PATTERSON JOINS THE RANK OF THE SUPREME COURT

A new Supreme Court Justice has been sworn in at the state level. Anne Patterson was brought into the Supreme Court, to replace Roberto Rivera-Soto. Patterson’s road took a long time, after Gov. Chris Christie’s nominee was refused a hearing by Senate President Steve Sweeney because Christie refused to renominate Justice John Wallace. The formal…

RED CROSS ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO DONATE BLOOD

Hurricane Irene’s devastating effects are hitting New Jersey’s blood banks and hospitals hard.  Numerous blood drives had to be canceled statewide. People who want to schedule an appointment to donate blood or locate a blood drive can find a location near them by calling 1-800-Red Cross or visiting www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation Platelet donors are especially important for…

CAPE MAY COUNTY BEACHES ARE OPEN

The Ocean Water Monitoring program continues in Cape May County. The monitoring sites were tested following Hurricane Irene on Monday, August 29, 2011.  After reviewing the test results, all beaches in Cape May County are open and safe for bathing. County officials remind those going to the beach to only swim at guarded beaches.

WARNING ISSUED ON CHARITIES AND HOME REPAIRS

Governor Chris Christie, Attorney General Paula T. Dow, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs warned consumers to watch for home repair scams and charity scams during the post-Hurricane Irene recovery period. They noted that dishonest home improvement contractors have been known to prey on individuals seeking to repair their homes after severe flooding incidents. …