Officials Advise: Stay Safe When Enjoying The Water This Summer

TRENTON – Whether you’re at the beach, pool or lake this summer, the Department of Health and Senior Services is advising residents to take safety precautions to be sure their time spent near water is accident free.


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NJ Senate Passes Public Employee Pension, Health Reform Bill

TRENTON – Members of several public employee unions marched on the State House again today, in the so-called “Second Battle of Trenton” organized by the New Jersey Education Association. However, the Revolutionary War-themed protest did little to deter the state Senate from passing the controversial pension and health care benefit reform bill.

Doctor Indicted For Allegedly Trying To Hire Hit Man To Kill Wife

TRENTON – An Englewood doctor with a medical office in Jersey City was indicted today on charges that he defrauded the Medicaid program, illegally distributed narcotic painkillers, and attempted to hire men to kill three people: his wife, his lover and a business partner, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Lautenberg Co-Sponsors Bill To Protect Reproductive Rights For Women In Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined Senators Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-MI) to introduce legislation last week that would protect the reproductive rights of women in the military.

Burning Fat Matters More Than Losing Weight

(StatePoint) When it comes to losing weight, most Americans are impatient, seeking to shed pounds as quickly as possible. But many traditional diet and exercise plans often lead to disappointment and frustration — and can even make you less healthy.