Thursday, May 23, 2013
Field trip was part of Financial and Career Planning curriculum.
A group of Kinnelon High School students got a taste of the various vocations that are necessary for the New York Jets and Giants to play football. Students in Financial and Career Planning classes at the school visited MetLife Stadium recently to expose them to the many financial business operations and jobs needed to get the teams onto the field every week. “I try to bring a little bit of the real world into the lessons to connect what they’re learning in the classroom to everyday life,” said Dafna Garrahy, a business education teacher. Students toured the 82,000-seat facility and learned about the different types of vocations available at the stadium after Garrahy and her colleague, Anna Ellington, took them on the trip. “They learned …
Switch will occur later on this year.
The borough of Bloomingdale will save $30,000 annually by switching insurance providers for its employees, NorthJersey.com reported. The council voted at a meeting recently to switch from the State Health Benefits Plan to the North Jersey Municipal Employees Benefits Fund. The switch goes into effect Aug. 1. The borough will save $120,000 through 2014 by making the switch, the website reported, because it will not be subject to an 8 percent increase if it would have stayed with the state plan.
Extra trains will run to Manhattan for the holiday.
NJ Transit will have extra trains running to and from New York for Memorial Day weekend. For an advance station-to-station planner click here or for the amended memorial Day schedule click here. NJ Transit Rail service will operate as follows: Friday, May 24 Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 Monday, May 27 For more information, call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Borough to host two public meetings in council chambers prior to public hearing and vote.
The Borough of Bloomingdale will be hosting two meetings for the public to come and ask questions on the 2013 municipal budget in the next several weeks. The meetings will be held on May 30 at 8 p.m. and on June 6 at 7:30 p.m., both in the council chambers of the borough municipal building on Hamburg Turnpike. The Bloomingdale Council voted to introduce its 2013 municipal budget on April 23. As proposed, taxes would increase by about $66.40 for the average home in Bloomingdale assessed at $254,046. The budget that was introduced is approximately $11,000 under the state-mandated 2 percent spending increase cap. Councilman Ray Yazdi, the council's Budget Committee chairman, promised the public during the April budget introduction that …
Moving Passaic County program designed to create a more cohesive transportation system.
Passaic County has been honored for its commitment to economic growth, environmental sustainability, and mobility. The county’s Department Planning and Economic Development will receive a New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award. New Jersey Future is nonprofit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies in the Garden State to help revitalize cities and towns and protect open spaces. The department received the award for its Moving Passaic County transportation initiative. The initiative is designed to create a more cohesive transportation system and improve infrastructure. The borough of Bloomingdale is one of the supporters of the program. “It was gratifying to see that, even though we’re still in difficult economic times, …
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Group hopes to heighten awareness of 10 sites in need of preservation funding.
A state historic preservation advocacy group released its list of the most endangered New Jersey sites Wednesday, detailing damage, some Superstorm-Sandy related, that has put 10 landmarks at risk for demolition. Properties that were classified as the "most endangered" have architectural and historic integrity with an identified threat and Preservation New Jersey, the organization that compiled the list, felt their inclusion could potentially help legislators realize the importance in preserving them. Included on the list is Morris County's Glen Alpin property in Harding Township. The Gothic Revival mansion is threatened by a need for sustainable use, according to Preservation New Jersey. The Morris Canal Rockaway River Aqueduct, in …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? Here are new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbecue experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. Here's their tips on how to save money on your Memorial Day feast. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled rib eye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbecue grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but …
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…