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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 ...

A New Face in Politics: Lacey Rzeszowski

October 16, 2017

Maybe it’s the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather, the exciting race to the World Series, that brings to mind what Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by watching.”  The last couple of months I have been observing a new face in politics -- Lacey Rzeszowski, Democratic candidate for Assembly in our district (LD21).  What I have observed is a woman ...

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UN Administrator to Speak at Breakfast

Arts & Entertainment Government

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Hatha Yoga Flow

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Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

October 16, 2017

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community ...

Scarecrows are Back – Vote Today!

The New Providence Scarecrow Stroll and Contest, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, is back! Everyone is invited to stroll through downtown New Providence to visit all the scarecrows and choose their favorite.  Anyone can vote in a store or shop that has a scarecrow "VOTE HERE" sign in their window.  Voting continues through November 1 (one vote per person).

The 2nd half of the Fall Challenge has begun

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The 2nd half of the Fall Challenge has begun!

ONGOING ENROLLMENT, even midway through out Fall Challenge!
Still contemplating if THE MAX Challenge is for you?
Hear about our MAX members thoughts, struggles and success stories...as they were once in your shoes!
There is still time to enroll in the current Challenge!  SPECIAL PRICING IS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME.  

Click to sign up for a FREE Trial Class any day, ...

Revolutionary War Historian to Speak at Four Centuries Event

Revolutionary War historian and author Robert Mayers will be the guest speaker at Union County’s Four Centuries In A Weekend at the Deserted Village on Sunday, October 22.

Mayers, who plans to discuss Gen. George Washington’s troop movements in the Watchung Mountains, among other topics, will speak at 1 p.m. at Masker’s Barn.  His talk will be followed by a question and ...

Lantern Cemetery Tour of Aging Tombstones on Tap  -- If You Dare

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar.

As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run ...

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 ...

Meet Borough Council Candidate Jamie Baer Peterson

October 15, 2017

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 ...

Solving Our Gun Violence Problem at the Polls

The loss of life in Las Vegas this week was even more tragic because it was preventable. In spite of what the gun lobby would like us to believe, we can and must make this country safe from gun violence. 

In 1996, a shooting spree in a gift shop in Tasmania left 35 people dead—the most deadly mass shooting in the country’s history. In the immediate aftermath, ...

A New Commitment to Pedestrian and Traffic Safety: A Statement from Council Candidates Doll and Baer Peterson

Safety first. It’s a mantra we’ve all heard since childhood. Here in New Providence, we take immense pride in the security of our neighborhoods. It is of utmost importance to residents with school-age children to know these students can walk to and from school safely. For seniors—and community members of all ages—dedicated to fitness through walking, it’s about ...