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Bully Busters at Barnes & Noble July 30

UNION COUNTY — After anti-bullying activists Lorrie Christel Sanchez and Carol Blank created a “Bully Busters” club at the Livingston Avenue School in Cranford, schools in the neighboring towns of Linden and Rahway followed suit. The success of the club…

Increasing paid leave will make more stable marketplace & American middle class winners.

by Mitch Rofsky As a business person, there is one economics lesson I learn over and over again: The marketplace is essential but not perfect. It is not perfect in a variety of ways, but a big one is that not…

How Long Will You Wait at the Emergency Room?

Nationwide data recently released by the federal government shows you how long it takes, on average, to see a doctor or other licensed professional at hospitals. For an average hospital in New Jersey, patients wait in emergency rooms 33 minutes…

Earth’s climate change measured from space

NASA this month successfully launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. OCO-2 will be collecting space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with…

Route 22 Auto Sales fined $1.8 million plus restitution

STATE – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs obtained a $1.8 million settlement plus consumer restitution from eight auto dealerships and their owners, Carmelo Giuffre, of Brooklyn, New York, and Ignazio Guiffre, of Colts Neck. The settlement resolves a state…

Union members demand contract

STATE — Union members at Regency Grande Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dover, made a showing of strength and unity at an energetic picket in front of their place of employment earlier this month as caregivers chanted, drummed, and drew honks of solidarity…

Pentagon Report Finds Litany of Problems with Effort to Recover MIAs

A draft inspector general report found that the mission lacks basic metrics for how to do the job – and when to end it. by Megan McCloskey  The Defense Department’s inspector general has drafted a stinging rebuke of the Pentagon’s struggling…

Summer of Super Moons

by Dr. Tony Phillips In June of last year, a full Moon made headlines. The news media called it a “supermoon” because it was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. Around the world, people went…

Dispatcher Training Made Available to Job Seekers

UNION COUNTY — The John H. Stamler Police Academy is pleased to announce a special alternate route course option for individuals with no prior experience who are interested in becoming trained as 9-1-1 dispatchers. The required nine days of training,…