STATE — With the holiday season quickly approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents that simple preventive measures can keep families and guests safe from food-related illness.
CAMDEN – A Newark man who ran a prostitution business that operated in Newark, Irvington, Elizabeth, and Atlantic City was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and conspiring to deal firearms without a license, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ELIZABETH – As members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) gather for Thanksgiving with family and friends this year they will celebrate not only their blessings but also their achievements and ability to give back to the communities they embrace and which embrace them.
TRENTON – New Jersey baseball fans can now show their rooting affiliation on their license plates. Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the sale of license plates honoring the New York Yankees, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
ELIZABETH-Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins recently visited Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth to help the school initiate the “Students in Action” program, a youth service initiative of the “Jefferson Awards for Public Service”. The former hoops standout presented the school’s first “Unsung Hero Award” to sophomore Barbara Borges of Elizabeth, for her “quiet”, yet “extraordinary” service to community members in need.
NEWARK – The former president and owner of Spinal Care & Rehabilitation Center (“Spinal Care”), a chiropractic clinic in Rahway was sentenced to 37 months in prison in connection with his scheme to stage automobile accidents in order to send the participants to his clinic for phony treatment, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
LIVINGSTON — As a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision that over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in infants and children, The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center urges parents to seek safer ways to soothe infants and young children suffering from coughs and colds.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental factors could be playing a role in the increasing number of prostate cancer cases in the U.S. and elsewhere? — Joshua Gordon, New York, NY
NEW BRUNSWICK — Now through Dec. 11, New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 is sponsoring a Mega 50/50 lottery with the Elks’ share of the proceeds going to charities representing children with disabilities and to veterans.