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How many times have you heard the best step you can take to grow as a person is to step outside your comfort zone and take risks? This is the theme of just about every self-help book I have ever read, and it has been stated to me by just about every person I have interviewed. I take this advice to heart, and it governs most everything I do. But, even as a staunch practitioner, it’s not always easy advice to follow. We are wired to avoid risks, so opening ourselves up to possible pain seems contradictory to all that is wise.

Dad in the Box

May 20th is World Metrology Day. I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years. Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, because Metrology as a science is way beyond building a better yard stick. The reigning world body for Metrology is the International Bureau of Weights ...

Looking Forward

Hi everyone. Today we’ll again discuss something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. If you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends. I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an assistive device, like a cane or wheelchair. This means that most of us have no idea of the challenges these people deal with day after day, not even ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day. Drawing the line between news and public relations and critical to publisher credibility and success in the years ahead. There are still many in the industry who feel there needs to ...

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State Police Chiefs Seek ‘Safety-Sensitive Employee’ Exclusion to Cannabis Law

April 22, 2022

Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police officers.

It is sound reasoning to have such an exclusion for the safety of ...

Hamilton Starbucks Employees Vote to Join Labor Union

May 7, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Employees at the Starbucks on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township voted on Monday to become the second location in New Jersey to join the Workers United labor union according to the New Jersey AFL-CIO. 

The Starbucks in Hopewell similarly voted to join the union recently.

Excited employees gathered at the CWA Local 1032 Union Hall in ...

Black Bear Walking Through Glen Rock on Sunday: Police - Duly Noted

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The black bear sighting noted by one of TAPinto's readers did not go unnoticed by police, although there is little they can do about it.

On May 1, police said just after 8:30 a.m., the Glen Rock Police Department received several reports of a bear wandering through town.

"The bear was monitored as it proceeded from the area of Grove Avenue by Prospect ...

Prospect Park Request for Proposals for Information Technology (IT) Support & Consulting Services 2022

May 17, 2022

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SUPPORT AND CONSULTING SERVICES

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.3, et seq., sealed proposals will be received by the Borough of Prospect Park in the County of Passaic, New Jersey for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SUPPORT AND CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK.  Proposals will be opened and ...

Prospect Park Notice to Bidders - Telecommunication Equipment

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

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Prospect Park, New Jersey 07058

 

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the Borough Administrator for the Borough of Prospect Park, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey, up to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 12:00 P.M., prevailing ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Writer's Block

I don’t know the first thing about writing a book.

Yesterday, while pouring a cup of coffee against the disruptive din of garbage trucks and the morning news, I heard an interesting TV teaser regarding the newest entry into Oprah's book club. In a network exclusive, the ever effusive Oprah teased the coming announcement of the book and its author by stating that she knew after ...