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Opinion: CASA volunteers establish safe, stable, permanent home for children

Child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone. While this...

Your Turn: World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, beginning with the observed World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, officially declared by the United Nations in 2008. During...

Opinion: New Jersey should make patients a priority by issuing more medical marijuana permits

As a cancer survivor living with multiple sclerosis, I’ve experienced many symptoms over the years where medical marijuana would have made such a difference...
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Opinion: One year later, pandemic fear erased at Chelsea communities

It was March 12, 2020, when COVID-19 arrived and our assisted living communities locked down. Visitation was stopped, residents had to be isolated in...
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Your Turn: One year after closing, South Brunswick Library staff sees ‘light at the...

In South Brunswick, the date of March 13, 2020, will be remembered as the day a pandemic closed the doors of the South Brunswick...

Business is ‘cautiously optimistic’ the worst may be over

What a difference a year makes. It was March 12, 2020, when COVID-19 arrived and our assisted living communities locked down. Visitation was stopped,...

Opinion: Celebrate Read Across America

On March 2 each year, all eyes are on books as we celebrate Read Across America. Created in 1997 by the National Education Association (NEA)...

Opinion: New Jersey needs local civilian review boards with subpoena power

New Jerseyans need to demand legislative changes to the process of reviewing complaints of police misconduct throughout the state. Currently, municipal and county law...

County Corner: American Heart Month

February is designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke – the leading causes of death in the United...

New Jerseyans show caring spirit with support for NJ Sharing Network

By Joseph S. Roth Thanks to the support of our team members, healthcare partners and dedicated volunteers, 2020 was a record-breaking year for NJ Sharing Network’s...
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Opinion: New Year 2021

Welcoming a new year is traditionally an exciting time as we look ahead to celebrating all life’s moments with family and friends and preparing...

Opinion: Support the Yes We CAN! Food Drives at MarketFair

I am writing this letter for two reasons. One, because Yes We CAN! Food Drives is so deeply appreciative of the community support we...

Receive social and emotional healing through virtual support groups

Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and other psycho-social issues can receive social and emotional support that focus on hope and recovery, in a warm,...

Opinion: A veteran’s thoughts about Christmas Eve

As I sit now in my living room, listening to Christmas songs, my mind drifts back many years as I recall our practices on...
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Opinion: Thanksgiving cheer at the ISCJ Food Pantry

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) held its weekly Drive-Thru Food Pantry event, but on this particular Saturday, it...

Opinion: Thanksgiving is a time to build memories

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing." I enjoy all the holidays when the family gathers together. But, Thanksgiving is special. It isn’t only...
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Opinion: Libraries occupy valued and important center of community life

Congratulations to three libraries in the16th Legislative District - the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, the Montgomery Township Library Branch of the Somerset County...

Program provides support services to those dealing with challenges related to COVID-19

By Robert Kley More than one-third of New Jersey adults surveyed by the National Center for Health Statistics and Census Bureau from April 23 through...
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