Guest Column

May 31, 2020

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May? With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on ...

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A recent poll on Twitter found that 44% of respondents would take a 10% pay cut in order to work from home permanently. That is interesting, but as interesting, is the fact that 56% said they would not. These statistics line up nicely with the suggested introvert/extrovert divide. Are introverts ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s been two months since we have been under stay at home orders.  This quarantine has forced many of us to make big changes to our daily routines.  With the state of New Jersey surpassing one million people filing for unemployment, financial difficulties are mounting. Couple this with ...

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Seasonal businesses (landscaping, ice cream shops, sports training facilities, and shore-related enterprises) are accustomed to thriving during the warmer months and struggling when the leaves turn brown. Any seasonal company that has been around for several years, understands the need to conserve ...

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Sub: Om Desai has garnered support from hundreds, to petition NJ governor to not to force students to attend school physically during COVID-19 Unlike 31 other states, New Jersey has not yet declared that schools won't reopen this academic ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - They are frustrated, sad, exhausted. But most of all, they’re afraid. They put on the masks, slip on the gloves. They know that it might not be enough. Yet as COVID-19 cases steadily rise, essential workers continue to put themselves on the front line, just as they have always ...

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Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, ...

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         COVID-19 and College Visitation Schools around the country have begun to close, professional sports leagues have been suspended, and citizens are stockpiling toilet paper at unprecedented rates. As a high school student getting ready to visit potential colleges, what does the spread ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. "We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Old guys were wandering around Stop&Shop this morning during OPT (Old People's Time) which runs from 6:00 to 7:30 am.  They looked a bit panicked, showing distressed eyes above their masks.  Not all the agita was caused by the fear of contracting COVID-19 from a cantaloupe, ...

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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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Remember: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If you're feeling down, or you or a loved one feel unsafe, there are plenty of people who feel just the way you do and there are resources available to help you through this. You are not alone Please call or text:  💕Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741 💕Family ...

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​After speaking with many friends today and seeing the panic across the faces across many parents across America, I realized that we're experiencing a secondary reaction to COVID-19: we are in the midst of a virtual learning epidemic. It's running its course across many of our communities and the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Recent events due to the spread of COVID-19 have led students in Middlesex County to have to take their classes online, rather than attend school. The self-quarantining measures were put in place to minimize the spread of the contagious disease.  Many students may find it ...

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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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The author Sandy Scragg has been an award-winning teacher and educator for 20 years. She is a Google Certified Teacher, ran an international nonprofit technology-in-education program, and has written the “Linking to Learning” column for New York Teacher for the past eight years. This week, and ...

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When a family becomes stressed, everyone feels anxious. The anxiety moves easily from person to person in the family.  Anxiety that affects one, affects all. It can be contagious. Our country and our community are in the midst of a great deal of panic and anxiety with the pandemic of the ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatesDue to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health have created webpages to address and monitor the emerging situation. If you have questions about the respiratory infection, ...

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If you’re a parent (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or godparent), chances are that what scares you most about the coronavirus is the impact the epidemic could have on the kids you love. With news of the virus’ widespread effects constantly unfolding, it’s easy to conjure up endless scenarios, ...

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Taxpayers should be aware that aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information. The tax filing season is a prime time for phone scams because people are thinking about taxes. Here are some tell-tale signs of a tax scam along with actions taxpayers can ...

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NEW JERSEY -  It is true. We are living in desensitized times. We are over saturated with real threats in every area of our lives: We have to think about everything from foreign influences in our election processes, to melting icecaps that will result in the cities we love being the next Atlantis ...

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The Internal Revenue Service is committed to helping military members, veterans and their families meet their federal income tax filing obligations. Active duty or reserve members of the armed forces listed below may be eligible for military tax benefits. Recently retired or separated members ...

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