Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

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 ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

Christine Todd Whitman:  A Former Governor in the Present Tense, Staying Relevant 

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to two terms. So, past Governors generally go into a world of big ...

High Levels of Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden has made the list of U.S. areas with higher cancer risks from the toxic gas - ethylene oxide. 

The toxic gas has been found in a Linden site located at 2500 Brunswick Avenue, which is an industrial zone. The facility uses ethylene oxide to sterilize agriculture products like spices and nuts. It also uses sterilizers that were installed and used ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

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 ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 12). Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and ...