By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 24 2010 @ 09:46 AM EDT
Its third concert season is drawing to a close, and the Hudson Valley Chorale has chosen togo out with a “bang,” with music typifying the American spirit...“An American Celebration.”
HVC presents tunes that have sustained us as a nation through good times and bad –songs of patriotic pride, everyday life, humor and prayerful calm, and the longing for peace.Timed to nearly coincide with our nation’s celebration of Flag Day, the concert will take
place the Saturday immediately prior, and will include a heavy dose of Irving Berlin’s best loved music as well as stirring renditions of the songs that led us into battle and saw us return home again.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 02:34 PM EDT
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Friday May 21st came upon the Paramus Sunrise Rotarians even faster than they anticipated. A lot of work was put in by the committee and members resulting in well known models like NJ Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (and Alison, her granddaughter), Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, IBEW President John DeBouter and Paramus Mayor Jim Tedesco who brought Haley, his granddaughter, down the runway. In addition, we had Rotarians Betsy Thomason and Glenda Campaniola. All of the above were introduced by Co-Chair Valerie Coniglio who explained their fashions.
By blackhills Friday, May 21 2010 @ 03:44 PM EDT
David A. Hecht of Metro Funding Corporation of Paramus (a citizen of Closter, NJ) is facing stiff legal action from WestLB, a European commercial bank based in Düsseldorf in Germany. It appears that WestLB was successful in Federal court this week in convincing the US District Court Southern District of New York in "a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing defendants Metro and MFC from removing any funds from their bank accounts or transferring any other assets, requiring Metro and MFC to preserve and turn over to WestLB all documents relating to the Loan and Mortgage Loans involved herein, and requiring Metro and MFC to provide an accounting to WestLB with respect to the Loan and the Mortgage Loans."
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 20 2010 @ 04:13 PM EDT
Honeywell and the New Jersey Audubon Society Partner to Inspire Educators, Providing Hands-On Lessons Through Exploration in the Hackensack Watershed
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and New Jersey Audubon (NJA) announced today that scholarships are available for the third annual Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education for Hudson and Bergen County middle and high school science and social studies teachers. The Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education is a one-week (August 16 - 20) summer institute, which combines classroom instruction with diverse outdoor experiences at sites throughout the Hackensack watershed.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 20 2010 @ 04:09 PM EDT
On May 8th the Paramus West Brook Middle School React Club members gave up a Saturday morning to spread some cheer at the Wanaque Pediatric Nursing Facility. The children at the Wanaque center are profoundly challenged, and some of them do not receive visitors. The students made name plates for every child, played and sang songs with the children, and rocked the babies! Students also presented a check to the Recreation Department for $500.00 to replace an outdoor tent that was destroyed during a storm.
By Paramus Post Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 11:05 PM EDT
We are all concerned about our schools and our rising school taxes. Most districts are facing a decline in state funding of 10 percent or more — which can be $3.6 million in real dollars. That's a lot of money, and we all wonder where it will come from.
Teachers are concerned about larger classes and less funding for teaching materials, salaries and lower educational standards.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 03:58 PM EDT
HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT, UI FUND FIX & PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM HARASSING DEBT COLLECTORS ALSO ON TAP
Teen Driving Law Study, Making N.J. Horse Racing Viable for 2010 Also on Up
The Democratic legislation to protect senior citizens from Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to increase their prescription drug fees and slash their property tax relief tops Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Also on tap is the legislation to provide a New Jersey homebuyer tax credit for 2010, protect consumers from harassing debt collectors and stave off a massive unemployment fund tax on businesses.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 19 2010 @ 03:25 PM EDT
May 24 – June 6, 2010
Law enforcement officers from the Paramus Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the lifesaving value of seat belts.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 05:59 PM EDT
By - Terrance Huggins Jr.
Whenever I am at a gathering of friends, or at home with the family, and someone asks what everyone else would like to order, the first thing that almost reflexively shoots out of my mouth is the word Blimpie. Blimpie is a large chain of coldcut sandwich shops. It originated in Hoboken, in 1964, and since then locations have popped up all across the U.S.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 10:41 AM EDT