By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 06 2010 @ 07:21 AM EDT
With evening telescope observations open to the public, stargazers unite at Bergen Community College
For more than five years, Bergen has opened the doors to its Emil Buehler Trust Observatory, giving the public the opportunity to view celestial objects through three 16-inch reflecting telescopes. Admission to the observatory is free. Visitors receive guided access to the telescopes and view objects such as the moon, Venus and Saturn.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, September 05 2010 @ 08:07 AM EDT
…and the Honorees are…
On October 21, 2010 the 9th Annual Teaneck Chamber of Commerce - Community Awards Dinner at the Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe will continue the tradition of honoring members of our community that that have either participated individually or as a part of an organization that have contributed in some positive way to the quality of living in Teaneck. Teaneck is blessed by having so many that fall into this category, that the decisions each year are difficult. Perhaps this is done intentionally, keep the list long and to perpetuate this wonderful occasion of bringing the community together.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 07:37 PM EDT
U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $100,000 grant to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., to support the operation of the University Center economic development technical assistance program. The University Center program provides local government and nonprofit organizations with resources to better analyze the economic needs of local communities.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 07:34 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner today called on the Christie administration to regain its focus and direct attention to meeting the deadline for applying for the $268 million New Jersey is eligible for through the federal Education Jobs Fund.
“It’s beyond puzzling as to why Governor Christie has not applied for this money yet. Bergen County schools have been hit the hardest by the Governor’s school aid cuts this year, with more districts seeing a total loss of aid than in any other county. The devastating effects these cuts will have on our classrooms are compounded by our loss of Race to the Top funds.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 04:42 PM EDT
As school begins, we as parents want to give our children everything, from new book bags to new clothes. We spend countless hours running from store to store getting all the last minute items that our children will need to start the year off right. But do we take into consideration the health hazards that may be awaiting them at school? Many schools still use cleaning products that contain a wide variety of hazardous chemicals that can cause asthma, cancer, reproductive harm, and damage to the body’s nervous system and internal organs. These chemicals are also the cause of poor indoor air quality in schools, which contributes to lower productivity and academic achievement, absenteeism, asthma and other diseases. To help your children have the best possible environment to learn in, here’s my back to school "To Do" list and 7 Secrets to Getting It Done. As parents, we can’t afford not to do this.
Wishing You a healthy school year
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 02:52 PM EDT
Former NFL Player, Roman Oben, Shares His Expertise of the College Recruitment Process with Student Athletes at the Ridgefield Community Center on September 9th at 7:00 pm
For student athletes and their families, the decision to participate in the college recruitment process can be very overwhelming. Student athletes must evaluate both their athletic and academic performance and take the necessary steps to ensure that they have a chance to pursue a collegiate athletic career. On September 9th, Former NFL player and NCSA Athletic Recruiting educational speaker, Roman Oben, will be in town to clear up the myths and misconceptions of the college recruitment process through the popular NCSA Athletic Recruiting seminar, “College Recruiting Simplified,” at the Ridgefield Community Center on September 9th at 7:00 pm.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:57 AM EDT
Each year the Center for Disease Control issues recommendations for flu vaccine in an effort to prevent the serious complications that can result from contracting influenza.
The Paramus Board of Health has announced that it will offer seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to Senior Citizens 65 and over, and adults suffering from chronic illnesses, according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:55 AM EDT
As the National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane watches and warnings for parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast, Zurich, one of the leading property and casualty insurance providers globally and in North America, is offering businesses guidelines for actions that can be taken in the 24 hours before Hurricane Earl hits.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:51 AM EDT
Advancements Reward Experience, Broad Expertise
Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Robert Casagrande, Adam Citron, James Costanzo, Frank Kobola, Scott Lawliss and Matthew Turse have recently been promoted to associate vice president.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:50 AM EDT
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a 30,120-square-foot industrial lease transaction at 340 Stiles St. in Linden, N.J. NAI Hanson Vice President Barry J. Cohorsky represented the tenant, Total Freight Systems Corp, while Brittny Cantor in-house representative for the landlord, The Cantor Companies.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:47 AM EDT
New Business Caters to Boaters, Anglers
Boaters and anglers on Raystown Lake, PA, now have a reliable helping hand to call when their boats break down on the water. Captain Stephen Prosser, a thirty-year veteran of the boating industry, has opened TowBoatUS Raystown Lake which provides on-the-water assistance and tows back to launch ramps or marinas. The business is licensed by the Department of the Army to offer on-the-water towing and assistance services.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:38 AM EDT
Two-Day Pow.wow Brings Tribes Together in Paramus
Bergen Community College will offer a week-long opportunity to explore Native American culture, including a two-day intertribal Pow.wow, when the College presents its Native American Celebration “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse” from September 20 through Sept 25.
The Native American Traditional Intertribal Powwow will be open to the public as well as the College community. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, the pow.wow will feature children’s story telling, the Spirit of the Mountain Drummers and Singers, flutist Frank Menuson, Native American Dancers of the Eagle and the Condor. Falconer Jennifer Pena also will be on campus Thursday and Friday with wildlife display of eagles and birds of prey, along with the presenting of tribal colors and Native American craftspeople and vendors.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:35 AM EDT
Money Management International releases infographic about how kids learn about and spend money
Money Management International (MMI), the largest nonprofit credit counseling agency in the nation, has just released a new interactive infographic that visualizes how kids of different age ranges use and learn about money.
Following are statistics over three age groups (under 10, 10-14, and 15-18) as they relate to the infographic and tips on teaching those groups good money management skills.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 09:21 AM EDT
The wrath of hurricanes like Katrina and Ike spread deep into the nation’s midsection and affected millions of people. In preparation for more storms in the very near future, Bark Busters USA, the world’s largest dog training company, offers hurricane preparation and safety tips for your pet.
“The hurricane season brings a lot of stress for pets and pet owners alike,” says Greg Kleva, dog behavioral therapist and master trainer with Bark Busters. Kleva, who hosts ‘It’s A Dog’s Life’ on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius XM satellite says, “Sometimes people get caught up in the chaos of the storm and forget to make preparations for their pets. However, following a few tips to make sure you have done everything you can, will help ensure the safety and well being of your pet.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 03:04 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 05:23 PM EDT
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents and businesses along the U.S. coastline from North Carolina to Maine to take steps now to minimize potential wind and water damage from Hurricane Earl. On Monday, this powerful storm pummeled islands in the Caribbean tearing roofs off buildings and knocking down power lines and trees. As of Wednesday morning, Earl was a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, with sustained winds of 125 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to continue gaining strength as it runs parallel to the U.S. eastern seaboard, potentially affecting states from North Carolina to Maine.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:10 PM EDT
Whether you’re trying to raise funds with a small PTA bake sale or a major college scholarship, it’s tougher and tougher to get potential donors to part with their dollars. How can charities compete in these rough economic waters? Gail Perry, a nationally recognized fundraising expert and author of “Fired Up Fundraising” says that if you want to be on donors’ short list of favorite charities, be sure you give them what they are looking for today.
Gail offers these four tips:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:07 PM EDT
Hanna’s Rains — Not Surge — Damaged Hundreds of Boats
Four days before 2008’s Hurricane Hanna struck the South Carolina coast and ran up the eastern US seaboard, she was downgraded to a tropical storm. But that still didn’t stop the damage to hundreds of recreational boats deluged by the storm’s intense rains. And with Hurricane Earl now forecast on a parallel course just eastward of Hanna’s old track, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is again urging boaters from the Mid-Atlantic to New England to protect their vessels from the forecasted heavy precipitation.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:01 PM EDT
University of Haifa professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Safir, widely considered the “mother” of Israel’s feminist movement and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s rights, will present her latest findings in a speech at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ on Thursday, October 14. The event, “Women in Israel --- Is Equality a Myth?,” is co-sponsored by the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), Temple Sinai of Bergen County’s Sisterhood and Renaissance Group, and the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 03:57 PM EDT
The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (NJSPJ) will end a 15-month celebration of its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on Tuesday, September 14, at the Crowne Plaza, Route 1, in Edison. The dinner, which will feature addresses by past chapter presidents, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails; there will be a cash bar.