Guest Column

May 28, 2017

You’ve been searching online for the right home, cruising through neighborhoods looking for the “that’s it!” house.  You’ve got to have one thing in hand before the fun begins: your preapproval letter. Prequalified or preapproved? Mortgage terminology can be confusing at times. One important ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Bar cookies like Hello Dollies are a great activity for families with younger children, the kids simply layer the assembled and measured ingredients. Aside from chopping nuts and removing hot cookie sheets from the oven, the children can most certainly declare "I did it ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful ...

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WARREN, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful as the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful ...

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The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.   Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of ...

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Guest column by Joe Ricci of West Orange Waking up to the tragic massacre of 50 people in Orlando hit the people in the LGBT community like a sledgehammer. The senseless killing in a space where people get to "be themselves" away from judgment or ridicule is particularly hard for us. TAPinto ...

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NEW JERSEY- This isn’t the easiest topic for anyone to talk about, regardless of if it’s affected your life or not. As difficult as it is—it’s real, and every single day, thousands of people are facing the consequences of someone else’s poor decision to drink and drive. The amount of stories ...

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It’s been a long time since my two now college-aged sons physically needed “their mommy,” but the memory of the challenges of when they did is still fresh in my mind.  It’s kind of like that reoccurring dream where you miss your final exam.   I remember vividly the schedule juggling, the carpools, ...

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As the first snow of the new year dusts the lawns of our quiet suburb, I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in the here and now. Like the majority of businesses and schools, I am off in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, it may mean nothing more than a long weekend, but to ...

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It’s time for some honesty. Hunterdon County should begin exploring the creation of a county wide Fire/EMS agency; and then do it. Not because our volunteers aren’t doing a great job, they are. Not because we need to grow county government, we don’t. We need to do it because we need to prepare for ...

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1.  TRY SOMETHING NEW. Doing the same workout routine time and time again often leads to boredom and a plateau in weight loss.There are countless ways to workout - - make it a point to try something new at least once a month.This could mean taking a new class, trying a new exercise video, or ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Devon McLean, a Boy Scout from Troop 368, completed his Eagle Project on November 29th and is expecting an Eagle Scout Board of Review this week.   In Boy Scouts, there are six ranks that a Boy Scout may achieve. It starts from Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, ...

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Basking Ridge, NJ- On August 11, 2015, I suffered from cardiac arrest at the JFK airport in New York on the federal station platform outside the tram. There were several men and women who answered my wife's calls for help and these people answered her calls. These people might not know it but they ...

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At the Primrose School of Berkeley Heights, we are so proud of the philanthropy that our students and families have displayed this holiday season. This year, our Primrose system of schools raised a record-breaking $622,500 for national and local children’s charities through Spring Fling and other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost six in 10 New Jersey residents call their state a good or excellent place to live, but those who call the Garden State home clearly recognize its strengths and weaknesses, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 58 percent believe New Jersey is a good or ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Internationalization is the latest trend in education as colleges, universities and even potential employers are placing increasingly more importance on international experience.    Attending college today means not only following a curriculum in a certain field, but also gaining ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Annie Sims was 6 when she went into foster care and 32 when she left to live on her own. Yet having lived with a developmental disability her entire life, she had never learned to care for herself – to cook and clean and shop, for instance. Sims turned to Community Access ...

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This editorial originally appeared in the Emory Wheel. Read the original story HERE. PARIS, FR. — I was six years old during the 9/11 attacks. Living just about 20 miles from New York City, I was pulled out of school mid-day and sent home for safety measures. Both of my parents worked, and my ...

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My mother was 86 when she passed, but for many years she did not live a healthy life. She suffered from angina, had numerous heart surgeries and carried around a bag full of medication. I ached for her all the years I saw her suffer. She followed her doctor’s advice and hoped to get better. My ...

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With students returning to school and morning routines likely to be more hectic and rushed than during the hazy, lazy days of summer, let’s keep the safety of not only our own children, but of all children, in mind, especially during the hours children will be walking to and from school. For ...

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Back-to-school is quickly approaching, and with it, thousands of preschoolers who are not really going “back” but beginning something entirely new. For many little ones, that can be a daunting task. As the mother of a child who sat on my lap at birthday parties until she was about 6 years old, I ...

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Back-to-school is quickly approaching, and with it, thousands of preschoolers who are not really going “back” but beginning something entirely new. For many little ones, that can be a daunting task. As the mother of a child who sat on my lap at birthday parties until she was about 6 years old, I ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair. Our home state is one of the top-ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair. Our home state is one of the top-ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ...

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Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ask, "Hey, where ...

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Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ask, "Hey, where ...

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