By Mel Fabrikant Friday, February 01, 2008, 07:10 AM EST
Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award
David DelVecchio, Hugh Boyd and Freeholder William S. Haines Among Others Honored at Annual Event
J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, was awarded the first “Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award” at the American Institute of Architects New Jersey chapter’s Awards Dinner held on Jan. 12 at The Newark Club.
By Nina Garin Friday, February 01, 2008, 01:34 AM EST
It opens with the torture and slow death of a kitten, which neatly captures the spirit and tone of the execrable, excruciating "Untraceable."
Yet another serial killer is on the loose. The worst kind, at that: A fiendish computer wunderkind whose machinations send police and FBI agents scurrying to their terminals, where we endure scene after scene of fingers tapping on keys.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, February 01, 2008, 01:20 AM EST
Q: One reason we bought this big Victorian house (1889 Queen Anne) was the wraparound porch. I grew up with a porch like this, where everything happened in summer, and on rainy days we kids would ride our bikes outside. That was a long time ago, so I think I need an update. There must be new things happening.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 31, 2008, 02:39 PM EST
Ramsey Garden Club Sows Scholarship
On January 26, the Ramsey Area Garden Club (RAGC) awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Bergen Community College horticulture student Anthony Rodin, 25, of New Milford. Three members of the RAGC - Emily Rennie (chair of the awards committee), Mary Bergonzi and Virginia Moritz - presented Rodin with the scholarship at a recognition ceremony held at the College. Professor Steven Fischer, head of Bergen's Department of Horticulture, also attended the ceremony.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 31, 2008, 02:36 PM EST
The Sinai School, dedicated to educating special needs children and young adults within the Jewish community, will hold its annual benefit dinner on Sunday, February 10 at 4:45 p.m. at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel, Teaneck. The Sinai School operates programs in several New Jersey Jewish elementary, middle and high schools and supervises two group residences for young adults to learn the skills of independent living.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 31, 2008, 01:56 PM EST
Need help with your income tax? Scheduled for Mondays only, by appointment, call 201 265 2100 x 664. Along those lines, why go out in the snow or rain to deposit your Social Security check? Call 1 800 333 1795 or access www.GoDirect.org. The Taj Mahal is the destination for this month's Atlantic City trip.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:38 PM EST
Recognized for outstanding clinical performance by HealthGrades®, the leading independent healthcare ratings company
Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it is among the nation’s top five percent of hospitals for patient outcomes, according to an independent study of mortality and complication rates released today by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 31, 2008, 11:09 AM EST
"NY Times Editorializes on the Autism Issue"
As a regular guest on "Imus in the Morning," Deirdre Imus, humanitarian and best-selling author, took on the New York Times Friday for a continuation of biased reporting about autism, and spoke about new research warning on the use of artificial sweetener aspartame and other artificial sweeteners and dyes linked to neurotoxicity.
By Anonymous Thursday, January 31, 2008, 01:12 AM EST
The wife had a feeling her husband was up to no good.
On Valentine's Day, she hired James Gonzalez, private investigator, to follow him. Gonzalez trailed the husband from his real estate office to his first appointment - lunch with a woman, which might have been innocuous had he not tenderly given her a box containing jewelry. From there, the man headed for a second appointment - another meal, another woman, another gift.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 10:26 AM EST
The Bergen Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Ciarco Learning Center, Bergen Community College, has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to present a small business loan seminar. The event, "Building and Financing Your Business," will take place Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the College's Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and all interested parties are welcome to attend - there is no registration fee. For information on registration, please call the SBDC at 201-489-8670.
By Anonymous Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 01:52 AM EST
Video Game Reviews
Game: "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars"
System: Windows XP/Vista
ESRB rating: T
Review rating: 3 1/2 stars
By Mark Maynard Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 01:44 AM EST
"Mark - You should be ashamed of yourself for taking that little thing away from its mother! Please tell me you aren't driving that on the freeway. Not 'Smart'!," wrote a female colleague in an e-mail the day the Smart Fortwo test car was delivered.
And then from other people:
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 07:42 PM EST
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE PROGRAM HONORED WITH SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Bridge Program was recently honored for its aesthetic bridge designs by the New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-NNJ). NJDOT was one of the seven award winners at ULI-NNJ's Third Annual Leadership in Land Use awards held at the Heldrich Center in New Brunswick, N.J., on Dec. 6, 2007.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 07:41 PM EST
Bergen Community College will host the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) Economic Summit 2008 on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The theme for this summit is "A Greener Economy for Mayors and Businesses: The 2008 Forecast."
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 07:36 PM EST
Northern NJ (January 2008): The Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah’s Young Women/Young Leaders and Associates have planned a fun evening for all. Hadassah “Laugh & Learning” will be held on Sunday evening, March 2, 2008, 6:45pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Englewood, NJ.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 07:21 PM EST
Through its Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training, Bergen Community College and the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) will present a free seminar titled "Meeting Facilitation" on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Technology Education Center, Room 128 (The Moses Family Meeting and Training Center) at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The event is free and open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 02:09 PM EST
I happened to be going by the Paramus Public Library and decided to stop in and see my friend Len LoPinto, the Librarian. Len was in a meeting, but came out and asked me to wait, if I could. While I was waiting, I browsed around the Library and saw how much was crammed into the space.
By Paramus Post Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 07:49 AM EST
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF BERGEN COUNTY Present “Conifers - and other trees -in the Garden” With Mark Rohsler
Mark Rohsler, co-owner of Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery
will present a special program on “Conifers in the Garden & Other Tree Related Topics” at the February meeting of the Master Gardeners of Bergen County.
By Anonymous Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 02:54 AM EST
GETTING IN THE LOOP
Bigger doesn't always mean better.
At least that's what Scott Tilton, president and chief executive of Loop'd Network, thinks when it comes to social networking sites. Loop'd, a San Diego start-up with 24 employees, is aiming to be the MySpace of the action-sports world.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 01:49 AM EST
Get out from under the blankets and take a deep breath of fresh spring air - wherever you can find it. It's time to start thinking ahead in the fashion world and it never hurts to give your closet an early spring cleaning.
Here are a few things you'll want to add to your wardrobe this spring. Think BOLD.
- A BOLD color. It can be a dress, a top or a pair of jeans.