Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

Congressman Pallone To Stands With Middletown Officials to Announce Fire Grant Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2012

Middletown, N.J. – On Friday, January 13, 2012, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. will visit Middletown Fire Department’s Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Company station to announce a grant for nearly half a million dollars that will help ensure the safety of the Middletown community. The $465,320 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) will be used to purchase new radios to replace equipment made obsolete by new Federal Communications Commission standards.

During his visit the Congressman will tour the fire station and discuss the importance of public safety with Middletown officials including Mayor Anthony Fiore, Fire Chief Andrew Spears and other local leaders.

“When dealing with public safety issues, having modernized communications equipment can mean the difference between life and death,” said Pallone. “This funding will make a difference locally by making it safer for firefighters and first responders to do their jobs and save lives.”

In 2011, over one million dollars in grant money was awarded to fire departments in the sixth Congressional district to improve community emergency services. Pallone recently announced a $175,468 grant to the Ocean Township Fire District 1 for a new breathing apparatus, which will replace 36 units that are at the end of their useful life as well as $617,500 to acquire equipment like pump trucks, rescue vehicles, ambulances and fireboats.

“At a time when other funding is being cut for critical services such as public safety, health and education, it’s more important than ever that the federal government step in with critical support to protect our communities.”

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Healthcare Expert to Speak on Universal Single-Payer Health Care at West Long Branch Public Library Jan. 25th

West Long Branch, N.J. – On January 25, 7:00 p.m., Lynn Petrovich, C.P.A. will give a one-hour presentation on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, 2010), and other relevant healthcare topics at the West Long Branch Public Library, 95 Poplar Avenue, West Long Branch.

Petrovich will examine how other countries have lower net healthcare costs, spend less taxpayer money, and provide universal coverage, resulting in healthier citizens.

“After all the debate and political grandstanding about Obama’s healthcare reform, most people don’t realize that the new healthcare law does not provide access to care for some of our most vulnerable citizens, including Vietnam veterans, Iraq war veterans, and 9/11 first responders,” said Petrovich.

“Even in a few years when the law is fully implemented, millions of Americans will remain uninsured or underinsured,” added Petrovich, who authored the book Sticker Shock, a critique of nonprofit hospital accounting practices which, Petrovich argues. rips-off unsuspecting patients with grossly inflated billing.

Petrovich is treasurer of N.J. One Plan One Nation, a coalition advocating for a universal, economical, and humane healthcare delivery system.

This event is sponsored by the Jersey Coast Speakers’ Club. Seating is limited. Please call 732-571-9464 to reserve a seat, or email reservation requests to:

Media Contact: Lynn Petrovich, reddancpa@aol.com; 609-220-5155.
Refreshments will be served.

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