Guest Column

March 8, 2022

Dear TAPInto Woodbridge/Carteret, When I accepted my U.S. citizenship on August 10th, 2001 — one month before 9/11 — I took my citizenship oath to give up allegiance to foreign nations seriously. Since that moment, I’ve identified as an American — albeit one with a funny accent. I haven’t said a ...

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Like all mothers, I was excited and nervous when my child was about to enter kindergarten. We all want our children to thrive, have fun, and do well at school. Unfortunately, at my daughter’s elementary school, her experience didn’t live up to our expectations. She was bullied several times. She ...

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This past Sunday I attended services at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic, New Jersey. The love and reverence our neighbors have for their ancestral homeland is powerful as Ukraine is menaced by Russia. Already the most diverse kaleidoscope of America, our Ninth District is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As masks officially come off Monday for teachers and children in New Jersey schools, a majority of New Jerseyans agree with lifting the childcare and school settings mask mandate, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent “strongly agree” with Gov. Phil ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As masks officially come off Monday for teachers and children in New Jersey schools, a majority of New Jerseyans agree with lifting the childcare and school settings mask mandate, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent “strongly agree” with Gov. Phil ...

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Like all mothers, I was excited and nervous when my child was about to enter kindergarten. We all want our children to thrive, have fun, and do well at school. Unfortunately, at my daughter’s elementary school, her experience didn’t live up to our expectations. She was bullied several times. She ...

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Like all mothers, I was excited and nervous when my child was about to enter kindergarten. We all want our children to thrive, have fun, and do well at school. Unfortunately, at my daughter’s elementary school, her experience didn’t live up to our expectations. She was bullied several times. She ...

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Like all mothers, I was excited and nervous when my child was about to enter kindergarten. We all want our children to thrive, have fun, and do well at school. Unfortunately, at my daughter’s elementary school, her experience didn’t live up to our expectations. She was bullied several times. She ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When I accepted my U.S. citizenship on August 10th, 2001 — one month before 9/11 — I took my citizenship oath to give up allegiance to foreign nations seriously. Since that moment, I’ve identified as an American — albeit one with a funny accent. I haven’t said a word in Russian ...

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Like all mothers, I was excited and nervous when my child was about to enter kindergarten. We all want our children to thrive, have fun, and do well at school. Unfortunately, at my daughter’s elementary school, her experience didn’t live up to our expectations. She was bullied several times. She ...

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The Nutley Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee announced the 2022 Honorees of the 40th Annual Columbus Day Parade at a Meet & Greet held at Mamma Vittoria on Monday, February 28, 2022. The 2022 Honorees are: Tina Cervasio – Grand Marshal Lifetime Achievement – Delores Del Deo ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When I accepted my U.S. citizenship on August 10th, 2001 — one month before 9/11 — I took my citizenship oath to give up allegiance to foreign nations seriously. Since that moment, I’ve identified as an American — albeit one with a funny accent. I haven’t said a word in Russian ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When I accepted my U.S. citizenship on August 10th, 2001 — one month before 9/11 — I took my citizenship oath to give up allegiance to foreign nations seriously. Since that moment, I’ve identified as an American — albeit one with a funny accent. I haven’t said a word in Russian ...

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Around New York and across the country, Board of Education (BOE) meetings have been deliberately transformed from sleepy civic discussions about classroom sizes and budget proposals, to ugly, hate-filled, confrontational events requiring a (sometimes heavy) police presence to maintain order and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Over the last several months, much talk in Rahway, neighboring towns like Woodbridge and Carteret, Middlesex County, and throughout the state has focused on the continuing effects and aftermath of storms, hurricanes, and flooding on local communities, especially those along waterways ...

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As I attend events and meetings throughout the year, as well as talk with neighbors around town, a common concern is the high cost of prescription drugs. There are many of our friends and neighbors here in Raritan Bay who struggle to afford prescription medicine, especially senior citizens, ...

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As I attend events and meetings throughout the year, as well as talk with neighbors around town, a common concern is the high cost of prescription drugs. There are many of our friends and neighbors here in Woodbridge who struggle to afford prescription medicine, especially senior citizens, ...

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As National Black History Month comes to an end, I’ve been ruminating about this year’s theme “Black Health and Wellness,” the goal of which was to take a look at how American healthcare has often underserved the African American community.  The theme is supposed to acknowledge the legacy of not ...

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Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci announced last night that the Nutley Board of Commissioners have voted to change the lighting on the Township’s buildings in support of Ukraine being invaded by Russian forces late last week. “The Township of Nutley has illuminated our public buildings in the national ...

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As National Black History Month comes to an end, I’ve been ruminating about this year’s theme “Black Health and Wellness,” the goal of which was to take a look at how American healthcare has often underserved the African American community.  The theme is supposed to acknowledge the legacy of not ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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Traffic. A problem in search of a solution. But what solution? To its credit, the Town Board has begun to address the town’s traffic issues, especially in the Yorktown Heights hamlet. Over the course of two meetings, the town’s traffic consultant, the Transpo Group, laid out three possible ...

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Black history is American history. We hear that said a lot each February during Black History Month to remind us of the immeasurable contributions made by Black Americans. Black history deserves recognition everywhere, but it takes on additional significance in Burlington County, which is so ...

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Alan Genitempo, the Township of Nutley’s longtime municipal attorney, has been appointed as the Township’s Municipal Court Judge. Genitempo, who has represented Nutley in a number of roles since 2002, was appointed by the Nutley Board of Commissioners earlier this month. “I am incredibly proud ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Armaud Arbery, public libraries have taken a more assertive stance in creating and implementing diversity initiatives to ensure that people of color are included within the inner workings of the public library. Some libraries have ...

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As a result of inflation, Americans across the country are facing higher prices for everyday necessities. This reality has exacerbated the financial hardship felt by millions of families struggling to afford the high-priced medication they need to survive. Many patients who rely on prescription ...

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