METUCHEN – The student council at Campbell School in Metuchen conducted a “Daily Essentials Drive” for our local servicemen and women. They collected over 20 boxes filled with things like shampoo, stationary, sunblock and power bars.
STATE — New Jersey residents should be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court denied a Christie Administration request for a stay of a March appellate court ruling that said the governor could not abolish the state’s Council on Affordable Housing on his own authority.
STATE — National Men’s Health Week is June 11-17, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) encourages men to take proactive steps to help avoid preventable illnesses and disease.
NEWARK—The NJ Transit Board of Directors today adopted a new Bike Aboard Program that expands travel options for cyclists effective July 1, enabling them to bring their bicycles onboard trains at all stations.
ELIZABETH – At the June 7 meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, Fernando Nazco was appointed to serve as the school board president.
The public’s growing disdain of the Supreme Court increases the odds that a majority will uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare.
In 2007, a few months before I left the health insurance industry, I was tasked to write a “white paper” designed to help convince media folks and politicians that the problem of the uninsured wasn’t much of a problem after all. If demographic data was sliced just so, I was expected to write, it was easy to conclude that many of the uninsured — some 46 million at the time — were that way by choice.
When President Obama announced in Aug. 2010 the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, he complimented the soldiers who had served there for completing “every mission they were given.” But some of military’s most senior officers, in a little-noticed report this spring, rendered a harsher account of their work that highlights repeated missteps and failures over the past decade, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen in the past week, averaging $3.40 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.