NEPTUNE -Hurricane Irene did much more than destroy homes, businesses and public infrastructure; it also left many New Jersey residents traumatized. A federal grant is being provided to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for disaster crisis counseling, making it available to affected residents registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against an allegedly fraudulent charity that claimed to help children battling cancer, but is accused of abusing its tax-exempt status to buy millions of dollars’ worth of luxury cars without paying sales tax, and then exporting the cars while not paying one dime to help cancer patients.
If you’re enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15, 2011 – December 7, 2011. That’s Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment period – and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past. Aside from exceptions made for a few special circumstances, this is the only period when current enrollees can make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Women Aware of Middlesex County is encouraging residents and municipalities to take part in its new awareness program, Shine the Light on Domestic Violence.
Technology, having outstripped our ability as humans to control it, has become our Frankenstein’s monster. Delighted with technology’s conveniences, its ability to make our lives easier by performing an endless array of tasks faster and more efficiently, we have given it free rein in our lives, with little thought to the legal or moral ramifications of allowing surveillance technology, especially, to uncover nearly every intimate detail of our lives.
NEPTUNE — Many New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Irene have serious disaster-related needs. Groups known as Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are stepping in to meet these needs and members of these groups expect to be assisting long after the emergency phase has passed.
TRENTON – An engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts pleaded guilty today to taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
By James N. Martin, Jr, MD President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US. While it may seem as if you have no control over cancer, research…
PORT READING – The parents of nine-year-old Michael Stetson will no longer have to worry about how they’re going to replace their son’s outgrown wheelchair thanks to Convaid Wheelchairs. Convaid is donating a brand new Rodeo Wheelchair to help young Michael, who sustained a brain injury at birth leaving him with Cerebral Palsy, visually impaired and with various other health issues that call for around the clock care.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be on the alert for white-tailed deer on the roadways with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during the morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer activity is likely to be higher.