By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 09:49 AM EDT
Area Residents are Invited to Learn Important Tips on Environmentally Safe Ways to Cultivate Lawns and Gardens
Mark Borst, president of Borst Landscape and Design, an award-winning landscaping firm in Allendale, will present valuable tips on organic lawn, tree and shrub care at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 09:46 AM EDT
Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus will once again host its Annual Charity Picnic on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Open to everyone, this rain or shine event will run from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the K of C Pfliegler Pavilion and Picnic Grove in the rear of 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington. The festivities will include lots of activities for children and adults. The menu will include flank steak, BBQ ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, clams on the half shell, salad, watermelon, soft drinks, coffee, and adult beverages.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 09:43 AM EDT
Following a report that the new Meadowlands Rail Line could be used as few as 30 days this year – and mainly to shuttle fans to Giants and Jets games – Assemblymen Fred Scalera and Gary Schaer said officials could boost mass transit usage by turning the empty parking lots at the Meadowlands Complex into a weekday commuter park-and-ride.
By Mark Maynard Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 05:08 AM EDT
Toyota Prius V
The new Prius has matured from green car poster child to a nicely refined, midsize hatchback that happens to be a gasoline-electric hybrid that is EPA-rated for 51 mpg around town.
Most people know this pop-culture icon as a hybrid and a Toyota, but the redesigned 2010 model may be less of a rebel.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 05:05 AM EDT
If you're just raring to slip out of those flip-flops and into your ankle boots, then it's time to put on your comfy ballet flats and get ahead of fall's fashion game. With the season's latest merchandise arriving in stores now, it's not too soon to start scouting out the newest fashion trends.
And if you've been in a little bit of a black mood like I have, then it is a great time to get inspired. Live a little. Put some happy neon in your life. Here are some ways to fast forward into fall:
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, August 17, 2009, 09:32 AM EDT
Many of us watch the stock market with dismay as our investments take a nose dive. Most Americans rather would invest in Main Street than Wall Street, but the current economic system tends toward globalization instead of localization. Local economist and author Michael Shuman points out that "outdated federal securities laws have left Main Street dangerously dependant on Wall Street, and overhauling these regulations turns out to be a hidden key to economic revitalization."
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 15, 2009, 05:54 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12:56 PM EDT
By: Assemblywoman Joan Voss (D-Fort Lee)
During the past four years, New Jersey has become a national leader in crafting policies geared toward addressing the challenges faced by families who have a child with an autism disorder. New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of autism diagnoses – roughly one in every 94 children or nearly double the national average – that help could not come soon enough.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT
Thurauer School Of Music
The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is among 45 arts organizations in New Jersey that were recently designated as “Major Arts Institutions” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The coveted designation, awarded in recognition of “solid history of artistic excellence, substantial programming and broad public service,” was accompanied by a grant of $23,232.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 14, 2009, 05:17 AM EDT
Bruce D. Turner
Community Committee Will Advise Board on Increasing Member Value
Bruce D. Turner, AIA, of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), based in Trenton, N.J., was recently appointed to the 2009 Community Committee of the national board of AIA. Turner, of Bruce D. Turner, Architect of Vineland, N.J., has been a member of AIA-NJ since 1985 and of AIA-NJ's South Jersey section since 1986. He served as president of AIA-NJ in 2005 and president of the South Jersey section in 1995 and from 2000 through the present. He has also served on AIA-NJ's Public Awareness Committee for eight years.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 14, 2009, 05:12 AM EDT
744 Broad Street in Newark
NAI James E. Hanson, one of New Jersey's leading commercial real estate firms, has announced the completion of a 13,315-square-foot lease expansion and extension at the National Newark Building, located at 744 Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. NAI James E. Hanson's W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, Senior Vice President, and Robert Borny, Sales Associate, represented the tenant, Order Execution Services (OES), a NASDAQ clearing house and tracking entity, in this transaction. Frank LePera, Senior Managing Director of Cogswell Realty Group, represented the landlord.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 14, 2009, 05:06 AM EDT
Legislation Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., Assemblyman Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Joan Voss sponsored to make New Jersey the 15th state to require health insurers to cover treatments for autism and other developmental disabilities is now law. “Many New Jersey families already are being stretched to their financial edge – but without health coverage for their loved ones, countless families are bankrupting themselves just to give their child the potential for a bright future,” said Roberts (D-Camden). “This measure offers real and meaningful hope that they will not battle alone.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 11:33 AM EDT
Event at Luxury Point Pleasant Community to Feature Home Staging and Financial Seminars, As Well as Live Entertainment, Raffle Prizes and More-
The premier luxury condominium community along the Jersey Shore has launched a new pricing program and is holding an event to celebrate. On Sunday, Aug. 16, prospective buyers are invited to attend Water’s Edge at Point Pleasant’s ‘Right Price Spectacular’, where Pulte Homes will announce its new pricing program, making every luxurious condominium home at the community more attainable than ever before – even those with the best riverfront views!
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 11:28 AM EDT
“It is not only an honor to be elected to the executive board of the New Jersey Presidents Council – and I thank my fellow presidents for affording me the opportunity – it is an honor to serve as a community college president during this historic period for the two-year college sector,” Dr. Ryan said. “Community colleges are bringing affordable, accessible education to traditional and nontraditional students throughout the state and U.S. in greater numbers than ever before.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:28 AM EDT
Free Family Event for Pet Owners Who Want to Bring Peace to the Pack
Pet’s Best Friend NJ/Doggy Deuce Removal Service, Bergen County’s premier dog care and pet waste removal company, is hosting an educational, festive event for Bergen County residents and their dogs in commemoration of the company’s two-year anniversary.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:24 AM EDT
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. recently made a generous donation of $2,500, as well as baby products, to Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program during its annual conference in Teaneck, NJ. The Baby Basics program provides free nutritional formula and diapers to low-income families in Bergen County with children less than 2 years old.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:21 AM EDT
Jennifer Bertic is Newest Garden Maintenance Team Member at Allendale Firm
Jennifer Bertic, who completed her B.S. in Landscape Industry at Rutgers University this spring, discovered that her hard work during summer internships at Borst Landscape and Design were fruitful training. After graduation in May, the full-service landscape firm offered Jen a full-time position on its garden maintenance team. Bertic’s new job is the culmination of four years of hard work and study.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:13 AM EDT
RE/MAX Real Estate Agent and Her Father Find New Rental Opportunities at Teaneck Retirement Community
When Maria Rini’s father was looking for a new place to call home, the RE/MAX real estate agent did her research. She and her father, Bill Rini of Ridgefield Park, investigated a few retirement communities in the area, but none compared with Heritage Pointe of Teaneck. The elegant full-service rental retirement community is situated adjacent to 46 acres of preserved woodlands within the Teaneck Conservancy, at the intersection of I-95 and Route 80 right next to Glenpointe.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:08 AM EDT
Bergen Community College's Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in collaboration with the borough of Fair Lawn and the Fair Lawn School District, are sponsoring English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults who are 18 years of age and older. The classes are offered at no charge and will be taught by Bergen Community College instructors. Classes begin on September 14, 2009 and will be held at the Memorial Middle School, located 1200 1st Street, in Fairlawn.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 13, 2009, 09:58 AM EDT
Storewide Program Makes it Easy to Make a Difference
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today that its store in Paramus reached its goal for the 2009 Triple Winner program, raising $7,340 toward Stop & Shop’s efforts to eradicate childhood cancer and fund research. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide in this year’s Triple Winner campaign.