Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The county will host a series of business networking events in the coming months.
Tuesday, March 26
The following is a monthly column submitted by Union County Freeholder Chairwoman Linda Carter. Despite the explosive growth of Internet-based social media in the business sector, there is still no substitute for getting out, meeting people and exchanging ideas face to face. Those personal experiences can make all the difference when you are looking to start or grow a business. That’s the driving force behind our Union County Means Business (UCMB) series of networking events. The Freeholder Board began UCMB last year as a way to help local business owners and managers connect with useful resources and programs, especially ones that are available through local, state and federal agencies. It was such a great success that we are continuing …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tom Hannen, a Catholic calls the new pope "a person of the people."
"I am hopeful for our newly Holy Father," said Mayor Tom Hannen, Cranford's mayor and a Catholic. News broke earlier today of the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the role of pope. "From what I've read, he is a person of the people," commented Hannen. "You don't give up the ability to live in a palace, to live in an apartment, or give up your chauffeur said Hannen. "With the challenges facing our faith, my prayers are with him," he said.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with these cocktail recipes.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Napa Valley Patch. With the biggest of games just days away, it's not too soon to start planning your Super Bowl party. BevMo!’s Super Bowl XLVII Cocktail Recipes Toast your favorite player with the official MVP Cocktail: Highlight all the hottest plays with a CIROC Red Zone: Sack that QB with The Blitz Cocktail: 4th Quarter with 4 seconds left Hail Mary Shooter: Perfect Post Game Margarita: Do you have a favorite Super Bowl beverage? We'd love to know your recipe — if it's not a secret: Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Shore resident is upset about FEMA, confusing mandates, insurance delays
Tuesday, January 22
An open letter to: President Obama, All the members of Congress, Governor Christie and members of New Jersey Senate and Assembly and to local mayors and council members MY DESCENT INTO MADNESS BY WAY OF THE RABBIT HOLE Super Storm Sandy has displaced seven people in my family. We all lived in Seaside Park, New Jersey. We are no different from the thousands of people who are facing what seems like insurmountable obstacles towards rebuilding our homes, our lives and our communities. During the height of the storm our local rescue workers, emergency personal and police were heroic in their efforts to save lives and mitigate damages. The weeks following the storm were also filled with countless stories of families, neighbors, friends and …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Lincoln v. Lincoln. Guess who wins
#10: Lincoln the movie depicts adversaries North and South painfully divided. Lincoln the Tunnel brings adversaries New York and New Jersey closer together. #9: Banked, curved entrance to Lincoln the Tunnel is called "the helix." “Helix” is a cool word. No cool words in Lincoln the Movie. #8: No suspense in Lincoln the Movie; you know how it’s gonna end. Plenty of suspense in Lincoln the Tunnel; sometimes you don’t know if you’ll ever get out! #7: Cheaper to make Lincoln the Tunnel, than Lincoln the Movie. #6: Lincoln the Tunnel much more of an acting challenge than Lincoln the Movie, even for Daniel Day-Lewis. #5: Toll-takers at Lincoln the Tunnel warmer and friendlier than ticket-takers at Lincoln the Movie. #4: E-Z Pass machines at …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
U.S. needs a genuine third party to deal with this and other issues.
Looking back from this point, 2012 seems to have been filled with misery and grief: the Newtown mass shooting that killed 20 children, Superstorm Sandy and the devastation she brought, the Aurora theater shooting. Locally, there have teen suicides that touched several communities. Longtime businesses have shut their doors or announced their closings. Many in red Northwest Jersey probably viewed the re-election of President Barack Obama as bad news, as well. So perhaps it is appropriate that the nation spends the last hours of 2012 teetering on the edge of the so-called "fiscal cliff." Part of what led us to the cliff was well-intentioned: A bill designed to reduce the federal deficit. The other main problem was beneficial to taxpayers, but…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Food columnist Kristin Haverhill tells you what to eat on New Year's Day.
The old southern adage says, "Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold… Eat poor on New Year's, and eat fat the rest of the year!" When I moved to Georgia about six years ago, there were a few southern folkways that I really had to acclimate to. Some were good--people asking how you are and how your day is going, courteous drivers, and people trying to feed you every time you go over to their house. Some were confusing--groom's cakes, fried green tomatoes, the crowds of teenagers sitting in the Walmart parking lot. And some were just plain scary--"Wow, you really are going to put four cups of sugar in that sweet tea and drink it for breakfast! OK." Yet, on my third year here in Georgia I was invited to a friend's …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The financial deadline looms in Washington, with no deal yet made. Check this primer, and share your questions and thoughts.
With Christmas 2012 over, one reality check is that the looming "fiscal cliff" deadline is just a few days away. On December 31, tax cuts dating to the George W. Bush presidential term are scheduled to expire, and President Obama and congressional leaders have not reached a compromise. Of course, that means tax bills would increase for many middle- and upper-class taxpayers. And that means paycheck withholding for many workers would change, leaving them with less take-home pay in the new year. Apparently, though, there will be no immediate change in withholding tables, while the situation is unresolved. According to John Tuzynski, the IRS’ chief of employment tax policy, employers should continue to use 2012 withholding tables and personal…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Patch and Starbucks, calling for Republicans and Democrats to join forces to avoid the fiscal cliff, announce an initiative.
- Jon Brod
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As an organization, Patch is built on the idea of strengthening local communities and bringing democracy to life. Our network of websites delivers not only relevant, hyper-local information, but also amplifies the voices of our users. And, with difficult choices facing our elected officials in the coming days and weeks, the need for citizens to speak up and be heard has never been greater. It is why I am proud to announce that starting this week, Patch is partnering with Starbucks – another staple of the community – on its “Come Together” initiative. Just as Patch serves great content and Starbucks serves delicious coffee, we need Democrats and Republicans to join forces and serve meaningful solutions to the pending financial obstacles our…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Union County resident and former Naval Commanding Officer says, the "Second Amendment can still prevail effectively by limiting the type of weapons that are available for self-defense and hunting and by legally qualifying the users."
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Dear Congressman Lance, In 1791, the Second Amendment to the Constitution was adopted to enable American settlers to bear arms for the defense of the country, their property and personal security. Rifles and pistols were muzzle loaders with single shots. Seventy years later, Gatling sold the first rapid-fire gun to the Union Army with claims to cut force size, reduce combat deaths and show the futility of war. Gatling’s assertions proved to be wrong. The gun industry has since expanded to the personal marketing of advanced sophisticated weapons that were created for military use in multiple wars. Today, we’re besieged with automatic and semi-automatic assault guns that are capable of killing myriad people instantly, if in the hands of …