By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 09:20 PM EDT
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway, M.D. and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to license New Jersey dieticians and nutritionists in order to ensure they meet education and training standards was released Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 09:11 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Measure Will Provide State Funding for Public School Districts Providing Special Ed Services to Out-of-State Students Enrolled in In-District Private Schools
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to shield public school districts from having to assume the special education costs for out-of-state students enrolled in private schools within the district has been signed into law.
“New Jersey has many outstanding schools that provide special education services and it’s understandable that parents from out-of-state would want to send their children here, but it’s simply not feasible to expect our public school districts to shoulder the costs of them doing so,” said Wagner (D-Bergen).
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 09:08 PM EDT
The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today announced it will spend nearly $550,000 on issue ads in New York's 20th Congressional District.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 11:38 AM EDT
Shoppers who love great deals on designer fashions will soon have some expanded options in New York. SYMS Tailored & Tux will open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, adjacent to its sister store, Filene’s Basement. And Filene’s Basement will join forces with two long-standing SYMS Clothing stores, one in Westbury, Long Island and the other in the Westchester County town of Elmsford. All three stores will open at 9 AM on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Combined, the stores will employ 413 full and part-time workers, 83 of them in new positions.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 11:16 AM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Meadowlands Race Track Losing Out On Valuable Audience During NFL Games
Following the second meeting of New Jersey’s Legislative Gaming Summit today, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, who participated in the summit, questioned the logic behind the decision to close the Meadowlands race track on NFL game days. “The whole point of this summit is to think outside the box to generate ways to revitalize the state’s entertainment and gaming industries. When I see signs advertising that the Meadowlands will be closed Sunday and Monday due to NFL football, it just blows my mind.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 11:14 AM EDT
Education reform legislation Assembly members Mila Jasey, Joan Voss and Paul Moriarty sponsored to create a permanent public school choice program to allow parents to move their children to schools located across district lines was signed into law on Friday.
"Public school choice is an important step to ensuring each child has the ability to attend a school that is best-suited to their individual needs and talents," said Jasey (D-Essex), a former member of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. "More importantly, public school choice programs can improve educational outcomes for students without seeing taxpayer money funneled out of New Jersey's strong public school system.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 11:09 AM EDT
Sixty New Courses Include Holistic Health Care for Medical Professionals, Seek to Tap Growing Job Markets in Energy, Environment
Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training has expanded its course offerings this fall with a strong focus on helping healthcare professionals and preparing individuals for careers in growing areas such as energy and the environment.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 10:50 AM EDT
Big Gains at Meadowlands Facility, in Online Courses and Returning Students
Bergen Community College, the state’s largest community college, opened its fall semester this week with increased overall enrollment driven by growth at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, in distance learning offerings and from returning students continuing their studies at the institution. The College, which maintains academic facilities in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst, has enrolled more than 17,000 students in credit courses so far. Bergen enrolled 16,469 students in fall 2009. Final data on fall 2010 enrollment will be released in October
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 10:47 AM EDT
Join W Hoboken for the latest in the W Happenings concert series with free live music by PLAY ON RED, an interactive cover band—meaning YOU choose what’s next, playing your favorite rock and dance music.
What: Dance and party the night away with one of the tri-state area’s favorite bands, PLAY ON RED, and enjoy their eclectic set list and engaging performance along with $5 cool cocktails. Be there for your chance to win W Hoboken’s monthly giveaway package featuring an overnight getaway, dinner at savory Zylo, and a bottle of bubbly in the swanky Chandelier Room.
RSVP to www.facebook.com/whoboken
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 13 2010 @ 10:40 AM EDT
There is still time ...but not much!
On October 6, 2010, Bright Side Manor is hosting our 20th Anniversary Celebration, where we'll be honoring Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and recognizing 20 years of service in Teaneck.
If you haven't already considered sponsoring this event, there's still time. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available, beginning at $50 for a business card ad and $300 for a full-page ad. Whether you're running a small business or a major corporation, event sponsorship may be a very affordable way for your company name to land in the hands of potential customers.