Former Perth Amboy Mayor Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

TRENTON –Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and a longtime aide have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, including charges that they solicited an illicit payment of $58,000 from a city vendor and illegally funneled money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.

Medicine Chest Challenge Cleans Up Over A Ton Of Unwanted Medicine In NJ

STATE – On Nov. 13, the American Medicine Chest Challenge — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — was held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, and resulted in thousands of residents disposing of over a ton of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

STATE — In observance of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh recommended that all New Jersey residents reduce their salt and sweet intake during the holidays and be aware of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this serious health concern.

Church Offers Jesus’ Good News of Acceptance

SCOTCH PLAINS — Jesus loved and spent time with people that society deemed as unacceptable or worthless. Sometimes today people feel like they are outsiders, different or unworthy. Recently the news has highlighted the harsh reality of bullying and hate within our schools and communities.