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Nomination Deadline is Jan. 27 for Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

January 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 67th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Somerset County’s most significant individual recognition honoring the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition, to be held this year on Thursday, May 4 at the ...

Nutley Store Sells Winning $50,000 lottery ticket

NUTLEY, NJ - A Powerball prize of $50,000 was sold at Heller & Heller, 200 Franklin Ave., Nutley.

New Jersey Lottery Chief Communications Officer Judith L. Drucker stated in a press release that there were three New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Jan. 11 drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of ...

GuidED Demystifies Daunting College Process

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. It can cause stressful days and sleepless nights as families try to wade through the morass of paperwork and the often-complex application process.

But Dr. Deborah Hardy is here to help. Hardy is an educational consultant, or as she likes to say, a “mobile ...

Roxbury Chamber Doubles Annual Scholarship Amount

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is doubling the amount of money it will offer as scholarships this year.

The organization did quite well with its 2016 fundraising efforts, which included the popular Taste of Roxbury event, said chamber president Linda Dora. The extra cash will go toward helping the academic careers of two worthy Roxbury residents, she ...

Ledgewood Mall Intersection Upgrade: A "Tremendous Boost" for Roxbury Traffic Flow

ROXBURY, NJ – Developers converting Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons are planning a major upgrade to the intersection of Route 10 and Mary Louise Avenue, according to plans detailed at a meeting Wednesday.

Plans presented to the Roxbury Planning Board at the meeting show two major changes to the intersection:

Mary Louse Avenue will be widened and there will be two ...

Universities Sign Agreement to Establish New Jersey Big Data Alliance

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nine of the state’s top universities have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to formally establish the New Jersey Big Data Alliance(NJBDA).

Members of the NJBDA are Rutgers University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kean University, Rowan University, St. Peter’s University, Stockton University, Stevens Institute of Technology, ...

New Brunswick’s Key Food Supermarket to Change Name

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The supermarket in the Wellness Plaza will no longer run under the name Key Food.

While ownership remains the same, the grocery store will become known as SuperFresh. The company has already installed new signage on the downtown building, on the corner of Kirkpatrick and French streets, near New Brunswick’s train station.

Key Food Stores Co-Operative ...

Pet Supplies Plus Opens in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Pet Supplies Plus, owned by Jeff Cohen, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 7, at 3333 Crompond Road in the Staples Plaza. For more information, including hours, visit petsuppliesplus.com/YorktownHeights4056, or call 914-930-8585.

The Two Gifts of the Tax Code

The two gifts of the tax code are the Roth conversion and life insurance.” -Ed Slott, CPA

I first heard Ed Slott speak that quote at an IRA workshop on a May day in Washington, DC. As I boarded my train home, I reflected on how beautiful the cherry blossoms looked but also on how the Roth conversion and life insurance could change lives.

I had been a licensed financial advisor since ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Talks Improvements for 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) recently had its first board meeting of the 2017 year to discuss the organization’s calendar of events. 

In addition to its traditional annual events, such as the LACC Award’s Dinner and Thanksgiving Luncheon, the board discussed adding on new events and programs aimed at enhancing the Livingston ...

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Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Senior Tax Counseling

January 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or ...

Cranford Community Center Taking Appointments for Senior Tax Counseling

January 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be taking appointments for free tax assistance.  Cranford and Garwood taxpayers can call the Recreation and Parks Department at 709-7283 to reserve a time slot time with a tax practitioner.  Hourly appointments are being made on either Mondays or ...