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.
TRENTON – A Republican lawmaker plans to introduce legislation tomorrow to require witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials.
From The Center for Public Integrity: Michael Jackson’s private physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in jail Tuesday for his role in the singer’s 2009 death, but so far he hasn’t been pushed out of the Medicare program.
From The Center for Public Integrity – MUSCATINE, Iowa — One spring day in 2010, the haze hanging over this Mississippi River town was worse than usual. It billowed from the smokestacks of a corn processing plant and blanketed the neighborhood across the street. It enshrouded homes and, seen from a certain angle, looked almost blue.
TRENTON–Acting Governor Kim Guadagno and Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths today launched a new job-search engine at the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Jobs4Jersey.com to help workers find jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census, according to a new 2010 Census brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau on the nation’s older population. The group grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010.
Running an auto repair shop, I know it’s important to have clear rules of the road for how and when to repair and maintain vehicles, and clear, justifiable emissions standards. These standards and rules help keep drivers safe, keep vehicles running clean to protect our environment and public health, and provide businesses like mine with the necessary guidance on how to best serve our customers and protect the quality of life in our local communities.
PERTH AMBOY — Councilman Fernando Gonzalez applauded the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, which approved legislation, sponsored by two Middlesex County Democrats, that would expand an existing law to provide up to $100 million in state tax credits for wind energy facilities.