Spotlight: New Jerseyans Fight Back — and Win Against Higher Utility Bills

Posted on 05/5/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThis is a true story of how New Jerseyans fought back against the largest proposed utility rate increase by the state’s biggest gas and electric company in its century-long history — and won. Just last week, consumer advocates — including AARP — reached a settlement on “Energy Strong,” a PSE&G proposal to harden its electric and gas systems following the tragedy of Superstorm Sandy. The settlement saves New Jersey utility customers $1.6 billion.  A culmination of a more than a …

Pat Summitt presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Posted on 07/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post form Tara Finnegan Coates of AARP’s Media Content Team. Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY awards last night in Los Angeles. Summitt stepped down as head coach this past April after completing her 38th season. She was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, in August 2011. Her legacy at Tennessee includes 8 NCAA titles and 1,098 career victories …