By Press Release Saturday, October 16 2010 @ 02:17 PM EDT
Think www.socialsecurity.gov first!!!
Under the Law No Social Security COLA for 2011
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 58 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2011, the Social Security Administration announced today.
The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security and SSI benefits if there is an increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from the third quarter of the last year a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was determined to the third quarter of the current year. As determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is no increase in the CPI-W from the third quarter of 2008, the last year a COLA was determined, to the third quarter of 2010, therefore, under existing law, there can be no COLA in 2011.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 06:01 PM EDT
The Teaneck International Film Festival is proud to have on its roster of films this year Media That Matters Short Film Festival, the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. According to TIFF executive director Jeremy Lentz, “This ties in perfectly with our theme, Activism: Making Change, by engaging diverse audiences – local, global, online, and in communities around the world – and inspiring them to take action.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 05:56 PM EDT
Oliver Quinn, Esq., Senior Counselor of Taft and Partners, a marketing and corporate communications firm with international clients based in Princeton, NJ, was honored last night at the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner.
Mr. Quinn, class of 1975, has held a wide variety of senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including Assistant Dean of Rutgers School of Law, Administrative Law Judge, Deputy Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Labor, and Deputy Solicitor for National Operations at the U.S. Department of Labor. Most recently, Mr. Quinn served as Vice President and Chief Business Ethics Officer at Prudential Financial.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 05:52 PM EDT
Ketul J. Patel
Hackensack University Medical Center proudly welcomes experienced healthcare executive Ketul J. Patel of Jersey City as the institution’s new executive vice president, chief strategy and operations officer. “It is with much enthusiasm that I announce Mr. Patel’s appointment, during a time when our nation’s healthcare system is poised for major reform,” says Robert C. Garrett, president of Hackensack University Medical Center. “Mr. Patel’s expertise in hospital operations, strategic planning, and marketing will make an important impact on our medical center as we work together to implement the benefits of healthcare reform and to focus on new growth at Hackensack University Medical Center.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:55 PM EDT
Actor Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo, who has appeared in films including “Heat” and “Once Upon A Time in Mexico” is a successful television and film actor but has overcome many challenges along the way. Mr. Trejo will discuss his achievements and personal struggles as the keynote speaker of Bergen Community College’s Latino Heritage Week Celebration, on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus in Paramus. In addition to acting, Mr. Trejo also helps young people battle drug addictions. In 2000, he created a production company Starburst. His life story was depicted in the documentary film “Champion.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:53 PM EDT
Secretary Sebelius to Personally Deliver 2011 “Medicare and You” Handbooks
On Friday October 15 at 1:15 pm, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit seniors at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center to kick off Medicare’s open enrollment period which begins on November 15th and discuss how the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:49 PM EDT
It took five judges and five hours to determine the best new kosher products of 2010, sponsored by the largest international kosher food trade show, Kosherfest (www.kosherfest.com
) . A line of gourmet Mountain Bread Wraps, took Best in Show at the 22nd Annual Kosherfest New Products Competition, held at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on Oct 13th. Mountain Bread Wraps is a product of Australia, distributed by No Worries Natural Foods of Fremantle, WA.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:46 PM EDT
Bergen County’s first-ever “courtroom in the jail” today opened its doors to conduct first appearance proceedings for defendants in custody at the Bergen County Jail. This is the first time in the county’s history that an annex courtroom is being used to conduct court proceedings. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office implemented the new courtroom in partnership with the county and central municipal court as a cost-saving measure. In particular, the annex will reduce court backlogs and improve court security by eliminating the need to transport prisoners across the county.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:43 PM EDT
College Appointed Lead Institution for $24 Million to Train Health Professionals; Bergen Also Garners $2.3 Million to Build Pathways for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, $3.2 Million in Title V Funds to Bolster Retention
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has named Bergen Community College the lead institution and fiscal agent for the 26-member Northern New Jersey Health Professionals Consortium in administering a $24 million grant to support health professions training and certification for low-income individuals.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 03:38 PM EDT
Bergen County mental health providers have joined together to create a series of community and professional events to raise awareness of health issues that affect the mental and physical well-being of children and adults. The series kicks off on Monday, October 18 at Bergen Regional Medical Center with a mental health and addiction resources event for individuals seeking community resources and a networking opportunity for professionals. Jeffrey Berman, MD, Medical Director of Addiction Services at Bergen Regional, will lead the workshop which also features representatives from Alcoholics Anonymous and Bridging the Gap.