By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 03:00 PM EST
The future of the lighting industry lies with the students of today, and LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) has established a program to create a path for tomorrow’s leaders: the LFI Student Outreach Program. Now in its third year, the program is designed to stimulate and educate lighting, architecture and engineering students from across the nation and around the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 02:58 PM EST
Whether you have a large or small estate, it’s important to organize your assets and start planning for the future. An “Estate Planning Seminar,” presented by Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8 a.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center on the College’s main campus in Paramus. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 02:55 PM EST
DRUNK DRIVING ARREST
On January 24th at 12:30 am, Sgt. Glenn Brunet observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business on Rt. 17 South. After an on scene investigation, the driver was charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. The arrested party was Kenneth R. Dowdell age 27 of Vernon, NJ. He was also charged with being an uninsured motorist. Assisting officers were P.O. Chris Bermudez, P.O. Donna Porcaro, and Maywood P.O. Matt Parodi.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 02:52 PM EST
After its successful debut in the fall, Bergen Community College will expand its credit offerings at the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack. The Ciarco Center will once again offer a “flexible start” schedule for the spring 2010 semester beginning March 29. The flexible start schedule allows students to complete credit courses in only seven- to-eight weeks (March through May), compared with a traditional January through May schedule.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 02:41 PM EST
Philip J. Ciarco III, of Lyndhurst
Bergen Community College announces the appointment of two local residents to its Board of Trustees. Marking his return to the College’s governing body, Philip J. Ciarco III, of Lyndhurst, was selected by Gov. Jon Corzine to serve as a governor’s appointee. Additionally, Bergen graduate Ron Subramaniam, of Teaneck, was installed as the board’s alumni trustee. Both were sworn in at the board’s December 16 meeting.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 01:45 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 11:44 AM EST
Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) today announced the leaders and the Assembly Democratic committee assignments for the General Assembly’s 23 committees in the 2010-11 legislative session. “These Assembly committee chairs and committee members are a talented group of leaders with the expertise needed to represent New Jersey well as we push forward on our plans to create jobs, reinvigorate New Jersey’s economy and combat property taxes,” Oliver said. “They will work hard and get the job done for all New Jerseyans.”
Two new committees have been created.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:49 AM EST
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, which opened in early 2009, invites guests to indulge in the new Diamond Sublime treatment at the signature Remède Spa, the first Remède in Latin America.
• Diamond Sublime is an exclusive multi-sensorial lifting treatment that provides the most advanced skin care and sensory technology. An application of luminous mud with diamond dust, combined with three targeted massage techniques using magnets will magically amplify your energy centers and discharge everyday tension. The luxurious facial yields noticeable results and neutralizes signs of aging with 30 active ingredients delivering deep hydration. A specialized touch technique provides an immediate, visible increase in firmness and elasticity. 2.5 hours Diamond Sublime (facial and body) - $510; 90 min Diamond Lift Facial - $285; 60 min Diamond Body - $225
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:47 AM EST
Fall Conference in Atlantic City Will Focus On the Environment
The Committee on the Environment of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) is seeking speakers for its 2010 East Coast Green conference to be held at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., in the fall. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available for the event.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:43 AM EST
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz Of BNOdesign
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz Of BNOdesign To Transform Public Spaces At Luxury Residential Tower
Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City has retained world-renowned celebrity interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz of Manhattan-based BNOdesign to transform the exterior entrance and the amenities at the luxury condominium tower. Noriega-Ortiz will enhance the existing common areas at Trump Plaza Residences by adding his signature design mix of modern and classical elements expressed in sensual, glamorous and sophisticated colors, furnishings and design approaches.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:41 AM EST
Whitman, New Jersey’s leading environmental and engineering management firm, has been named as a bronze medalist in the 2009 Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Awards. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony held on March 3 in Coronado, Calif., as part of the eighth annual, three-day Environmental Industry Summit.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:36 AM EST
The Brownstones at Essex Fells
— In Past Month, Five Homes Have Sold at Prestigious Enclave —
Essex Fells is considered to be one of New Jersey’s most prestigious residential addresses, boasting highly sought-after exclusivity, close proximity to fine dining, shopping, recreation, diverse entertainment offerings, transportation and a convenient commute to New York City. With that in mind, Sterling Properties designed and created The Brownstones at Essex Fells, an elegant townhome community that has garnered a rush of buying activity in recent months among savvy purchasers.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 10:31 AM EST
Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus is hosting a wine tasting extravaganza on the eve of Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 13, 2010. The event will start at 8:00 p.m. at the Council Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676. In addition to the fine selection of unique wines to sample, there will be an ongoing parade of hot and cold hors d’ouevres and fine cheeses. Wine connoisseurs and those who are looking to hone their appreciation and knowledge of varietal vintages are all welcome. Finally, for attendees looking for a change of pace, beer will be available throughout the evening. All this and only $45.00 per person! Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday after 3:00 p.m. in the Members Room at the rear of the building or at the door, February 13th.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 05:38 AM EST
If you've never worn jeans, then this is the year to make a new resolution: Find a pair of these "do-it-all" fashion staples and give them your own signature style. Forget your age. Forget your size. There's a jean for everyone and practically every occasion. OK … maybe we won't see them at the Golden Globe Awards, but these days you never know.
Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind when wearing denim this year:
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, January 25 2010 @ 07:27 AM EST
According to the National Research Council (NRC), we Americans dump between 8 million to 12 million tons of salt on our roads per year. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York report the highest level of salt use, with New York weighing in at 500,000 tons per year. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) requires a road-salt application rate of 225 pounds per lane-mile for light snow and 270 pounds per lane-mile for each application during rapidly accumulating snow.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 07:39 PM EST
Pattie Goloskie, a food vendor from Fort Lauderdale, accompanied a US delegation to address the National Directors of Pastoral Care of Circus and Carnival People at the Vatican. The two day conference was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.
By Paramus Post Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 02:55 PM EST
Local Rotarians establish The Haiti Disaster Relief Fund to continue disaster relief efforts
Rotary's Haiti Relief Effort
(Northern New Jersey) Rotary District 7490 has a unique opportunity to assist the relief efforts in Haiti. The District has a long-standing involvement in Haiti, with strong relationships with various organizations and sponsorship of ongoing projects in Haiti.
According to District 7490’s District Governor, Suraj Bhatia, several Rotarians from District 7490 were working on a Rotary project near the city of Les Cayes, Haiti, when the earthquake hit. Les Cayes, the third largest city in Haiti is about 100 miles from Port-au-Prince.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 05:18 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 04:30 PM EST
By Tovin Lapan Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 09:05 AM EST
The first 10 years of the millennium have been a boon for the restaurant industry. More celebrity chefs are household names than ever before. The Food Network and shows like "Top Chef" and "Hell's Kitchen" have increased the public's culinary vocabulary.
San Diego saw an exponential growth of dining options and an expansion of the region's palate, as new ingredients and styles were steadily introduced.