New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Tips For Getting Auto Loans Online For First-Time Car Buyers

It’s never too early to start thinking about buying a new vehicle. When you do, make sure you’re prepared with our tips and guidelines on everything from auto loan programs to vehicle searches. Our friendly loan professionals are experienced in vehicle lending and can guide you through many of your auto buying considerations.

Greater Alliance can help you find and finance your next ...

Forest Avenue in Paramus Becomes Home to OBGYN Group

August 8, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – An obstetrics and gynecology practice is moving into 10 Forest Avenue, in the midst of other medical offices, accessible to Route 4, Route 17, Interstate 80 and the Garden State Parkway, according to commercial real estate firm NAI James E. Hanson.

The OBGYN practice, MPV New Jersey MD Services, P.C., signed a lease for 5,599 square feet of medical office space at the ...

Local Ridgewood Artist Audrey Fink Exhibiting at Passaic County Arts Center

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Although Ridgewood local Audrey Fink has always loved art, she finally rediscovered her passion for it when she took the paints and brushes her daughter left behind and started painting. One might say it is never too late to do what you love, and Fink would probably agree as she graduated with a degree in economics from Northwestern University.

Fink is originally from New York ...

Monkeypox Vax Available at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is offering Monkeypox vaccines beginning today, Friday, July 29 to New Jersey at-risk residents.

New Bridge joins Cooper University Hospital in Camden County as additional sites for residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to the virus, the New Jersey Department ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Hackensack Area for Thursday, Friday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5.

The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some storms producing significant rainfall. For the weekend, there currently is potential for more rain on ...

Spencer Savings Bank Is Hosting A Pet Supply Drive and Pet Adoption Day!

August 11, 2022

Calling all animal lovers! Spencer Savings Bank is hosting a Pet Supply Drive. From now until August 31st, the team is collecting a variety of cat and dog supplies to support the following nonprofits: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Friends for Life Animal Rescue, King’s Pack Rescue, and Helping Felines in Need. The bank will also be hosting a “Pet Adoption Day” on Sunday, ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

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Increase Your Odds of Being Lucky

Recently, I was in conversation with a group of people and during that time I shared some exciting professional news. After hearing what I said, one woman rolled her eyes and remarked sarcastically, “You are so lucky … everything always happens for you and is so easy!”

I looked at this person, processing what she just said and in the manner in which she stated it.

In my ...

Are You Stuck in a Hole?

Have you ever experienced times when life seemed so hopeless that you felt like you were in a deep, dark hole and no matter how hard you tried or what you did you couldn’t climb out?

I have. I have actually spent a great deal of time in my hole.

Being in that hole is the scariest feeling imaginable. The air is heavy and you feel all alone; there is no one to help plan an escape ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)


Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)


Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

An Unorthodox Match and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen

An Unorthodox Match (2019) and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen (St. Martin’s Press, 2021).


Contemporary literature regarding the Orthodox Jewish community is often about young people who want to escape the stringent laws and customs of a restrictive lifestyle. For example, Deborah Feldman’s beautiful book, Unorthodox, followed the escape of an Orthodox woman from her ...