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Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…

New Jersey hospitals prepared for public health threats

by Aline Holmes, RN, DNP It’s hard to miss the news reports about Ebola and enterovirus (EV-D68). People are understandably nervous and anxious but New Jersey residents can rest assured that our hospitals are well prepared to deal with these types…

Poll says voters back public education

Democrats For Public Education (DPE) released the results of a national voter survey conducted by Harstad Strategic Research that shows voters back public education in large numbers. Roughly 2/3 of Americans agree with traditionally Democratic positions when it comes to education…

National Guard soldier allegedly sexually abused woman

A Hunterdon County man was arrested at his home by U.S. Marshals yesterday on a charge that he allegedly sexually abused a woman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Ioannis V. Karazoupis, 27, of Flemington, New…

Union official pleaded guilty to selling out workers

A union official for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) admitted to accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective…

Newark man with gunshot wound is charged with attempted murder

An investigation involving several law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area resulted in the arrest of Tarik Smith, 26, of Newark, who authorities alleged was involved in violent encounters with an armed security guard at Alamo Rental car and later with…

New Jersey voters pan Christie

New Jersey voters gave Gov. Christie some of his lowest job approval ratings ever, as 46 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove, according to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll. Compared to a 49 – 47 percent result in an August…

Environmental meeting on October 21 to talk carcinogen cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

PATH fares will increase, Port Authority reforms languish

Fares to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York will increase beginning Wednesday, as single-ride tickets will go up by 25 cents to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. The scandal-plagued Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says…

Lesniak launches high school for addicts

UNION – New Jersey’s first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems opened on the campus of Kean University, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “This is a great moment for New Jersey and the first of its kind,”…