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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E330

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E330
March 10, 2010

1. Victorious Vercammen – Home News Tribune Wrestling Notebook: …..

Brendan Vercammen became South Brunswick's State third medalist in as many years with a 3-2 victory over Plainfield junior Dawud Hicks, the reigning Union County Tournament champion, in the 171 fifth-place final.

"I wanted to place Top 8 and I got fifth," Vercammen said. "In all the state rankings I wasn't ranked. I wasn't predicted to place, so it feels good."

In their only previous meeting, Hicks pinned Vercammen during a summer tournament. The duo train together at the same club, The Edge.

Vercammen familiarized himself with Hicks' style even further by watching Hicks closely in a 6-4 wrestleback round win over Voorhees' Mike Hafke.

"I watched him wrestle Hafke and Hafke would take shots and Dawud countered him and got the takedowns, so I was kind of anxious to shoot," Vercammen said.

"I'm smart in the way I wrestle. I'll be aggressive, but I know (when) a guy is good at countering shots, I'll try to take it on the mat and go upper body."

More details and wins at http://vercammensport.blogspot.com/2010/03/victorious-vercammen-hnt-wrestling.html

2. New law to protect vulnerable seniors
- In NJ, if you are a firefighter, an EMT, a nurse, an optician, a podiatrist, a dentist, or any licensed health professional, you are now required to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of persons over age 18 years to Adult Protective Services. Every county in NJ has an agency that receives these reports and investigates. Often times, these reports require many visits to determine the facts and to address the needs of the victims. P.L. 2009, CHAPTER 276, approved January 17, 2010

This law now identifies new legal responsibilities for first responders and health care professionals. More than 18 different health care professions are now required by this law to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. These groups included acupuncturists, chiropractors, social workers, occupational therapists, audiology & speech therapists, to name just a few. Grace Egan, the Executive Director of the NJ Foundation for Aging noted, “This law creates a new focus on the silent victimization of vulnerable adults. Now, professionals who work with seniors are required to report which is the first step to ending this cycle of violence. National statistics indicate that only 1 in 20 incidences of abuse or neglect is reported. While this law does not go far enough to provide financial support for more needed services, it does create a legal requirement for professionals to report.”

This law requires reporting of abuse against a vulnerable person who is living in the community. A "vulnerable adult means a person 18 years of age or older who resides in a community setting and who, because of a physical or mental illness, disability or deficiency, lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out decisions concerning his [or her] well-being and is the subject of abuse, neglect or exploitation.” To report abuse for vulnerable adult living in the community call 1 800-792-8820, or 211 to find the contact information for your county Adult Protective Service Provider (APS). APS contact numbers are also listed on the NJ Foundation for Aging’s website, www.njfoundationforaging.org/services.html

If you or someone you know is 18 years of age or older, living in the community and is subject to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation, a county APS program may be the place to turn! There is an APS program in each of the 21 counties that is monitored and evaluated by state staff. Complainants may be clients, caregivers, family members, agencies or any interested or involved individuals. Calls may be made to the particular county APS office, or to the Public Awareness, Information, Assistance and Outreach Unit toll-free number 1-800-792-8820.

An APS investigation is a thorough assessment of a potential at-risk adult. Within 72 hours of a referral’s receipt, a face-to-face meeting with the adult by a trained APS social worker is required. During this meeting the potential client is interviewed in private. Every effort is made to determine the competence of the adult. Other individuals or agencies that have knowledge of the situation may also be interviewed. When the investigation is complete a report is submitted to the APS Supervisor who will then consult with the social worker and determine if the adult is at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation. All information generated by the investigation is confidential.

For additional information contact:

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Division of Aging and Community Services
P.O. Box 812
Trenton, NJ 08625-0812
Phone: 609-341-5467

38-2-7041 I/M/O Sipko, App. Div.

The estate of Gabriela Sipko appeals from the award of attorneys' fees and costs to one of her sons, awarded after a hearing in which it was determined that a codicil to her will effectively disinheriting him was fatally defective because it had only one witness. The Appellate panel affirms, finding that (1) Rule 4:42-9(a)(3) allows for the award of attorneys' fees in probate matters; (2) defendant was the prevailing party and was less able to bear the costs of the litigation; (3) the fee awarded was not excessive; and (4) the trial judge considered all the evidence and articulated her reasons to support the award.

Source: NJLJ njsba-njldailybriefing.com - 03/09/2010

4. Next events: 2010 South Amboy Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 - 2 pm

Bands and Groups.. look for the White register's tent on the west side of Pine Ave. and Ferris St.

This year's parade will have 13 Pipes Bands and 3 Mummers, 33 Bands in all.

A Pipe & Drum Band directly from Ireland to grace our streets this year

The 2009 parade is scheduled for March 13th, step-off at 2pm. The parade committee is already working on making next year's parade bigger and better.

2010 Woodbridge Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 14th, 2010, step off at 1:30 p.m.

The 2010 Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, 37th St. Patrick's Day Parade, sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge Twp, NJ, will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2010, step off at 1:30 p.m.

Flag Raising Ceremony @ Town Hall is March 8, 2010 (starts @ 9:00 am) at Woodbridge Town Hall
Parade is March 14th, 2010 @ Woodbridge High School (step off @ 1:30pm) Ends at Woodbridge Town Hall.
At 1:30 p.m., the parade steps-off from Woodbridge High School, moves to Freeman Street, onto Linden Avenue, to Amboy Ave. (Route 35) to Main Street, concluding in front of Town Hall. The parade includes more than 80 marching units, including eight traditional Irish Pipe Bands, marching bands representing all three Woodbridge Township High Schools, Irish-themed parade floats and displays, representatives from Township fire departments, first aid and emergency response squads, members of Woodbridge scouting organizations and community, civic, sports and neighborhood associations. After parade Irish party at the Hungarian Club.

2010 Keyport Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 1 p.m.

The 2010 Keyport St Patrick's Day parade will take place on Saturday March 20th at 1PM rain or shine! The parade will follow the same route as last year starting on Broad St by the high school and ending at Fireman's Park on West Front St. If you are interested in participating in this years event or would like to become a sponsor please contact Bill Larkin at 732-241-0779.

In announcing the event, Kenneth Lawlor-McDonagh’s Pub, spokesperson for the Parade Committee, said Keyport is anticipating an even bigger parade than last year, “and we want to spread the word and encourage everyone in the community to join together, come out and march and support it.” Entertainment throughout the day at McDonagh’s Pub will feature Irish music by Bracken, from Dublin, and Joe Dunn and Friends along with step dancing. The Bulkhead Bar and Grill will have entertainment throughout the day featuring About Time.

Marching pipe bands in this year’s parade are sponsored by: Keyport Fire Department, featuring the Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch; McDonaghs Pub. featuring Middlesex County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums; Bulkhead Bar and Grill, featuring South Amboy A.O.H. Col. David B. Kelly Pipes and Drums; and Keyport Kiwanis and Keyport Business Alliance, featuring Monmouth County Pipes and Drums.

A great addition to this year’s parade is the Frazier Commodore Marching Band, a 100-piece marching band from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and their Musical Director Rod Staggers. Traveling from Perryopolis Township, located in the Pittsburgh suburbs, the Frazier Commodore Marching Band will visit Keyport through the Keyport Performing Arts Consultants, and add over 100 marching musicians to Keyport’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade celebration.

Following the parade the fun will continue at McDonagh’s Pub, 2 West Front Street, with live music under the big tent, where awards will be given out for the Best Irish Themed Fire Truck and Best Irish Themed Group participating in the parade. “We’re asking everybody not to party too hard the day before and to save some of that Celtic stamina for Keyport’s parade,” said Grand Marshall, Cheryl Hill “We are passing down a new Keyport tradition,” said Bill Larkin, Keyport Volunteer Fire Department Chief.

Charity races: March 14, 2010 Keith McHeffey 3 Mile Fun Run 11am Sea Bright with beers at Mad Hatter afterwards

3/21/ 2010 St. Paddy’s 10 miler & 5k 9:30 Freehold Keg of beer and some food great FARC event