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Felician University Launches
Fall Older Is Better Program

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NEW JERSEY – We’ve all heard the saying “You’ve not getting older, you’re getting better,” but Felician University’s popular presentation series Older is Better has been turning what may seem like a worn out cliché into an ongoing learning opportunity for men and women 55 and older. The series began about 30 years ago as […]

Pascrell Supports SAFE Banking Act

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Legislation to extend protections to legitimate cannabis businesses passes House WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of H.R.1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. Co-sponsored by Rep. Pascrell, the legislation was approved by the House and would allow marijuana-related businesses in states like New Jersey with existing […]

Pascrell Excoriates NBA Retreat
To Chinese Authoritarianism

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Letter to commissioner demands respect for democratic traditions over profits PATERSON, NJ  (October 7, 2019) – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) recently wrote a letter to National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver in response to the NBA’s shameful criticisms of Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s public praise of the peaceful Hong Kong demonstrators. “Your league’s collective […]

Christian Nationalism Is A Fiction

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CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM IS A FICTION Part I This is the first of two articles on Christian nationalism by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: We live in a world of fiction: the fiction that a pregnant woman is not really carrying a baby; the fiction that two men can actually marry; the fiction that a male […]

Is Your Yard A ‘Food Desert’
of Non-Native Plants?

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Your yard may be your neighbors’ envy … beautifully landscaped and well maintained. But if it’s full of non-native plants, to birds it’s a parched desert. A recent study by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute found that birds who need high-protein insects often go hungry in yards landscaped with non-native plants. As a result, populations […]

Local Foods Crop Up
In Schools In October

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By Justin Carter project associate Center for Rural Affairs Throughout our nation, 42 percent of schools have contributed $789 million dollars to local foods through farm to school programs. This October marks the eighth annual National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of improving child nutrition, support local economies, and educate […]

Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent
Benefit Increase For 2020

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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020.  Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI […]

Pascrell Announces $885K In Federal
Education Awards for Clifton, Passaic

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PATERSON, NJ (October 7, 2019)  – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that $885,172 in U.S. Department of Education School Climate Transformation Grants (SCTG) have been awarded to Clifton and Passaic City. The SCTG is a federal program designed to help make schools safer and improve mental health services for students and young […]

Trump Scores At U.N.
On Religious Liberty

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(September 23, 2019) Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump’s remarks on religious liberty delivered at the U.N. today: President Trump continued his legacy of defending religious liberty with a stellar address at the United Nations today. He offered many examples of religious persecution around the globe, stating that 80 percent of the […]

Felician University Receives Generous
Scholarship To Become JED Campus

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Rutherford, NJ – September 12, 2019 – Felician University is set to collaborate with the JED Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of mental health and prevention of teen and young adult suicide. As a JED Campus Felician will be part of a nationwide initiative of the JED Foundation (JED) designed to guide […]