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The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton


A Piece of Living History NOTES: When it was built: 1758 Location: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ Significance: The Old Barracks Museum is the only existing and restored military structure left in New Jersey that is associated with the Colonial Wars The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton – one of the oldest surviving public buildings in New Jersey – is a “remarkable survivor in ...

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Meeting the Intern of your Dreams


Internships can be a good test drive for everyone involved About 15 years ago, when Dean Katsoupas was an accounting major at The College of New Jersey, he signed up for a student internship with the Iselin-based CPA firm Amper, Politziner & Mattia (which became EisnerAmper LLP following a 2010 merger). Katsoupas never left, and today he’s an Audit and Assurance Senior Manager at the 1,600-person firm. “I worked ...

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Reduce Security Risks of Personal Tech in the Workplace


Bring Your Own Device workplace policies can open the door to hackers Since 2009, when Intel first introduced the term Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), the concept of letting employees use their personal laptops, tablets, and other digital devices for work-related activity has offered the promise of increased productivity and reduced costs. In fact about 74 percent of companies have ...

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Tastes of Home: A Year-Round Passion


’Tis the season for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, but for those in the business of providing those ingredients – growers, chefs, restaurateurs, juicers – food is a year-round passion There is something more delicious about eating dishes cooked with ingredients grown in our own backyards. The stories that follow celebrate businesses that don’t just operate in New Jersey, but have succeeded because they’ve sprouted here. They remind us that New ...

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The Wired Foodie


Technology to simplify prep of your homegrown favorites this summer Looking for a new way to prep your Jersey tomatoes or want help with your pork roll portion control? These apps and devices let you spend more time indulging and less time preparing and cooking your meals. DROP KITCHEN SCALE AND APP WHAT IT DOES: This step-by-step recipe app works ...

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GENDER: Speaking With Your Hands


Handshakes and Pats on the Back can be Subtle Power Plays Picture this: You’re walking out of the conference room, pretty much on air, mentally high-fiving yourself for nailing the presentation you stayed up half the night to perfect, when your colleague places a hand on your shoulder – purely in a congratulatory way – and says, “Great job!” You appreciate the praise, but why the physical contact? ...

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Ask a Busy Person: Bernie Flynn, NJM Insurance


Bernie Flynn, 56, loves New Jersey. Born in Darby, Pa., at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Flynn and his family moved to Willingboro when he was about six months old. He grew up in Moorestown, and attended Moorestown High School, then moved to Delran, which he’s called home for the past 30 years. Flynn earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from ...

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Tax Freedom Day Came a Day Early


New Jerseyans officially earned enough to pay their taxes by May 12th It may not have been marked in red on everyone’s calendar, but May 12 was a big day for Garden State residents. That date was officially Tax Freedom Day, when taxpayers in the state collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state, and local tax bill for ...

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Good Gains for Middlesex County Home Prices


Millennial commuters give the local housing market a boost Middlesex County homeowners who sold a residence in 2015 scored the fourth-highest average price gains in the nation, according to a recent study by RealtyTrac. U.S. home sellers in 2015 realized an average price gain since purchase of 11 percent ($20,378), but sellers in Middlesex County realized a 52 percent gain, pocketing an average of $92,500, reports RealtyTrac, a provider of comprehensive U.S. housing and property ...

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Vacancy rates in the area between New Jersey Turnpike Exits 8A and 12 are declining


HEALTHY DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL SPACE E-commerce and thirdparty logistics companies continue to drive demand for quality industrial space in New Jersey during the first quarter of 2016, according to Cushman & Wakefield. The East Rutherford– based commercial real estate services firm reported robust leasing activity, falling vacancies, and rising asking rents. “More than 6 million square feet of industrial space was absorbed during the first three months of the year, the highest quarterly total in recent history,” ...

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