Paul's Views (GM HRG) & editor Dee's Views..

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In my opinion; "Why is the media and others fueling the fire on police involved shootings"

There are three sides to every story-one side the other side and the truth!!

Lately, everyone is focusing on police shootings especially the media, well the facts about shooting deaths not involved with police are; Number of Deaths- 5,440, Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured- 291, Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed- 1,031 and Mass Shooting-119. Then the police involved shootings- 1,918.

These are statistics by a non government organization that tracks violent acts in the United states. I am not on one side or another just bringing the facts! Now you can do the math!

In my opinion we should be looking at what we can do as a community to teach our new generation how to cope with situations, and explain what's right and wrong and weapons are not the answer!

There is so much to the equation; Mental illness, addiction, people that just think they can take what they want and the lack of consideration for others. everyone today are hooked on watching the news and it's negativity and not focusing on what we have and not what we don't! We all have problems but the average person does not say to themselves i need more cash so I'll shoot this person and take their money. their is a real lack of reality and more desensitization in people's lives a lack of spirituality-not religion but spirituality!

"Just something to ponder"

-Paul Nickels

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PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH....

Gas has come down But are oil Companies still ripping us off?

In my opinion it is sad that gas was over 2.00 per gallon, heating oil was over 3.60 per gallon and base crude oil was over 60 per barrel. Now in some places in NJ like Edison and Wayne and other places gas is under 2.00 per Gallon; this is good but What they don't want you to know is that Heating oil and Diesel oil are the least processed oils and the prices on these products should be lower than they are. The refining process on home heating oil #2 and industrial heating oil #4 & 6 have the least refining process. So why is Heating oil and Diesel oil so expensive? Gas is a bit more of a refining process but not much. thee only good thing i'm seeing is that once again for low income people can apply and even shelters can apply for "Citizen's Oil" or we know it as "Joe for Oil"! Back to the thing we need to watch with the prices going down is-will the lower prices of crude oil be passed on to the consumer in every day products we buy from the store! Transportation costs should be going down therefore prices at the supermarket should be going down. I predict that it won't unfortunately; the Greed of the retail stores will keep their profit margins up!

Oil Companies are still making billions per quarter and should pass the lower prices to the consumers. If you are low income, you should click on the link below to see if you qualify for special pricing on home heating oil!

http://www.citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs/joe-4-oil

Paul's Views (GM HRG Resources)

GM's Views- I went to Hackensack Hackensack University Medical Center last night with Kidney Stones and want to thank you all for your support, especially thank the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and the Bergen County Police and all the supportive staff at the Bergen county Homeless shelter for their professionalism and the Great Dr. Jordan of the Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency room! I did have 5 stones in the right kidney and 3 in the left! i just got out, the staff and the new ER was very pleasant; the Dr.- Dr Jordan came around many times to see how i was doing except when i had a long sleep after the cat scan he came around a few more times, he stated "He likes to talk" -My kind of guy! What a great team they have and i thank all involved especially Bergen County Police officer that responded and he was very kind and addressed me as Mr. Paul Paul D Nickels of HRG Community Resources! thank you for your service all of you. i am feeling better and even had a great sleep there! thanks for listening and the new ER is beautiful and welcoming!

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Thank you all for your time in advance!- FIRST of all I just want to tell you all a bit about my self and some views! I never thought i would be homeless. I was raised by a good family in Mahwah NJ. When i was growing up i graduated Mahwah high school then got a job with my fathers oil company and did well for a while. i was diagnosed with dyslexia, i always felt that there was something wrong with me.I was also sent to this corrupt behavioral rehab called kids of Bergen county . which was later shut down by the Bergen County prosecutors office for child abuse etc. It was very traumatic. It took me a long time to recover from that. most of the people including myself and my brother were forced to talk by physical intimidation and beatings.

Later on when my parents passed away i started my own company, fixing trucks on site. After 9/11 my business went down hill. i got PTSD and knew i had other problems.

I just want to go back a little bit. i went to AA for many years thinking i was an alcoholic. Then got kicked out of the house. When i straightened out my life i went back to my parents and off and on lived with various relatives.

Later on I lost my company and had the fear always of becoming homeless. i started bouncing checks and hearing voices. I ended up at the Bergen County Jail and got probation. It was there that i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, skit so-effective- and anxiety disorder. When i got out i was in tee Bergen county homeless shelter and was later kicked out of there because the meds the dr's put me on were really bad, and it lead to other behavior problems. It was a struggle. After numerous suicide attempts and countless hospital psych. stays i was homeless again sleeping where i could, getting food from where i could.

I want to say first of all I'm not a religious holy roller, but i went to sleep one night behind this common homeless spot called Pep Boys in Hackensack i yelled out God why are you doing this to me!

The next morning i woke up and felt something in my heart and thought to my self i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy! I took the knowledge i learned about the resources in our area and decided to write a guide on places to get free things like food pantries and clothing pantries and where to get free meals. I felt it was from God!

Today the journey continues, with the help of many Pastures and Reverends from the Churches that help homeless with guidance and other needs, they have coached me threw out my homelessness and kept me going. Now being permanently disabled, living on food stamps and finally getting in a rooming house, i continue my mission. God and my churches keep me going.

I wont lie, yeah it would nice to have money again and be financially secure, but having my needs met is good enough for now. I continue to go to some of the churches in the area and continue to get spiritual guidance and move forward! Living on ssi and food stamps is a start. i just wanted to mention that. living in a rooming house now is a start. Things do get better.

This is why i do what i do. when i had a lot of money working i was not really happy. I am more happy now than when i had a lot of money.

I thank God for the Churches, my therapist, and the many Organizations that helped me threw my journey.

Special thanks to Church on the Green, Church Emmanuel, Mt olive, and Carvery Temple In Hackensack NJ. Helping others it's what it's about. I must say Evan if you were not raised Catholic or other, i can't help but realize that God is good! I'm more spiritual now, we will call it. Thank you for your time,

Now i volunteer my time doing this! others that can't

work, can make a difference!!

Paul Nickels

Ps. Hopefully people will help others, and it seems that Churches do the most help, not saying the Government isn't, but someone needs to publicize the resources that are out there. I don't believe that there should be anyone homeless or starving in this great country! Lets make a difference.

http://homelessresourceguidenewsorg.zohosites.com/the-guy-behind-the-guide.html

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH....

CHURCH ON THE GREEN Holiday Special Celebration

THIS Coming Tuesday; one week from today Church on the Green :

Cordially invites you to our

Christmas Concert &

Open House

Come anytime for coffee and doughnuts

Concerts at 3:30 – 4:30 and 5:00 – 6:00

Tuesday December 23, 2014

3:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.

Historic Church on the Green (Founded 1686)

(Across from the Bergen County Court House)

42 Court St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 • 201-342-7050

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH THE 2'ND OLDEST CHURCHES IN NJ HELPING THE COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS!!

PLEASE SAVE THE CHURCH ON THE GREEN-IT COST MONEY TO KEEP UP AN AMERICAN ICON!

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH- here Are some historians accounts of Church on the green Hackensack NJ 07601-

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH-IT'S MORE THAN A PLACE OF WORSHIP and of course to up keep a historical landmark of our fight for freedom comes a price!!- Speaking of Veterans and history, i was informed that Church on the Green is the 2'nd oldest church in New Jersey (according to some historians)! This is unconfirmed but either way in 2015 the Church will be 330 years old, that's over 3 Centuries Centuries! This historical landmark Was A STRATEGIC LOCATION for General George Washington in the fight of the war and the "Green" next to the court house was a part of the property. I have gathered some information on this Patriotic site where now a days the ministries help homeless and low income with various services. Keeping up a historical land mark takes money especially when the up keep must be to the standards of the time. i have gathered some information from various historians/societies. WE MUST PRESERVE THIS CHURCH! Just to give you the information i have checked out and on memorial day the historical society always lays wreaths and placks but here is some of the history i have found. this church, this site is dear to my heart and represents what America was founded on; helping others, worship, it takes a village to raise.., bring us your tired, your poor,... this church has done that so that being said here are some of what historians have said- The Hackensack Green

Bounded by: Court St. (south), Main St. (west), Washington Pl. (north) & Moore St. (east)

Hackensack, N.J.

The Green is the historical center of the City of Hackensack, the County Seat. Just north of the Bergen County Court House, it has served as a public meeting place since April 20, 1698 when Capt. John Berry donated the 2¾ acre parcel to the Dutch Reformed Church, which is located just to the east of the Green. In the 18th century the Green was the militia training ground.

First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the "Old Church on the Green" is located in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, where it sits in the churchyard of the church by the same name, the current building being constructed in 1791. The east wall of the building is of particular interest because it incorporates several carved stones from the first church building erected on the site. These stones bear the monogram of several of the founding families. The Congregation was founded by Dutch Settlers in 1686. For the first ten years the congregation worshiped in various locations, and in 1696 the first building was built on the current site. In 1780 Colonial General Enoch Poor was buried in the Cemetery. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended the funeral.[3] The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.[4][5]

The church is adjacent to the Hackensack Green, which was originally church land and is one of the oldest public squares in New Jersey.[6]

Contents

1 Notable burials

2 See also

3 References

4 External links

Notable burials

Adam Boyd (1746–1835) represented New Jersey in Congress from 1803 to 1805, and again from 1808 to 1813.[7]

George Cassedy (1783–1842), represented New Jersey in Congress from 1821 to 1827.[8]

Enoch Poor (1736–1780), one of George Washington’s officers.[9][10]

Richard Varick (1753–1831), former mayor of the city of New York and former New York Attorney General[11][12]

See also

Bergen County Cemeteries

References

"National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.

"New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Retrieved February 25, 2010.

Photographic Inventory: Hackensack First Reformed Church, accessed August 7, 2006.

": First Reformed". New Jersey Churchscape. Retrieved 2010-09-05.

Sarapin, Janice Kohl (2002). Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2111-4.

Chiat, Marilyn Joyce Segal (1997). America's religious architecture: sacred places for every community, Preservation Press Series. John Wiley and Sons. p. 465. ISBN 0471145025, ISBN 978-0-471-14502-8. p.83

Adam Boyd, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.

George Cassedy, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.

Enoch Poor burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.

Enoch Poor, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.

Col. Richard Varick burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.

Richard Varick, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.

External links

Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, The Political Graveyard

About "First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack"

First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the "Old Church on the Green" is located in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, where it sits in the churchyard of the church by the same name, the current building being constructed in 1791. The east wall of the building is of particular interest because it incorporates several carved stones from the first church building erected on the site. These stones bear the monogram of several of the founding families. The Congregation was founded by Dutch Settlers in 1686. For the first ten years the congregation worshipped in various locations, and in 1696 the first building was built on the current site. In 1780 Colonial General Enoch Poor was buried in the Cemetery. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended the funeral. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County. The church is adjacent to the Hackensack Green, which was originally church land and is one of the oldest public squares in New Jersey.

http://www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com/…/hackensack_nj_re…

Long Description:

This church was built in 1791 on the site of the previous church which had been built in 1686. Part of the original 1686 church remains on one of the present's church's wall.

The Bergen County Historical Society marker reads:

"HISTORIC FIRST

REFORMED CHURCH

Earliest records of this

pioneer Dutch church,

dated 1686, mark it as the

second oldest in New Jersey.

Old stones embedded in the

east wall show the initials

of founding families and

first settlers.

The old burying ground

contains the grave of

General Enoch Poor,

a Revolutionary officer.

His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and

Lafayette and a portion

of the American army."

The dedication date is unknown..please disregard the dedication date below.

Some additional photos are available at the Historical Marker database website at (visit link)

More can be read about the church at this Wikipedia site: (visit link)

Marker Name: Historic First Reformed Church

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:

"HISTORIC FIRST

REFORMED CHURCH

Earliest records of this

pioneer Dutch church,

dated 1686, mark it as the

second oldest in New Jersey.

Old stones embedded in the

east wall show the initials

of founding families and

first settlers.

The old burying ground

contains the grave of

General Enoch Poor,

a Revolutionary officer.

His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and

Lafayette and a portion

of the American army."

Dedication Date: 1/1/1900

City: Hackensack

County: Bergen County

Group responsible for placement: Bergen County Historical Society

Web Link: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site', please ALSO provide a detailed description of your visit so we can form a 'mental image'

Historic First Reformed Church

Historic First Reformed Church Marker Photo, Click for full size

By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008

1. Historic First Reformed Church Marker

Inscription. Earliest records of this pioneer Dutch church, dated 1686, mark it as the second oldest in New Jersey. Old stones embedded in the east wall show the initials of founding families and first settlers. The old burying ground contains the grave of General Enoch Poor, a Revolutionary officer. His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and Lafayette and a portion of the American army.

Erected by Bergen County Historical Society, sponsored by Helen Demarest Bowe and Theresa Bicknell Zabriskie. (Marker Number 16.)

Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series. these are some of the renditions of the old reformed church PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH!!! THANK YOU, Paul Nickels of HRG Community Resources!

to contact the Church please call directly to donate and keep this historical landmark which helps homeless and countless community members in the area

THE 2'ND OLDEST CHURCHES IN NJ HELPING THE COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS!!-NEEDS FINACIAL SUPPORT!

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH- here Are some historians accounts of Church on the green Hackensack NJ 07601-

PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH-IT'S MORE THAN A PLACE OF WORSHIP and of course to up keep a historical landmark of our fight for freedom comes a price!!- Speaking of Veterans and history, i was informed that Church on the Green is the 2'nd oldest church in New Jersey (according to some historians)! This is unconfirmed but either way it is 425 years old, that's 4 and 1/4 Centuries! This historical landmark Was A STRATEGIC LOCATION for General George Washington in the fight of the war and the "Green" next to the court house was a part of the property. I have gathered some information on this Patriotic site where now a days the ministries help homeless and low income with various services. Keeping up a historical land mark takes money especially when the up keep must be to the standards of the time. i have gathered some information from various historians/societies. WE MUST PRESERVE THIS CHURCH! Just to give you the information i have checked out and on memorial day the historical society always lays wreaths and placks but here is some of the history i have found. this church, this site is dear to my heart and represents what America was founded on; helping others, worship, it takes a village to raise.., bring us your tired, your poor,... this church has done that so that being said here are some of what historians have said- The Hackensack Green

Bounded by: Court St. (south), Main St. (west), Washington Pl. (north) & Moore St. (east)

Hackensack, N.J.

The Green is the historical center of the City of Hackensack, the County Seat. Just north of the Bergen County Court House, it has served as a public meeting place since April 20, 1698 when Capt. John Berry donated the 2¾ acre parcel to the Dutch Reformed Church, which is located just to the east of the Green. In the 18th century the Green was the militia training ground.

First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the "Old Church on the Green" is located in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, where it sits in the churchyard of the church by the same name, the current building being constructed in 1791. The east wall of the building is of particular interest because it incorporates several carved stones from the first church building erected on the site. These stones bear the monogram of several of the founding families. The Congregation was founded by Dutch Settlers in 1686. For the first ten years the congregation worshiped in various locations, and in 1696 the first building was built on the current site. In 1780 Colonial General Enoch Poor was buried in the Cemetery. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended the funeral.[3] The church is the oldest church in Bergen County.[4][5]

The church is adjacent to the Hackensack Green, which was originally church land and is one of the oldest public squares in New Jersey.[6]

Contents

1 Notable burials

2 See also

3 References

4 External links

Notable burials

Adam Boyd (1746–1835) represented New Jersey in Congress from 1803 to 1805, and again from 1808 to 1813.[7]

George Cassedy (1783–1842), represented New Jersey in Congress from 1821 to 1827.[8]

Enoch Poor (1736–1780), one of George Washington’s officers.[9][10]

Richard Varick (1753–1831), former mayor of the city of New York and former New York Attorney General[11][12]

See also

Bergen County Cemeteries

References

"National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.

"New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Retrieved February 25, 2010.

Photographic Inventory: Hackensack First Reformed Church, accessed August 7, 2006.

": First Reformed". New Jersey Churchscape. Retrieved 2010-09-05.

Sarapin, Janice Kohl (2002). Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2111-4.

Chiat, Marilyn Joyce Segal (1997). America's religious architecture: sacred places for every community, Preservation Press Series. John Wiley and Sons. p. 465. ISBN 0471145025, ISBN 978-0-471-14502-8. p.83

Adam Boyd, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.

George Cassedy, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.

Enoch Poor burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.

Enoch Poor, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.

Col. Richard Varick burial site, accessed August 7, 2006.

Richard Varick, Find A Grave. Accessed August 7, 2006.

External links

Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, The Political Graveyard

About "First Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack"

First Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the "Old Church on the Green" is located in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, where it sits in the churchyard of the church by the same name, the current building being constructed in 1791. The east wall of the building is of particular interest because it incorporates several carved stones from the first church building erected on the site. These stones bear the monogram of several of the founding families. The Congregation was founded by Dutch Settlers in 1686. For the first ten years the congregation worshipped in various locations, and in 1696 the first building was built on the current site. In 1780 Colonial General Enoch Poor was buried in the Cemetery. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette attended the funeral. The church is the oldest church in Bergen County. The church is adjacent to the Hackensack Green, which was originally church land and is one of the oldest public squares in New Jersey.

http://www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com/…/hackensack_nj_re…

Long Description:

This church was built in 1791 on the site of the previous church which had been built in 1686. Part of the original 1686 church remains on one of the present's church's wall.

The Bergen County Historical Society marker reads:

"HISTORIC FIRST

REFORMED CHURCH

Earliest records of this

pioneer Dutch church,

dated 1686, mark it as the

second oldest in New Jersey.

Old stones embedded in the

east wall show the initials

of founding families and

first settlers.

The old burying ground

contains the grave of

General Enoch Poor,

a Revolutionary officer.

His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and

Lafayette and a portion

of the American army."

The dedication date is unknown..please disregard the dedication date below.

Some additional photos are available at the Historical Marker database website at (visit link)

More can be read about the church at this Wikipedia site: (visit link)

Marker Name: Historic First Reformed Church

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:

"HISTORIC FIRST

REFORMED CHURCH

Earliest records of this

pioneer Dutch church,

dated 1686, mark it as the

second oldest in New Jersey.

Old stones embedded in the

east wall show the initials

of founding families and

first settlers.

The old burying ground

contains the grave of

General Enoch Poor,

a Revolutionary officer.

His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and

Lafayette and a portion

of the American army."

Dedication Date: 1/1/1900

City: Hackensack

County: Bergen County

Group responsible for placement: Bergen County Historical Society

Web Link: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site', please ALSO provide a detailed description of your visit so we can form a 'mental image'

Historic First Reformed Church

Historic First Reformed Church Marker Photo, Click for full size

By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008

1. Historic First Reformed Church Marker

Inscription. Earliest records of this pioneer Dutch church, dated 1686, mark it as the second oldest in New Jersey. Old stones embedded in the east wall show the initials of founding families and first settlers. The old burying ground contains the grave of General Enoch Poor, a Revolutionary officer. His funeral was attended by Generals Washington and Lafayette and a portion of the American army.

Erected by Bergen County Historical Society, sponsored by Helen Demarest Bowe and Theresa Bicknell Zabriskie. (Marker Number 16.)

Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series. these are some of the renditions of the old reformed church PLEASE SAVE OUR CHURCH!!! THANK YOU, Paul Nickels of HRG Community Resources!

to contact the Church please call directly to donate and keep this historical landmark which helps homeless and countless community members in the area (201) 342-7050

Despite the rich history and over 325 years of service to the community the Church on the Green receives no assistance from the City of Hackensack, County of Bergen or State of New Jersey. Pastor Don keeps the faith that the historic church will find a way to continue to provide for the less fortunate and remain a testament to the role that Bergen County and New Jersey played in the birth of our County.

The old burying ground of Church on the Green contains the grave of Revolutionary War General Enoch Poor along with many other Revolutionary War Soldiers. Most of the gravestones have long become unreadable. Washington, Lafayette and a portion of the American army attended the burial of Gen Poor after his death in 1780.

Seven years ago Hackensack native Don McCracken, a.k.a. Pastor Don, began an outreach ministry at the Church on the Green. Once a month, McCracken and a small group of volunteers held a religious service followed by a meal for the city’s less fortunate. The turnout was strong, the need was apparent and soon that service became a weekly lifeline for many in need.

For more information or to help Pastor Don and the Church on the Green continue their work contact:

Pastor Don McCracken,

Church on The Green, The River Mission

42 Court Street

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 342-7050 (201) for a tour of the church please give us a call, their are many things that people don't really know about this major landmark!

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Editors Views

I would like to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Denise O’Brien, although I prefer Dee. About 6 years ago, my wife and I became homeless. We had to send her daughter to live with her father, give most of our stuff away, put the rest of it in storage and move to the woods. It was the most heart wrenching day either of us had ever had. Thanks to good friends, we survived our time on the streets, which was only about a month in October, albeit the rainiest, coldest month we had seen in some time. The Bergen County Health and Human Services building had recently finished construction and opened their doors. We spent every waking moment in that building making sure we could get accepted into their Overflow program. That is the room off the cafeteria that allows you a bed to sleep in overnight and a safe place to keep whatever belongings you still have. They provide hot showers, three meals a day and the Next Step program. That program, and the wonderful volunteers (yes I said VOLUNTEERS) works with residents and those who are still on the streets to aid them in finding programs and housing to help them get off the streets. It was NOT the most ideal situation for us to be in, of course, but it DID provide us with the warmth, hot meals and safety that we needed in order to navigate our way through the system. Once we got into the Overflow program in November, we did everything they told us to do and they found us a great apartment by August. The reason I am telling all of you this is to reassure you all that there IS hope. You just have to do the work required to help yourself. No one in any of those programs is going to hand you anything. I am a veteran of the USAF and a member of American Legion Post 109 in Rutherford, NJ. When Paul first started this online Newspaper, I was asked to be the Editor, especially When Paul first started this online Newspaper, he asked me to be the Editor. Paul has such a passion for helping homeless and low income, I said yes absolutely, so here we are. He apparently decided that this newspaper needed an editor and I gladly stepped up to the task. Aside from editing some of his things, I will from time to time be posting articles, links and other helpful tidbits to help out his Veteran’s Awareness page. I hope these will be helpful to those of you who have sacrificed so much for our country and come home to a homeless situation. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at halfpint62502@gmail.com and I will do my best to address them and help you out.

In the meantime, please take advantage, if you are allowed, of the shelter and all they have to offer. Also, take advantage of any of the programs we will be listing in this newsletter. We are truly here to help you get off the streets and once you are in a home, help with any other issues that may come up in your lives.

As I will always end my editorial views,

Have a blessed, warm and safe day!!!

Dee

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Gas has come down But are oil Companies still ripping us off?

Gas has come down But are oil Companies still ripping us off?

In my opinion it is sad that gas was over 2.00 per gallon, heating oil was over 3.60 per gallon and base crude oil was over 60 per barrel. Now in some places in NJ like Edison and Wayne and other places gas is under 2.00 per Gallon; this is good but What they don't want you to know is that Heating oil and Diesel oil are the least processed oils and the prices on these products should be lower than they are. The refining process on home heating oil #2 and industrial heating oil #4 & 6 have the least refining process. So why is Heating oil and Diesel oil so expensive? Gas is a bit more of a refining process but not much. thee only good thing i'm seeing is that once again for low income people can apply and even shelters can apply for "Citizen's Oil" or we know it as "Joe for Oil"! Back to the thing we need to watch with the prices going down is-will the lower prices of crude oil be passed on to the consumer in every day products we buy from the store! Transportation costs should be going down therefore prices at the supermarket should be going down. I predict that it won't unfortunately; the Greed of the retail stores will keep their profit margins up!

Oil Companies are still making billions per quarter and should pass the lower prices to the consumers. If you are low income, you should click on the link below to see if you qualify for special pricing on home heating oil!

http://www.citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs/joe-4-oil

May 2016 we find out that the mental health care / health care services will be cut

behind what's going on is the gov. wants to cur mental health services the FFs billing which will cut out many mental health services including treatment and medication monitoring . I know when i was off medications and had no therapy it was a disaster and dangerous so 100,000+ will be in this situation if the FFS billing comes into play. there is a letter that every resident can sign / re wright to let the legislators know . not to cut healthcare funding!

EDITORIAL MAY 21

Mebtal health care / health care servies colPSE

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before I HAD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES and now with medication and

i am much better than i was .... 100,000's ofNJ's residents will be with out health services! please write the letter and send to your legislator! I am your advocate! I hope you will all let me help and do my part.