Guest Column

April 22, 2021

Like millions of Americans across the nation, my colleagues and I at NJCDC have watched the trial of Derek Chauvin with great interest—and great horror—over the last several weeks. It has, at times, been a heart-wrenching experience as witness after witness recounted the abject brutality of what ...

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In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and ...

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Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Let’s correct the myths that are buzzing around the academic community regarding the use of SAT and ACT scores with the college admissions process.  TAPinto sat with David Blobaum, co-founder of Summit Prep, to discuss why SAT and ACT testing is not optional. “If students ...

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It’s been one year since the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic.  It was year that many of us will not want to remember. A year of unbearable heartbreak, pain and sadness. A year in which over two and a half global deaths were attributed to the virus. A year in which half a ...

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Nutley UNICO held their annual raffle drawing on February 4, 2021 in support of their scholarship program for Nutley high school seniors. Each year high school students apply to the Nutley chapter to win over $32,000 in scholarship funds. Nutley UNICANs sold a total of 325 tickets at $100 to ...

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When last we addressed the Township, we spoke about Prism’s desire to make ON3 a “Mixed-Use” Development. Exactly what is Mixed-Use Development, and why is it good for Nutley and Clifton? Traditionally, land use planning followed a silo approach meant to keep residences, shops, factories and ...

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Last month, we watched in horror as Americans in Texas suffered one of the worst energy crises outside of a natural disaster in recent memory. When an unprecedented cold streak gripped the state, residents there found their energy infrastructure woefully inadequate, and millions were left without ...

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The unearthing of a more than 140-year-old well by PSE&G crews working in Irvington generated a buzz in a neighborhood that has endured months of COVID-19 restrictions and revealed a vital piece of the town’s past as a farming hub. In early December, after two years of upgrading pipes ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent announcement that some statewide COVID-19 business restrictions are being relaxed may signal that more relief is ahead for small- and medium-sized businesses. The welcome news comes as New Jersey’s COVID benchmarks are finally trending lower. But as chief medical ...

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If someone says their heart is broken, you instantly know what that means: The person is feeling deep grief, usually from the loss of a love relationship or the passing of a loved one. The pain is emotional, but it can feel—and be—physical as well. In fact, cardiac specialists know extreme ...

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What slows down our personal and professional growth? What holds us back from reaching out, making connections, having conversations, and building relationships? Most importantly, what keeps us back from Standing Out? What makes it difficult for us to reach out and talk to people? I know for ...

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Monday ; Washington's Birthday                            Military General - first President of the United States of America. Led the Patriots to victory in war for Independence. Much could be said that is positive here drawback is that  Washington being a Slave Owner of over 400 ...

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As New Jersey’s college and university presidents of color, we share a duty to be advocates for knowledge, truth, equity and humanity. We have come together collectively to encourage our fellow members of Black and brown communities to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. We ...

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