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Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Alvaro Medeiros (D): Week 3 Question

October 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Mayor and Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Township Council Candidate Alvaro Medeiros (D) for week ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Gets By Johnson in Overtime Battle

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders and after a quick and early exchange of goals, the game needed extra time to determine the winner.

Gov. Livingston capitalized on a chance when senior Claire Donfield sent the game-winner home at 5:41 of the ...

Governor Livingston Volleyball Advances in UCT With Dominant Win over Benedictine

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC.

GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large lead. The team kept its foot on the gas and won set one with ease by a score of 25-12. GL kept up ...

Boys Soccer: Everton, Miller Goals Lead Pioneers Over Gov. Livingston for a Senior Night Win

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It was clear from the onset of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between New Providence and Governor Livingston that this was going to be the Pioneers' evening.

"They were ready to go right when they took the field," said New Providence head coach Craig Barclay. "Maybe it was because it was Senior Night and that gave them extra motivation; but ...

“Saving the Great Swamp”: Warren Township Green Team and Watchung Hills Environmental Club to Host Movie Night

October 7, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Announce Fall Play

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston fall play was announced on Monday, September 17, and, in case you missed it, it’s Little Women!

Little Women, a novel written by Louisa May Alcott, tells the story of four sisters and their mother living a Christian life during the 19th century. The main subject of the play is family, as the characters embark on a series of adventures ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center

October 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto “Spotlight on Business” features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features newly opened UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center located at 1280 Springfield Avenue ...

Local Couple Goes from Working on Wall Street to Owning Preschool: The Goddard School in Long Hill is under construction

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ — Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest Goddard School to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the growing community.

The couple spent several years working in finance on Wall Street. When they had children, they wanted to take on a new adventure as a family.

“Our children were ...

Grand Opening at Arbor Terrace Mountainside was Indeed Grand

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's.

It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and others who helped turn Arbor Terrace Mountainside from a dream into a ...

Governor Livingston Bids Farewell to Mrs. Rattner

October 16, 2018

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, Rattner has overseen the Berkeley Heights School District for the past thirteen years. Prior ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Looks at Student Achievement by the Numbers

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Twice a year the school board hears the NJ Student Achievement and School Performance Report. It helps the district answer the question, “If we say we are a high performing district, how do we know?”

On Sept. 27, the board heard from Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney and a group of educators as they dissected the most recent statistics on how ...

Gov. Livingston Hosts Third Annual College Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over 100 colleges and universities attended the 2018 College Fair at Governor Livingston High School on October 1. Both gymnasiums and the cafeteria were filled with students, parents, and admissions representatives eager to learn and share information about colleges. This was GL’s third college fair to date, and seemed to be the most successful one yet

Though the ...

Governor Livingston Volleyball Advances in UCT With Dominant Win over Benedictine

October 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC.

GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large lead. The team kept its foot on the gas and won set one with ease by a score of 25-12. GL kept up ...

Highlander Volleyball Has Extraordinary Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston girls volleyball had a jam packed week with back-to-back-to-back games against highly competitive and talented Union County teams: Kent Place, Union and Cranford. 

The week started off against Mountain Division No. 1 seeded Kent Place High School. The Highlanders put up a great fight, as the game was neck and neck for most of the ...

Governor Livingston Bids Farewell to Mrs. Rattner

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, Rattner has overseen the Berkeley Heights School District for the past thirteen years. Prior ...

Highlander Football Uses Strong Defense and Ground Game to Win on Senior Day

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Football Team’s defense led them to a 28-12 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Senior Day. The senior heavy defense totalled 94 tackles, 86 made by seniors.

The Highlanders scored a touchdown once each quarter, with the offense being led by sophomore Jay Schmidt. Schmidt tallied 158 yards and two scores, including a 58 yard breakaway ...

Gov. Livingston Hosts Third Annual College Fair

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over 100 colleges and universities attended the 2018 College Fair at Governor Livingston High School on October 1. Both gymnasiums and the cafeteria were filled with students, parents, and admissions representatives eager to learn and share information about colleges. This was GL’s third college fair to date, and seemed to be the most successful one yet

Though the ...

Curious George: A New Student at GL

Many freshmen spend the first week of high school in a confused daze, as they stumble around trying to find classrooms, knock into other students, and drop their books. Therefore it is easy to distinguish between freshmen and upperclassmen. However, it is more difficult to pinpoint students who are not only new to the school, but are new to the district. One of these students is a junior at ...

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Gov. Livingston Girls Soccer Look to Defeat Elizabeth in UCIAC

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Ninth seeded Gov. Livingston Girls Soccer team is facing No. 8 seeded Elizabeth on Wednesday in the Union County Tournament as they look to avenge their 2-1 loss just 13 days before. Elizabeth, who narrowly defeated the girls on its home turf, ended the soccer team’s six game win streak on September 29.

Since the loss, the girls have been 2-1 making their ...

Governor Livingston Volleyball Defeats Rival Summit in Straight Sets

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School Girls Volleyball began its second month of the season with an impressive win over Summit. GL defeated Summit in two neck-and-neck sets on Tuesday to improve its record to 4-3. The Summit Hilltoppers have proved to be serious competition in previous years, so the girls went into the game with extra intensity.

The Highlanders performed ...

Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players Announce Fall Play

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston fall play was announced on Monday, September 17, and, in case you missed it, it’s Little Women!

Little Women, a novel written by Louisa May Alcott, tells the story of four sisters and their mother living a Christian life during the 19th century. The main subject of the play is family, as the characters embark on a series of adventures ...

The Claymore Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston's 2017-2018 Claymore Yearbook won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Award and the Garden State Scholastic Press Association All NJ Platinum Award for the second year in a row.

Over this past summer, the staff of the Claymore Yearbook submitted their 2017-2018 yearbook to be judged by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. One ...

Warren Township's Affordable Housing Plan Could Impact Emerson Lane Neighborhood

October 10, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 market-rate town homes and 48 affordable units.

Tuesday night, Mayor Robert Woodruff told residents ...

Girls Soccer: Gov. Livingston Gets By Johnson in Overtime Battle

October 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Governor Livingston High School Highlanders and after a quick and early exchange of goals, the game needed extra time to determine the winner.

Gov. Livingston capitalized on a chance when senior Claire Donfield sent the game-winner home at 5:41 of the ...

Governor Livingston Volleyball Advances in UCT With Dominant Win over Benedictine

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC.

GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large lead. The team kept its foot on the gas and won set one with ease by a score of 25-12. GL kept up ...

Boys Soccer: Everton, Miller Goals Lead Pioneers Over Gov. Livingston for a Senior Night Win

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - It was clear from the onset of Tuesday night's boys soccer game between New Providence and Governor Livingston that this was going to be the Pioneers' evening.

"They were ready to go right when they took the field," said New Providence head coach Craig Barclay. "Maybe it was because it was Senior Night and that gave them extra motivation; but ...

Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Alvaro Medeiros (D): Week 3 Question

October 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Mayor and Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Township Council Candidate Alvaro Medeiros (D) for week ...

Get to know Berkeley Heights Township Council Candidate Stephen Yellin (D): Week 3 Question

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each week leading to the November 6 election, the candidates running for Berkeley Heights Township Mayor and Township Council have the opportunity to answer question(s) that will be run in a series by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

The following answer is from Democratic Township Council Candidate Stephen Yellin for Week ...

Friday, Oct. 12 Is National Gumbo Day

October 10, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12.

According to NationalCalendar.com, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or shellfish, okra, filé powder (a thickener), ...

Second Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival Deemed a Hit by Organizers

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee threw the second annual Bocce Tournament & Festival on Saturday. By any measure it was a hit.

Committee member Midge Vicendese said the hope was residents would come not just to play Bocce, but to watch it, have something to eat and to enjoy a day in the park with their family, friends and, yes, even dogs. Judging by the number ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

“Saving the Great Swamp”: Warren Township Green Team and Watchung Hills Environmental Club to Host Movie Night

October 7, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

Westfield Conservation Center Taking More Items for Recycling, Reuse, Including Toys for Kids in Need

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need.

New sheds, paid for with a grant from Union County, allow county residents to drop off the following items to be ...

New Providence's Sustainability Committee's First FreecycleFest a Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Sept. 29, the gravel parking lot outside American Legion Post 433 transformed into a camping ground for New Providence residents’ old tables and dressers, mismatched chairs, and sporting equipment their children had grown out of.

Inside the post building, smaller household items were heaped on folding tables, books covered several square feet of the ...

Brooke Healey Foundation President chosen as Membership/Research Ambassador for the DIPG Collaborative

October 11, 2018

Steve Healey to help expand global reach and impact of organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brooke Healey Foundation President Steve Healey was recently chosen by the DIPG Collaborative as its Membership & Research Ambassador.

As the Ambassador, Healey will assist in bringing new Foundations into the Collaborative and serve as a liaison between the ...

Round 2 for Valairco Cares Charitable Give Away: Valairco Heating & Cooling Celebrates 50 Years with Nonprofit Giveaway Contest; October 31 Nomination Deadline Approaching

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and is giving back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their 50th year celebration.  

Anyone can nominate a ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center

October 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto “Spotlight on Business” features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features newly opened UNWIND Yoga and Wellness Center located at 1280 Springfield Avenue ...

Brooke Healey Foundation President chosen as Membership/Research Ambassador for the DIPG Collaborative

Steve Healey to help expand global reach and impact of organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brooke Healey Foundation President Steve Healey was recently chosen by the DIPG Collaborative as its Membership & Research Ambassador.

As the Ambassador, Healey will assist in bringing new Foundations into the Collaborative and serve as a liaison between the ...

Ground Breaking at Berkeley Heights YMCA Marks Beginning of a New Era

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One of the last projects to be approved by the Planning Board this year is the first one to break ground. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Summit Area YMCA was officially started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when ground was broken in front of the existing community pool building -- not once, but seven times.

When people arrived for the ceremony scheduled for 8:30 ...

Mustang Trainer Hopes to Bring Makeover Event To New Jersey

October 13, 2018

GARWOOD, N.J. — The father of a young mustang trainer hopes to bring the Extreme Mustang Makeover back to New Jersey.

Jerry Duffey, father of James, said there was talk by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in June at their Lexington event about holding a Makeover to New Jersey in 2019. However, on Oct. 1 four locations for next year’s events were announced and none were in the Garden ...

Hunter Pace Benefits New Jersey 4-H Teams Headed to Nationals

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable will host the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace open to private horse owners on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. with the last team departing at 1 p.m.

The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. Fences 2’6” and higher are marked with a cone, and all ...

Warren Township Discusses Potential Affordable Housing Settlement, and the Number is...?

October 5, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is negotiating with Fair Share Housing Center, has been negotiated ...

Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal will be at Chatham's Corpus Christi Parish Oct. 11-15

October 8, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Corpus Christi Church will be part of the "peace and solidarity" tour that will bring the Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal to Chatham Oct. 11 through 15.

Corpus Christi Church Parish will host the tour "to encourage peace, love, hope and solidarity," which features of one of the official statues from Fatima, one of the world’s ...

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Results Matter: Improving the Safety and Security of our Schools

October 17, 2018

Three years ago we ran on a platform of taking the Berkeley Heights School District from “Good to Great”.  Our orginal candidate statement on October 1st outlined some of the exciting things that have been happening in our schools in the areas of student success, safety and security, community outreach and expense management.  Last week we published our second candidate ...

Leadership Starts from the Top 

Make no mistake about it, I personally know first-hand that our municipal and Board of Education employees, and our volunteers do a great job with the limited resources they have to work with. But being a member of a governing body, particularly one with a small population, means jumping in the car, driving to Trenton or Elizabeth and advocating for County, NJDOT and other state dollars - not ...

An open response to Berkeley Heights Board of Ed members Reinstein and Reilly candidate statement on the use of technology in and out of classrooms

Reinstein and Reilly, current members of the BH Board of Ed (BOE) write in their Oct. 7th candidate statement in TAPinto BH that "how important investments in technology have contributed to improved student learning, not only throughout the district, but also on an individualized student basis.  Our technology goal outlined in our five year strategic plan is focused on: “providing ...

Is the Berkeley Heights BOE serving its oversight function or merely a rubber stamp for approval of the District's initiatives?

October 17, 2018

A 3 part series of open questions to the BOE candidates.

Part One - AP Class Stacking 

The District's initiative to raise GL's ranking relies heavily on the number of students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and the number of AP classes and exams taken by students. Many questions come to mind with the stacking of APs even by very organized and ...

Supporting Angie, Alvaro & Stephen is Supporting Positive Change We Can Agree On

It will come as no surprise that I am endorsing Angie Devanney for Mayor and Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medeiros for Town Council. Here’s why: 

I’ll start with Alvaro. I met Alvaro in February of 2017 when he became my running mate for Town Council. We spent hours together talking with residents about the issues, talking about what each of us could bring to the table, and ...

Letter in Support of Teachers in Berkeley Heights

To the Editor:

I am writing to you in support of our teachers in Berkeley Heights and urging the Berkeley Heights BOE to reach a fair and equitable agreement with the BHEA.  

Berkeley Heights has a top notch school system. This fact would not be possible without the extraordinary educators who are employed here.  Teachers are with our children not only to educate them, but to ...

Tangents…Life’s Many Connections Through the Lens of Psychology

October 15, 2018

Welcome to my new column, Tangents.  The word tangent can have a variety of meanings, for example, in geometry a tangent refers to "a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point." Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve, but for this column, I will use the ...

Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?

October 16, 2018: Is Now the Right Time to Go Roth?  Some say yes, pointing to the recent federal tax reforms.

Will federal income tax rates ever be lower than they are right now? Given the outlook for Social Security and Medicare, it is hard to imagine them falling much further. Higher federal income taxes could very well be on the horizon, as the tax cuts set by the 2017 reforms are ...

Berkeley Heights PBA 144 To Hold Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 27

October 17, 2018

Westfield Announces New AddamsFest, Celebrating The Addams Family Roots in Town

Something for everyone at weekend-long festivities; offerings include family activities, art exhibit, films, beer garden, trunk-or-treat, masquerade ball and more.

Mark your calendars … if you dare. On Oct. 26-28, Westfield, NJ will be transformed by a uniquely exciting and all-together enlightening experience: AddamsFest. This town-wide celebration, honoring Westfield native ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

October 6, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a spokesperson ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

October 15, 2018

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

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What You Need to Know About Salt Therapy

Salt therapy has become one of the most sought-after spa services in recent years. From reducing sinus symptoms to stress, the holistic, relaxing treatment provides a number of benefits for people from all walks of life. To learn more about the trendy treatment, here’s a convenient guide.

FAQ About Salt Therapy

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5 Reasons Men Need Spa Days Too

Spa days have unnecessarily been labelled as a “girls only” activity for years. But recently, more men have broken past the stereotype and embrace being pampered. Everyone deserves to treat themselves, and men are no exception! Here are some of the many spa services that are perfectly suited for men.

Top 5 Spa Services for Men

1. Relax With a Massage

Whether you ...

Order of Operations

As we trudge through submission season this year I’ve found some questions that have surprised me.  Those of us shepherding families through their college applications, myself included, can mistakenly start “talking shop” with the assumption that parents and students are following along.  Acronyms start flying around and we get into our groove, not realizing ...

Annuities Can Be Good, Bad or Ugly. Which Is Which? Part I

Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. How can you tell if your annuity is good, or if you should consider purchasing one? And what’s an annuity, anyway?.  In this two-part series, I’ll begin with a review of the “bad and ugly” annuities (most variable annuities). Next month I’ll review “good” annuities (primarily immediate and deferred fixed ...

Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...