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Snow Tonight in New Providence? Not Likely, According to National Weather Service

May 8, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- While TV weather forecasters have been using the dreaded S-word ("snow"), the likelihood that any type of frozen accumulation in New Providence is quite low. 

According to the National Weather Service, tonight we can expect rain, mainly before 3::00 a.m. with a low around 37 and winds from 7 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%, and ...

Murphy Pleased by Behavior of Weekend Visitors to State Parks

NEW JERSEY - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social contact.

Murphy was interviewed Sunday morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News.

"Compliance was ...

Updated: Union County Parks Re-Open May 2 for Passive Recreation Only, with Social Distance Rules

Failure to observe social distance puts others at risk and will result in parks closing.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is reopening County-owned parks effective Saturday, May 2, for passive recreation by individuals who observe social distance guidelines that protect against the COVID-19 virus.

“Social distance saves lives, it’s as simple as that,” said ...

Union County Parks to Re-Open on Limited Basis with Social Distancing, May 2

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County parks will partially re-open beginning at dawn on Saturday, May 2, for limited and passive activities only, in accordance with statewide restrictions issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The County’s two golf courses will open next week, after routine maintenance is conducted.

“Union County parks will re-open under guidelines that are ...

New Providence Troop 63 Boy Scouts Make the Most of Quarantine with a “Virtual Backyard Campout”

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The scouts of Troop 63 in New Providence had to cancel their April camping trip to Washington’s Crossing in Titusville, NJ because of the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Murphy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The trip was going to be their first tent camping trip of the year and they had planned to have a 10-mile bike hike along the Delaware ...

Earth Day Activities and Online Learning in Union County

Union County residents can explore backyard science activities, observe peregrine falcons in the wild, learn about sustainable gardening, and participate in many more free environmental programs online as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches on April 22.

“The message of Earth Day continues to be one of hope for the future,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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Get Tips and Tricks to Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

May 26, 2020

Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 1. 

“This series will assist gardeners of all levels by educating on the ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 27, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 30, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

Union County Clerk to Resume Limited In-Person Services, by Appointment Only

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that beginning on Tuesday, June 2, the County Clerk’s offices will begin in-person appointments to swear in notaries and assist persons seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates.

Everyone seeking these services in person is required to make an appointment in advance and wear a face mask at all times, in order ...

VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Looks at Buying Versus Bye-ing

With stocks markets up nearly 40% since the market low despite continuing virus concerns, does an investor now buy or bye? Point View’s David Dietze speaks live via Skype (5.24.20)!  https://youtu.be/dtDmC83y7fU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

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2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...

Avoiding Non-spouse Beneficiary Mistakes

As the beneficiary of an inherited IRA, you might be aware of some rules that come with these retirement accounts. However, are you also aware that the rules vary depending on whether you are a spouse, a non-spouse or a trust beneficiary?

From required distributions to even the titling of the account, understanding the differences based on the type of beneficiary is crucial to avoid paying ...