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Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

11-8-14
NEW YORK (AP) — As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether they can be among the hundreds that officials say are needed. Aid organizations say it's too soon to tell ...

Psychologist faces insurance fraud charges

11-6-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Monmouth County have accused a psychologist of submitting approximately 120 fraudulent insurance claims totaling more than $15,000. Prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Edward Merski of Old Bridge with health ...

New Jersey voters approve of Christie’s Ebola work

11-6-14
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that a majority of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie's policies on Ebola screenings and quarantines. The Monmouth University Poll shows that 53 percent approve of the way Christie has ...

Feds reject NJ hospital’s mobile unit for Ebola

11-5-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have rejected a northern New Jersey hospital's plan to use a mobile unit to care for potential Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not say why it turned down Hackensack ...

Judge won’t block Honeywell health screenings

11-3-14
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

11-3-14
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

11-3-14
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

11-2-14
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 ...
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Bergen County Tackles Heroin Addiction

10-31-14
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

10-31-14
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 ...