In his recent book, "Outliers," author Malcolm Gladwell cites a study that proves a strong localized community actually improves your health. The study is centered on Roseto, Pa., a small community comprised mainly of immigrants from a small Italian village also named Roseto. This village attracted international attention in 1950 when it was exposed as having the lowest rate of heart disease in our whole nation.
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York region
Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work and pay Social Security taxes. More than 53 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits. In 2009 alone, those benefits came to about $675 billion.
Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire was elected to the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Board of Directors at NSA’s annual conference from June 26 through 30, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Sheriff McGuire, a career law enforcement official and graduate of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, also serves on several NSA committees including legislative and governmental affairs and homeland security.
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., July 22, 2010 – Hunter Douglas, Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in the U.S. and Canada, was ranked 12th among all home products companies in North America in a recent report on Top Home Suppliers in the July issue of HFN: Home Furnishings News for Industry Decision Makers. The prestigious trade magazine based the list on annual revenue for 2009. Hunter Douglas shared the listing with the likes of Whirlpool and General Electric and was the only window covering company on the list of the top 25 suppliers.
RTBI Invites Parents, Caregivers and Young Children to Enjoy Song, Stories, Crafts and More Together
MAYWOOD, N.J., July 23, 2010 – Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI) announces the formation of Gan Katan (“Little Garden”), a new preschool program for children ages 5 and younger and their families, which will begin on Sunday, September 12. The classes, held every other Sunday morning, will be led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield, the synagogue’s rabbi, who has extensive experience in children’s Jewish education. The one-hour sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in details or enrollment information should call RTBI’s education line at (201) 845-7550, ext. 4.
My friend Rich LaBarbiera invited me to a Democrat rally at Vici Cucina Italiana Restaurant in Lodi. When the Democratic candidate for Mayor invites you, it is quite an honor. When you have a chance to visit a restaurant that is new to you, that’s another honor. It gave me a chance to get acquainted with his running mates, Councilman Rich Conte and candidate Pat Verile. Not that either is a stranger to me, but it offered a chance to see the candidates in a different atmosphere. It was a good experience!
Create-A-Mattress™ (www.Create-A-Mattress.com) has launched as an innovative website allowing consumers to choose the materials, softness, features and other dimensions to create made-to-order mattresses based on personal preferences as well as health requirements, with national delivery.
“We recognize that traditional mattress shopping often leaves consumers confused and frustrated,” said Create-A-Mattress Founder/CEO Evan Saks. “By offering shoppers the opportunity to configure their beds, along with the information they need to make the right choices, we are making both the buying and sleeping experiences more comfortable.”
The BoatUS Trailering Club’s Top 3 Reasons for Trailer Mishaps
With the boating season now in full swing, the miles are starting to add up for the thousands of boaters and anglers trailering their boats and fishing rigs to their favorite waterway. The BoatUS Trailering Club, which offers “Trailer Assist” roadside assistance for both disabled boat trailers and their tow vehicles, says if you want your trailer travels to remain trouble-free, now is the time to keep a close eye on your trailer for wear and damage.
Property Manager Honored for Contributions to City's Ongoing Revitalization
Matrix Development Group, one of the Northeast's most active and well-regarded real estate investment and development companies, has announced that property manager Michele Cade has been awarded the prestigious Valuable Service Award for her work with New Brunswick City Market.
Residents and guests of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, got timely advice from area banking and healthcare professionals during a recent presentation titled “Safe Time in the Summertime.”
Attendees learned important details on what identity theft is and how it happens from Danny Lu, assistant manager, and Craig Nichols, branch manager, of The Berkshire Bank in Teaneck. The bankers also shared tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, and the necessary steps to take in order to re-establish one’s identity and credit stability if it occurs.
The 5-K loop around the City of Englewood, which was founded in 1999 by then-mayor Paul Fader and his wife Jill after her successful treatment for breast cancer, benefits The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The walk also pays for mammograms and other potentially life-saving care for uninsured and underinsured women.
Hartz Mountain site positioned for residential, retail or mixed-use redevelopment
Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that it has been appointed as exclusive sales agent for a 16.5 acre redevelopment site located at 192 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, N.J. - one of the largest redevelopment sites in the area. The property, currently home to a multi-building manufacturing plant totaling 400,000 square feet, is located half a mile south of downtown Bloomfield and is ideally positioned for residential, retail or mixed-use redevelopment.
Poet Laureate of Allendale Laurie Byro, center, holding book, recently met with residents at The Atrium, the supportive independent living senior residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. During her visit, Byro, an employee of the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, read some of her award winning poems from her newly published book, “The Bird Artists.”
They may be ready to hand over the keys to the company car, but they aren’t ready to hit the links full time. For this group, a career in consulting can hold appeal, suggests a Robert Half Management Resources survey. More than one in four (26 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) surveyed said the security of remaining actively employed was the number-one reason they’d consider consulting. This top response was followed by flexible schedules (21 percent) and the variety and challenge of consulting work (20 percent).
Tours Of Elegant, Luxurious Development Draw Strong Interest From Real Estate Community
The Residences at Palmer Square, a new luxury townhome and condominium community located at Palmer Square in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., recently hosted its first open house for the brokeragecommunity, inviting them to tour one of the ready-to-move-in townhomes. More than 75 brokers and agents turned out for the event, which was held DATE at the sales office for The Residences at 53 Hulfish St.
Post-Season Battle for “Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year” Begins This Weekend
John Crews, veteran Professional Anglers Association tour pro and BoatUS Angler member, is on his way to the “Super Bowl” of fishing competition — the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. That also puts him in a highly-competitive group of 12 top pro anglers competing “post-season” for the “Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year” honors. To find out who will have bragging rights, these talented 12 will fish tournaments the next two weekends — at the Ramada Trophy Chase July 24-25 on Lake Jordan near Wetumpka, Alabama, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Trophy Triumph July 30-31 on the Alabama River near Montgomery, Alabama.
Follett today reported that more than 800 of the bookstores it serves in the U.S. and Canada will offer textbooks for rent for the first time this fall, making the company the largest and fastest growing multi-channel textbook rental provider in North America. Follett is bringing rental to campuses through multiple offerings available to its network of Follett-managed bookstores and online virtual bookstores via Follett Rent-A-Text, as well as independent bookstores via the first and only online and in-store rental program designed specifically for independently-managed college stores. Follett is the only company that offers a full spectrum of rental solutions to such a wide variety of educational institutions.
The best performance-enhancing beverages for seasoned athletes and weekend warriors may not be sports drinks, after all. If you're willing to experiment, you may find that you're able to exercise longer and recover more quickly after downing a glass of beetroot juice or even a cup of coffee.
The results of a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that drinking beetroot juice prior to working out boosted stamina in male subjects and enabled them to exercise longer.