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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 ...

Liz on Theatre

Millburn, NJ - Fans of Dion and lovers of 1960's rock are in their element with this fast moving tribute to Dion, combining a swinging cast, sharp choreography and solid musical backup. Director Kenneth Ferrone has kept the tempo going, with a smooth balance of dialogue, musical highlights and a touch of tragedy.  The play touches on Buddy Holly’s death in an airplane crash…a plane that Dion should have been on. The singer said the $36 cost as much as his parents paid monthly for their apartment in the ...

Mental Health Break

As an addiction specialist, I am frequently asked the question, “Why do I need to be in therapy, it’s my (fill in the blank) who is the alcoholic/ addict”. Other times, I am asked by someone, “Am I a Codependent?”, or “What is Codependency?”.   January 2022, National Co-dependency Awareness Month, presents a timely opportunity to talk about co-dependency and shed some light on the nature of over-caretaking at the expense of taking care of oneself. Sometimes I use a definition, half in ...

NJ TRANSIT: Working hard for you

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers. According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since 2018. Major capital projects that will positively impact millions of riders each year are at the top of the list of planned improvements for NJ ...

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT by RANDI

At Homewatch CareGivers we recognize the essential value of having a team of compassionate, trained, and skilled caregivers providing high quality home care to our clients. We are committed to giving ongoing resources to our certified home health aides, which expands their professional development. As an accredited agency, the NJ Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) requires that aides receive a minimum of 12 hours of education annually, in areas that best support employees providing caregiving services. Our ...

Your Real Estate Source

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of choice. To top it off, before working as a real estate agent, Kelly worked as a paralegal and dealt with real estate from the legal end of things. Her ...

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Homewatch CareGivers 0f South Orange: Investing in Training For Excellence

At Homewatch CareGivers we recognize the essential value of having a team of compassionate, trained, and skilled caregivers providing high quality home care to our clients. We are committed to giving ongoing resources to our certified home health aides, which expands their professional development. As an accredited agency, the NJ Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

First Black to Run Across America Coming to Essex Area for Chat/Fun Run

May 16, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.”

Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per day.

“I wanted to help break the cycle of poverty through shoes,” he told ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 15, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Montclair Rotary Marks 18 Year Distributing Dictionaries to Third Graders at Local Elementary Schools

May 11, 2022

The Montclair Rotary Club has helped a generation of elementary school students in Montclair and Verona get a jump start in building their vocabulary. Over the past 18 years the club, which serves both communities, donated more than 15,500 student dictionaries to third-grade students in each school district. The first groups of students to receive their dictionaries have graduated from high ...

Two Men Have Been Arrested in Connection with March Killing at Eagle Rock Reservation

May 16, 2022

WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two men have been arrested in connection with killing of a New York City resident found with a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation on March 4, police officials state.

The body of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx, was discovered by hikers at Eagle Rock Reservation, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Michael Verdel, 71, ...

First Black to Run Across America Coming to Essex Area for Chat/Fun Run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.”

Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per day.

“I wanted to help break the cycle of poverty through shoes,” he told ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Lot Subdivision

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on. 

Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn.

At issue was a plan by Jonathan and Melissa Goidel, the occupants of 264 Upper Mountain Avenue along ...

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Van Leeuwen Frozen Desserts

Over two thousand frozen pints on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...