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Admissions Abridged

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on the admissions landscape free of any marketing spin that runs rampant on college websites. In this case, the heavy hitters of the admissions world ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!  

Atlantic View

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long been a method of safe and precise laser treatment for complex head and neck surgeries at Morristown Medical Center, the new BEACON Laser System from ...

Berkeley Heights Here & Now

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., September, 2018 – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) today announced the September edition of Berkeley Heights Here & Now which is available on the Township website, http://www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov. Mayor Robert Woodruff is joined by Township Administrator John Bussiculo as they provide an in-depth Municipal Redevelopment update, road paving discussion and the success of Restaurant Week.  The show continues by highlighting the Township’s Emergency Services. Lastly, Township ...

Dear Susan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at participating facilities. The Program & How to Participate At the heart of the program is a deep desire to nurture the soul and spirit.

Finance Decoded

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines Part 1 of 4 Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more than 10 years younger and are the sole primary beneficiary for the entire year. They will use the Joint Life Expectancy Table. There is a 50% penalty ...

Heights Highlights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018  Berkeley Heights Recreation Flag Football program concluded Monday, November 5th on a chilly showery night under the lights at Snyder Field. Nearly 80 children grades one through six along with over 15 volunteer parent coaches participated in the program this season with the focus on a practicing a variety of football fundamentals and the always popular scrimmage at the end of each session.  Thanks to Tom Barton and Carolyn George at the BH Recreation Department for ...

Kaplan on Your Money

Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. Which ones are good to invest in, and why? (And what is an annuity, anyway?).  In my previous article, I explained the kinds of annuities that are “bad” or “ugly” for investors: virtually all variable annuities, including indexed annuities (that are misleadingly categorized at a type of fixed annuity). My objections have to do with cost and the fact that they often are sold to people who don’t need or understand them. In this 2nd article, I’ll focus ...

Kevin's Corner

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime: Use the hood fan to reduce all the steam rolling off your boiling stovetop items.  Open windows to create a freshening airflow. If you need more draft ...

The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

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