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CPA Q&A

Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, discusses whether or not one’s Social Security counts on the FAFSA– LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC., a Livingston-based leading accounting firm, was featured on the digital news site of The Star-Ledger and NJadvancemedia. In the article, “Does Social Security count on the FAFSA?” Karu states, “Under the law, up to 85 percent of the recipient's Social Security benefits are ...

Dad in the Box

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them. But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there. Despite the distance, the far side of the moon is actually easy to get to. Even though it is not on Google Maps, or Google Earth for that matter, one simply ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on January 9. Organized by two volunteers, Rachel Marcus and Emily Fox, who bring their toddlers to visit the residents on a weekly basis, the event brought lots of smiles and laughter to the residents.

Taylor's Take

As an initial matter, it should be noted there is no specific legal claim for bullying per se.  Even though New Jersey has enacted an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the law states that no civil legal liability is created by the statute.  Rather, claims for conduct considered harassment, intimidation or bullying (“HIB”) may be pursued under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) and other anti-discriminatory laws.[1]  The seminal bullying case in New Jersey is L.W. v. Toms River ...

The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

West Orange On Three!

It’s been a busy season from spring through summer to our fall sports programs! This Saturday, the West Orange High School football team will take on Montclair the first round of the Section 1, Group 5 playoffs. We thought we would highlight one of the WOHS players who has come up through our youth sports programs. This week we have the perspective of West Orange High School (WOHS) freshmen, Matthew Bove. Matthew is an honors student, currently participating in the Institute for Math & Science program at WOHS. Matthew played baseball ...

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