Guest Column

September 22, 2019

The property tax benefit, which is often referred to as the “Homestead Benefit,” is a chance for homeowners — many of whom are living on a fixed income — to receive some much-needed tax relief. The N.J. Division of Taxation has announced that filing information for the 2017 Homestead Benefit has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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PATERSON, NJ-   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  The Passaic County Women’s Center (PCWC) needs your help to keep its domestic violence programs strong through volunteer action, financial support and spreading the word about our services.  If you are currently or have been the victim ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 17, senior Carly Peterson held a fundraiser for pediatric health.  She raised over $300 that will go to the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Barnford Children’s Fund, and Garden of Dreams Foundation all of which help ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 17, senior Carly Peterson held a fundraiser for pediatric health.  She raised over $300 that will go to the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Barnford Children’s Fund, and Garden of Dreams Foundation all of which help ...

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As the kids settle into another school year this September, we highlight 104 year old Anna Calabrese, born on February 27, 1915 in her home. Anna was one of six siblings, five girls and one boy.  She remembers starting school in September 1920 and her last day of school was June 1928. Anna ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we ...

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Today is Friday the 13th and there is a full moon to boot this evening. So, how superstitious are you? Will you walk under a ladder, break a mirror or cross paths with a black cat on Friday, September 13? Probably not, but here are a few fun facts about Friday the 13th folklore ...

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Inspirational locker room speeches are a hallmark of sports movies. Who can forget Herb Brooks in “Miracle” trying to rally the U.S. hockey team before their legendary upset over the unbeatable Soviets in the 1980 Olympic Games? “Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we ...

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Canabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in plants and is also made by our body to fight inflammation and stress as well as balancing our immune and nervous systems. The cannabinoids our bodies make are called Endocannabinoids (ECS) and are short acting, not stored anywhere and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we ...

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Inspirational locker room speeches are a hallmark of sports movies. Who can forget Herb Brooks in “Miracle” trying to rally the U.S. hockey team before their legendary upset over the unbeatable Soviets in the 1980 Olympic Games? “Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that's what ...

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 I often write about current research or headlines to provide additional context to a topic in the news. Most of my articles focus on various aspects of child development, such as whether children need play, whether technology is to blame for social issues such as lack of empathy and declining ...

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  Eighteen years. The day that changed my life and our country. I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first ...

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Author’s note: Several weeks ago, Mahopac News printed “The Long Goodbye,” an essay that described my mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s and its impact on her family. I received nearly 100 messages from readers, an act that was comforting, as well as informative, showing me that Alzheimer’s touches ...

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In “Go Like Hell,” a book about Ford’s desperate quest to beat Ferrari at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, author A.J. Baime writes about the importance of a driver becoming one with his car. Ford, with its endless budget, thought it could simply buy victory by throwing money at it. Hire the best ...

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HAMILTON, NJ  – “Yesterday was another sad chapter for Hamilton's families -- one in a long book of sad chapters under Mayor Kelly Yaede's stewardship.  Mayor Yaede, the chief executive of Hamilton Township, was charged by the county prosecutor with actions that can only be described as ...

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Being a teenager also means a lot of hormones, stress and anxiety which can cause clogged pores, breakouts, and acne. Starting facials at a young age prevents these breakouts and is a great foundation for having younger, radiant skin in the future. Although teens are only concerned with how their ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Sunday, August 18th, gun safety advocates from across the state joined together in front of the Trenton War Memorial to demand that the Senate comes out of recess to vote on H.R 8. In summary, H.R 8 is a bipartisan background check act that would require a background check on every ...

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It is July.  We just had a heat wave.  The yellow bus is not clogging intersections and Staples has yet to air its joy-crushing commercial signaling it is time to purchase school supplies.  For the New Jersey education system, however, there is no such thing as “summer break.” Not when more than ...

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I want to take this opportunity to address our parents and students about the school year ahead of us. As many Paterson families know, this year is a pivotal year in the Paterson Public School District. If all goes as we have planned, it will be our last year under state control since the state ...

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Taxpayers who haven’t yet checked their withholding this year should do so as soon as possible. All taxpayers can do this by using the new mobile-friendly Tax Withholding Estimator. This new tool can be used by workers, retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers. It’s a user-friendly ...

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Taxpayers who haven’t yet checked their withholding this year should do so ASAP. All taxpayers can do this by using the new mobile-friendly Tax Withholding Estimator. This new tool can be used by workers, as well as retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers. It’s a user-friendly ...

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People ask me all the time: “How did you get into journalism?” I think it fascinates people why anyone would choose such a thankless profession where the only certainty is uncertainty. Anyone lucky enough to even find work in this endangered field knows all about long hours, endless flak from ...

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