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How New Jersey combats workplace fatigue

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:52:48 GMT

According to the national safety Council we have a big problem with workplace fatigue and New Jersey is obviously no exception. In fact at the pace we run our lives in New Jersey, with the density of population the traffic nightmares and the stress levels, you've got to imagine that we have more people falling asleep in their cubicles in New Jersey tell many other states.

9 things to know about this weekend's heavy rain and flooding threat

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:40:25 GMT

Part of New Jersey will be spared from the biggest deluge of rain, and part of the weekend may be salvaged after all. If you followed my weather blog posts from earlier this week, you know I laid out three potential scenarios for our impending coastal storm system.

NJ ride company at center of deadly Ohio Fair tragedy

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:30:33 GMT

Tragedy at the Ohio State Fair hit too close to home, with a New Jersey based company at the center of a fatal ride accident. Fair goers in Columbus, Ohio watched in horror Wednesday night, as a thrill ride broke apart in mid-air, killing one person and injuring seven others, some critically.

New Jersey agrees to new quarantine rules to end Ebola suit

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:30:36 GMT

In this Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Kaci Hickox comes out of her house to speak to reporters in Fort Kent, Maine. New Jersey agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after Hickox, who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak, filed a lawsuit against the state, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

Can NJ services for quitters meet demand after smoking age increases?

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:34:50 GMT

New Jersey already has one of the nation's lowest rates of smoking, and the pending increase of the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 years old, taking effect Nov. 1, is expected to cut it further. But what kind of help with quitting will be there for 19- and 20-year-old smokers who can no longer legally buy cigarettes? Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a plan to increase cessation spending by $7 million, but the state Department of Health says it will be able to deal with any increase in demand.

Guadagno Announces Carlos Rendo as Running Mate

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:27:06 GMT

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo as her running mate on Thursday, reconfiguring her gubernatorial campaign as a pitch to the large bloc of Hispanic voters in New Jersey who are not represented on the Democratic ticket. Rendo, 53, and his family fled the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba under political exile in 1966, when he was 2 years old.

Family of organ recipient attends funeral of donor who saved his life

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:08:17 GMT

A New Jersey woman whose organs were donated after her death last week had special mourners at her funeral -- the family of one of the people whose lives she saved. Ivonne Martinez Rivera, 41, of Kearny, died July 20, several days after she suffered a brain aneurysm, according to WABC in New York .

10 things New Jerseyans would do if they were Governor for a day

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:29:35 GMT

Thanks to Governor Christie and Lt Governor Kim Guadagno heading to Aspen, Senate President Steve Sweeney gets to be governor for a day. Imagine if you got to be Governor of New Jersey just for one day.

These 3 N.J. Republicans just got new targets on their backs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:17:10 GMT

WASHINGTON -- A group that spent millions of dollars during last year's election is targeting three House Republicans from New Jersey in 2018, the election at President Donald Trump's midterm. Reps.

Analysis: Reluctant States Raise Gas Taxes to Repair Roads

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:56:15 GMT

Motorists don't like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they'll be voted out of office. But states rely on those taxes to build and maintain roads and bridges.

D j vu for Byram: Another Route 206 paving project

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:57 GMT

After all, a 1.5-mile road-widening project through Byram, started at the end of 2009 and projected to be complete by the end of 2011, turned into a six-year ordeal. For that project, a few explanations for getting off schedule were understandable -- well, at least those provided by Mother Nature, including Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, Superstorm Sandy and a freak snowstorm just before Halloween.

Ambulance Service Declared a Learned Profession in NJ

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:56:17 GMT

Who knew? In New Jersey ambulance service is considered a "learned profession," up there with medicine and law. And that classification provides more than prestige.

New Jersey tackles food waste and hunger - for the climate

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:35:59 GMT

A new law in New Jersey aims to shrink the state's climate footprint and feed the hungry by drastically reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up in landfills. The law requires the state to develop a plan over the next year to cut its food waste by half by 2030.

Oliver vows to be a 'very different' Lt Gov in debut11 minutes | New Jersey

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:06:29 GMT

Oliver vows to be a 'very different' Lt. Gov. in debut with Murphy The former Assembly Speaker was formally introduced to round out the Democratic ticket in this year's gubernatorial race.

Sturdy Savings Bank Presents Sponsorship Check to New Jersey Miss...

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:46:01 GMT

Sturdy Savings Bank presented a sponsorship check to New Jersey Miss Amazing Junior Teen 2017 Chloe Byrne, a Cape May Court House resident, who will be traveling to Chicago next month to participate in the National Miss Amazing Pageant. The National Miss Amazing Pageant is a gathering of girls and women with disabilities from across the country that have stepped up to be role models and philanthropists for their communities.

3 New Jersey beaches closed, 31 water quality advisoriesabout 1 hour ago

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:44:45 GMT

Officials have closed three beaches in New Jersey and have issued water quality advisories for 31 others because of elevated bacteria levels. The state Environmental Protection Department on Tuesday found extremely high levels at Beachwood Beach West, Summit Beach and West Beach in Toms River on Tuesday.

Man loses his house and goes to prison in $23M credit card scam in NJ

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:51 GMT

A Florida man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting that he stole credit card data held by New Jersey residents, causing credit companies to lose $23 million. Miguel Gonzalez, 43, of Miami, was sentenced Tuesday to 73 months in federal prison, five years of supervised release, a $100,000 and forfeiture of a house, boat, car and $30,000 in jewelry.