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Rachel Smith - 2020 TCNJ Graduate

July 13, 2020

Rachel Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of New Jersey in May. 

Rachel received her B.A. in Communication Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

While at TCNJ, she held various leadership positions including Vice-President of Community Relations within Student Government, President of the Women's Center, and Vice Executive Chair for Women in ...

Advice & Opinion

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Show about Overcoming Cancer

Click here https://toddleonardshow.com/2020/07/29/the-todd-leonard-show-discuss-overcoming-cancer-with-jim-desimone/ to watch this past Sunday’s Show which aired on our Facebook live stream discussing overcoming cancer with guest Jim DeSimone. 

Jim’s remarkable courage and strength is truly inspirational!

Each week The Todd Leonard Show features incredible guests ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Show Discussing Feeding the Hungry with Terry Connolly of Nourish.NJ

Click here https://toddleonardshow.com/2020/07/22/the-todd-leonard-show-discuss-feeding-the-hungry-with-teresa-connolly-of-nourish-nj/ to watch this past Sunday’s Show which aired on our Facebook live stream talking about feeding the hungry and all of the incredible programs Nourish.NJ provides to those in need.

For over 36 years, each and every day they help lift up our ...

What Does an Unplanned Career Transition Mean for You?

The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while.

However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals — some have seen their jobs disappear, others have been “furloughed” and still others have been offered an early retirement. If you’re in this final ...

What Should You Do With an Inheritance?

If you were to inherit a large sum of money, what would you do with it? 

The question may not be hypothetical, especially if you are in the millennial, Gen X or Gen Z demographic groups. That’s because the baby boomers – often referred to as the richest generation in history – are poised to transfer some $30 trillion in assets over the next few decades, according to the ...

Will Social Security Retire Before You Do?

People have traditionally seen Social Security benefits as the foundation of their retirement planning programs. The Social Security contributions deducted from workers’ paychecks have, in effect, served as a government-enforced retirement savings plan.

However, the Social Security system is under increasing strain. Better health care and longer life spans have resulted in an increasing ...

The CARES Act and Your Retirement: What You Need to Know Now

"Rich, like many folks our age, my wife and I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks as this whole coronavirus situation has played out. It’s a scary time for retired folks like us: in our mid 70s and both with a few underlying health conditions. We’ve been managing our health just fine up until now, but with COVID-19 circulating so freely, we’re a lot ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

FirstEnergy Prepares JCP&L Customers for Summer Heat

As temperatures rise, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) customers can take steps to beat the heat while also managing their energy costs.  

Extreme temperatures can often lead to rising energy usage for customers as the need for air conditioning increases and HVAC systems strain to keep up with higher demand. While customers are unable to control the weather, there are several things they can ...

Roxbury's Murray Makes Alvernia Dean's List

August 4, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Samantha Murray made the spring Dean's List at Alvernia University in Reading, Pa.

Murray, of Succasunna, is seeking a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or better while taking a minimum of 12 credits to make the Dean's List.

 

Three Students Make Hofstra Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Hofstra University congratulated three Roxbury area students named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List.

Kyle Marrs of Flanders.

Brianna Sparano of Landing.

Julia Totaro of Mt. Arlington.

School Run by Roxbury Grad Wins National Honor

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood's Memorial Middle School, overseen by Roxbury High School graduate Brian Kitchin, was recently named a Promising Practices school by Character.org along with 246 other schools across the nation.

Memorial will be honored along with the other recipients at Character.org's National Forum in Washington D.C. in March. In addition to being recognized, ...

A Statement from the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association

July 22, 2020

To the citizens of Morris County

The topics of police reform and de-funding the police are still hot button issues both locally and nationwide. However, on behalf of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, I would like to a few moments to tell you why policing in Morris County is "A Step Ahead" of our counterparts nationwide. While we do realize that we are not always perfect, ...

Garage Sale or Thrift Shop?

Dear Editor,

How about the house at the intersection of Hillside and Righter Road

Is that a garage sale or a thrift shop?

A busy intersection does not need cars parked on the side of either road. 

Expanded, Modernized Valerie Fund Children’s Center Opens at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital

August 1, 2020

Morristown, New Jersey, July 30, 2020 – To meet demand for the comprehensive medical care needed for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders, Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital today announced the opening of its expanded Valerie Fund Children’s Center.

The new Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital ...

Why I Walk To End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Today we say "thank you" ...