Admissions Abridged

As we trudge through submission season this year I’ve found some questions that have surprised me.  Those of us shepherding families through their college applications, myself included, can mistakenly start “talking shop” with the assumption that parents and students are following along.  Acronyms start flying around and we get into our groove, not realizing we’ve left the newbies in the dust. So for those of you on your second or third rodeo, this post might be a bit elementary, but to those of you just ...


On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!  

Atlantic View

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long been a method of safe and precise laser treatment for complex head and neck surgeries at Morristown Medical Center, the new BEACON Laser System from ...

Dear Susan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at participating facilities. The Program & How to Participate At the heart of the program is a deep desire to nurture the soul and spirit.

Finance Decoded

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines Part 1 of 4 Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more than 10 years younger and are the sole primary beneficiary for the entire year. They will use the Joint Life Expectancy Table. There is a 50% penalty ...

Liz on Theatre

‘Charley’s Aunt’ charms with comedic flair at Shakespeare Theatre By LIZ KEILL MADISON, NJ – Who knew that “Charley’s Aunt” would be such a riotous, ridiculous success?  This 1892 play written by Brandon Thomas has all the elements of farce, disguise, intrigue and absurdity to make it a hit, even today. Joseph Discher has directed a sterling cast in this fast-paced, handsome production. Set, of course, in Victorian times, presumably at St. Olde’s College, Oxford, the plot centers on ...

New Providence Notables

Recently, two candidates of different parties showed that some causes are too important for party lines. On US Voter Registration Day, Sharing Network reminded the public, by posting on their Facebook page, there are some things we can all agree on. Elizabeth Stamler, Democratic candidate for Scotch Plains Council, and Pete DeSarno, Republican candidate for New Providence borough council -  are reaching across the aisle to show their support of organ and tissue donation.

New Providence Youth Score Board

Congratulations to our 10U National and 12U National PAL Softball Teams as they both brought Championship titles in the Long Hill Softball League this past weekend.  10U defeated the Berkeley Heights Heat 12-10 in six innings in an exciting and well-played game. This is the first Championship for this 10U team as a collective group. Directly following the 10U victory, our 12U girls took the field for the late game and got off to an excellent start to take the lead with five runs in the first inning. The Pioneers went on to ...

The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

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