From The Center for Public Integrity: Worries about fires, explosions and chemical releases prompted the federal agency in charge of workplace safety on Wednesday to expand a special inspection program focusing on the nation’s chemical plants. Regulators believe the industry is particularly vulnerable to such hazards, meriting the closer attention.
From The Center for Public Integrity: The Obama Administration will be making some important decisions over the coming weeks that will determine to a large extent whether consumers or health insurers will be the biggest beneficiaries of health care reform.
HIGHLAND PARK — A New Brunswick man was arrested Wednesday and charged with smashing storefront windows of five businesses on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Highland Park Police Chief Stephen J. Rizco announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm on Oct. 29.
By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic As fascinating, emotional and astute as Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” is, I can’t figure why this tale of a family in crisis didn’t register a 4 on the Goldberger Scale of Lingering Rumination (GSLR).…
CLARK – The Planning Board will continue to hear details tonight about a proposed development on the Miele’s Greenhouse property on Lake Avenue that would bring 39 condo units to the township.
RAHWAY – New Jersey artist Lloyd Garrison has great memories of Christmas in Rahway when he was growing up in the 50s and 60s, and he enjoys sharing them through his annual Christmas cards.
STATE – Dec. 1 marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a time to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS and advancements in its treatment. Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd also took the opportunity to encourage everybody to learn their HIV status and take steps to improve one’s health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an annual reminder to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. In all, 99,123 taxpayers are due refund checks this year that could not be delivered because of mailing address errors.
HIGHLAND PARK — Authorities are investigating an apparent bias-related incident in which storefront windows of five businesses were smashed on Raritan Avenue in the borough early this morning, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Stephen J. Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department announced.