Jury Returns Guilty Verdict In 2008 Plainfield Stabbing

ELIZABETH — After only four hours of deliberation, a Union County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against a 26-year-old Plainfield man for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapon offenses, relating to a 2008 stabbing in Plainfield.

Change Of Season Is A Good Time To Discard Unused, Expired Medication

STATE–If your household is like most in America, you could be unwittingly contributing to accidental poisonings, drug overdoses, and drug abuse, simply by keeping unused, outdated, or expired pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet.

New State Law Protects Senior Investors From Deceptive Advisors Who Use Bogus “Senior Adviser” Titles

NEWARK – The New Jersey Bureau of Securities (Bureau) is reminding New Jersey’s senior citizens about a new law prohibiting the use of misleading “senior” or “retirement” professional designations in connection with securities brokerage and investment advisory activities.

Assembly Panels To Examine Tunnel Work Suspension & NJ Transit Delays, Impact Of Lost Film Tax Credits & Cutting Education Mandates

TRENTON – Assembly panels on Monday will convene hearings on the Christie administration’s decision to suspend work on the new Hudson River rail tunnel, the economic impact of the elimination of film and digital media tax credits, the state’s farmland assessment program and ways to cut education mandates to combat property taxes.

Would Your Child’s Safety Seat Pass An Inspection?

STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.


Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA

Annual Kidney Disease Program at Trinitas Builds on Earlier Success

ELIZABETH–Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Greater New York Kidney Foundation, will again serve as a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) site where members of the community can receive valuable health screenings to determine if they are at risk for kidney disease.