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Booker Statement on Latest Senate Republican Bill to Repeal Health Coverage for Millions

Credits: United States Senate

Washington, DC – July 17, 2017 - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement: 

“Fiddling around the edges hasn’t changed the fundamental fact that Senate Republicans’ craven healthcare repeal bill will result in millions of Americans losing health coverage, premiums and deductibles for good coverage going up, and millions more Americans being left with worse coverage that may not even pay for the health services they need.

“President Trump promised Americans ‘great healthcare for much less money’ and ‘no cuts’ to Medicaid, which covers more than 60 percent of people in nursing homes and millions of children, women, people with disabilities and working families. This bill flagrantly breaks these promises – all while including a new tax loophole that will mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans.

“Every American outraged by this should speak out and urge Senate Republicans to reject this bill and abandon their effort to dismantle health coverage for millions.”

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Get Involved with Downtown Plainfield Alliance

Revitalization of Plainfield has been a talking point for Plainfielders and the surrounding communities for decades, and has been attempted in several stages over time from the 1950s forward. As Plainfielders, we all know the potential of our downtown. Downtown Plainfield is the largest downtown west of Newark, with over 40 blocks. We have a battle that no other downtown near us has - decay - and ...

Philly Fun with the Freewalkers

Jenn's Journey North took a southbound turn to Philadelphia. This past weekend was spent attending events that celebrated the East Coast Greenway, and it didn't hurt that the celebrations included some of my favorite Freewalkers, too.

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Westfield Mourns the Loss of Beloved Holiday Icon

September 20, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – The people of Westfield are mourning the loss of Tom Pearson, lovingly known as the town Santa Claus, who died on Wednesday, Sept. 13. After nearly 20 years in the role of Santa, hundreds of local families had come to cherish their time with him every year.

Pearson was 70 years old.

Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield ...

The Family of Holmdel Student Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd Share Personal Letter to All Who Mourn With Them

September 20, 2017

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:

 

"We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I ...

Rev. Joyce Scheyer Joins Grace Episcopal Church Plainfield as Priest-in-Charge

September 20, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Rev. Dr. Joyce Scheyer has joined Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield, New Jersey as Priest-in-Charge.  In this position, Rev. Scheyer is responsible for spiritual leadership and development at Grace and for community outreach.

“We’re excited to welcome Mother Joyce to Grace Church and to work with her on a variety of projects and activities that ...

What You Should Know about Equifax Data Breach

September 16, 2017

Have you ever applied for a car loan, credit card, lease or mortgage? You may be among the 143 million Americans whose private data was exposed during a recent breach at Equifax – one of our nation’s top three credit reporting agencies. It’s outrageous that Equifax waited more than a month to inform consumers about this hack. And it’s unconscionable that some executives ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

The Lost Girls by Heather Young (Harper Collins, 2016)

 

Heather Young, in her debut novel, The Lost Girls, has proven her talent as a word weaver. She acknowledges in the afterword that this book took her a long time to write, and as one reads the stunning prose, it is obvious that Young was focused on making every word count. The result of her labor is a magnificent, beautifully told ...