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group, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. As the clock nears 7 pm, the honorees, presenters, speakers, and guests make their way into Asbury Park’s historic Paramount Theater where the evening’s New Jersey Hall of Fame induc- tion ceremony is to take place. The sold-out theater is already packed to the rafters with Jer- sey fans ready to celebrate the deserving members of this new Class of 2016. Among others, these individu- NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 als include US Army officer Phil- ip Kearny — for which the town of Kearny is named; former Presi- dent and COO of Bell Atlantic and PSE&G, Alfred Koeppe; founder and president of the NY Waterway ferry service, Ar- thur Imperatore, Sr.; and former Olympian and Basketball Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski. Glen Burtnik and the Hall of Fame Band open the evening’s festivities by performing a rock- in’ medley of Jersey-related songs by such artists as Bruce INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 12