Guest Column

May 27, 2020

While COVID-19 makes its horrific mark on New Jersey, we at Family Connections are continuing to serve thousands of people of all ages through our dynamic programming. In talking to these clients, we’re hearing increased symptoms among those who already had mental health issues and reports from ...

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When I was a child, growing up on Quitman Street in Newark meant any adult could tell any child to straighten up and fly right, should they observe that child in need of such advice. The neighborhood was like an extended family, and people were thankful to have extra sets of eyes and ears to look ...

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It is both with broken heart from too many COVID-19 casualties in our little town and with clear mind of my responsibility as Chair of our local Board of Health that I pen this. In every aspect of the front lines of this pandemic, NO ONE can hold a candle to the enormous load that Maplewood ...

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Greetings fellow residents of Essex County. When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband, and concerned ...

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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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I became a JESPY client a little over five years ago. I like the fact that I have the independence of having my own apartment. In the past, I never had the opportunity to cook my own food and to serve that food to guests. I have socialized at JESPY with all sorts of people.  For me, one aspect ...

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