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Sunday, September 15 2019 @ 03:50 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Sunday, September 15 2019 @ 03:50 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Paramus Profiles - Mayor James J. Tedesco III


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In an effort to bring items of interest to ParamusPost.com readers, we are introducing "Paramus Profiles" featuring prominent Paramus people. Who better to introduce the feature with than our mayor, James J. Tedesco III. We conducted an interview with the mayor during one of the busiest days of his tenure...

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Your Representatives


Sen. Robert Menedez

Hart Office Building Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20510

 Fax  202-228-2197

NEWARK
Senator Robert Menendez
One Gateway Center, Suite 1100
Newark, New Jersey 07102

(202) 224-4744

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

One Gateway Center, 23rd fl. Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 639-8700

Washington Office:

Hart Office Building Suite 324, Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3224

Rep. Scott Garrett (5th District)

210 Route 4 East, Ste 206, Paramus, N.J. 07652

(201) 712-0330

Washington office:

1641 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

(202) 225-4465

Rep. Bill Pascrell (8th District)

Robert A. Roe Federal Bldg., 200 Federal Plaza, Suite 500, Paterson, N.J. 07505

(973) 523-5152

Washington office:

1722 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

(202) 225-5751

Steve Rothman (9th District)

25 Main St., Hackensack, N.J. 07601

(201) 646-0808

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Paramus Demographics (US Census 2000)


Number Percent
Paramus Population: 25737 100.00%
 
Gender
Male 12497 48.56%
Female 13240 51.44%
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Emergency Medical Information Card


The police department and the volunteer ambulance provide emergency medical information cards free of charge to residents.  Residents with medical concerns are advised to complete the card and post it on their refrigerator.  For more information, call the community-policing unit at 201-262-3400, ext. 445.
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The Meaning of the Name - Paramus


turkey.gifThe Lenni Lenape Indians gave this land its name. One of the earliest written versions of the name in 1708 called it Parames. Later it was referred to as Perampsus. Experts on the Lenni Lenape language say that Perampsus means literally "where there is worthwhile or fertile land". Where there was fertile land, maize or corn was grown and wild turkeys were also found in abundance. Thus, the meaning of Paramus . . . "A fertile land where corn was grown attracting wild turkeys".

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Some Facts about the Town


Paramus occupies 10.573 square miles, 6,767 acres. It is the second largest among 70 municipalities in Bergen County.

There are over 8,500 homes in Paramus. Homes range from $350,000 to well over$1,000,000 (as reported by multiple listing). The population of Paramus is approximately 27,000. Median household income as of 2002 is $99,900.

Paramus is often referred to as "the Crossroads of Bergen County " because it is crisscrossed by Route 4, Route 17, and the Garden State Parkway (exits 165 and 163 South, and exits 161, 163 and 165 North). The 10.57-square mile Borough of Paramus is surrounded by Ridgewood , Washington Township, Rochelle Park, Maywood , Emerson, Oradell, River Edge and Fair Lawn . New York City is approximately 13.5 miles away

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Paramus is in the center of Bergen County and lies astride Rt. 4, Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway; Exits 165 and 163 South; Exits 161,163 and 165 North.

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Self-Help for Others


A new report by the federal government is old news to many of us.

Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. attend addiction self-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, according to the report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

"The data reinforces the fact that participation in self-help groups is associated with abstinence and recovery," said Stephen Wing, SAMHSA's associate administrator for alcohol policy.

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