Wednesday Dec 4
Parents plea for help to save boys from rare disease
Deena and Jeff Leider are desperate. They are desperate to save both of their boys from the grim, horrific reality of a little known and ultra-rare disease called Hunter syndrome.
NJ lawmakers push state on canceled health policies as Obamacare deadlines are extended by a week
The federal government on Friday extended by eight days - until Dec. 23 - the deadline for people to enroll in health coverage that starts Jan. 1 under policies available in the new Obamacare marketplaces.
Growing Support for Renewable Packaging and Green Chemistry | Commentary
During a time when partisan politics rule the day, it is sometimes hard for pragmatic bipartisan efforts to cut through the clutter and get the attention they deserve.
The Paramus Post
Rep. Pascrell Debunks Republican ACA 'Fix'
Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. voted against the so-called "Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013" and instead supported the "Maintaining the Promise of the Affordable Care Act," legislation that would allow insurance companies to renew policies for one year for existing policy holders, even if they do not offer the consumer protections required ... (more)
National Review Online
Bracing For a Messy Vote
House Democrats are bracing themselves for a messy intra-caucus split today. Dozens of rank-and-file Democrats are expected to defect from the party line and vote in favor of Republican representative Fred Upton's bill that aims to let people keep insurance policies that were recently canceled.
HOH: Italian Envoy Drops by CVC for Lunch
Italian-American members of Congress broke bread with Claudio Bisogniero, Italy's ambassador to the United States, on Thursday at a Capitol Visitor Center lunch.
The Jersey Journal
Opponents protest as LG celebrates start of work on Englewood Cliffs headquarters
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS - LG Electronics celebrated the start of work on its new headquarters Thursday, drawing nearly 300 people to watch demolition start on an existing building on the Sylvan Avenue property.
House Dems about to 'go crazy'
Democrats said they're worried about "being dragged into this non-stop cycle" of bad news about the ObamaCare rollout, rather than celebrating the successes of the law they helped to pass, a Democratic aide said.
The Newark Star-Ledger
State says 34 percent of federal Sandy aid for housing assistance has been distributed
A year after Hurricane Sandy only a quarter of federal relief funding set aside for housing assistance programs has reached New Jersey residents affected by the Hurricane Sandy, according to an analysis released today by a coalition of housing groups.
D-Elmwood Park, NJ
Figured it's time to introduce the new majority in the borough. After the last version of the Democratic Party imploded around 2007, the local GOP seized complete control of the council.