Guest Column

January 16, 2021

Dear Community,  Whenever you see a bill with a sickeningly sweet title, you can rest assured there is something, either in part or the whole of the bill that is just plain awful.  The sweeter the title, the worse the legislation.  This is no accident; it is designed to force legislators into ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - We have all heard the stories of how everyone has fled urban areas to settle in the burbs, how there are lines down the street to enter open houses and how every property is going for over asking. Yes, we have lost a number of residents to other areas—our urban environment ...

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Have your retirement plans changed because of COVID-19? If so, you have plenty of company. Nearly 40 percent of those planning to retire say the pandemic has disrupted their intentions, according to the Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement study. You might have been thinking ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I was deeply upset to find out our Wednesday class had been canceled because our English teacher has “chosen” to retire. The English teacher, who was loved by every student she taught, had been teaching virtually since the first day of school ...

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Last month, I received a text message from a reader who pitched me a story. I didn’t think the story was particularly newsworthy, but I also didn’t feel like delivering bad news, so I ignored it. I think we’ve all done something like this at some point in our lives. We don’t want to make a tough ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council encourages everyone to use this day as an opportunity to give back to their community and live out his commitment to service & community. If you are looking for ways to give ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - While most people were focused on the big national issues in last November’s election, there’s an old saying that all politics is local -- and there’s no better example of that than the clean energy ballot question that East Brunswick voters overwhelmingly backed. Almost 70% ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - While most people were focused on the big national issues in last November’s election, there’s an old saying that all politics is local -- and there’s no better example of that than the clean energy ballot question that East Brunswick voters overwhelmingly backed. Almost 70% ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in a two-phase approach. Stage 1A provides vaccine access to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. The overall goal is to have the vaccine reach a majority of the population by the spring, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When a 42-year-old woman was recently arrested for allegedly attacking her husband in Coral Springs, the incident highlighted a lesser-known issue in domestic violence cases across the nation: violence against men by their spouses and partners. Women account for roughly 1.5 ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc throughout our country and our community, devastating many families, businesses, and other aspects of life. While my immediate family and I have been lucky enough to not contract the virus, its impact on our lives has truly been felt. The pandemic has ...

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Good evening everyone and Happy New Year. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to serve as Hazlet’s mayor in 2021. I want to begin by thanking Michael Glackin for his outstanding leadership and service as Hazlet’s Mayor in 2020. Mayor Glackin’s innovative solutions, financial budgeting ...

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Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during ...

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Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during ...

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Recently, Unicorn Contracting announced their plans to transform the former Soundview Preparatory School property to a mixed-use development with 165 residential units and retail/office space. While there has been chatter from many folks in town both supporting and opposing this proposed project, ...

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Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during ...

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TAPinto.net, a network of more than 85 franchised hyperlocal online news sites, today announced spectacular growth in readership, up by more than 70% in 2020 over the previous year, and an advertising revenue increase of nearly 17% at a time when other media struggled. TAPinto.net added a dozen ...

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Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during ...

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As I start the year off as Barnegat's mayor, I want to pledge my commitment to communicating with the township's residents. During my first week on the job, I took swift action on a number of critical issues. Barnegat has a significant at-risk population when it comes to COVID-19. In response to ...

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The Wildwood Manor House in Toledo, Ohio, is a 30,000-square-foot Georgian colonial home on a sprawling 450-acre campus. Considered an “icon” by the people who live in the Midwestern city, the Manor House was once owned by Stranahan Brothers, who founded the Champion spark plug company. Both the ...

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​​​Remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) ​​​In the House of Representatives—January 6, 2021 Madame Speaker, after rigorous analysis and much reflection, I will not oppose the counting of certified electoral votes from any state. I share some of the concerns about election irregularities.

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There is nothing quite like a crisis that concentrates the mind. In the past 17 years, about 1,700 weekly community newspapers have shut down in the United States, according to Poynter, an industry publication. To be candid with our readers, this past spring, as everything began to shut down, ...

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This time of year is important for many reasons.  Not only due to the holidays but also the start of the new year.  Many will reflect on the past, as well as the future and many will do so through the prism of faith. Faith can mean different things to different people. For many, it is religious, ...

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This time of year is important for many reasons.  Not only due to the holidays but also the start of the new year.  Many will reflect on the past, as well as the future and many will do so through the prism of faith. Faith can mean different things to different people. For many, it is religious, ...

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Written By: Judy John-Styles / CEO, Styles Books LLC. It’s a New Year and 2020 has left us all with a story to tell.  2020 allowed me to start a new career path and step into ownership of Styles Books LLC. Styles Books LLC is a publishing company that creates bilingual children’s books and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Todd Wilkinson, Founder and Owner of FonHome Realty has created a video series highlighting scenarios for buyers and sellers to be wary of when entering into the real estate process. Watch Episode Ten for his unique perspective.

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On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the ...

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On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the ...

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On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the ...

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2020 will be remembered as the year that challenged and tested all of us in many ways. So many people couldn't see their loved ones, spent days in isolation, or tragically lost a friend or family member. Most importantly, we came together to fight the virus as one. This past year has strained us, ...

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