Guest Column

July 24, 2018

Summer and fall are popular times for vacation and travel. This is also a potent force in the emergence of infectious diseases. Depending on the destination, there are measures you can take to prevent infection. 2018 thus far has brought into the spotlight some new travel-related infectious ...

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“He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere”- Ali ibn Abi Tālib This Saturday March 31st 2018, millions of people around the world observe the birth anniversary of a man whose social justice work has been celebrated for centuries ...

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Editor's note: Evan Jimenez is a Franklin High School journalism student.  Franklin Township, NJ - Franklin High School was in silence March 14, as students marched out of their classrooms to participate in a national walk out dedicated to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting ...

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Nine Rutgers University student-athletes engaged first and second graders of the Pine Grove Manor School in a conversation encouraging habits of reading daily, staying healthy and active on March 6. They were invited at the initiative of Ms. Tania Kelly of the Leadership Academy and the Dean of ...

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Editor's note: The author of this article is Brianna Rao, a guest writer for TAPinto Franklin Township, and a Franklin High School 10th grader who participated in a student-led walkout on March 14, 2018. FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin High School hosted a school-wide walkout, Wednesday, March ...

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The main events in a political campaign used to happen in the open: a debate, the release of a major TV ad or a public event where candidates tried to earn a spot on the evening news or the next day’s front page. That was before the explosion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as political ...

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In April of last year, we began compiling quarterly First Amendment report cards, relying on a panel of 15 experts from across the political spectrum — academics, activists, journalists and lawyers — to evaluate the state of each of our core freedoms. In our latest report card, which came out in ...

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"I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure." Virginia Woolf "My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library." Peter Golkin Franklin Township Libraries ...

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The sprawling park of Duke Farms never disappoints, especially when taking a walk or riding a bike on a sunny day. It also holds some fascinating stories connected with its previous, almost legendary, owner, Doris Duke. Ms. Duke explored a variety of passions, ranging from Eastern spirituality, ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - On Friday, February 23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions, and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march on College Avenue to demand a $15 minimum wage. The action, initiated by the Rutgers chapter of United Students Against ...

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Sharad Wilson welcomed the audience to the Celebration of Black History Month. "We commemorate two major milestones here today. We would like to pay respects to our first Black Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and our first Black Congressman, the late Donald M. Payne Sr. It is an honor to know ...

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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 support and guidance.

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Q&A with Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President, Global Health and President, BD Foundation at BD (Becton, Dickinson & Co) What is Antimicrobial Resistance and what is the risk? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as the ability of a microorganism ...

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Last week, Rutgers University Alumni Association organized a cocktail hour and an evening of conversation between the University President Robert Barchi and his guests at the Grand Summit Hotel. Brian Strom, the Inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Services and the Executive Vice ...

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                               "Cardinals appear when Angels are near" Sitting by the window, in the gray of winter, with snow flakes swirling in the air and gently falling onto the frozen ground, is a wonderful occasion for bird watching. During the breeding season, a distinct red feathered ...

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"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, you must become its soul."                                                             Coretta Scott King  "This time we'll go beyond our state capital to amplify our voices to people across New Jersey. We seek to encourage them to use their ...

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Due to the recent tax reform legislation that was passed, it is no surprise that the 2018 Tax Filing season will not begin until January 29, 2018.  According to the IRS, the opening date was set at January 29th, to ensure the readiness of the forms and to evaluate the potential implications of the ...

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Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his ...

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"I took a couple of creative writing classes with Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, and in my senior year there, I took a long fiction workshop with Toni Morrison. I feel in love with it."  Mohsin Hamid Franklin Park, where we live, nestled along the picturesque Delaware & Raritan ...

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  "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr. A day long symposium addressing poignant issues in African American history, took place in ...

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On December 20, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, sending the final version of the GOP tax reform bill to President Trump’s desk. The legislation alters the Internal Revenue Code to a degree unseen since the 1980s, altering income tax brackets, marginal tax rates, key deductions and ...

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." "We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." Margaret Mead If gaining an insight into local and statewide environmental issues is close to your ...

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Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged ...

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It started eight years ago, when a male friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. He underwent bilateral mastectomies, and went from a vibrant, outgoing man to a virtual shell of himself. I couldn’t believe he was the only one, so I took my mission to Facebook. I connected with a woman in ...

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Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide?  The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) ...

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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar. The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word ...

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For over 30 years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tried – and failed –to modernize America’s woefully dysfunctional air traffic control system (ATC). It is time to get ATC out from under the thumbs of federal bureaucrats and partisan politicians, and create a completely new structure ...

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Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah. It is reported in Quran: “When his son was old enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I have had a dream that I must sacrifice ...

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