Guest Column

August 15, 2018

Of all the bad news that broke in our small community last week, the story that seemed to generate the most reaction from our readers was that of a new Popeyes chicken restaurant being proposed. This didn’t surprise me very much because I learned long ago that Yorktown residents care deeply ...

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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. Marc Schnitzer, EMT, 2nd Lieutenant, member since 2015 Why did you join the BHVRS? I joined the rescue squad because it was something I had always ...

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As any homeowner knows, property taxes are a very expensive part of owning a home. New Jersey residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.  Failure to pay property taxes can have devastating consequences on a family, including the loss of your home.  The money you pay in ...

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Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership, ...

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Every Thursday morning at 9:00 am, Ms. Melanie and Ms. Christine of the Denville Public Library, and a group of children ages 6 months to 10 yrs old show up at the Denville Community Gardens ready to work! This year, The Denville Public Library's FOL sponsored the Children's Library program: Book ...

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Each year approximately 45,000 people die by suicide in the United States --120 people each day; one person every 12 minutes. Though this tragically large number continues to increase annually, there is work to be done to reverse this trajectory. Caring Contact is an award-winning, ...

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There's a famous quote, attributed to many people, that goes something like this: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That may have been true before the internet existed, but it’s 2018 and ...

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Each year approximately 45,000 people die by suicide in the United States --120 people each day; one person every 12 minutes. Though this tragically large number continues to increase annually, there is work to be done to reverse this trajectory. Caring Contact is an award-winning, ...

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Earlier this week the Caribbean nation of Jamaica celebrated the 56th anniversary of its independence, an event marked in Paterson by a ceremonial flag raising at Paterson City Hall and a two-day carnival at Eastside Park. We are honored that Coleen P. Stevens Porcher, who also serves as Chief ...

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Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage. Under Governor Phil Murphy’s ...

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Editor’s Note: Lakeland High School graduate Timothy Callery submitted this essay as part of his application for the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Callery was the salutatorian of the Class of 2018. When thinking of what to write for this essay, it was difficult to fully realize what ...

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The weather heats up, days slow down… it seems we have some extra time to take in a good story! Whether you like to read print on paper, read from a screen or listen to your books, the library has all these formats and more for you. Borrowing digital books, movies, TV, magazines, comics and more ...

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Editor's Note: On Tuesday, a panel discussion covered by TAPinto Newark was held at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark about the potential for marijuana to be legalized in New Jersey. Sen. Ronald Rice, a Democratic lawmaker representing Newark who does not support legalization, responded to the ...

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Amel Hassan is a Paterson high school student and participant in the Ramapo College Upward Bound Math-Science Program.  We are grateful to Amel for sharing her experiences learning about the negative impact of plastic bags and participating in the Paterson Museum’s Eco-Chic 2 Program:   At ...

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TAPinto "Summer Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition features Tide Dry ...

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Think of almost any sport in existence and you will realize that running plays an important role. To be a well-rounded runner, strength training should be part of an athlete's arsenal just like agility training. Some of the benefits include maintaining lean muscle mass, minimizing muscle imbalances ...

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All too often I am asked the question: “how many calories do I need to eat in order to lose weight?” In order to answer this question you really only need to know two things: how many calories you burn at rest (Resting Metabolic Rate or your Basal Metabolic Rate) and how many calories you burn ...

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Sadly, since the 2016 election, and increasingly as well in the years leading up to 2016, politicians and some media have pushed the political arguments to the margins where it is impossible to find middle ground and any hope for agreement between the political divide. The fire was lit before ...

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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. Nicole Segalini, EMT, member since 2012  Why did you join the BHVRS? I joined the squad as a Cadet when I was in high school because my best friend ...

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Summer and fall are popular times for vacation and travel. This is also a potent force in the emergence of infectious diseases. Depending on the destination, there are measures you can take to prevent infection. 2018 thus far has brought into the spotlight some new travel-related infectious ...

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TO ALL DOG LOVERS! Our rescue group needs more foster families, would you like to help us?  Furever Home Dog Rescue needs foster homes!  As a shelterless rescue, we don’t have a building where our dogs are housed until they get adopted.  We are lucky enough to have loving foster families who ...

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Real life is not the movies. Things are not wrapped up in a neat bow, motivations are not explained, and things often don’t make sense. Two weeks ago, a man driving “triple digits” in a Dodge Charger exited the Taconic State Parkway at Underhill Avenue, blew through a stop sign, and t-boned ...

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While New Jersey narrowly avoided a second straight government shutdown, the budget agreement that was achieved at the last minute will have a serious impact on area taxpayers that will be felt for years to come. As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I participated in a number of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Summer Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition ...

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There’s an old saying, “Our liberty is never safe when the New York State Legislature is in session.” There’s definitely some truth to that. This past legislative session I successfully fought back against several initiatives that would have added to our state’s crushing tax burden, added excessive ...

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So, it appears our small community was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month in a most unexpected way. A little-known Congressional candidate pulled off a major upset in her Democratic primary and became an overnight celebrity. Before this, our biggest claim to fame was that we had a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is much focus on preventative opioid abuse education. Rightfully so. However, the goal in addressing the opioid epidemic is saving lives. Even if that means just saving one life. While people are becoming increasingly aware of resources relating to rehabilitative ...

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There are many times you should call 911. If you or someone around you is in true medical distress, such as experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains, bleeding, possible stroke, or any other serious health issues, then 911 should be called as soon as possible. If there are wires down, fire, a ...

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Hello again, Paterson.  So much has changed since the last time I’ve written… as I’d hoped, Andre Sayegh is our new mayor and it seems an exciting new dawn is upon us. I think when any change comes, especially one as major as this, there is an opportunity for reflection as well as for hope. This ...

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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. Arlene Burnett, EMT, member since 1999  Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS)  Why did you join the BHVRS? I have worked in the medical ...

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