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Two NJ Teens Promote Bill to Enable 16-Year-Olds to Vote in Local Elections

June 14, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ for an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that will allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote in local ...

Bergen County Clerk Hogan Reports “Historically High” Vote-by-Mail Requests for Primary Election

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan has reported “historically high” VOTE-BY-MAIL requests from voters for the June 7 Primary Election.

Clerk Hogan stated that between 2021 and 2022 the total number of VBM ballots requested by voters for the Primary Election “has increased by a whopping 38%--from 56,500 to 78,006!”

This increase is even more dramatic when ...

UPDATE: Hackensack Public Schools to be Remote on June 7

HACKENSACK, NJ - After the New Jersey Department of Education encouraged districts with schools as polling places to operate remotely with the increase of COVID-19 cases, Hackensack Public Schools have announced that all schools will have a virtual day on June 7. 

“Please know this decision has been made in the best interest of public health and safety,” Superintendent Robert ...

Hackensack Public Schools to Have Early Dismissal on June 7

HACKENSACK, NJ - With Hackensack Public Schools being a polling location, Superintendent Robert Sanchez has announced that all schools will observe a half-day on Tuesday, June 7 for Primary Elections. 

In a letter sent home to families, Superintendent Sanchez states that the early dismissal will help minimize the student’s exposure to the public following recent school security ...

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Why You Need a Business Banking Account

You might be running a brick-and-mortar shop. Maybe those weekend music gigs bring in real money. Or perhaps your online craft store is taking off. From traditional small businesses to smaller side projects, managing finances is a critical component of your success.

Business banking can help you manage the financial aspects of your company in ways a personal checking account just ...

Fair Lawn Parent Objects to "Progressive" Flag That Was Hanging in Front of TJ Middle School

June 22, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School.

Parent Kurt Schwartz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a progressive pride flag with their 5th-grade son or ...

Three Men Charged in Lodi Parking Lot Murder Investigation

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrests of three men on multiple charges in the death of a Lodi man in March 2022.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Giovanni Feliciano from Garfield, Jefersson Gonzalez and Elvis DeJesus both of Paterson. 

The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County ...

Customers who use SNAP/EBT Now Get a 50% Discount on Fruits and Vegetables Thanks to City Green’s Good Food Bucks Program

June 29, 2022

City Green’s statewide Good Food Bucks nutrition incentive program, which gives customers greater purchasing power when they use SNAP/EBT to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, is now available in Hackensack, Bergen County, providing families with an opportunity to purchase even more fresh food. 

Hackensack Market, a mid-size grocery store located at 120 Passaic St. in Hackensack ...

Lodi Woman Becomes Paterson Gunshot Victim

June 24, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – At 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 34-year-old Lodi female had arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson via a private vehicle seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valeds and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. 

Based on the ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Broken Open

This month, July 8 to be exact, marks the 13th anniversary of the premiere of the Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life brand and radio show.

Back in 2009, I was going through a bit of an identity crisis trying to figure out my next move. I had given so much of myself to my family that I got lost. I had no career, my children were growing up, and my marriage was stagnant. It was during ...

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I recently heard about the passing of a man to whom I was introduced when I had just created the Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life brand. I was unsure about how I would proceed. He had media experience and professional contacts and offered sage advice and support. He even introduced me to a few people that later went on to become guests of the show.

I was not what one would ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...