By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 12:46 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration's Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Hunting season is upon us; time to set your target for the Medicare prescription drug plan that’s best for you. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should mark their calendars for November 15. The “open season” will run from November 15 to December 31. The Medicare Part D prescription drug program is available to all Medicare beneficiaries to help with the costs of medications. Joining a Medicare prescription drug plan is voluntary, and participants pay an additional monthly premium for the coverage.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 12:12 PM EST
The Holiday Inn will be ushering in this holiday season with the magical sounds of the harmonica! Over one hundred harmonica players and lovers from all over the United States, as well as Canada, Italy and the Netherlands have registered to gather here as The Garden State Harmonica Club (GSHC) kicks off its 37th annual harmonica festival in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ from Thursday, November 19th through Saturday, November 21, 2009.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 12:05 PM EST
Advance Realty’s Riverbend District
Phase I Infrastructure On Track to Completion by Opening of Red Bull Arena in Spring 2010
At a time when many developers are postponing progress at their developments, Advance Realty, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office and mixed-use properties, has announced that construction is moving ahead at the Riverbend District, one of the largest brownfield mixed-use, redevelopment transit districts underway in New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 11:44 AM EST
Completion of Foreclosure Process Brings Property Closer to Revitalization
Palisades Financial, a leading commercial real estate direct lender and advisory firm, has announced the completion of its foreclosure on approximately 7 acres in Fort Lee, N.J., the east parcel of a site formerly known as the Centuria property. Palisades Financial’s second fund, Palisades Regional Investment Fund II, LLC, originated the loan for the property in April 2007 to Town and Country Developers of Fort Lee, LLC. The loan went into default in April 2008 and Palisades took the deed from the developer in June of 2009, leading to a Bergen County Sheriff’s Foreclosure Sale for the property on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 11:37 AM EST
Dignitaries celebrate the grand opening of DeVry University in Paramus, NJ
September 24, 2009 – DeVry University, known nationwide for its degree programs, flexible classroom approach and reputation for helping graduates find gainful employment, held its grand opening ceremonies from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 35 Plaza, 81 East State Route 4. Continuing its educational commitment to the State of New Jersey, DeVry University is located in the heart of the city’s commercial center, with easy access to major area highways and towns.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 11:30 AM EST
The College Now Academy
The College Now Academy Brings 18 Students to Bergen for Mentorship, Educational Activities
Eighteen Bergen County third graders have found a new afterschool hangout: Bergen Community College.
The College Now After-School Academy, a program designed by the College’s Center for Suburban Criminal Justice, offers New Milford third graders an opportunity to participate in a supplemental learning program that supplies positive role models (in the form of Bergen students), promotes parental involvement in the education process and gives the preadolescents a taste of college life over a five-year period. The academy opened October 13.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 09:53 AM EST
"It's time for a change!" said a senior citizen at the Walter Behnke Senior Housing Complex before Election Day. Her prognostication was correct! Two new Councilmen are due to take office in 2010, Michael Rohdieck and Alan Brundage. This will swing the balance of power over to the Republicans who will now have the majority vote. Leaving the Council will be Democrats Denis Niland and Fred Hayo.
By Mark Maynard Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 05:31 AM EST
"Now it's my turn," said professional racer Bob Faieta, who was my mentor around the Road America racetrack for the media launch of the 2010 Porsche Panamera.
Faieta was among several past and present Porsche racers, including Hurley Haywood and Patrick Long, who pushed or reined in journalists on a day of hard driving.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 03 2009 @ 04:07 PM EST
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, November 03 2009 @ 05:26 AM EST
The trick to dressing stylish is not just wearing all the latest looks from the fashion runways. You may end up looking like you stepped out of a Halloween costume shop if you insist on being a slave to the popular trends du jour. Think huge shoulder pads, ripped jeans, cat eye makeup and teetering stilettos ... and you get the picture of the ultimate fashion victim.
Real style is all about making your clothes work for you, not against you.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 02 2009 @ 04:57 PM EST
When Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Joe Lupo, told me about a book unveiling at Paramus High School by a local Jewish author, I got all excited. Dealing with the exodus of Jews from Nazi Germany, it is a diary by Fritz, now Fred, Buff. Since we both live in Paramus, I figured our paths had to cross at one time or another. Sure enough, we missed each other at the Democratic rally at Seasons yesterday, Fred was sitting with Irving and Lee Gall and I wasn't able to stop and take Irving's picture. We were that close!
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, November 02 2009 @ 05:20 AM EST
The number 350 seems so innocent, so small, so prime and human-scaled that you can picture it in your mind. It's not like those inconceivable numbers: the trillions that measure the national debt, billions that measure world population and millions that measure the carbon in the atmosphere.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 01 2009 @ 03:26 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 01 2009 @ 02:50 PM EST
Baby Basics at Trinity
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Paramus
has endorsed the Children’s Aid & Family Service’s Baby Basics
as one of their many charities. Members of the congregation heeded the pleas of Cassy Stone, daughter of Pastor Sam Stone. They brought in much needed diapers and baby necessities this past Sunday. Although a small congregation, Trinity congregants have a big heart.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 01 2009 @ 01:43 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 01 2009 @ 09:09 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 01 2009 @ 05:19 AM EST
NUTRITION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
(Alpha Books, 2009)
By Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
The All-inclusive “Go-To” Guide That Answers All Your Nutrition and Health Questions in a Practical, No-Nonsense Way
To many Americans, the idea of eating healthfully seems intangible, daunting, overwhelming, confusing or just too difficult and time-consuming to integrate into already overscheduled, stressful lives.
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, October 31 2009 @ 09:06 PM EDT
Leftover Halloween candy. What's that?
It's when your overzealous trick-or-treater returns home after a successful night of marauding, his pillowcase bulging with Butterfingers and Necco Wafers. Or, it's the vast remains of the ginormous mixed bag you bought at Costco when you were planning for hordes of trick-or-treaters invading your front stoop. And you only got one lone ranger and a witch.
By Dr. Rallie McAllister Friday, October 30 2009 @ 09:02 AM EDT
If you're trying to slim down, you already know you need to cut calories. The results of a new study suggest that when it comes to losing weight, the timing of your meals and snacks may be just as important as the number of calories you consume.
Published in the Sept. 3 issue of the medical journal Obesity, the study provides the first concrete evidence linking meal timing and weight gain.
By Paramus Post Thursday, October 29 2009 @ 09:10 AM EDT
At the next Master Gardener meeting, Kathleen Gagan, owner of "Peonys Envy" will be presenting a special program on "Peony's in the Garden".
Learn from a veteran peony grower the “ins” and “outs” of successfully growing peonies in your garden. Peony's come in many colors and forms, there are Peony's for sun and for shade. Learn about site selection, soil conditions, light requirements, planting, plant expectations, how to have beautiful cut flowers, fall care, diseases/insects, ants and transplanting/ dividing peonies.