`Food deserts’ are a major issue for an estimated 340,000 New Jersey residents who live in areas where fresh produce and other healthy food choices are not easily available. Area residents are left to fast-food and convenience products loaded with fat, sodium and little nutritional value, which can lead to serious health issues including obesity.
TRENTON – Direct federal disaster assistance to individual New Jerseyans has now surpassed the $100 million milestone, with more than $116 million in aid going to more than 54,000 residents to date, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced today.
UNION COUNTY – Authorities have filed new charges against a Perth Amboy man who was arrested last week for allegedly committing sexual assault against a 14-year-old girl, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twelve New Jersey communities will receive a total of $20.8 million in U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant funding to hire police officers or avoid cuts to law enforcement personnel.
LINDEN — Christopher Zangla from Garden State Community Bank will offer information on protecting your identity at the Linden Library, 31 East Henry Street on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from noon-3 p.m.
ROBBINSVILLE – While the Olympics, professional baseball, and other high-profile sporting institutions struggle against the specter of performance-enhancing drugs, New Jersey’s high school student athletes are enjoying ongoing protection against steroid abuse thanks to a first-of-its-kind testing initiative. And now, the sponsor organization is looking ahead to even greater success in the future.