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Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 22, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Post Thanksgiving Winter Storm Intensifies

December 2, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Phase Three of the post-Thanksgiving storm is well underway.  Models came together and are showing the storm to be a bit colder aloft than originally forecast.  This means higher snow totals than first predicted, and a later conclusion to the storm, now forecast to end near sunrise Tuesday morning.

Final accumulation totals are looking as follows:

South ...

Thanksgiving Storm-Sunday Update

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The three-part storm system has evolved exactly as models have predicted.  Rain has over swept most of the Central and Southern New Jersey areas, with freezing rain and snow now covering all areas north of I-80.

Any areas other than far Northwest NJ will see a changeover to all rain for the remainder of Sunday. The areas at highest elevations and the Northwest ...

Animals in the Wayne Animal Shelter Get Holiday Surprises

December 5, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – This is the seventh year in a row that Wayne resident Candace Margiotta-Ross has come with a truck load of donated supplies for the Alan Purcell Wayne Animal Shelter (WAS); just in time for the holidays.  “It’s so needed and it’s such a wonderful thing,” said Sally Herman the Manager of the WAS.

“This is the best town for an animal shelter; ...

One Vets’ Journey from Jumping Out of Planes to Caring for NJ Students

December 4, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ – Andrew Anderson was in his early 20’s when he jumped out of an airplane. 

It wasn’t the first time he’d done it. 

In fact, Sgt. Anderson had been making jumps for years at that point as a para-professional and member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne. That day, a routine training operation at Fort Benning, a US army outpost that straddles ...

Union Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Woman from Second-Floor Window

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters rescued an unconscious woman from a second floor window at a home fully engulfed in flames Sunday night.

A 911 call at about 6:15 Sunday night reported an odor of smoke inside a home on Hillside Avenue.  Union’s Battalion 1 arrived first and notified all responding companies of a working fire on the first and second floors, said Union Fire ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

NJ TRANSIT Must Work For All

Every day, thousands of commuters and businesses in New Jersey’s largest city depend on NJ TRANSIT to move people to and from their workplaces. Thousands of additional Newark residents rely on buses, trains and light rail to get them to schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and other destinations. Mass transit has played a vital role in Newark’s history, and NJ TRANSIT holds the key ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

Tis the Season

This time of year, from Thanksgiving through the New Year celebration, is a season that provides for us the opportunity to stop our busy lives for a moment and give thanks for our many gifts and blessings; it’s a time of birth and renewal. No matter what your religion or belief structure, it’s a time when we can come together and celebrate new beginnings.

Often, however, we get so ...

Intentions versus Actions

For the past few weeks, I have been the recipient of repeated hurtful actions and when I communicated my feelings with each perpetrator, the same response was offered, “It wasn’t my intention.” The frequency and flippancy of this explanation has gotten me to thinking about accountability, and whether intentions or actions should be the guide by which we measure relationships and ...

Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Philippe Généreux Named One of World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

December 5, 2019

Only One in 1,000 Scientists Receive This Designation; Dr. Géneréux’s Papers Rank in the Top 1% of Citations for Clinical Medicine

Morristown, NJ – Philippe Géneréux, MD, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel ...

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: IRS, Security Summit warns business owners about being a target for identity thieves

Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urges employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.

Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent returns. To address this and protect ...