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Retail Sales Unchanged in May

The National Retail Federation calculated May retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, unchanged seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

On the surface, May retail sales were disappointing and weaker than expected; however April's upward revisions still indicate positive growth for the remainder of the year.

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Morey’s Piers Presents “Third Thursdays” at artBOX

Featuring Specialty Art Classes, Artist Demonstrations, Live Music, Free Food Samples, and More  This summer, Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk of Wildwoods, NJ, introduces “Third Thursdays” at artBOX, the interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers on Adventure Pier. Taking place on June 19, July 17, and August 21, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm, “Third Thursday” events provide opportunities for the artistically minded to mingle with resident and visiting artists, take art lessons, enjoy live entertainment, and more.  

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K’NEX® Brands Unveils New Additions To Its Popular Line Of Super Mario® Building Sets

Officially-Licensed Toys Allows Kids to Bring their Favorite Mario Characters to Life!

  K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to announce  new additions to its successful line of  Super Mario building sets.  New, officially licensed building sets are inspired by the most popular Super Mario game titles such as Super Mario 3DLand™ and New Super Mario Bros. U™.

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Retail Sales and the Fed

It's been a light week thus far in terms of economic data. This morning's sales report is the first of a few key reports scheduled for release over the next two days. Retail sales are expected to rise 0.6% in May after a minimal 0.1% rise in April.

Those calling for 4% GDP in the near term are looking for a resurgence in spending this month, otherwise the economy will be struggling to reach 2% in the current quarter. Keep in mind, however, even with a 4% rise in Q2, coupled with first quarter's one percent drop, the economy would remain in the stagnant 1.5-2% range of the last several years.

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AFP Directs Lawmakers to Oppose Film Industry Tax Breaks

Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading grassroots, free-market group, is calling on Senate lawmakers to oppose corporate welfare tax breaks to the film industry. State director Daryn Iwicki sent a letter to Senate lawmakers yesterday urging a no vote on Senate Bill S779, which is scheduled for a vote in the upper chamber Thursday afternoon. The measure would provide a total of $60 million in tax breaks for the film and digital media industry in an effort to lure them to the state.

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Currie On Christie's Late Night Comedy Appearance Tonight

(Trenton) — As news reports highlight New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie scheduled appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show this evening, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie is asking whether perhaps the people of New Jersey would laugh better and louder if their governor saved the kidding for later. No joke.
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When Rig Comes Crashing Down, BoatUS Rental EPIRB Calls For Help

“The EPIRB Saved Us”

SOUTHPORT, NC, June 11, 2014 -- Last Saturday morning, the 36-foot catamaran “Cata-Tonic” was 80 miles southeast of Southport, NC in a 20-knot breeze when without warning, the boat’s mast and rig suddenly crashed down on deck, dangerously spilling sails, mast and rigging into the sea. While none of the three sailors aboard were injured, the tangled mess soon became more than a simple inconvenience when it began to drag underneath the boat, its sails catching the sea, threatening to capsize the boat or punch a hole in the hulls.

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Paramus Mayor And Council Make Paramus Safer

Mayor and Council Meeting 06-12-14 Six new police were sworn in at the Mayor and Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11, carefully vetted by the Mayor, the Chief of Police and their committees, With all due pomp and ceremony including the Paramus Police Honor Guard, Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti and the Mayor and Council, the following men were inducted into the Paramus family: Gil Maynard, Matthew McGuire, Connor Nutland, Richard Paldino, Timothy Reed and Amit Vaidya. In addition, Veteran Service Officer Sam Casiello proudly recognized two of the men as veterans .
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Spring into Advocacy - Valerie's Voice (April)

Dear Friends,

It looks like the snow has finally ended and Spring is here!  April has been a very busy and productive month, and I want to share with you some of what I have been doing on behalf of District 37 and the State of New Jersey.
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Mayor De Blasio To Open Annual Russian Heritage Month® At Metropolitan Museum Of Art Tomorrow

35 years since the beginning of the 3rd wave of Russian immigration to the U.S., event to celebrate the unique contributions of this community


June 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Event is open to media upon RSVP to Rebecca@puderpr.com

  - Mayor Bill de Blasio will open the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month® tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11 at the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The festival, hosted by the Russian American Foundation (RAF), takes place 35 years since the beginning of the 3rd wave of immigration from former Soviet Union countries to the United States. To learn more about the events of Russian Heritage Month®, please visit: http://russianamericanfoundation.org

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School Specialty Partners with Hazleton, PA School District to Build New and Innovative Academy of Sciences

Latest STEM academy designed to provide Hazleton area students with state-of-the-art 21st Century

Learning environment

 School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB: SCOO) (“School Specialty” or “the Company”), a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace, today announced the successful completion of the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences in Drums, PA, which will serve as the epicenter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and 21st Century Learning for students in the district.

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Teams Of Bergen County Firefighters Face Off In BBQ Challenge At Fairway Market In Paramus

New Jersey’s Bravest will compete in the Fourth Annual Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off,   a grilling “throw down” that will pit firefighters from Park Ridge Fire Department, Paramus Fire Department, Ridgewood Firefighters, and Hackensack Fire Department against one another to determine whose barbecue is best at 12 noon on Sunday, June 15th at the Paramus store  – Fashion Center Mall Route 17, North Paramus, NY 07652 (Rain or Shine).  A panel of judges, which includes Mel Fabrikant of the Paramus Post, Terry Krongold of Jersey Bites, Brandon Goldstein from the Bergen County Magazine and Fairway’s own Chef Jesse Jones. Also – the Hackensack University Medical Center will be there offering blood pressure screenings and health info specifically geared toward men.
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MaxLite Adds New Wattages To LED Post Top Retrofit Lamp Product Line

MaxLite® has added 12- and 20-watt models to its LED Post Top Retrofit Lamp product line, an energy-efficient choice for replacing traditional high pressure sodium and metal halide sources in post top fixtures. The LED Post Top Retrofit Lamps are designed with a smaller size and shape for easy installation in enclosed luminaires, such as acorn, globe and bollard fixtures, with universal burn positions. The product line is UL listed for dry and damp locations and is suitable for enclosed lighting fixtures in a wide variety of applications, including parks, streets, pedestrian walkways on corporate and college campuses, airports and retail centers.
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Seasonal Events Announced at The Allendale Community for Senior Living

Musical Performances, Informative Seminars Highlight Late Spring Happenings

 A full calendar of educational, social, cultural and entertainment events will usher in the start of summer at The Atrium Assisted Living at The Allendale Community for Senior Living. The following programs are free and open to the public:

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Bill to Protect NJ Homeowners from Potential Property Tax Hikes

Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Marlene Caride, Tim Eustace, and Joseph Lagana have introduced legislation to protect homeowners against increases in property taxes as a result of recent changes in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) changes to the federal flood maps.  “The recent update of the FEMA flood maps may have an impact on the costs of flood insurance in newly designated areas,” said Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic). “Where many homeowners and municipalities may see relief, most may be subject to exorbitant increases due to the new guidelines. What we do not want is for the increases on municipal rates to be translated into higher property taxes for homeowners.”
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Daily Downpours to Drench Outdoor Plans Atlanta to NYC

AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 9 June 2014 --AccuWeather reports t he weather this week will bring trouble in the East for those with outdoor plans and projects, as well as occasional travel delays.
 Showers and thunderstorms will be nearly daily visitors in the Appalachians, and along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard. This includes cities from Miami to Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston.
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“Do AC Sand Sculpting World Cup” June 19-July 6, 2014

With the world’s top 20 sand carvers, more than 30 sand sculptures and

500 tons sand, this year’s sand-sculpting event will be the biggest of its kind ever in Atlantic City.

Click-to-tweet: The world's top 20 sand carvers to participate in @VisitAC's DOAC Sand Sculpting World Cup 6/19-7/6! http://po.st/SandSculptingAC

 Ever wonder what 20 of the world’s greatest sand sculptors can do with 500 tons of sand? The skillful art of sand sculpting returns to its Atlantic City roots this summer as the multi-week DO AC Sand Sculpting World Cup hits the free beach again with more action, world-class sculptors and a new location.

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HackensackUMC Hosts 23rd Annual EMS Excellence Awards Program

[media: 20140625172837862]On Monday, May 12, HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to life saving emergencies.  This year’s theme was “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.” In addition to HackensackUMC and Bergen County Sheriff’s Department personnel, award-recipients included paramedics, EMTs, police officers and firefighters from the 35 Bergen County municipalities.
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The Good Suicides By Antonio Hill

If you want to stay ahead of the reading curve, be sure and get a copy of The Good Suicides by Antonio Hill. The book is scheduled to be published on June 17th by The Crown Publishing Company. You may remember this author from his first novel, The Summer of Dead Toys, also a gripper. Antonio Hill has become the master of suspense on a level to rival most famous mystery authors.

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Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey Presents JEFF DUNHAM

Thursday, June 26th 2014 7:30PM

$160, $100, $75, $60

Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030

(Englewood, New Jersey- June 5th, 2014)  Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is proud to present one of America’s greatest ventriloquists JEFF DUNHAM on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:30PM. Be sure to reserve tickets for this spectacular show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.

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