By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 07:11 PM EDT
Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Thursday unveiled new property tax reform legislation that would revise the state’s arbitration system by requiring the emphasis be placed on protecting taxpayers. In announcing the legislation, the Democratic legislative leaders noted the overhaul is necessary and overdue to put the system back in balance. “Rare, outlandish arbitrator awards that have caused property taxes to spike in some communities do stand out and have made a strong case for reform,” said Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). “This reform will return much needed balance to a system that desperately needs it. When I stood with the Governor in July, I said the Senate would give local officials this vital tool, and here we are.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 07:08 PM EDT
Since Last Month's Grand Opening, Windsor Cove Establishes Itself as Mercer County's Premier Community of Single-Family Homes
Pulte Homes, one of the award-winning brands of PulteGroup, Inc., is experiencing a steady stream of prospective buyers at Windsor Cove, the homebuilder's enclave of 51 single-family homes in East Windsor, N.J. Since Pulte Homes held a grand opening celebration in late September, a large number of individuals have expressed interest in attaining the Windsor Cove lifestyle, which features easy access to the Jersey Shore and prominent cities such as New York and Philadelphia, while maintaining a quiet, suburban atmosphere that is unparalleled anywhere else in the region.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 04:23 PM EDT
Getting ready to meet with a prospective employer? Leave your cat suit, pajamas and crazy hat at home. In a recent survey, OfficeTeam asked human resources (HR) managers to recount the strangest interview outfits they had heard of or seen. Following are some examples:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 04:19 PM EDT
Princeton's Newest Residential Development Offers Real Luxury At An Incredible Value
The Residences at Palmer Square, a luxury townhome and condominium community in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., offers a level of quality and detail that is unmatched by any other new development -- from the oversized entry doors featuring solid Baldwin handles and locks to gracious built-ins such as pocket doors and window seats.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 04:15 PM EDT
Most probably your mother’s kosher kitchen didn’t contain Chorizo Mexican style sausage, Sangria in a box or sriracha sauce……fast forward to 2010, where today’s kosher pantry reflects the gourmet tastes and health conscious diets of the under 40 set. There’s even a new Kosher iPhone app.
Kosherfest 2010 (www.kosherfest.com
) , Oct 26-27 at the NJ Meadowlands, reflects the trends, tastes, flavors and pulse of the kosher market as it goes into 2011. The sold out show will feature more than 350 exhibitors, and hundreds of new products from all over the world and from companies big and small, and old and new. This year CANADA will be the featured country, with a special section at the show as well as events from that country dedicated to everything Canadian and kosher.….camera crews, reporters & photographers invited to cover & eat…..samples available…here’s more …
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 04:12 PM EDT
Bayanihan Philippine National Dance
Performs LIVE at Englewood’s bergenPAC
Saturday November 20 – 8:00 PM
$69, $49, $39, $29
The Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company performs graceful dances that have continuously changing patterns and numerous entrances and exits. Each dance is short and fast-paced. The beautiful costumes are adorned with embroidery, seashells, satin, straw, feathers, and frilled lace.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 03:03 PM EDT
The New Jersey Assembly and Senate are considering legislation that would mandate age-appropriate dating violence education as part of all public middle and high school curriculums. Trenton Central High School students are not waiting. They are already educating their peers and the public about relationship violence.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 12:03 PM EDT
Older Adults Make Significant Contributions through Volunteering
More and more older adults are volunteering in order to remain active, creative and productive, recording more than 100 million service hours annually, according to Senior Corps, a federal agency that connects Americans with opportunities to give back to their communities. Seniors, including the residents at The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, recognize they have a lifetime of experience to share and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Selected Shorts’ Host Isaiah Sheffer among Performers
Back for their sixth consecutive year, National Dance Institute's Celebration Team brings a joyous afternoon of dance to the stage at Symphony Space. More than 50 children, ages 9-15, will perform favorite works from National Dance Institute’s (NDI) repertory, including highlights from the 2010 Event of the Year: The Storyteller featuring Isaiah Sheffer. Sheffer is Founding Artistic Director of Symphony Space, and host and director of the long-running hit series Selected Shorts on public radio. For more than 34 years, NDI, a not-for-profit organization founded by New York City Ballet star Jacques d'Amboise, has transformed the lives of more than 2 million public school children through their award-winning arts and learning programs.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Assembly Panel Approves Measure to Provide No-Interest Loans for Site Remediation
A bill sponsored by Assembly members Craig J. Coughlin, Connie Wagner, and Jack Conners that would provide funding to help local governments clean up contaminated properties has received approval from the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
The bill (A-3167) would authorize the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to provide a no-interest loan to a municipality, county or redevelopment entity for up to 25 percent of the cost of a remedial action in a Brownfield development area.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 11:37 AM EDT
Opportunities Available Until Nov. 15
Sterling Properties, New Jersey's premier developer of luxury homes, today announced that it is celebrating the fall season by offering extraordinary values at its new home communities. Prospective homebuyers in search of their dream home are invited to discuss these opportunities with the sales staffs at five of Sterling's finely crafted communities in Northern New Jersey -- RoseVallé, The Brownstones at Essex Fells, Viera at Hanover Township, Forest Hill and Sterling Pointe.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 11:31 AM EDT
Globetrotters to astound fans at Prudential Center in December and Madison Square Garden, IZOD Center, and Nassau Coliseum in February
Five NYC natives including former St. John’s standout highlight Globetrotters’ roster
Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive season when their dazzling “4 Times the Fun” World Tour brings two games to Newark on December 30, 2010, followed by six more games in the NYC area from February 18 to 21, 2011.
Full schedule of eight NYC area games:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 11:20 AM EDT
Attorney Michael Wildes & Artist Sarah Brightman
Wildes Secures Green Card Approval for Brightman
Wildes & Weinberg P.C. is pleased to announce best-selling artist Sarah Brightman’s petition for permanent residence has been approved. Renowned immigration lawyer Michael Wildes was retained as counsel to Brightman, an English citizen and esteemed Broadway soprano and actress, whose application for permanent U.S. residency has been summarily approved based on her extraordinary talent and contribution to the arts. Wildes is currently in the process of completing her green card case.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:42 AM EDT
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, And Spalding
On the heels of the most successful year in the franchise’s storied history, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters today announced partnership renewals with global giants Howard Johnson International, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses and Spalding. Those entities join long-time partner Campbell Soup Company–currently in the midst of a three-year renewal with the Globetrotters–as proud sponsors of the iconic brand now entering its 85th year of entertaining fans across the globe.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:39 AM EDT
Award-winning journalist Ti-Hua Chang, of WNYW/Fox 5, has reported on various news stories throughout the tri-state area including the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Chang will discuss his numerous experiences as a reporter and “The Current Relationship Between China and the U.S.” as the keynote speaker for Bergen Community College’s Asian Heritage Week on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus. Mr. Chang also has worked at WWOR/My 9, where he served as a general assignment and investigative reporter. He has received numerous awards including five Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his news documentary “Passport to Kill.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:33 AM EDT
Start New Jobs at Crestron Electronics Inc. on Oct. 18
Ten previously unemployed New Jersey residents started new jobs as electronic technicians on October 18, 2010 after completing the NJ Workforce Training on Demand courses at Bergen Community College. The College designed the courses and offered them to meet the needs of Rockleigh, NJ-based Crestron, a global provider of electronic control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and other commercial applications. The 224 hours of classroom instruction that Bergen delivered was the result of working through the NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development. The Consortium has trained approximately 25,000 employees at more than 1,300 mostly small companies in various basic skills over the past three years.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:30 AM EDT
Free Meals for Servicemen and Women This Veterans Day
Once again this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar will thank our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a well-deserved free meal. A selection of complimentary entrees will be available for these local heroes on this day as dine-in guests at all Applebee’s restaurants throughout the United States including Applebee’s in Paramus located at The Fashion Center, Route 17 North. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, New Jersey Applebee’s will open one hour earlier for lunch starting at 10:00 a.m. and continue serving dinner until midnight or later in order to accommodate more of our deserving military.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:27 AM EDT
No one wants to think about the end of life, but many patients with chronic or terminal illnesses such as cancer or organ failure face this reality every day. To better serve these patients, the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) in Paterson, New Jersey, has introduced Life-Sustaining Management and Alternative (LSMA) services. This unique program is designed to provide comfort, control and choices for chronic and terminally ill patients and their loved ones when faced with difficult end-of-life decisions.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 22 2010 @ 05:22 AM EDT
Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA), the membership and training division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), recently bestowed one of its inaugural A.C.E. (Ability, Compassion, Excellence) Awards to Margery Rowe, lead certified nursing assistant at CareOne at Dunroven, Creskill, NJ, for providing exceptional care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Rowe has been employed as a nursing assistant at CareOne at Dunroven, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, since 1972. She was among a dozen healthcare professionals who DCPA honored at a luncheon on October 12 at the Hilton Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ. State Senator Joseph F. Vitale (D-NJ), vice chairman of the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, was on hand at the luncheon to address attendees and co-present the awards with DCPA’s director.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 21 2010 @ 04:20 PM EDT