Troy Talk

Finding Dignity For Workers With Disabilities

This week's troy talk: Finding Dignity For Workers With DisabilitiesLabor Day is around the corner. It is a day when we recognize and acknowledge our nation’s workforce and contributions to our society and economy. This Labor Day, I wanted to particularly acknowledge the work of our citizens with disabilities.

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To Open, or Not to Open? That is the Back-to-School Question

Asking questions about going back to school during covid-19As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread amongst us, we must sadly accept that there is no risk-free decision that can be made with regards to re-opening our schools. From my conversations with superintendents, educators, and parents, it is clear the decision about whether to re-open our schools will require a delicate balance of numerous, ever-changing factors. This complicated decision should solely be guided by science and not politics.

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Need a Summer Vacation Idea? Try a Staycation in Burlington County

August is “Family Fun Month,” and two years ago, we highlighted great places around our Legislative District to visit. With the pandemic and fewer people willing to travel out-of-state, we once again thought we would share some great places to visit close to home right here in Burlington County.

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Black Businesses Matter

Black Business Month was started 14 years ago to draw attention to the importance of these businesses to the Black community and to our nation’s economy. This effort is celebrated every August and it’s worth reminding us all why this is important. It also serves to highlight initiatives that assist in creating opportunities for Black-owned businesses.

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International Day of Friendship

I want to wish everyone Happy International Day of Friendship. Yes, this is a real celebratory day, which occurs every July 30th, and we should all participate. 

The United Nations designed this day to promote peace, happiness and unity. The essence of the effort is that occasionally we focus too much on our differences rather than our similarities. It should be the other way around.

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Relief for New Jersey Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The financial pinch for businesses in New Jersey continues during the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, it has become a tight, seemingly unending squeeze, far more than a pinch. 

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