Wednesday, October 5, 2022


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Business Matters: Bobbing and Weaving

What does a business owner have to do today to keep the ship on course? It takes lots of bobbing and weaving as the work environment continues to evolve in unexpected ways. Changes in worker availability (and attitudes), product delays and even opportunities... Read More

Ask Cassie

Dear Cassie: I’ve obviously heard of restraining orders, but what can you tell me about how restraining orders actually work in New Jersey? –A.S. Dear A.S.: Restraining orders in New Jersey (whether temporary or permanent) are issued under a law called... Read More

Teen Scene

Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact The Journal. We’ll help you polish it up,... Read More

Do It Better: Natural DIY Beauty Remedies

It’s easy to find all kinds of beauty products for sale: creams for dry skin, products to exfoliate flaking skin, lotions that promise to reduce wrinkles and fade age spots – and much more. Most contain ingredients that sound more like a chemistry... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Cupcakes

Imagine cakes that are so delicious, you wish you could carry them with ease everywhere you go. The idea behind tiny, portable cakes came to us courtesy of the innovation of an American by the name of Amelia Simmons during the 19th century in a cookbook... Read More

Dining with Draz: Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant

Bottle of red, bottle of white. Billy Joel may be from Long Island, but he could have just as easily written his classic sitting in the corner of Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park. This vintage Italian restaurant opened in 1982 to rave reviews... Read More

The Use of Technology in Wildlife Monitoring

My name is Rebecca Berzins, and I am a senior Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP) major at Monmouth University. In the MEBP program, we study a variety of New Jersey native species. I have been working with my mentor, Dr. Sean Sterrett,... Read More

Historic Havens: Historic Clothing

This month, The Journal focuses on beauty and fashion. It is also Black History Month, so let’s explore some of historic sites that showcase fashions of the past and history of the times when they were in vogue. This month, Marlpit Hall welcomes your... Read More

Business Matters: Is the Grass Really Greener?

Decades ago, I observed a phenomenon that was impacting the American work ethic, and today it has reached an alarming level. Growing up, I was taught work hard, stay focused, and success will come. But in college, I heard, “You will have an average... Read More