ROBBINSVILLE – The state of New Jersey recently provided the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) with a $50,000 reimbursement to help fund a steroid testing program designed to protect high school student athletes from the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, raised a total of $8,770 during the month of February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey through its participation in the organization’s 2012 Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on March 2-4.
TRENTON – State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, the author of the New Jersey’s DNA Database law, has introduced legislation which would expand DNA sampling to include people convicted of disorderly persons offenses in order to increase the accuracy of the database and shed light on currently unsolved crimes.
TRENTON – During a visit to Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today announced $8.1 million in grants to hospitals, health centers, community organizations and public health agencies providing medical and support services to those living with HIV/AIDS.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved legislation 69-10 that would require automated teller machines to allow customers to withdraw up to $200 per transaction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced on Twitter that he will be hosting his first Twitter Town Hall to discuss the state of oil and gas prices, what he’s doing to help ease pain at the pump and energy policy.
TRENTON – Legislation that would invalidate any contract that requires customers to waive their right to file a consumer fraud complaint was approved 79-0 by the full Assembly on Thursday.
NEWARK — Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today visited the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark to highlight the availability of free cancer screenings for low-income residents who are uninsured or underinsured.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today unveiled the $1 million Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program, first announced in the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget address, that aims to help provide students in New Jersey’s inner cities and urban communities the opportunity and resources they need to pursue higher educational opportunities.
STATE — The Department of Health and Senior Services today released New Jersey’s 2011 Hospital Performance Report which demonstrates that hospital quality continues to improve in the state. The report, which includes four new measures, also identifies opportunities for hospitals to enhance their performance.