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December 4, 2021

Consumer Tips: How to Ship Holiday Gifts

(NAPSI)—Sending gifts to friends and family and getting them there intact can be easy, if you know how. Fortunately, the United States Postal Service does and offers these helpful tips: •To ensure items arrive safely, leave space for extra cushioning inside the package. Stuff glass and fragile, hollow items, such as vases, with newspaper or packing material to avoid damage. Mailing a framed photo? Remove the glass and wrap it separately. Items powered by dry-cell batteries may turn on during handling and make noises or emit light. Make sure the device is turned off or package the batteries separately, preferably... Read more →


CNBNews Pet Tips: Managing Pet Anxiety Amid Transitioning Routines

by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA (NAPSI)—As students return to in-person learning and pet parents gradually begin to spend more time outside the house, pets around the country are having to adapt to new daily routines, adjust to more time alone and navigate more frequent social interactions. Pets thrive on predictability, so it’s not uncommon to see them exhibit anxious or destructive behaviors when their routines shift dramatically. Fortunately, there are many resources and tools available to help pet parents make this transition as seamless as possible for their furry family members. To support your pets’ mental health as they adjust to... Read more →


DEP LAUNCHES WILDLIFE SUPPORTER PROGRAM

TO HELP CONSERVE AND ENHANCE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS STATEWIDE TRENTON -- Nature enthusiasts can help protect habitats and the wildlife that depend on them through a new Department of Environmental Protection Wildlife Supporter program directing contributions to conservation and education efforts across New Jersey’s 122 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced. The new program will create the opportunity to donate to a dedicated conservation fund, which will directly benefit outdoor initiatives, including hiking, birding, boating and wildlife viewing that are available at New Jersey’s WMAs. “DEP land managers, biologists and conservationists manage more than 358,000 acres of... Read more →


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Campaign

NEW JERSEY – With the winter holidays underway, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to stay sober behind the wheel as New Jersey prepares to launch its annual traffic safety enforcement campaign targeting impaired driving during the busy holiday travel season. Starting Friday, law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey will begin stepping up traffic patrols and conducting sobriety checkpoints statewide as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign, which runs through January 1, 2022. New Jersey’s crackdown on impaired driving is part of a nationwide effort... Read more →


Anjuli Ramos-Busot Named Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club

TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club announces the appointment of Anjuli Ramos-Busot as the chapter’s new director. Before taking this position, Ramos-Busot worked for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection as a climate change research scientist and air quality specialist. “I am honored to be appointed to lead the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club. New Jersey is a small state, but one with so much environmental beauty. We are also very unique because of our densely populated nature, which puts us in a very susceptible position when dealing with pollution. Even “small pollution”... Read more →


“Pericles, Prince of Tyre”

CAMDEN, N.J. — With the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the pandemic will continue to test people’s resolve in the face of great adversity and loss. Theater enthusiasts looking for respite will soon find a poignant parallel – and a moment to reflect on these challenges – with the Rutgers University–Camden production of what might be the perfect pandemic-era play. The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will present “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” – one of William Shakespeare’s rarely performed romances – from Thursday, December 9 to Sunday, December 11 in the Walter K. Gordon Theater on the... Read more →


DHS Update Regarding the Investigation of Horse Patrol Activity in Del Rio, Texas

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides this update regarding the investigation of horse patrol activity in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. The activity under investigation, which was captured in photographs and video that circulated nationwide, occurred during the large gathering of Haitian and other migrants near the International Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initially referred the investigation to DHS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG declined to investigate and referred the matter back to CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). OPR then immediately commenced investigative work, including its review of videos and... Read more →


Where is the Money Promised for Schools?

Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students. Months later, many schools are still waiting for aid. Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Dec 3, 7:00am EST When Rebeka Beach’s phone rings, it’s often a cry for help. One evening last week, the call came from a Cincinnati mother of five school-aged kids. Unable to find an apartment that would take her subsidized rental voucher, she had bounced between motels and shelters since May. But on this night, the shelters were full, and the family didn’t have money for a hotel. They’d been sleeping in her truck and needed help. Beach quickly... Read more →


Rutgers Dedicates Iconic Building to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg’s daughter, Jane Ginsburg, joined Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and university leaders at the dedication ceremony. Rutgers University dedicated 15 Washington Street as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who taught at Rutgers Law School from 1963 to 1972. From left to right: Rutgers Law School Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor; Rutgers Law Professor Suzanne Kim; Chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors, Mark Angelson; Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor; Frank Hundley, member of the Rutgers Board of Governors; Columbia Law Professor Jane Ginsburg, Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway; and Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Executive Vice... Read more →


Durr calls for immediate investigation into nursing home deaths  

Suddenly The DCCC Cares About “Basic Public Safety Measures” LOGAN TOWNSHIP – State Senator-Elect Ed Durr today said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) picked a convenient time to start caring about basic public safety measures. At issue is a spokesman for the DCCC yesterday who chose to attack state Senator Tom Kean, Jr for supporting a legal challenge filed by Republicans to stop a policy designed to restrict access to the State House by the public and legislators. The DCCC spokesman, in a statement, said, “Over 28,000 New Jerseyans have tragically lost their lives from COVID and Tom... Read more →


USPS Operation Santa

Be An Elf offers support for families in real need, and to volunteers who wish to adopt their sad letters to Santa. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The USPS has just begun reading letters to Santa, looking for letters from families who need assistance with Christmas this year. Some ask Santa for "new shoes" or "a warm coat," sending a signal that this is a family in need. Postal elves upload the letters to USPSoperationsanta.com and anyone wishing to volunteer at Christmas may adopt the sad letters from home, starting November 29th. Later volunteer elves can mail their... Read more →