Voters Answer Resounding ‘Yes’ to New Jersey’s Two Ballot Questions

1939Voters approved two ballot questions — one to replenish a virtually bankrupt open-space preservation program and the other to make fundamental changes to who is eligible for bail and who is not in New Jersey. Both questions, which would amend the state’s constitution, proved controversial. Unlike previous open-space ballot questions this one proved contentious, even…

Posted: November 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

White House blames James Madison for patchwork of Ebola quarantine laws


James_MadisonThe White House insisted Monday that policies to contain Ebola within the U.S. must not serve as a “disincentive” for health care workers who are thinking about fighting the virus in West Africa. Outbreaks in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the health care infrastructure is relatively poor, pose the greatest threat to the American homeland,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

THC or treat? Halloween tips include watching out for pot candy


potcandy1111-300x200PUBLIC SAFETY: Time for some basic trick-or-treating tips for parents this Halloween: Reflective costumes or clothing for your youngsters, along with a flashlight or glow stick, are smart; Remind them to use crosswalks, be careful on or near roadways and not run – an uneven sidewalk can do serious damage; Inspect candy, of course – toss… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Medical Marijuana, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Ebola Czar: ‘Overpopulation’ is world’s top challenge

From the ‘You can’t make this up file':

 

Ron Klain, President Obama’s “Ebola Czar”,  said overpopulation is the world’s biggest leadership challenge during a 2008 interview at Georgetown University. (hat tip Got News)

Watch the video.  It’s only 84 seconds.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Judge issues restraining order on N.J. sports betting


A federal judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey from offering wagering on National Football League games this weekend, dealing a blow — at least temporarily — to the Christie administration, which has sought to legalize sports gambling to help prop up the state’s failing racetracks… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Health Worker OK After Being Flagged At Newark Airport: Report


Ebola NewarkUpdate, Saturday, 8:40 a.m. EDT: The health-care worker quarantined after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday following her service treating Ebola virus disease victims in West Africa does not have the disease herself, the New Jersey Department of Health said Saturday, according to Reuters. Original Article Appears Below A female health worker who has been… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie and Cuomo Announce Ebola Quarantine Standards That Exceed CDC Standards

Mandatory Quarantines Ordered On State Level

CDC Guidelines Dubbed Inadequate

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Posted: October 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

First nurse to contract Ebola now free of disease, to be released from hospital


ebolaNina Pham is free of the Ebola virus and scheduled to be released Friday from the National Institute of Health hospital in Bethesda, Md., officials said. Pham, 26, contracted the virus while caring for Thomas Duncan at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He died of the virus Oct. 8. Pham has been in a biocontainment unit at… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: | Comments Off

Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request


ebolaFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , | Comments Off

Banks Should Defer Bonuses 10 Years: Fed Official


Fed Res official(Reuters) – Banks should defer bonus payments for 10 years and tap the bonus pool to pay any regulatory fines, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, taking aim at continued lapses across the industry even after the 2007-9 financial crisis. New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said banks should move toward paying… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Federal Reserve Bank, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off