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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TRENTON—State Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) has submitted legislation aimed at providing New Jersey Transit rail passengers a better riding experience.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 23-year-old man last night and charged him with the March 7 murder of Elizabeth resident Jose R. Garcia, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON – An engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts was sentenced to state prison today for taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – A bill which would create an alternative method of endorsing teachers in specific subject areas in order to address shortages was approved by the state Senate on Thursday by a vote of 36-0, receiving final legislative approval.
As unlimited contributions flow into super PACs this year, one man is at the center of a new effort to allow people to donate more money, to more candidates, at the national stage.