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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 group ...

Ways to Improve Communication with a Senior Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

It can be challenging to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. But they are family, and you love them in good times and bad. Depending on what stage of Alzheimer’s they are at, it can also be difficult to communicate with them. They may refuse to do what you ask of them, have trouble following directions or answering simple questions, or may even start talking about things ...

End the Blame and Shame Game

Every so often I find myself looking back, trying to understand where my beliefs and behavior patterns come from. After all, I am a product of my past, and the people in my past.

Awareness is a good thing, and what we do with it is even more important. This is your wake-up call to use the past to propel you forward, to a better place.

You’re stressed out. There is no room for rational ...

Following Trump Move to Cut Response Time Paterson, Passaic County Officials Continue Push for Complete Count

August 8, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.

The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, including door-knocking and collecting responses over the phone, online and by mail, ...

NJ Health Commissioner Signs Directive So Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases

August 11, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” re-openings at nursing homes across the Garden State, ...

Metro YMCAs Welcome New Chief Development Officer

August 10, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - After an extensive national search, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named Daniel P. Elwell, Sr. as the organization’s new Chief Development Officer. He will work closely with the Metro Y leadership teams to develop and spearhead annual fundraising initiatives and strategies to advance the Y’s mission. 

Elwell succeeds former Chief Development Officer ...

Wayne Board of Education Approves District Goals

(Wayne, New Jersey) -  At the special meeting of August 6th, the Wayne Board of Education approved two district goals for the 20-21 school year.  Both goals are timely and address immediate concerns.  The first goal calls for a district-wide focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and requires a collaborative process and formal review of district programs and ...

Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction

The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home than ever before, some taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year.

Here are some things to help taxpayers understand the home office deduction and whether they can claim ...

How To Handle Work and Virtual Learning for Your Kids. Understanding Your Options

August 5, 2020

Parents are worried about whether schools will reopen in the fall, or follow a hybrid model with both remote and in-person learning. Small businesses should also be concerned, as school reopening decisions may pose challenges which will directly impact their ability to maintain efficient operations.

Employees at small businesses have certain rights that allow them to stay home with children, ...