By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 04:13 PM EST
Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Pamela R. Lampitt, Upendra Chivukula, Connie Wagner, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Nellie Pou and Linda R. Greenstein to permit wind and solar facilities in industrial zones has received final legislative approval. The bill passed the Assembly 62-14-2 on Thursday. It was approved by the Senate in February, and now goes to the Governor, who can sign it, veto it or modify it with a conditional veto.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 04:11 PM EST
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the County’s Department of Health Services warn residents that hookah or water pipe smoking, a growing trend among 18-to 24- year-olds, carries significant health risks similar to cigarette smoking. Links have been made to many of the same adverse health effects including lung, oral, and bladder cancer.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 04:07 PM EST
NY’s Largest Passover Marketplace - Store Will remain Open 24 Hrs. for four straight days
On the first night of Passover children ask the question at the Seder table, “What makes this night different from all other nights?” The answer: Pomegranate. The unique new kosher supermarket POMEGRANATE, which opened its doors in Brooklyn, NY last August with a wide assortment of gourmet and healthy kosher foods, will offer untraditional and hard to find foods for Passover this year. POMEGRANATE offers more than 250 homemade delicacies including fish, rare cuts of meat, salads, sauces, dips and exotic cheeses under the highest kosher standards.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 04:02 PM EST
The Assembly today continued its focus on the global economic crisis by approving more bills to help New Jersey residents and businesses emerge strong from the worldwide financial meltdown. The bill’s passed during today’s voting session would: Implement mid-year cuts to the state budget. · Make a new housing assistance and recovery program effective immediately
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 03:48 PM EST
Informational Seminars Part of Youth Transition to Work Program
As the end of high school nears, teenagers are deciding their career path for their future. As a way to show students what work in the electrical and telecommunications fields entails, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 164 recently visited local high schools as part of its Youth Transition to Work Program (YTTW). Funded by a grant from the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the program provides a broad scope of electrical construction and teledata training that introduces young men and women to a highly technical construction industry career.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 03:45 PM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley (HUMC North), located at 250 Old Hook Road in Westwood, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the addition of laboratory and radiology outpatient services. The offered services include all laboratory services; X-ray; CT scan; Ultrasound; and Pulmonary Function Testing. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and it is important to note that no appointments are necessary for blood draws and X-rays.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 01:56 PM EST
James Gunning and Donna Falzarano of CB Richard Ellis Debt & Equity Finance group recently arranged a $35 million first mortgage refinance on behalf of M. Alfieri Company. This three-year, fixed rate loan, which was funded by a New Jersey commercial bank, was secured by 379 Thornall Street, a 15-story, Class A office building located in Edison, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 01:53 PM EST
Updated Course Teaches Vital Techniques to Help Older Drivers Stay Safe on the Road
The Atrium, the supportive independent living residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, is offering an AARP Driver Safety Course on Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and 24, in the Atrium Cinema. The course is open to the public, and there is no age restriction to attend. This popular two-day class will give seniors valuable tips to improve their driving skills.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 01:42 PM EST
The Knights of Columbus of Washington Township, Mother Seton Council #5427, is hosting a Benefit Buffet Dinner on Sunday, March 15, 2009, from 1-6 p.m., to raise money for the Mule and Petunas families of Washington Township, who each suffered devastating losses in recent fires. Both homes were left uninhabitable and will take months to rehabilitate. The families lost most of the contents of their homes and they need our moral and material support during this time of misfortune.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 06, 2009, 01:40 PM EST
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today announced that on Wednesday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Senator Frank Lautenberg will set up a mobile office in the multipurpose room at the Bergen County administration building located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. Members of his staff will be available to assist residents with any federal questions or concerns.