By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:22 AM EST
Two Assembly Democratic bills to help laid-off police and firefighters are advancing toward law.
The bills are sponsored by Assembly members Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) and Albert Coutinho (D-Essex).
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:16 AM EST
When the time comes to price your home for sale, you may be tempted to start with the price you paid for it, add a healthy markup and call it a day. Unfortunately, that strategy is unlikely to result in a true reflection of your home's market value.
Here are six strategies to help you figure out how much your home is worth:
1. Abandon your personal point of view. How much will a ready, willing and able buyer be willing to pay for your home? Buyers DON'T care how much you paid for the home, how many memorable moments you and your family shared in the home, how much cash you need for the downpayment on your next home or how much time and money you've invested in your home's hardwood floors, fresh paint, lush landscaping or other improvements.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:12 AM EST
Local Community Invited To Share Its Love For Santa Monica Online
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) announced today that on Feb. 14, 2010, a dedicated Santa Monica blog titled SantaMonica.com/love, will launch, delivering an online forum for local Santa Monica residents and businesses to share fun, historic, memorable and personally enriching stories highlighting local experiences, attractions, events, personalities, and other topics the community celebrates.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:09 AM EST
20 Contracts Signed in Last 60 Days
The Peninsula at City Place, Edgewater's premier waterfront residential development, has experienced a surge in sales over the past 60 days with 20 signed contracts. The Marketing Directors, Peninsula's exclusive sales and marketing team, has credited this success to Peninsula's attractive pricing and the extension of the federal tax credit.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:03 AM EST
Bill Would Prohibit State Board of Education from Limiting Number of Professional Education Credits that can be Transferred from Two- to Four-Year Colleges
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Pamela R. Lampitt and Connie Wagner to ease State Board of Education restrictions on education majors seeking to matriculate from a two-year to four-year college was released Monday by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:01 AM EST
Bergen Community College Foundation Hosts Annual Event March 5, 7 p.m. at Stony Hill Inn
At the Bergen Community College Foundation’s second annual Monte Carlo Night, members of the community can support student scholarships with a roll of the dice.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 18, 2010, 09:58 AM EST
The Knights of Columbus of Washington Township, Mother Seton Council #5427, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at its hall located at 79 Pascack Road. Dinner is the traditional corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, including dessert and coffee, and there will be an open bar for the entire evening.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 01:19 PM EST
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, February 15, 2010, 08:21 AM EST
At some point today, you will probably be faced with the choice to use a disposable cup or not. Here are some factors to consider about how disposable that cup really is.
If we were to look at how much energy it takes to produce cups made from paper, polystyrene and ceramic, most people would automatically think the ceramic cup is the greenest choice.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, February 14, 2010, 03:57 PM EST