State News

New Jersey Flood Disaster Registration Deadline Extended To July 1

SOMERSET — Disaster officials overseeing recovery operations in response to the severe storms and flooding of mid-March announced that the registration deadline for New Jersey homeowners, renters and business owners to apply for disaster assistance has been extended until close-of-business, Thursday, July 1.

CERT Utility Trailers Ready To Roll

STATE–The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, supplied Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers with specialized utility trailers on Wednesday, to enhance their emergency response capabilities during times of crisis as well as assist first responders in the field.

Bill To Protect Seniors From Bogus Financial Advice Closer To Becoming Law

TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens has received final legislative approval.

Vitale Receives AARP Legislative Leadership Award

TRENTON – Last week in Trenton, Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the Vice Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, received the 2010 AARP Legislative Leadership Award for his contributions to health care access and quality in New Jersey.

NJ’s Special Needs Registry Helps Prepare Communities For Disasters

WEST TRENTON– In preparation for 2010 Hurricane season as well as any potential emergency event, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has created New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters, a free, voluntary and confidential program designed to assist people with special needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency.

Bill To Provide Doctors, Vets With Continuing Education Credits For Free Services Gets Final Legislative OK

TRENTON – Legislation to allow physicians and veterinarians to earn continuing education credits for providing free medical and veterinary services has received final legislative approval.