Guest Column

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate. This is a story about a mother.   And, it ...

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Greetings from your Councilman At-Large! Franklin Township is one of the most diverse communities in the great State of NJ.  As an elected official in the Municipality with nearly 23% South Asian population I must speak about the responsibility of the US Government to immediately help mitigate the ...

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By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and ...

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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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Dear Editor,        On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Rich and Laura Fredricks delivered two memorial benches to the East Brunswick High School in loving memory of their daughter, Emily, a 2011 graduate of EBHS.  Emily was 24 years old when she was killed by the driver of a sanitation truck while ...

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April is National Autism Awareness Month which means it is the right time to talk about Autism, the Autism Spectrum, and what it actually means. As of 2016, 1 out of every 54 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).   This matters to me ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares: Stop Asian Hate Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that ...

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“Framing Britney Spears”, the new hit FX and Hulu documentary, remains captivating, yet gut-wrenching, as it provides a glimpse into what the filmmakers depict as Britney Spears’s shockingly miserable life as a celebrity who has little control over her own life. The American pop star took over ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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During a typical year (meaning pre-pandemic), more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green, according to WalletHub. Overall, billions of dollars typically are spent on clothing, flags, green carnations, dining, and, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For members of the LGBTQIA+ community, coming out of the closet can be one of the most important and impactful moments in their lives. This is exactly what 17-year-old American dancer and singer Joelle “JoJo'' Siwa experienced.   JoJo Siwa rose to fame for appearing on ...

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Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to most of us in aging services, we need to consider what’s next.  What more can be done as we need to stay vigilant on additional ways of reopening New Jersey businesses and safeguarding employees? I believe the latest technologies are the ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these ...

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