It’s been said over and over again that the most important job in the world, and arguably the hardest job, is that of being a parent. When our children are young and in need of adult guidance to help them grow into responsible and productive individuals, other experienced parents seem to come out of the ground like ants at a picnic, ready to offer advice about such things as nutrition, sleeping, potty training and, later, the need for independence.
The Republican Party platform committee has included a provision banning all abortions, without even an exception for rape or incest. This is basically Todd Akin’s position. (At least the GOP platform doesn’t assert that women’s bodies automatically reject “legitimate” rapists’ sperm.)
UNION COUNTY — With reports of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus on the rise, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that there are steps they can take to reduce their exposure to mosquito bites.
TRENTON – A man and a woman from Vietnam who entered the United States on student visas were indicted today for allegedly falsely reporting to authorities that relatives in New Jersey had engaged in human trafficking by forcing them to act as domestic servants and work in nail salons in Mercer County without pay, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey’s U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez today joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling for the Justice Department to allow for the tracking of hate crimes committed against Sikh Americans.
NEWARK – Two men have been charged in connection with a scheme to sell the illicit alcoholic beverage, Extracto de Malta, to unlicensed retail shops throughout the state, The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Thursday.
NEWARK–While the start of a new school year is a time of excitement for most students and parents, for the families of children with food allergies, this time can also bring fear of exposure to foods that trigger allergic reactions.
David Brooks in Tuesday’s New York Times commits the standard error of pundits who want to appear neutral but know the Romney-Ryan plan would be a disaster for America. He asserts that Ryan makes a serious effort at entitlement reform.
ELIZABETH — On Friday morning, Union County Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel sentenced a Newark man to 30 years in state prison for a January 2010 carjacking and high-speed chase that ended in a police shooting, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.