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Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Young Taekwondo Extraordinaire Shares His Talents with the Y

Fifteen-year-old Madison resident Jake De Guzman is a Y Ninja Gym assistant instructor at the Madison Area YMCA. The Y is pretty lucky to have him—he’s an accomplished, award-winning student of Taekwondo. A USA National Taekwondo Poomsae Team Member, Jake specializes in the discipline of Recognized and Freestyle Poomsae. 

Two years ago, Jake needed to add acrobatics to his ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, September 9 – Sunday, September 15, 2019

NEW:  CHINESE CONVERSATION GROUP

The school year has started, and the library is getting serious about its educational mission for all ages.  You will see a whole array of learning programs in this week’s lineup, but one is brand new to the library and to Chatham.  The Chatham Chinese Association, in cooperation with the Library of the Chathams, is starting a Chinese ...

Gold: Is it the Answer to this Market?

Recession concerns abound. Manufacturing worldwide is slumping, with the latest read in the US pointing to outright contraction.  

The much-feared yield inversion has occurred, linked historically with a follow-on recession. Haven assets, including sovereign debt, precious metals, and non-cyclical dividend paying stocks, have attracted much buying interest, as investors try ...

The Risks Behind Today's IPO Market

Initial public offerings of stock (IPOs) offer a bundle of appealing attributes, as they often represent a new company in a hot industry with unlimited growth potential.  As institutional investors usually get first dibs at these offerings, retail and individual investors often feel left out, especially if prices skyrocket immediately following pricing. A closer look at today’s IPO ...

Fairmount Country Club Sundowners Make Donation to Chatham Emergency Squad

September 13, 2019

Last month the Sundowners of Fairmount Country Club made a generous donation to the Chatham Emergency Squad. The Sundowners group is comprised of working and retired women members of the Fairmount Country Club, located in Chatham Township.

These women get together one afternoon a week late in the day during the golf season and play golf and socialize. This summer the Sundowners decided ...

Ban the Bags!

September 8, 2019

To the Editor:

One trillion plastic bags are used annually around the world, each for an average duration of only twelve minutes. It takes at least 500 years for a plastic bag to photodegrade into toxic microplastic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways; these particles enter the food chain when animals ingest them and continue to pollute the environment. Eighty percent of ocean ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Obituaries

- Apr 10, 2019
Albert Longley Hale, a long-time resident of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, died at the age of 92 ...
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HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

September 13, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...

Chatham Borough Police: Brick Thrown Through Windshield Leads to 'Criminal Mischief' Arrest; Assault Arrest for Face Punch

September 13, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 5:27 p.m. on September 11th, 2019, Detective Michael Permison arrested Andrew Wernsing, age 28 from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey and charged him with criminal mischief.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation in which Mr. Wernsing allegedly threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle belonging to a Chatham Borough business. Mr. Wernsing came to ...

Are You Ready to Deal with Your Beneficiary Forms?

Over the last 20+ years of practicing law, I have been frustrated by the lack of thought given to beneficiary form planning regarding retirement assets such as IRAs, 401ks, 403bs, etc. We are programmed to contribute the “max” to our retirement accounts and we disregard, or do not understand, the pitfalls of an improperly filled-out beneficiary forms. This piece deals with how parents ...

Air Conditioning and Heating – Repair or Replace?

Replacing a home comfort system can be an expensive endeavor. Remember that anything can be repaired, but at some point, it becomes more financially prudent to just replace the unit. Here are some helpful factors to keep in mind when making this decision:

REPAIR

Age of system – if the A/C or HVAC unit is less than 8 years old
The cost to repair is less than replacing.