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Monday, March 27 2017 @ 06:45 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, March 27 2017 @ 06:45 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

My Infamous Life by Prodigy (Mobb Deep)


From one of the biggest names in rap during the golden era of hip-hop, Prodigy one half of the group Mobb Deep reveals a hidden side of today’s biggest rappers and industry executives as well as shocking allegations of police misconduct in the New York City Police Department and his ongoing battle with sickle cell anemia in his compelling memoir, MY INFAMOUS LIFE (Touchstone Hardcover/Simon & Schuster; April 19, 2011).

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'Mama's Just Wanna Have Fun' Event by Bergen Mama


'Mama's Just Wanna Have Fun'

Whole Foods Market and Bergen Mama partnered to pamper moms in a free Mother's Day event at the Paramus location. Women received complementary brow waxing, mini-makeovers, massages and other beauty tips and services while kids were entertained with crafts and characters. Swag bags were sold at the event with all proceeds benefitting The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

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'Mortal Kombat' Benefits From New Publisher



MotorStorm: Apocalypse

DEVELOPER: NetherRealm Studios
PUBLISHER: Warner Bros.
SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 3 (Xbox 360)
PRICE: $59.99
ESRB RATING: Mature
REVIEW RATING: 4.5 stars (out of 5)
It has been over two years since the shockingly bad fighter, "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe," was released, and the MK games before that weren't much better. That's why the idea of a series reboot is welcome in this case. Since Midway is no longer the publisher, the developers have decided to go all the way in creating the new "Mortal Kombat."

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Shoe Box Joins the "11 in 11" Campaign with a She Drive to Benefit Soles 4 Souls



Soles for Souls Logo

Plainview, NY - May 1st - Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters through its "11 IN 11" campaign. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds.  Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like SHOE BOX.

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Students and Senior Citizens Join Forces on Medicare Reform


Public Discussion on Fraud and Affordable Coverage on Monday, May 2, 2011

Health psychology students from Montclair State University and senior citizens from PineRidge of Montclair senior living center will host a public discussion on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University Hall Conference Center during which they will present recommendations to be sent to legislators on ways to reform Medicare.

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Once Again, It's About Choice


 


Connie Schultz
Sixty-year-old Sandy grew up in poverty. When she started talking about her childhood in Cleveland, her voice shifted into present tense.
"I'm the third of four girls, and we're all wearing donated clothes," she said over coffee last week. "We never know where the clothes are coming from. By the time they get to me, they're in rags.
"Every piece of clothing has somebody else's name in it, because the schools make you do that, you know, label all of your stuff. So I have to write my name under theirs."

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Letting in the Light on a Heavy Tradition



Arts & Crafts light: A new addition to an old house goes easy on the heavy, dark tones usually associated with the style.
Q: We are considering a two-story addition to our vintage, Arts & Crafts-style 1900s house. The downstairs will be an expansion to the kitchen, while we'll get a new master bedroom upstairs. That's our problem: We've decided to go for "light and airy" in the bedroom instead of the usual dark and cozy typical Arts & Crafts look.
Our architect gets it, but I need inspiration about choosing colors and such.

A: Look no further for inspiration than the pictured "light and airy" bedroom. These homeowners did your homework for you: They researched the Arts & Crafts period personally, including visits to the real thing -- "exemplar houses," as author Frank Shirley puts it. His book, "New Rooms for Old Houses" (the Taunton Press), yielded this photo of a new "old" addition similar to the one you are considering.

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Paramus Earth Day



Paramus Earth Day
Free Admission, Bring your family & friends!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
12:00—4:00 PM Rain or Shine
Behind the Paramus Public Library
Century Road

Sponsored by: Paramus Environmental Commission  www.paramusec.org

Music, Exhibits, Workshops, Shows, Food, Fun, Projects, Protect & Celebrate our Planet

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Invest a Few Feet of Floor Space and Enjoy Great Returns



How to be caught napping in style: Curtained alcove encourages curling up with or without a good book.

Q: There is an alcove in the second parlor of our old Victorian house. It's too shallow for a sitting area. I don't know what to do with it, except maybe put in some plant stands and plants -- there is also a window.

A: Not a bad thought, but it just might be that you are squandering a chance to have that alcove give you a really dramatic return on the space investment.

Behold the glorious pictured hideaway that's been conjured from an arched alcove in a rambling country farmhouse. And all it took was a comfortable daybed and a double helping of imagination. Featured in designer Chippy Irvine's book "Shades of Country" (the Taunton Press), this alcove was evidently meant as a study nook -- the arch is flanked with bookcases and more are featured inside the alcove.

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Hat Attack



Hats are back this spring and summer.

The British are coming. The British are coming ... and wearing hats, of course! The royals across the pond have always had a penchant for donning dramatic headwear, and with the upcoming wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, hats are once again making a fashion statement here and abroad. But most of us probably won't be topping our spring outfits off with a daring hat like the ones London milliner Philip Treacy has designed for the likes of Lady Gaga and the royal wedding party. Instead, we may choose one of the big brim straw hats to wear to a festive occasion right here at home. Kentucky Derby party anyone? And we all know about the trick of plopping on a baseball cap for a bad hair day!

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Maxine Waters: Swamp Queen



Michelle Malkin
Confirmed: "Drain the swamp" is Washington-speak for "Let it fester." While House ethics watchdogs dither, it's shady business as usual for ethics scandal-plagued Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. Last summer, the House Ethics Committee charged the entrenched California congresswoman with three violations related to her wheeling and dealing on behalf of minority-owned OneUnited Bank in Los Angeles. The panel accused Waters of bringing discredit to the House for using her influence to seek and secure taxpayer-subsidized special favors for the failing financial institution.

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Honor Thy Children, Too


 


Connie Schultz
It's starting to look as if the heartland may be losing its pulse.
This latest Code Blue is brought to you by Michigan, where state elected officials are debating whether foster children deserve to wear new clothes.State Sen. Bruce Caswell wants the government to pay only for used clothes, insisting that the retreads of thrift shops are just fine for children who already have lost their homes and the parents who were supposed to love them.

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EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Leaders


(New York, N.Y. – Apr. 29, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has honored 10 individuals or organizations from New Jersey with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements protecting public health and the environment. EPA also recognized a student from Delanco Township who is one of ten students selected from across the country to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was joined by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at EPA’s offices in Manhattan.

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Fourth Annual Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere!


National and Local Chefs Come Together for Children at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

National and local chefs will come together for the fourth annual “Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere,” an evening of exquisite cuisine tastings on Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a VIP Reception starting at 6:00 p.m. This popular signature event, held at Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ, will raise funds for pediatric programs and services at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Guest of Honor Lidia Bastianich, acclaimed Public Television personality, chef, restaurateur, and best-selling cookbook author, will welcome other celebrity chefs and guests.

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The Melting Pot Of Westwood Offers A Limited Time Food Tour Of Latin America


Melting Pot Westwood

One might call this warm and friendly restaurant a melding pot of good flavors. Not only was the presentation tasteful and tasty, when we left, there was a rainbow in the sky, a fitting way of departing after a delicious meal. Co-publisher Sophie Stone and I visited the Pot and were embraced by General Manager Tara Lynn Masterson. Tara seems to know many of her patrons by first name.

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Paramus Sunrise Rotary Fashion Show Fashion Show Fashion Show


Paramus Sunrise 4-26-11
Fashion Show was the buzz topic at the Tuesday morning meeting of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. President Liz Mason is covering all bases to make sure that the attendees enjoy the production. The Fashion Show is the main fundraiser for the club and its proceeds go to both local and Rotary charities. Held at the IBEW Local 164 Training Center at the corner of W. Century and Robin Roads, the entertainment is offered at affordable prices and includes a meal as well.

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A Rested Leo McGuire, Former Sheriff, Now Garfield Boys and Girls Club Director


Leo P. McGuire

Former Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, always interested in the youth of this world, has joined the Garfield Boys and Girls Club. It was interesting to note that while his dynamic energy prevailed, he was much more at ease now that the pressures of his former position are not a part of his present life. Of course he does have a full agenda; the good part: not the pressures. After retiring from the Sheriff’s office, Leo started up a company; LPM Strategies, Your source for strategies to success. He can be reached at LEOPMCGUIRE@GMAIL.COM  phone 201 819 7824.

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Bergen County Gets Chic-Er!


Westfield Garden State Plaza Welcomes Cutting Edge Couture With the Arrival of New Chic Retailers

Westfield Garden State Plaza announced the debut of a new line up of chic retailers that will open beginning April 2011 throughout the year, broadening the selection of fashion from classics to designer labels in Bergen County. The first arrival is Anthropologie, which will open Friday, April 29th, 2011. On the fashion horizon this summer, Westfield Garden State Plaza will introduce to the market Aritzia, Karen Millen, Madewell, Love Culture and Adidas SLVR. In addition, Coach Men’s will open its second boutique worldwide at the center after completing a successful introduction on Bleeker Street in NYC.

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Mayor and Council Meeting April 26 2011


Mayor and Council meeting 4-26-11
No layoffs foreseen in the Shade Tree & Parks Department
Councilman Alan Brundage was the center of attention when the meeting started and he discussed the upcoming budget. His committee and Mayor Rich LaBarbiera have been diligently at work attempting to bring in a zero tax increase levy and trying to keep the borough employees roster intact. It was learned that the request for bids for certain Shade Tree responsibilities came pitifully short even though there was a solitary bid. Our Shade Tree and Parks Department under the leadership of Jay Sexton and the former leadership of Bill Comery performs their work for a fraction of the solitary bid.

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Dia! Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books


A multi-cultural event!
Tentative Schedule
2:00pm King Lai Cultural Dance Theatre performing Chinese dance
2:25pm Tomofuji-Kai Japanese Dance and Music Company performing Japanese dance
2:50pm Korean Storytelling
3:10pm Spanish Storytelling
3:30pm Tabla Indian Music
3:55pm Story-gami Traditional Japanese tale dramatized with origami creations
4:15pm Chinese Storytelling
4:35pm Indian Dancing
4:50pm Biwanko Japanese Drumming

Saturday, April 30, 2011
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Paramus Public Library
116 E Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Tel: (201)599-1309

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