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TRENTON NJ--The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging local governments and other organizations to use social media to remind the public about the importance of keeping New Jersey’s recycling stream free of non-recyclable items. Through a social media campaign known as “Recycle Right NJ,” the DEP is providing counties, municipalities and other organizations with 20 social media posts about the importance of putting only acceptable materials in curbside recycling bins or carts. These posts can be used on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as on local recycling websites. “This social media campaign is another valuable tool that county and municipal recycling programs can use to eliminate confusion about what can and cannot be recycled in curbside programs,” DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “Properly recycling materials is critical to keeping our environment clean, protecting public health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.” Recycling contamination is anything that finds its way into a recycling bin or cart that does not belong there. Some examples of recycling contaminants are plastic bags, plastic syringes, auto parts, garden hoses, bowling balls, Styrofoam cups and trash. Contaminants in recycling have several adverse effects on the recycling stream. They jam up processing equipment at recycling centers, which in turn increases costs associated with recycling, and can pose health and safety threats to recycling center workers. Further, recycling contamination creates serious quality control issues at local recycling centers. The co-mingling of recyclables with contaminants has led to major recycling market disruptions that have negatively affected the economics of recycling and has created one of the biggest challenges facing recycling today. As a result of these challenges, the DEP urges all residents to participate in their local recycling program and help keep unacceptable materials out of curbside and workplace recycling bins. “For recycling to work, we need to keep our recycling mix clean and free of such non-DEacceptable and problematic items,” Commissioner McCabe added. “It is important to remember that recyclable materials are not trash, but rather valuable raw materials used to make new products.” Recycling also helps conserve resources, reduces waste sent to disposal facilities, helps curb emissions of greenhouse gases, and creates jobs. The Recycle Right NJ social media campaign is one of several educational initiatives implemented by the DEP to address recycling contamination and advance recycling statewide. Through passage of a 1987 law, New Jersey was the first state to require recycling. New Jersey remains a national recycling leader, with one of the nation’s highest recycling rates. For details about the Recycle Right NJ campaign, To learn more about recycling in New Jersey, visit www.recycle.nj.gov 

 

METUCHEN, NJ--Catholic Cemeteries in the Diocese of Metuchen exist to meet the needs of individuals and families before, at the time of death and burial, and throughout bereavement. By setting aside a holy place for burial we provide a fitting environment for full liturgical celebrations. Just as in life, we believe that in death the human body deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. We also foster a type of remembering that is enlightened by faith and sees death as a bridge to the communion of saints. Our bonds with the believing are not broken by death.

Our cemeteries are places of prayer for the dead. By encouraging frequent visits of families and friends of the deceased, the Church seeks to foster an environment where love is remembered, hope rekindled, and faith awakened and strengthened. We are a people who come to our cemeteries to be reminded of our history, our Catholic beliefs and practices, and our community as identified in the various parishes of the Diocese of Metuchen. We, as a community, profess our beliefs and value system...even in the silence of the grave.

Painful as it might be, we encourage you to return to the burial place of your beloved. Find there, in the presence of those mortal remains, one joined with the communion of saints. Join with us in prayer for the eternal rest of your beloved deceased. In the stillness of the cemetery, connect with that great prayer of the early Church, "Maranatha" "Lord Jesus, come!" 

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STIRLING, N.J.-- With summertime upon us, bugs and insects seem to be everywhere you look. Humphreys Insect Control is the solution to any of these unwanted bugs and insects! Commercial services for pest control include: supermarkets, restaurants, office buildings, hospitals, retail shops, and office buildings. Humphreys Insect Control have customized programs with your business in mind.

Pests can ruin our homes in many different ways. These pests come in many different varieties and arrive at many times of the year. Humphreys Insect Control has developed plans to protect your home for all four seasons. By providing regular treatments throughout the year we can control the pests prior to invasion! Residential home protection plans protect one of your most valuable assets-your home!!! 

Services provided include flexible scheduling, quick response times to problems or questions, regular quality control audits, specialists in a variety of fields, clear communication, elimination and prevention of all pests, pest prevention with structural improvements, professional services and trained technicians, and online service tracking, bill payment, service requests, and account access.

Humphreys Insect Control offers free inspections for customers all over North and Central Jersey. This allows customers to know what problem areas in their home or office exist and what is needed to be done to combat the problems. The inspections are done by well-trained and highly-talented technicians. These technicians go through background checks to ensure that they are safe to work with and can be trusted. When hired, they all get licensed by the state of New Jersey and continue to take education classes so that they know about new products and application methods. These classes help technicians stay sharp and in-the-know about anything pertaining to pest control.

When explaining why Humphreys Insect Control is a step above other pest control businesses, Rick Binner Jr. said, “We are a family business and we are a proud member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).” Judy added, “An advantage we have is that we have a live person answering the phone during business hours Monday through Saturday. We have a quick turn-around time with a technician coming to your house a day or two after you call. Humphreys Insect Control cares about our customers and our concept is to be “proactive, rather than reactive, in the treatment of client pest control concerns.”

For more information, please visit Humphreys Insect Control website at www.humphreyspest.com 

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LONG BRANCH, NJ --Jim Raffone is the founder of JAR of Hope, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The organization is working to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jim Raffone is seen above running his first NYC Marathon. 

The idea for JAR of Hope started when Raffone’s son James Anthony Raffone. They are Jamesy's initials for (JAR). James was diagnosed with Duchenne on September 13, 2013. After taking a few weeks to reel with the devastating news, Raffone and his wife began traveling to different doctors to get second opinions. After receiving six second opinions that all agreed the parents should “go home and love your son because there is nothing we can do for him,” Raffone knew he had to do something. On July 14, 2014, less than a year later, JAR of Hope was born.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a disease where muscles progressively weaken in children. It is a terminal illness that is 100 percent fatal and it is the number one genetic pediatric killer. The disease gets very little attention, despite being around for the past 200 years. In the United States, less than 20,000 children have it and because this is considered so low, the National Institute of Health (NIH) only spends $30 million annually on research out of their $32 billion annual budget.

One in 3,500 children are born annually with the disease. By the time these children are fifteen years of age, they are quadriplegics who are close to the end of their life. Since the heart is a muscle, the heart is greatly affected and a large number of these children pass away after going into cardiac arrest. Although the cardiac arrest is a result of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, these children’s death records have cardiac arrest listed as their cause of death instead of Duchenne. As a result, there is not one cause of death by Duchenne on record. This is a problem as Raffone asked, “How does one fight a disease when there’s no record of anyone dying from this disease?”

Raffone is on a mission to have a study conducted at Duke University in order to have more information about the disease and raise more awareness about it. Approximately $10 million is needed for Duke to do this study. Raffone has already conducted phase one of a study at the University of Minnesota about the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on Duchenne. Raffone has a hyperbaric chamber in his house which his son sleeps in. The chamber has prolonged his muscle strength as he is still walking at ten-years old. Phase two of the study, about toxicity and efficacy, will be starting soon. This is the reason to have the Phase II of the drug trial. The HBOT is to study stem cells and compressed O2 together.

JAR of Hope is always accepting donations and volunteers to help in their fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For more information, please visit their website at... www.JARofhope.org 

 

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