If there was any doubt about the broken state of our prison system, the news this week should put it to rest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 25 years, warning labels on cigarettes have gone largely unnoticed. As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy’s Campus Ministry Club, Students Helping All Children, was honored recently by the national Jefferson Awards program as the top youth volunteer group in New Jersey for working tirelessly to raise awareness to stop human trafficking.
LINDEN — The K-Kids group of School #10 in Linden recently adopted a soldier currently serving in Iraq and sent boxes of items to him and his unit. This soldier was special to School #10 because he not only was a Linden graduate, but had also worked for the school system and is now the father of a current student.
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.
WARREN—Ed Potosnak, a Democrat who’s planning to challenge Republican Rep. Leonard Lance next year, welcomed Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) to Warren for a fund-raising event held in support of his upcoming campaign.
Dear EarthTalk: I thought “farm raised” was the way to go when buying fish, to avoid mercury contamination. But are there other concerns about farm raised that make some fish a poor choice for good health?
MIAMI, Fla. – South Amboy native Jack McKeon has once again been called upon to manage the Florida Marlins.
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.
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.