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The Presidential Election, Pandemic and Polling

Wed, October 28, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

The Presidential Election, Pandemic and Polling

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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 ...

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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“Our Public Works Building looked out of date and was an eyesore.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 ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

October 28, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

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 ...

NJ Video Production Company Senior Producer Recounts Journey from Intern to Leader

October 27, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Senior Producer Kayla Steinmetz sat down with East Main Media Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss the production company's evolution and her role in its success.

Steinmetz talked about her experiences beginning in 2014 when she started as an intern, primarily being an assistant editor. Brodeur recalled how Steinmetz contributed to the company's success from ...