State Official Promotes Importance of Organ Donation

NEW PROVIDENCE — Today, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd encouraged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors. O’Dowd joined NJ Sharing Network President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Roth to highlight the need for donations and talk with organ recipients and donor families.

Middlesex County Group To Hold Meeting About Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Efforts

SAYREVILLE — The Middlesex County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) and a number of Middlesex County non-profits have been planning the development of an unmet needs table to address anticipated requests for continuing assistance from victims of Hurricane Irene. An important informational meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville from 2 to 4 p.m.

NJ Senators Call For Extension Of Commuter Tax Benefit

WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats, joined 20 other legislators in a bipartisan letter to the Senate Finance Committee last week, urging the committee to extend a tax benefit for bus and train riders. The benefit would revert back to $125 a month as of Jan. 1, if the higher $230 a month figure is not reauthorized.

NJ Veterans Support Program Goes Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12), officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and military leaders including David L. McGinnis, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; General Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. General William E. Ingram Jr., Director of the Army National Guard; and Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve today announced the national launch of Vets4Warriors.