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IMAGE Spring Forward and Change Your Batteries on Sunday
Monday, 02 March 2015
PHOTO: County Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III remind residents that the spring and fall time changes are perfect reminders to test this equipment and, if your detectors are battery operated, you should change the batteries as well. Semi-annual... Read More...
County Health Department to Offer Cancer Screenings
Monday, 02 March 2015
Cancer screenings and mammogram clinics offered through December FREEHOLD, NJ – Preventative care is essential to maintaining good health. To promote preventative measures, the Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) is offering several cancer... Read More...
Keansburg Amusement Park Rebuilding Historic Old Heidelberg Inn
Monday, 02 March 2015
Keansburg, NJ – Keansburg Amusement Park is currently rebuilding the historic Old Heidelberg Inn after it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy more than 2 years ago.   Dating back to the early 1930’s Keansburg Amusement Park is... Read More...
IMAGE Freeholders Honor County High School Football Teams
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Five teams won NJSIAA State Championship titles for 2014 season FREEHOLD, NJ – On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the five MonmouthCounty high school football teams who took home State Championship... Read More...
Mabrey, Laffey Win Kerwin Award
Sunday, 01 March 2015
West Long Branch, NJ -  The James J. and Margaret M. Kerwin Memorial Award winners were announced for the 2014 - 2015 season are Marina Mabrey, senior guard from Manasquan and Jack Laffey, senior guard from Christian Brothers... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Bullers Went from Journalist to Advocate
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Last week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the... Read More...
IMAGE Monmouth Republicans Have a Bright Future
by Jack Archibald
Sunday, 01 March 2015
If last weekend was any indication, the Monmouth County Republican Party is in very good shape. In the dead of winter, the Monmouth GOP held two... Read More...
IMAGE Poetical License and Truth
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 27 February 2015
Our Monmouth County neighbor Mr. Brian Williams from NBC was suspended for telling a story about his time in Iraq that was not completely... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - February 27, 2015
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 27 February 2015
Are you on you phone reading this eating a free sample at Whole Foods now?Then you may run into one of these people: http://bit.ly/1aiquX5 First... Read More...
IMAGE Cold Temperatures Create a Frozen Estuary
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 23 February 2015
It was nothing safe to walk on, but much Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay was locked up in ice this weekend. Several weeks of teeth-chattering,... Read More...

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Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today signed legislation ensuring that sexual assault victims are not responsible for costs of forensic examinations. Currently, each county provides forensic examinations by a physician or certified forensic sexual assault nurse examiners.

“Sexual assault is a violent crime and its victims must be treated with respect and compassion,” said Governor Christie. “This legislation ensures the needs of assault victims are met appropriately and without cost and that forensic evidence is collected and handled correctly.”

S-972 requires Victims of Crime Compensation Agency (VCCA) to revise their crime victim booklets to state that victims of sexual assaults will not be charged any fees for services associated with a forensic sexual assault examination. Services associated with these exams include routine medical screenings, medications for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy tests. In addition, the nurse examiner coordinator must now develop procedures to ensure victims do not incur costs associated with their exams.

The legislation takes effect immediately.

Sponsors of S-972 are Senators Diane B. Allen (R-Burlington, Camden) and James Beach (D-Camden) as well as Assemblymembers Annette Quijano (D-Union), Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Camden) Linda Stender (Middlesex, Somerset, Union), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Linda R. Greenstein (Mercer, Midddlesex).