1918 Flu Epidemic In and Around New Jersey

Historian and archivist Michael DiCamillo will discuss the arrival and  impact of the “Spanish Flu” which struck New Jersey and the surrounding region in 1918. A contagion that attacked the lungs and spread from person to person swiftly led to quarantines, resistance to quarantines, and unprecedented times 100 years before our current unprecedented times. Sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

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  1. Debbie Walter
  2. 908-851-5450 x3
  3. dwalter@uplnj.org
Sat, October 03
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/03/2020 2:00pm 10/03/2020 3:00pm America/New_York 1918 Flu Epidemic In and Around New Jersey

Historian and archivist Michael DiCamillo will discuss the arrival and impact of the “Spanish Flu” which struck New Jersey and the surrounding region in 1918. A contagion that attacked the lungs and spread from person to person swiftly led to quarantines, resistance to quarantines, and unprecedented times 100 years before our current unprecedented times. Sign up at bit.ly/UPLlive at ...

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NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

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But not this year.

“We ...

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IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2021

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The Internal Revenue Service announced that for tax year 2021 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2020-45 provides details about these annual adjustments.

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The American Library ...

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios monthly column: Veterans Day

 

Every November, we honor, remember, and thank our Veterans. This year, during a global health pandemic, we can all be especially grateful for the courage and dedication of our veterans as they have always understood what it’s like to live in uncertain times, and to make sacrifices for the safety of others.

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The Guardian by John Grisham

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“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

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Florham Park, NJ - There’s nothing like the theatrical commentary of George Bernard Shaw to explore love, lust and over-the-top intrigue to make for a stimulating evening.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers another romp at its outdoor location at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park.The three one-act plays were broken up into five segments. “Village ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

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Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...