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Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs

Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

People with special needs may take a step forward in receiving the services that could foster additional independence, thanks to a recent legislative initiative. The NJ Assembly Human Services Committee extolled an initiative to help people with developmental disabilities access the services afforded to them. On October 9, 2014, the Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D., Bergen), approved A-2841, which if passed by both Houses of the State Legislature and signed by the Governor, will enable people with developmental disabilities access those services.

 

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON — Senator Richard J. Codey wants the State Department of Education to study the potential benefits of later start times for middle school and ...

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results
BY ROB FORMAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Type 2 diabetes affects an estimated 28 million Americans according to the American Diabetes Association, but medications now available only treat symptoms...

4 Reasons Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous to Kids

4 Reasons Laundry Detergent Pods Dangerous to Kids
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Laundry detergent pods are little packets containing small amounts of a cleaner designed to make wash day easier for users. But the pods have developed a serious down s...

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - The crucial decisions about end-of-life medical care made in advance of incapacitating conditions should be supported by Medicare and Medica...

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

While five United States international airports will begin screening tests for the Ebola virus, the debate continues on as to whether we are currently prepared for the ...

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New screening of airline passengers coming from West Africa for the Ebola virus is being tested early.

A man arriving at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday was taken to U...

Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs

Jersey Legislation Aims to Boost School Breakfast Programs
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin t...

EV D68: How to be Safe From Killer Virus in New Jersey

EV D68: How to be Safe From Killer Virus in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The rare respiratory ailment known as Enterovirus D-68 has claimed its first victim in Hamilton, New Jersey.

A 4-year old Yardville Elementary School student who died a ...

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