President Obama's storytellers recently launched a White House blog series called "Voices of Health Reform," where "readers can meet average Americans already benefiting from the health reform law." I propose a new White House series: "Voices of Health Reform Waivers," where taxpayers can meet all the politically connected unions benefiting from exclusive get-out-of-Obamacare passes -- after squandering millions of their workers' dues to lobby for the job-killing, private insurance-sabotaging law from which they are now exempt.
Thursday, January 27, from 5 PM to 10 PM to Benefit Rebuilding Together Bergen County
The Melting Pot in Westwood hosts a FONDUE-raiser benefit for Rebuilding Together on Thursday evening, 5 to 10 PM, January 27. Diners may choose any items from the menu. A portion of all food and beverage purchases will be donated directly to Rebuilding Together Bergen County to assist the non-profit in its mission of helping low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.
"We're going to have to out-educate other countries," President Obama urged this week. How? By out-spending them, of course! It's the same old quack cure for America's fat and failing government-run schools monopoly. The one-trick ponies at the White House call their academic improvement agenda "targeted investing" for "winning the future." Truth in advertising: Get ready to fork over more Cash for Education Clunkers.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the Reverend Doctor Samuel M. Stone from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Paramus was installed as Moderator of the Presbytery of the Palisades. The Presbytery encompasses 49 churches primarily in the Bergen and Passaic areas. Dr. Stone was installed by Elder Sophie Corporan, the immediate past Moderator. She also installed the Vice Moderator, Barbara Ryder as well.
A play depicting two Manhattanites seeking stable relationships with the help of their psychiatrists will premiere at Bergen Community College.
The play will be performed in the Ender Hall Laboratory Theatre on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays on the weekends of February 24 through 26 and March 3 through March 5 at 7:30 p.m., with additional Saturday performances at 3 p.m
Measures Would Criminalize Intentionally Harming Service Animals; Upgrade Penalties for Cruelty Through Neglect
A two-bill package aimed at criminalizing abusing animals that serve the disabled and in law enforcement and strengthening penalties for animal abuse through neglect was released Monday from the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
As New Jersey experiences record-breaking amounts of snowfall this winter, many local homeowners are spending their free time shoveling walkways, driveways and sometimes their cars out of piles of snow. However, at River Pointe by Del Webb in Manchester, the Jersey Shore's premier community for active adults, residents benefit from a luxurious maintenance-free lifestyle that means never having to think about shoveling snow again.
Managing peripheral neuropathy in private practice can be one of the most frustrating clinical experiences for Primary Care Physicians and Neurologists alike. Until now, most treatments have focused only on symptom control, largely by way of drugs, and blood sugar control in diabetic patients. Physical Therapy alone often provides little if any lasting relief. As you may know, drug costs and patient compliance, as well as medication side effects have left us all wishing there were more as doctors that we could do for our patients. Well, now there is!
Local landscape firm invites community to attend a series of art classes at its Design Center in Midland Park
Local artists are invited to attend a unique series of art classes at the Jacobsen Landscape Design Center in Midland Park, N.J. The classes, being held in collaboration with fine artist Joe Terrone of Glen Rock, will provide aspiring and experienced artists with the skills needed to improve their artistic abilities.
Senior Residents Enjoy Soothing Presence of Specially Trained Dogs As a youngster, Joyce Ochs counted the days to when she was on her own and could get a dog. As an adult, the Oakland, N.J., resident has realized this dream and, along with her Newfoundlands Kaili and Tanner, shares the joy, happiness and therapeutic benefits associated with pets with countless people throughout Northern New Jersey, including senior residents at The Allendale Community for Mature Living.
With a continuing high unemployment rate, those who have spent months looking for work may be feeling frustrated and in need of change. Staffing firm Robert Half offers five tips for revitalizing a lengthy job search in the new year. They are:
If GOP presidential contenders are thinking of going wobbly on social issues in 2012, they should take note of one of the most ardent champions of social issues: Christian conservatives. A record 28.8 million of them, 32% of all voters, showed up at the polls last November. Despite the economy and exploding deficits, social issues such as abortion and gay marriage still have a strong influence among Christian conservatives.
- Planned associates volunteer countless hours and make donations totaling $10,000 to these organizations -
Planned Companies, a leader in the janitorial/maintenance, concierge/doorman and security services industry since 1898, is pleased to announce its support of four non-profit organizations this winter, including Toys for Tots, New Jersey Apartment Association Children's Holiday Party, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Learn about the history of hip hop dancing with a highly energetic performance from “Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular,” where dancers combine physical strength, agility and acrobatics to showcase breathtaking movements. Bergen Community College will present “Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular” on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus.
2010 Tax Relief Act Makes Solar More Attractive Than Ever
Solis Partners, a leading developer and integrator of commercial solar power systems and one of New Jersey's most innovative providers of renewable energy solutions, is predicting a banner year for commercial solar installations in the state of New Jersey.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, located in Paterson, NJ, now offers patients with chronic lower back pain relief without long needles and major surgery. The new procedure—mild®—was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and promises fast recovery and a life without pain for the more than 1.5 million people suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS).
Jeffrey Dunne, Kevin Welsh and Brian Schulz, of CB Richard Ellis' New York Institutional Group, collaborated with Samuel Buckley of CBRE's Saddle Brook office, and Robert P. Regimbal, Esq. of Graham Curtin, in Morristown, to represent Captive Realty Company of New Jersey, LLC, in the sale of the 315,500± SF Captive Realty Portfolio in Piscataway and Lopatcong. The team was also responsible for procuring the buyer, a joint venture between STAG Capital Partners, LLC of Boston, MA and GI Partners of Menlo Park, CA.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Wayne P. DeAngelo, Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., and Connie Wagner to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been approved by both the General Assembly and the Senate.
The bill (S-2126/A-3139), approved by a vote of 72-3-3 in the Assembly, would permit development of solar or photovoltaic energy facilities or structures on any closed landfill.
Christie Decision to End At-Home Behavior Therapy for Troubled Children, Charter Schools, Elizabeth MVC Closing and Bill to Create More Urban Farm Markets Also on Tap
Assembly committees on Monday will consider legislation to require advance employee notice for mass layoffs, create an educational program rather than prosecution for juveniles charged with sexting and to promote farm markets in urban areas.