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Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

March 23, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

CIANJ Celebrates Good Works of Business, Including Kean University, at its 4th Annual Chairman’s Reception

The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted their Fourth Annual Chairman’s Reception  – paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. 

Thirty-nine companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and colleges and universities, were honored as “Champions of Good ...

Summer Camp Early Registration Special at My Gym New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Have your kids ever said “I’m bored” during summer vacation?  Well, if you want to beat the summer doldrums this year, try our MY GYM SUMMER FUN DAYS!  What are Summer Fun Days?  They are 3 hour “mini-camps” that we run Tuesdays – Thursdays from June 27th to Sept 7th.  Each week is themed, and every day is different. Our ...

Don’t Mistake Leonard Lance’s Alleged ‘No’ Vote for Progress

March 17, 2017

After two disastrous town halls and constant protestors at his local offices, Congressman Leonard Lance has suddenly reversed course and announced that he would vote against the so-called Affordable Health Care Act. Sounds great, right? Well, no. It’s not quite that simple, and this deceptive statement should not mollify anyone who truly opposes the AHCA. 

Let’s take a step ...

Chatham Resident says Moms Appearing on Fox News Made Chatham 'A Global Target'

March 14, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough resident Tracey Tango read a letter of thanks after the Borough of Chatham Council passed a "Welcoming" resolution on Monday night, but followed up with a counter-point to council member Peter Hoffman's statement, by asserting that two Chatham moms appearing on Fox News last month had made Chatham a "global target."

Chatham mothers ...

Historical Society of Plainfield to Host Lecture, Book Signing on March 26

March 19, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Stop by the Drake House Museum on Sunday, March 26th when the Historical Society of Plainfield hosts a lecture and book signing with author Carol Simon Levin as Abigail Adams.

Levin's book, “Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates,” is made up of lost stories about amazing American women.  

The lecture will take ...

What’s in a Name

Why are we all willing to pay more for name brand items in the store when we know the generic is the same thing?  Is it our history with certain items; foods that we’ve been eating since we were kids?  Is it a catchy jingle or hilarious TV commercial?  I’ll admit, some generic brands just don’t measure up but for the most part it’s our prejudices at play ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, March 23, 12:00 PM

Piattino A Neighborhood Bistro, Summit

Dine & Give Back at Piattino A Neighborhood Bistro

Food & Drink Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Thu, March 23, 4:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Karate Kids – Free Demos

Sports

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Thu, March 23, 4:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Karate Kids – Free Demos

Health & Wellness Sports

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Thu, March 23, 4:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Karate Kids – Free Demos

Health & Wellness Sports

Thu, March 23, 6:00 PM

Chatham

The Addams Family

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, March 23, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Government

“The Wild West” and Your Retirement Dollars in Your 401k, IRAs and Other Plans

Are you invested in an IRA, 401k, 403b or Defined Benefit Plan? If so, good news! Have you noticed fees disclosure on your 401k or 403b statements, lower fees and the addition of low-cost index funds to your investment selection? I hope further improvements to retirement plans ironed out in 2016 in a 1,000+ page document will launch on on April 10, 2017:  the Department of ...