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Are You Ready for Life?

An end of year planning opportunity: Donor-Advised Funds A donor-advised fund (“DAF”) is a separately funded or account that is maintained and operated by a §501(c)(3) organization, which is referred to as a sponsoring organization; consider it a charitable investment account. Once a donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it. However, you, as the donor (or your representative) retains advisory privileges with respect to the distribution of funds and the investment of assets ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.  

Atlantic View

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long been a method of safe and precise laser treatment for complex head and neck surgeries at Morristown Medical Center, the new BEACON Laser System from ...

Dad in the Box

Dear Mr. Dad in the Box, The Admissions Department has completed a thorough review of your application. We regret to inform you that you were not selected for admission to the Farvard University Class of 2023. Please understand this is not a reflection of you as a person or your extremely impressive achievements. And we sincerely appreciate your zeal in applying to our esteemed institution. However, in reviewing your professionally written essay, it is clear that you intended to apply to Harvard University. Here at Farvard, we take ...

EMS Response Report

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad answered 148 9-1-1 emergency calls during the month of February. These included 84 medical emergencies; 13 motor vehicle accidents, 10 traumatic injuries; 3 pedestrians struck by a vehicle; 17 falls, 7 reports of poisoning, 1 allergic reaction, 6 medical alarm activations; and 2 animal bites.   Of these calls, 7 were answered by an off-duty “back-up crew” consisting of volunteers responding from home or work when the on-duty crew is busy. Ten (10) emergency calls were to ...

Fire Department Blotter

1/2/2019 4:47 PM -- FD responded to PASSIAC AVENUE residence for a stove burner that would not shut off.  Upon arrival met with homeowner and determined that the left front stove burner valve stem was bent and could not be shut off with either the valve handle or pliers.  FD secured the stove gas supply via the supply valve. Confirmed the valve was holding in the closed position and there was no gas leakage. Homeowner advised to have repairs made by an authorized service vendor.   1/3/2019  1:01 PM -- FD ...

Mark Di Ionno

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus. I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my 35-year-old was a middle schooler and continues right up today. Armed only with anecdotal evidence, what I call the "science of ...

Point View WealthPoints

With the rise in stock market volatility this year, value investing is back in the spotlight.   In value-style investing, fundamentals take the lead. A stock is considered a good value when its price seems to be too low relative to the strength of the company’s financial performance.  Often the stock is trading at a price lower than that of its peers in the same industry. Value stocks tend to outperform in more volatile markets as investors seek safety and search for companies that are well established with proven track ...

Property Matters

Every month, Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office will be providing a inside look into the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story. This edition - January and February, 2019 January (compared to January, 2018) Active Listings:  73 compared to 64 (2018) / +14% Under Contract: 29 compared to 25 (2018) / +16%  Takeaway -- more inventory on market compared to last ...

The Trusted Advisor

Over the last several decades the Insurance industry has experienced unprecedented change. Both the regulatory landscape and competitive positioning have transformed much of the business, pressuring profit margins, and otherwise introducing a commodity-like element to an inherently service-based business.  While the Agency-based business model continues to add significant value vs. direct providers, the last decade has ushered in another series of transformative developments. Principle among them....self-driving vehicles, ...

@ Your Library

Is your child’s classroom teacher asking students to read books on a specific level? If so, do you know your child’s current reading level? The best way to answer these questions is to ask your child’s teacher. Okay, you’ve checked with your child’s classroom teacher and he or she has shared your child’s reading level, but now you’re wondering how to select books based on your child’s reading level for outside of class reading. If you’re curious about where to start, you don’t ...

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