By William Moyers Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 08:26 AM EDT
Spring is sprung, and summer isn't far behind. So what happens to vacation celebrations when addiction gets in the way?
Dear Mr. Moyers: For our son's high-school graduation, we've planned all year to celebrate with a family trip to Disney World. The problem is my husband. He is a Vietnam vet with post-traumatic stress disorder whose drinking is really starting to take a toll on us now. He needs help; he wants help. We want him to get help. He's actually set to go into treatment, but we just learned from the rehab center that it won't be complete before we are scheduled to go on this vacation. What comes first, treatment or this long-awaited (and expensive) family vacation? — Marjorie L., Silver Spring, Md.
By Nina Garin Saturday, May 15 2010 @ 08:17 AM EDT
It's easy to assume a movie called "Babies
," that truly is about babies, would be, OMG, the cutest thing ever.
And it is. The new documentary that follows the first year of four different babies' lives is definitely the kind of cute that makes your heart all warm inside.
For 79 minutes, there are nonstop images of infants in Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the United States sleeping, eating, crying, crawling, playing with toys and having tantrums. Cute overload, indeed.
By Caroline Dipping Friday, May 14 2010 @ 07:46 AM EDT
Chunky or smooth. Roasted or raw. Mouthwatering or mouth-searing.
A bowl of salsa on a family table in Mexico is an essential part of the meal. It is spooned onto everything from breakfast eggs to dinner's grilled steak, but as a dip for tortilla chips? Never.
Walk into just about any Mexican restaurant in the United States, and you can bet your burrito you'll be offered a bowl of salsa with an overflowing basket of warm tortilla chips.
By Anonymous Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 02:17 PM EDT
I was driving west on Ridgewood Road approaching the intersection of Pascack Rd. I was singing along with the group Santana, which isn’t that easy since a lot of their stuff is in Spanish and I, well, "No hablo Espanol". I saw that I had a red light ahead of me and I thought: "Oh not again!" What I saw next caused me reflexively to utter "Oh no!" There were three maybe four of them with those little yellow aprons, each holding a little bucket-the volunteers!
By Paramus Post Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 08:39 AM EDT
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey was recently featured on Open House New York City. Referred to as the “ultimate staged property,” the Showhouse was the focus for interviews with four participating designers: Jack Levy (the Great Room), Jennifer McGee (the Breakfast Room), Kim O’Connor (the Library), and Jill Haden (the Entry Foyer ). Click here
to see the segment: For more information about all the designers, decorative artists and landscapers taking part in this year’s Showhouse, click here
. Please note that you can meet them in person on Saturday, May 22 at “Meet the Designer Day” at the Showhouse (details below).
By Paramus Post Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 08:05 AM EDT
Ray Shepherd, CEO of the American Red Cross of Northern NJ and Christopher Rim
In a unique fund raising approach, the Prestige Review Group recently donated $2000 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund by tutoring students in the Englewood Paramus school area.
Led by Christopher Rim, the Prestige Review Group donated proceeds earned from tutoring students in mathematics, writing, reading, and study and testing skills.
By Paramus Post Thursday, May 13 2010 @ 06:10 AM EDT
A LEADER IN UV PROTECTION INCREASES AWARENESS REGARDING THE DANGERS OF UV EXPOSURE, THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER UV PROTECTION AND THE NECESSITY OF REGULAR SKIN CHECKS
New York, NY, May 4, 2010—La Roche-Posay, a worldwide expert in UV protection, launches its SOS – Save Our Skin campaign today. The company that brought the highly anticipated Anthelios sunscreen franchise to the U.S. now is embarking on a new public health awareness and educational campaign to not only inform Americans about the dangers of UV and the importance of sun safety,
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 07:05 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:56 PM EDT
More than 100 People Signed Up to Testify
The Assembly Budget Committee will host a public hearing in Newark on Monday on Gov. Christie’s budget proposal.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the New Jersey Dental School’s Oral Health Pavilion at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at 50 12th Ave.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:55 PM EDT
Community Flourishes As New Owners Continue To Move In
125 North 10th Street, Williamsburg's best-selling condominium community, has surpassed 70 percent sold.
125 North 10th has become a top choice in Williamsburg's North Side neighborhood, with buyers attracted to the building's high level of quality in construction, design and finishes, along with its well thought out amenities. Since reducing pricing just over four months ago, 125 North 10th has sold 37 additional apartments, finding its niche in the market as the place to call home in Williamsburg.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:51 PM EDT
Bergen Community College Partners with League of Women Voters of New Jersey, The Record to Hold Public Forum on Property Tax Caps
College’s newly formed Institute of Public Policy to host June 15 Forum
Bergen Community College’s newly formed Institute of Public Policy has invited municipal officials from Massachusetts as well as national experts to participate in a June 15 forum, “Property Tax Caps: The Massachusetts Experience Informing the New Jersey Discussion.”
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:48 PM EDT
Featuring Auto & Bike Competition, Drifting, BMX Showcase and Rix Magazine Model Search
State Fair Meadowlands, RIX Magazine and Xtreme Rides 7 will hold the Second Annual State Fair Auto and Bike Show at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds on July 2 and 3. This spectacular event will feature an intense auto and bike competition, Drifting, BMX showcase by Hell on Wheels, Live Dyno Runs, Head to Head Burnout competition, Stunt Bike Demos, Xbox 360 racing games, RC drifting, a model search for the next RIX Magazine cover model, an exciting vendor midway and lots of giveaways and prizes, including over $10,000 in cash payout.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 05:45 PM EDT
By Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver
New Jerseyans have heard a lot of talk in recent weeks about “shared sacrifice” as we confront our state budget problems, and it’s a nice sounding theme that paints a picture of everybody chipping in equally to carry the burden. It’s undeniable that state spending cuts are needed, and that every area of state government will be affected. But one thing quickly became clear as that phrase became Gov. Chris Christie’s mantra – not every cut is equal, and not everyone shares the same definition of “shared sacrifice.”
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:51 PM EDT
Earlier today, live from LIGHTFAIR International’s (LFI) 2010 Innovation Awards ceremony—themed “The LFI Morning News”—four companies were recognized as the lighting industry’s leaders in innovative product design and technology. The awards program encompassed nearly 200 products debuting on the 2010 LFI trade show floor.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:42 PM EDT
Event to feature career consultations and leadership coaching from renowned experts Ruth Robins and Patricia Mathews
– With the New Jersey unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, the local unemployment landscape can be frustrating for new jobs or careers. As the growing populations of unemployed workers compete for a small pool of opportunities, landing a good job requires that candidates raise their level of competitiveness by taking risks.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:39 PM EDT
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, recently invited Bergen County adults and their Moms to a special luncheon in honor of Mother’s Day. Residents and guests dined on a delicious menu, which included beef tenderloin, chicken marsala, tortellini alfredo and assorted pastries and cookies. All Moms also received a pink carnation, courtesy of Heritage Pointe. (L-R) Friends Hilda Schwarz, Heritage Pointe resident Lee Meyer, Bernice Newman and Sylvia Silver enjoyed an afternoon of dining and conversation to celebrate Mother’s Day.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:36 PM EDT
Jeffrey Dunne, Christopher Leonard and Brian Schulz of CB Richard Ellis’ New York Institutional Group represented Hartz Mountain Industries in two recent multi-family acquisitions to satisfy a 1031 exchange requirement: the 412-unit, 255 Huguenot Street in New Rochelle, New York and the 277-unit, four-property Town & Country Portfolio, located in the Bergen County towns of Westwood and River Vale, New Jersey.
By Connie Schultz Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 03:06 PM EDT
Kyle Robbins' first e-mail made me smile: "Can't say I really saw this interaction coming," he wrote.
That makes two of us, Kyle.
Last month, I spent a few days with students in the Media Fellows program at DePauw University, in Greencastle, Ind. They're mostly Midwesterners and overwhelmingly thoughtful and funny, and sometimes they smile when they don't quite feel like it because they were raised to give strangers the benefit of the doubt.
By Michelle Malkin Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 02:49 PM EDT
Let me summarize first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity agenda: Shed as I say, not as I gain. While she crusades for organic foods and puts government pressure on corporations to stop marketing fast food and junk food to children, Mrs. Obama herself profited from the very same processed food industry she now demonizes.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 11:41 AM EDT
TEEN DRIVING LAW ANALYSIS & TOUGHER AIRPORT SECURITY BREACH LAW TOP THURSDAY ASSEMBLY AGENDAS
UI Fund Fix, Amber Alert Update, ‘Jessica Lunsford Act’ Also on Tap
Legislation to protect senior citizens from Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to increase their prescription drug fees and slash their property tax relief, provide a New Jersey homebuyer tax credit for 2010 and analyze the newly implemented teen driver safety law top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.