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 02:11 PM EDT
The Avenue at South Orange
Prospective homebuyers that missed out on the federal government's recently expired Homebuyer Tax Credit still have a chance to reap huge savings. For a limited time, Sterling Properties will pick up where the government left off, offering homebuyers the opportunity to save $9,000 if they are in contract to purchase a home by June 30, 2010. Buyers can apply the $9,000 towards the purchase price of an already built, brand new Sterling Properties home or one of the homebuilder's to-be-built homes. Combined with the incredible prices Sterling Properties is currently offering at all of its extraordinary communities, the Sterling Stimulus Package creates a historic opportunity for buyers.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 10:39 AM EDT
If one likes the macabre, the occult and the mystery, they will be satisfied with The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. The book has a pace to it that leaves the reader trying to catch up. Going from present to past and vice versa, Davidson weaves a tale of mystery dating back centuries and to different countries. The book requires attention to detail in order to piece together the various avenues that the story touches.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 08:56 AM EDT
After reading several pages, I just knew this would be a great book. Not that I agree with everything written, but the author talks common sense and offers simple but picturesque food offerings. In addition, she manages to give sidebars on the history of the item plus hints about preparation. For those with limited space or, for that matter, limited cooking, she offers the minimal amount of utensils, spices and supplies. The ideal book for an aspiring home chef.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 08:17 AM EDT
Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and members of the Senate and Assembly Democratic leadership will hold a State House news conference at 11:30 a.m. today for a major announcement on the proposed state budget.
The news conference be at 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, May 10) in Room 103 across from the Senate chamber in the State House, West State Street, Trenton.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:17 AM EDT
Conference Addresses the Importance of Tourism, Recent Economic Impact Study Results and Future Outlook of Tourism for the Destination
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Tourism Week with YouTube Video Series, Photo Contest and Other Initiatives
Santa Monica kicked off National Tourism Week by hosting the Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Summit on May 7, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The conference unveiled the economic impact of tourism and the economic outlook for the city as it relates to travel and tourism. Among the key speakers were Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission, Lauren Schlau, principal of Lauren Schlau Consulting and Jeffry Lugosi, MAI, senior vice president at PKF Consulting.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:09 AM EDT
Flowers are big business. The U.S. floral market is a $20 billion-a-year industry, yet the vast majority of the 4 billion flower stems sold here every year come from Latin America. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have been exporting flowers to us duty-free since the 1980s. As part of the "War on Drugs," import taxes on South American flowers were eliminated to give farmers a profitable crop to replace cocaine.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:55 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:23 PM EDT
Ed and I attended last week’s meeting of the Paramus Mayor and Council. I read the below statement during the public session. We once again would like to remind everybody that the first public hearing pertaining to “Enchantment at Paramus” will take place on Thursday, June 10th. This Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held inside the council chambers at 7:30PM. The property owner/developer is expected to introduce at least four witnesses who are expected to testify. A second date has already been scheduled (Thursday, June 24th), and additional dates may be scheduled in the future. We are requesting that people show up in force to voice their opposition to this amended application. Please continue to spread the word and tell your family members, neighbors, friends, coworkers, etc. to attend. Although it is unknown at what point, or if, we will be able to speak, we have heard that we will be able to ask those that testify questions. There should be a point where the public can comment.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:20 PM EDT
By John Driscoll Jr.
In the book ‘Thinking in Pictures My Life with Autism” the author Temple Grandin who is a world renowned scientist, takes us on her tour of life. You see Temple as a women who sees life through the eyes of a scientist and a women living with Autism. I say living with Autism because people with Autism are truly never cured they just manage to deal with their Autism. In the Autism community. Temple Grandin is the equivalent of how basketball fans view Michael Jordan, she is our hero. Temple brought Autism out of the institutions and showed mainstream world that people with Autism can live and function in the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
I hope this email finds you all happy, healthy & getting ready for the weekend! This is just a reminder that our Fashion Show is coming up very quickly and we'd love for you to join us!
Date: Saturday May 15th
Location: Glenpointe Marriott
Ticket Price: $100
Fashions by Nordstrom Garden State Plaza
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:13 PM EDT
At the Bergen Community College Foundation’s 12th annual Golf Classic, local golfers will go for the green. Their drives, chips and putts will give Bergen students a chance to go for the “green” too – in the form of future scholarships awarded by the Foundation. The event, Monday, June 14 at Upper Montclair County Club in Clifton, supports student scholarships such as the $161,000 that will be given to 153 students at the Foundation’s annual scholarship ceremony in May.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:09 PM EDT
Consistently top-rated cardiac surgery program provides best chance for heart bypass survival; among fastest for recovery and discharge
According to the latest New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Cardiac Surgery Report, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com or www.bestheartdocs.com) had no coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery mortalities – a perfect record for heart bypass surgery – during the year for which the data was collected (2007). The report (released on May 4, 2010) provides data and information regarding open heart surgery at 18 hospitals in New Jersey. This is the fourth consecutive cardiac surgery report in which Englewood Hospital achieved 0% mortality—a perfect record.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:00 PM EDT
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Get up-to-date information about our programs and benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov. And, if you're ready to file, Apply Online for Retirement Benefits. It's so easy!
Families of fallen military service members bear significant burdens from the loss of their loved one. Lives are changed forever. Aside from the emotional devastation, the financial hardships placed on such families can be difficult. Often, if a death occurs, a two-income household must make do with one income.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:55 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health supports the efforts of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) to raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health during May, National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. The theme for NOF’s 2010 is “Healthy Bones, Build Them For Life”.
Osteoporosis progresses as a symptomless disease characterized by bone loss and deterioration of the skeleton, leading to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures. It is defined as about 25% bone loss compared to a healthy young adult or, on a bone density test, 2.5 standard deviations below normal. Although everyone experiences some bone loss with age, few people realize that stooped posture (kyphosis), and loss of height (greater than 1-2 inches), are caused by vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:53 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health will offer free screening for blood pressure for Paramus residents on Friday, May 28th and Friday, June 25th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Free screening for blood pressure and diabetes will be held on Wednesday, June 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Appointments for this screening program are necessary, therefore please call the Board of Health nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:52 PM EDT
- The property's corner location, high visibility and stunning 1930's architectural structure make it an attractive, long-term investment opportunity for a well-capitalized buyer -
CB Richard Ellis, New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that it has been named exclusive sales agent for a unique 30,611-square-foot mixed-use building, located at 54-58 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, N.J. CB Richard Ellis' Dean Marchi, first vice president, is spearheading the marketing efforts of this property on behalf of the owner.
By Paramus Post Friday, May 07 2010 @ 07:10 AM EDT
Coffee Connoisseur Melissa Knott Emphasizes Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee and Eco-Friendly Business Practices
(Lyndhurst, NJ: May 4, 2010) grounded. coffee catering, www.groundedcatering.com, a fair trade and organic traveling full-function coffee café, has garnered an ever-growing circle of tri-state area fans in its two years of business. Founded in 2008 by Lyndhurst-native and coffee connoisseur Melissa Knott, grounded. puts an emphasis on top of the line products, such as organic, fair-trade coffee beans blended and ground to exacting specifications, while operating as an eco-conscious company, composting coffee grounds and cups and only using 100% recyclable paper products.
By Paramus Post Friday, May 07 2010 @ 07:03 AM EDT
Saturday, May 29, during normal business hours. Visit pacsun.com to find a store near you
What: PacSun is throwing a Pac Up For Summer event at all PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores over Memorial Day weekend.
Be one of the first 50 people to your local Pacsun store on Saturday, May 29 and receive an exclusive gift bag featuring Volcom gear, Hurley Music Download cards, Roxy totes, Fox hats or for a few lucky shoppers all -inclusive trips to the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, California!
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 06 2010 @ 05:47 PM EDT
CORE's Leadership Results in Eight New Contracts Signed in Less Than Two Months at Pre-War Landmark Building
650 Sixth Avenue, a distinguished luxury Pre-war loft conversion located in the former Ladies' Mile section of the Flatiron district, has announced its re-launch as The Cammeyer, with CORE as the new exclusive sales and marketing team. Leveraging its in-depth knowledge of market trends to effectively highlight the landmark building's rich history and architectural distinction, the all-star team at CORE has signed eight new contracts in less than two months, with several more contracts out and expected to be signed within the coming weeks.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 06 2010 @ 05:28 PM EDT
Harmonica Spring Fever” An educational and family event presented by The Garden State Harmonica Club and Trumpets Jazz Club consisting of a fun filled afternoon of professional harmonica performances with jazz, popular, traditional and blues music represented, including a “Meet and Greet” session, an informational workshop & open mic for harmonica players with a live trio!