Guest Column

April 14, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - What is the real function of the SAT and ACT as it relates to the college admission process? TAPinto talks with Eva Addae and David Blobaum, co-founders of Summit Prep, in a series of articles to further the conversation regarding this topic.  Addae and Blobaum set up the ...

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The American Rescue Plan brings $3.98 million to Yorktown. Let’s use it to improve our way of life and to stimulate local business. The American Rescue Plan provides $350 billion for states, territories, tribal governments, cities, counties, and towns “to mitigate the fiscal effects stemming ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented levels of grief and upheaval to our communities. These extraordinary times have created a confluence of factors which have placed tremendous amounts of both financial and emotion stress on everyone. Often, such burdens have meant that too many families ...

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Why not? It’s convenient.  Why not? Because by purchasing bottled water we’re being hoodwinked, and at significant environmental cost. Do you remember the folktale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? An emperor gets duped into thinking he’s purchased magnificent clothes, which are only invisible to ...

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Supervisor Slater got it wrong. Intentionally. In his opinion piece in last week’s paper, Supervisor Slater continued to misrepresent the facts about the Soundview property. When Supervisor Slater can’t answer questions from the Committee for a Sound Plan for Soundview, he does what he has ...

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Dear Community,  It is a sad state of affairs when legitimate political discourse is replaced by name-calling and outright lies designed to shut down discussion of an issue.  For example, whenever you hear an elected or appointed official use terms such as “privilege” or “toxic masculinity” or ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

Read more »

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

Read more »

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

Read more »

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

Read more »

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

Read more »

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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By now, you’ve all heard about Underhill Farms, right? You know, the proposed 165-unit development on the former Soundview Preparatory School property that is either a brilliant public-private partnership that will take Yorktown into the 21st century or a traffic-creating monstrosity that is an ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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Every market is driven by supply and demand, and the homes market is no different. If you’ve been following local real estate you probably realize that the market is hot. There is a shortage of inventory, of homes for sale and home prices are increasing. If fact, the market is a little bit ...

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NEW JERSEY — As you shop for your Easter flowers this year, keep the safety of your furry family members in mind, especially if you have cats in the house. Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and Spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species, and ...

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NEW JERSEY — As you shop for your Easter flowers this year, keep the safety of your furry family members in mind, especially if you have cats in the house. Although beautiful, especially during the Easter and Spring seasons, lilies are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. All species, and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Even though spring break is here, that doesn’t stop our community from coming together to support education.  Through the partnership of Grades4life and the Franklin school district, this past week teachers and staff at Pine Grove Manor Elementary School were honored with an ...

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Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares: Stop Asian Hate Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that ...

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Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that ...

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Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that ...

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In my first campaign for town supervisor, I promised to focus on the burden on residential property taxpayers by growing Yorktown’s commercial tax base, revitalizing our downtown areas, and tackling chronic vacancies such as the former Kmart, Food Emporium, and Shrub Oak Tire Center, which are ...

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Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County… April is a big birthday month for the Jeffers family. My wife, daughter, sister, and many dear friends all celebrate, so right after I take out a loan for gift buying, I will write this week’s “Birthday ...

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Eleven years ago when I founded Halston Media, I made the concerted decision to avoid political endorsements. I always felt that aligning with a political party was not the job of a community newspaper. To be candid, it also just seems to be bad business, especially in a small town. Of ...

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