Judge won’t block Honeywell health screenings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is allowing Honeywell Inc. to begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But Minnesota Public Radio News ...

Pungent odor shutters several buildings at college

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Several buildings at a New Jersey county college were briefly shuttered after a "bad odor" was reported in the school's library. Brookdale Community College officials attributed the odor to household cleaning and piano ...
One of the graduating classes of the Culinary School. Photo courtesy of Donna Fico.

Eva’s Village to Feature its Culinary School at Annual Benefit Gala

The non-profit Eva's Village is hosting its Annual Benefit Gala on Nov. 6, featuring its new Culinary School, to raise money to continue to support its programs.

De Blasio’s plan: A steady voice in time of Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has managed the Ebola crisis from a game plan put in place weeks before. Administration officials say the carefully-planned strategy was to make frequent public appearances, stress the city's level of ...

Bergen County Tackles Heroin Addiction

Law enforcement and the prosecutor's office in Bergen County are working together to combat heroin addiction by getting offenders treatment.

New Jersey releases Ebola protocol details

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine. That detail and others are in a memo sent ...

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her. The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone called it "a good day" and said ...

NJ Company’s Disinfectant Used to Fight Ebola

ClorDiSys, based in Hunterdon County, is providing disinfectants to clean areas where Ebola patients have been.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...