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League Responds to #MeToo Report With Organized Change Effort

December 31, 2019

To the Editor:

Recent reporting from the Star Ledger (#MeToo Was Supposed to Fix Things) offers detailed accounts of political and government settings where women suffer sexual harassment and assaults in silence for fear of political and professional retribution. Nobody should be fearful of harassment, assault or retribution most especially when working in the governmental setting. Local ...

JoAnn Fitzsimmons "I am proud to be a lifelong resident"

I write to you this night of December 30, 2019, to thank you for your support and votes during these past elections in our borough. I ran on the Republican Line in Ward 1. I want to thank my family, friends, the Goldberg Team and everyone who made calls, walked with me, attended functions and mostly voted for me. I lost but I won. I won because I was able to meet so many new residents in our ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

February 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process of ...

DOJ: NJ Man Faces Laundry List of Charges including Sex Trafficking of College Students

NEW YORK – A 60-year-old Piscataway man who, after being released from prison moved into his daughter’s Sarah Lawrence College dorm room was arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday on sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges, said Department of Justice officials.

F.B.I. agents arrested Lawrence Ray, a.k.a. “Lawrence ...

The Heart of a Friendship

To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile. ~Unknown

February is the month of the heart, the time when we celebrate love. We buy chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and greeting cards to profess our undying love to that special someone. But, in all the hoopla of the season, perhaps we forget to honor the affection provided by the people that sustain us and enable us to thrive ...

Spend Valentine’s Day with the Love of Your Life...You!

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I was watching television recently when it happened … I saw the first commercial for the Valentine’s Day diamond collection – you know, the gift that every woman will treasure. As I listened to the music and watched as the camera panned the romantic setting, waves of emotion overcame me like a tsunami. At that moment, in my mind, everyone in the world was in a loving, ...

Public Notice: Borough of Prospect Park, Professional Services 2020

February 13, 2020

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

Borough of Prospect Park, Professional Services 2020



Title
Individual/Firm
Cost/Not To Exceed




Borough Attorney
Weiner Law Group
$165/hr. not to exceed $75,000


Bond Counsel
Gibbons P.C.
$225/hr. not to exceed $10,000


Borough Engineer
Fastech Consulting Engineers
Not to exceed ...

February Meeting Dates, Joint Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team Meeting

The regular scheduled Hawthorne Environmental Commission on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and Hawthorne Green Team on Monday, February 24, 2020, are canceled. We will be having a joint meeting with the Hawthorne Environmental Commission and Green Team on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

The joint meeting will be held at the Hawthorne Municipal Building 2nd floor Conference Room at 7:00 pm. 

The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...

LIV and Let LIV

Sunday is the big game.

And I’m not talking about the Impeachment Bowl, where the Democrat Donkeys in blue face the Republican Elephants in red in Washington’s Gridlock Stadium to play out some unsportsman-like sign stealing controversy committed during the 2019 Ukranian World Series.

No, I am talking about the acronymical championship, the NFL event that pits the best of the ...

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...