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January 25, 2013
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CPA Opens New Office in the area

RED BANK – Denis L. Abramowitz, Certified Public Accountant P.L.L.C., has a new office in the borough.

Abramowitz, a full-service CPA firm that has taken care of clients in the tristate area for more than 30 years, now has offices at 21 East Front St. and in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The firm offers business and tax strategies that are industry specific and prepares individual tax returns that encompass the latest changes in tax laws.

Free consultations are available from Denis L. Abramowitz by calling 732-936-8407.


Cicalese-Carden Named Agent of the Month


Patrice Cicalese-Carden

Patrice Cicalese-Carden

Patrice Cicalese-Carden, sales professional with Resources Real Estate in Monmouth Beach, was named Agent of the Month for December.

Cicalese-Carden has consistently been a top producer for the company since joining it in January 2012 and led the company’s overall sales production for the month of December.

Tammy Brindise, sales professional in the Rumson office, was presented with the Team Spirit Award for the month of December. The company places a high value on team cooperation and support.

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.  Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front St. in Red Bank.

Additional information about Resources Real Estate is available by calling 732-212-0440 or visiting


Prof. Pressman Elected as Association for Social Economics Trustee


WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University Economics Professor Steven Pressman has been elected as a trustee to the Association for Social Economics for a five-year term running from 2013 through 2017.

The Association for Social Economics was founded in 1941 seeking to promote high quality research in the broadly defined area of social economics.

Pressman has published more than 120 articles in journals and as book chapters and has authored or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation (Routledge, 1994), Economics and Its Discontents (Edward Elgar, 1998), A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001), Alternative Theories of the State (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), and Leading Contemporary Economists* (Routledge, 2008). The third edition of his book Fifty Major Economists (Routledge) is due out in 2013.

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Pressman’s main areas of research are poverty and income distribution and government tax and spending policies.


The Atrium at Navesink Harbor Welcomes Johnson as Executive Director 


David T. Johnson

David T. Johnson

RED BANK – The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, a senior living community, has welcomed David T. Johnson as executive director.

Johnson’s responsibilities include overseeing The Atrium’s daily operations as well as the services provided to the community’s 100 residents. Additionally, he will provide leadership to a team of 118 employees.

Johnson comes to The Atrium with more than 38 years of senior-living industry experience. He served most recently as executive director/CEO of Stapely Hall, a senior community in Philadelphia.

“With our new addition opening soon, it’s an exciting time to come onboard at The Atrium,” Johnson said. “I’m looking forward to strengthening The Atrium’s role as a good neighbor here in Red Bank as well as enhancing our reputation as a premiere senior living community within New Jersey.”

Mr. Johnson is a licensed nursing-home administrator and holds a B.S. in accounting and a B.A. in English/secondary education from LaSalle University.

The Atrium at Navesink Harbor is a full-service senior-living community affiliated with Princeton-based Springpoint Senior Living, New Jersey’s leading provider of senior housing and care. To learn more, please visit

Weichert Realtors ‘Share the Joy’ with 34th Annual Toy Drive


The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 34th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,000 new toys for disadvantaged children in time for the holiday season, and more than $4,000 in monetary donations.

“With the passing of Hurricane Sandy in late October, the devastation that was left in its wake made the need in the communities we serve that much greater this holiday season,” said Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors. “I am proud to say that not only did our sales associates and employees, as well as the residents of the communities we serve, show their generosity and support for the toy drive, but that together we were able to donate more than 500 pounds of food to local shelters and nearly 800 clothing items to area community centers in the days and weeks following the storm.”

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The collected toys were donated to numerous charities throughout the regions in which Weichert does business, including Ronald McDonald House, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Interfaith Council for Homeless Families of Morris County, Jason’s Dreams for Kids Foundation, Zakee Enrichment Foundation, the Salvation Army, the Flemington Food Pantry, Childhelp USA, the St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home, Peace: A Learned Solution, Shelter our Sisters, Brian’s House and People to People, to name just a few.

The new, unwrapped toys were collected by Weichert, Realtors sales offices, corporate staff members and franchise affiliates. In addition to the toys collected, Weichert also collected clothing, food and financial contributions, which were passed along to various charities.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors or to find your local office, please visit


Fundraising Workshop Offered to Nonprofits


TINTON FALLS – Nonprofit organizations can participate in a free, one-day workshop designed to showcase how to maximize fundraising efforts. The event, hosted by United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union (UTF), will feature fundraising experts FundingLogic and will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton of Tinton Falls.

The free workshop is designed to equip all participants with easy-to-use techniques and tools to engage more donors, secure more resources and build long-term sustainability.

UTF will provide complimentary break refreshments, lunch and workshop materials.

Space is limited. To register, go to or call UTF at 732-530-8100, Ext. 3000.

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