By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 02 2010 @ 04:34 PM EDT
Sen. Paul A. Sarlo and Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald on Friday said the Joint Budget Oversight Committee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to borrow transportation funding without voter approval. The meeting comes after the governor’s Friday decision to suspend state-funded transportation construction projects effective Monday.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:27 PM EDT
Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement Thursday, in the wake of the apparent suicide death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi over footage of an intimate encounter between him and another male student that was secretly recorded and broadcast over the Internet by his roommate:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:25 PM EDT
More than one-third of American children entering kindergarten today are lacking the basic language skills needed to learn to read. However, there is a unique partnership working to change that rate in Trenton and the central New Jersey area. Children’s Futures, a Trenton-based nonprofit focused on achieving positive outcomes for children and their families, collaborates with Reach Out and Read New Jersey to provide more than 10,000 books annually to children in Trenton as part of well visits with their pediatrician. Reach Out and Read works with 70 health centers and private pediatric practices throughout New Jersey to integrate their evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups. Representing the largest concentration of program locations, Trenton is home to 11 Reach Out and Read sites.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 08:18 PM EDT
Michael Hirsch and Debbie Bennett
Limited Inventory Remaining at Chic Jersey City Condominium
Michael Hirsch and Debbie Bennett, who once lived in a spacious loft in midtown Manhattan, never thought they would again find a home with the same expansive sense of space that they had loved about that residence -- until they discovered CANCOlofts. The couple became one of the first buyers at the chic industrial-to-residential conversion of the landmark American Can Co. building at 50 Dey St. in Jersey City, moving into a "one-bedroom plus" loft at the beginning of 2009. They couldn't be happier with their choice.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:37 PM EDT
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE will celebrate the life and music of his father--the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The limited engagement of concert dates--timed to take place just after the 30th anniversary of his Dad’s passing on September 25th, 1980--will launch in North America October 8 in British Columbia. JBLZE will kick off in the U.S. October 19th and will be at bergenPAC on Thursday November 4, 2010.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:21 PM EDT
Performs LIVE at Englewood’s bergenPAC
Saturday November 6th 4:00 PM
Children and adults alike will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to share in the adventures of CSI: LIVE!, the latest Mad Science® production at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:10 PM EDT
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo on Thursday announced his support for legislation that would enable New Jersey residents to place wagers on Atlantic City casino games via the Internet. Caputo said the bill - S-490 sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) and A-2570 sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem) – needs to be part of any plan to reform New Jersey’s gaming industry, along with bringing video lottery terminals to the Meadowlands Racetrack.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:07 PM EDT
Attention all wine enthusiasts and epicures! Children’s Aid and Family Services’ annual Wine and Food Tasting Evening is Friday, November 12, 2010 at The Women’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Presented by TD Bank, food is being provided by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Panera Bread, The Shannon Rose and wines by Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World of Ho-Ho-Kus. The evening also includes a silent auction featuring vacation packages, a baseball autographed by NY Yankee great Whitey Ford, Kate Spade handbags, a golf-themed wine basket and gift certificates for personal training sessions
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:05 PM EDT
A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, a new Robert Half Management Resources survey suggests. One-third (33 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said that, other than technical or functional expertise, integrity is what they look for most when grooming future leaders. Interpersonal and communication skills also ranked high, cited by 28 percent of respondents.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 01 2010 @ 05:03 PM EDT
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, in partnership with ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer, offered free, confidential prostate cancer screenings recently to over 150 men from the community. The exams took place aboard a mobile prostate cancer testing vehicle.
Prostate cancer strikes one in six Americans and is responsible for more deaths among men than any other cancer except skin cancer. Experts advise that early detection is the best protection against prostate cancer.