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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

New Law Sponsored By Wagner, Mckeon, Coughlin & Wilson Will Save Taxpayer Money On School Transportation Costs


Allows Parents to Waive Transportation if Child has Alternate Means to School
 

Legislation Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, John F. McKeon, Craig J. Coughlin and Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson sponsored to help save taxpayer money by giving parents the right to waive school transportation services has been signed into law. The law (A-3399) provides that a school district will not be required to provide transportation services to an eligible public school pupil if the pupil’s parent or guardian signs a written statement waiving transportation for the school year.
 

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Speakal Introduces Cute “IHog” Pink & White Hog-Shaped IPod Docking Station Speaker System -- Just In Time For The Holidays


Take the Fun Outdoors with Portable Battery-Operated Hog-Shaped 28+ Watt Super Amplification Stereo System for Kids, Teens, & Adults

360 Degrees of Booming Crystal Clear Sound Fills a Room with Music – Perfect for Parties

Speakal www.speakal.com , a lifestyle-oriented home entertainment company with intelligently designed technology solutions driven by a passion for sound, launched today iHog, the stylish hog-shaped iPod/iPhone docking station speaker system.  Available in pink and white, the booming iHog speaker system makes a fun holiday gift for kids, teens and adults that love music.

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OAK Racing Begins Petit Le Mans Preparations At Road Atlanta


Petit Le Mans, the penultimate round of this year’s Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, sees OAK Racing enter three OAK-Pescarolo prototypes (two in LMP1 and one LMP2) resplendent in the iconic orange and blue racing livery of Gulf Oil International. The team travels to Road Atlanta in the US hoping to continue its recent good form following third and fifth place overall finishes for the #24 and #15 LMP1 entries respectively at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, as well as the #35’s LMP2 class ILMC victory

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Zombies Gear Up to Terrify Scare-Seekers at State Scare Haunted Attraction


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Haunted Meat Processing Factory, Opening This Friday, Features 25 Actors Who Delight in Sending “Employees” Screaming for the Door

What do a medical receptionist, a movie theatre manager, an Iraq war vet and teacher’s aide all have in common? They spend their nights terrorizing the new “factory workers” at State Scare, one of the East Coast’s scariest haunted attractions, sponsored by State Fair Halloween Superstore in Belleville, NJ. This is not just any haunt. When you arrive, you’re welcomed to your new job by the “Boss.” This dominating 6’8” presence of a former man is as ruthless as he is demanding. You can feel his hot, dead breath on the top of your head, and sense his zombie eyes boring into you. “GET TO WORK!!!!” he shouts, sending you scurrying, terrified, to punch in to your new job.
 

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Verismo Opera Announces Charles Schneider of New Jersey to Appear as Scarpia in Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca at BergenPAC


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The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) announces that baritone Charles Schneider will appear as Scarpia in the company’s upcoming performance of Tosca on October 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the BergenPAC located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  He replaces Patrick Blackwell, who was originally scheduled to appear in the role. Schneider, a resident of New Jersey, has preformed over 30 roles in more than 15 opera houses, such as The Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, The Princeton Festival, Opera New York, The OK Mozart Festival, Concert Operetta of Philadelphia, among others.  In 2009, he performed the role of Scarpia with the Lyric Orchestra in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Other notable roles include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Michele (Il Tabarro), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), and Hal in the world premiere of Grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen’s, Picnic.

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TIFF Opening Night Award-Winning Film, Red Carpet, Celebrity Guests


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The Sixth Annual Teaneck International Film Festival will open Friday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., at Teaneck High School, with the New Jersey premiere of Life, Love, Soul, which was recently named winner of the Audience Award at the 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.

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Riley,Tucker,Voss,Caputo,Johnson Measure Tightening Restrictions On Domestic Violence Offenders Gets Final Legislative Approval


A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, Cleopatra Tucker, Joan Voss, Ralph Caputo and Gordon Johnson to bolster protections for domestic violence victims gained final legislative approval by the full Senate on Monday and now heads to the Governor’s desk. The measure (A-1491), which passed the Assembly last October and passed the Senate by a vote of 38-0 today, is aimed at deterring future acts of domestic violence by imposing more stringent bail restrictions for anyone charged with contempt of a domestic violence restraining order.

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Redeeming The Scrooge In All Of Us – In Time For The Holidays!


- Award Wining Author Reveals The Simple – But Painful – Lesson Jacob T. Marley Learned to Save His Protégée -

R. William Bennett has an unusual way of looking at classic literature.  Give him A Christmas Carol, for example, and instead of focusing on the most common theme of Scrooge’s unlikely transformation, he’s consumed with Jacob Marley – the man who introduced Ebenezer to the dark side.

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EnOcean & EnOcean Alliance Members Leviton,Thermokon,Can2Go & Intesis Sponsor Empowerhouse Team in 2011 Solar Decathlon


Competition Challenges Students to Design, Build, and Operate a Solar-powered House

The EnOcean Alliance, a 200-member consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, announced today that EnOcean and other members of the EnOcean Alliance—Leviton, Thermokon, Intesis and Can2Go—are serving as sponsors of Empowerhouse, a team participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon Competition.  The competition began on Sept. 23, and will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. until Oct. 2, 2011.  Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, this biennial competition challenges college students to design, build, and operate a solar-powered house.

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Edgewater Resident, Ryan Allen, to Appear in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s Tosca at BergenPAC


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The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) announces that Metropolitan Opera singer Ryan Allen of Edgewater returns this season to perform the role of Sacristan in the company’s upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s grand opera, Tosca.  Verismo Opera kicks off the 2011-2012 performing season of Love, Tragedy, and Suicide with Tosca, one of Puccini’s most popular, suspenseful operas, on October 16 at 3 p.m. at the BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St. in Englewood, New Jersey.

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Bridgman Sets Fastest Lap En Route To Donington Park Podium - British GT, Round 6: Donington Park


A battling final stint ultimately helped Tim Bridgman seal second place in the penultimate round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Donington Park on Sunday even though he was left slightly disappointed to miss out on a second victory of the year. Although he and Trackspeed team-mate Gregor Fisken had seen their title chances end at the previous round through mechanical failure, the pair returned to the rostrum in Leicestershire following a polished performance, tinged with bad luck, during the three-hour enduro into dusk.
 

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Bergen Community College’s Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center Hosts Open House for Latino Community, October 1, 2011


Bergen Community College’s Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack will host “La Feria Educativa,” an open house specifically geared to meet the needs and interests of the Latino community on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 355 Main Street in Hackensack. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the College’s credit and non-credit courses as well as the General Educational Development (GED) and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs offered through the Philip Ciarco Jr. Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Representatives from the College’s offices of Financial Aid, Testing, Admissions, Recruitment, and the International Student Center will be on-hand to answer questions. The open house will feature two workshops with information on how students can apply for financial aid and admission to the College.

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Packing a Supernatural Lunch for Kids


by Nancy Mehagian

            Thanks to Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution, school lunches have become a hot topic and it’s about time.  With childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise in a country with so much abundance, it’s a crime that our kids are not healthier, especially when natural foods are readily available and simple to prepare.

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Cafeteria Meals Healthier Than Parent-Packed Lunches, According To Onlineschools.Com Series


Nearly four million students in the United Kingdom bring a brown bag lunch from home to school each day--but these homemade meals are actually less nutritious than cafeteria lunches.  When compared to school cafeteria fare, which has to abide by strict nutritional standards, only one percent of parent-packed lunches meet these standards.

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Fair Lawn High School Marching Band Earns Top Ranking at First USSBA Competitions in Group IV - Open Class


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Fair Lawn Also Won Special Awards ‘Best Music’ and ‘Best Percussion’ at Piscataway

The Fair Lawn High School Marching Band kicked off the marching season with a first place finish at its first competition in the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) contest and placed a close second to past national champion powerhouse, Nazareth Area High School (PA) on September 24th  in Piscataway, NJ. The Cutters earned a score of 72.95 at their first competition at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and 76.25 at Piscataway High School last Saturday. Fair Lawn also won special awards ‘Best Music’ and ‘Best Percussion’ at the Piscataway show.

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High School Essay Contest Opens For 2011-2012 - Being An American Essay Contest Focuses On Constitution


Students and Their Teachers Compete for Cash Prizes Up to $1,000

U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute’s sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest.
The largest contest of its kind in the country, the Being an American Essay Contest explores the Founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and Founding principles. The 2011-2012 contest is sponsored by the History Channel.

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Weekend Of Highs And Lows For Thompson At Sugo


Gary Thompson brought the curtain down on his Japanese Formula 3 season with another National Class podium finish at Sportsland Sugo last weekend before experiencing a day of frustration and bad luck on Sunday. The up-and-coming Irish racer had high hopes for one of his best events of the year before travelling to the fast and flowing Sugo circuit. Qualifying suggested just as much, even if a small mistake on his final run left him fifth in a top six covered by a meagre 0.2 seconds.

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Quaife scoops sensational first LMS podium at Estoril


Phil Quaife helped CRS Racing celebrate their final Le Mans Series appearance in fairytale fashion thanks to a hard-fought first GTE-Am podium finish at Sunday’s season finale in Estoril.  The Kent racer’s second position alongside regular team-mates Adam Christodoulou and Klaas Hummel at the former Portuguese Grand Prix venue was the result of impeccable team work behind the wheel of their Ferrari 430 throughout the six-hour race.
 

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A Paramus Police Report


On 9/26/11 at apprx. 6:14 PM the Paramus Police department received a phone call from a resident on Edstan Way in Paramus. This resident reported that a male had attempted to “break into my house”, a scuffle ensued and the resident stabbed this male with a knife. Paramus Police units responded to the residence and found an adult male lying on the floor of the house bleeding from his neck/upper torso area. The male resident, a juvenile, stated that the adult male entered the house without permission.

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Subaru Impreza WRX: A Handy Carving Tool



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The Subaru Impreza WRX is a wide-body attitude adjustment in an all-wheel-drive car line that ranges from a meek entry model ($18,220) to the spike-fanged, 305-horsepower WRX STI. The WRX has always been a hoot to drive, but this year Subaru stroked its stance with the same wide-body styling as the STI. The package is available as a sedan and five-door hatchback, which launched this generation's legend. The track is wider by about 1.5 inches, and the 17-inch Dunlop SP Sport performance tires are an inch wider, too.

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