Guest Column

May 21, 2020

When I was a child, growing up on Quitman Street in Newark meant any adult could tell any child to straighten up and fly right, should they observe that child in need of such advice. The neighborhood was like an extended family, and people were thankful to have extra sets of eyes and ears to look ...

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In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms.  To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s a good thing that Gov. Murphy closed the parks in April because on a cold April morning Mei-An Raicer decided to jog on the beach in Belmar, instead of the park. She came across two strange birds wrapped together in braided fishing line.  They were American oystercatchers — beach ...

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  If you have been feeling uncertain these days, here is something you can be sure of:  There will be a future, with new challenges and opportunities, and Passaic County Community College is here NOW to help you prepare for that future. We’re here with over 70 outstanding  degree and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- My life has completely changed since the COVID-19 outbreak happened: no hanging out with friends, no eating at restaurants, no going to school. I can’t go to the store, I can’t go to a friend’s house and if I want to talk to someone, I have to call them on Zoom! I’m mostly worried ...

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The coronavirus pandemic exposes a surprising fact: Ninety-percent of all antibiotics, common cold and flu, and pain-relief medications found in America’s medicine cabinets are made in China, not the United States. America’s largest pharmaceutical companies now outsource to China the manufacture ...

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The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic. The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano presented an overview of the 2020 municipal budget during the Township Council meeting on March 23, which features no tax increase to the municipal portion of taxes.  Damiano touted the Township's strong financial position and the recent upgrade to a AA ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Public Library recently held its fourth annual "Family Fun Night," an evening of refreshments and family-oriented entertainment, sponsored by the library and the Little Falls Biz.  Approximately 40 attendees enjoyed the evening's activities on March 6. Kids ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The March 23 Township Council meeting was conducted in adherence to the recent COVID-19 virus state mandate measures with Mayor James Damiano and the Council conducting the business of the meeting electronically.  Damiano was physically present during the meeting, along with ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Winners of the Friends of the Little Falls Public Library's "Design a Bookmark"  contest were recently recognized by the Little Falls Township Council. According to Kristie Puffin, president, the winners all designed their own bookmarks, which will be printed and displayed at the ...

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It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so ...

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As we come to the end of this year’s Black History Month, we’ve seen and heard again the stories of advocates who selflessly sacrificed to open the doors of greater equality. Names we are all familiar with like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano presented his proposed 2020 budget to the Township Council at Monday night's council meeting, which highlights no increase to municipal taxes. Council members will have an opportunity to review the Mayor’s budget and make any additions, deletions or changes ...

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