Guest Column

May 14, 2021

Even as hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 drop significantly and vaccinations become widespread, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on mental health. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, NewBridge Services encourages individuals to tend to their mental well-being by developing ...

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Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature ...

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In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and ...

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April is National Autism Awareness Month which means it is the right time to talk about Autism, the Autism Spectrum, and what it actually means. As of 2016, 1 out of every 54 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).   This matters to me ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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NEW JERSEY — As you shop for your Easter flowers this year, keep the safety of your furry family members in mind, especially if you have cats in the house. Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and Spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species, and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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During a typical year (meaning pre-pandemic), more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green, according to WalletHub. Overall, billions of dollars typically are spent on clothing, flags, green carnations, dining, and, ...

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🦋 March is Women's History Month, and all month long TAPinto is highlighting Monmouth County women who inspire, republishing reader's top picks and publishing new profiles too! Here's an update on Middletown's Nikki Tierney, and read her courageous story below: Update from Nikki 3/11/2021: "Hope ...

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🦋 TAPinto is sharing stories about Amazing Women all month long for Women's History Month.  We are republishing our TAPinto Reader's top picks, and publishing new articles about AMAZING WOMEN! Read Donna Ongsiako's unbelievable, courageous story. "As I tried to shut the door, he charged at it ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent announcement that some statewide COVID-19 business restrictions are being relaxed may signal that more relief is ahead for small- and medium-sized businesses. The welcome news comes as New Jersey’s COVID benchmarks are finally trending lower. But as chief medical ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these ...

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Speech-Language Pathologists Say We Are Straining Our Voices to Maintain Voice Loudness It is the time of the year for New Year’s Resolutions and that includes this important message from the state’s association of speech language pathologists: Rest your voice. For those who have worked in ...

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