By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, May 10 2010 @ 07:09 AM EDT
Flowers are big business. The U.S. floral market is a $20 billion-a-year industry, yet the vast majority of the 4 billion flower stems sold here every year come from Latin America. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have been exporting flowers to us duty-free since the 1980s. As part of the "War on Drugs," import taxes on South American flowers were eliminated to give farmers a profitable crop to replace cocaine.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:55 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:23 PM EDT
Ed and I attended last week’s meeting of the Paramus Mayor and Council. I read the below statement during the public session. We once again would like to remind everybody that the first public hearing pertaining to “Enchantment at Paramus” will take place on Thursday, June 10th. This Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held inside the council chambers at 7:30PM. The property owner/developer is expected to introduce at least four witnesses who are expected to testify. A second date has already been scheduled (Thursday, June 24th), and additional dates may be scheduled in the future. We are requesting that people show up in force to voice their opposition to this amended application. Please continue to spread the word and tell your family members, neighbors, friends, coworkers, etc. to attend. Although it is unknown at what point, or if, we will be able to speak, we have heard that we will be able to ask those that testify questions. There should be a point where the public can comment.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
I hope this email finds you all happy, healthy & getting ready for the weekend! This is just a reminder that our Fashion Show is coming up very quickly and we'd love for you to join us!
Date: Saturday May 15th
Location: Glenpointe Marriott
Ticket Price: $100
Fashions by Nordstrom Garden State Plaza
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:13 PM EDT
At the Bergen Community College Foundation’s 12th annual Golf Classic, local golfers will go for the green. Their drives, chips and putts will give Bergen students a chance to go for the “green” too – in the form of future scholarships awarded by the Foundation. The event, Monday, June 14 at Upper Montclair County Club in Clifton, supports student scholarships such as the $161,000 that will be given to 153 students at the Foundation’s annual scholarship ceremony in May.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:09 PM EDT
Consistently top-rated cardiac surgery program provides best chance for heart bypass survival; among fastest for recovery and discharge
According to the latest New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Cardiac Surgery Report, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com or www.bestheartdocs.com) had no coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery mortalities – a perfect record for heart bypass surgery – during the year for which the data was collected (2007). The report (released on May 4, 2010) provides data and information regarding open heart surgery at 18 hospitals in New Jersey. This is the fourth consecutive cardiac surgery report in which Englewood Hospital achieved 0% mortality—a perfect record.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 02:00 PM EDT
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Get up-to-date information about our programs and benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov. And, if you're ready to file, Apply Online for Retirement Benefits. It's so easy!
Families of fallen military service members bear significant burdens from the loss of their loved one. Lives are changed forever. Aside from the emotional devastation, the financial hardships placed on such families can be difficult. Often, if a death occurs, a two-income household must make do with one income.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:55 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health supports the efforts of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) to raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health during May, National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. The theme for NOF’s 2010 is “Healthy Bones, Build Them For Life”.
Osteoporosis progresses as a symptomless disease characterized by bone loss and deterioration of the skeleton, leading to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures. It is defined as about 25% bone loss compared to a healthy young adult or, on a bone density test, 2.5 standard deviations below normal. Although everyone experiences some bone loss with age, few people realize that stooped posture (kyphosis), and loss of height (greater than 1-2 inches), are caused by vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:53 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health will offer free screening for blood pressure for Paramus residents on Friday, May 28th and Friday, June 25th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Free screening for blood pressure and diabetes will be held on Wednesday, June 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Appointments for this screening program are necessary, therefore please call the Board of Health nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 01:52 PM EDT
- The property's corner location, high visibility and stunning 1930's architectural structure make it an attractive, long-term investment opportunity for a well-capitalized buyer -
CB Richard Ellis, New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that it has been named exclusive sales agent for a unique 30,611-square-foot mixed-use building, located at 54-58 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, N.J. CB Richard Ellis' Dean Marchi, first vice president, is spearheading the marketing efforts of this property on behalf of the owner.