Top N.J. official overseeing veterans homes decimated by coronavirus steps down in big shake-up

Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, the adjutant general who oversees the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, is stepping down from his job in the wake of staggering death toll from the coronavirus at two of the state-run veterans homes, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday.

Deputy Adjutant General, Col. Dr. Lisa J. Hou, a surgeon, will take over for Beale on an interim basis, effectively immediately, Murphy announced. Cabinet appointments need Senate confirmation.

The announcement includes a major shake-up that will eventually include new CEOs at two of three veterans homes that suffered widespread infection and death during the pandemic.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, despite significant challenges, DMAVA has worked to save lives and support our veterans,” Murphy said in a statement. “Having served as a Field Surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan during the height of the conflicts and as a respected medical professional, Dr. Hou will

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Top N.J. official overseeing veterans homes decimated by the coronavirus steps down in big shake-up

Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, the Adjutant General who oversees the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, is stepping down from his job in the wake of staggering death toll from the coronavirus at two of the state-run veterans homes, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday.



a man in a military uniform: Brigadier General Jemal Beale presents the New Jersey State flag to Colonel Robert Martinez during Memorial Day ceremony at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover, N.J. May, 25, 2020. The flag is be flown overseas during deployment


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Brigadier General Jemal Beale presents the New Jersey State flag to Colonel Robert Martinez during Memorial Day ceremony at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover, N.J. May, 25, 2020. The flag is be flown overseas during deployment

Deputy Adjutant General, Colonel Dr. Lisa J. Hou, will become Interim Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs effectively immediately, Murphy announced.

The announcement includes a major shake-up of who will run the veterans homes.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, despite significant

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Three Steps Real Estate Agents Can Take To Create Authentic And Compelling Content

Ralph DiBugnara is President of Home Qualified, a digital resource for the buyers, sellers and realtors driving today’s millennial market.

Social media has become the a top outlet for consumers when starting their search for real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors, 99% of millennials and 90% of baby boomers begin their home search online. They also found 77% of realtors use social media in some form for business. As a real estate professional, you are going to be judged and possibly chosen by the client before you ever meet them, by way of your social media. The question becomes how can you attract your consumer through social media in a way that is effective and compelling. Most homebuyers, sellers or investors have certain interests when looking through social media about real estate. Here are three tips that will examine those interests and help you make

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Waimate contractor steps up to fund all-weather helipad for town

Volunteers working on the new helipad in Waimate are, from left, firefighter and builder Brad Keen, contractor Ian Leathwick who has funded the $20,000 project, Waimate deputy fire chief Roger Bell and Waimate fire chief Duncan Lyall.

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Volunteers working on the new helipad in Waimate are, from left, firefighter and builder Brad Keen, contractor Ian Leathwick who has funded the $20,000 project, Waimate deputy fire chief Roger Bell and Waimate fire chief Duncan Lyall.

An empty section behind the Waimate fire station is being turned into a $20,000 all weather 24/7 helipad thanks to the generosity of a contractor and volunteers.

Senior firefighter and St John volunteer David Shea said the fire crew often joked about what they could use the unused lawn space for.

He said the fire crew has been responsible for creating a temporary landing site every time the emergency helicopter arrived, often landing in school grounds, parks or the A&P Showgrounds.

“The spaces are on unsatisfactory surfaces and we’ve had to carry patients over rocks and shingle,” Shea said.

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Redondo Beach Condo On Esplanade Steps From The Ocean: $969,000

REDONDO BEACH, CA — This Redondo Beach condo is located on the Esplanade, just steps from the ocean.

The home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It was built in 1976 and it’s listed for $969,000.

  • Address: 700 Esplanade Apt 10, Redondo Beach, California

  • Price: $969,000

  • Square Feet: 1,237

  • Bedrooms: 2

  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths

  • Built: 1976

  • Features: Where else can you find a spacious fully remodeled condo on the Esplanade steps from the refreshing Pacific Ocean for under a Million dollars?? Search no further, your coastal getaway awaits! Exterior of the building just finished a facelift w/new siding and a Cape Cod feel! Inside unit you’ll find New modern engineered flooring throughout w/large exhibition kitchen recently remodeled w/custom soft close cabinetry, crisp white Quartz Counter Tops & white subway tile backsplash, Stainless Steal appliances, Stainless Farm Sink, Built In desk/office area (perfect for Covid times!), in kitchen enclosed laundry closet

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Better Real Estate Results: 7 Steps, Homeowners Should Take

When one decides, it’s time, to sell his house, the smartest approach, is, to proceed, with a time – tested, well – considered, process, focused on achieving the most desirable objectives! For most, this includes, obtaining the best possible price and terms, in the shortest – period of time, with a minimum of hassle/ stress! In order to make this, often – stressful process, and transaction period, more stress – free, and meaningful, based on my, over a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have created, my, RICH IDEAS, 7 basic steps, homeowners should take, to get the finest, possible results, etc. With that in mind, this article will briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, these steps.

1. Interview potential agents: Since, in most areas, there are many licensed, qualified, real estate agents, homeowners, should begin the process, by thoroughly, interviewing … Read More

5 Steps, Real Estate Agents, Use, To Address Concerns

Often, the reality of the real estate transaction process, is perceived as a stressful, anxious one, by, both, the homeowner, trying to sell his house, as well as qualified, potential buyers. Perhaps, one of most essential reasons, to hire, a professional real estate agent, who understands your needs, goals, objectives, and perceptions, and is ready, willing, and able, to treat you, with genuine empathy, is to overcome, and / or, reduce this potential discomfort, and uneasiness! In order for an agent, to be able to address perceptions, and overcome challenges / objections / concerns, he must have the expertise, based on the finest, professional training. After more than a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, and several decades, as a professional sales trainer, and presenter, I have become a firm believer, in effectively, consistently using, this 5 – step approach, to overcome and … Read More