By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:45 PM EST
The Bergen Community College men’s basketball team finished the 2009-10 regular season undefeated, poised for a Region XIX title and a national championship. But down 12 points with only six minutes remaining in the March 2 Region XIX championship game against rival Passaic County Community College at Lackawanna College in Scranton, P.A., the perfect season, the Region XIX title and a chance at a national championship were all in jeopardy. Yet, Bergen coach Sean Kelly stayed calm.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:34 PM EST
Legislation to promote New Jersey farming, protect free saltwater recreational fishing and discussions on school sport concussions, Gov. Christie’s cuts to key environmental programs and post-traumatic stress disorder among New Jersey veterans top the Assembly’s Monday committee agendas.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:30 PM EST
Under New Management, Market to Feature Hundreds of Vendors, Bargains and Great Food
The new and improved New Meadowlands Marketplace is set to debut , Saturday, March 6, from 9 am to 4 pm. The flea market will feature hundreds of vendors with extensive merchandise ranging from clothing and jewelry to electronics, health and beauty aids, fresh produce, pet supplies, toys and more. The market also boasts over 25 vendors selling delicious food, including shish kabobs, gyros, hot dogs, burgers, zeppoles, sausage and peppers, pizza, ice cream and funnel cakes.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:27 PM EST
Jefferson Living Room
New Jersey Developer Hosting Weekend Home Tours
American Properties Realty invites you to attend their Pot O' Gold weekend home tours at their popular condominium communities, The Preserve at Matawan, N.J. and The Jefferson in Ewing, N.J. on Mar. 13 and 14 at noon and 3 p.m. Interested parties are welcome to tour the grounds of both developments and discover the beautiful quick delivery Arlington, Bramley and Canterbury model homes, with floor plans, finishes and appointments that fit each buyer's needs.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:24 PM EST
Brian Findley and Stacey Ruhle Kliesch
AIA-NJ Honors Anderson Architects for Roberts Stadium at Princeton University
The Roberts Stadium at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., designed by New York, N.Y.-based Anderson Architects, has won a Merit Award in the "Built" category from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). The award was one of 11 awards announced at AIA-NJ's annual Design Day event held recently at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:21 PM EST
Assembly Democratic lawmakers on the Assembly transportation committee released the following statements Friday after Gov. Chris Christie – who promised no tax increases – proposed a 25 percent NJ Transit fare increase:
Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex):
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 08 2010 @ 04:18 PM EST
Attorney Hani Khoury
Bergen Community College announces the appointment of local attorney and civil rights advocate Hani Khoury to its Board of Trustees. The newest trustee was appointed to the post by the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders and will serve a 20-month term on the College’s governing body. “Mr. Khoury is a distinguished attorney and civil rights advocate. His insights and experience will serve the College well,” said Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, Bergen’s president.
By Sylvia Rubin Monday, March 08 2010 @ 12:39 PM EST
Adelphi Chamber Orchestra www.adelphichamberorchestra.org
, Tel: 201-734-4820
When: Sunday March 14, 2010 4:00 pm
Where:River Dell Regional Middle School 230 Woodland Ave. River Edge, NJ 07661
Event Details: RIVER EDGE - Yuri Vodovoz, conductor and music director, presents a concert featuring cellist Diliana Momtchilova in The Adelphi Chamber Orchestra's third concert of the season, on Sunday March 14th at the River Dell Regional Middle School. Momtchilova will perform The Schumann Cello Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra, which is celebrating its 56th year of bringing classical music favorites to audiences throughout Bergen County.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, March 08 2010 @ 07:29 AM EST
Phthalates, called "plasticizers," are chemicals used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic soft, pliable and, in the case of water bottles, clear. This chemical is as American as apple pie — and in all of our households through things like toys, food packaging, shower curtains, vinyl flooring, lubricants, adhesives, detergents and most cosmetics. Phthalates make baby's teething rings soft, give your car that new car smell (by off-gassing), are in almost all perfumes and nail polish, and make medical tubing and IV bags flexible.
By Michelle Malkin Sunday, March 07 2010 @ 07:56 AM EST
The White House took great offense this week when conservatives suggested President Obama might be trading a judicial appointment for a wavering Democrat's vote on his health care reform plan. "Absurd," a miffed administration official told Politico.com. Wherever could the American people get such an impression?
Let us count the ways.
By Paramus Post Sunday, March 07 2010 @ 02:35 AM EST
Haiti Cherie Benefit
"HAÏTI CHÉRIE". A Benefit to Help Rebuild and Celebrate Haiti
Date: Friday, March 12th, 2010
VIP Reception from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
General Admission from 7:00 to 1:00 a.m.
Location: la.venue, 608 West 28thStreet,
New York, NY 10001
Admission: VIP $125, General Admission $75, $10 discount if purchased before March 5, 2010, $10 discount for Seniors 65+. Tickets can be purchased and donations will also be accepted on line at www.haiticheriebenefit.com
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, March 06 2010 @ 02:15 PM EST
By Connie Schultz Saturday, March 06 2010 @ 07:56 AM EST
The message is an orchestrated lie, but the billboards are still a jarring sight.
A black child, looking frightened and on the verge of tears, fills nearly half the frame. The message in large block letters reads, "BLACK CHILDREN ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.
"An Internet address at the bottom reads, "TOO MANY ABORTED.COM."
By Paramus Post Saturday, March 06 2010 @ 07:27 AM EST
Englewood, NJ, Keeping children in Bergen County safe is the goal of Care Plus NJ’s Healthy Families-TIP Program and a generous grant from The Todd Ouida Children's Foundation is helping do just that. The grant will supply much needed funding to the Healthy Families-TIP program so it can continue to facilitate support groups and purchase resources to assist families.
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, March 06 2010 @ 06:21 AM EST
Diane Phillips knows her way around a pork shoulder. The local cooking instructor and author of the new "Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever With More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes" loves the cheap meat for its plethora of possibilities — money saving and flavor-wise.
"Pork shoulder is cheap and is one of my favorites," Phillips said. "It yields an incredible amount of meat. It's melting and tender and takes on other flavors really, really well."
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 05 2010 @ 04:59 PM EST
Senior Care Professional Plans Community Outreach, Expanded Programming for Rental Retirement Community
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck has announced the appointment of Donna Zayat as executive director of the full-service rental retirement community, located at 600 Frank W. Burr Boulevard in Teaneck, N.J. Zayat, a resident of River Edge, N.J., joined the Heritage Pointe management team in January after six years at assisted living and memory support residences in Bergen County.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 05 2010 @ 04:55 PM EST
There’s an international array of new products for Passover from Israel, Argentina, and all parts of the USA, according to the producers of Kosherfest (www.kosherfest.com), the largest kosher food, beverage and spirits trade show in the United States. In addition, items from this Passover season are designed to bring the tastes of the holiday closer to year-round items, while others are meant to add a broader array of items already available for Pesach, according to KosherToday(www.koshertoday.com), the industry publication produced by Kosherfest.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 05 2010 @ 01:59 PM EST
CHIVUKULA, VOSS, RAMOS, JOHNSON & COUTINHO BILLS TO HELP BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS WITH UTILITY BILLS APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY
A three-bill package sponsored by five Assembly Democratic lawmakers to make it easier for consumers and businesses to pay utility bills and to help businesses save on energy costs is advancing toward law.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 05 2010 @ 01:56 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
In support of President Barack Obama’s Transparency and Open Government initiative, Social Security has launched a new Open Government webpage.The new webpage serves as the portal for all agency activities that support the President’s Transparency and Open Government initiative. It’s open for the public at www.socialsecurity.gov/open
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 05 2010 @ 01:55 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Millions of disabled and blind Americans receive monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Some receive both. Most also have help in paying medical bills from Medicare or Medicaid.
Many of these individuals would prefer to be working. But taking that leap can be a challenge — especially with the risk of giving up much-needed medical insurance and sustaining disability cash payments.