What The Government’s Stimulus Bill Means To You

By Jason Alderman The 2009 economic stimulus bill President Barack Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, is a whopper, not only in cost ($787 billion) and length (1,070 pages), but also in terms of the vast number of spending…

Regular Screening Important For Detecting Colon Cancer

As the nation marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans to get lifesaving screening tests that have been proven to reduce the risk of the third leading cause of cancer death in…

Finding Health Care Without Insurance

By Douglas H. Kirkpatrick, MD For many Americans, health insurance provides affordable access to healthcare that allows them to prevent or lower disease risk, manage current medical conditions, and maintain overall health. But for the 47 million people in the…

Free Job Training Course

CRANFORD – During the month of April, Union County College offer a free job training course to all Union County residents. All residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in this program. The career training course will…

Carteret Wrestling Standout

Carteret Wrestling Standout—Carteret resident Michael Pysniak Jr., who attends Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison qualified for the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships earlier this month. He won his first match 17-5, but lost to the eventual state champ, Mike…

Volunteers Needed For Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk

STATE – The newly formed New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for people to join this year’s Walk MS to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central…

There Is A Right Way To Hit Potholes, Says AAA

SPRINGFIELD—Spring is here but winter definitely left its mark on our roadways.  Driving while dodging potholes can often resemble a ski slalom.  It’s impossible to avoid all potholes, but swerving around them can do more damage if you’re involved in…

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Ronald G. Rios March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and I encourage all residents to educate themselves and their families about colorectal cancer – the third most common cancer in men and women. Statistics from the Centers for…