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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, September 22 2017 @ 03:51 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, September 22 2017 @ 03:51 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

New Jersey Office Leasing Activity Slows but not for Northern New Jersey During First Quarter

New Leases on Hudson Waterfront, Renewals Stimulate the Market in Northern New Jersey

It might be described as the “tale of two markets”: the first quarter of 2011 provided both challenges and opportunities within the New Jersey office market, according to new research by Jones Lang LaSalle. While leasing activity slowed in most of the state in the last three months, Northern New Jersey saw glimmers of hope as new leasing along the Hudson Waterfront submarket drove the vacancy rate down 2.9 percentage points to levels not seen in three years.

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Affordable Care Act to improve quality of care for people with Medicare

Proposal for Accountable Care Organizations will help better coordinate care, lower costs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released proposed new rules to help doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers better coordinate care for Medicare patients through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings – including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. The Medicare Shared Savings Program will reward ACOs that lower health care costs while meeting performance standards on quality of care and putting patients first. Patient and provider participation in an ACO is purely voluntary.

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Pulte Homes Announces Community Grand Opening of Bellewood Acres in Warren, New Jersey

Residents Will Enjoy Rural Sophistication in One of America's 'Best Places to Live'

Pulte Homes, an award-winning brand of PulteGroup, is excited to announce the grand opening of Bellewood Acres, an enclave community of just 26 spacious, single-family homes in prestigious Warren Township, N.J. The grand opening is scheduled for April 9 and 10. Since opening Bellewood Acres for sales to members of the community's VIP list just two weeks ago, Pulte Homes has already sold 17 homes, leaving just nine home sites available for sale. Prospective buyers interested in taking advantage of the limited opportunities that remain are urged to visit Bellewood Acres next weekend.

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Drash On The Ground Providing Tusnami Relief In Japan

DHS Technologies LLC, parent company for DHS Systems LLC, and manufacturer of the patented Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) today announced that it has fielded several MX and XB shelters along with several fuel fired heaters (D-1000B) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in cooperation with Toyo Bussan, a partner company based in Japan, to support recovery efforts following the tsunami earlier this month that ravaged much of the country.

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An Opinion From NJSAssywoman Connie Wagner

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
I would like to personally thank Dr. Jim Montesano for his service as superintendent of the Paramus School System; its students, parents and taxpayers. Since Jim's arrival we have worked closely together to unburden our school system from unfunded state mandates and to bring some new ideas to our classrooms. He has provided us with a new direction filled with promise, optimism and achievement. Even without aid from Trenton, Dr. Montesano continued to provide a level of academics that are the envy of other towns. As Dr. Montesano heads to New York I worry that other talented and bright New Jersey superintendents will leave our school systems behind because of the cap Governor Christie has placed on Superintendent salaries. Minnesota imposed a salary cap on superintendents in the 1990s but repealed it after they saw their school leaders leaving for greener pastures.

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Gilda’s Club NNJ Hosts 2nd Annual Teen Essay Contest

“It’s Always Something” essay contest provides forum for teens to share cancer experiences with community

Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey (Gilda’s Club NNJ) is hosting its second annual “It’s Always Something” Teen Essay Contest to encourage high school teens to write an engaging, heartfelt essay that focuses on the impact cancer has had on their lives.
The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide welcoming communities of support to anyone affected by cancer and bring together people who are experiencing similar situations. The contest is open to teens that have had cancer, had a family member or friend with cancer or lost a loved one to cancer.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Grows New Jersey Brokerage Services Team With Hiring of Frank Truesdell as Executive Vice President

Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that it has hired Frank Truesdell to serve as Executive Vice President with its New Jersey Brokerage Services team. An accomplished professional with a strong track record representing some of the country’s largest corporations, Truesdell is based out of the firm’s office in Parsippany, N.J.

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N.Y. Entrepreneur Draws Roadmap To Success In New Book

After seventeen years of research on the most powerful methods of how to fast-track a career to success, New York author and successful entrepreneur Scott G. Nicholson is releasing the new book, “Seeds of Achievement,” a life-changing roadmap to greatness that provides the career tactics, personality traits, and processes critical to attaining unlimited levels of life and career success years faster.

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BoatUS Urges Boaters To Be Heard on New EPA Requirements - Deadline for Public Comments is June 2

Remember the Clean Boating Act of 2008? The bi-partisan federal legislation stopped recreational boats from falling under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirements originally targeting “normal operating discharges” from commercial ships. However, the Act required the EPA to analyze recreational boat discharges and eventually mandate “Management Practices” to address environmental concerns.
Now the Agency is asking boaters to speak up about how they operate and maintain their boat as it moves forward developing and eventually implementing those management practices. The deadline for comments is June 2.

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HUMC Ranks 8th in the New York Metro Areain U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) has been ranked 8th in the New York Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals . HUMC received the top ranking out of all New Jersey hospitals listed. The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

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Cyclists “Go the Distance for Autism”

Cycling for Autism

The second annual “Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event has hit a chord with local businesses, families and individuals who are registering to ride and sponsoring the event in support of autism education. The event takes place on May 15th at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale and is a collaborative effort by four northern NJ schools for learners with autism - Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, The EPIC School in Paramus, REED Academy in Garfield and Garden Academy in Maplewood.

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Perinatal Mood Disorders: Help is Out There for Women in Bergen County

Resources Include 24-Hour Statewide Help Line and Informational Web Site

Most new mothers – anywhere from 60 to 80 percent – experience at least a brief episode of the "baby blues" – feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or moodiness – within the first few days of giving birth. After a couple of weeks these symptoms typically disappear. However, when symptoms persist or deepen in intensity, they may be a sign of postpartum depression or another one of several perinatal mood disorders (PMD). The important thing is to understand the difference and to get help when it is needed.

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Barnes & Noble Announces Local Winner Of “My Favorite Teacher Contest”

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that Mr. Peter Kasturas from the Oradell Public School, Oradell, NJ has been named the local winner of the “Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest.” Kasturas was chosen from 75 entries at the Barnes & Noble on 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ. Kasturas was nominated by 6th grade student Ginger Pojednic.

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Paramus To Hold Free Rabies Clinic

The Paramus Board of Health will conduct its free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, on Wednesday,May 4th (dogs only) and Thursday, May 5th (cats only) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The clinic will be held at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive.Rabies vaccination with a three year duration of immunity will be used.

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Spring Fashion Cleaning

It's that time of year -- spring ahead and get a fresh start. Start by cleaning out your closet! It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, right?

"Cleaning out your closet is always tough, because our clothes hold memories and ignite feelings and emotions," says Andy Paige, fashion expert and author of "Style on a Shoestring" (McGraw Hill, $16.95). "We all remember the dress we wore for a special date with our honey or the business suit that got us our first real job or the jeans that made us feel like a rock star. Letting go of garments that we don't wear anymore but still have fondness for can often be bittersweet."

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A Fresh Take on Minestrone From Olivewood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago, I toured the 1-year-old Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, Calif., where local elementary school children get the opportunity to do hands-on science and nutrition classes, gardening and cooking.

While I was there, chef Sara Polczynski, formerly pastry chef for the Cohn Restaurant Group and currently with the San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program, was cooking up an aromatic batch of minestrone soup for a lucky group of sixth-graders.

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A Re-election Jobs Report?

Did the big March jobs report put President Obama back on the road to re-election? If so, he can thank the GOP, whose tax cuts saved him from himself. 

You could hear cheering all the way from the West Wing when the Labor Department showed a 216,000 gain in non-farm payrolls, the biggest number in quite some time. Plus, the unemployment rate continued its decline to 8.8 percent. Not so long ago it was nearly 10 percent.
Corporate payrolls have now increased by 478,000 for the first three months of the year.

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Become a Part of Paramus History, The Paramus Rotary Peace Park

Rotary International
The Paramus Rotary Club is proud to announce The Paramus Rotary Peace Park. The Rotary Peace Park will be erected adjacent to the Band Shell on the Paramus Library property on Century Road and dedicated in June 2011. Involving Paramus students and their families, the themes of global peace, multi-cultural under-standing and conflict resolution will be celebrated annually at the park. In the center of the Peace Park, the Rotary Club will erect a multi-sided Peace Pole with the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on each side of the pole. Each inscription will be in a different language, representative of the languages most spoken in Paramus. The design of the Peace Park incorporates a gazebo, benches, markers and plantings. Similar poles have been erected around the world!

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Freecycling to Keep Usable Things out of the Waste Stream

Each one of us produces 1.2 tons of garbage per year, which is mainly bagged household trash. What's not included in that figure are all the perfectly usable goods that get thrown out each year, such as old furniture, clothes, books, obsolete technology and working appliances.

Many of these items are yard-sale fodder, or can be found parked by the curb with a "free" sign attached. If you can't find what you need through curb-shopping, or the classifieds in this paper, try websites like Craigslist and Freecycle.

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