This year, Halloween was offered by Firehouse 3 and the Paramus Rescue Squad. Both volunteer organizations go way out to make sure that the children of Paramus are given a safe Trick or Treat evening. Starting at Firehouse 3, I met State Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Council President Cathy Bentz and her husband, Councilwoman Maureen O’Brien , Councilman and Mayoral candidate Rich LaBarbiera, his wife, Maryann, and their three sons as well as Council hopeful Pat Verile.
Rich LaBarbiera won the mayoral election in Paramus defeating Sam Casiello. His two running mates, Rich Conte and Pat Verile did not fare as well. Although there were still absentee ballots to be counted and accounted for, the Democrats went with the count that they had and conceded defeat to Ralph Amato and Eric Nazziola.
SCORE Bergen offers free, in person, business counseling to entrepreneurs who are looking to start up a small business or have the need to grow their existing business. It is a part of SCORE National which is a non-profit business counseling organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration. SCORE Bergen has 47 experienced business executives who volunteer their time to help small businesses form and grow. Their backgrounds encompass Accounting, Financing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Operations, Legal, Sales and General Management. Score counselors can help solve business problems or direct clients to outside resources.
The annual cooking competition at Kosherfest 2010 – this year for the best appetizer – was won by Chef Avram Wiseman of the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Brooklyn, NY.
Chef Avram’s winning entry was a striped bass that was prepared with a lentil salad, mango and pineapple salsa and tarragon vinaigrette. Each of four contestants had five minutes to prepare their dish.
I want to take this opportunity to "THANK" the youngsters of Rochelle Park and their parents for the co-operation in complying with the curfew on Mischief Night. During the night we had a few reported instances of mischief, two of which could be considered somewhat serious. Damage to Halloween decorations at a Chestnut Ave. home, and the arrest of two juveniles in possession of paint. The two will be charged and remanded to Juvenile Court in Hackensack. A 16 year old from Hackensack and a 15 year old from Fort Lee were taken into police custody and released to their parents.
Residents and staff members of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck participated in the Bergen County Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on October 24 at Van Saun Park in Paramus. The annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks® are held nationally to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The Bergen County walk is one of four that are hosted every fall throughout northern and central New Jersey by the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
In their quest to train one million Hispanic Professionals in the next decade, CHL will focus heavily on educating the Fortune 500 C-suite on the importance of developing Hispanic leaders in order to most authentically capture the growing Hispanic consumer purchasing power that is estimated to reach $1.3 trillion by 2014.
Congress handed the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) some assumptions, the computers came up with the mix of adjustments needed to give a magic number under $1 trillion in 10 years, and the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) emerged. The “affordable” trillion apparently means net additional federal government expenditures, with the Treasury envisioned as one big pot of liquid gold. All the revenue gets mixed in, and the financial engineers turn the valves to direct the outgo. Less will go into some channels (“savings”), and more into others.
Bob Traitz, a Rotarian from the newly formed Allendale/Saddle River Club held an Interact Conference at the Cornerstone Church in Wyckoff. For those that don’t know, Interact is Rotary International’s club for high school students. Recently, the age level was lowered to include many React Club members. Each club is sponsored by Rotary Clubs in their immediate area. The students are taught to have their clubs self sustaining, self governing and self supporting. A Rotarian from the sponsoring Club is assigned to work with the group along with a mentor from the teaching staff.
Rutgers University's Division of Continuing Studies (“DoCS”) and Higher Education, Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Scholars (“HEROES”) today announced that they will award $2,700 in scholarships in conjunction with a Talent Search. The Talent Search is designed to identify exceptionally gifted middle school and high school students, recognize them for their exceptional academic aptitude and help them access academic opportunities designed for exceptionally able students.
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center invites Bergen County residents to learn ways to get healthy and stay healthy during the Free Community Health Fair on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Dr. J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, president of Bergen Community College
Classes will begin in January 2011 at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst
Bergen Community College President Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan and Fairleigh Dickinson University President Dr. J. Michael Adams signed an agreement of understanding that will allow students to receive a bachelor of arts degree in individualized studies and a master’s degree in Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. As part of this agreement, students also may obtain a certificate in non-profit leadership through Fairleigh Dickinson.
Tickets for the fifth annual Teaneck International Film Festival are on sale now in Cedar Lane stores: Animations (201.692.0060 / 475 Cedar Lane), Brier Rose Books (201.836.5500 / 450 Cedar Lane) and Teaneck General Store (201.530.5046 / 502A Cedar Lane) during regular business hours. Opening night tickets are $8, and all others are $5 if purchased in advance at the stores (until 4 p.m., November 19), online at www.teaneckfilmfestival.org, or by calling 800.838.3006. If available, tickets will be $7 at the venues – except for opening night - once the festival starts. Children 12 and under will be admitted free to appropriate films, thanks to a grant from the Puffin Foundation, but advance reservations are advised.
For yourself or as a gift this holiday season. Personal or business. Eat Healthy!
Fun-d Raising in a whole new way! In a continuing effort to forward the good work it has done for the Teaneck community since its founding in 1929, the Rotary Club of Teaneck will be selling 20 pound cases of either Florida Fresh Navel Oranges or Pink Grapefruits at $20.00 per case. Full payment together with your name, address (including apartment number if applicable), phone number and e-mail address needs to be received no later than November 24th to: Rotary Club of Teaneck, PO Box 222, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Make checks payable to “Rotary Club of Teaneck”. Arrangements will be made for you to receive your Florida fresh citrus on or after Sunday, December 5th.
Verismo Opera will present “Meet the Artists”, a fund-raising event, on Sunday, November 7, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., at Giannone’s located at 55-2 River Walk Place in West New York, New Jersey. Admission of $25 per person is payable at the door. For more information about “Meet the Artists” and to RSVP, call 201-224-2809 or 201-430-3028.
The Bergen County Corrections Division of the Sheriff's Office yesterday received high scores during a standards compliance inspection at the Bergen County Jail, which was conducted as part of the jail’s efforts to seek full accreditation by the American Correctional Association.
“I want to congratulate all of the staff on this milestone event in the Bergen County Jail’s history,” Sheriff Leo P. McGuire said.
Gov. Officials from New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania to Weigh Benefits, Issues
Government officials from New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania will lead a conversation on shared services – inter-local agreements – at the Bergen Community College Institute for Public Policy’s second open forum: “Shared Services: Case Studies from Around the Nation Informing the New Jersey Discussion” on Friday, November 5 from 9:00-to-11:30 a.m. The event will take place in the Moses Family Meeting & Training Center at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus and is free and open to the public.
--Move to Berkeley Heights One of Year’s Largest N.J. Leases--
In one of the largest 2010 New Jersey leases to date, Colliers International New Jersey has completed a long-term, 123,082-square-foot corporate headquarters relocation on behalf of Advanced Health Media, LLC (AHM) at 420 Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights, N.J. AHM, scheduled to take possession in mid-2011, will occupy the entire building.
Prospective Buyers Urged to Visit Bergen County Community of Stacked Townhomes
Since opening its newest community in New Jersey, Signature Place at Garfield, developer Centex has experienced an extreme amount of buyer interest from families in search of a convenient and fulfilling lifestyle. Centex today announced that it is offering fall incentives at the community of 184 stunning stacked townhomes, creating an unparalleled value proposition that combines attractive pricing with high quality craftsmanship and a prime location.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Q3 industrial report says that average asking rents and vacancy rates remain flat from Q2
Jones Lang LaSalle’s third quarter industrial market report found that, despite a 20 percent reduction in the number of industrial leasing transactions in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, New Jersey’s industrial market is showing signs of stabilization.