Guest Column

December 13, 2019

“It’s the holidays!”  It’s funny how three words can evoke so many different reactions.  Maybe you are an “Oh no! It’s too soon” kind of person. Or you might be more of the “I can hardly wait” type.  Whatever your mindset, we all get repeated messages that the holidays are supposed to be a time of ...

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Joy. It’s a word most would associate with the holiday season, yet for many of the 320+ million people worldwide suffering from depression, joy might feel nearly impossible this time of the year. According to one study, 38 percent of people surveyed said that their stress levels increased during ...

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Joy. It’s a word most would associate with the holiday season, yet for many of the 320+ million people worldwide suffering from depression, joy might feel nearly impossible this time of the year. According to one study, 38 percent of people surveyed said that their stress levels increased during ...

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Tax returns, like snowflakes and thumbprints are unique and individual. So too, is each taxpayer’s refund. This is something for taxpayers to remember next year when someone they know says or posts on social media about receiving a federal tax refund. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in ...

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Anyone licensed in the Real Estate industry works in the capacity of a Fiduciary for the Principle, better known as the Buyer/Seller. To act as a Fiduciary means the Agent and Brokerage they are affiliated with are bound to act in the best interests of the Principle and in accordance with the Code ...

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Are your kids relentless about the gifts they want? Do you 'do it all' to make the holidays happen? And then feel resentful? Are relationships frayed with all that together time? Do Uncle Pete and Cousin Susie bring out the worst in your family? Holiday help is here! Join me for a FREE ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --   A large crowd gathered at the betting window in Monmouth Park, waiting for Governor Murphy to place the first legal sports bet in New Jersey. With the stroke of a pen and the placing of the first bet, sports betting became legal in New Jersey on June 11, 2018.  Murphy’s bet was ...

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I have been reading a number of articles lately about customer service. Topics have covered the entire evolution of the concept. Remember when passenger aviation first became available to the masses? Every seat was first class. Every passenger got a meal. Now, it’s the equivalent of traveling by ...

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I began interviewing World War II veterans in 2016 and since then I have interviewed over eighty men and women who have served in World War II. However, the stories of those who were present for the very start of the war are the ones who stick out to me the most. On December 7, 1941 American ...

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I began interviewing World War II veterans in 2016 and since then I have interviewed over eighty men and women who have served in World War II. However, the stories of those who were present for the very start of the war are the ones who stick out to me the most. On December 7, 1941 American ...

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Over the last 12 to 24 months, this new craze called Ibuying has become the newest shiny object in the real estate industry. I recently read a post on Forbes.com by Chase Marsh entitled “iBuyers: Is the Convenience Worth the Cost?.” At first glance, you might get the impression that this post would ...

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Knowledge and awareness. Those two things can protect you and your family members from getting caught up in a phishing scam this season and year-round.. A phishing scam is often an unsolicited email or a website that looks like a legitimate site designed to trick users. The scams convince people ...

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Few things make us feel better than finding the perfect gift. The thrill of the hunt is perhaps the most enjoyable part of a successful shopping expedition. This is the time of year for exchanging gifts with friends and family, so let the shopping begin! The holiday season is also a time to gather ...

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Carrying on their tradition of spreading kindness during the holidays, SUEZ and The Shauger Group once again teamed up to make the Thanksgiving holiday a special one for local families. Together, SUEZ and The Shauger Group​ donated 600 Thanksgiving meals to the municipalities of East Orange, ...

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Carrying on their tradition of spreading kindness during the holidays, SUEZ and The Shauger Group once again teamed up to make the Thanksgiving holiday a special one for local families. Together, SUEZ and The Shauger Group​ donated 600 Thanksgiving meals to the municipalities of East Orange, ...

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Carrying on their tradition of spreading kindness during the holidays, SUEZ and The Shauger Group once again teamed up to make the Thanksgiving holiday a special one for local families. Together, SUEZ and The Shauger Group​ donated 600 Thanksgiving meals to the municipalities of East Orange, ...

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Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter. AAA ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Chronic and persistent stomach issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), heartburn, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting constipation and diarrhea, can have a variety of causes. Sometimes it’s a structural issue like a mass or tumor, or a biochemical abnormality. Most ...

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For many shoppers, Cyber Monday kicks off the holiday season. For some online thieves, ‘tis the season to take advantage of having so many people shop online at once. They steal shoppers’ personal information and package it as their own. Some might call this a total Grinch move. The IRS and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 44th East Brunswick Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held Tuesday evening at the EB Jewish Center.  Twelve Clergy members from their respective houses of worship participated in the evening of music and worship.  The EB Cub Scout Pack 132 presented the flags and the EB ...

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On behalf of the BOC I would like to welcome you tonight and thank the Nutley Clergy Fellowship for the privilege of addressing you this evening. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of our holiday season. The weather is changing and the leaves are falling. It is a time to gather with the warmth of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 44th East Brunswick Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held Tuesday evening at the EB Jewish Center.  Twelve Clergy members from their respective houses of worship participated in the evening of music and worship.  The EB Cub Scout Pack 132 presented the flags and the EB ...

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“It’s the holidays!”  It’s funny how three words can evoke so many different reactions.  Maybe you are an “Oh no! It’s too soon” kind of person. Or you might be more of the “I can hardly wait” type.  Whatever your mindset, we all get repeated messages that the holidays are supposed to be a time of ...

Read more »

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

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As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

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As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

Read more »

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

Read more »

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

Read more »

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

Read more »

LINDEN, NJ - As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain ...

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