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Middlesex County awarded $425,000 domestic violence grant

Middlesex County has been awarded a $425,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or similar crimes and to hold perpetrators accountable. Two decades after President Bill Clinton…

Christie nominated three Union County residents as Superior Court judges

STATE – Governor Chris Christie selected three Union County residents for appointment as Superior Court judges, John M. Deitch of Fanwood, plus Theresa E. Mullen and Candido Rodriguez, both of Scotch Plains. Deitch, a partner in the Morristown law firm Coughlin Duffy, has represented utilities companies and assisted in…

Confederate crusade is closing hospitals in rural America

The cost of the Confederate conservative ideological crusade against the Affordable Care Act is taking a human and economic toll. In states that refused to participate in Medicaid expansion, many rural communities soon find their local emergency rooms shuttered. “Nearly half…

Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

An updated tally by ProPublica shows that bondholders are due $2.6 billion of the $6 billion in this year’s payouts to state and local governments from Big Tobacco.  by Cezary Podkul and Claire Kelloway for ProPublica Each April, cigarette manufacturers pay states…