By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:07 PM EST
BoatUS Foundation President Ruth Wood
Chris Edmonston Appointed President
After 28 years with the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, most recently serving as the 501(c)(3) non-profit’s President for the last five years, Ruth Wood has announced her retirement. She plans to continue her passion for choral singing and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, sailing and kayaking with her Golden Retriever, Jackie. She will also remain as a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, helping to guide the organization well into the next decade.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:04 PM EST
R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscape design and development firm, took part in the 15th annual Plant-O-Rama on Jan. 25. As one of the featured presenters at the event, which was held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, professionals from R&S Landscaping explained the benefits of sustainable landscape design while showcasing their latest green roof technology.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:02 PM EST
Billy Procida grew up in real estate and development, learned at an early age his passion for real estate and has always kept his pulse on the current trends. Procida is once again leading the industry by working with local contractors, developers and private investors by providing funding for foreclosures and short sales within the New Jersey innovative Area with his Fix ‘Em & Flip ‘Em program.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:58 PM EST
Born Free USA Exotic Animal Database sheds light on public safety issue
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says that a snake bite that sent a Fair Lawn, NJ man to the hospital in critical condition on Monday, is just one of thousands of unnecessary occurrences between wild and exotic animals and humans. Every year, captive wild animals kept as private “pets,” as well as in zoos and circuses, are involved in incidents that result in human injury or death. Millions of reptiles -- snakes and lizards -- in private possession pose severe safety risks to humans, including the transmission of deadly diseases, strangulations, and bites. Snakes are the most common “pet” reptiles - about 3 percent of U.S. households possess 7.3 million pet reptiles.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:56 PM EST
Legislation to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools and a bill package to promote electric cars in New Jersey top the Assembly’s Thursday committee agendas. Also on tap are hearings to update this year’s state budget situation and discuss higher education concerns and legislation to encourage local government consolidation, create a drug treatment program for nonviolent offenders and authorize free state park admission and hunting for veterans.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 05:50 PM EST
Helga van Eckert
Implements Innovative New Economic Development Strategy
In a bold response to the state of the economy, the City of Perth Amboy has announced that it has restructured its approach to economic revitalization and growth with the goal of competing nationally in terms of business recruitment and economic development. For more than a decade, the city has operated separate offices for the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), the Business Improvement District (BID), Redevelopment and Economic and Community Development. Today, these powerful economic development functions, while remaining separate divisions, have been united to balance the growth of new business with the revitalization of existing commerce.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 11:13 AM EST
I got up early this morning and thought of doing a Rotary makeup at the Allendale Rotary Club. When I reached my all wheel drive crossover, the ice was caked so thick that it was a problem trying to pry open any of the doors. This despite a remote door unlocker. Not to be daunted, I got out my telescoping scraper/cleaner and began to remove the crusted ice. With the engine on and the defroster blowing hot, it didn’t seem like too formidable a task. The clincher was when my ice scraper end broke. So much for Allendale and Rotary.
By Press Release Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 09:39 AM EST
Pre-registered Customers Can Order iPhone 4 One Week Before General Availability
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Apple today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ 94 million customers to pre-order an iPhone 4 online beginning at 3 a.m. EST on Feb. 3. In an unprecedented move, Verizon Wireless has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone 4 smartphones solely for existing customers. Orders will be shipped to arrive on or before Feb. 10.
By Connie Schultz Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 11:01 PM EST
After a year of research and reporting about the legacy of Agent Orange, I feel certain of one thing: We don't yet know the full extentofdioxin'sharm. It appears to be a story with no end in sight. On Sunday, The Plain Dealer ran a special report titled "Unfinished Business" (cleveland.com/agentorange
By Michelle Malkin Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 10:56 PM EST
Here's a modest proposal for liberals who say they support job creation: Stop smearing successful, law-abiding private companies whose values don't comport with yours. I'm looking at you, New York Times. Chick-fil-A is an American success story. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-sandwich chain is one of the country's largest fast-food businesses. It employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company generates more than $2 billion in revenue and serves millions of happy customers with trademark Southern hospitality.