By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 07, 2008, 07:45 AM EST
Attorney Gary M. Albrecht
Attorney Gary M. Albrecht of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A., one of the largest law firms in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area, was recently named as one of this year’s “40 Under 40” rising stars in commercial real estate by Real Estate New Jersey magazine.
The award is presented to senior level professionals under the age of 40 who have major influence in the commercial real estate industry.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 07, 2008, 07:04 AM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration in New York
If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply — but time is running out. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2008. If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until 2009 to apply. Medicare Part B covers some medical expenses not covered by Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), such as doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits and other medical supplies and services that are not covered by Medicare Part A.
By Nina Garin Friday, March 07, 2008, 04:30 AM EST
One could have hoped that "Shrek," with its moralizing switcheroo ending, imposed at least a generation-long hold on the ugly-princess-with-a-curse template.
But that would have been a squandering of hope, which, come to think of it, doesn't do you any good when you're born, as the poor little rich girl Penelope (Christina Ricci) was, with the snout of a pig.
By Nina Garin Friday, March 07, 2008, 03:34 AM EST
'THE BAND'S VISIT'
The men in the Alexandria Police Band are way, way out of their element. Having arrived in Israel to play at the opening of an Arab cultural center, they've taken a bus in exactly the wrong direction and now find themselves stranded outside a small desert town.
By Anonymous Thursday, March 06, 2008, 03:37 AM EST
FOLLOWING HIS LEAD
Jamie Patton was nervous.
She doesn't get her feet washed - by someone else - every day.
But a feeling of "awe and reverence" in her experience of the foot-washing rite practiced at Peoria (Ill.) First Church of the Brethren and many other Christian churches on Holy Thursday has persisted over the past few years.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, March 06, 2008, 01:19 AM EST
BABY'S NEW ROOM
Q: We are really excited to be turning our guest room into a nursery, but we don't want to know in advance whether our baby will be a boy or a girl, so everyone is saying we should use yellow. What goes with yellow? Also, my mother-in-law is insisting that we put up heavy curtains to keep out noise and bright lights; we live on a busy corner in town. It seems depressing to make a baby's room dark and gloomy, don't you think?
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 03:38 PM EST
Violinist Alexis Lerner
Alexis Lerner, a talented young violinist from Upper Saddle River, will play a classical concert at The Atrium, the supportive independent senior living residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living at 2 p.m. Lerner will perform works by J.S. Bach, Beriot and Kreisler, with piano accompaniment. The concert is free and open to the public.
By Donna Perkosky Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 11:23 AM EST
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Paramus Public Library's "In the Spotlight" travel film series will feature Ireland on Monday, March 17th at12:30pm. This program is open to the public with no reservations required. Seating is on a first come basis and light refreshments are served. The Paramus Library is located at 116 E. Century Rd. For more information, please call 201/599-1300.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 10:59 AM EST
Michael J. Astrue
By Guest Columnist Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
I know from personal experience how difficult Social Security’s disability process can be. When my father was 52, he suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage caused by a rare form of brain cancer. As I took care of the application for him, it opened my eyes to the complicated rules associated with our disability programs.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 10:31 AM EST
Senior Center Director Eileen McDowell
Once again Senior Center Director Eileen McDowell has selected the Taj Mahal as the monthly Atlantic City trip. The cost is $17.00 and will depart from the Center on March 19th at 10 AM. Since it is near to April 15th, income tax time, McDowell is warning the seniors about tax scams.
By Anonymous Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 07:50 AM EST
Video Game Reviews 3/5
Game: "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
System: Nintendo Wii (PS3, XBOX 360)
ESRB rating: E
Review rating: 2 1/2 stars
By Mark Maynard Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 07:20 AM EST
When it rained in San Diego recently, it snowed in the nearby mountains, and that seemed a good invitation to test a 2009 Nissan Murano with all-wheel drive.
The weather remained unsettled when I drove to the crest of the nearby Cuyamaca range.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 08:03 PM EST
Bergen Community College, in partnership with The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, will host "Under 21 and Under the Influence: An open dialogue about high risk drinking" on Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Technology Education Center, Room 128 (The Moses Family Meeting and Training Center) 400 Paramus Road, Paramus.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 08:01 PM EST
—Oldest Museum in the Country Dedicated to Sports Re-Opens Soon—
The Gale Construction Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI), recently completed construction management services for the renovation and expansion of the United States Golf Association Museum and Archives located at 77 Liberty Corner Road in Bernards Township, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 07:55 PM EST
Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, President of Bergen Community College, and Albert Schielke, Interim Dean, University College Arts, Sciences, Professional Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, recently signed an addendum to the formal Transfer Articulation Agreement for the University's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 07:52 PM EST
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meeting will be held March 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm in the Main Hall of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 29 Parkway (at Oak Avenue), Maywood, NJ. Business meetings are regularly on the 2nd Monday of the month except in July and August when they are suspended. Please note that in January, 2008 the meeting place and meeting date have been changed.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 07:42 PM EST
A plethora of new Passover foods and wines are available this year to grace the Seder table, according to the producers of Kosherfest, the largest kosher food, beverage and spirits trade show in the United States. According to Menachem Lubinsky, co-producer of Kosherfest and editor of Kosher Today, “This Passover the emphasis is on products that are either healthier or gourmet, including foods made without spelt, low cholesterol, low fat and low sugar items.”
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 07:39 PM EST
Award-Winning Brooklyn Sculptor/Mom Offers Functional Art
Whether it’s a festive feast for an anniversary or birthday, or an elegant holiday dinner party, artist and sculptor Robin Antar offers her hand-carved Wine Knots as a decorative and functional element. The Brooklyn, NY artist and mother of three has sculpted an elegant design that holds two bottles of wine, and serves as a work of art.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 03, 2008, 01:09 PM EST
In 2008 National Poison Prevention Week will be celebrated March 16th through the 23rd , and draws attention to the fact that more than a million accidental poisonings occur in the United States each year. Only a small number of these result in fatalities, but sadly the majority involve children under the age of five, occur in the kitchen and are preventable by following some simple rules.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 03, 2008, 09:31 AM EST
Bergen Community College President G. Jeremiah Ryan
Bergen Community College President G. Jeremiah Ryan and his wife, Gail Ryan, have donated $25,000 of their own money to establish the "Civic Engagement Fund at Bergen." The College's chairman of the Board of Trustees, Stephen J. Moses, announced the gift at a gathering of state, county, local and College officials and business leaders on Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack. The gathering - "Bergen's Fifth Friday Forum," presents an opportunity for officials and business leaders to meet and discuss topics pertaining to the College and Bergen County.