By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 08, 2009, 06:30 PM EDT
Water's Edge at Point Pleasant
— Builder Receives Prestigious Recognition for Communities, Including ‘Community of the Year’ Award For Water’s Edge at Point Pleasant —
Pulte Homes’ Metro NY/NJ Division was one of the most honored builders at the New Jersey Builders Association’s 22nd Annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards. In total, Pulte received an impressive seven awards at the 2009 SAM gala, which was held on April 21 at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 08, 2009, 04:58 PM EDT
NAI James E. Hanson, one of New Jersey's leading commercial real estate firms, announced today that Anthony Cassano, Associate Vice President, has completed a major land lease for a 111 room Hampton Hilton Hotel plus three other lease and sales transactions throughout the Bergen County region during the first quarter of 2009.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 08, 2009, 04:56 PM EDT
In today's workforce, effective project management skills are essential to the successful completion of a project. The seminar "Project Management Basics: Techniques, Steps and Tools," presented by Bergen Community College's Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training and the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center (Technology Education Center room 128) at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 08, 2009, 04:51 PM EDT
Pomegranate, New York’s leading gourmet kosher supermarket, will host some of America’s most celebrated kosher chefs, many of which are award-winning authors. The MEET THE CELEBRITY CHEFS series will be launched on May 13 with award winning kosher cookbook author Susie Fishbein, known for her KOSHER BY DESIGN series of cookbooks published by Artscroll/Mesorah (www.artscroll.com).
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 08, 2009, 11:57 AM EDT
'Entre Nos' is given 'Honorable Mention' for New York Narrative Feature and is one of festival's most attended films
Over 5000 people watch 'P-Star Rising' in single sitting at Tribeca 'Drive-In'
IndiePix, the Internet-based distributor of independent films, has announced that its first two Release Slate productions – 'P-Star Rising' and 'Entre Nos' – received outstanding support at their world premieres at Tribeca 09. Over 5000 film fans turned out to watch 'P-Star Rising' at the 'Drive-In', and 'Entre Nos', one of the most attended films throughout the whole festival, has since been given an 'Honorable Mention' for New York Narrative Feature.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, May 08, 2009, 06:56 AM EDT
Q: Our old Victorian home (1904) has a lot of small rooms on the top floor — the "rabbit warren," my husband calls it. We have a student tenant living in one, and I'm thinking about taking another as a hobby room for myself. I need ideas about color and furniture. I guess I should paint it white because it's so small.
A: Not necessarily so. Obviously, you have researched and learned that white and light colors equal a more spacious feeling, but rules can be bent.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:52 PM EDT
Fair Lawn High School announces their 42nd annual Marathon to be held Friday, May 15th from 3:00pm – 11pm and Saturday, May 16th from 10am – 6pm at the High School, 14-00 Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn Originated in 1967, members of the high school senior class get together to plan activities with a goal of raising money for local charities. Some past recipients of funds raised by the Fair Lawn High School Marathon include the Children's Therapy Center, Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Eva's Kitchen, The Food Bank in Fair Lawn, Shelter our Sisters as well as local families in need.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:49 PM EDT
Alpine Learning Group
On April 25th, Alpine Learning Group held their 20th Anniversary Gala at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City and honored Mark & Debra Gladstone, Co-Founders and Dr. Bridget Taylor, Co-Founder and Executive Director. Over 350 guests attended the event which raised $75,000 for educational and support services for learners with autism and their families. The event celebrated the successes of Alpine’s learners, their families, staff and the many friends who have supported Alpine’s students as they have met the challenges of autism over the past two decades.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:47 PM EDT
The Lightstone Group, one of the largest private real estate owners in the country, today announced that it has signed AT Wireless, Inc. to a long-term lease extension at 7404 Reindeer Trail in San Antonio, Texas.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:34 PM EDT
Yuna Youn, Lynda Kraar and Amanda Viehmeyer
2009-10 Edition of Literary Journal The Labyrinth Debuts
With the debut of the 2009-10 edition of The Labyrinth, Bergen Community College’s literary journal, 25 student authors can add a new adjective to their portfolios: published. Student authors submit their creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry pieces to The Labyrinth’s faculty advisers (Bergen professors James Zorn and Dorothy Altman), who work with a student editorial board to select entries from hundreds of submissions for inclusion in the publication. Student editors then compile and oversee the production of the journal. The 2009-10 edition features 37 works by 25 authors.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:28 PM EDT
News is Important During May’s tribute to Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents and Stroke Survivors
CareOne, New Jersey’s largest family-owned and operated senior care provider reports that newly designed hotel-like Centers, and the use of computer technology account for speedier recovery and discharge in rehab patients compared to national averages.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:24 PM EDT
The Valley Hospital offers Weekend Ultimate Birthing Experience Classes to prepare the expectant mother and her coach for the birthing experience. This special two-day class is designed for those couples who find it difficult to attend the weekly Lamaze series. Topics include comfort tips for the last weeks of pregnancy, the process of labor and birth, how coaches can help make the mother more comfortable while in labor, breathing and relaxation techniques that can help during labor. Medications, anesthesia, vaginal and Cesarean birth, and infant care and feeding are also discussed.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 03:14 PM EDT
Schilp & Co Realtors
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, announced today it has agreed to acquire Schilp & Co. Realtors, a well established real estate brokerage firm which is currently located in Morris County, New Jersey. Schilp primarily covers northern and western New Jersey, as well as eastern Pennsylvania, including the Lehigh Valley."
In today's economic climate, there are few companies that are in a position to be able to grow and expand their services through acquisitions and mergers, simply because there is too much risk and not enough capital to get those types of deals done right now,"
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 02:51 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to include prepaid bank cards into the law regulating expiration dates and dormancy fees for gift cards and certificates was released today by an Assembly committee. “These prepaid bank cards are becoming more and more popular, but are exempt from laws protecting consumers from unreasonable expiration dates and hidden fees,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “This is a common sense step that keeps consumer protections consistent and strong.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 07, 2009, 08:50 AM EDT
The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is participating in a nationwide Asthma Screening Program in cooperation with the Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The complimentary screening is open to all Bergen County residents and will be held on Wednesday, May 20 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders, located on HUMC’s campus, 30 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack.
By Paramus Post Thursday, May 07, 2009, 06:50 AM EDT
By Shawn Dell Joyce Thursday, May 07, 2009, 06:49 AM EDT
Mother's Day is the second-most important holiday for cut-flower growers and sellers in our country. At this moment, 109,915 employees in more than 24,000 floral shops across our nation are especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother's Day.
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.
By Paramus Post Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 05:17 PM EDT
Jeannine F. LaRue, vice president of public affairs of Rutgers University, presenting the Marketing Achievement Award at the New York Chapter for the Society of Marketing Professionals' (SMPS) 13th Annual Honor Awards Dinner on May 5, 2009 to Eileen Della Volle, vice president of business development at KS Engineers, P.C. Eileen received a standing ovation, the first ever at the annual awards dinner.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 05:01 PM EDT
Panels Will Also Consider Regulating Bank Cards, N.J. College Savings Program
Assembly committees Thursday will consider legislation to combat harassing debt collection practices, require the state to publicly report hospital medical errors and expand a tax credit program designed to lure development to urban transit hubs.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 04:54 PM EDT
On Saturday, June 13, cancer survivors will join in “A Celebration of Life,” as The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center commemorates National Cancer Survivors Day. The annual event, to be held at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will honor cancer survivors, their family and friends, and the healthcare professionals who helped them recover.