By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 03:36 PM EDT
Bills Creating Interdistrict School Choice, Revising Off-Track Wagering & Helping Foster Children Also on Tap
Legislation to reform public worker pensions and benefits and to ease burdensome business regulation, plus a joint hearing on how to fix the state’s unemployment insurance fund, top Thursday’s Assembly agendas. Also on tap is legislation to create a permanent interdistrict public school choice program, provide for educational stability for foster children, revise off-track wagering laws and give the Casino Control Commission more flexibility when it comes to inspectors and agents.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 03:29 PM EDT
Josh King, age 9
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meeting will be held on April 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm in the rectory, left of Grace Episcopal Church, 138 West Passaic Ave in Rutherford, NJ. Business meetings are held regularly on the first Monday of each month.
The Club invites anyone interested in the harmonica or harmonica music to join the group to play or listen after the short business meeting. Light refreshments are available to attendees during the meeting.
By Michelle Zakko Monday, March 22 2010 @ 12:13 PM EDT
Bergen County’s blue laws have become a topic of public discussion ever since Gov. Chris Christie decided that repealing law would help close the massive budget gap in NJ. I’ve thought long and hard about this trying to understand both cases for this action and I’m pro Blue Laws. As a longtime resident of Paramus, I have always loved the longstanding ban on Sunday business.
I have two reasons for keeping business’s closed. The first is, let’s face it, there is a traffic issue in Paramus. The Blue laws provide Paramus residents with one day to move around town without a hassle.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 10:02 AM EDT
The count was 175 pairs of crutches, 80 canes, 25 walkers, 12 wheel chairs, and 5 boxes of eyeglasses by the last day of February, the deadline for Mother Seton Knights of Columbus Council’s “Crutches for Haiti” drive. All were shipped to Virginia to be sent to Haiti in coordination with the “Physicians for Peace” organization to help the victims of the earthquake. In addition to the contributions from local residents, the Council received sizable donations from the Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and K of C Councils in Secaucus (Mary Immaculate Council 12769), Norwood (Immaculate Conception Council 9021), and New Milford (St Joseph's Council 3841).
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 09:59 AM EDT
But Wait! There’s More!
TeleBrands Teams with Devils Arena Entertainment for First-Ever Partnership with a Major League Sports Franchise
Newark, NJ – All inventors want a “foot in the door” when pitching their new product to TeleBrands CEO AJ Khubani. Yet, on Tuesday evening, March 23, NJ Devil (the Devils’ team mascot) will be the first to get a public pedicure from the “Infomercial King”!
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 09:56 AM EDT
Sylvester Named Chair of Brownfields and Site Remediation Committee
Whitman, New Jersey’s leading environmental and engineering management firm, today announced that the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ) Environmental Business Council Committee has appointed Michael Sylvester, vice president of business development and marketing at Whitman, to its 2010 - 2012 Advisory Board as the Chair of the Brownfields and Site Remediation Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 09:51 AM EDT
Oliver, Cryan, Greenwald, Pou, Schaer, Burzichelli, Diegnan, Lampitt, Coutinho, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Wisniewski, DeAngelo & Greenstein on Budget Plan
Assembly Democratic lawmakers released the following statements Tuesday:
Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex):
“This is a tough budget during difficult times, but we always must be careful about consequences.
“The General Assembly will significantly cut spending and consider the governor’s initiatives, but we cannot blindly move ahead without examining the impacts on working class New Jerseyans, senior citizens, children and those less fortunate.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 09:47 AM EDT
Architects' Group Honors Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects
Two historical preservation projects in New Jersey designed by Princeton, N.J.-based Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects have won Merit Awards in the "Historical Preservation" category from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). The awards for the preservation of Whig Hall in Princeton and the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, both in Mercer County, N.J., were announced at AIA-NJ's annual Design Day event held at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. The design awards were presented recently at an awards dinner at Thomas Edison College in Trenton, N.J.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, March 22 2010 @ 09:15 AM EDT
Recently, most of America's industry has been "outsourced" overseas, causing a loss of jobs and the disintegration of hometowns built around factories. Our current recession is an indication that this global economy is not working. Economist and author Michael Shuman said recently "about 42 percent of our economy is 'place based,' or created through small, locally owned businesses." This means that almost half our economy depends upon small independent businesses that make up the backbone of our hometowns.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 22 2010 @ 04:05 AM EDT
Mexican Passover at Rosa Mexicano
Available March 24th through April 5th
FREE Cooking Demonstration March 27th at 10:00 am
ROSA MEXICANO RIVERSIDE SQUARE, 390 HACKENSACK AVENUE, 201.489.9100
Haroset Tropical / Tropical Haroset
A blend of tropical fruits, nuts and sweet wine. Served with matzoh
By Connie Schultz Sunday, March 21 2010 @ 07:36 AM EDT
On her husband's last day on the job, Renee Spencer sent me the kind of e-mail that could have come from a devoted spouse living just about anywhere in America.
I do not know Renee, but that didn't matter. She is a blue-collar worker's wife in Ashtabula, Ohio, reaching out to another wife, whose working-class roots run deep in that same small town.
By Michelle Malkin Sunday, March 21 2010 @ 07:31 AM EDT
If you cannot trust government's numbers, you cannot trust government's words. This is the lesson of the House Democrats' desperate promotion of a phony-baloney Congressional Budget Office analysis of their latest health care takeover package.
By Anonymous Saturday, March 20 2010 @ 04:58 AM EDT
TEMECULA — When life hands you lemons by the millions, make lemonade.
Then have your caterer make a lemon dressing for a garbanzo bean salad; lemon gremolata for the lemon-grilled chicken; and lemon creme bržlee. At a recent lunch hosted by farmer Scott McIntyre, there were lemon slices in pitchers of iced water, lemon zest in butter pats and lemons in the trees on the hills ringing his home.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 19 2010 @ 05:23 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) on Wednesday said Gov. Chris Christie should be focusing his attention on revising his tax-laden budget proposal, not repealing Bergen County’s longstanding ban on Sunday business. Christie’s tax-increase budget plan relies on a $65 million in revenue from repealing Bergen County’s law, which has enjoyed longtime public support and withstood legal challenges and a 1993 referendum seeking to overturn it.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 19 2010 @ 05:08 PM EDT
Community Blood Services at Fairway Market
Looking for donors, one of the Community Blood Services Bloodmobile was parked outside of Fairway Market on a busy Friday. This brought to mind the recent talk by MaryAnn Siniscalchi at the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. This Bloodmobile, to fill its gas tank takes over $200.00. For people that don’t want to, or can’t, give blood, they can donate a gas tank refill or two. Any contribution is gratefully accepted.
By Michelle Zakko Friday, March 19 2010 @ 12:51 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 19 2010 @ 12:42 PM EDT
By Anonymous Friday, March 19 2010 @ 04:49 AM EDT
For all of San Diego's cred as a farm-to-fork, sustainable, seasonally driven dining town, eating out as an honest-to-goodness, card-carrying vegetarian can sometimes be pretty hard to swallow. The pickings become more meager still if an elegant atmosphere with haute cuisine is in order.
A few months back, Executive Chef Trey Foshee of George's California Modern unveiled a vegetarian menu alongside his seasonal offerings.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 06:41 AM EDT
Q: I've been given a collection of old plates by my aunt, who told me in no uncertain terms that they are "works of art and must be displayed prominently." They are beautiful, but I don't know where to put them. Our dining room is small and already full of things I love looking at. Are plates appropriate in a living room?
A: Well, yes ... a thing of beauty can be a joy wherever. Don't fall victim to thinking in cliches, such as:
By Paramus Post Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 09:35 AM EDT
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., March 16, 2010 – Hunter Douglas, Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in North America, announced that it has donated a total of $550,000 to two nonprofits – the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Habitat for Humanity International – to help relieve the suffering and aid the recovery of the Haitian people following the massive earthquake and its terrible aftermath. Each of these worthy organizations was carefully selected and will receive $275,000 for the relief and recovery of the people of Haiti.