Guest Column

September 9, 2015

With students returning to school and morning routines likely to be more hectic and rushed than during the hazy, lazy days of summer, let’s keep the safety of not only our own children, but of all children, in mind, especially during the hours children will be walking to and from school. For ...

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Back-to-school is quickly approaching, and with it, thousands of preschoolers who are not really going “back” but beginning something entirely new. For many little ones, that can be a daunting task. As the mother of a child who sat on my lap at birthday parties until she was about 6 years old, I ...

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Back-to-school is quickly approaching, and with it, thousands of preschoolers who are not really going “back” but beginning something entirely new. For many little ones, that can be a daunting task. As the mother of a child who sat on my lap at birthday parties until she was about 6 years old, I ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair. Our home state is one of the top-ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair. Our home state is one of the top-ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ...

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Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ask, "Hey, where ...

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Forty years since "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ask, "Hey, where ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair! Our home state is one of the top ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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Thirty years of "Born to Run," and I still haven't run and fulfilled my destiny. Like Bruce Springsteen, I remain pretty close to where I grew up, in a nicer house, maybe, and in a more tree-lined neighborhood, but within an hour's ride of the place that I still name when people ask, "Hey, where ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair. Our home state is one of the top 10 wine producers in the country, boasting more ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Business & Professional Association is not happy with a proposal that could increase fees for parking on Main Street and municipal lots scattered throughout the borough. Borough officials introduced an ordinance Aug. 17 that would increase all meter parking on ...

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For wine lovers on a travel budget, a trip to Napa is often out of the question. Between flights, hotels, and other expenses, the cost of a California jaunt can be prohibitive. Jersey folks, don’t despair! Our home state is one of the top ten wine producers in the country, boasting over 40 working ...

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  Basking Ridge, NJ – On July 24, six elementary school students who were enrolled as aspiring entrepreneurs in Pingry’s Hi-Tech “Think Up” Camp, part of Big Blue Summer Academics, unveiled their app and robotic prototypes to friends, faculty, and the Pingry community.  App Prototypes created by ...

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As young adults start to get ready to head off to college, parents are faced with a room that may have many years’ worth of memories, but also a lot of clutter.  This could be the perfect time to repurpose that room, for office space or part-time guest room, or at least clean it up.  Morris Habitat ...

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MADISON, NJ – George Bernard Shaw’s invigorating and witty “Misalliance” is given a sterling production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, the cast more than lives up to the subtleties and demands of this outrageous, clever revelation on parental ...

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Family time can be easy and fun for people who have children with either physical disabilities or communication impairment, even adventurous. David Finn, 22, has a form of muscular dystrophy that makes it difficult for him to speak and requires him to use a wheelchair. However, he and his father ...

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As you walk down a local street enjoying the weather, the sights, and sounds you go through the little park with benches under the overpass and past several parked cars and vans. Up ahead you see a group of four young adults talking. Pretty harmless right? Just an ordinary day right? Wrong… If ...

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TRENTON, NJ - At a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie rejected the idea of revising the state’s pension funding schedule, instead insisting on further pension reductions. In light of his atrocious record on pension funding, even following the pension reductions imposed on public ...

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In our office we see far too many children with damage to teeth that could have been prevented by wearing a mouthguard. Our mission in caring for your children’s dental health goes beyond reminding them to brush and floss regularly. Athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to ...

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MADISON, NJ – An elegant setting is perfectly proper in "The Guardsman," a Ferenc Molnar romantic comedy about love, suspicion and pretence. Fidelity is being tested as husband and wife spar, enrage and engage each other.  A superb cast at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in this turn of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – In David Ives’ terrific psychological drama, “Venus in Fur,” the audience is constantly off balance as a playwright/director and an actress spar, tease and surprise each other. Sometimes they’re rehearsing a play, other times providing glimpses into their own selves. We never know ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - As Ramadan comes to an end, it's important to reflect on what we've gained from this spiritual journey. Within these 29 days, I've learned so much about myself, my strength, my capabilities, and my endurance. In the physical sense, I've learned that I can be without food ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - We've officially entered the last 10 days of Ramadan, which means many things.  It is believed in our religion that the Quran (our holy book) was sent down to us within these last 10 days (of the moth-long holiday). So it is encouraged that we spend as much time at the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Boy Scouts from Troop 368 participated in the inaugural year of the Duct Tape Boat Races earlier this month. The boat races were held at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool. Each Patrol in the troop was given the task to build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape. Then, ...

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CRANBURY, NJ - As we head into the Fourth of July weekend, TV and newspapers all begin to do stories on our founding fathers and their passion and engagement. Often these stories contrast those attitudes to our society today and the perception that our citizens are largely disengaged. I wish ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – “Don't count the days but make the days count.” -Another quote I found on Pinterest that I just had to share. Ramadan isn't just about refraining from food and water and counting down the minutes and hours until we can eat again. It's about using that time away from food ...

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MADISON, NJ – Beautifully staged at the amphitheatre of St. Elizabeth College, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is a wonder to behold. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s annual outdoor production takes place across the way from its home on the Drew University campus. Despite a few raindrops or ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - My name is Mona Mostafa and I am a 23-year-old Muslim-American living in South Brunswick, NJ. Ramadan is my favorite time of year. It's a time of focusing on my spirituality,  my character, giving to others and of course being with loved ones. Many people know Ramadan to ...

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Ecco and his siblings Eddie, Effie and Eve are part of a litter of 9 English Coonhound puppies. They are 12 weeks old. They came from Millen, Georgia where there is no animal control. Had they not been taken in by Home for Good Dog Rescue and transported to New Jersey, they would have been ...

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