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New Jersey hospitals prepared for public health threats

by Aline Holmes, RN, DNP It’s hard to miss the news reports about Ebola and enterovirus (EV-D68). People are understandably nervous and anxious but New Jersey residents can rest assured that our hospitals are well prepared to deal with these types…

Steep decline in wildlife population reported

The world’s wildlife population has been cut by more than half since 1971 because of human industry, according to a new report that shows mankind is engaged in activity that threatens to extinguish life on our planet. Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals,…

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is observed on October 4

Yom Kippur, known as Day of Atonement, is the most important event in the Jewish calendar, traditionally observed with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often in synagogue services, repenting for the sins of the past year. It…

Poll says voters back public education

Democrats For Public Education (DPE) released the results of a national voter survey conducted by Harstad Strategic Research that shows voters back public education in large numbers. Roughly 2/3 of Americans agree with traditionally Democratic positions when it comes to education…

Celebrating America’s Wilderness

by Pat Byington “When are you going to take your family to Disney World?” Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that’s equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD…

Corrections officer smuggled marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Jail

An Essex County corrections officer today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, in exchange for cash bribe payments. Stephon Solomon, 26, of Irvington,…

National Guard soldier allegedly sexually abused woman

A Hunterdon County man was arrested at his home by U.S. Marshals yesterday on a charge that he allegedly sexually abused a woman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Ioannis V. Karazoupis, 27, of Flemington, New…

Union official pleaded guilty to selling out workers

A union official for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) admitted to accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective…

Newark man with gunshot wound is charged with attempted murder

An investigation involving several law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area resulted in the arrest of Tarik Smith, 26, of Newark, who authorities alleged was involved in violent encounters with an armed security guard at Alamo Rental car and later with…

Give me death taxes or let us eat the rich

New Jersey “death taxes” deprive people who did not work for the money earned by their parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts a small part of the inheritance built up during the life of their benefactor. Federal “death taxes” deprive those…