By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:43 PM EDT
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Hackensack University Medical Center is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:35 PM EDT
Thank you all so much for your support and attendance at our 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event was a great success, and we couldn't have done it without you. If you haven't already seen them, you can view some of our photos online.
If you weren't able to support our Celebration but are looking for another way to lend a hand, here's an idea to consider. Each year, Bright Side Manor participates in a joint fundraiser with Bloomingdale's. The event is called "Love Where You Live," and here's how it works.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:30 PM EDT
Luxury Development in Princeton Offers Rich Lifestyle, Plus Convenience
The Residences at Palmer Square, the new luxury townhome and condominium community in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., offers residents the convenience of a wealth of shopping, entertainment and cultural opportunities -- all within walking distance -- as well as a wide selection of dining out options.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:25 PM EDT
MMI offers educational resources in honor of National Protect Your Identity Week
It can strike at any moment. Like a thief in the night, it is waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack the vulnerable - it is identity theft. Because identity theft is a serious crime affecting more than 10 million Americans every year, Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest credit counseling agency, will participate in National Protect Your Identity Week 2010 (PYIW). PYIW is a grass roots initiative created to build awareness and educate communities across the country about identity theft. This year’s week-long event is slated for October 17-23, 2010.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:21 PM EDT
Specialty Retailer to Offer Limited Edition Products and Exclusive Events Benefiting Komen for the Cure
AVENUE®, a women’s plus-size retailer and premier brand in the Redcats portfolio, is proud to announce today its partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. AVENUE® is the first-ever plus-size specialty store retailer to join forces with Komen for the Cure in support of its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Between October 17th and October 30th, AVENUE® will host a full-scale breast cancer awareness program that will reach out to every customer both in-store and via emails, as well as on Avenue.com. Visitors to Avenue.com will find a list of events that benefit “Komen for the Cure” that will be promoted during the campaign.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
Boat Owners Association Reports Grassroots Efforts
In the battle to add up to 50% more ethanol to the nation’s gas supply without first providing scientific evidence it won’t harm boat engines or cause serious safety issues, America’s recreational boaters have spoken. Of the over 22,000 Americans who have emailed President Obama in the last thirteen days urging him to stop the EPA from approving the increase, BoatUS reports that nearly three-fourths of those emails are from BoatUS members and other recreational boaters.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 02:16 PM EDT
Available October 27 – November 21 at all three New York City locations
Free Cooking Demonstration October 30 at 10 am
At Rosa Mexicano Riverside Square, 390 Hackensack Avenue
Reservations are required, please call Cre at 212.397.0666 ext 40
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 01:10 PM EDT
Cross River Bank, one of New Jersey’s most successful and fastest growing community banks, recently hosted a golf outing that generated significant funds for Madraigos – a nonprofit group that provides a wide array of innovative programs to help at-risk teens.
More than 120 participants from leading New Jersey and New York businesses, as well as prominent religious organizations, participated in the bank’s inaugural golf outing. The Madraigos mission is focused on guiding troubled youths on a path of self-improvement and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 01:04 PM EDT
Produce Pete, one of America’s favorite grocers, will be the featured speaker at the October 27th meeting of the Breakfast Club of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Brunch and a lively conversation about selecting and preparing nutritious, delicious food will be the highlights of the event, Get Fresh! The program will benefit the hospital’s educational outreach to local schools and community groups on combating childhood obesity.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:51 PM EDT
Staff from The Allendale Community for Mature Living, a senior living community offering three levels of residency and a full continuum of care on one campus, recently entertained Allendale residents of all ages at Allendale Festival Day. The community, which was a Platinum sponsor for the event, hosted a Pet Parade and Doggie Trick contest and offered gift baskets, face painting, games and prizes for area children.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:49 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “Healthy Eating for the Holiday Season” on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker is Kathy Tigue, RD, CDE, MPA, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Management Services, LLC, Emerson, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center with special guest Chef Dan Frey of the Culinary Institute of America.
For further information and directions, please contact the Paramus Board of Health’s Public Health Nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618, or the Diabetes Foundation at 01-444-0337. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are suggested.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:47 PM EDT
The free screening program for diabetes and hypertension will be offered again for all Paramus residents according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer. This health prevention program will be available on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 and on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Paramus Borough Hall. Pre-registration is necessary; call the Board of Health Nurses for an appointment and dietary instructions at 201-265-2100, Ext. 618 or 615.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:44 PM EDT
The New Jersey office market is reaching a state of equilibrium, with landlords reducing the number of concessions they offer tenants while trying to lock them down for early renewals, according to Colliers International New Jersey. The market may still slightly favor tenants, with an overall flight to quality, but landlords are increasingly confident the market has already reached the bottom and that activity will continue to increase.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 12:09 PM EDT
NJ Media and Talent Are Highlighted
The NJ Advertising Club today launched “Choose Jersey Talent,” a six week campaign to highlight the breadth and scope of New Jersey’s advertising agencies, talent pool and media. Organizers have focused on the importance of the New Jersey advertising market and its contribution and support of New Jersey’s economy with a variety of media businesses donating an estimated $500,000 in advertising space including 17 billboards lining New Jersey’s busiest highways.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:49 AM EDT
“The House of Bernarda Alba”
“The House of Bernarda Alba,” is a dramatic play that depicts a Spanish mother, who is obsessed with family honor and forces her five daughters to repress their feelings for men and relationships. The play will be performed at the Ender Hall Laboratory Theatre on Bergen Community College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, October 28 and November 4 and Friday, October 29 and November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday performances will be held on October 30 at 3 p.m. and November 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “The House of Bernarda Alba” is written by Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet, dramatist, musician and theatrical director, before the start of the Spanish Civil War.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:47 AM EDT
By David and Andrea Reiser, coauthors of Letters From Home: A Wake-up Call for
Success & Wealth (Wiley, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-4706379-2-0, $27.95, www.ReiserMedia.com)
Refuse to acknowledge anyone who doesn't say "please" and "thank you." It's the best way to showcase the critical importance of courtesy and good manners—with your children, yes, but also with other adults. Do the right thing, even if it's really, really tough. (Especially if it's really, really tough.) Whether you're blowing the whistle on an embezzling boss or returning the extra $10 the cashier gave you by mistake, acting with integrity is its own reward. Plus, it's a more powerful teaching moment for your kids than all your lectures combined.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Fifteen Virtues That Can Bring Our Nation Back from the Brink. Worried about the state of our nation? You're not alone. David and Andrea Reiser, authors of Letters From Home: A Wake-up Call for Success & Wealth, want to restore America to its former glory—and they know just the values that will take us there.
Everywhere you look, from talk shows to the office water cooler to the dinner table, you see people wringing their hands about the state of our nation. No wonder: It feels like we're living through a slow-motion train wreck. Our national debt is out of control. Our politicians are corrupt. Our business leaders are greedy, inept, or both. Our young people are disrespectful and lazy. And a shocking number of citizens are more interested in grabbing entitlements than in working hard to pursue the American dream.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:34 AM EDT
Westfield Garden State Plaza announces the 2010 Westfield Style Tour, a weekend-long fashion and beauty event to be held October 22-23, 2010. Produced by IMG (the producers of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) and sponsored by Virgin Mobile, the award-winning Westfield Style Tour will be stopping at eight Westfield centers across the country and features two full days of a complete fashion extravaganza at Westfield Garden State Plaza. As part of the comprehensive weekend line-up, Stacy London will appear at Westfield Garden State Plaza on October 23rd at 1pm to host an exclusive style showcase on the Westfield Fashion Stage to offer fall fashion tips and advice to all Westfield shoppers in attendance.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:24 AM EDT
Designers Challenged to Design Residences at Luxury Tower
Trump Plaza Residences in Jersey City, one of New Jersey's most luxurious residential condominium towers, was featured in an episode during the fifth season of HGTV's top-rated design competition show, "HGTV Design Star." The episode featured the show's designer finalists, who were divided into two teams and brought on location to Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City. Each team was challenged to design a two-bedroom residence in the 443-unit Gold Coast property, which at 55 stories is the tallest residential tower in the state.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 11:20 AM EDT
Cipriano Landscape Design has awarded four scholarships totaling $10,000 to students at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Departments of Landscape Architecture and Plant Biology and Pathology. The 3rd Annual Cipriano Landscape Design “Keeping It Green Foundation” scholarships are presented to encourage careers in the green industry & environmental stewardship, according to Chris Cipriano, CEO/Founder of Cipriano Landscape Design.