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Identity Theft and Taxes

The latest trend among identity thieves is to steal your tax ID and file a false return in your name, delaying your real return processing and potentially damaging your credit record. How can you prevent this from happening to you? Approximately 15 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year, resulting in financial losses of over $50 billion.1 One particularly insidious form concerns taxes, whereby a legitimate taxpayer’s identity is used to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. In fact, the IRS paid ...

Area Homes by RE/MAX NP

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend. SATURDAY, JULY 14:  From 12 - 2 p.m.   4 Hickory Drive, Montville   Click HERE to see full listing.     From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.   25 Kanouse Lane, Montville   Click HERE to see full listing.    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   25 Lalique Drive, Montville   Click HERE to see full listing.   SUNDAY, JULY 15:   From 1 - 4 ...

Ask the Care Advocate

Dear Heidi, My mom lives home alone and a few days ago she fell while reaching for something in her hallway closet. She was able to push her emergency alert button and they called me. I live nearby so I went to check on her and she had pain in her leg and hip area. We got her to the hospital and it turns out that she broke her hip. She had surgery to repair it and now we are faced with “next steps.” What should we do? J.S. in Pine Brook   Dear J.S., As you might imagine, hip fractures are extremely ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much more.  

Atlantic View at Overlook Medical Center

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults. And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death. Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced vision disturbances in her right eye during a spin class on April 7, 2017. “I knew right away something wasn’t right,” says ...

Dad in the Box

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly. As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.    And while I wasn’t worried about hurling furniture in my house, I was worried that by taking a quick break and grabbing another beverage, ...

Family Fun

I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share. 1. Go to the pumpkin patch early. Some might take this advice a step further and skip heading out to the over-crowded pumpkin-slash-apple-slash-pony-ride-slash-corn-maze extravaganza entirely, but not me. Those fall pumpkin photos with the kids are just too amazing to miss. But go early. Most farms are pretty empty the first few weekends in October, but not so much as ...

Health News You Can Use

Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors related to longer life included never smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, and getting more than 3.5 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity. The ...

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

The FirstEnergy Foundation has presented surprise Gifts of the Season of $1,000 each to 12 non-profit agencies working to make lives better in communities across its Jersey Central Power & Light service areas. “We’re pleased to provide this surprise support to so many agencies throughout New Jersey, particularly during the holidays, when the services they provide to the least fortunate are often most vital,” said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.  “The winners were chosen secretly by ...

Keeping Your Life In Order

As a practicing professional organizer since 1994, I am often cornered by people I meet at parties, in the grocery store and throughout the community who want to share their organizing challenges and feelings of being overwhelmed with me. I always tell them that being organized is a skill set that can be learned. In this column, I’d like to share with you seven habits that organized people use to keep their homes organized; if you adopt these behaviors, your home can be organized, too!   1.  Organized People Develop a ...

Living In

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend: Saturday, July 7 from 1- 4 p.m. Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road) Sunday, July 8 from 1 - 4 p.m. Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road) 3 Louis Drive, Montville 8 Summit Drive, Caldwell

Liz on Theatre

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through. The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth, is always a great way to merge an evening of theatre with a picnic supper and moonlight.  When a couple ...

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The Happy Sandbox

A new bill soon will prohibit New Jersey-based companies with 15 or more employees from inquiring into the criminal backgrounds of job applicants until after the first interview.  The Opportunity to Compete Act became law this month but does not go into effect until March 1, 2015. This means you may not require an applicant to check “yes” or “no” to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” on your employment application before concluding the first job interview.  Nor may you ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

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 legacy and that of the company he founded. If Mark Zuckerberg is truly worried about his legacy and that of Facebook, casting legitimate news publishers and businesses into the abyss will only further tarnish ...

The Mommy's Review

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic experience. Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who yearns to be a musician, although he comes from a long line of shoemakers who not ...

The Total Health Coach

Holidays can be a tough time to keep on track. With a whirlwind of celebrations, every event may seem like an excuse to splurge, but the consequence just might be that post party food hangover. So let’s look at a few tips on how to stay on track!! 1)     Focus on Fun - There are so many activities we can focus on during the holidays: Engage in the fun activities like decorating our homes, catching up with old friends and shopping for others. Practice being in the moment and focus on what the season is really ...

Your Family Matters

Overparenting.  It’s the new buzzword for helicopter parenting, enabling and micromanaging.  I did them all. I’m happy to say that I’ve (mostly) grown out of it.  The truth is that there are still moments when I have the urge to step in and take over.  It’s normal to feel that way; however, I know I’ve made progress when I feel the urge and don’t act on it. When children are very young, it’s not so bad.  After all, they need to be guided, nurtured and protected.  As ...

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