Guest Column

June 2, 2020

The Bronze Shields of Passaic County is a Minority Law Enforcement Association whose purpose is to promote unity among African American Law Enforcement Professionals within Passaic County (NJ) and to provide community- based solutions to policing issues which have a direct impact on the African ...

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Entire families are sheltering at home, often in close quarters. With the majority of activities being canceled, Ginnie’s House Children’s Advocacy Center will be collecting NEW family friendly games/ activities to distribute to families in Sussex County. Donations will be accepted at J & J ...

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I'm often reminded of the era in history when Congressman Tip O'Neill was Speaker of the House and Ronald Reagan was president. O'Neill was once perturbed by something Reagan had said about him and the Speaker called to protest. Reagan shrugged it off and said, “Oh, that was politics, after six in ...

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A recent poll on Twitter found that 44% of respondents would take a 10% pay cut in order to work from home permanently. That is interesting, but as interesting, is the fact that 56% said they would not. These statistics line up nicely with the suggested introvert/extrovert divide. Are introverts ...

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WARETOWN,, NJ - A few days into the Coronavirus Pandemic, the uncertainty of each day was difficult. There was an ominous feeling in the community; the kids were home from school, in-person worship and activities at the Waretown United Methodist Church (WUMC) had been postponed until further ...

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Leadership.  As we approach the birthday of one of the most iconic, consequential and relevant presidents in our nation's history, I am reminded of John F. Kennedy’s words that, “courage, not complacency is our need today. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead and lead ...

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The United States has just hit 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus in just three months. Depending on where you get your news, more than half of Americans feel the President and the federal government have let them down. However, all politics is local and here in New Jersey, local leadership ...

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As residents of New Jersey's "Gold Coast," we are fortunate to live in a special place. Part of what makes Hoboken, Weehawken, and the surrounding communities special is the Hudson River waterfront. That is why it is critical that we do everything we can to preserve our waterfront for future ...

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While COVID-19 makes its horrific mark on New Jersey, we at Family Connections are continuing to serve thousands of people of all ages through our dynamic programming. In talking to these clients, we’re hearing increased symptoms among those who already had mental health issues and reports from ...

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It’s hard being stuck inside, and not being able to visit family and friends makes it even more difficult. Now that warm temperatures are here, getting outside and being more active is a nice respite from the isolation and boredom of the last couple of months. Lately, it’s very common to see ...

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Every year I look forward to the Memorial Day celebration hosted by our local American Legion and VFW.  It starts with a parade through our beautiful downtown Olean.  As the parade reaches the South Union Street Bridge, a touching ceremony concludes when a wreath is tossed into the Allegheny ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers The majority of your children’s teachers have children of their own. They are parents whose concerns, worries, and responsibilities are exactly like yours. In other words they get where you’re coming from, and they care. Being parents, ...

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Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer.

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New Jersey’s infrastructure has faced decades of underinvestment. Unfortunately, just as we’re finally beginning to make progress on paving our roads, fixing our bridges, and filling potholes around the state, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the state’s economy and risks plunging us back into ...

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For over a decade, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) has been operating on a dated and insufficient capital investment plan. Similarly, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) – which owns and operates the Atlantic City Expressway – has not had a source of new, sustainable funding ...

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In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms.  To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but ...

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This year, National EMS Week is being held from May 17 through the 23. Instituted in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, it’s a time to recognize and celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Due to COVID-19, the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad cannot hold any ...

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Voter I.D. - The Time is Now!   Several years ago, I received a panicked text from a friend of mine who had just finished voting and was appalled that the poll worker did not ask to see photo identification.  When I informed him that they could not, by law ask for identification, he was ...

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Anyway? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic bowel disorder affecting both the large and small intestines, characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits. In Western Medicine IBS is defined by an infection in the intestines, while in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of the United States in lock down for about two months now. This has caused physical schools to close and online schooling to open, which has been an adjustment for all. After approximately two months of distance learning, the two Randolph High ...

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It has been a trying few months for our Jersey City community. Just as we began emerging from the gloom brought on by the vicious murder that took the life of our JCPD hero Detective Joseph Seals, as well three other innocent lives, the COVID-19 pandemic set in. For much of the past seven ...

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As a vascular neurologist, I’m concerned that people’s fear of catching COVID-19 is stopping them from seeking health care, even those who may be gravely ill. Having a stroke is a major emergency that requires immediate medical intervention, yet people with symptoms erroneously believe the risk of ...

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As a professor, associate certified coach and the executive director of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I have provided guidance and support to a wide variety of people who have been struggling emotionally and financially during the COVID-19 ...

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Non-stop chores around the house, social distancing and even your favorite TV show can keep you from being active. While staying inside curled up the couch has its moments, you need exercise. In fact, your body and mind crave it. And if you’re already used to a very exercise-driven lifestyle, not ...

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At-home fitness equipment is extremely important right now, especially because we are so sedentary; and even more so now because of COVID-19. The number of products out there can make your head spin. Here's my top ten list that can help you stay fit; focusing on cardio, strength, toning, and ...

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Business Enhancement Services & Training Consulting Owner and founder Sherilyn Przelomski, SHRM-SCP brings more than 20 years of HR and business consulting experience to her clients. Her expertise includes professional HR consulting services in the areas of recruitment of professional ...

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Imagine the crushing stress our heroic doctors and nurses endure at Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospital in Jersey City as they work to save lives during the COVID19 pandemic.  Then imagine their stress being cruelly ramped up further—not by a spike in ...

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Paterson Residents: First, we want to say that we hope you and your family are safe as we experience this unprecedented time with Covid-19. Covid-19 has had an impact on Paterson, the Nation and the educational experience of our children. We are doing everything in our power to improve the ...

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I left Italy for the United States on August 23, 2019, with plans to live locally with my aunt and attend Randolph High School for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Originally, my goals were twofold: fulfill my childhood dream of living abroad and improve my English-language skills. With the onset of ...

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“Back to Work NJ” COVID-19 Recovery Proposal for State Business Re-Openings The COVID-19 coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on New Jersey, devastating not only the physical and mental health well-being of our State, but also its entire economy. It has weighed heavily on our job ...

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