Disaster Crisis Counseling Available To New Jersey Residents

NEPTUNE -Hurricane Irene did much more than destroy homes, businesses and public infrastructure; it also left many New Jersey residents traumatized. A federal grant is being provided to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for disaster crisis counseling, making it available to affected residents registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

NJ Division Of Consumer Affairs Charges Charity With Fraud

NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against an allegedly fraudulent charity that claimed to help children battling cancer, but is accused of abusing its tax-exempt status to buy millions of dollars’ worth of luxury cars without paying sales tax, and then exporting the cars while not paying one dime to help cancer patients.

Medicare Open Enrollment Comes Early

If you’re enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15, 2011 – December 7, 2011. That’s Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment period – and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past. Aside from exceptions made for a few special circumstances, this is the only period when current enrollees can make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.

Pumpkin Sale Planned

EDISON — Heritage at Clara Barton, a Genesis-operated assisted living residence in Edison, will be having a pumpkin patch on the front lawn of their facility and will be selling pumpkins to the public on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.