By Donna Perkosky Thursday, March 19, 2009, 02:29 PM EDT
K-12 Students Have Safe Access to Live Tutors in All Subjects
In December 2008, the Paramus Public Library began subscribing to a service that gives local K-12 students help with homework and studying by accessing free tutoring sessions online through the library’s website. The service is available every day from 2-9pm and can be accessed from home or the library.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 19, 2009, 11:24 AM EDT
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, March 19, 2009, 05:51 AM EDT
Q: We're newlyweds, but this is the second time around and we both have two kids. I want to get rid of my old furniture and start fresh, but it seems a bit crazy. Oh, we also have two dogs in our merged family. Maybe I should get plastic slipcovers?
A: Plastic slipcovers! There's a thought I haven't had in years. Not since I wrote a feature for the New York Daily News on plastic slipcovers. Researching the story, I discovered three important facts:
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:48 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:43 PM EDT
FirstService Williams, formerly GVA Williams, recently represented Chitta, LLC in the company’s purchase of an 11,623-square-foot office condo at 15-01 Pollitt Drive, an office/warehouse building in Fair Lawn, N.J. FirstService Williams’ Director Leslie Meril and Managing Director Doug Rowe represented Chitta, LLC in the transaction. Chitta acquired the site from Tulfra Realty, LLC.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:40 PM EDT
St. Peter Convent
Tekton Development Corp., one of New Jersey's leading general contracting firms, has announced that they have been retained by the Diocese of Metuchen to convert the former Convent of St. Peter the Apostle at 94 Somerset St. in New Brunswick, N.J., into a new Catholic Center at Rutgers University.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:37 PM EDT
NAI James E. Hanson, one of New Jersey's leading commercial real estate firms, recently completed a 12,000-square-foot lease agreement on behalf of World Paper Trading Company at 120 Kero Road in Carlstadt, New Jersey. NAI Hanson Associate Vice Presidents, Jeffrey W. DeMagistris and Thomas A. Vetter, represented the lessee, World Paper Trading Company, in this transaction.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:33 PM EDT
The month of April has been designated Cancer Control Month by the American Cancer Society, according to John Hopper, Health Officer for the Paramus Board of Health. Cancer is most treatable when diagnosed early, therefore it is beneficial to be aware of the seven warning signals:
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:26 PM EDT
Facility Will Be Sweetwater's 15th Surgical Center Sweetwater Construction Corp., a recognized leader in New Jersey construction, management and general contracting, recently announced that the 12,000-square-foot Morris County Surgical Center is now under construction at 3695 Hill Rd. in Parsippany, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:13 PM EDT
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meeting will be held on April 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Meeting Hall(on adjacent Wood Street) at Grace Episcopal Church, 128 West Passaic Ave in Rutherford, NJ. Business meetings are regularly on the 1ST Monday of the month except in July and August when they are suspended.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:08 PM EDT
Affirms its Commitment to Helping Employees with Disabilities Gain a Competitive Advantage
As part of Bergen Community College's commitment to increasing job opportunities for employees with disabilities, Laurie Salka was recently hired as the Maximizing Opportunity Service Action in the Community (MOSAIC) Project Director, founded by a $500,000 grant from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation. As Project Director, Salka will assist workers with disabilities by helping them secure employment and advance in their careers.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 03:02 PM EDT
The Valley Hospital will present courses on T’ai Chi Chih for beginners at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus. Courses will begin Tuesday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., and Thursday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. Intermediate-level classes will start Tuesday, April 21, at 1 p.m., and Thursday, April 23, at 4:15 p.m. The intermediate classes are designed for those who have completed the beginners program.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:58 PM EDT
Sheldon Gross Realty, Inc. (SGR) has recently completed an 8,500-square-foot industrial lease transaction at 119 Harrison Avenue in Roseland, New Jersey. Robert Kelley, Corporate Sales Representative at Sheldon Gross Realty, Inc., represented both the tenant, Par Code Symbology & Arlo Electronics Corporation, and the landlord, Four Steel Corporate LLC., in this transaction. Par Code Symbology & Arlo Electronics Corporation will utilize this new space to manufacture and print specialty rugged bar code labels that are used in warehouse environments.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:56 PM EDT
The Northern New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-NNJ), along with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM), will host the N.J. Urban Revitalization Conference on April 21, 2009. The morning event, "League Public Officials' Information Session," will be held at the Culinary Conference Center at Hudson County Community College, 161 Newkirk St. in Jersey City, N.J., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will deal with the topic "Blight to Revitalization: Experience the New Revitalization.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:47 PM EDT
While the Prediction is for Doom and Gloom Nationwide, New Jersey is Poised to Rebound
Although the economy may be in the biggest recession since World War II, the state of New Jersey has a wealth of assets that place it in a strong position to bounce back when the economy starts to recover in late 2009 or 2010, including a fine infrastructure system, an outstanding port, exceptional school systems, proximity to the country's greatest consumer markets and a skilled workforce.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:40 PM EDT
American Properties Realty has announced that the Essex model is now open at its luxurious Mill Pond at Eatontown condominium community in the Monmouth County borough of Eatontown, N.J. The two-bedroom, two-bath model was created by Design Environments Inc. (DEI) of Atlanta, a nationally renowned firm specializing in the interior architecture and merchandising of model homes and clubhouses for top builders and developers throughout the country.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:37 PM EDT
Dr. Lippe of BRMC Provides Tips to Prevent, Detect and Treat One of the Most Common Cancers
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death due to cancer in the U.S., yet it is also one of the easiest cancers to prevent and treat if detected early. About 149,000 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer last year, with 4,600 of them in New Jersey, according to the American Cancer Society.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 02:23 PM EDT
Law firms looking to go green should define what green means to them before making decisions about greening their office spaces. That definition could include such goals as improving the environment because it is the right thing to do, lowering operating costs to save money and branding their company.
By Mark Maynard Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 05:44 AM EDT
It seems a little unfair that the pickup market changed so rapidly in the past year and a half. The rapid rise in fuel prices flushed out the casual truckers and left the core market to those who really use a truck, whether for work or recreational uses.
Plans that were started five years ago to meet the needs of both groups are now coming to market with the smoothest, most comfortable and greenest trucks since Henry Ford offered paint in colors other than black.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 07:46 PM EDT