By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 03:43 PM EST
Meet Santa And Support U.S. Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” Drive
It’s magical and it only happens once a year. This past weekend, the doors to Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar® restaurant at the Fashion Center in Paramus swung open wide--well before the lunch hour--to welcome the arrival of a very special guest: Santa Claus. While servers elfishly ran around placing breakfast at every table, kids of all ages got a sneak peek of the jolly man in the red suit. Record crowds of admiring fans came to have “Breakfast with Santa.” The event has been held each December for the past ten years at all Long Island and Northern and Central New Jersey Applebee’s as a fundraiser to benefit the United States Marine Corp “Toys for Tots” Foundation.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 01:21 PM EST
During an economic downturn, Natalie McKenzie of Natobie Jewels brought together Minority Owned Business’s in Bergen County for a unique holiday shopping experience at The Woman’s Club of Englewood. The Holiday boutique was designed to give business’s the extra push that they needed during a holiday season when shoppers are only looking for deals. The event kicked off on Friday December 4th with a cocktail reception featuring a live performance by Old Tappan jazz vocalist Chelsea Palermo and Pianist Steve Mitchell. The event continued until Sunday, December 6th.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 01:17 PM EST
Impatient drivers trying to remove ice from windshields often discover creative ways to break the glass. Glass Doctor busts the top five auto glass de-icing myths:
1. Pour hot water on the vehicle's windshield and windows to melt the ice. Make sure it melts the ice completely so the frozen glass will shatter due to the extreme temperature change.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 11:00 AM EST
“Get Home Safe” Program Aims to Prevent Accidents, Save Lives
High Point Auto Insurance is taking a road rarely traveled by insurance companies with its innovative new customer safety benefit called “Get Home Safe.” The benefit reimburses policyholders up to $50 in cab fare if they call for a safe ride home rather than risk driving home under dangerous circumstances.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:57 AM EST
-Tenant, Coining Inc., expands and relocates its headquarters from Saddle Brook, New Jersey to Montvale Parkway Campus I with this new long-term lease transaction -
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce the recent completion of a long-term 60,000-square-foot industrial/flex lease transaction at Montvale Campus Parkway I, which is located at 15 Mercedes Drive in Montvale, New Jersey. NAI Hanson’s Associate Vice Presidents, Tom Vetter and Jeff DeMagistris, represented the tenant, Coining Inc., in this transaction, while Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Hampshire Companies.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:29 AM EST
New IMAX® theatres set to open at AMC Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth on Nov. 6, AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus on Dec. 18 and AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec. 18
AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces that guests visiting AMC Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth, AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus and AMC Rockaway 16, can soon enjoy The IMAX Experience® from IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX).
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:25 AM EST
The Hudson Valley Chorale will open its concert season with an exploration of the evolution of polyphonic music from simple chant. Its repertoire will feature selections of sacred chant of the Renaissance, move through variations of the English Madrigal, as illustrated by the title piece “Sing We and Chant It,” and progress on to the motets of the Romantic period.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:19 AM EST
Professional Land Care Network Presents “Environmental Improvement Award” to Allendale Landscape/Hardscape Firm for Excellence in Execution
Borst Landscape and Design in Allendale, New Jersey, recently won the Grand Award in Environmental Improvement from the Professional Land Care Network (PLANET), an international association of landscape design/build professionals, landscape management companies, lawn care contractors and interior plantsmen. A key criterion for the award is execution of a superior landscape project, which Borst demonstrated with a challenging landscape design/build project in Bergen County.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:16 AM EST
- Property located in the Meadowlands submarket, an area of growth and opportunity in New Jersey’s office marketplace-
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, has recently completed a 3,148-square-foot lease transaction in the Meadows Office Complex, a twelve-story 286,000-square-foot Class A office building located at 201 Route 17 North in Rutherford, New Jersey. NAI Hanson Vice President, Steven G. Leitner, CCIM, represented the tenant, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, in this transaction. The landlord, Meadow Office, L.L.C., was represented in house by Michael Nevins.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 10:11 AM EST
An industrious, community-focused group of 6th graders from Harrington Park School recently held a book drive. The kids collected an astounding 1,200 books for their Friends of Fosters Club. They donated the books to Care Plus NJ’s Adoption House in Union NJ.
Adoption House provides enriched services targeted to meet the needs of school-aged children going through the adoption placement process. Programs facilitate the transition and ensure a smooth process, including appropriate closure with the child’s former home and positive new beginnings with their adoptive parents. Adoption House programs also maintain meaningful relationships between siblings in separate living placement.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 09 2009 @ 09:54 AM EST
Whether they’re looking to upsize, downsize or just purchase a more luxurious home, repeat home buyers have always been drawn to Sterling Properties’ New York Metropolitan Area communities. So with President Obama’s recent creation of a $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers, these popular communities present a greater value than ever before.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 08 2009 @ 03:51 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 08 2009 @ 01:59 PM EST
Joseph S. Orlando
Actions by the Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) to reject a proposal by the managers of Bergen Regional Medical Center to enter into managed care arrangements with United Healthcare will have a detrimental effect on the county’s safety net hospital and will severely hinder the ability of the hospital to attract a broad and diverse array of new physicians to the hospital, according to the hospital’s managers.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 07 2009 @ 02:08 PM EST
On Friday, November 21st at 12:00 AM, Officer Rob Liebman stopped a black BMW on Route 17 South in Rochelle Park. The vehicle was swerving from lane to lane at an unusual slow rate of speed. The driver was arrested for DRIVING Under The Influence and was also issued several motor vehicle summonses.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, December 07 2009 @ 01:18 PM EST
It seems as if after Thanksgiving, the major news in our country is shopping and whether retail sales will top last year's sales. And spend we will! We spend an average of $856 per person on the holidays, according to the American Research Group.
Unfortunately, most of our hard-earned dollars will go straight to China because more than 70 percent of the goods on store shelves are from there. If we multiply that by the current U.S. population, that's about $180 billion leaving home for the holidays!
By Donna Perkosky Monday, December 07 2009 @ 12:06 PM EST
Due to budgetary constraints, The Paramus Public Library will be closed an additional four days this holiday season. The main and Reid Branch libraries will close at 12:30pm on Thursday, December 24th. On Monday, December 28th, the main library re-opens at 9:30am and the Reid Branch library re-opens at 10am. The library will close again on December 31st at 12:30pm, with the main library re-opening on Monday, January 4th at 9:30am and the Reid Branch re-opening at 10:00 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 07 2009 @ 10:23 AM EST
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, announced today that it has completed a 45,779-square-foot long-term renewal industrial lease transaction on behalf of Drew & Rogers, Inc., a custom design, printing, packaging and promotional services company, at 30 Plymouth Street in Fairfield, New Jersey. NAI Hanson’s Steven Leitner, CCIM, vice president, represented the tenant in this transaction.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04 2009 @ 10:58 PM EST
Mayor Michael Wildes and Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008 of Venezuela
Wildes will be assisting Mendoza, born in Venezuela, in securing a green card to reside in the United States. Despite having traveled the world for the past eight years as a fashion model, Mendoza feels at home in the U.S. and believes there are many opportunities for her here. She will be studying at the New York Film Academy and plans on pursuing several avenues including acting, small business ownership, and continued support of HIV/AIDS awareness.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04 2009 @ 06:48 PM EST
Viera at Hanover Township
— Only Two Homes With Walkout Basements Remain Available For Purchase —
Shortly after opening Building 8 at Viera at Hanover Township, developer Sterling Properties has announced that just two of the building’s spectacular residences — the last in the community to offer walkout basements — remain available for purchase. An exclusive community of 40 townhomes for active adults, Viera is quickly being filled up by buyers who value the community’s quality craftsmanship, high-end finishes and prestigious Morris County, N.J., location. Prospective buyers should act now in order to secure one of these two remaining homes, which are situated in the community’s premier location.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 04 2009 @ 06:46 PM EST
The holiday season is a time of giving, and the residents and staff of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck take the giving seriously while they have some fun. Following a food drive for Thanksgiving, the community is now hosting a Toys for Tots campaign organized by the community’s activities director Brooke Minko (center). At right, Shelley Edelson, lifestyle liaison, adds a child-size “Teddy” and Saundra Pomerantz, director of community relations, enjoys the good feeling that comes from the community’s generosity.