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 ...

What is the Difference between the Infrastructure Bill and Biden’s Build Back Better Bill?

There is so much confusion about the recently passed Infrastructure Bill and Biden’s Build Back Better Bill—so what’s the difference? 

President Biden recently signed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, which promises to revamp transportation, utilities, and broadband. The law is being touted as a bipartisan victory, with Mr. Biden pointing ...

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


Thu, December 2, 6:00 PM


The Green Village Menorah Lighting



Sat, December 4, 9:30 AM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

Five Sense of Judaism: Hanukkah

Education Religions And Spirituality


Thu, December 9, 6:00 PM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Sip & Sew at House of Dezign

Arts & Entertainment

A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, November 22 – Sunday, November 28, 2021

Thanksgiving schedule:  the library will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 24, and will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.  We will reopen to regular hours on Saturday, November 27.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Mark your calendars:  Holiday Book Sale coming up on December 3-5.  Friends of the Library will offer a large selection of books, DVDs ...

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 Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

SHOP SMALL this season with Holiday Pass

November 26, 2021

Supporting local businesses this holiday season is crucial to ending the year on a high note. This year shopping small has been made easier with the Holiday Shopping Pass, where consumers will get a variety of local businesses listed, linked and ready right on their mobile device. The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Manasquan Bank this shopping season, where consumers check ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

November 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2021

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...