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Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 12, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

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Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

Response to "Apology for Charity Halloween Party Incident"

October 20, 2017

Jim:

Thanks for having the strength of character to recognize your error, and use the occasion as a potential teaching moment for our community. Recently our youngest daughter, a Governor Livingston graduate, raised this issue to my wife and I. (Word of this has spread though the local African American community. My other children in Boston and California are asking about it.) As 20 ...

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Barre Intensity

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The Connection, Summit

Functional Interval Training

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Vinyasa Flow

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Fri, October 20, 10:30 AM

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Pilates Reformer with Kathy

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Fri, October 20, 2:00 PM

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Madison Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blood Drive

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Train through Time Rolls on Four Centuries In A Weekend

October 20, 2017

Bring the kids, bring a friend, because once again it’s that time to ride the rails into history.

On October 21 and 22, Union County celebrates Four Centuries In A Weekend, when historic sites and museums across the County open their doors to the public, free of charge.

Many of the sites are within walking distance of the train stations across the County, with some sites offering ...

Partners in Awareness, Access and Action – Susan G. Komen North Jersey and City of Newark to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Newark on October 28

Susan G. Komen North Jersey has forged an exciting new partnership with the City of Newark to present a free Women’s Wellness Expo. The inaugural Expo, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-4:00pm at the JFK Recreation Center, will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health and healthy lifestyles, provide free access to breast ...

New Things are Happening in the Old Deserted Village During ‘Four Centuries in a Weekend,’ Oct. 21-22

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – In spite of its name, the Deserted Village of Feltville receives thousands of visitors every month.  More than 2,500 visitors are expected on this coming weekend alone for the Village’s annual open house during Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend” program.  Even those who have been to the Deserted Village before will ...

Unintentional Consequence of WWI: American Religious Pluralism and the Jewish Experience @ ScotLib

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m., Jessica Cooperman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at Muhlenberg College, will discuss an unintentional consequence of involvement in World War I -- American religious pluralism and the depiction of Judaism and Catholicism as equal partners to Protestantism in the “three faiths of American ...

Nationwide YMCA Membership is Coming in November!

YMCA Members will have access to Y Facilities across the United States

At the Summit Area YMCA, we believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come about when the community works together to invest in our youth, our health, and our neighbors. Strengthening the community is the foundation from which the Y was built upon. In order to provide the most meaningful impact, and ...

The Summit Area YMCA kicks off Healthy U

A state-wide program promoting healthy lifestyles for children comes to the Y!

SUMMIT, NJ   As a part of our dedication to youth development and healthy living, the Summit Area YMCA provides the Healthy U curriculum that teaches children in our communities to adapt healthy living habits that will follow them into adulthood. Healthy U, a statewide initiative introducing the award winning ...

JCP&L Reminds Customers Assistance and Service Programs are Available to Help Pay Utility Bills

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.

    Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who ...

Wait. What?

Don’t you have homework to do?

 

My teenage daughter is watching TV, texting, facetiming, instagramming, listening to music, and typing on a laptop all at the same time. 

 

Don’t you have homework to do?  I have to repeat myself a little louder because she is insulated in her electronic cocoon by ear buds.

 

“I am doing homework,” ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

A New Way to Approach Affordable Housing: A Statement from Council Candidates Doll and Baer Peterson

October 16, 2017

Affordable housing is a complex issue that requires communication, transparency, and inclusivity, along with dedicated leadership and coordination between many levels of our local and state governments. All too often, this issue is used as a political "hot potato" which is fueled by rhetoric, unclear narratives, and partisan politics.

As a municipality, we are currently in an ...

Meet Borough Council Candidate Jamie Baer Peterson

My husband and I moved to New Providence 20 years ago because we thought it was the perfect place to raise our kids while having access to NYC for our careers.  We have grown to deeply love this community and the friends we have made here.  I have been an active volunteer and committee chair in all the pre-schools and public schools my three children have attended. I have also ...

Keith Doll: A Call to Service

The inspiration for my campaign is rooted in my desire to affect positive change in service to the community where my wife and I have chosen to raise our family.

Since declaring my candidacy, I have been moved and motivated by the stories of all the residents I've met and spoken with along this incredible journey.

Running as a Democratic candidate for New Providence Borough Council, ...

LaZare: Trump Tax Worst Thing for District 21

For District 21, Trump's tax proposal is giving residents twenty thousand reasons to vote Democratic next month.

Trump's tax bill wants to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction on Federal taxes. Of all the voting districts in the country, ours will be among the worst hit as residents here on average get $20,000 a year in deductions directly from SALT.

This tax ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...