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Monday, June 25 2018 @ 09:21 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, June 25 2018 @ 09:21 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Black Friday in Paramus


Black Friday in Paramus
A shopper I am not! A bargain hunter .. YES .. but not a shopper. Today proved it! On Wednesday, I had visited Office Depot in town looking for a holder for my Nextel phone, mine having broken. 

In the Closeout Department was a holder along with an earpiece and a car battery charger for the munificent price of $2.50. I bought it!
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Cut cheating by setting a good example


A GOOD EXAMPLE
A GOOD EXAMPLE
The Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, done every two years by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, polled thousands of high school students and found, among other things, that: eight in 10 confessed to lying to a parent about something significant; and six in 10 said they had cheated on a test during the past year.

Whether you are a coach, a teacher or a parent, what do you think can be done, or what have you done, to instill in young people the concepts of trust and integrity?
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A tribute to a fallen comrade


Over 60 members of the Paramus Police Department, family and friends, gathered in the chilly weather to pay tribute to a fallen comrade, Vincent M. Brock. Police Chief Frederick Corrubia spoke to the gathering and mentioned that this was the third ‘line of duty’ death that he had attended, memories that would always be sadly emblazoned in his mind. The Chief pointed out that it was good to see the fellowship that was extended to the deceased even though there were many younger members that had never met P O Vincent Brock.
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West Brook Middle School React Club hosts Senior Citizens


REACT
An invitation came in the mail inviting me, as a senior citizen, to share in the West Brook React Club’s annual Senior Citizen’s Thanksgiving Feast. Of course I accepted, having attended for several years. 

The word ‘Feast’ was correct! Over 60 seniors enjoyed music presented by the various West Brook student bands and chorales. [View video of the musical presentation]

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Thanksgiving at the Mayor and Council meeting


Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Mayor Tedesco stated that he had attended an interfaith prayer breakfast that morning, the first of what was hoped to be an annual occurrence. He quoted several of the religious leaders who attended. Henry Vander Plaat, whose family was instrumental in bringing this even about, charged each of the 200 attendees to bring five more people next year!

Councilman Rich LaBarbieri mentioned that the Peewee Football team had a record breaking 12 – 0 season.
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National Influenza Vaccination Week is November 27 – December 3rd


The Center for Disease Control emphasizes that peak flu period is late in January or early February. Because of this there is still plenty of time to get a flu shot.  According to Health Officer John Hopper flu vaccination is recommended for Senior Citizens 65 and older because this group is at high risk for complications from influenza and pneumonia.
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After job loss, auction site proves profitable as base for career


YOUR COMFORT ZONE
YOUR COMFORT ZONE
When a job layoff cut her income out from under her, Janelle Elms gave her private thoughts a voice.

"I had become sick and tired of making money for them," Elms said. "And how could they tell me how much I was worth?"

Today, as an eBay PowerSeller, an in-demand eBay University lecturer and author of several books on achieving eBay success, Elms said she works "more hours than I ever have and I'm happier than I have been in my entire life."

Elms, 40 and single, lives in Renton, Wash., but jokingly refers to the Seattle airport as home. She said 1.3 million people make a living selling on auction site eBay.
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In Memoriam: Police Officer Vincent M. Brock, 11/22/93


Vincent M. Brock
Vincent M. Brock
It has been 13 years since P.O. Vincent M. Brock was killed in the line of duty. His friends and fellow police officers haven’t forgotten him. This Wednesday at 3:00 PM a group of fellow officers and friends will gather at his gravesite in George Washington Memorial Park to pay tribute. 

Detective Sergeant Robert Wright has extended an invitation to the public at large to come help in extolling his memory.
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Online tales of death spark lively debate


REMEMBERING A FRIEND
REMEMBERING A FRIEND
Car crash. Liver failure. Alligator attack. Motorcycle mishap. Merry-go-round accident.

Mike Patterson collects grim tales from the young MySpace crowd. The 25-year-old San Franciscan runs a Web site that lists the deaths of those who were also part of the popular social network.

Some call it ghoulish and exploitative.
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School Students Lunch with the Astronauts


Discovery
History was made recently when The Discovery Channel arranged for Elementary School students to watch the first ever live HD Space Station visit. Held at various Discovery Channel stores in five other locations including Short Hills, 29 fifth graders attended the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD. 

They watched Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria as he displayed the astronaut’s living conditions as did people at Grand Central Station and Times Square.
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