Rebecca Morin USA TODAY Published 6:25 PM EDT Jul 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is welcoming a new member to "The Squad": 82-year-old Rep. Bill Pascrell. The New Jersey Democrat asked Tuesday to be part of the outspoken group of House Democratic congresswomen who have been given their own moniker. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., are the four freshmen lawmakers who have collectively become known as "The Squad." Pascrell responded to a tweet from The Onion, a satirical website, that posted an article entitled "82-Year-Old New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Quietly Asks Ilhan Omar If He Can Be Part Of The Squad." 'We want to just fight': Democrats' attempt to condemn Trump's racist tweets through House resolution delayed More: George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, calls Trump a racist in op-ed "Well. How bout it @AyannaPressley @AOC … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez to New Jersey Democrat: ‘You’re in’ the Squad
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The New Jersey District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association held its 2019 annual meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Monday, May 13. Representatives of UNA Branches 25, 37, 42, 133, 155, 171, 269 and 287 participated. New Jersey District Chairperson Oksana Stanko, who is also a UNA advisor, opened the meeting and welcomed all branch representatives as well as UNA Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Roma Lisovich. Ms. Stanko chaired the meeting, while George Stanko, who read the minutes of the 2018 annual meeting that he had prepared, recorded the minutes. Ms. Stanko delivered a report on the district’s activity, noting that the New Jersey District in 2018 sold 23 new policies for insurance coverage totalling $563,000 and annual premiums of $13,586. Top organizers were Maria Drich (17 policies with a premium of 47,644), and Valentina Kaploun (11 policies with a premium of $57,100). The top annuities salesperson was Stefko Woch (12 annuities). … [Read more...] about New Jersey District Committee convenes annual meeting
Nicholas Pugliese Trenton Bureau Published 5:32 PM EDT Apr 14, 2019 TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey is now the eighth state to allow terminally ill residents to end their lives with medical help under a bill Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Friday. The law gives state regulators, health care systems and doctors until Aug. 1 to prepare for the new policy, at which point certain patients will be able to ask for and self-administer lethal medication. Murphy, a Democrat, explained his decision in an emotionally unguarded signing statement, touching on the tension between his Catholic faith and firsthand experience watching family members suffer. "After careful consideration, internal reflection and prayer, I have concluded that, while my faith may lead me to a particular decision for myself, as a public official I cannot deny this alternative to those who may reach a different conclusion," Murphy wrote, referring to the Catholic Church's longstanding opposition to … [Read more...] about New Jersey becomes eighth state to legalize assisted suicide
Lindy Washburn North Jersey Record Published 6:30 AM EDT Apr 12, 2019 WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — New Jersey preschoolers have the highest rates of autism ever measured in the United States, a rate that has increased faster than in other states studied, researchers at Rutgers University reported Thursday. The rate of autism among children in the state has tripled in a generation. One in 35 children in New Jersey was diagnosed with autism by their 4th birthday, according to the study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control on Thursday. Those children were more likely to have attracted the attention of pediatricians and early-childhood educators because of moderate to severe symptoms of autism. Still more children are diagnosed with autism when they enter public schools. The relentless climb in autism rates — from 1% of children born in 1992 to 3% of children born in 2010 — has shown no signs of reaching a plateau, … [Read more...] about Autism: New Jersey preschoolers have highest rates in US
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:11 AM EDT Apr 5, 2019 The New York Jets unveiled their new uniforms Thursday night, Nike's latest disappointing collaboration with an NFL team seeking to modernize its image. Anybody who's an Air Jordan aficionado — I'm one — will tell you, despite the footwear and apparel giant's many classics from years gone by, the new looks and reboots leave something to be desired with common frequency. Jets brass bragged that their overhaul — if you can even call it that — was five years in the making. This vast planning and creative effort amounted to a slightly modified logo, different font for the numbers and a new shade of green — "Gotham Green" (whoa!!) — hitched to "Spotlight White" and "Stealth Black," which are pretentious names for ... white and black. Oh, "New York" has also been added to the jersey of a team that's headquartered and plays its home games ... in New Jersey. … [Read more...] about NFL uniforms ranked 1-32: How does New York Jets’ new jerseys rate?