East Brunswick Guest Columnist

February 15, 2018

Guest Column The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide ...

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Autism is becoming more prevalent in our communities. The Centers for Disease Control report that as of 2016, autism is diagnosed in one of every 68 births in the United States. When a neighbor, a family friend or a new addition to your own family is diagnosed with autism, it’s crucial that we ...

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I rarely rally. I was born in 1959, too young to protest the war in Vietnam, although my brother was draft-aged. Marching for Soviet Jewry was popular in the 1970s and even in the 80s. But I don’t recall participating. Hands Across America was a feel-good rally in 1986 designed to lift spirits and ...

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While we all now quietly assemble and do that thing we do when Hillary Clinton isn’t running for office, where we praise her work, her tenacity, her leadership, and the trails she’s blazed for so many, we are also left picking up the pieces of a dream shattered by the voices of an insurrectionist ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With four seconds remaining Panthers kicker, Graham Gano lined up for a 50 yard field goal. The kick was good but a timeout was called right before he kicked it.   The old "icing the kicker" strategy worked. Gano's next attempt missed wide left as the Panthers went on to ...

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I found myself in the local Barnes & Noble yesterday. I hadn’t been there in a while.   I was struck by how much of the store’s floor space was now devoted to puzzles, board games and the like. Not that I have anything against one enjoying a “Simpsons” themed game of Yahtzee or learning ...

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So I decided to return to the gym.     It wasn’t really my idea.  Watching television one beautiful Saturday afternoon, three different infomercials suggested that, perhaps, my body wasn’t “beach ready.”  I didn’t want to believe this, but there’s that old saying, when three or more ...

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Editor’s Note:  This is a true story about a recovering addict who wanted to share the struggles of her journey to sobriety.  Her name has been changed to protect the privacy of family members.  If anyone would like to contact “Natalie” please contact Darlene Cullen at dcullen@tapinto.net, all ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The hookah bar holds a certain allure.  They have become cool and commonplace in areas where young people congregate.   In fact, hookah use among young people in the United States has been increasing with the highest rates among university students, ranging from 22% to 40%.  ...

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EWING, NJ - “Since the release of the text, I have carefully considered the details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 countries and Iran.  I have attended numerous classified briefings with Administration officials, met with constituents on both sides of the issue, and ...

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NEW EGYPT and CREAM RIDGE, NJ - 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 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - When students at nearly 20 Ethiopian schools throughout Israel sharpen their educational skills this year, they will be using the school supplies assembled by older adults participating in the Philanthropy Club at the Stein Assisted Living in Somerset, NJ. The Assisted Living is part ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Lois Staffin, MSW, LCSW, who volunteers her psychotherapy skills at The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Somerset, understands how older adults are less apt to open up about their deepest feelings – like grief – and more comfortable keeping them inside. “This is a ...

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  12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - The District Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) will be providing mobile outreach service on Thursday, August 20 at the East Brunswick Library from 4 to 7 PM.  Case workers will be available to assist constituents with any questions or issues ...

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Trenton, NJ - NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement following the Legislature’s adoption of a budget that fully funds New Jersey’s pension system in accordance with Ch. 78, the 2011 pension funding law that Gov. Christie has failed to uphold: “The Legislature did the right ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - To The Mother of Our Future Child, We are so excited to talk to you for the very first time. Your story is one that is so important to us, but it is also so important to that tiny baby inside of you. Where are you from? What’s your name? What do you like to do? All right, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - New Jersey, “The Garden State,” is home to acres of parks, farmland and reservations. The Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge and Passaic River are examples of these pristine locations. However, New Jersey is also the most densely populated state in the U.S. with overflow from New York City ...

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EDISON, NJ - Palliative care is a vital and expanding area of health care delivery.  It is comprehensive care that focuses on physical, emotional and social needs of patients suffering from chronic illness.   Its goal is quality of life. The American Cancer Society defines palliative care as ...

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Two years ago, the day after our engagement, Thos and I stood at this very place in front of the Supreme Court. We took an active part in a rally on front of the steps of the United States Supreme Court on the day oral arguments were heard for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s ...

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