Most of us may not think we know someone who is hungry. But more than 10 percent of New Jersey households are food insecure. Many of these families are forced to choose between paying for food and paying the rent.
When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 the world community came to its aid. Millions of private citizens in this country and around the world reached into their household budgets and gave generously to the Haitian people who were grappling with the devastation.
“How do we get people involved in our town?” So many of our communities and organizations are suffering from “STP” (same ten people) syndrome. It not only wears them out, we also miss the new people and ideas that can make a real difference.
People who make an impact are sometimes called “rainmakers.” But how about those who measure the rain? Knowledge about rain and snow patterns in New Jersey is power!
At My Credit Specialist, we have been watching the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ credit repair campaign very carefully, and we would like to respond to some of the claims they made about credit repair companies in the recent article “NJ Launches Credit Repair Information Campaign.”
Kristen Forbes of Noblesville, Indiana, had recently graduated from college when she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at age 22. After a yearlong, painful battle, she succumbed to the disease, leaving behind a bright future and grieving family members and friends.
The Obama Administration has yet to come up with a plan to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which are draining our economy, prevent the continuing mortgage meltdown, get more Americans back to work, or do away with pork-barrel spending and government corruption, to name just a few of the overriding concerns plaguing our nation today.
Many of New Jersey’s senior citizens migrate south in the winter. In contrast to the “snow birds,” one venerable Red-tailed Hawk from New Jersey was recently found to be the oldest living of its species in the world! She’s a happy reminder that many raptors are experiencing a comeback in this state we’re in.
If Martin Luther King, Jr. could visit our country this January, he would see a nation much changed and yet the same.
It is less than two weeks into the New Year and tragedy has struck down innocent people in our country once again. This time, the culprit was one of us and not some suicide bomber from the Taliban spewing something like “Allah is good!” just before he blows up everyone in range.