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Active Aging

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!   This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.   Benefits of Cardio You may have given up on running (or never enjoyed it in the first place), but why not replace it with static stretching or gentle weight lifting? Aerobic exercise, also called ...

Admission Tests and Success

You can practice infinitely but, if you don’t optimally execute when it counts, then you will not be able to show the full fruits of your labor. Small benefits can add up to significant advantages, so here are some tactics you can use to help you perform your best on test day: Basics These are fairly obvious, but I would be remiss if I ignored them: Get a good night’s sleep at least the night before (but preferably for more than a few nights leading up to the test since “sleep debt” can take over a ...

Alerts from South Plainfield Police Department

The South Plainfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on Ritter Avenue today at approximately 2:40pm. The incident involved a Hispanic male approaching a juvenile female. The Hispanic male is described as approximately 25-35yo and operating a black vehicle, which may be a Honda Civic manufactured between 2000-2005. Contact Det. Craig Magnani cmagnani@sppolice.com of the SPPD with any concerns or information.

All are Welcome at First Congregational

On Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., organist, composer, improvisor and Oberlin Conservatory student William Rehwinkel of Scotch Plains will perform an organ recital at First Congregational Church of Westfield, where he and his family are members. Rehwinkel plays organ literature with a focus on German baroque and French 20th century composers. His original compositions take inspiration from ancient modality and chant music, 20th Century French modernism and English harmony, and 19th Century French Impressionism. Rehwinkel’s organ ...

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — The soccer striker scored four goals in the Blue Devils’ first two games of the season then netted a hat trick against East Brunswick over the weekend. Alyssa Martinez, a junior at Westfield High School and a three-year starter, is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. “She’s trained at the highest levels and has played in some really big games for her club team, PDA, most recently the ECNL National Finals this summer," said head coach ...

Anthony J. Enea

Westchester County elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. “It’s extremely rewarding to help clients safeguard assets they’ve worked a lifetime to earn,” said Mr. Enea, who has spent four decades protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their ...

Area Homes by RE/MAX NP

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend. Please note that all open houses must comply with indoor gathering restrictions, including the requirement of face coverings for all attendees and social distancing.   OPEN HOUSE on SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 9/25-9/26 24 Ryan Ln, Lincoln Park Boro SAT, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. SUN,1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Contact RANDI BENNETT & TRACY WARSAW for more info. at (973) 610-7123 / (973) 722-8801   OPEN HOUSE on SATURDAY, ...

Are You Ready for Life?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know: If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or limitations? What to do? We have strategies to help parents work with their children to make sure their accounts are used in the way intended - as a ...

Ask Andy

Barkley’s Marketplace owner Andy Cohen, along with his partner Ari Friedman, recently welcomed a fifth dog into the family. “Maximus is around 13 years old, he’s a dachshund who came to us from Ohio. Senior dogs can be harder to place, but we think they are special, Cohen explained.   “Honey Bee, another dachshund, was also a senior rescue,” Cohen added.  Cohen and Friedman’s fur family includes 4 adopted dogs – Maximus, Honey Bee, Addie, and Marcus. Charles has been with Friedman since ...

Ask Maria

Many of us are feeling the anxiety of not knowing what is coming our way.  The current Covid-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, our government, relationships and of course our mental and physical health. It is natural to want to feel safe.  The fear of uncertainty can leave us very stressed, depressed and anxious. Managing our anxiety during a time of uncertainty is a challenge. For those of us who are planners, not knowing what is in the foreseeable future can be terrifying. When we ...

At Your Library

Adult Education Series Library programming for all ages is back in full force!  Click on the link above to read about our Adult Education Series that starts next month with three great courses. Portrait Drawing with Peggy Dressel – Fridays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 am to 12:30 pm Michelangelo and Bernini: St. Peter’s Basilica with Professor Margaret Kuntz – Tuesdays, October 19 & 26, 1 to 2 pm Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting with Professor Kimberly Rhodes – Wednesdays, ...

A Why The Y Story

Beginning September 15th till October 15th, Hispanic Heritage month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latinx community. At the Y, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good

Back to Health Wellness Tips

Summer is officially over, and the warmer weather is gradually fading away. Not to worry; the change of temperature delivers the ideal atmosphere for enjoying aerobic exercise like running. Did you know that running is one of the most beneficial ways you can improve your health? Like many other exercises, running increases life expectancy and improves your immune system; not bad for some movement now and then! To take advantage of this running season, prepare yourself to enjoy the maximum benefits of running, while protecting your ...

BAYADA Home Health Care: Keeping You Safe at Home

While it wasn’t an easy decision, you finally came to the conclusion that you could use some extra help caring for your parent. But now you feel overwhelmed again with all the “what ifs.” Where do you go from here? First, take a deep breath; then read on for some helpful tips to navigate senior home care. Finding the right caregiver When you’re inviting a new caregiver into your parent’s home, it’s bound to introduce some anxious feelings. Knowing as much as possible beforehand can allay many concerns ...

BAYADA Home Health Care: Where Your Family Comes First

While it wasn’t an easy decision, you finally came to the conclusion that you could use some extra help caring for your parent. But now you feel overwhelmed again with all the “what ifs.” Where do you go from here? First, take a deep breath; then read on for some helpful tips to navigate senior home care. Finding the right caregiver When you’re inviting a new caregiver into your parent’s home, it’s bound to introduce some anxious feelings. Knowing as much as possible beforehand can allay many concerns ...

Beth's Book Review

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)   Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion for basketball to propel himself toward achieving the American dream. Faced with the worst adversities that a human can know, Sooley, as his teammates ...

Borough Notifications

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.  Salary Range:  $56,800-$74,300.  Work Week:  Monday through Friday as scheduled.  Work Week Hours:  7:00 am to 3:30 pm as scheduled.  Under direction performs varied mechanical work involved in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of motor vehicles and/or construction equipment working with various machines and hand tools common to the trade; does related work as required.  Requirements: TRAINING:  Successful completion of one (1) year of training in automotive ...

Breakthrough Cancer Care

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed. The Atlantic Melanoma Center treats more than 400 newly diagnosed patients with malignant melanoma or other advanced skin cancers each year. At both Morristown Medical ...

BReeze Cares

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and, according to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 43 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each day, and approximately 400,000 children and adolescents worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year. The Bridgewater-based ELLE Foundation works to provide comfort and support to children and their families who are battling a cancer recurrence, and they do it by granting wishes.  Out of over 300 wish-granting organizations throughout ...

Brodzki Jacobs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here’s a question we often get: I’ve been married for 10 years, and I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for eight years. We have two children. My husband has been the breadwinner in the family our entire marriage, making $180,000 a year. Will I get alimony when I get divorced? If so, how much and for how long? Is that separate from child support? Here’s the answer: In Florida, alimony is an issue to be determined in every divorce case. First, one spouse must have a need for alimony to meet ...

Bruce the Blog

Along with 16,000 other U.S. high school students, Erik A. Brodsky of Cortlandt Manor has been named a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. That commonality aside, there’s something very noticeable that sets Erik apart from almost all the other Merit-orious names on the list of semi-finalists that is provided to local media outlets. The other students are grouped under their high school, and above Erik’s name is “Homeschool.” Since preschool, the high school senior always has been home ...

Business Advice for the Real World

The world is beginning to open up again. Yes, we still pull on our face masks and keep 6 feet of distance between people that exist outside of our pods and households. We’re also, however, seeing vaccination rates increase while rates of positive cases mark a notable decline.  We’re seeing capacity limits lift and we’re starting to enjoy things we have missed for the last year, like visiting with friends and family.  Our work lives are shifting, too. For some, our homes served double-duty as our workspaces even ...

Business Comeback

Many schools and businesses are still struggling to get people to feel safe enough to come back to inside their buildings.  Yet returning to in person gatherings is an important driver for a successful economic post-COVID rebound. Smartscreen LLC is hosting a free webinar on utilizing artificial intelligence and decision intelligence to open your buildings, schools and facilities safely and effectively.   The webinar will be hosted on Friday, April 9th at 12noon.  You can register by clicking ...

Conversations with Joan Herrmann

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach.  Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing: On her transition from finance to healing: It was a passion and some sort of a force that ignited within me when I first healed my dog from IBS using a whole food approach, ...

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Dad in the Box

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test. She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category. I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which you must agree, disagree, or identify as neutral. The statements are confusing and it can be difficult to gauge an honest response. For ...

Destination: Financial Freedom

Life happens. No matter how much you might plan and save, water heaters break, once-in-a-lifetime appliance sales come along, unexpected wedding or school expenses arise. This is exactly why you might be exploring top reasons for getting a personal loan. Whether a large one-time purchase like a home renovation or a new or used car, or if you want to consolidate debt, a personal loan can have real merit. Let’s take a look at personal loans and how to use them. What are the best types of personal loans? Knowing how you can ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ Happenings

We are excited to announce the launch of our Steps 2 Success 2021 Program. This will be our 25th Job Readiness Cohort. Steps 2 Success is powered by ADP. Dates: Sept 18th - Nov 20th Hosted by Berkeley College - Woodland Campus -  44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 Client Orientation Saturday, Sept 18th - 11am to 1pm  Open to Unemployed, Furloughed, Underemployed, Layoff. To register, email your information to: steps2successdfsnnj@gmail.com. Any questions, please ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to the American Stroke Association, stroke survivors often experience emotional and behavioral changes, due to brain injury. To help survivors and their families better understand these changes, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) hosts the online program “Life After Stroke” on Tuesday, October 5at noon. This program explains how a stroke impacts the brain and what a survivor can do to improve these symptoms. “Life After Stroke” is led by Mirian ...

East Main Podcast

In previous episodes of the East Main Media podcast, Brian Brodeur spoke about how media has evolved From the 20th century to the 21st century. Regarding media, the 21st century really began with the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. This idea is framed by where, when and how we, as citizens and customers, produce and consume media content. Video conferencing has become commonplace, and content is much more targeted to specific audiences on a variety of specific platforms – rather than distributed via widespread broadcasts on limited ...

Eating in Season with Alstede Fresh

Nothing is as quite as iconic to New Jersey as the versatile apple. Apples connote health (apple a day keeps the doctor away) as well as affection (apple of my eye) and are one of the 3rd most valuable crops in N.J. right after tomatoes and blueberries, according to the State Department of Agriculture. Apples are part of the rose family and grow in every state in the US! Apples have a long history, originating in Central Asia, making their way to America and specifically New Jersey with the early settlers. Apples were primarily used in our ...

Eaton Financial Group

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - “If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?”  Tuco the Ugly No matter what your motivation: vacation, new home, college tuition, etc., Crypto is a new investment opportunity worth exploring.  If there was an apt summation of the get rich quick mentality and how crypto seems to bring out the worst and best in us as investors, Tuco, (from Clint Eastwood’s 1967 ‘spaghetti western’), nailed it. He wanted the easy way out, but also reminds us that working ...

Employment Law

In July of 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several laws relating to employee misclassification. These laws greatly strengthen the state’s wage and hour laws and provide for enhanced penalties for employers who misclassify workers to save costs and avoid taxes. The focus of the new laws is on the practice of misclassification. Under this practice, an employer will misclassify an employee as an independent contractor. Employers who misclassify are illegally depriving their employees of basic rights, protections and benefits ...

EMS Response Report

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to 184 emergency calls during July.  These included 105 medical emergencies: 22 falls, including one from a height of over 10 feet; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway and two with overturned vehicles; nine traumatic injuries; six cases of overdose or poisoning; two allergic reactions; six responses to a medical alarm, and two responses to fire scenes. Squad Volunteers also provided seven 'lift assists' to patients who did not require transport to ...

Family Matters with Fern Weis

Does this sound familiar when your child comes home from school?   How was your day?  Fine. How was school?  Good. How was the test?  Okay. Anything else to tell me?  Nope. Not much going on there!  These are sure-fire conversation killers. And whatever question you do ask, don’t ask it as soon as you walk in the door. When asked about that, a group of middle school girls responded that after six or more hours in school, the last thing they want to talk about is what happened ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA News

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS -- This Welcoming Week, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity.  Held from Sept. 10-19 this year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of the country. The event is an opportunity for ...

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Fellowship in the News

Editor's Note: The following is the recollection of the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Mr. Ortega is a resident at Fellowship Village senior living in Basking Ridge. Yes, thankfully I am ok. My legs are sore from walking down 92 floors, but I got home about 8 p.m., without a scratch. Life or death depended on where one sat or stood in the building. My building was Tower 2 (South). We evacuated right after the (first) hit on Tower 1, a few minutes before 9 a.m. After the sound of a thunderclap, a reddish ...

Financial Insights By Gary Jones

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income — instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on your own. How can you get started? It’s helpful that you begin thinking about retirement income well before you actually retire. Many people don’t — in fact, 61% of retirees wish they had done better at ...

Fire Department Blotter

In the month of July the Summit Fire Department responded to 233 calls for service, including:  7/4/21 9:59PM: Automatic aid response for a reported structure fire in Springfield, NJ. Summit units  assisted on scene with overhaul. A modified signal 11 of off duty personnel was transmitted for station coverage while units operated out of town.  7/6/21 11:59PM: Responded for a MVA with entrapment on RT 78. On arrival Springfield FD was on scene. Summit FD was assigned to assist with extrication. A modified Signal ...

Free Roses

Dear Livingston, I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other weekend.  To be honest Livingston is very different from any other town that I’ve ever lived in.   Before we moved to Livingston lots of ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

South Plainfield – The Borough is currently picking up debris from Tropical Storm Ida. All debris needs to be brought to the curb before Saturday September 18, 2021. The Borough urges residents to call the Department of Public Works at 908-755-2187 to make an appointment and get on the pickup list. The Borough has contracted with a waste hauler that will be picking up debris on Saturday September 18, 2021. Residents should only be bringing storm related debris to the curb. We request that you call the Department of Public Works ...

Green Living

Colorado Potato Beetles are most attracted to potato plants, but they will eat and reproduce on all nightshade plants: including peppers, tomatoes, eggplants and ground cherries.  They can completely take down any plant. The adult CPB eats the leaves and stems of the plant and the grubs (infant CPB) will eat the roots underground.  The adults lay eggs mostly during the months of June and July when they are most actively feeding. Adult beetles lay yellow/orange eggs on the bottom of the leaves. You have to completely remove the ...

HCCC Update

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nicole Bouknight Johnson has been selected to serve as Hudson County Community College’s inaugural Vice President for Advancement and Communications, effective September 20, 2021. “The College sought a leader with stellar capital campaign and fundraising experience who shares a strong belief in the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Following a national search, we found that leader in Nicole Bouknight Johnson,” said HCCC President, Dr. Christopher Reber. “We look forward to Nicole’s ...

HCIA Corner

It’s that time of the year again when pumpkin spice, football, Fall leaves and cool crisp air hastily move in to kick-off Autumn. The change in seasons brings an exciting opportunity to get your home organized and ready for the Winter months. Fortunately, Hudson County Improvement Authority is ready to help you prepare with several upcoming opportunities to safely dispose of unwanted personal documents and confidential information that clutters your home.    Why Should I Shred Paper?   Believe it or not, ...

Health Matters

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the latest pediatric COVID-19 news. For more information on Children's Health at Atlantic Health System, ...

Health Matters – Chilton Medical Center

In vacation season, what’s better than a day in the water? Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool, launching a kayak, riding in a boat or swimming at the shore, taking a few simple safety precautions can help make sure you, your friends and your family stay safe. The biggest risk of water-related activities is drowning. Each year in the U.S., nearly 4,000 people die from drowning each year—about 11 a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 8,000 people experience a non-fatal ...

Health Matters – Hackettstown Medical Center

In vacation season, what’s better than a day in the water? Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool, launching a kayak, riding in a boat or swimming at the shore, taking a few simple safety precautions can help make sure you, your friends and your family stay safe. The biggest risk of water-related activities is drowning. Each year in the U.S., nearly 4,000 people die from drowning each year—about 11 a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 8,000 people experience a non-fatal ...

Health Matters – Newton Medical Center

In vacation season, what’s better than a day in the water? Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool, launching a kayak, riding in a boat or swimming at the shore, taking a few simple safety precautions can help make sure you, your friends and your family stay safe. The biggest risk of water-related activities is drowning. Each year in the U.S., nearly 4,000 people die from drowning each year—about 11 a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 8,000 people experience a non-fatal ...

HeartBeats

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 2001 shocked the nation, causing deep and lasting psychological and physiological effects.  Over the ensuing twenty years, numerous health problems have been described in the survivors of the attacks as well as the rescue workers. These effects include respiratory illnesses (chronic cough, asthma, bronchitis, sinus disease), several cancers (especially prostate and thyroid cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia) and post traumatic stress disorder ...

Holy Trinity News

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School in Westfield celebrated World Peace Day with an outdoor program that featured prayers for peace and songs such as "Let There Be Peace on Earth," led by vocal instructor Samantha Gambuzza. Each grade made peace posters that were paraded through to outdoor ceremony. Additionally, the students made a mural of doves made into a giant peace sign in the art room of the school.  "They really did a wonderful job," art teacher Danielle Petrolia told ...

Home Sweet Home

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house. Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s atmosphere. Faux Plants Green accents make any space feel homey and fresh. They bring brightness and the feeling of health and wellness reminiscent of ...

Hunterdon Cares

America's Grow-a-Row hosted a group of Dietetic Interns from Rutgers University’s Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) program, which is housed within the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Aug. 30. The interns volunteered in the fields picking eggplant, had a tour of the farm, and spent time learning how to prepare for and deliver a successful culinary nutrition demonstration. The interns learned about the impact that food insecurity has on children and adults in ...

In The Eyes Of Alex

April is Autism Awareness Month. Supporters across the country illuminate blue bulbs to mark the occasion and raise awareness. The Township of Nutley takes it a step further by illuminating municipal buildings in blue light for the entire month of April.  Autism Awareness is not just limited to Nutley. In Paterson, the renovation of Lou Costello Park includes features to make it autism friendly. Read: Work Underway at Autism Friendly Lou Costello Park   The beauty all around us is often overlooked, ...

In the Schools

Edison Intermediate School sixth-grader Madeline Cortes delivered flyers, brochures and other educational materials to Westfield Senior Citizens Housing on June 21. It was part of an environmental outreach to share information about severe weather, extreme heat, wildfires, blizzards and other natural hazards. The educational outreach was part of a sixth-grade research project on Natural Hazard Awareness in science teacher Allison Friedman’s classes and also was shared with elementary school teachers for their units on weather.

In Town With Real Estate Expert Mary Weichert

CHATHAM, NJ – If you weren’t already looking forward to Chatham’s weekend-long Fishawack Festival, a special appearance by one of the most iconic women’s soccer stars should most certainly get you excited. That’s right, two-time Olympic women’s soccer gold medalist Carli Lloyd will be making a special appearance at Legends Gallery at Frames On Main (257 Main St.) this weekend on Sunday, September 26 from 2-4 p.m. And there is no cost to meet the four-time Olympian. “We’re so psyched ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing

STATEWIDE – We’re gearing up for “Debate Night” in New Jersey; you can just feel the tension, right? Well, not really. But a televised show is still planned for 7 p.m. tomorrow when Gov. Phil Murphy and former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli take the debate stage in the race for governor. Maybe we will see a real discussion on such nagging topics as taxes, infrastructure, transit, finances, education, health care and other issues that never seem to have an answer around election time. Or, we may see silly stuff like Murphy ...

Jersey First

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Tonight Jersey 1st is LIVE with Dr. Anthony Iacono, the President of the County College of Morris. The show will go on at 7pm EST and be broadcast live from the Jersey 1st Facebook page.  You can access that by clicking here. The episode will provide for an informative discussion with Dr. Iacono, about the incredible work CCM is doing in our community to provide a meaningful education and career opportunities to residents of varied backgrounds and ages.  They also lead the way in partnering with the ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — As spring winds its way into summer, temperatures are starting to increase, causing water temps to also rise. This means there is currently a combination of spring and summer fish in area waters, making for some great fishing opportunities. When you couple this with the opening of black sea bass on May 15 and summer flounder on Saturday, May 22, anglers are seeing some good reasons to get out on the water. The striped bass action continues strong with bigger fish appearing in the ocean, and smaller ...

Jets Fan Chatter

The New York Jets are back at MetLife Stadium after a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19, and measures are in place to keep game attendees safe. Fans attended training camp this summer at 1 Jets Drive after virus protocols shut their live access last year. Jets enthusiasts were excited to see the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Quarterback (QB) Zach Wilson, interacting with players and throwing a few passes. Many in the crowd were just as thrilled to see the new Head Coach Robert Saleh, former defensive coordinator for the San ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week

SCOTCH PLAINS -- Don’t blink when Anthony Robinson is in the backfield… or anywhere on the turf at Tyson Perry Field. Rushing for 420 yards and three touchdowns with the Raiders in the past three weeks, the senior has electrified the Scotch Plains-Fanwood faithful. For his outstanding start of the season, Robinson is the first Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week for the 2021-22 school year. A catalyst on the offense, Robinson began his torrid stretch against Plainfield on Sept. 4. Taking his 19 ...

Know Your Nest

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?   If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years. The housing industry refers to this as your tenure. To really explore tenure, it’s ...

Let's TAP About It

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Sorry, Dr. Denny Wilkins, I will indulge in a cliche here — a necessary one. Time flies when you’re having fun.  After writing a record-setting amount of stories for TAPinto Greater Olean over the last two years — we’re talking hundreds of stories, hundreds of hours, thousands of words, and the same 100% effort on every single one of them — this, folks, is it.  I will graduate from St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of ...

Letter of the Law

Public opinion in regard to hazing has changed drastically over the years (hazing being bullying or other abusive behavior that degrades or endangers others).  In other words, Americans no longer tolerate educational institutions with long standing and institutionalized cultures of hazing, where students will use humiliation, intimidation and even violence. Hazing comes in many forms.  For example, some hazing conduct is subtle, such that the hazer restricts the communication of the victim, or the hazer attempts to manipulate the ...

Liz on Theatre

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.” The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The young son, Peter (Eric Phelps) says Hitler offers hope after years of poverty. Yet his uncle Max (Kevin Loreque) warns that citizens need to be careful ...

Local Animals Available for Adoption

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch. The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and surrenders. As an open intake shelter in New Jersey’s largest county, Burlington County Animal Shelter does not refuse any strays or ...

Looking Forward

How have families, marriage, and relationships been affected by COVID-19 in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world? What impact will this have on our individual and collective futures? And what OPPORTUNITIES might it present for students looking for a career to pursue, job seekers and job changers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and possibly investors, too. In Part 2 of this two-episode Looking ForwardTM series, we'll discuss these topics with my guest expert, Dr. Bahira Trask. Dr. Trask is an expert on family trends. She is ...

Lost & Found Pets

Louie, a bright blue turquoise parakeet, was last seen Monday, Aug. 2, on Lake Avenue in Clark. If you see him, please call Nicole at 609-815-6082.  

Mayor's Corner

I hope you are all enjoying these warm and wonderful summer months full of vacations, summer camps and reconnecting with friends and loved ones! Hugging is my favorite part of coming together again.  Much is changing as the new Town Hall stands tall and beautiful in the horizon as the old town hall, though both bitter and sweet, remains no more. Here is your summer update.  COVID: The delta variant has proven to cause some changes in recommendations for Township residents. As of the time of publishing, there are five (5) new ...

Mayor's Message

Dear Residents, I hope that this letter finds you all well and safe. We have certainly been through a challenging year with a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and bizarre weather events all converging at the same time. I know that these are not all behind us, but we have managed to work together as a community which has helped us to fair better than most other municipalities in the State and the Country. I am optimistic that we will emerge as a stronger community.   As you receive your 2021/2022 Property Tax bill, I wanted to take ...

MCUA News

Many do not think what happens after they flush the toilet. Wipes labeled flushable are used for numerous purposes such as changing diapers, personal hygiene, house cleaning and especially disinfecting during the COVID-19 pandemic, however these wipes cause major problems to wastewater treatment facilities, particularly to the Middlesex County Utilities Authority located in Sayreville, NJ. Wipes do not break down in the wastewater collection system, as toilet paper does, leading to clogged wastewater pipes and equipment. Contrary to ...

Mental Health Break

In April 2020, the United States and the rest of the world shut down to stay safe from COVID-19.  Shelter at home orders were instituted and allowed residents only to conduct essential activities.  States relaxed alcohol laws to support businesses and restaurants.  Adults were able to order alcohol for curbside pick up and home delivery.  Liquor stores in some states were considered essential businesses.  The on-line market capitalized on this new demand creating even more access to alcohol.  Nielsen reported a ...

Money Talk

Every investor normally has personal goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Although most non-retired adults have some savings, only 36% say their nest egg is “on track,” according to the Federal Reserve. Sometimes, those eager to boost retirement savings could become more aggressive and start considering more volatile assets in an attempt to achieve higher returns. Sadly, this might be a recipe for a huge disappointment. Discipline has always played a fundamental role in investing and many best practice approaches ...

Movie Gurus

 Welcome to the Movie Gurus column! Kevin Gootee and Kevin Israel are two New Jersey based stand-up comedians who also host the hugely successful, Gutting the Sacred Cow Podcast. Each week this colum will take a look at movie topics like – our favorite movie quotes and how to use them, Top Ten Lists, movie news, and more!  You can check out the Gutting the Sacred Cow podcast HERE. Each episode we invite a guest to argue why they think a successful, popular, or critically acclaimed movie is actually garbage. It’s fun ...

Musings on the Mount

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine consisted of baking massive batches of banana bread in a lockdown frenzy or going on family walks to lift spirits. Many of us spent the beginning of ...

My Perspective

How many remember the lyrics of a famous Paul Simon song that began, “slow down, you move too fast…You got to make the morning last…Just kicking down the cobblestones…Looking for fun and feeling groovy?” The idea that we should step off the relentless treadmill of life’s demands to take a deep, life-reaffirming breath is not new. One of my favorite philosophers, Diogenes the Cynic, long ago (446-366 B.C.) struck a similar note by teaching that the purpose of life was to be happy and that we should shun ...

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

NEW HOPE, PA - With 150 artisans from around the world, the New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival, award-winning artists, volunteers, and townspeople enthusiastically prepare for their largest festival yet Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event is rain or shine with ample paid parking available and FREE TRANSPORTATION to/from downtown New Hope. Below are the latest updates on just a few of the awesome activities we have lined-up for this year’s ...

New Jersey Natural Gas Can Help You Pay Energy Bills

If you are having trouble paying your NJNG bill, we’re here to help. NJNG is hosting Energy Assistance Days, where you can learn about available resources and get help with applications on the following dates: September 20 - Brick (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) September 22 - Brick (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.) September 24 - Keansburg (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) In addition, there are free grants to help pay your bill. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process opens October 1, 2021. Contact us to learn ...

New Jersey Resources – Sustainability

As a company headquartered at the Jersey Shore, New Jersey Natural Gas launched the Coastal Climate Initiative to bring solutions to the climate challenge in the places we live and work. Under the program, we’re coming together with our employees and customers to support the mission of The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, an environmental nonprofit with over 60 years of experience working to protect water and lands in New Jersey, and their work to restore saltwater tidal wetlands in the Barnegat Bay.  NJNG ...

New Providence Notables

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club presented a huge thank you to the Lantern Hill Senior Living Community for their sponsorship and participation in the 2021 Frank A Pizzi, Jr. Annual Memorial Golf Outing. Pictured Left to Right: Dave Marr, Valerie Marr, Bill Bradford, Dick Byrnes, Brian Cassidy, Director of Marketing, Tom Montrone, President of NP Lions Club, Brian Geoffroy and Bob Campbell NP Lions Club Golf Committee.  “The Outing was a lot of fun and a great success, enabling the Lions to raise funds ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

On the morning of June 6, more than 156,000 Allied troops –consisting of primarily American, British, and Canadian soldiers but including troops from several other nations – began storming 50 miles of beautiful beaches in Northern France that were strongly defended by German forces. Codenamed Operation Neptune, this turning point in World War II, which took years of planning and was the largest seaborne invasion in history, created a second front in Europe, helping the Allies defeat Germany, liberate Europe from Nazi occupation, ...

NJ Family Law Updates

Humorist Sam Levinson likely thought he was funny when he said – "the reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy." What's said in jest could well become an issue for some grandparents – particularly when it comes to access to their grandchildren. New Jersey laws give children an absolute right to the love and affection of both parents. Unfortunately, the same doesn't necessarily apply to Grandma and Grandpa. Parents bear the responsibility and have the right ...

NJ TRANSIT: Working hard for you

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline. While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces. Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers head out in their personal vehicles. To avoid the traffic, many workers are planning to return to the ease of public transportation. The time may ...

Notes from the Desk of the Township Administrator

Road Paving – And We’re Off! We’re getting a little bit of a late start on road paving this year. This is because we – along with all other towns in NJ and beyond – have been anxiously awaiting guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department and the state about how we can use the stimulus money coming to us as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Township will receive almost $1.4 million over the next two years – in two payments ...

Nutley Parks and Recreation Department

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to get in shape with the Parks and Recreation Department this fall.  Three programs will be available for Nutley residents including Rise and Shine, Yoga  and Zumba. Exercise strengthens your heart, tones your muscles and helps you build stamina.  All participants are required to pre-register for these programs. See printable flyers for detailed information.  Class size is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first ...

Nutley Public Library

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and the community at large is our highest priority during this challenging time.  The library is open with socially distanced services and programs.  Masks are required to be worn when entering the library.  Pandemic guidelines are subject to change based on CDC,  NJ State and local recommendations.  For updated information, please visit nutleypubliclibrary.org, call Reference at 973-667-0405 x2604, or stop-by the library. Saturday, September 11, 18 and ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers. Introducing alternate water sources may cause customers to experience low water pressure and discoloration at any time.  Work on ...

Paterson Housing Authority

PATERSON, NJ - The Housing Authority of the City of Paterson (HACP) is accepting proposals from interested and qualified entities to provide a turn-key proposal to lead, or acquire and redeveloped a 55,000 square foot commercial property located at 5th Avenue and Route 20 South.  Meant to compliment the 245 residential units being constructed by Roizman Development, Inc on two adjacent lots, the successful proposal will be part of the rebirth of the area that was formerly home to Riverside Terrace. According to HACP documents the ...

PCCC Update

You can still ReFresh your life and ReCharge your career this Fall at Passaic County Community College.  The Fall 12-week semester, offering courses in computers, science, writing, math, English Language Studies, and more, starts on Wednesday, September 22, and you can still register. PCCC offers affordable tuition, academic excellence, and over 70 degree and certificate programs. Plus, outstanding support services can help you make the most of your PCCC education. Whether you need tutoring assistance, seek honors ...

Peapack Private Wealth Insights

Parents confront many challenges during the tween and early teen years.  As a result, educating our children about investing often falls through the cracks.  While our children have watched us interact with money throughout their young lives, the examples have been more transactional.  They have learned how to pay for groceries, distinguish different dollar bill denominations, and count change.  You likely have discussed budgeting with them, as well as suggested rules for how to divide their allowance between an emergency ...

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

It's back to school time! Your Library offers tools to make sure you have a fun and educational school year. A library card is one of the most important school supplies! Do you have yours? Each member of the family can have their own library card - there's no minimum age, or maximum! To get your card, stop by either Library location with photo ID ...

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Property Matters

Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides an inside look at the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story. This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from August 2021. Active Listings: 37 compared to 80 in 2020 / - 53.75% Under Contract: 51 compared to 63 in 2020 / - 19.05% Average List Price: $1,429,872 compared to ...

Protecting New Jersey’s Tomorrow

As populations around the globe continue to expand, businesses and communities worldwide are more actively addressing the growing issues of waste production and management. This is a particularly prominent issue in areas that are already densely populated, like many New Jersey communities. Although sustainability efforts have increased in recent years, under even the best of circumstances, there’s no way to eliminate waste entirely. At the end of the line, comingled waste remaining after recycling has essentially two options as to how ...

Public Notices

PATERSON, NJ  – Paterson Public Schools Food Services Department today released the following message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the 2021 Summer Food Service Program.  The Paterson Board of Education will be participating in the 2021 Summer Food Service Program from July 6 to August 20, 2021.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture.  This program provides all children 18 years of age and ...

Reading, Writing & Chocolate

Standing in front of the Lewisboro Library the other morning before the doors opened, I observed the quiet surroundings. I noticed the sun shining in a bright blue sky overhead, horses grazing in the grass across the road, and the large apple tree a few steps away from the library entrance. I’ve been watching the progress of that apple tree over the last few weeks as the small green apples suddenly appeared and then proceeded to ripen from green to red each week. I’ve had my eye on a particular apple. Could I reach up and pick ...

Real Estate Update by Susan Massa, Broker Associate, Keller Williams

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate CRS Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778. TOWN                  ADDRESS                            STYLE                   RMS      ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight. It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for wasting precious resources and adding planet-warming emissions to the Earth’s atmosphere. In general, the new law prohibits all stores, food ...

Retire Ready with Rich

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are more valuable than ever. The money in them accumulates tax deferred until it is withdrawn, typically in retirement. Distributions from a tax-deferred retirement plan such as a 401(k) are taxed as ordinary income and may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty if withdrawn prior to age 59½. And contributions to a 401(k) plan actually reduce your taxable income. But figuring out how to manage the assets in your retirement plan can be confusing, particularly in times of financial ...

Rivero CPA

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) or Archer medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs). That is because the cost to diagnose COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense for tax purposes. The IRS also reminded taxpayers that the costs of personal protective equipment, such as masks, ...

Roxbury Guest Column

Whether you know of him or not, the retired state senator may have had the greatest impact on New Jersey of any politician in Trenton.  What is he up to lately? When you need something done in New Jersey, Ray Lesniak, 74, has a guy. “Me,” the former state senator said without hesitation.  While still active in Trenton, Lesniak’s life as a politician ended in 2018 after 40 years in the state legislature, spending the last 35 years as a senator.  During that period, he led efforts to protect the ...

Rutgers News

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced that he is committed to creating a carbon-neutral campus by 2040 during his second address to the University Senate on Friday. Holloway alluded to the release of the final report and recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Carbon Neuatrality and Climate Resilience, established two years ago by former university president Robert Barchi. Holloway said an Office of Climate Action will be established to create a carbon-neutral Rutgers a year ahead of its ...

Screen (Printing) Gems by Dezine Line

Back in the ole days…way back in 2018/19, we would take an order for custom, screen printed shirts, enter it in our system, then at the end of the day, maybe - the next day-  we would go online to our vendor and select all the items we needed and that was that. Well, like most businesses, we have new challenges in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown procedures. Many of our materials are produced in different countries. Some of those countries had more lockdown measures than others, but the results all add up to worldwide ...

Senior Corner

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - September 21, 2021, the seniors celebrated the infamous meatball Monday! 74 seniors arrived at the center with songs of an “Italian Movie” playing in the background.      The seniors dined on delicious meatballs from Rodolfo’s complete with roll, and Parmesan cheese The laughter and chatter was comforting to so many…  The day wrapped up with Danny and his Ice Cream truck serving  a variety of cones and cups with special toppings. "It’s ...

Senior Matters by Home Instead of Morris County

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information. “Cybersecurity is about risk reduction,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “It’s difficult to achieve perfect security. But you can help older adults work to make themselves a more difficult target.” Consider these tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance, The Stop Think and Connect campaign’s online safety tips for ...

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT by RANDI

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Stroll ‘N Roll, the Kessler Foundation Family Fun Event taking place this Sunday.  The event brings together people of all ages and abilities to raise funds to advance rehabilitation research and employment initiatives that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the workplace. Join us this Sunday, September 26th from 10-1pm at Verona Park. Stop by the Homewatch table to say hello and pick up some Homewatch swag.

Sew Many Possibilities

For a girl, what could be more confusing than choosing an outfit to wear? Are you one of those who often get confused in picking outfits? Don’t worry! The solution to this dilemma is ‘The Little Black Dress’.  A beautiful little black dress can make you look classy, sophisticated, mysterious, elegant and you can wear it at any time, any age. You may wear it on almost any occasion. What if you yourself learn how to design a splendid little black dress and design one for yourself? The thought may amaze you! ...

South Plainfield Elks Lodge 2298

The South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 National Foundation Committee, headed by Chairperson Eileen Uken, presented a $2000 check to Fish, Inc., a food pantry located in Piscataway.  The donation was funded by the Spotlight Grant from the Grand Lodge.  Fish, Inc. will put the money to good use purchasing needed items for their pantry.  Pictured form South Plainfield Elks Lodge Chairperson Eileen Uken, Past Exalted Ruler Dan Uken, Chaplain, Janice Dube and Margaret Williams, Loyal Knight.  Also pictured Fish Volunteers ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. There Fall Mums Sale.   This fundraiser was started 18 years ago by Gerry Butrico. This year $5,748 was raised which goes to the Knights Charity & Scholarship Fund. One of the Knights of Columbus's principles is Charity; this Charity fund is used to support local residents who have charitable needs, over the past 18 years over $76,000 have been raised.   This year the Knights sold 5 ...

South Plainfield Library

Time for some news from South Plainfield Library:             First, due to the rescheduled, belated Labor Day festivities, the Library will be closed Saturday (Sept. 25th).  We’ll re-open the following Monday, once they’ve removed the shrapnel from the fireworks.             At present, we’re still throttled back in terms of programming.  We’ll get back up to speed in October.  However, we ...

SPHS Athlete of the Week

The South Plainfield Boys’ Soccer team had a tremendous week.  The Tigers went undefeated with two wins, both over GMC Conference rivals.  The boys’ defeated Metuchen 1-0 and then went on to defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 10-0.  The Tigers start the season 2-0 for the year.  The team is led by junior captain Jason Garwood. Jason’s defensive skills helped produce the two shut outs this week. Although Jason is a defender, he has also contributed offensively.  Jason scored one goal and an assist in the ...

Start, Manage and Grow Your Business

This article is from SCORE Metro NJ. SCORE mentors are retired and active business professionals. We provide free and confidential business counseling and a variety of low-cost workshops to boost your business success. For more information visit https://metronj.score.org/. SMS Marketing for Small Businesses Have you incorporated text marketing into your overall marketing strategies? Unfortunately, not all companies have yet because many small business owners aren’t familiar enough with the benefits. B2C text messaging ...

Straight Talk

Welcome to the first STRAIGHT TALK television show on TAPinto TV. Each show State Senator Ray Lesniak, liberal Democrat, and Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, conservative Republican, take on the tough issues facing the Garden State. They may not always agree. But they will always be nice to each other. They grade President Joe Biden, Governor Phil Murphy and talk about cannabis legalization.  On today's show, they grade President Biden, make a prediction on the re-election of Governor Murphy, and talk about the legalization ...

Submit Your News to TAPinto Piscataway!

With fall here and the calendar filling up with events and fundraisers, I thought it would be helpful to republish this article to steer you to TAPinto's DIY platform to help spread your news! Press Release -- What are you announcing? It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a press release and a news article. Press releases are marketing tools designed to keep the public updated on current, relevant information related to your business or organization ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield is welcoming new members. Enjoy creative fund raisers, interesting activities while participating on standing committees, informative monthly programs, and share in the camaraderie of women whose efforts enhance the community. The club meets at 1:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at the American Legion Hall, 243 Oak Tree Ave. The club is open to any woman who resides in South Plainfield or the surrounding area. If you would ...

Sussex County Commissioners

NEWTON, NJ - Members of Sussex County’s Board of County Commissioners  unanimously voted on a resolution at their Wednesday night meeting, in opposition to the cuts in state aid for the majority of schools countywide, recently announced by Gov. Phil Murphy’s  administration.   The resolution urges the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of School  Finance, to restore funding to the districts that were slashed.   According to the resolution, many of Sussex County’s schools have ...

Take a Peek at Zeek

Zeek Plumbing purchased a new Kubota excavator, and now fully equipped to handle any and all excavation work! If you are interested in completing any of the following plumbing services, Zeek Plumbing is here to assist you. Water Main Breaks In the plumbing industry, you become accustomed to assisting your customers with emergency services. In the event of a possible water main break, we recommend to call our office at 866-635-0200 as soon as possible. To prevent any damage to your property or home, it is essential to move ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid. What made the story so popular? In a business dominated by youth, Morris beat the odds at an age that is usually well past the prime of someone’s ...

TAPinto You!

The Flemington Borough Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday, July 12th that would limit each to two licenses, for a total of four licenses allowed for new cannabis businesses. In November 2020, voters in the state approved the legalization of marijuana with more than two thirds support.   Our recent TAPinto You! survey asked readers, "Should the Flemington Borough Council vote to allow cannabis sales in town?". Their answer was a resounding YES: Sixty-five percent of respondents chose STRONGLY AGREE, ...

The Bloom Report

Photo by Olga Subach on Unsplash Investing is absolutely essential for most people who plan on retiring comfortably. Yet, as the economic fallout from the pandemic has shown, a solid and steady economy can quickly turn on its head, “leaving those who haven’t prepared scrambling for income. (Bankrate). So, according to the team at NRIA, assessing and examining firms and funds to invest your money is critically important. And, “the sponsor’s experience, know-how, relationships, and track record ...

The Cutting Edge of Modern Surgery

MC Hammer memes aside, there is nothing funny about hammertoe. It’s unsightly, can be painful and makes life a little more difficult. At the Wayne Surgical Center (WSC), hammertoe can be treated and help you get back on your feet, literally. What is Hammertoe? Quite simply, it’s when a toe is stuck in a flexed position, causing pain and irritation. Hammertoes are often the result of genetics and can be exacerbated by wearing the wrong kind of shoes. When the toe or toes are stuck in that bent position over a long period of ...

The Doctor Is In

Among the many reasons COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States peaked earlier than experts hoped, rather than declining into the summer months—are mostly due to myths that took hold among the unvaccinated and solidified as their reasoning to not get vaccinated. A few of those myths are: The vaccine will make women sterile; the vaccines are too new; the shots have a microchip in them; the vaccine itself will give me COVID; I’m immune because I had COVID; breakthrough cases prove vaccines are useless. There are many more ...

The Entertainer

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you care! Make a Welcome Banner If you’re having grandparents over for a celebration, decorate the front door or entry with a homemade banner that ...

The Falcon's Nest

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a current pitcher for the Houston Astros, are among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. A ceremony and dinner reception will take place at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison, NJ on Fri., Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. The list of inductees includes: Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling Brandon Bielak ‘14 - Baseball Shawn Breen ‘92 - Hockey Kevin Cernuto ‘10 - Lacrosse Daren ...

The Felician Way

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University’s Associate Vice President of Student Life, Janel Owens, has been named to the 2021 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 list. “I am greatly delighted to be chosen as a recipient for the 2021 NJBIZ Forty Under 40,” Owens said. “It’s an honor to be a part of such an amazing group of award recipients! I am excited to continue to contribute to Felician University and New Jersey going forward.” Each year, NJBIZ recognizes New Jersey’s next generation of business leaders by ...

The Online Scoop with NHS

Hi, I'm Mika! To be completely honest I am kind of all over the place when it comes to hobbies. I am a part of the Tennis team, I enjoy photography, drawing and painting, listening to music, and upcycling clothes, among other things. I grew up knowing I wanted to be somewhere in the medical field and recently determined I want to specialize as a cardiothoracic surgeon, but that may change because I am indecisive. I joined the National Honors Society because it is nice to be in an organization that includes others that have ambitious goals ...

Tile Tips by Standard Tile of Roxbury

Don’t start ripping out those kitchen cabinets just yet. If you’re looking for a way to revive an old, dated kitchen, look to your kitchen backsplash and kitchen floor tiles first, because you might just need a new kitchen tile floor.  Not only is tile kitchen flooring a more affordable flooring option and less involved process than ripping out and replacing all your cabinets, but replacing your kitchen tile floors with more modern kitchen tiles is also often the most utilitarian choice. Here are a few reasons why new ...

Torah Thought for the Week

I call today upon heaven and earth as witnesses for you. I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. And you shall choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19) Do we really need the Torah to tell us to choose life? Which person of sound mind would choose death? One possible answer is that one must make a conscious decision to live and not just vegetate. And I don’t mean to live it up by living life in the fast lane. To “choose life” means to choose to ...

Unleash Your Positive Possibilities

As we begin gearing back up for school and our kids’ sports activities, Simone Biles courageous decision to prioritize her mental wellbeing over greater recognition, opens up new, healthier ways for us to support our young athletes.   Simone showed parents and kids alike that even an Olympic four-time gold medal winner can experience performance anxiety. She showed us when our mental fitness puts our physical safety at risk, its OK to say you’re not OK.   Here’s an interesting statistic: Dr. Claudia ...

Viking Pest Control in Your Community

How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly Eggs If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal: Use your FREE Viking Pest Control Spotted Lanternfly Egg Scrapper Place the eggs into a plastic bag with hand sanitizer or alcohol Eggs should be scrapped off and ...

Vitalant in Your Community

As back-to-school and work routines resume, blood and platelet donations have slowed, but the need remains strong. Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to make a blood or platelet donation appointment during National Preparedness Month in September to prevent a serious shortage and ensure blood is readily available for disasters large and small, including the everyday needs patients face. As a special thanks for donating around the Labor Day weekend, all donors who come donate Sept. 1 through Sept. 7 will receive an exclusive Vitalant ...

Walk With Us Into Sunshine

Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own. Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even featured a few apps that can help children handle their grief. My Grief Angels My Grief Angels is an app with the objective of creating a global community, for people to be there for one another during their difficult times. The ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge News

EDISON -- Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison embarked on separate adventures during a one-day class trip day on Friday, Sept. 17.  The sixth grade, led by coordinator Andrea Barnett and fellow advisors Susan Thompson and Tamica Van Dunk, visited Duke Farms in Hillsborough. Upon arrival, the group began the trip with a game of "Biggest Fan." All students played and then got behind the individual round winner shouting their name in fandom support! It was a "feel ...

Wayne Education Association News: Your Local Teachers & Support Staff

After careful consideration, the educators of Wayne have come out in support of Cynthia P. Simon, Matthew Giordano (incumbent), and Stacey Scher (incumbent) — numbers 6, 7, and 8 for Wayne Board of Education. The Wayne Education Association (WEA) invited each of the eight candidates to sit down and discuss their platform. The WEA asked each candidate to clarify their positions on important issues concerning education and Wayne in general. Out of all the candidates, they proved with their votes and their positions that these three were ...

Wayne Financial Advisor - Conan Ward

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all? It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate strategies to achieve them. By doing so, you may end up getting pretty close to covering each of your objectives, in one way or another. When prioritizing your goals, consider following this process: Identify goals as “must have” or “nice to have.” Making sure you ...

Weekly Market Update: Edward Jones, Brian Killea

With no shortage of headlines to worry about, volatility made a comeback last week after being dormant for most of the past six months. The financial troubles of a large Chinese property developer added another brick to the proverbial wall of worry, which includes growth slowdown concerns, inflation pressures, a dial down of central-bank stimulus, and the debt ceiling. This growing number of uncertainties resulted in the biggest daily S&P 500 loss since May, before stocks rebounded as the week progressed1. We view last week's brief ...

Westfield Area YMCA

Do you have athletic shoes cluttering your closet that you’re no longer wearing? Bring them to the Westfield Area YMCA! All shoes will be sent overseas to be resold in developing countries, and the Y will receive a donation for the financial assistance program. Thanks to the Westfield Area Y’s financial assistance program, no one who is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship and lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay for Y programs or memberships. The ...

Westfield Real Estate Made Simple

Thinking of selling your home? You may have questions. Let me answer a few. Here’s one I’m frequently asked: “Where will I go?” You might: Downsize Upsize Rent Move to your second home Move to another part of NJ Move to another state Perhaps you will downsize or even upsize! The right size home for each of us changes throughout our lifetime. If the kids have moved out and you’ve got “too much house,” it may be time for something smaller, with less upkeep and taxes. Or, if ...

What's Happening at the Clark Library

The Clark Library is opening its doors and has resumed regular hours.  Parking is limited. Patrons are asked to park behind the building, on Emerald Place, or in the ALJ High School lot after 4 p.m. The Library will continue to offer curbside pickup, call 732-388-5999 for assistance.  The library is also offering a hybrid of in-person and virtual programs this summer for all ages.  Go to https://clarklibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar to register for the library's programs. To sign ...

William Gralnick

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A song lyric by Joni Mitchell has played in my head for many years: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” It is a line that is haunting and oh so true. Yesterday, taking a back road home from Lake Worth, we came face-to-face with a borderline separating yet another over-sized development butting up against a sign that says: “Welcome to the Agricultural Reserve.” A picture is worth a thousand words. We were looking at the eventual demise of a Palm Beach County treasure that will ...

Women's Wellness

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products that work for your daily routine and seem sustainable. We’ve rounded up some must-have items for simple morning and nighttime routines as ...

Your Health

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for personalized handguns and for approving and maintaining a roster of personalized handguns authorized for sale to the public. Dr. Chuang is also ...

Your Law:24/7

On March 12, 2020, State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, suspended all new jury trials in the Superior Court until further notice due to the COVID19 public health emergency.  A few days later, the Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended all its Court calendars.  The judiciary attempted to continue the administration of justice by telephone and online technology.  The rapid shift to virtual Court proceedings was a testament to the dedication of the judicial branch and its IT staff.  Without modern ...