By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:44 PM EDT
As the Legislature prepares to convene an historic gaming summit, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, who has been named to the panel, today underscored the need for New Jersey to focus serious attention on bringing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) to the Meadowlands to help revitalize an ailing industry and infuse the state’s coffers with much-needed revenue.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:40 PM EDT
Weak economic conditions generate increasing numbers of self-employed persons and have ratcheted up the demand for business consulting services and training offered by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC), at Bergen Community College’s Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack. In fact, the number of new clients that the NJSBDC serves has grown from 125 a year when the Center opened in 1992 to more than 400 new clients this year.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:34 PM EDT
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced two complementary final rules to implement the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:31 PM EDT
Military contractors DHS Technologies LLC and Northrop Grumman Corporation have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to provide nearly 350 high mobility tactical operations centers that can be rapidly deployed for command, control and communications on the battlefield.
The contract, worth approximately $35 million, is an extension of the Army’s $150 million Standardized Integrated Command Post Systems (SICPS) Family of Trailer Mounted Support Systems (TMSS) contract that was initially awarded to the companies in 2008. Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman and DHS Technologies’ subsidiary DHS Systems LLC have already provided more than 1,300 command post suites of shelters and trailers, complete with climate control and power for lighting, computers and other equipment, for use by Army combat brigades from across the country.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:23 PM EDT
Award-Winning Specialist Dr. Steve Elias Champions Innovative Treatment
The numbers are staggering --nearly half of all women and 20 percent of men will suffer from some type of vein disease during their lifetime. Unattractive spider veins and painful varicose veins are major sources of discomfort and frustration, but the new minimally invasive VeinGogh (TM) treatment, performed by award-winning vein specialist Steve Elias, M.D., FACS, FACPh, can eliminate problem vessels in under 30 minutes. Vein Gogh is utilized by Dr. Elias, Director, The Centers for Vein Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital NY and Englewood Hospital NJ.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced final rules to help improve Americans’ health, increase safety and reduce health care costs through expanded use of electronic health records (EHR). “For years, health policy leaders on both sides of the aisle have urged adoption of electronic health records throughout our health care system to improve quality of care and ultimately lower costs,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Today, with the leadership of the President and the Congress, we are making that goal a reality.”
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:15 PM EDT
New Fall Programs are FREE and Open to the Public
Gilda’s Club NNJ, a not-for-profit cancer support organization in Hackensack, is currently inviting existing and new members to register for its new, 8-week support groups this fall.
The following programs are open for registration and free-of-charge:
• Parental Bereavement– For parents who have lost a child of any age to cancer.
• Parenting through Cancer – For parents living with any type of cancer and raising children.
• Coping for the Caregiver – A 6-week workshop for individuals caring for a loved one with cancer.
• Adults Who Have Lost A Parent To Cancer – A group for adults who have lost a parent to cancer.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 02:12 PM EDT
• Will expand coverage of the Independent Film Community and help local filmmakers to monetize their work
• Director of Acquisitions, Jason Tyrrell, transfers to Los Angeles to head up activity
IndiePix, the internet-based distributor of independent films, has today announced the expansion of its operations with the launch of a new West Coast office. Director of Acquisitions, Jason Tyrrell, will head-up the new efforts, beginning with the establishment of an IndiePix satellite office in Hollywood, CA. As IndiePix continues to solidify its place as the destination for the very best in Independent Film in theaters, on retail shelves and through the company’s website, the new office will offer the Independent Filmmakers of Los Angeles an opportunity to monetize their work with maximum visibility.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, July 13 2010 @ 07:27 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, July 13 2010 @ 07:05 PM EDT
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, July 13 2010 @ 02:14 PM EDT
Want to get more bang from your fashion bucks? Then get back to the basics by investing in quality updated classics that will give you plenty of style. Getting dressed any time of the year will be a cinch. If you have a closet filled with the "core essentials," then you can easily add some personality pieces and accessories. But first you've got to start building your wardrobe by laying the foundation.
Here are 10 All-American favorites to get you started:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 12 2010 @ 04:13 PM EDT
New research from Colliers International suggests that the New Jersey office market is stabilizing, although marked improvement is not expected to materialize for some time and critically dependent on the pace of economic expansion. Until then, landlords are continuing to lower rents, albeit just slightly, and offer more concessions in advance of lease expirations. Some tenants have already capitalized on this by seeking upgrades to their existing space.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 12 2010 @ 04:09 PM EDT
Heart disease is the number one health threat women face today. However, studies show that leading a healthy lifestyle can help women lower heart disease risk.
To help educate women about the dangers of heart disease and how to live a heart healthy lifestyle, the Women’s Cardiac Health Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) will offer free lectures every fourth Thursday of the month. Each session begins at 6:00pm and will be held in the Berrie Conference Room at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 12 2010 @ 03:15 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), in conjunction with Heights Flower Shop in Hasbrouck Heights and Teleflora, will celebrate National Make Someone Smile Week on Wednesday, July 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m., as part of a nationwide benevolent project. Florists around the country coordinated efforts to deliver floral arrangements in commemorative Teleflora Be Happy® mugs to those most in need of a smile: hospital patients, children at foster-care facilities, residents of nursing homes, and others who might need a lift. Floral arrangements will also be distributed at Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley, located at 250 Old Hook Road in Westwood, beginning at 1:30 p.m
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 12:42 PM EDT
Containing short spy stories by authors who specialize in novel length mysteries, Agents of Treachery offers the prowess of these long length writers to develop a story within a limited number of pages. Edited by Otto Penzler, an author and bookseller, he introduces the selections with some poignant and pithy remarks. Included are authors Lee Child, James Grady, Robert Wilson and Stella Rimington to name a few.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 11:45 AM EDT
I must confess that my personal feelings are chauvinistic when it comes to female authors. Ice Cold seems to break down that barrier. Her stars, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, are not only featured here in this novel, but rizzoli & isles can now be seen on TNT. Gerritsen uses her experience as a physician to interact with the plot. I suppose that living in Maine has given her an inside view of the cold.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 10:40 AM EDT
For all you mystery book fans, A Plague of Secrets will not disappoint you. John Lescroart has once again produced a novel that will capture your imagination and put your mind to work. Set in the San Francisco area, he blends in his longtime protagonist, Dismas Hardy, into another murder solution. Familiar with the Bay area, the author uses that as his setting for a murder that is baffling unto the end of the tale.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 09:57 AM EDT
Legislation Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblyman John Burzichelli sponsored to authorize exchange wagering on results of in-state and out-of-state horse races was recently approved by the Assembly and is set for more consideration.
The bill was approved 78-0 by the Assembly and is set for Thursday consideration by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 06:21 PM EDT
Adding to a slate of summer courses at its Paramus and Lyndhurst locations and online, Bergen Community College will offer credit courses at its Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack, this August.
Students can complete three-credit courses in less than a month – classes run August 2-25, Monday through Thursday; there are no Friday classes. Bergen’s summer courses are open to both Bergen students and students attending other colleges, helping them accelerate their studies and graduation.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:42 PM EDT
Crew Sends Mayday Just Before Capsizing
The day before departing Crescent City, California, on July 1 for an offshore passage bound for Alameda, California, the shore-bound father of one of three crewmembers aboard the 32-foot catamaran sailboat Catalyst wanted to ensure his daughter was safe. So he went to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/EPIRB to rent an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).