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Former State Disability Official Cites the Danger of Injury, Death when Transferring Developmental Center Residents to Community
September 3, 2012
A former State official who directed services for people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey has declared that New Jersey&rs...
New Jersey Should Follow the Path of the United Nations
September 2, 2012
The Labor Day weekend marks the return to “Everyday Business” in New Jersey. Families return from summer vacation. childre...
To Dems: Don’t Underestimate Paul Ryan
August 29, 2012
Paul Ryan was one of the last candidates I thought Mitt Romney would choose as his running mate. I always thought the risk of a ...
Mark Twain and The General Creatively Stimulates
August 24, 2012
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presented a studio opera, Mark Twain and the General, at Grace Church, Madison, on August 18, whic...
Investing When Rates Are Low
August 23, 2012
Interest rates have been exceptionally low for three years now — and are expected to remain so through the end of 2014, accordin...
An Unexpected Moment with a Baby Bluejay
August 22, 2012
The other day Dechok, the Buddhist nun who lives with us in our shared house, came in from her morning walk with her hands tightly cup...
Estate Planning for Same-sex Couples
August 20, 2012
Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer entered into a committed relationship in 1963. In 1993 they registered as domestic partners in New York Ci...
The recent announcement by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign that pedestrian fatalities among senior citizens continue to rise dem...
Stuff the Bus for C.H.O.W. a Success
August 17, 2012
Stuff the Bus for Livingston’s C.H.O.W. (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) was held last week at the National Night Out and a...
Massage Therapy: Not Just for Tensed Muscles!
August 15, 2012
What can a massage do besides relax tensed muscles? Nothing right? No that is actually wrong. In an era where everything is moving so ...
Having won the American Main Street Award in 2004 and the American in Bloom award in 2010, the town of Westfield was one of the first ...
As the State Legislature is on “Summer Recess,” Gary Schaer Continues to Work Tirelessly to Protect Our Vulnerable Population
August 12, 2012
While the State Legislature is officially on recess and members have gone on vacation for the entire summer, Assemblyman Gary Schaer h...
Kean University Faces Loss of Accreditation
August 10, 2012
Kean University President Darwood Farahi continues to raise the ire of faculty. Within the last few months Farahi received a vote of &...
The court has ruled that Kyleigh’s law is constitutional. The law was part of a package of teen driver bills that were designed ...
Helping to Ease Hard Times for Food Banks
August 8, 2012
Food banks usually expect to see a decline in donations over the summer, when many households are on vacation. Under normal circumstan...
Ask a trust officer: Divorce and taxes
August 7, 2012
DEAR TRUST OFFICER: Is there any tax significance to the difference between a divorce and an annulment?—SPLITTING UP D...
Ask a trust officer: The Eurozone
July 29, 2012
DEAR TRUST OFFICER: It seems like we’ve been hearing about the problems of Greece and other European countries for years a...
Mission and Decision of the Governor’s “Taskforce on the Closing of New Jersey’s Developmental Centers” is Not Progress, But a Tragedy
July 27, 2012
The recent announcement of the decision by the “Governor’s Task Force on the Closing of New Jersey’s Developmental C...
Your $500 Billion Tax Bill
July 26, 2012
Washington’s inability to act on federal taxes means an unprecedented tax increase awaits us in January. The Washington Po...
Andrea Daly and Kristin Badolato, better known as AndreaKristin Design Team, are two women in their late 20’s trying to pave the...
July 23, 2012
It’s warm-weather time, and swimming and playing in pools, lakes, and the ocean are popular ways to enjoy the summer. However, i...
July 23, 2012
After Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ death, there was much press coverage about a tax strategy provision in her will. The wil...
Insect and Kids
July 18, 2012
Everyone spends more time outdoors during the summer months, including the bugs. Most of the time, an insect bite or sting causes temp...
The Hunterdon Developmental Center Scandal and the Denial of Civil, Human and Due Process Rights
July 16, 2012
Apparently the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the Unites States do not apply to a segment of our population i...
New Investment Taxes for 2013
July 16, 2012
With the confirmation that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional comes the realization that the associated new taxes for higher-in...