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NJ lawmakers seek to curb heroin, pill abuse with package of bills

State legislators are set to announce a package of bills today that will focus on the growing problem of heroin and opiate painkiller addiction in New Jersey, Senate Democrats said. The legislation will focus on education, prevention and treatment, officials said, in response to multiple state task force reports on heroin and opioid addiction as well as press coverage and testimony from residents, law enforcement officials and addiction treatment advocates.


Related Topix: Drugs, Middlesex, NJ, Teaneck, NJ

4 hrs ago | USA Today

Mom pleads not guilty in son's death 23 years ago

A mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son 23 years ago made her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom Tuesday. Mom pleads not guilty in son's death 23 years ago NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son 23 years ago made her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom Tuesday.


Related Topix: New Brunswick, NJ, South Amboy, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Hospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal ...

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, Nursing, Medicine

Red Cross Helps New Jersey Get Ready for Emergencies

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross North Jersey Region is encouraging residents to be better prepared by creating a household emergency plan. "Creating and exercising your plan are important steps in making sure all household members know what to do in an emergency," said Mathieu Nelessen, regional CEO, American Red Cross North Jersey Region in a statement.


Related Topix: Passaic, NJ

WMTW-TV Auburn

N.J., Maine see uninsured numbers rise

Maine and New Jersey are the two states were the number of uninsured people increased between 2012 to 2013, according to new census figures. The information could be used by supporters of expanding the Affordable Care Act in Maine.


Related Topix: Maine, New Jersey Government, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Paul LePage

Asbury Park Press

Christie not supporting party candidate in New YorkChristie not...

Christie not supporting party candidate in New York Is Christie handing his critics within the Republican Party fodder? Check out this story on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio leave a news conference following a security meeting in New York on ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Chris Christie, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat


Mad Men Stars Contribute to EDGE Magazine 'Book Smart' Issue

EDGE Magazine [ ] has brought Vincent into the present with an exclusive fashion shoot at the Virginia Robinson Estate in Beverly Hills. Kartheiser also sat down with Editor at Large Tracey Smith for an extensive Q&A as Mad Men prepares to air its final episodes early in 2015.


WKXW-FM Trenton

Trump Plaza goes dark, revisiting domestic violence law: First News with Podcast

New Jersey's First News, hosted by Eric Scott , written and produced by Matthew White and Patrick Lavery. Full podcast available below.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

RealShare New Jersey: Industrial Market...

It's not too late to register for RealShare NEW JERSEY on September 11 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. Register today.


Pinkin Introduces the "New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence in Education Act'

EDISON, NJ Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin introduced the "New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence in Education Act," a comprehensive bill which would establish a statewide on-campus sexual assault awareness campaign, a process to report on-campus assaults to county prosecutors and require colleges to better communicate cases of abuse to its student body. "There should be no reason why cases of sexual assault on our colleges go overlooked," said Pinkin .


Related Topix: Edison, NJ, East Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom. A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.


Related Topix: Prison, New Brunswick, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

$190M payoff in pollution suit would end decade-long legal fight over Passaic River

One of the nation's biggest chemical companies will pay $190 million to New Jersey to settle a lawsuit over the cancer-causing pollution in the Passaic River, state officials announced Monday. If approved by a judge, the settlement with Occidental Chemical Corp. will end almost a decade of litigation between the state and several companies that inherited the legal responsibility of a major polluter of the Passaic River.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Chris Christie, US Governors, Newark, NJ

John Hope Bryant

South Jersey Times: Mayor in New Jersey Speaks on "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism" in New Article

When it comes to economic health, poverty, wealth, jobs and everything in between, the picture is not necessarily a bright one. According to the data, the poverty line comes in at just above $23,000 for a family of four That means that everyone below that number is officially in poverty.


Rally urges support to repeal New Jersey estate tax exemption

Groups representing accountants, business owners, seniors and others joined Republican lawmakers in Trenton on Monday to kick off a push to repeal New Jersey's lowest-in-the-nation estate tax exemption. New Jersey starts taxing estates beginning at $675,000 in value.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, Wood-Ridge, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Open call for artists for two exhibits at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway

Arts Guild New Jersey announces an open call for artists for two exhibits: "New Jersey Isn't Boring," which will held at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St. in Rahway, from March 22- April 16, 2015 and "Issues" which will be held from April 26 to May 22, 2015. Interested artists can visit to complete an online entry form and upload up to six images of recent work.


Related Topix: Rahway, NJ

Walter Pardo Franchises TAP into Basking Ridge is pleased to announce the launch of its site for Basking Ridge, New Jersey , franchised by Walter "Wally" Pardo. Walter and his family have spent almost two decades as residents of Basking Ridge.


Related Topix: Basking Ridge, NJ, Summit, NJ, Somerset County, NJ, New Providence, NJ


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Studying Low Participation in...

New Brunswick, N.J., September 15, 2014 - In an effort to learn why South Asians in New Jersey and New York City have low participation rates when it comes to some cancer screenings, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are conducting a study to further explore this issue. The goal is to use the information to develop a program to help increase screening participation by this population.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Asian-American

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Makes Multiple Arrests For A...

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, announces the arrest of 16 individuals operating a multi-state cocaine distribution network encompassing Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson and Union counties in New Jersey and New York City. This case was initiated in April of this year based on intelligence gathered by an astute Morristown Bureau of Police patrolman.


Related Topix: Drugs, Morris County, NJ, Passaic, NJ, Rockaway, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

NJ Transit struggles to curb rail suicides

Emergency personnel at the scene of an apparent train suicide in Park Ridge in August, one of a spate of such incidents in North Jersey. The deaths occurred near train stations, and they were not accidents.


Related Topix: Park Ridge, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Clifton, NJ, Suicide

Sun Sep 14, 2014


New Jersey's Scottish Outpost Watches Sovereign Vote at Distance

It's lunchtime at the Argyle restaurant in Kearny, New Jersey , and co-owner Jock Nisbet's to-do list, involving a custom kilt order and a bagpipes funeral gig, just grew by four plates of fish and chips. When Nisbet left Musselburgh, Scotland , 52 years ago, it was for a shot at a good living.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Kearny, NJ, Lothian County, Scotland, Rumson, NJ, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,


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