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Government Requires New Health Insurance Plans to Provide Free Preventive Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury issued new regulations this week, requiring new private health plans to cover evidence-based preventive services and eliminate cost sharing requirements for such services.

CEO Indicted For $880 Million Alleged Ponzi Scheme Based On Phony Grocery Business

NEWARK—A federal grand jury indicted Nevin Shapiro, former owner and chief executive officer of Capitol Investments USA Inc. (Capitol), Wednesday for allegedly overseeing a $880 million Ponzi scheme linked to his purported wholesale grocery distribution business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

The Writer’s Block: What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

It’s that time of the year again, right around the Fourth of July and I’m really, really just beginning to get my life back again. No students to see, no parents to placate, no phone calls marked ‘urgent’ and no crises du jour to contend with. Now, it’s just the glorious summer and me! I had forgotten how good life could be when there is no alarm clock to set.

“Predators” Preys on its Viewers

[predators-movie-poster] By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic

There is something awful yet probably necessary about a female praying mantis eating its mate. Just as horrible but bereft of any biological or social rationale is director Nimród Antal’s “Predators.”

Expand Your Barbecue Repertoire

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tired of serving the same old burger, dog and sides? Inject fresh life into your barbecue repertoire. While most agree a perfectly char-grilled burger is barbecue nirvana, it’s good to shake things up by adding novel ideas to the menu rotation. We expect it from favorite restaurants, so why not at home?

Community Calendar

Singles • July 17 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+, no jeans/sneakers. Admission: $15. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

Prosecutor Wants To Try Old Bridge Murder Suspects As Adults

NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that his office will file a motion with a Family Court judge seeking a waiver to try five teens charged with the murder of Dr. Divyendu Sinha as adults.