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It's Always About Affordability

October 13, 2017

Maintaining Affordability means: Controlling costs. Managing resources. Evaluating alternatives.  Planning for contingencies. Comparing wants versus needs.  

These are critical aspects for anyone responsible for running a business or a governmental unit, and it is within these areas that my experience will be an asset to the Township Council and the community.

For almost 30 years, ...

Few Would Consent to Spending Plan

During last night’s Town Council meeting, the Berkeley Heights Town Council voted to approve $30.9 million in debt, which is about $5,100 per average household in Berkeley Heights. This debt is all related to the new Municipal Building project.    

There are very few people in Berkeley Heights who would consent voluntarily to write a check to the town for this ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dear Editor,

 For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event.  

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I ...

Jill LaZare for State Senate: a courageous fighter for change

I am very pleased to endorse my friend, Jill LaZare as she seeks our support to represent us in the New Jersey State Senate. I have known Jill for most of my life and have every confidence in her to be a courageous, tough, capable fighter for change and reform in New Jersey.

I was a classmate for many years of Jill’s daughter. When she died in a tragic incident 5 years ago, I marveled at ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

October 16, 2017

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community ...

Scarecrows are Back – Vote Today!

The New Providence Scarecrow Stroll and Contest, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, is back! Everyone is invited to stroll through downtown New Providence to visit all the scarecrows and choose their favorite.  Anyone can vote in a store or shop that has a scarecrow "VOTE HERE" sign in their window.  Voting continues through November 1 (one vote per person).

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Click to sign up for a FREE Trial Class any day, ...

Revolutionary War Historian to Speak at Four Centuries Event

Revolutionary War historian and author Robert Mayers will be the guest speaker at Union County’s Four Centuries In A Weekend at the Deserted Village on Sunday, October 22.

Mayers, who plans to discuss Gen. George Washington’s troop movements in the Watchung Mountains, among other topics, will speak at 1 p.m. at Masker’s Barn.  His talk will be followed by a question and ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, October 16, 8:30 AM

Lile Hall of Christ Church, Summit

UN Administrator to Speak at Breakfast

Arts & Entertainment Government

Wed, October 18, 7:30 PM

Central Presbyterian Church Auditorium , Summit

Free Community Forum: Ecology & Economy Can NJ ...

Education Green

Thu, October 19, 2:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Information ...

Giving Back Other

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

St. Teresa of Avila RC Church-Avila Room, Summit

Citizenship Preparation Classes

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Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

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Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

“It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements

Note: Recently I gave a seminar on “It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ. Here are a few of the items I touched on.

When you look at your monthly investment statement, do you think “this looks like Greek to me”? Do you ignore all but the first page, after checking to see how much ...