Tuesday is a big day for juvenile justice in this country. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments both challenging and defending the constitutionality of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole for cases of homicide.
ELIZABETH – In Linden the Union County Youth Detention Center is home to up to 80 young people who have made mistakes and committed crimes and have been deemed by the courts to require incarceration. Architecturally, the center is classified as a corrections facility or a prison.
STATE — The Department of Health and Senior Services today released New Jersey’s 2011 Hospital Performance Report which demonstrates that hospital quality continues to improve in the state. The report, which includes four new measures, also identifies opportunities for hospitals to enhance their performance.
TRENTON – A Bergen County man pleaded guilty today to acting as a broker in a conspiracy involving a former clerk in the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency to illegally sell New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WEST TRENTON–New Jersey residents will now be able to receive critical information from the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) on their cell phones and PDA’s with the use of a free, web-based service.
NEWARK – A child under 5 years is taken to an emergency department every six minutes for a stair-related injury in America. Even though the number of stair-related injuries has declined in recent years, stairs still pose a health risk for young children.
As I was reading former Wall Street executive Greg Smith’s bombshell of an Op-Ed in the New York Times last week, I mentally inserted the names of the big for-profit health insurers — two of which I worked for — in place of Goldman Sachs, where Smith worked until resigning on the day his column was published.
ELIZABETH – A jigsaw puzzle sits half-finished upon the table within the Union County Youth Shelter. On any given day four young people at crucial points in their adolescence try to fit the pieces of their lives into a picture that offers a brighter future than the one they faced when entering the facility.
CARTERET—This week, Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman delivered his annual State of the Borough speech.
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