Those Horrible Colonoscopy Cleanses Might Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

prepare_1“Colonoscopy” might just be the most uncomfortable yet necessary 11-letter word in the English language. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 132,700 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected this year, and its death toll will reach nearly 50,000. As things stand, it is considered the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

As landmark N.J. trial looms against gay-to-straight conversion therapy group, more states ban practice

assetContent (16)TRENTON — Oregon this week became the third state after New Jersey and California to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors – a practice discredited by mental health professional organizations but defended by some religious groups – including one in Hudson County that will go on trial soon for defrauding the public. The Southern Poverty Law… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Report: FBI tells N.J. students that ISIS is actively recruiting

assetContent (15)HACKENSACK — An FBI intelligence analyst warned students at Bergen Arts and Sciences Charter School not to fall prey to the recruitment tactics of terror organization ISIS, according to a Record report. The presentation at the Hackensack charter school on Tuesday was part of a national outreach effort from federal officials on how the ISIS terror… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Self-serve gas not happening, N.J. senate president says

assetContent (13)TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has said it before and he’s saying it again: Drivers in New Jersey aren’t going to be pumping their own gas as long as he has any say in the matter. “I continue to support the full service requirement for New Jersey’s gas stations and I will oppose any… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting

assetContent (12)A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state. Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

4 standout points made by President Obama in Camden

assetContent (11)President Barack Obama in his speech in Camden Monday touched on four main points, or reforms, he said are needed nationwide. Covering issues including police engagement, crime, youth and students, and the community, the president noted the city’s recent progress stating, “If it’s working here, it can work anywhere.” The cops Obama spoke about Camden County… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Law Enforcement, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Port Authority won’t say if auto braking system is operational on PATH

assetContent (10)JERSEY CITY — The Port Authority says only that it “has made progress” over the past 15 months equipping PATH trains and track with the kind of automated breaking system that might have prevented the Amtrak derailment that killed eight people in Philadelphia on Tuesday. But the agency won’t say how much of the system is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hoboken, New Jersey, New York, Newark, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Amtrak Service Between New York and Philly will resume on Monday

AmtrakAmtrak service between New York and Philadelphia will resume Monday morning, according to from report The New York Times.

The first trains will be departing from Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m. and New York at 5:30 a.m.

Service between the two cities has been suspended since the derailment on Tuesday night that killed 8 people and injured more than 200.

Posted: May 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

More than 600 trains derailed in N.J. over past 20 years, rate of human error twice national average

assetContent (8)A PATH conductor attempting to drive a crowded train, unaware that it had derailed. Crewmen not watching as the trains they’re supposed to be operating roll over improperly aligned switches. A Conrail train passing through a red signal in 2012, leading to several cars toppling into a creek and the release of toxic gas that sent… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Fight over N.J. pro-car dealer legislation revs up again | The Auditor

Auto alliance adA year after it stalled, debate is once again revving up over a bill car dealers have been pushing for over the last year-and-a-half that would favor them in their historically tense dealings with manufacturers. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in the last couple weeks has run radio and online ads to oppose the legislation, which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »