By Mel Fabrikant Monday, January 24 2011 @ 03:29 PM EST
Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) voted against a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed the House by a vote of 245-189. Congressman Rothman released the following statement: While I look forward to working with my Republican colleagues to improve our health care system, a wholesale repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actis not the answer. I agree that the health insurance reform bill that passed last Congress was not perfect, but it was a great step in the right direction. Our nation cannot afford to go backwards on health insurance reform.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, January 24 2011 @ 02:07 PM EST
Americans have become the true "corn people," more so than the Aztecs or the Incas. If you were to examine a typical American skeleton under an electron microscope, you would find corn isotopes throughout our bones. We have more corn isotopes than any other culture, past, present and perhaps future.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 08:37 PM EST
As the Season 4 winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Josh Blue has defied stereotypes by living with cerebral palsy.
Josh Blue will visit Bergen Community College on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus. Born in West Africa and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Blue became interested in comedy while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 08:27 PM EST
Distinguished E.N.T. Surgeon Also a Pioneer in Eldercare
Hector R. Giancarlo, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder and president of The Allendale Community for Mature Living, was recently named the John Kearney Rodgers Physician of the Year by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. The Englewood, N.J. resident was honored at the 2010 Thanks for Giving Ball, hosted by Emmy-award winning medical journalist Dr. Max Gomez.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 08:25 PM EST
Reality TV favorites, Flight Time Lang and Big Easy Lofton, who captured the hearts of millions of fans during a top-four finish on Season 15 of “The Amazing Race,” will get another opportunity to thrill viewers worldwide as the popular Globetrotters tandem has been selected to compete in the upcoming special season of the Emmy Award-winning series, “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.”
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 04:30 PM EST
Coutinho, Quigley, Wagner, Watson Coleman Measure Would Streamline Approval Process for Smart Growth Developments
Both houses of the legislature have approved a measure sponsored by Assembly members Albert Coutinho, Joan Quigley, Connie Wagner, and Bonnie Watson Coleman to streamline the development approval process to encourage Smart Growth and remove many of the burdens that often prevent developers from investing in New Jersey.
The legislation now awaits the Governor’s signature.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 12:45 PM EST
Efficient & effective new product helps organize and recycle clothes hangers www.hangerhamper-retail.com
It’s a challenge that is occurring in closets and landfills nationally – excess wire hangers cluttering the space. Approximately 3.5 billion wire hangers are discarded in landfills each year. But now a new product called Hanger Hamper is helping to organize closets and recycle hangers with ease. Hanger recycling initiatives have been growing in popularity in recent years, but it wasn’t always easy and convenient to accomplish – until now.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 12:35 PM EST
Saturday February 19th 8:00 PM
$79, $59, $39, $29
Bestowing upon bergenPAC several nights of engaging musical entertainment, The Opole, Philharmonic of Poland is one of Poland’s leading Orchestras. Philharmonic of Poland has performed with some of the world’s finest piano, violin, and vocal soloists. The Orchestra performs music of contemporary Polish composer, receiving great critical and popular acclaim. Awarded The State Award for Arts Excellence by the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Philharmonic possess a myriad of prestigious awards.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 12:32 PM EST
February 4, 2011 Attorney and Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to serve as keynote speaker
Credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will share his insights on environmental issues during Bergen Community College’s “Focus on the Environment: Case Studies from Around the Nation Informing the NJ Discussion.”
The College’s Institute for Public Policy will host the event on Friday, February 4, 2011, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 12:28 PM EST
Ever felt like crawling under your desk on the job? According to a new OfficeTeam survey, you’re in good company. Executives interviewed were asked to recount their most embarrassing moments at work. Here are some of their responses:
• “I screamed when I saw a lizard in my office.”
• “While speaking at a business event, I fell off the stage.”
• “I got locked in the office.”
• “I fainted during a meeting with a client.”
• “I went into the ladies’ bathroom by mistake.”