Writer’s Block: Feeling Hot and Steamy? You Must Be Thinking About the Debt Crisis

We’re having a heat wave. A political heat wave. It is so hot, it makes the outside temperature seem like fall is in the air. I dare you to watch the news these days and not be sucked into the black hole of national politics.

Authorities Investigate Pedestrian’s Death Along Route 35 North

SOUTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian, who apparently was struck and killed while walking along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Amboy Police Chief Darren LaVigne announced today.

Lautenberg, Menendez Cosponsor Bill To Put Furloughed FAA Employees Back To Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced they have cosponsored a bill to provide back pay and put hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers who have been furloughed in New Jersey back to work.


Dear EarthTalk: Why can’t plastics of all types, instead of being initially sorted, simply be melted together to be separated later? — L. Schand, via e-mail

Perth Amboy, Elizabeth Residents Charged In Alleged Insurance Fraud Schemes

NEWARK – New Jersey’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today charged eleven individuals, including three chiropractors, with various offenses for their alleged roles in two separate schemes which used “runners” to recruit patients to the chiropractors’ practices, Attorney General Paula Dow announced.

Legal Services Cuts Could Deny Justice To NJ’s Poor

TRENTON – Two out of three clients who go to New Jersey’s Legal Services agency for help are turned away because of inadequate funding from the state, according to testimony today by agency President and General Counsel Melville Miller Jr.

State Comptroller’s Office Anti-Fraud Efforts Recovered More Than $100 Million For Medicaid

TRENTON — The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) recovered for taxpayers more than $116 million in improperly paid Medicaid funds during the past fiscal year, State Comptroller Matthew Boxer announced today.