Guest Column

May 18, 2022

As residents may know, my administration is committed to following through on a new municipal complex and recreation center in our North End. We are continuing to negotiate in good faith with the property owner, Charles Poggi, and his team through open dialogue and communication. While utilizing ...

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After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses ...

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I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect ...

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I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect ...

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I am too skinny… I am too fat… I am too tall… I am too short… I am too young… I am too old… I am too experienced… I am too inexperienced…   And, the pessimistic voice within drones on and on. Limiting. Screeching. Shaming. Denying. Lying.   We all have that inner voice that condescends ...

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If someone doesn’t like the rules, and chooses not to follow them, and actively tells others not to follow them, is that liberty? Would we apply this standard to those who choose not to obey street signs, or signs that say, “no loitering,” or “yield?” In this American democracy, we elect and ...

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Setting the Stage for Success While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest ...

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Setting the Stage for Success While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest ...

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Setting the Stage for Success While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest ...

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  Terribly uncomfortable to acknowledge, but it may just be that Mother’s Day is now considered politically. Admittedly, I do not agree with that premise. At all.    I see no reason why those who “Mother” in whatever way that looks, feels, or plays out shouldn't be applauded and recognized ...

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Each May is National Nurses’ Month, a month-long celebration and commemoration of the work our nurses do to keep us healthy. National Nurses’ Week began on Friday and ends on Thursday, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is said to be the mother of modern nursing; her work during the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Scratchy throat, watery eyes, dry cough? Could be Covid...or, just a seasonal allergy attack. But which is it? Bergen New Bridge Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gian Varbaro says it's not so easy to tell.  "If we knew for sure right away, things would be so much simpler, so easy," he ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Scratchy throat, watery eyes, dry cough? Could be Covid...or, just a seasonal allergy attack. But which is it? Bergen New Bridge Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gian Varbaro says it's not so easy to tell.  "If we knew for sure right away, things would be so much simpler, so easy," he ...

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A fashionista I am not. I have admitted that in the past, and I continue to do so now. Sure I know the ‘rules’ of fashion. Do not wear white after Labor Day, have your pocketbook match your shoes, change your pocketbook or tote according to the season and what type of make-up to wear for day and ...

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A fashionista I am not. I have admitted that in the past, and I continue to do so now. Sure I know the ‘rules’ of fashion. Do not wear white after Labor Day, have your pocketbook match your shoes, change your pocketbook or tote according to the season and what type of make-up to wear for day and ...

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Let’s be honest, folks, those who have participated in Board of Education comings and goings have their mind set on who to vote for in the upcoming election. They most likely know if they are going to vote “yes” or “no” for the 2022-23 school budget. Perhaps, some may be open to listening to ...

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Believe it or not, the fury of the real estate market the past two weeks has been driven by interest rates from 45 to 60 days ago.  Many buyers in March and April took advantage of mortgage lender programs that allowed them to "rate lock" on the lower interest rates in anticipation of higher ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The day after a draft opinion written by United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case regarding abortion rights was made public, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) called the leak "an egregious abuse of process and ...

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The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company. Explosives were manufactured ...

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THERE’S A GOOD GIRL You are behaving well! You are being obedient and oh so well-behaved! There's a good girl!   I said kind words. I was friendly. I didn’t brag. I didn’t make the conversation all about me. I followed the directions. I did what I was told to do. I did not do what I was ...

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On Sunday April 10th, the Passaic County Central Labor Council (PCCLC) hosted its 8th Annual Labor Leaders Breakfast at The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ. The PCCLC is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Medical Aid in Dying ~ MAID ~ sometimes known as Death with Dignity, is relatively new to the Garden State.  The New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act went into effect on August 1, 2019 yet there are people, including physicians, who do not know that this ...

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We are in the midst of two very important health care-themed weeks: World Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week. I know, I know, we are all tired of hearing about vaccinations, right? We have heard about the COVID-19 vaccine for nearly two years! Remember, there are many other ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Medical Aid in Dying ~ MAID ~ sometimes known as Death with Dignity, is relatively new to the Garden State.  The New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act went into effect on August 1, 2019 yet there are people, including physicians, who do not know that this ...

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As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat. Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the ...

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As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat. Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the ...

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As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat. Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the ...

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Halston Media, our parent company, is launching a new publication, The Mt. Kisco-Bedford Times, which will hit mailboxes starting on May 19.  With this new monthly newspaper, edited by Tom Walogorsky and serving Mt. Kisco, Bedford and Pound Ridge, Halston Media now completely dominates the print ...

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Halston Media, our parent company, is launching a new publication, The Mt. Kisco-Bedford Times, which will hit mailboxes starting on May 19.  With this new monthly newspaper, edited by Tom Walogorsky and serving Mt. Kisco, Bedford and Pound Ridge, Halston Media now completely dominates the print ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — When every vote counts, there is no better way to market your candidacy than locally on TAPinto. TAPinto’s readers are local and engaged. Here at TAPinto, 99% of our readers report being registered to vote and 94% voted in the last election. The vast majority of readers are ...

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