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Academic Honors - West Essex

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Hofstra University has announced that the following West Essex-area students were named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. The following local students earned the Dean's List distinction: Valentina Corasaniti of West Caldwell. David Jesch of North Caldwell. Lucia Siniscalchi of Caldwell. According to the school, Hofstra University is a ...

Admit U to College

LIVINGSTON, NJ - It's been an exciting summer for Admit U Consulting, a Livingston-based college planning firm, which since 2003, has been providing individualized and comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. Admit U’s counselors also “pride themselves on working closely with students and parents” in aiding them in making informed decisions in finding the "best fit" schools. However, the company, established by 1995 Livingston High School graduate, ...

Beth's Blueprint

SNACK TIME! Need a “little something” to help you through the afternoon to fend off the 3 p.m. slump? Do you find yourself in front of the snack drawer or the vending machine when your eyes are starting to droop and need a nap?  Click below for the solution--snack recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers. These healthy “mini meals” are easy to make and give you that extra boost of energy. Plus, they are so good that you won’t even be tempted by the vending machine. Click ...

Book Reviews

Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb. His baby-bald scalp burned bacon-red, the same color as the tips of the Bull Brands he smoked. Extras poked from the slash pocket of his frayed Army field-jacket, sleeves cut at the shoulders. Yard-sale purchase: Blake wouldn't last a minute as a soldier. But his harms about the bomb were the truth; he worked as a physicist at Los Alamos to develop the bomb tested in the Alamogrodo desert. In July 1945, Blake watched New Mexico burn. Now he was back to see what was ...

CPA Q&A

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., recently joined forces with Jennifer E. Presti, Esq, Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., when they co-authored an article published in “New Jersey Law Journal.” The article, “Great, I’m Divorced, Now What,” discusses the various financial issues newly divorced individuals might face. Karu and Presti provide a step-by-step guide for handling finances, budgeting, investment management, pensions and ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School District In the News

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School (JCHS), West Caldwell, announced the final four Shop Rite Stars of the 2015-2016 school year. Recognized for their excellence in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, leadership and community service, the senior students are nominated every marking period in each of the areas, and the students are then notified and their photo displayed at both the High School and in the West Caldwell Shop Rite. The program, initiated locally by Ned Gladstein, the owner of Shop Rite in West ...

Cussen's Corner

If you have a hobby that you enjoy doing in your free time, have you ever thought about trying to turn it into your full-time job? After all, the saying goes that if you do what you love, you will never work another day in your life. Turning your hobby into a for-profit business, though, isn’t such a simple decision. There are several key factors to consider, such as taxes, retirement and insurance. Taxes: Income received from a hobby (a not-for- profit activity) is taxable, and related expenses can be deducted only to the extent ...

Cycle Barre Raises the Barre on Fitness - Schedule Free Class

Cycle Barre is a premier fitness studio located in Little Falls, NJ.  We offer Cycle, Yoga, & Barre classes, which are three class formats that are effective and healthy!  Please visit www.cyclebarrefit.com for more information and to schedule your first FREE class! You will not be dissappointed with our educated and talented instructors. They will provide you with a challenging class that is sure to get you to raise your barre! We also offer childcare during some of our morning classes. Send us an email at ...

Dad in the Box

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.     This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers and thundering, bling-adorned running machines.  It turns out that beyond the perimeter of NBC primetime, there are lots and lots of Olympic ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel participated in a training course under the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust of NJ (HRET), a program of the NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, to reduce HAI/CAUTIs (healthcare care associated infection/catheter-associated urinary tract infections), a common issue in older adults, particularly those in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. As a result of its participation, Daughters of Israel achieved a Zero CAUTI rate for six months, which means ...

Discount Travel News

Oct 17/15 - Oct 24/15 - GreenLinks Golf Resort Only $525 per week for a two bedroom suite! (Sleeps 4) Expedia, Booking, Hotels, Priceline, and Travelocity are SOLD OUT!  Expedia normally charges $1593.18 for a two bedroom suite!  Our Travel Club Members will save a minimum of $1068.18 (67%) on this one vacation!   Located directly on the fairway, this resort is any golfers dream. Choose from two highly rated signature golf courses - the Robert Trent Jones SR. or Lee ...

Footprint ID

As we approach the biggest gift giving time of the year, we can all agree that the most special gifts to give and receive are the ones that reflect the thought that was put into choosing them. How about a gift that keeps on giving—one that allows an individual to have the health and medical information of themselves and their loved ones at their fingertips? As a mother, it will forever be my job to worry and look after my family. What if $.11 cents a day could bring you peace of mind knowing that the gift you gave allows ...

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

CBRG sheds light on why crowdfunding sites for tuition are not a sustainable option- Figuring out how to pay for college can be a worrisome and stressful task for students and families. Some students are leaning toward crowdfunding sites (where the online community contributes or "invests" in the student's education) to help lessen their tuition burden.  However, in an NJ.com article, "Crowdfunding your college tuition? N.J. student says online village should invest $47K in ...

Health News You Can Use

A report released last week from the Governors Highway Safety Association (an organization of state and territorial highway safety offices) estimates that up to 20% of fatal traffic accidents result from drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added drowsy driving to its definition of impaired driving along with drunk, drugged and distracted driving. Article summary: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160312.html Governors Association News Release:- ...

In Search Of Flavor

MILLBURN, NJ – Opening a new restaurant is no simple task, particularly if it intends to cater to an educated fine dining audience.  Though the competition for diners’ dollars in “the biz” is tough everywhere, it’s particularly risky for the fine dining establishment as the relative investment in construction, equipment, staff and ingredients is much higher than opening, say, a similarly sized diner.  According to a Cornell University study, 60 percent of restaurants will fail in the first year.  ...

Internship Program - TAP into West Essex

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Essex (the three Caldwells, Fairfield, Roseland and Essex Fells) is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic and creative interns to fill multiple positions. Schedules and weekly hours are flexible. Student Interns will write on school sporting events and school events. They will also take photos. Students from WEHS and other schools located in these towns are invited to apply to ...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I appreciate the calls, as our residents not only keep me informed as what has been happening, involving scams and identity theft attempts in Livingston, but also alert me of new scams that are starting or those that have not been around for a while. Last week, I was informed by a resident that a call came from his cable company indicating there was a mistake in his payment and unless the balance due was immediately paid by credit card or electronic check his service would be immediately terminated. The caller knew all of ...

Lost in Suburbia®

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!” We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would make lava come out of your nose if you ate it. My husband and I have a lot of things in common, but the one place where we differ is on how spicy we ...

TAP into West Essex is Hiring

TAPintoWestEssex.net is looking for a Marketing & Content Consultant Interested in working with a young, innovative and ambitious company? Passionate about your community, local news, or online media? Have experience with consultative sales and account management? About TAPintoWestEssex.net TAPinto.net is an all online, award winning, hyperlocal newspaper that has been rapidly growing with over 4 million readers in New Jersey and now New York.  TAP was started in New Providence, New Jersey in 2008 and has ...

That Embroidery Guy

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Marco Thompson (www.thatembroideryguy.com) founded the West Orange business That Embriodery Guy in 2014. Thompson said he loves working with people to create things that are important and memorable, but even he is amazed that in addition to shirts, hats and bags, he’s also done costumes for Broadway, TV, concerts and movies. After three decades in telecommunications, Thompson was looking for career change – one that challenged him in a new way. “After lots of years of designing phone systems, I ...

Tune Into Tola

As per usual, death was on the menu for the Season Six finale of “Game of Thrones.” Four of my six predictions (Lancel, Loras, Tommen and the High Sparrow) were gone in one fell swoop—not to mention Queen Margaery, Lord Mace, Kevan Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle, how convenient. Pycelle needed to go sooner rather than later, but I’m heartbroken over the loss of Margaery. Walder Frey was finally put in his place by both a Lanninster and a Stark. And as Cersei takes the Iron Throne for herself, we once again have ...

West Essex Regional Schools

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex Chapter of Unico National presented Athletic Awards to West Essex High School seniors Monica Onorata and Joe Egan, both from Fairfield.  West Essex High School Softball Coach Andrea Mondadori said that Onorata is a four-year varsity starter for softball and a four-year varsity cross country runner.  "Monica’s first at bat as a freshman was a solo homerun over the centerfield fence at Pulaski Park in Bloomfield and one of the last games we played, going 3-3 in our state game ...

Y Works

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating for the fifth year straight in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  “Only six percent of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Metro YMCAs of the Oranges outperforms most other charities in America,’’ Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael ...

Your Family Matters

Who remembers real, live, face-to-face communication? All right, it’s a bit dramatic. But the fact is that we have become used to relating to others without the benefit of our senses – sight, hearing and touch – and our relationships could be richer and more fulfilling with them. Today’s tip is “Look into my eyes”. You will never have as much direct, honest and sincere communication as when you gaze into someone’s eyes. Take a look. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul.

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