Healthcare Reforms Kick Into Gear

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act President Obama signed on March 23, 2010, set in motion a wide range of healthcare reforms. Although many of its more sweeping changes won’t be fully activated until 2014, several key elements already went live, effective September 23, 2010.

Clark Police Blotter

Dec. 16 at 12:58 a.m. – In the vicinity of Lake Avenue, Officer Christian Lott arrested Rahway resident Joseph Buck, 33, and charged him with DWI. He was subsequently released pending a court date.


Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “desertification” is and why it is an important environmental issue? — Jay Harris, Nashville, TN

New Jersey Blood Services Holds Holiday Season “O” Blood Drives

STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), will hold special blood drives in the donor room at 2279 South Avenue. in Scotch Plains and 167 New Street, New Brunswick on Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 23.

A Healthy Relationship With Stress

Stress is your body’s natural response to demand or pressure. While periodic stress is normal and can be good for you—helping you to act quickly, overcome challenges, and boost your immunity—ongoing stress can lead to a number of health problems.

Salvation Army Reports Donations Are Down

STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.