'Equal Means Equal' screening and discussion

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

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  1. Union County NOW
  2. UnionCountyNow@gmail.com
Wed, March 14
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/14/2018 6:30pm 03/14/2018 9:30pm America/New_York 'Equal Means Equal' screening and discussion

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the ...

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Let’s Keep the Momentum Going in Berkeley Heights

September 12, 2018

We are your neighbors and are proud to serve as your elected representatives. We’ve been working hard to make Berkeley Heights an even better place for families and residents of all ages to thrive.

We focus on four “C’s”: containing costs, continuously improving infrastructure and management practices, building a sense of community, and communicating with residents and ...

In Berkeley Heights, We Respect Our Neighbors

We are proud to be running to serve the people of Berkeley Heights as Mayor and Township Council members, respectively. As we’ve met with and listened to residents across our town for the last several months, one of the most important things they’ve told us is that they’re sick and tired of gutter-worthy, political mudslinging. Our town deserves better than the toxic politics we ...

Facts Matter: Straight Talk From Angie Devanney

September 18, 2018

Stephen Yellin, Alvaro Medeiros and I have pledged to run a campaign based upon facts and the issues voters are most concerned about in Berkeley Heights.  It was our hope that the Mayor and his team would do likewise, and we publicly asked them to join us in making this pledge.  Instead, it is clear they have decided that it is better to “go low, not high” and attempt to ...

How Low Will Mayor Woodruff's Campaign Go To Win An Election?

As a 13-year resident of Berkeley Heights, a Republican and a former candidate for Mayor, I am truly appalled and disgusted by the Mayor Robert Woodruff Campaign and in particular the actions of its campaign manager, and Union County Republican Committee member, Julie Lloyd.

During the primary earlier this year, Julie Lloyd and Mayor Robert Woodruff undertook a smear offensive against our ...

Real Transparency?

To the editor:

This fall, Berkeley  Heights residents face an important decision in their vote for Mayor and Township Council.

Our team, including Michael D’Aquila and Michelle Greco, encompass a lengthy background in law, engineering, and finance – providing important experience that benefits residents to best manage your tax dollars. With one of the lowest municipal tax ...

Scotch Plains Library to Host September’s Great American Read Discussions

September 18, 2018

The Great American Read is now hitting its stride, both on PBS and at the Scotch Plains Public Library. PBS will air new episodes about The Great American Read (TGAR) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. through October 23. The Library, which was one of 50 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from PBS and the American Library Association, has planned several programs including discussions related to ...

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Cultural Organizations to be Held October 2

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle.

“Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term survival of any business, and the same applies to our nonprofit and cultural ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, September 17 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Stay is a new library initiative to provide Chatham parents and caregivers access to information that can help family members cope with crisis situations.  The goal is to prevent suicide attempts.  The School District of the Chathams, Chatham Borough Council, Chatham Township Committee, and the Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams are working together with ...

Naomi Youngstein Gives “How to Practice” Workshop October 12 in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) announced today that it will present a “How to Practice” Workshop on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra violinist Naomi Youngstein gives tips, insights, and best strategies for practicing in a workshop for students in grades four or higher or with ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Expresses Fear that "Pot Shop" is Coming to Town; Public Input Sought

September 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting.

Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for discussion because the legal counsel for a marijuana shop has made inquiries.

"What has ...

More than 350 Customers Still Without Power in Wake of Sudden 'Microburst' Storm

September 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Power restoration and clean-up efforts continue after a sudden 'microburst' storm during the late afternoon / early evening hours of September 17 struck Summit, downing trees and power lines. According to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL), 356 customers remain without power in an area bordered by Division Avenue, Meadowbrook Court and Valley View ...

Too Soon

I got a call today from the anxious parent of a sixth grader who wanted some guidance on how to best help his student position herself for success in college.  What classes should she take now? Would it be worth it to investigate private school? When is it too early to start looking at college campuses?

While thinking college with a 12-year-old may seem crazy to some, any parent reading ...

Smart Charitable Giving That’s Easy and Cuts More of Your Taxes Than The “Write a Check” Route

Here’s a smart way to make charitable donations that’s easy and cuts more of your taxes than the regular “write a check, take a tax deduction” route. The tool I recommend is called a Charitable Trust (sometimes also called a Donor Advised Fund). The time needed to set it up? As little as 5-10 minutes. Your tax savings? Can be substantially higher than just ...

Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...