Guest Column

November 6, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged ...

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Highlights from the October 16, 2017, meeting of the Board of Education. Overview Before the meeting began, Columbia High School students Josie Sandor and Mary Arevallo were sworn in as the new Student Representative and Alternate Student Representative to the Board of Education. The ...

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It is Hispanic Heritage Month and at Marshall Elementary School Mr. Martínez’s 2nd grade class honored the histories, cultures and contributions of famous individuals whose ancestors or they themselves came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Month ...

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For Desi, Cam, and Lily  I am Puerto Rican.  But, I have light skin and two blonde boys. I grew up in Upstate New York and now live in New Jersey, and have a very fortunate life. I am not the Puerto Rican portrait you might imagine. During a college interview I was asked about my heritage ...

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The South Orange Animal Coalition worked for 25 years saving strays from kill shelters. Tragically in 2014 this shelter closed, which left Maplewood and South Orange with no animal shelter. All strays are now taken by shelters in neighboring towns which don't have a no kill policy. Which means ...

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for an above average hurricane season in 2017. Five tropical storms have already developed this year, including Tropical Storm Emily, which damaged businesses in Florida. As the height of hurricane season approaches, is your business ...

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