NJ Transit Will Offer “Early Getaway” Service To Help Thanksgiving Travelers

STATE – NJ Transit will offer expanded “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, to help Thanksgiving holiday travelers reach their destinations. Customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities to assist customers throughout the holiday period.

NJ Lawmaker Launches Petition Against TSA Airport Scanners

TRENTON — New Jersey state Sen. Mike Doherty has launched an online petition to support his efforts to put an end to invasive airport screening practices that have been implemented by the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Prostitution Ring Leader Sentenced To 20 Years

CAMDEN – A Newark man who ran a prostitution business that operated in Newark, Irvington, Elizabeth, and Atlantic City was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and conspiring to deal firearms without a license, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Community Access Unlimited Members Celebrate Thanksgiving By Giving Back

ELIZABETH – As members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) gather for Thanksgiving with family and friends this year they will celebrate not only their blessings but also their achievements and ability to give back to the communities they embrace and which embrace them.

Baseball Fans Can Get MLB-Themed License Plates

TRENTON – New Jersey baseball fans can now show their rooting affiliation on their license plates. Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the sale of license plates honoring the New York Yankees, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Doctor Offers Advice On Treating A Child’s Cold Or Cough Without Medications

LIVINGSTON — As a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision that over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in infants and children, The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center urges parents to seek safer ways to soothe infants and young children suffering from coughs and colds.


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Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.

Hospital Staff Helps Hungry

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway nurse Anita Whiting of Clark, dietary supervisor Maria Montera of Rahway and medical librarian Janina Kaldan of North Brunswick help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families.