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Kids First Panel Discusses Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Rosalie Greenberg, the host of Kids First on HomeTowne Television, sees many children in her practice, and like so many other NJ clinicians has seen her number of clients on the autistic spectrum rise even more than psychiatrists in the rest of the country.

“With 1 in 94 children in NJ being on the autism spectrum, compared with 1 in 150 nationwide, I wanted to discuss the topic to bring as much information possible not just to local parents, but to other family members and the greater community such as local business people, caregivers and educators,” she explains. “Because so many children are affected in such a wide variety of ways, there is a very good chance that you know or soon will know of someone with some form of autism. People really need to understand that some of these children can be incredibly gifted and some can be very intelligent. ”

Dr. Sherie Novotny, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Shawn Ortiz, a mom of an 18 year old son with high functioning autism, help Dr. Greenberg to humanize the disorder by providing medical expertise and a personal perspective on raising a child with autism.

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The show includes a discussion of what the terms autism and autistic spectrum disorders mean and the importance of early intervention by multiple specialists.

Closing the show is Kids Corner, with Molly Babos, who this month reminds viewers how much fun a trip Van Saun Park in River Edge can be. There’s a petting zoo, small train ride, historic carousal, bike paths and much more to keep the whole family busy.
Next month Kids First is scheduled to tackle the question, “When do I change from my child’s pediatrician to an adolescent physician?”

The host of Kids First is Rosalie Greenberg, M.D., a board- certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and the author of Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm. She is also the co-producer of the DVD “Rescuing Childhood: Understanding Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents.” She is recognized as one of the Top Doctors in Child Psychiatry in the Castle Connelly NY Metropolitan Area Guide (2001-2011New York Magazine (2005-2011) New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2005), New Jersey Life Magazine (2006) and Inside New Jersey-A Star Ledger Magazine (2009 - 2011). Dr. Greenberg is a former assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and maintains a psychopharmacology practice in Summit, NJ.

To view the program, please go to: www.kidsfirstrgmd.com. Kids First can also be seen on HomeTowne Television, Comcast - Channel 36 and Verizon - Channel 33, at the following times: Sundays at 10:30pm, Mondays at 12:30pm, Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Fridays at 10am and 9pm, and Saturdays at 8:30pm.

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2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Softball Clinic Set for March 19

February 20, 2018

Come join and learn from the 2017 Union County Softball Champion Gov. Livingston coaches and varsity players on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include the following fastpitch softball skills:

Batting Techniques
Throwing Mechanics
Fielding
Base Running

Who: Children grades 1-7 of any skill level or ability

Where: Gov. Livingston High School, 175 ...

Mike Zuko at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

Raised on a diet of The Beatles, Buddy Holly and The Doors, Michael Zuko was exposed first hand to the thrilling music of the legendary 70s NYC club scene. Zuko and the band show a skilled singer-songwriter who is backed by solid musical talent, bringing original, fresh and intelligent lyrics to the stage. A true entertainer, Mike engages the audience fully and leaves them wanting more. Mike and ...

German Language School of Morris County Raises $1,000 for Market Street Mission

February, the month of all things red and romantic with red, hearts, roses, and chocolates, is also a time to show our love of friends and community. Students from the German Language School of Morris County (www.njlearnsgerman.org and www.glsmc.org), took that lesson to heart and raised $1,000 for The Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org), a Morristown haven for the needy for more than ...

Kick Off for the Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence & Summit 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There will be a Kick Off for Relay for Life on Thursday, March 1st. It will be held at the Gov. Livingston High School Cafeteria at 7pm.  The theme of Kick Off is Back TO GL - we envision a future that is cancer free. Everything you need to know about Relay for Life will be presented in an interactive setting. Relay ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

February 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Colleen Mahr Is The Leader Our Party Needs

Dear Editor:

My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the County Democratic Party if he is elected county chairman.

Mr.

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

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Invest Like a Tortoise -- Not Like a Hare

Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” is a perfect metaphor for the way people go about investing their money. As you recall in the fable, the hare brags about his ability to beat the tortoise and is overly confident about winning. In the investment world, the hare is someone who thinks he or she is great at selecting “winners” and avoiding “losers.” The ...