What's Driving the Real Estate Market Right Now?

Residential housing traditional drops 28% in the 4th quarter of every year. Holidays and gatherings take precedent until we ramp up again in January. Not this year, all bets are off. Lack of inventory and rising rates are driving this machine and buyers don’t want 4% rates again. Dealing with 6 offers this afternoon on a house we didn’t under price, but priced fairly and marketed the ...

The "Build Back Better Act" Will Reduce Options & Increase Price of Childcare

The House of Representatives narrowly passed President Biden’s massive $1.85 billion social policy bill, which has been marketed as the “Build Back Better Act”. An already polarizing piece of legislation given recent inflation concerns, the bill faces an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate. 

The package’s most ambitious and politically perilous proposal is ...

NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Upcoming Events

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Thu, December 9, 6:00 PM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, December 10, 6:00 PM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

Arts & Entertainment

A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, December 6 – Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

PROGRAMS THIS WEEK:

Is Brand Loyalty a Thing of The Past?

Tuesday, December 7 – 7 pm

In the 50’s and 60’s “Mad Men” advertisers turned brand loyalty into gold.  As factories converted from war production to consumer goods, the companies that were able to distinguish themselves from their competitors with recognizable brands and iconic ...

What Types of Investment Vehicles Are Best?

Investors have an array of choices when constructing a portfolio. What vehicle is the best fit for your portfolio? Alternatives include individual securities like stocks and bonds, pooled style investments like exchange traded funds (ETFs) or mutual funds, and alternative assets like real estate and cryptocurrency.

Individual securities: Purchasing company stock or individual bonds ...

The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Spanish Club Crafts Cards to Send to US/Mexico Border

December 8, 2021

Members of the Mount Saint Mary Academy Spanish Club, which is moderated by Spanish teacher Madeline Albrittain, recently wrote and crafted special cards which will be sent to the US/Mexico border. 

Renee Vozza, a junior from Westfield and one of the leaders of the Spanish Club, said, "Writing cards for migrants at the U.S. and Mexican border was very eye opening. This was a ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...