Next Door Philanthropists Stepping Up Too With Bolder Giving
A new era of philanthropy grew today as another 17 of the wealthiest U.S. families inspired the nation by joining the Giving Pledge and committing 50% of their assets to charity. NYU philanthropy professor Jason Franklin says the pledge is “an important step in an emerging cultural trend.”
"Last Comic Standing" crowned its seventh winner for 2010- it’s Felipe Esparza that took home the title and a $250,000 prize. See Felipe Esparza and the runner ups perform live Friday January 14, 2010 at bergenPAC Friday January 14th at 8pm. Esparza beat out Tommy Johnagin for the title in NBC's two-hour season finale. Roy Wood Jr. came in third place.
Many people just survived Black Friday and are loaded with new gadgets after waiting in line during the wee hours after Thanksgiving. Sadly, less than 1 percent of all those new gadgets bought and sold during the holiday season will be in use six months from now, according to Annie Leonard in "The Story of Stuff," a short film produced by Free Range Films and available free online at www.storyofstuff.com.
West Brook Middle School’s React Club in Paramus celebrated the 4th birthday with their 14th Gift-of-Life child, Keithlin Lapuz on December 3, 2010. Keithlin arrived from the Philippines with her mother on October 9 and had her life-saving heart surgery, which repaired a hole in her heart and a faulty valve on November 2. Her blue fingers, toes, and lips are now a healthy pink. This was another miracle that was made possible through the “Gift-of-Life” program, which provides life-saving heart surgeries to extremely sick children from all over the world.
Support among New Jerseyans for new airport security measures introduced in November varies depending on how the question is asked, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. When initially asked about support for “any airport security measure” or whether some security measures “go too far violating personal privacy,” 50 percent support any security measure, while 41 percent say some measures go too far.
Interfaith Furnishings Receives a Heat Chamber Worth $3,500 that Will Help Ensure Furniture Donations to Those in Need are Bed Bug Free.
Local not-for-profit organization, Interfaith Furnishings, provides families in need with bed bug free furniture thanks to a donation worth $3,500 from Cooper Pest Solutions. The facility has been unable to provide their client’s with beds for several months due to the risk of spreading bed bugs.
Combined Operations Include 34 Communities Serving Buyers in Metro New York, New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Philadelphia Markets
PulteGroup Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding companies, recently announced its new Northeast Corridor division serving the markets of Metro New York, New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Philadelphia. The operation, which had previously been organized as two separate divisions, comprise 34 communities serving first time, move up and active adult buyers. Paul Schneier will remain as Division President for the operation which will be based in Basking Ridge, N.J. with a satellite office in Trevose, Penn.
Provides Optimal Speed & Ergonomic Design for Consumer Product Creation - Lets You Quickly Capture Your Idea & Get it on the Screen
Alibre Inc. www.alibre.com, today announced the inclusion of the simple, yet powerful rapid concept creation and surfacing design tool, Moment of InspirationTM (MoI), in Alibre Design Expert. Created by Michael Gibson, the original designer of the Rhino modeling tool, MoI makes product and concept design easy, fast, and accessible to more designers.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald and Assemblywomen Joan Voss, Mila M. Jasey and Connie Wagner to create a loan forgiveness program for students who pursue fields with labor shortages was advanced Wednesday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-3513), approved by a vote of 8-1-3, is part of the Democratic legislative “Back to Work NJ” effort to create jobs and spark economic development.
Whether you're going to a big party or just hanging out with family and friends, this holiday season is the time when dressing up takes on a festive fashionable flair. It's time to slink into velvet and wrap up in fur. It's time to have fun and get into the spirit of the season with style.
Here are the exclamation points of fashion — the top holiday trend picks from the experts at JCPenney.
Panel Will Also Discuss Christie Failure to Distribute Utility Aid Grants
Assembly committees on Thursday will consider legislation to control health care costs, enhance New Jersey’s gaming industries, reform civil service system to combat property taxes and abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing. A panel will also hear testimony on the Christie administration’s failure to distribute utility assistance grants, while another will consider legislation requiring school districts to adopt anti-nepotism policies.
Open-borders radicalism means never having to apologize for absurd self-contradiction.
The way illegal alien students on college campuses across the country tell it, America is a cruel, selfish and racist nation that has never given them or their families a break. Yet despite their bottomless grievances, they're not going anywhere.
The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday will begin advancing the Legislature’s “Back to Work NJ” economic development package by moving a series of bills geared toward creating jobs, increasing job opportunities and improving job skills.
The hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Committee Room 11 in the State House Annex. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
The BoatUS Foundation wants to know who is helping boaters, sailors and anglers stay “green”. A call for nominations draws to a close December 15 for the 2010 BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award. The honor singles out people, organizations or businesses who have made significant contributions in helping other boaters become more environmentally responsible on the water. A $1,000 award to help continue their environmental efforts is included.
Flu season is upon us! With people spending more time indoors because of the colder weather, it becomes easier for the virus to pass from person to person. The virus can be passed through coughing, sneezing and touching contaminated surfaces.
The best way to reduce your risk and the severity of the illness, especially in the very young and the elderly, is by getting an annual flu shot.
The Paramus Board of Health is offering free flu shots to persons 18 years and older.
Doktor Kaboom is an interactive one-man Science variety show created by actor/comedian David Epley. It creatively combines theater and scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom uses humor and comedy to demonstrate the practices of modern and physical science.
David Epley used these shows to combine two loves: science and performing. He studied at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
By: Alieta Eck, MD, www.aapsonline.org
Will you trust the government to keep all of your personal medical information private and are they even capable of this? With Wikileaks, a master hacker was able to bribe a disgruntled government worker to help him access millions of very sensitive documents and e-mails and send them into cyberspace for all to see. The US government is embarrassed but worse yet, our national security and the lives of our agents overseas may be jeopardized. So if top-secret documents are now accessible to unauthorized viewers, what would stop this same hacker from putting all of your personal medical records out there?
Coat Drive Seeks to Collect 50,000 Coats with Increased Collection Sites and Ongoing Sorting Events
Over the past 14 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 300,000 coats to New Jersey residents through the Annual Coat Drive program. This year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations to collect coats throughout the state, aiming to distribute 50,000 coats to more than 250 nonprofit agencies serving our neighbors in need.
On Tuesday December 7th at 10:00 AM, police were called to the area of Shop Rite on a report of a theft, assault, and robbery. Karla Trumpler, age 38, of Jersey City, was observed by Shop Rite security committing a theft within the store. When approached by the security guard she assaulted the guard, causing injuries.
New York-Based Firm Acknowledged for Excellence in Sales and Marketing
The Marketing Directors, Inc. is once again enjoying national recognition for its outstanding achievements in the industry, receiving an impressive nine Silver Awards from The NationalsSM. The awards were recently announced by the National Association of Homebuilders’ National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), which oversees The NationalsSM, the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards competition for new home sales and marketing professionals.