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Monday, August 29 2016 @ 12:29 PM EDT

Pat Benatar rocks Bergen County

Some may not know that Pat Benatar got her start in an off-Broadway musical composed by Harry Chapin when she was twenty-two. It’s true, the musical was called "The Zinger". After that, she was discovered by a record agent while singing at the New York club Catch A Rising Star. Pat Benatar has produced plenty of rock hits over the years.

Pat Benatar was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame October 30, 2008. In her acceptance letter, she said, “My upbringing, and the values and ideals I learned back in my hometown kept me grounded. I never forget that a small town girl from Lindenhurst, LI actually got the chance to live her dreams”

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Colliers International Completes Life Sciences Consultant Lease in Jersey City

Colliers International has completed a seven-year, 18,500-square-foot sublease on behalf of Intrasphere Technologies Inc. at Harborside Financial Center – Plaza 10, along the waterfront in Jersey City, N.J. Robert Goodman of Colliers International represented Intrasphere Technologies, a Life Sciences consulting firm. Goodman noted that Intrasphere was pleased with the competitive rents in Lower Manhattan, where they are currently based, but the New Jersey employee and corporate tax savings ultimately drew the firm to Jersey City. Gramercy Realty was the sublessor.

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HHS, CMS and the Administration on Aging Launch Fraud Prevention Education Campaign

This will help to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries are Protected from Scams

Kicks off with a $1 million national & ethnic radio buy targeted around the $250 one time tax-free donut hole rebate check included in the Affordable Care Act

As eligible seniors who have entered the Medicare Part D donut hole this year begin to receive their tax-free, one time rebate check for $250 starting this Thursday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and senior officials from the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today launched a national education effort to ensure that seniors have the information they need to protect themselves from potential scams or fraud when it comes to their Medicare benefits.

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Escape to a Summer Retreat with a Photo Exhibition at Bergen, June 8, 2010

Who: Bergen Professors Theo Solomon, Bill Madden, Linda Robins and Dean Amparo Codding.

What: Bergen Community College professors will host a photography and oil painting exhibit to showcase images of different cities and countries throughout the world.

When: The opening of the exhibit will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public and will remain on display until Wednesday, August 11, 2010. The exhibit hours are Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Where: The exhibit will take place at Gallery Bergen on the third floor of West Hall on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road, in Paramus.

Why: Bergen Community College’s students represent 169 countries around the world. The exhibit offers a unique perspective of cultural diversity and travel destinations.

Volunteers Honored by Children’s Aid and Family Services

Jackie Poritz and Bob Jones
People who give of their time and talent make all the difference in a non-profit agency’s ability to provide critical services. For Children’s Aid and Family Services, volunteers help in countless ways, from running supply drives that benefit the agency’s Baby Basics program to helping at fundraising events. The agency recently honored 11 of these dedicated individuals at a ceremony held at its Healing Garden in Ridgewood, NJ.

Those featured include Jackie Poritz of Paramus, Kathryn Bleckman of Allendale, Helen Barrand of Glen Rock, Chris Salamone of Ridgewood, Rick and Joli Nelson of Emerson, Brenda and Frank Gallagher of Ho-Ho-Kus, United Water of Harrington Park, Argo Turboserve Corporation of Lyndhurst, and Timothy Glenn Photographers of Ridgewood.

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WPU College Students Standing Out in the Crowded Marketplace

Facing the daunting prospect of securing a job after graduation, a select group of students at William Paterson University in Wayne are planning to take matters into their own hands. Financial planning, that is, and these trendsetters are learning how to best help the public get their financial affairs in order, while improving their own chances for employment.

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Bergen Community College Honors 105 Graduates With Academic Awards

Bergen Community College recognized 105 graduating students with academic awards, including 43 who earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The College gave out the awards at a ceremony held before an audience of students’ families that packed the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the main campus. The awards recognize top students from the College’s individual academic programs as well as those successfully completing an Honors Program course of study, participants in Phi Theta Kappa, winners of Bergen Community College Foundation scholarships and students listed in “Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges.”

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Nation's Only Outdoor Dusk 'til Dawn Arts Festival

Known throughout the world for its cutting-edge culture, innovative and creative arts communities, and beautiful beachfront setting, it is only fitting that on September 25, 2010, Santa Monica, California will host, for the second time on Santa Monica State Beach, the nation’s only dusk ‘til dawn biennial outdoor arts festival, known as Glow.

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Local Children Invited to Whole Foods on June 24 for Butterfly Garden Workshop

Marking the Start of Summer, Free Workshop Will Teach Children Which Plants and Perennials Attract the Beautiful Creatures

With the school year coming to a close, local children will be looking for fun ways to stay active in the coming months. To mark the start of summer, Midland Park, N.J.-based R&S Landscaping will teach local youngsters how to create a garden filled with fluttering butterflies.

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Whitman’s Energy Audit Projected to Save Client More Than $1.2 Million

Whitman Develops Two-Year Payback Projects for Lighting Fixtures and Boilers

Whitman, New Jersey's leading environmental and engineering management firm, recently completed an energy audit for a public housing authority, focusing on HVAC, electrical, lighting and domestic water energy conservation measures. In all, Whitman analyzed 25 energy conservation measures in each of the buildings investigated.

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Rock N’ Roll Soul Singer and Lyrical Poet DION Of Dion and the Belmonts Brings Sounds of the 60’s and 70’s to bergenPAC

DION Of Dion
Tuesday, July 27th- 8:00 PM - $89, $66, $49, $39, $29

Lead singer for Dion and the Belmonts with hits including “Run Around Sue,” “The Wanderer,” “Dream Lover,” “Fever” and “Who Do You Love,” DION and his music represent a special time and place. . . a moment when a song could mean so much and a singer could sum up what it meant to be young, in love and on top of the world. A street poet and singer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion defined Rock 'n' Roll for a generation. In 1957 he brought the best of the neighborhood rockers together to form Dion & The Belmonts, named after Belmont Avenue, in the heart of the Bronx.

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PacSun is Celebrating Summer with the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, CA June 19-20, 2010

A beach-side celebration of action sports, brands and bands.

PacSun is celebrating the outset of summer with the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo, taking place Saturday, June 19th through Sunday, June 20th in Santa Monica on the beach. The two day beach party will feature unique brand activities, action sports exhibitions and some of the most buzzed about bands on the planet. Tickets are free while supplies last and will be available June 4th exclusively at Southern California PacSun stores. Visit pacsun.com/ballyhoo for a list of stores giving away tickets.

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24th Annual Battle of Barristers Softball Tournament to Benefit Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund

- Cole Schotz, two-time consecutive winner, chairs July event to help send inner-city children to summer camp -

Hackensack, N.J.-based law firm Cole Schotz (www.coleschotz.com) and the Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund have announced the 24th annual Battle of the Barristers softball tournament and are seeking additional teams to participate in the fundraiser. All proceeds go to the Fresh Air Fund, which has been sending inner-city children to summer camp for 125 years.

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CoStar Group Recognizes CresaPartners in Paramus, NJ with Top Performance Awards for the Firm and Two of Its Brokers

CresaPartners in Paramus, NJ was recently recognized by the CoStar Group as one of the nation’s Top Brokerage Firms, and two principals of the firm, James Scancarella and Dennis Gralla, were recognized with Power Broker Awards. The annual accolades salute the "best of the best" in commercial real estate brokerage by spotlighting the U.S. firms and brokers that closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property leases or sales in 2009

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Celebrating the Gift of Life

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center received a nomination for an Award of Distinction from the NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit, federally-certified, state-approved organ procurement organization. The nomination recognized the Medical Center for achieving a 75% conversion (organ donor) rate and for exhibiting multi-disciplinary excellence in creating an optimal environment for organ donation and transplant. In a recent visit to the Medical Center, representatives from the NJ Sharing Network, along with an organ donation recipient, presented a certificate to Englewood Hospital’s Critical Care team in appreciation of their ongoing support and dedication to organ donation.

Service Learning Project Brings Bergen Community College Students Together to Create Organ Donation Websites

Brianna Deleasa, Sinem Durmaz and Erhan Erol
In 2009, 14,630 Americans donated organs for live-saving transplants. As part of a service-learning project, 70 Bergen Community College students are doing their part to encourage even more adults to consider organ donation.

Students in two classes – Professor Barbara Davis’ Introduction to Human Biology and Professor Anita Verno’s Web Development Using HTML – joined to create websites featuring information on organ donation.

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Paramus Municipal Pool Open on Weekends, Maybe!

Paramus Pool
When I arrived at the Paramus Municipal Pool this afternoon, it was surprising to see the lifeguards out on the front lawn playing games. Upon entering, one of them informed me that there had been a power outage for the surrounding area and that the lightning alarm had sounded. The pool was declared off-limits for the time being. Upon entering, I did see my friend Mark Distler who had his twins with him. He was waiting patiently in hopes the electricity would come back and the pool would be open.

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The Creative Coolness of Homemade Ice Cream

When the slight chill of spring gradually gives way to the warmth of summer, thoughts and cravings turn to sun-soaked afternoons on the water, outdoor barbecues and, of course, the cooling comfort of ice cream.

Sure, we can turn to our always reliable friends at Ben & Jerry's, Haagen-Dazs and Baskin-Robbins to satisfy our primal urge for this most elemental of desserts, but instead of heading to the nearest ice cream parlor or supermarket freezer case, why not make it ourselves as a way to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend?

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The D.A.R.E. Carnival Opening Night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center

D.A.R.E 2010-
Opening night at the D.A.R.E. Carnival in the west parking lot saw a multitude of major rides, a Kiddyland and many different varieties of carnival food and refreshments. While the early crowd had easy access to the rides and food, as it grew darker and cooler, the people started coming out. For this reporter, it was lie old home week as he greeted many of his friends in the carnival including longtime friend and carnival owner Morris Vivona, Sr. Morris and I have both made age concessions, he rides around in his golf cart while I drove the short distance to the carnival. He’s a little older than I am!

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Paramus Recreation’s Spring Fling at Petruska Park

Paramus Senior Spring Fling 2010-
The Paramus Recreation Commission, under the leadership of Sue Regan, offers an annual Spring Fling for Senior Citizens. Held at Petruska Park, the bucolic setting lends itself to a day of relation, fun, games, food and a Tricky Tray auction. The weather also lent itself to a day of enjoyment; the arboral setting helped alleviate the soporific heat. Budget constraints were responsible for a $5.00 entry charge, but the crew at the Rec did yeoman service in operating with those constraints.

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