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  • Twinkies, It's What's for Dinner
    by james poyner
    August 28, 2010

    One of the best quotes I've seen describing our little economic quandary was in the New York Times last week. A management consultant, n...

  • Essex County Executive On Interest Arbitration
    by Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
    August 28, 2010

    Governments at all levels daily face many complex issues - intensified during these difficult economic times. Taxes, quality service...

  • Role Models
    by Jeff Kyle
    August 28, 2010

    Do you have kids? Are you a kid yourself? Are you drifting rudderless through life? If so, you may be in need of a role model. Role mode...

  • The Case of the Missing Purse...and Faith
    by James Poyner
    August 28, 2010

    I took my wife, Anne, into New York on Saturday for a belated celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary, the agenda packed with lunch,...

  • Valentine's Heart Of The Matter
    by David Stone
    August 28, 2010

    There is a legend that seeks to explain the origins of Valentine's Day. It may not all be true, but it is all romantic. When Emperor Cl...

  • We Came, We Saw, We Conquered
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    This weekend is Super Bowl XLIII. For those of you who have been sleeping in the opera seats too long, the Super Bowl is a national holi...

  • The Riches of "Slumdog Millionaire"
    by James Poyner
    August 28, 2010

    So I was writing a blog entry, a fairly heavy piece on the dire straits of print journalism, when my wife and I took a break to see the ...

  • Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
    by Frank Romeo
    August 28, 2010

    Home-price adjustments in markets around the country have opened doors of opportunity for many renters. If you are transitioning from ren...

  • Are You Ready To Buy?
    by Lisa Reznik and Dan Meyers
    August 28, 2010

    The sales of existing homes have fallen two years in a row following their peak in 2006. With inventory growing and many homeowners anxi...

  • A 'Super' Time to Choose a State Song
    by Richard A. Lee
    August 28, 2010

    When Super Bowl XLIII gets underway in Tampa on Sunday, neither of the NFL teams that play their home games in New Jersey will be on the ...

  • I Solemnly Swear
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Just after the inauguration a lot was made of Chief Justice Robert's apparent flub of the oath administered to the incoming President. In...

  • Reflections From a California Transplant
    by Kerry Law
    August 28, 2010

    My husband, son and I recently moved here from San Diego, California. Most of the time when I share this information with neighbors and ...

  • The Story of Yes and No
    by Daniel Errico
    August 28, 2010

    Before words were words, a boy named Yes lived in a small village in a small kingdom. Yes was good at everything. He was the best, smart...

  • Tale of the Golden Goose
    by Mike Vernotico
    August 28, 2010

    I am often asked, "Why are you so anti-development? Especially since you are a developer. What's wrong with you?" The answer is quite si...

  • How Should Barack Obama Handle the Media?
    by Richard A. Lee
    August 28, 2010

    On the heels of his successful campaign and historic election, Barack Obama would not appear to be a man in need of advice on dealing wit...

  • Medical Reform: A First Step
    by Joseph P. Martino
    August 28, 2010

    Here is my proposal to reform medical care and save the federal government and the American taxpayer billions over the long run. Federal...

  • All You Need is Love - A Tale of a Happily Married Entrepreneurial Couple
    by Holli Ehrlich
    August 28, 2010

    My husband Robert Allen and I have been happily married 16 years and have been working together ever since we got home from our honeymoo...

  • The Importance of Being (And Buying) Local
    by Ryan Karwell
    August 28, 2010

    In an era of faceless corporate mega-stores and the ever-increasing need to save a buck, we cannot ignore the smaller local businesses th...

  • Be An Agent of Truth as Well as Change
    by James Poyner
    August 28, 2010

    Okay, I'm not liking what I'm reading and hearing in the press in the past few weeks regarding your orientation for your new job, Mr. Ob...

  • The True Cost of Using Styrofoam Is Too High
    by Claire Harrison
    August 28, 2010

    It is time for Summit businesses to say no to Styrofoam use and consider healthy alternatives. Although they often cost less than other ...

  • Are State of the State Speeches Obsolete?
    by Richard A. Lee
    August 28, 2010

    Today's State of the State of speech has me wondering what function these types of events serve in the 21st Century -- not just New Jers...

  • Keeping Union County Strong
    by Alexander Mirabella
    August 28, 2010

    As Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I announced a series of initiatives entitled "Keeping Union County Strong" ...

  • Steal Billions But Don't Boost a Bagel!
    by James Poyner
    August 28, 2010

    The past three months in this country have been surreal in terms of the financial suffering that has hit our shores like a tsunami that ...

  • Buck Buchanan on Bridge: An Introduction to Bridge in Northern New Jersey
    by Buck Buchanan
    August 28, 2010

    I took up the game of bridge after I retired eight years ago. My wife Mauri ordered me to find something to do to occupy my time. The gam...

  • Gun Fun in the Sun
    by James Poyner
    August 28, 2010

    My family returned to Texas for the holidays in Dallas and the East Texas town of Longview. We went to see relatives and friends, renew ...