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Friday, August 17 2018 @ 05:06 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, August 17 2018 @ 05:06 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

It’s No Labor To Apply Online For Retirement Benefits


By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office

If you’re like most workers, you’ve labored hard throughout the year. This Labor Day weekend, it’s nice to be able to kick back and take a rest from all of your hard work. But it may also be a good time to take a look at your retirement plans.

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socialsecurity.gov Delivers


By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office


Would you like to stay informed when there are changes to the Social Security website?  More than one million people currently receive updates when we make changes to the pages they’re most interested in. Now you can too. You can subscribe to receive free email updates with the click of a button.  Just visit www.socialsecurity.gov/govdelivery , or look for the red envelope icon on your favorite Social Security web pages

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Debt Ceiling Agreement Has New Jersey Voters Split; Frustrated at Washington


New Jersey Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: voters of both parties are evenly split over the debt limit agreement recently reached in Washington, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While Democrats narrowly support the agreement, 40 percent to 38 percent, Republicans are also split, with 36 percent supporting and 41 percent opposing the agreement. New Jersey independents are also slightly opposed, with 39 percent in favor and 43 percent against. Overall, 39 percent of New Jersey voters support the agreement and 41 percent oppose it, while 20 percent are not sure. Those who paid the most attention to the debate also reported the most anger with Washington and the strongest belief that Washington "no longer works."

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Wagner: New Jersey’s Horse Farms, Racing Industry At Risk Unless Christie Rectifies Misguided Policies


Calls on governor to allow slot machines on Meadowlands Racetrack to level the playing the field for these industries amid tough competition

With news that the state’s largest commercial racehorse breeder in New Jersey will be going out of business, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) on Wednesday called on Gov. Christie to correct erroneous policies that are threatening thehorse breeding and racing industries in New Jersey, and allow slot machines at the Meadowlands Racetrack to allow these industries to flourish amidst competition from neighboring states. A recent article in the Asbury Park Press reported the planned closure of the 900-acre Perretti Farms in southwestern Monmouth County. According to the article, the closure is driven by a slump in harness racehorse sales and the decision by Gov. Christie to prohibit gambling at racetracks, which has hurt New Jersey’s racing and horse breeding industries.

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Want to Retire in 2012? Apply Now!


By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office

Plan to start receiving your Social Security retirement benefits in January of 2012?  We recommend you apply this October if you’d like your benefits to begin in January. If the prospect of traveling to an office does not appeal to you, then save yourself a trip and consider the advantages of applying online for Social Security retirement benefits. The Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov  makes the process easy and convenient.

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Boldly Go to www.socialsecurity.gov to get up-to-date information about our programs and benefits.


If it’s not .gov, it’s not Social Security

By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office

When you go on a road trip, you need to follow the signs to arrive at the right place. Going online can be very much the same.  Look for the “.gov” at the end of the web address — if it isn’t .gov, it isn’t the real Social Security website — www.socialsecurity.gov.  

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New Affordable Care Act Policy Helps Consumers Better Understand And Compare Benefits And Coverage


The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury proposed new rules under the Affordable Care Act that will enable consumers to easily understand their health coverage and determine the best health insurance options for themselves and their families. Likewise, these proposed rules will assist employers in finding the best coverage for their business and their employees. Under the proposed rules announced today, health insurers and group health plans will provide consumers with clear, consistent and comparable information about their health plan benefits and coverage. The new forms, scheduled to be available in 2012, will be a critical resource for more than 180 million health insurance consumers with private health insurance coverage.

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August 26 | The Canvas Clash | Boonton, Nj


Boston-based rockers, The Venetia Fair, will be performing at The Canvas Clash in Boonton, NJ on August 26th. The band just made their departure from this summers Vans Warped Tour, playing their last set on the Dzambo Stage in Cincinnati. The group received an overwhelming amount of support from Warped fans and press, getting featured on: NBC Philly, AMP, Digital Tour Bus, Inspirer Magazine, Music Remedy, Muzik Discovery, The Gunz Show, Fearless Radio, Arthur Kade, AltSounds, and Eat Sleep Breathe Music to name a few, earning them the top spots on many a "best of Warped" lists:

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US. Treasury Announces Community Partners Bancorp Receives $12.0 Million - Help Small Businesses Access Capital, Create New Jobs


The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Community Partners Bancorp (Middletown, New Jersey) has received $12.0 million through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). The SBLF, which was established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law, encourages community banks to increase their lending to small businesses, helping those companies expand their operations and create new jobs.“These funds will provide critical support to Main Street community banks so they can expand their lending to small businesses,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal S. Wolin. “This program helps entrepreneurs in communities across the country access the capital they need to grow their operations, invest in new equipment, and hire additional workers.”

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Thomas Pr “Back To School” Techie Gadget Ideas


Thomas Public Relations, Inc. www.thomaspr.com  announced today “Back to School” Techie Gadget Ideas from OWC, NewerTech, foxL, iBike, iGrill, SensoGlove, ArtRage, Kidz Gear, The Robot Report, and The Great Kat for Back to School TV shows, magazine, newspaper articles, internet news, blogs and radio shows. 

•        IPAD GRIP & STAND FOR CLASSROOM, DORM, BEDROOM, &  ROAD TRIPS: NuGuard GripStand/GripBase Bundle for iPad and iPad 2
NewerTech’s NuGuard GripStand/GripBase Bundle lets you comfortably use your iPad or iPad 2 while standing/walking in school, during lectures, in the library, on your desk, or in your dorm.  The iPad or iPad 2 bundle includes the GripStand for portable use, GripBase for your desktop, and Nylon Strap (iPad 2 only) for car:

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HUNTER DOUGLAS RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR FOR ENERGY SAVINGS


[media:20110820133125753]The Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division was recognized last month for its commitment to saving energy by Governor John Hickenlooper in a ceremony in the Rotunda in the State Capital Building in Denver. Hunter Douglas was among five companies to receive an “Excellence in Energy Efficiency” Award for its achievements over the last two years. These five companies together achieved reductions in total energy consumption by 550,000 million BTUs per year – enough energy to supply 6,100 Colorado homes with their total energy needs – and reduced their energy costs by an average of $700,000 per year.

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Wagner Bill To Preserve Bergen County Farmland Signed Into Law


Bill Provides $1.5M for Bergen County Preservation Efforts

Legislation Assemblywoman Connie Wagner sponsored to help preserve Bergen County farmland was signed into law on Wednesday. The bill (A-4060) appropriates $39 million to provide planning incentive grants to counties for up to 80 percent of the cost of buying development rights for farmland preservation purposes. The money was approved by voters as part of the Green Acres program.

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Garden State Harmonica Club Meeting Held Twice a Month in Glen Rock on September 6 and September 19, 2011


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Due to the Monday Labor Day holiday, the Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6 and on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 pm in room 103 at the Community Church of Glen Rock, 354 Rock Road in Glen Rock. Enter the rear meeting building via the parking lot at Hamilton Avenue. The church is handicapped accessible.  Business meetings and playing are held regularly on the first Monday of each month with an informal second meeting taking place on the third Monday that includes instruction in reading music for interested members and guests. Come on out and join us for an evening of great fun and music!
 

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Hartz Mountain Pursues a Positive Environmental Impact


Northern New Jersey has its first LEED certified hotel, the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, which was among several Hartz Mountain properties and sustainability programs that generated recognition and certification from institutions including the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Environmental Protection Agency and the Building Owners and Managers Association of New Jersey (BOMA).

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Save a Life: Adopt a Greyhound at Bergen Community College, September 27, 2011


Representatives from Greyhound Friends of New Jersey will visit Bergen Community College for the annual Greyhound Adoption Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the L-wing, Pitkin Education Center, on the College’s main campus in Paramus.
The College encourages members of the public to attend and learn about ex-racing greyhound adoption. Representatives will answer questions about the breed and videos will be shown on racing greyhounds and their treatment.

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NCLR Taps Online Gaming As New Tool For Financial Education


A new partnership between NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund proves that learning how to protect your investments and save up for the future can be fun.  NCLR and D2D are excited to launch a national Farm Blitz Tournament today, inviting participants to play this popular online game to help players improve their financial knowledge and enter them to win fantastic prizes.  The game is available in both Spanish and English and the tournament will run through mid-September.

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Chairman John Driscoll Speaks in Opposition of Proposed Toll Hikes at Port Authority Public Hearings


Bergen County Freeholder Chairman John Driscoll Jr. spoke in opposition of the proposed toll increases at the Hudson River crossings during the Port Authority Public Hearings on Tuesday evening.  The one day of public hearings held throughout the region focused on the proposed increase to the tolls across the Hudson River crossings to $4 more for E-ZPass users and $7 more for cash customer with another $2 increase planned in 2014.  Under the proposal, PATH users will also be affected by a fare increase of one dollar.

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A Movie Too Big To Ignore - The Elephant In The Living Room - Coming to Video August 23rd


A five hundred pound African lion attacking cars on a freeway, A sixteen foot Burmese Python in a restaurant parking lot. A panther running loose in a residential neighborhood

The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial subculture where the most dangerous animals on earth are kept as common household pets.  Director Michael Webber follows Tim Harrison, a leading authority and the man responsible for the rescue and capture of “domesticated” exotic animals, as he works through the flood of calls he receives of dangerous predators roaming the inner-city and nearby suburbs.  Tim deals with a ten-foot alligator walking through the streets of a mid-western town, a gaboon viper lurking in a garage, a leopard running through streets of a major city and an African lion chasing cars on the freeway, and countless other sightings of cougars, tigers, lions, bears and reptiles.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of The New York Tri-State Area Awards $14,000 to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF)


Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) recently awarded $7,000, plus a matching grant of $7,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities Global, to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF). This grant benefits Hispanic children with cancer and their families who live in New Jersey.

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Nationally-Ranked Fair Lawn High School Marching Band And Color Guard Polish Their Skills And Practice Their Drills


Nationally-Ranked Fair Lawn High School Marching Band And Color Guard Polish Their Skills And Practice Their Drills Launching 2011-12 Season
Sounds of Summer Take on a New Beat at Two-Week Camp

The sounds of summer have taken on a new beat in this northern Bergen County Township as the nationally-ranked Fair Lawn High School Marching Band and Color Guard polish their skills and practice their drills in a two-week camp at the school. The students are preparing their 2011-12 show entitled “Bound.”

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