Guest Column

October 5, 2021

Dear Monmouth County Residents, Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying busy, and I would like to take some time to share ...

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NEW JERSEY — This may be the Garden State, but this time of year our attention shifts from tomatoes and zucchini in home gardens to oaks and maples as the forest and parks being their annual show.  According to the NJ Forest Service, the show is beginning in the northwesters part of the state — ...

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NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show.  The New Jersey Forest Service issued a ...

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As many know, Monarch butterflies are great pollinators. But they are in peril, and they are solely dependent on native milkweeds (Asclepias species) for their survival, and so it is critical that we encourage their growth and the expansion of pollinator pathways. Caterpillars and other bugs are an ...

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One thousand hours. That’s how much time most American children spend in school every year — when there isn’t a pandemic, that is. School buildings throughout New Jersey closed for much of 2020 and parts of 2021 to keep kids — as well as educators, administrators and school facility staff — out of ...

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One thousand hours. That’s how much time most American children spend in school every year — when there isn’t a pandemic, that is. School buildings throughout New Jersey closed for much of 2020 and parts of 2021 to keep kids — as well as educators, administrators and school facility staff — out of ...

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The vehicles we drive contribute substantially to our carbon emissions. According to the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990–2019 (the national inventory that the U.S. prepares annually under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), transportation ...

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Generally speaking, investing is a long-term process. You invest in your IRA and 401(k) to reach a long-term goal – retirement. You may invest in a 529 education savings plan for many years to reach another long-term goal – college for your children. But is there also a place in your portfolio for ...

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Our amazing feet: • Carry all of our body weight. • Over our lifetime may walk 110,000 miles. • Act as shock absorbers when we jump and run. • Balance our body when we dance, turn around, walk, do any sport or weight bearing physical activity and work. • Serve as a basis for a good posture. • ...

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Our amazing feet: • Carry all of our body weight. • Over our lifetime may walk 110,000 miles. • Act as shock absorbers when we jump and run. • Balance our body when we dance, turn around, walk, do any sport or weight bearing physical activity and work. • Serve as a basis for a good posture. • ...

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Our amazing feet: • Carry all of our body weight. • Over our lifetime may walk 110,000 miles. • Act as shock absorbers when we jump and run. • Balance our body when we dance, turn around, walk, do any sport or weight bearing physical activity and work. • Serve as a basis for a good posture. • ...

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Our amazing feet: • Carry all of our body weight. • Over our lifetime may walk 110,000 miles. • Act as shock absorbers when we jump and run. • Balance our body when we dance, turn around, walk, do any sport or weight bearing physical activity and work. • Serve as a basis for a good posture. • ...

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Our amazing feet: • Carry all of our body weight. • Over our lifetime may walk 110,000 miles. • Act as shock absorbers when we jump and run. • Balance our body when we dance, turn around, walk, do any sport or weight bearing physical activity and work. • Serve as a basis for a good posture. • ...

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Have you ever walked up to your car on a pleasant afternoon and once inside realized it was a blast furnace? You start to overheat and do not want to touch your hot steering wheel. This is greenhouse warming. The brilliant sunshine through the windows warms everything in your car as it sat in ...

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While the state has made progress in closing the digital divide, lack of access to high-speed, low-priced internet still stands in the way of opportunities for education, work, healthcare, and economic growth for far too many New Jerseyeans. Thankfully, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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Haiti’s next earthquake is imminent, but we can avoid it. On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, resulting in a death toll of 2,207 people and counting. The heartbreak and devastation that engulfed me as I viewed images of destruction to my native Haiti was — once again — ...

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The fall equinox was on Sept. 22, that day of the year—mirrored once in the spring—when day and night are each 12 hours long. Many of us are more familiar with the solstices—the longest and shortest days of summer and winter, but the equinoxes and the solstices—and our seasons, of course—all ...

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If there’s going to be a discussion in Yorktown about affordable housing—and there needs to be one—then please, PLEASE,  let it be grounded in FACTS. Relevant facts. Here are just some of the irrelevant, confusing, misleading, and incorrect statements in Jay Kopstein’s anti-affordable housing ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate. Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The City of Coral Springs received $5.7 million in CARES Act funds last year and is receiving another $19.81 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) funds in 2021 and 2022. The ARPA was signed into law in March to provide additional stimulus monies to cities to be ...

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I read Mr. Tanzman’s letter in Yorktown News dated Sept. 9. I will not dispute what he has said in his letter. He should be commended for stating that he is an advocate. What is not stated is the status of “Affordable” (officially classified) or “affordable” (unofficial) housing in Yorktown and how ...

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We, the undersigned, fully support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts in our Northern Westchester schools. Many DEI measures are implementations of the New York State Education Department’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework coming down from state leadership in Albany, ...

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I have played ball on the fields in Clark, some are better than others, but they drain well. Fake grass is hard on your legs, your feet, it causes many serious injuries. Another problem is heat, in the summer, the turf gets hot as hell. This is not the best use of tax dollars for Clark at this ...

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