Guest Column

October 23, 2018

My goal in life was always to make it to the NFL….to be able to support myself and my family by means of the game that I love and for which I have a great deal of passion. On October 16, 2010, I suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against the Army Black Knights when I attempted to ...

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TAPinto Paterson has invited all candidates for Board of Education to offer statements on several key issues related to the future of Paterson. These submissions will be run in their entirety and are not edited in any way. Following is a submission by Corey Teague on how the Paterson Board of ...

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I tell anyone who will listen that the greatest accomplishment we have achieved at Yorktown News is the feeling of ownership that members of the community have expressed towards this paper. Of course, keeping up with emails and phone calls can sometimes feel like a full-time job, but I’d be more ...

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Got stress?  We hear you.  Providence Health & Fitness has an effective antidote for you to relieve stress and to help your overall well-being  – Tai Chi.  Tai Chi is an ancient, graceful form of exercise that’s an excellent antidote for stress reduction and a variety of other health ...

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Oh, alright.  I admit it, my husband looks like Michael Douglas! This revelation did not come easy, but come it finally did. It all began in the 1990’s when my husband, Ken, came home and told me he was at the mall when he noticed a woman following him around.  He said she finally approached ...

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This is an OP-ED column by Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young. Racism, bigotry, and hatred have no place in Camden County. There is no justification for equivocating on this issue. As citizens of the same community we have a responsibility to stand together and to say, “enough is enough.” ...

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Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in Law are invited to the kickoff meeting of Explorer Post 22.  The guest speaker will be William J. Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Football Giants.  Mr. Heller will speak on legal issues such as ...

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Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a ...

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Meet Chelsey - Loves Kids, Dogs! Chelsey is about 15-18 weeks old, under 20 pounds and as you can see, she is beautiful!! She has a soft brown coat with white on her chest, tips of all four paws, tip of tail, under chin and on face. And, just look at that sweet face!! FHDR rescued her along with ...

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While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.   For example, did you know that some ...

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After the laid-back demeanor of summer, most of us are ready to get back into a end-of-year routine. Kids have been back at school for a month or two and Summer Fridays are long over. The weather in our area is still a little wishy-washy, but we know Halloween is around the corner, making the grand ...

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"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Mister Fred Rogers On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase ...

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In the light of recent events occurring in our country, namely the approval toward confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, I am compelled to speak up and speak out. I believe part of the reason I earned my position on our Town Board is because I promised I would ...

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An obsession with being right robbed my dad of a lot of happy moments. He always had to be the smartest person in the room, even if the room was a figment of his imagination. I can vividly recall seeing my dad have these imaginary debates with himself. One time, as we drove home from Yankee ...

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“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” –Marianne Williamson On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase funding to the ...

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Talk by a woman who suffered for many years - and through several hospitalizations - from various eating disorders (anorexia, binge and purge, excessive exercise). She will share her journey and make important distinctions to help professionals, family members and loved ones understand the vast ...

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RED BANK, NJ - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer at some point in her life is about 1 in 8.  Breast cancer ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer at some point in her life is about 1 in 8.  Breast cancer ...

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This week marks an important milestone in the civil rights movement for people with disabilities:  the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Stephen Komninos Law in New Jersey. Named after a young man who died almost 10 years earlier to the day — due to inexcusable neglect by his group home ...

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The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic’s Teen/STEM Experience provides local teens with a comprehensive program centered on a positive science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM-centric learning environment where they are engaged in learning, planning and executing their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —Barcodes—a series of black and white lines that store information—have been used to store data since the early 1950s. Like many public libraries, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) has used barcodes to track the circulation of library items. That is ...

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If you’re a parent (or even if you’re not), ideally, you’ve had a break from colds, flu and stomach viruses this summer. But as back-to-school time approaches, parents may start to get concerned about what that means for their kids and their health.  We wish we had a secret formula to shield our ...

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If you’re a parent (or even if you’re not), ideally, you’ve had a break from colds, flu and stomach viruses this summer. But as back-to-school time approaches, parents may start to get concerned about what that means for their kids and their health.  We wish we had a secret formula to shield our ...

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The picturesque Blackwells Mills Canal House is situated on the banks of the Delaware and Raritan Canal, south of the historic East Millstone village. One afternoon in December, my husband and I noticed an inviting sign announcing a Holiday Party Open House, displayed on an old fashioned white ...

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September proved to be a busy month full of events and happenings around the community. It’s great to meet so many wonderful people and see some familiar faces in District 3 and throughout Broward.  Labor Day weekend was a great time with family and friends even though it was quite soggy.  On ...

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The first time you hear a grating sound coming from your toddler’s mouth it can be quite startling.  Don’t be alarmed. Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is reasonably common in young children and is rarely a cause for concern.  “We get a lot of calls to the office from parents worried about ...

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Play has been front and center in the news lately.  The coverage has focused on the positive affect play can have on the development of healthy brain function, language and math skills, as well as executive function (self-control, ability to focus attention, plan and set goals). The benefits of ...

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Once upon a time, I wanted to be a cop. That’s a scary thought for people who know how clumsy I am, but I have always been obsessed with rules and laws and I wanted to be the person who upheld them. It’s probably a good thing that dream was never realized because being a cop requires nuance.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ-- East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) will host a Business Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 am. The program features a special presentation on doing business with the federal government. From 8:00 am to 9:00 am, there will be an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--With online safety being a growing issue, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) joins organizations throughout the country in hosting National Cyber Security Awareness Month programs.   The library hosts the "Cyber Security Lab for Kids" program in ...

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