Nine months ago, thanks to a $5.1 million federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant, the New Jersey State Library implemented a series of steps to enable libraries throughout New Jersey to better assist our unemployed and underemployed residents and their families.
Mass emergencies from natural or man-made events may occur quickly and without warning. To ensure that the county is prepared to deal with such situations, we constantly work to obtain new safety resources and updated training for our employees.
You never know what obstacles life is going to put in front of you. When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Before I turned 30, I was using a wheelchair.
As the back to school season swings into full gear this fall, there are many opportunities for adults to volunteer and support school activities.
With Washington not showing much leadership these days, states defaulting, and big companies laying off, we may all soon be relying much more on our local economies and communities to get us through hard times.
The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors and health experts, has just recommended that insurance companies be told to stop charging co-pays for contraception and several other types of women’s preventive health care in any new health plans. Ending those extra out-of-pocket insurance charges will be good for women’s health and good for women’s pocketbooks.
Should a 13-year-old be able to purchase a school-shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent?
Last week, I received the A.A.R.P. bulletin in the mail. In most cases, I enjoy the articles and points of information. I’m not interested in well-known celebrities unless they can relate how they overcame adversity and bounced back to a normal lifestyle.
Two years ago this week, 4.5 million of America’s workers enjoyed a modest pay increase, as the federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. The increase was the final of a three-step boost enacted in 2007.
Hubert Humphrey once said “that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”