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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fix on Your Vision, Then Plot Your Course

A few summers back, I decided to travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. My wife readily agreed and started collecting the information we'd need for the trip. As we plotted the course, we would be driving from New Jersey to Upstate NY on a mission. We were planning the vision, you see, to get us from Point A to Point B.

What did I think when we got in the car to begin the ...

Take Steps Toward Financial Freedom

Next week, we observe Independence Day, an opportunity to celebrate all the liberties we enjoy in this country. Of course, there are different types of freedoms – such as financial freedom, which can open the doors to many other opportunities. What steps can you take to gain your financial independence?

Here are a few suggestions:

Save, invest … and repeat. There’s ...

How Functional Medicine Can Help You Combat Seasonal Allergies

As we start the summer, we can't help but dream of beach days and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, the Spring bloom and weeds create pollen, and seasonal allergies sufferers struggle to venture outside without discomfort.

A stuffy nose and sneezing do not generate a charming excursion outside and can prevent enjoyment of the warmer months. Some other telltale signs are a sore throat and even ...

Wayne Teacher Selected for National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop

Wayne educator Sondra Grewe deGraft-Johnson has been selected to participate in an elite, one-week educational program. The National Council for History Education (NCHE) announced that deGraft-Johnson, an English Language Arts teacher at George Washington Middle School, has been selected to participate in its 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshop, ...

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY All AMERICANS

June 19, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY All AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Pascrell Celebrates Plan To Keep Paterson Veterans Clinic Open

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey.

Drawing Classes in July at Laurelwood Arboretum

July 3, 2022

Artist Arline Lowe will be teaching drawing/sketching classes for adults (over 18) on July 11, 18 and 25. All classes will be held on Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. in the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne. The classes are sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum,

The fee for each series is $30 for members of Friends of ...

A Wayne Residents Guide to Exploring NJ Revolutionary War History for July 4th

RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com, created by New Jersey historian Al Frazza, is an extensive online photographic field guide, providing New Jerseyans a guide to exploring the history of the Revolutionary War in their home state. Wayne is featured prominently.

Historian Al Frazza‘s award-winning website RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com is the most comprehensive field guide to ...

Fine Art Boutique Reopens at Laurelwood Arboretum

A Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum will once again offer visitors an opportunity to purchase small sculptures and paintings at a Fine Art Boutique in the Knippenberg Center for Education, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. The boutique will be open in July, August and October on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.

The Fine Art Boutique will be hosted by Scott A. Broadfoot of ...

Milestones

Julia Retkwa Turns 100

June 19, 2022

Julia Retkwa turned 100 on June 2nd- She has been a resident of Hawthorne for over 40 years - Julia was honored at a party for family and friends at Biagio's in Paramus.