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

Dropping your son or daughter off at college is a significant event in their lives. For many young adults, this is their first chance to spread their wings and live independently.  They quite naturally face this new chapter in life with a healthy mixture of trepidation and excitement.      And for parents, it is a time when the house becomes a little more empty.  A little more quiet.  A time when the vacant bedroom we pass in the morning is exactly the same as it was the day before.    Sounds ...

Daughters of Israel Corner

At Daughters of Israel, Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, recently led some fellow residents on the Laurie Pavilion in a symbolic indoor Tashlich ceremony. Tashlich is a customary ritual during the Jewish High Holidays period, in which prayers are recited and sins are metaphorically cast away into a body of water, enabling a clean slate for the New Year.

West Orange On Three!

The West Orange PAL Spring Travel Baseball season started with a cold front. Practices began indoors in January with teams practicing two nights a week working on conditioning and baseball fundamentals. Once the snow had melted teams began battling the cold and working outdoors, with three or four practices a week in addition to their games.  And the hard work and dedication paid off! All 6 of our West Orange PAL Travel Baseball teams represented West Orange in the United States Amateur Baseball League (USABL) playoffs. This is not an ...

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