STATE—New Jersey’s mortality rate following cardiac surgery remains at its lowest level since the state began collecting data, according to the report Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey 2007 released today by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
LINDEN – After a recent string of cat burglaries, Linden police are reminding residents to keep their doors and windows locked. Authorities are also recommending the use of some type of outdoor lighting during nighttime hours, preferably motion-activated security lights.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey chalked up one of the top 10 spots for state preschool education according to the annual survey of state-funded preschool programs released today.
STATE — Everything is getting bigger in Mega Millions: the jackpot, the number of winners, and above all, the excitement. Since no ticket matched all six numbers in Friday’s drawing, the jackpot for tonight grows to an estimated $266 million.
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all?
EDISON—Making it Possible to end Homelessness (MIPH) raised about $10,000 at its walkathon Sunday, May 2 at Middlesex County College.
NEWARK— As the trees and flowers are blooming this spring, so are our allergies. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) names May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to educate people about the causes, symptoms and treatments of asthma and allergies.
TRENTON – DNA testing has confirmed that the infant found on the bank of the Raritan River on April 24 is Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem, who had been missing since Feb. 16, when her biological father allegedly threw her from the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
WOODBRIDGE—The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that a portion of Rahway Avenue (CR 514) in Woodbridge Township will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate a Conrail railroad grade crossing.
It may be the subject matter – death, incapacity and taxes – that causes us to avoid estate planning. However, the fact is that, no matter what your age or how much wealth you’ve accumulated, you need an estate plan to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets – both now while you’re still active as well as after your death.