Given the urgency and severity of the financial crisis, it is not surprising that most policymakers have to date been focused on here-and-now tactical initiatives to stabilize the financial system, rather than laying the foundation for a more sound and better regulated system in the future.
Financial illiteracy has become an epidemic. According to a recent report from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more than 40 percent of Americans grade themselves a C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance issues.
Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Northeast fly patients needing specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout New Jersey. Many of these patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive the care they need.
By Mayor John McCormac Woodbridge Township has a new and exciting look – a totally redesigned, updated and easy to navigate web page that provides information on township events, programs and services. The new page has the same address –…
I attended the most recent Rahway city council meeting on June 10 and could not help but notice Bobby Akbar conspicuously absent from after pleading guilty in court earlier that same day. I was also present at this court case.
These days there are many things to worry about financially. In addition to the stress of making every day ends meet, more and more homeowners are also finding themselves faced with the unthinkable possibility of losing their homes. Unfixed rates and other inconsistencies in lending practices have left many consumers in the dark and threaten to put many more out on the street if something isn’t done to regulate the way some lenders do business.
I have followed recent events concerning the names given to children by parents and the reaction of media and public organizations who differ with the choices legally made by the parents. Specifically the naming of a child “Adolph Hitter”.
Since H1N1 or swine flu was first detected in April, public health departments and the US government have frequently updated the public on suspected and confirmed cases and have continuously instructed residents on how to stay healthy.
I commend their efforts and I urge residents to continue to heed the warnings.
By Mayor John McCormac The “Summer of ‘09” looks to be the best ever in Woodbridge… which is why I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the great events and happenings coming to Woodbridge this summer. Let’s…
By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski The Obama administration deserves a lot of credit for the Federal Stimulus Program. This program not only gave a boost to the economy overall, but helped put many New Jerseyans to work making much needed…