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Thu, October 8, 2:00 PM

Virtual Union Public Library, Virtual/Union

Supreme Court Preview: 2020-2021

Education Government Other

Add to My Calendar 10/08/2020 2:00pm 10/08/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Supreme Court Preview: 2020-2021

The new Court begins its term the first Monday in October. The issues l they take on and their decisions could affect every aspect of our lives for a very long time. Join Constitutional scholar and Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor Bruce Peabody for a fascinating and vital discussion.To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance.

Virtual Virtual/Union, NJ 07083
The Presidential Election, Pandemic and Polling

Wed, October 28, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

The Presidential Election, Pandemic and Polling

Government Other

Add to My Calendar 10/28/2020 2:00pm 10/28/2020 3:00pm America/New_York The Presidential Election, Pandemic and Polling

The presidential election brought into sharp focus the public's unease with the accuracy of polls. From underestimating sizable differences, to overstating levels of support, the role of public opinion polls in our democracy goes far beyond simply predicting the outcome of a race. Ms. Jenkins will also focus on the extent to which unease over polling accuracy is warranted, as well as the art ...

Virtual Union, NJ 07083

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Modernization Completed at Essex County Public Works Building in Verona

October 28, 2020

VERONA, NJ — The project to transform the exterior appearance and modernize the façade of the Essex County Public Works Building at 900 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona has been completed.

“Our Public Works Building looked out of date and was an eyesore. The new, modern design gives the building a fresh look and complements the nearby Verona community center and surrounding ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

Masked Transit: PATH and Bus Riders Without Facemasks Face $50 Fine

October 29, 2020

NEW YORK, NY - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has announced that people utilizing its mass transit hubs will face a fine for not wearing a facemask.

"Anyone using Port Authority facilities – including airport terminals, PATH stations and trains, AirTrain stations and trains, and bus terminals – must wear face coverings to help protect fellow passengers and ...

State Regulators Raise the Curtain on Liquor Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

October 23, 2020

There is no question that the liquor industry has held a tight monopoly in New Jersey for decades.

That is glaringly evident for any business that attempts to grow in this heavily-regulated marketplace, quickly shot down by an anti-competitive state law that bans any entity from having more than two retail liquor licenses.

The chain store liquor industry has found a way ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

October 29, 2020

Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...