Guest Column

December 12, 2018

NEW JERSEY -   It seems like the unthinkable – an active shooter situation – is becoming a more frequent occurrence to the point that parents are feeling more and more helpless in protecting their children from the potential of mass shootings, particularly in schools. It can happen around any of ...

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NEW JERSEY -   It seems like the unthinkable – an active shooter situation – is becoming a more frequent occurrence to the point that parents are feeling more and more helpless in protecting their children from the potential of mass shootings, particularly in schools. It can happen around any of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - To most Springfield residents, the Chisholm name is most recognizably associated with the Chisholm Community Center, formally the Raymond Chisholm School, at 100 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, New Jersey Who was Raymond C. Chisholm? Raymond Chisholm was the second child ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Whether you are new to the market or considering a jumbo or refinance, it is helpful to review the key points in the loan process. The Loan Process - Start to Finish Prequalification - Prequalification occurs before the loan process actually begins.  The lender gathers ...

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Editor’s Note: This article written by Dean Pappas, ex-chief of the Katonah Volunteer Fire Department, was originally published on the department’s website, katonahfd.org. It is reprinted here with permission. A little before noon Thursday, Nov. 25, the Katonah Fire Department was dispatched to ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Whether you are new to the market or considering a jumbo or refinance, it is helpful to review the key points in the loan process. The Loan Process - Start to Finish Prequalification - Prequalification occurs before the loan process actually begins.  The lender gathers ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory ...

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Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed a weekend of holiday cheer, hosted by volunteers from the Mountainside Restoration Committee. The annual Gingerbread Open House began Saturday evening with a wine and cheese party for the adult members of the community at the Levi Cory House. The “newest” ...

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Though many refer to the holidays as the Season of Giving, law enforcement officials also know it as the Season of Stealing. Especially around this time of year, remorseless criminals will prey on your goodwill and naiveté to bolster their collection of ill-gotten gains. With many people now ...

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Thirty-five recreational fishermen recently attended an informational meeting held by Anglers for Offshore Wind Power at the Langosta Restaurant in Asbury Park. Fishermen listened to a summary of wind-farm development plans scheduled for New Jersey, and Rhode Island charter captain Dave Monti ...

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Thirty-five recreational fishermen recently attended an informational meeting held by Anglers for Offshore Wind Power at the Langosta Restaurant in Asbury Park. Fishermen listened to a summary of wind-farm development plans scheduled for New Jersey, and Rhode Island charter captain Dave Monti ...

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Thirty-five recreational fishermen recently attended an informational meeting held by Anglers for Offshore Wind Power at the Langosta Restaurant in Asbury Park. Fishermen listened to a summary of wind-farm development plans scheduled for New Jersey, and Rhode Island charter captain Dave Monti ...

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Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun and something many of us look forward to doing every year. After all, how often can you have a real live tree in your house? Besides the Christmas tree, some of us also fill our homes with poinsettia plants, mistletoe and holiday candles. The ...

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Imagine you have a crazy morning; a power outage during the night causes your alarm to go off late, you’re greeted by a morning meltdown, courtesy of your children, you spill coffee on your shirt but you were sure the lid was on tight, and then, as if your morning wasn't frustrating enough, you ...

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Though many refer to the holidays as the Season of Giving, law enforcement officials also know it as the Season of Stealing. Especially around this time of year, remorseless criminals will prey on your goodwill and naiveté to bolster their collection of ill-gotten gains. With many people now ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- At Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph one of the options we may recommend for treating cavities in baby teeth is the application of silver diamine fluoride to affected teeth.  The great appeal of using silver diamine fluoride on cavities is that it stops both the development and ...

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Suicide Rate is Up 3.7 Percent According to Most Recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention Data (Year 2017)   Massive Public Health Initiative Needed to Lower the Suicide Rate, Claims Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention ...

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The recent revelation that $167,500 of taxpayer dollars have been spent on a historic monument that was initially supposed to be funded by donations raises a host of questions about how Yorktown goes about funding special projects, aka capital projects—and the extent to which taxpayers have an ...

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Since the holiday season has quickly crept upon us, I thought this was a good time for some reminders: Our roads in Yorktown are very busy this time of year, and Route 202 is no exception with the additional construction. When an emergency vehicle is proceeding down the road, you (the driver) ...

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Buildings collapse. Bodies lie still in piles of rubble. Children scrounge for food. Smoke and flames paint the skies of cities. Bombs rain down, soldiers shoot and tanks pass through. But the way we talk about policy in Yemen is in relation to Iran and our foothold in the Middle East. In March ...

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It was the red hair that first caught my attention. “Gregory will look like that when he grows up,” I thought, immediately considering the trajectory of my 6-year-old’s life, wondering if a stint of homelessness could possibly be a part of it. “I’m Maryanne. What’s your name?” Starting ...

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Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) "Why I Ride" series features BHVRS members and why they chose to become an EMT and volunteer. Joe Plocinski, EMT, Equipment & Supplies Lieutenant Member since 2011 Why did you join the BHVRS? I wanted to give back to my community. I am ...

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If the rubber hose on the washing machine fails, it can cause significant damage to your home. If that leak goes undetected in the basement or another room that you might not regularly visit, the accumulated water can cause potentially catastrophic damage, from moldy walls to warped floorboards.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The 14th annual homeless sleep out, an Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group tradition, was a huge success. During this event, young people sleep out in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds to help the cause. The experience of sleeping as a homeless ...

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As New Jersey classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, professionals are continually learning to provide services to bilingual children.  In the last 30 years, as the number of children has increased by 10 percent in the U.S., those whose home language is not English has more than ...

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Randolph Lions Club stepped up and helped out for another year with 50 turkeys and 50 full bags of food for Thanksgiving.  Every year I, reach out to Mike Kutlenios and Larry LaManna from the Lions Club, and they ask me how many I need and when I need them all delivered. The guys all show up ...

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Best Pet Insurance – Two out of three American households – or about 85 million homes – own pets, and those most lovable roommates don’t come cheap. American spent over $17 billion last year on veterinary care alone, according to figure published by the American Pet Product Association. Per pet, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ : Are you interested or involved in local government? The New Jersey Division of Local Government Services designs a checklist that reviews a wide range of municipal operations each year. It's a great way for elected officials and citizens to stay informed. This state mandated document ...

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Yorktown’s 2016 tree law needs to be replaced. Some members of the Town Board agree. The law is weak. It’s ineffective. It can’t do what it was supposed to do: achieve a fair and workable balance between the rights of property owners to use and develop their property with the need to protect the ...

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My wife and I recently adopted a dog from a shelter. We love him, but he can be a bit hyperactive—which we learned the hard way last week when we returned home from work and found our living room turned upside down. One way to tire him down would be a nice long walk in the park after work.

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