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New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Councilman DeSarno - Munoz & Matsikoudis are a Great Team To Serve Our Community

September 18, 2019

New Providence is a proud, strong, welcoming, caring and compassionate town.  It is a community comprised of individuals who eagerly give of themselves in order to make a positive contribution.  Participation in one of our many community organizations, boards, committees, schools, athletic teams or volunteering time on our Fire Department or Rescue Squad are just some of the many ways ...

John F.X. Keane Endorsement

To the Editor,

New Providence is a wonderful town, but it needs to be more affordable. It needs to work on sustainability and be more openly inclusive. People who work here, such as teachers, fire fighters, police officers and retailers, cannot afford to live here because real estate is so expensive. We need to put real effort into providing more affordable housing so those working in our ...

Summit's St. Teresa Church Hosts 'Fall Fiesta' Oct. 4; Funds Raised Support Mission Trip, Families in Need

September 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - For nearly two decades, a group of volunteers from St. Teresa of Avila Church has made an annual trip a small town in Mexico, not far from Mexico City. Many Summit High School and middle school volunteers have played an essential role on this service trip and are often accompanied by a parent.

Projects have included construction and field ...

Rockin’ the Reservation Event Coming to Union County’s Watchung Reservation on September 29th

Union County, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the second annual Rockin’ the Reservation seasonal family activity event will take place on Sunday, September 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Loop in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.

The Loop is located off W.R. Tracy Drive in Mountainside. It features large open fields, ...

And the Winner Is…Play!

September 10, 2019

 I often write about current research or headlines to provide additional context to a topic in the news. Most of my articles focus on various aspects of child development, such as whether children need play, whether technology is to blame for social issues such as lack of empathy and declining manners, what is social-emotional learning and should schools teach it, and ACEs, what are the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert - Sunburn

Dear Susan, 

How do I treat a sunburn and rehydrate my skin after being out in the sun? Will being in the sun make me look older?  

Now that fall is approaching—and much needed after this hot, hot New Jersey summer—it’s time to learn how to repair, rehydrate, and replenish our skin from all of the sun exposure we faced. Sunburn has been almost inevitable ...

Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Why Having a Finance Professional Matters

Why Having a Financial Professional Matters
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

What kind of role can a financial professional play for an investor? The answer: a very important one. While the value of such a relationship is hard to quantify, the intangible ...

Your Extended Care Strategy

Your Extended Care Strategy
Are you prepared for the possibility – and expense – of eldercare?

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

Do you have an extra $33,000 to $100,000 to spare this year? How about next year, and the year after that? Your answer to these questions is probably “no.”

What could possibly cost so ...