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Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

3-20-14
The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.
140320Huttle

Huttle: Early Intervention Provides Better Care for Mental Health Patients

3-20-14
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle says that Early Intervention Support Services statewide would provide better treatment for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Game table at Hyacinth's 2013 Casino Night. Photo courtesy of Lola Akinola.

Largest NJ AIDS Foundation Raises Money to Provide Free Services

3-20-14
The first and largest AIDS foundation in New Jersey, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, will be holding a Casino Night March 22 in New Brunswick to raise money to keep their services free of charge to the community.

NJ high school athlete revived after collapsing

3-20-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — An 11th-grade student athlete in northern New Jersey is in stable condition after he was revived with a defibrillator when he collapsed during track practice. It's not known what caused the student to collapse on the turf at ...
140319Wanko

NJ Officials: Involuntary Commitment Program Works

3-19-14
Since the involuntary outpatient commitment law passed in 2009, giving judges the authority to order severely mentally ill people into treatment, mental health professionals say there have been positive results.
140318Flanagan

Task Force Proposes Plan to Combat Heroin Addiction

3-18-14
A special task force charged with investigating New Jersey's heroin addiction epidemic has come up with a plan of action.
140318Wanko

Police Learn Techniques to Interact with Autistic Individuals

3-18-14
Police officers throughout New Jersey are participating in training sessions to learn how to better interact with those on the autism spectrum.

Report takes on New Jersey’s heroin, pill problem

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state panel is offering recommendations on how to combat New Jersey's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug abuse problem. The Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says the use of heroin and prescription opiates ...

Elderly woman dies from burns suffered in fire

3-18-14
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman has died from severe burns she suffered in a fire at a southern New Jersey senior citizen community. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1gKkkum) reports 81-year-old Irene ...

Meningitis death tied to last year’s NJ outbreak

3-18-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...