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New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Fairfield, NJ

FAIRFIELD, NJ - North Jersey residents will now have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Fairfield, NJ. New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry opened last week and has started to accept new patients!

Dr. Mary Sayegh, the Founder and President of New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry, expressed her excitement in a recent interview with TAPinto. "At New Jersey ...

Deaf Cheerleader Overcomes Adversity To Be on Sidelines

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Jamelia Hughes got her introduction to cheerleading by watching YouTube videos every day.

Now, the 7-year-old Coral Springs resident is in her first year as a member of the 8-Under Coral Springs Chargers cheerleading squad which is part of the American Youth Football League. Born severely deaf, and after six surgeries and hearing aids, she cheers for her brother ...

More than 100 Shelter Pets Arrive at Morristown Airport Following Hurricane Ian

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 100 shelter pets from Florida arrived at Morristown Airport on Sunday, October 2.

The airlift transported dogs and cats who were in shelters prior to the storm.  The flight will allow local shelters to make room for an influx of homeless or surrendered pets at Florida shelters, including a hard-hit animal shelter ...

Carlo's Bake Shop to Open Second NYC Location

HOBOKEN, NJ - Carlo’s Bakery is a Hoboken staple, but entrepreneur Buddy Valastro has ventured out of the Mile-Square City.

Also known as the “Cake Boss”, Buddy Valastro’s show aired on TLC from April 2009 and ran until April 2020.

Now, Carlo’s Bakery will be opening its second NYC location at 1500 Broadway at 7th Ave and W.

Submissions Being Accepted for 4th Annual 2022 Congressional App Challenge

October 5, 2022

Parsippany, NJ – Registration for the 4th Annual Congressional App Challenge for students in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District is now open, announced  Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) 

“In New Jersey, we’re proud to have more scientists and engineers per square mile than anywhere in the world. Each year, our students bring their New Jersey ...

Rutgers-New Brunswick Among U.S. News Top 20 Public Universities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University-New Brunswick is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings released in September.

Named #19 of Top Public Schools Among National Universities, Rutgers-New Brunswick climbed higher in the rankings from #23 last year. The rankings also revealed advances ...

‘Intellectual Freedom’: NJ Library Pushes Back Against Book Bans

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Memorial Library is taking a stand against book bans amid what is being described as a “surge” in book challenges and censorship nationwide.

Limiting people’s access to books does not protect them from life’s complex and challenging issues and all people deserve to see themselves reflected in a library’s collection, the ...

New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Fairfield, NJ

October 5, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ - North Jersey residents will now have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Fairfield, NJ. New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry opened last week and has started to accept new patients!

Dr. Mary Sayegh, the Founder and President of New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry, expressed her excitement in a recent interview with TAPinto. "At New Jersey ...

New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force Dedicates Buddy Benches

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force recently cut the ribbon to two buddy benches, one at Charles Olbon School and the other at the Alfred Baumann Library. The Charles Olbon bench was funded by the New Jersey Education Association and the Library bench was funded by the Woodland Park Democratic Organization.

A "buddy bench" is a ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

September 26, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The bill, S-3047, is sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden/Gloucester) and James Beach (D-Burlington/Camden), and defines a ...

Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Other Big Stars to Jersey City

September 30, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An upcoming film “Inappropriate Behavior,” has brought film legend Robert DeNiro, and a host of other A-list celebrities to Jersey City in recent weeks. 

According to sources the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg and Rainn Wilson.

Stephanie Daniels, director of the Mayor’s Office on Films, said the project is using multiple sites ...

Two Weekends Full of Fun Ahead For Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The next two weekends in Woodland Park will be full of fun!

The annual Woodland Park Day celebration will be held this Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. to dusk at the Memorial Middle School field complex, which will feature a day full of activities for all ages capped with fireworks at dusk. There will be 45 vendors, food trucks, and exhibitors; a beer garden; and free ...

Wayne’s Bravest Battles Early Morning House Fire

September 30, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – It was a rude awakening for the volunteers of the Wayne Fire Department. At 2:36 a.m. early Friday morning, the call came in for a working house fire on Urban Club Road in Wayne, which is just off of the Valley Road Extension. Companies #3 and #4 were called in.

Wayne PD were first to arrive and immediately confirmed a working fire. An orange glow from flames that had ...

Suspects Arrested for Used Cooking Oil Theft in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – Of all the things to steal, who would’ve thought that a restaurant’s used cooking oil would be the target of enterprising thieves? Thefts like these are on the rise, and two people were arrested recently, charged with just such a theft, here in Wayne.

Ian Honauer, one of the owners of the Taphouse in Wayne, told TAPinto that used cooking oil has a monetary ...

Deaf Cheerleader Overcomes Adversity To Be on Sidelines

October 5, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Jamelia Hughes got her introduction to cheerleading by watching YouTube videos every day.

Now, the 7-year-old Coral Springs resident is in her first year as a member of the 8-Under Coral Springs Chargers cheerleading squad which is part of the American Youth Football League. Born severely deaf, and after six surgeries and hearing aids, she cheers for her brother ...

Judge Breaks The Record With 62 Home Runs

In the first inning of the second game of the day between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, Aaron Judge was able to crush his 62nd home run of the season and break Roger Maris’ 61 year record and claim the title of the AL home run king.

The fans at Choctaw Stadium showed an immense amount of love toward Judge in his chase for the record. When Judge first got up to bat, the fans at ...

Little Falls Annual 5K Run/Walk A Big Success

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Recreation Department held the annual Run Little Falls 5K Run/Walk 2022 on Oct. 2. During a cool, fall morning runners and walkers warmed up and either ran or walked down a route that started and ended at the Little Falls Sports & Recreation Complex, located at 160 Paterson Avenue. 

The event brought out roughly 175 participants. All participants ...

Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Recommends Over $15 Million in Grants

September 30, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), approved a total of $15,758,315 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund to save and promote historic sites, including two in Plainfield, throughout the state. Sixty-five preservation planning, heritage tourism, and capital projects are ...

$500K to Rehab Paterson Museum

PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Museum and Library Executive Director Corey Fleming, and Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano announced that Paterson has been awarded $500,000 from the National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant for the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting Shop building, home of the Paterson Museum. 

Of the $24.5 million in ...

LBI's Beach Polo Classic is Back October 1

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last year's inaugural Beach Polo Classic was a hit -- literally.

Come join Long Beach Township and Tinicum Park Polo Club on October 1, 2022, for their 2nd Annual Beach Polo event on 68th Street Oceanside in LBT.

You’ll get to watch an exciting polo match with galloping horses and talented players on our beautiful LBI beach. 

Tickets are ...

Sax LLP Annual 4 MILER Raises $97K for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

October 3, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Almost 200 runners and walkers were registered for the Sax LLP Annual 4 MILER to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

Despite the rain and unseasonably cold weather, there was an amazing turn-out and a check presentation of $97,000 to St. Joseph’s Health, to help fund programs to support pediatric patients. 

Accepting the check ...

Totowa Holds First Annual Fall Blood Drive

TOTOWA, N.J. - The Borough will hold its First Annual Fall Blood Drive at the Barnyard and Carriage House on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is being sponsored by Mayor John Coiro and Senator Kristin M. Corrado.

"Giving the gift of life is important because there is an emergency shortage of all blood types," said Recreation Director Mark Monteyne. "It's a ...

New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Fairfield, NJ

October 5, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ - North Jersey residents will now have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Fairfield, NJ. New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry opened last week and has started to accept new patients!

Dr. Mary Sayegh, the Founder and President of New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry, expressed her excitement in a recent interview with TAPinto. "At New Jersey ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Carlo's Bake Shop to Open Second NYC Location

October 5, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - Carlo’s Bakery is a Hoboken staple, but entrepreneur Buddy Valastro has ventured out of the Mile-Square City.

Also known as the “Cake Boss”, Buddy Valastro’s show aired on TLC from April 2009 and ran until April 2020.

Now, Carlo’s Bakery will be opening its second NYC location at 1500 Broadway at 7th Ave and W.

Proposed Senate Bill Could Mean New Grocery Packaging Options for Totowa Consumers

TRENTON -- A new bill is being considered in the Senate that would redefine how food related businesses can package items to be delivered to Totowa homes. 

Introduced by Senator Bob Smith (D-Middlesex/Somerset) of Piscataway and Senator Kristen Corrado (R-Bergen/Essex/Morris/Passaic), bill S-3114, if signed into law would allow grocery delivery services and their customers to choose from ...

Costco’s Popular Hot Dog and Soda Combo will Remain at $1.50

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Fans of Costco Wholesale have something to cheer about: the cheap, ultra-popular hot dog and soda combo will remain at $1.50 – for now.

Despite rising inflation, the company’s chief financial officer Richard Galanti recently announced that the big-box retailer in Coral Springs and across the nation have made no plans to raise the price of its famous ...

This Fall Grow Garlic in Your Totowa Garden for Flavorful Meals and Health Benefits

October 5, 2022

TOTOWA, NJ - Add a bit of flavor and health benefits to your main course with some homegrown garlic.  This vegetable has been used for thousands of years as both food and medicine.  Today it is credited with fighting heart disease, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting the immune system while fighting cancer. 

Grow garlic in a well-drained soil and full ...

Van Vleck House & Gardens Celebrates Fall Season with Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Vleck House & Gardens are supporting Fall with 'Scarecrows in the Garden' exhibit from October 17-31. 

The Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit consists of handcrafted scarecrows created by scout troops, nonprofits, local businesses, families, classes, and individuals on display in the gardens. 

Winners will be selected in each category to win ...

Add Colorful Mums for Fall Gardens and Containers to Your Little Falls Home

Add a burst of fresh color to the fall landscape with mums. This traditional fall flower is still a favorite of many.  These fall beauties come in a wide range of colors and provide weeks of floral beauty. Mums are great in containers, the garden, and cut flower bouquets. Fall just wouldn’t be the same without them.

When shopping for mums you may see them labeled as garden, ...

More than 100 Shelter Pets Arrive at Morristown Airport Following Hurricane Ian

October 5, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 100 shelter pets from Florida arrived at Morristown Airport on Sunday, October 2.

The airlift transported dogs and cats who were in shelters prior to the storm.  The flight will allow local shelters to make room for an influx of homeless or surrendered pets at Florida shelters, including a hard-hit animal shelter ...

Hoboken Kitten In Running For ‘America’s Favorite Pet’

HOBOKEN, NJ — A kitten from Hoboken is in the running to earn the title of America’s Favorite Pet. 

After enduring several rounds of voting, Antoinette Olivia, a 9-month-old emotional support Bengal cat, beat out 95 other beloved pets and is now ranked second place in her group in America’s Favorite Pet Animal Kingdom, a new pet popularity contest. 

Group finals ...

Murphy’s favorability rating improves, poll finds

October 1, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy’s favorability rating is enjoying a dramatic upswing. A new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday shows 47% of residents have a favorable opinion of the governor. That’s a double-digit increase compared to six months ago when he took a hit in the same poll, with just a 33% favorability rating. About half of New Jerseyans, 54%, continue to approve of the job ...

New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America: New Study

October 4, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance ...

Paladino's Vision for Modern, Bustling New Brunswick Will Need a Train Station to Match

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Chris Paladino wasn't on hand to help unveil the sweeping renovations and improvements planned for the New Brunswick Train Station, but Gov. Phil Murphy gave him a shout-out.

Then, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin praised Paladino for his leadership.

It prompted the DEVCO president, who was home recovering from a bout with COVID-19, to later quip: “I ...

Learn More About New Jersey’s ANCHOR Program to See if You Qualify for the Property Tax Rebate Program

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is offering a rebate on property taxes for residents who qualify, and residents are encouraged to take advantage of the program. 

ANCHOR (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters), formerly known as the Homestead Rebate Program, provides property tax rebates to NJ residents who owned or rented their home as of October 1, 2019, filed ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

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Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

The Talent Dilemma

The talent dilemma is an issue in the 21st century.

We are in a time where everyone needs to become flexible and adaptive to new challenges.

It’s tough hiring the right people right now. If you manage staff, you’re probably worried about them leaving.

As an employee, you may wonder if you should move on to “greener pastures.”

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Sun, October 9, 8:00 AM

Riverside County Park, Lyndhurst

Head of the Passaic Regatta

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

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Creating a Basic Business Plan

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Berkeley College Transfer Open House

Aaron Judge Breaks The Record With 62 Home Runs

In the first inning of the second game of the day between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, Aaron Judge was able to crush his 62nd home run of the season and break Roger Maris’ 61 year record and claim the title of the AL home run king.

The fans at Choctaw Stadium showed an immense amount of love toward Judge in his chase for the record. When Judge first got up to bat, the fans at ...

What We Can Learn From Jayyson Raines

Hailing from West Orange, NJ, Jayyson Raines is the embodiment of what it means to be a student-athlete at the highest level of college football. As a wide receiver for Stanford University, Raines’ work ethic on and off the field has allowed him to separate himself from others since high school.

Working hard and striving for what you want is something that Raines did not come up with ...

Aaron Judge Breaks The Record With 62 Home Runs

In the first inning of the second game of the day between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, Aaron Judge was able to crush his 62nd home run of the season and break Roger Maris’ 61 year record and claim the title of the AL home run king.

The fans at Choctaw Stadium showed an immense amount of love toward Judge in his chase for the record. When Judge first got up to bat, the fans at ...

Atlantic Health System and New York Jets Partner on Series of Events to Fight Cancer as Part of "Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer" Campaign

October 5, 2022

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against cancer with a focus on pediatric oncology as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Through a series of events, the Jets and Atlantic Health System will increase awareness, provide comfort, and raise money for those that have been affected by ...

Grand Opening of Woodford Hall and The Ties at Woodford Hall

LITTLE FALLS - On Sunday, October 9, 2022, Woodford Hall will celebrate its grand opening in the recently renovated banquet hall as well as the attached bar and restaurant known as The Ties at Woodford Hall, the recipient of the Best of Little Falls Award 2022 in the category of Bar & Grill. 

            Woodford Hall is the ...

St. Joseph’s Health Appoints Eric T. Choi, MD, FACS Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric T. Choi, MD, FACS, as the new Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and as a member of the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Choi comes to St. Joseph’s from Temple University Hospital, where he served as Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Co-Surgical Director of the Temple ...

Passaic County Sheriff Promotes Eight

October 3, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Eight Passaic County Sheriff Officers were administered the oath of office for their new ranks on Monday at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy. 

The newly adopted titles included Lieutenant, Correctional Captain, Captain and Sergeant. 

“I’m very proud of my executive staff and all the officers that work here at the Passaic County ...

Passaic County Commissioners Cut Ribbon On The Gateway To The Great Falls

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, the Passaic County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Spruce Street Bridge Project. The newly finished project, considered by locals to be the Gateway to the Great Falls, included the rehabilitation of the bridge, upgrades at the intersection of Wayne and Totowa Ave, and improvements along Front ...

Montclair Students Celebrate the International Day of Peace

September 30, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair students celebrated the International Day of Peace last week, officials announced.

The September 21 event was a collaborative effort in support of 24-hours of non-violence and cease-fire where students from Montclair High School and Edgemont Montessori school stood in solidarity with others across the world.

“Montclair High ...

New Jersey Must Mandate the Use of Auditable Paper Ballots at all Polling Locations

August 27, 2022

In 2019, one year prior to the most critical election in our nation’s history, I called on my colleagues in Essex County government to take the necessary steps to protect and secure the integrity of our elections and election results. In my role at the time as President of the Essex County Board of Commissioners, I began working alongside SOMA Action’s Voting ...

Most Likely To

They call it adolescephobia. Fear of high school reunions.

Unless you never attended high school, I don’t think I need to explain this. Because no matter how long you have been out of your teenage years, there is always some residual anxiety reuniting with a room full of past teenage selves who are also experiencing residual anxiety.

I am going to one next week. A high school reunion.

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).

 

Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

Creating Lasting Love

It has been reported that the divorce rate in America is 50 percent for first marriages, 67 percent for second marriages, and 73 percent for third marriages. These numbers indicate that many people repeat the same mistakes over and over again. While a new relationship may look different at first, before long we are right back where we started, dealing with the same issues again, repeating the ...