STATE – Through the end of November, employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have earned over $90 million in overtime pay, according to data released by the agency last week.
Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized (under the USA Patriot Act, banks are required to analyze your transactions for any patterns that raise suspicion and to see if you are connected to any objectionable people), and our activities watched.
WESTBURY, N.Y. –New York State’s largest grocery workers Union is protesting the decision by A&P/Pathmark to open their stores on Christmas Day this year.
The money that patients’ rights advocates have to spend trying to convince the Obama administration that Americans should have decent health care benefits pales in comparison to the boatloads of cash insurers and their corporate allies have on hand to do largely the opposite. But at least the advocates are now in the game.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As he waited for his first disciplinary appeal hearing to begin this fall, the sixth-grade student began sobbing.
LA ISLA, Nicaragua — Maudiel Martinez is 19 years old and has a shy smile, a tangle of curly black hair and a lean, muscular build shaped by years of work in the sugarcane fields. For most of his adolescence, he was healthy and strong and spent his days chopping tall stalks of cane with his machete.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey and the NJ Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse formally announced the selection of three local coalitions to replicate the “Enough Abuse” campaign throughout the state on Thursday, Dec. 8, on the steps of the State House in Trenton.
(StatePoint) With today’s high fuel prices, heating your home in the cooler months can be expensive. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
MENLO PARK – The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center’s (TBBC) “Outspoken Library” kiosk is now available to the veterans at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park.
NEW BRUNSWICK — In case 1,700 brand new toys, gifts, and coats costing over $45,000 don’t bring joy to a child and their family this Christmas, 2,100 eggs, 41 pounds of bacon and over 650 volunteers are being added for good measure.