NJ Senate panel clears smoke-free beach bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Members of a Senate committee have approved a bill that would ban smoking at beaches and public parks in New Jersey. Violators would face fines of at least $250 for the first offense. The measure on Monday was amended to ...

Healthcare Director: Sandy Victims Have Higher Levels of Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse

Healthcare Quality Strategies Project Director Suzanne Dalton says that some Hurricane Sandy victims may not show signs of anxiety or depression immediately, but they are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

Coast Guard evacuates ill cruise passenger

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey. The Celebrity Summit notified the Coast Guard late Sunday that the passenger was in need of medical attention. A 47-foot rescue ...

Newark Farmers Market Serves Community, Grows Economy

The federal New Market Tax Credit helped create the Newark Farmers Market. Sen. Menendez says the market is an example of how federal tax code can foster economic growth.

Rutgers Researcher: Could Cost NJ Up to $9 Billion to Fix Water Infrastructure

Rutgers University Associate Research Professor Dr. Daniel Van Abs says it could cost New Jersey anywhere from $4 billion to $9 billion to fix the over 100-year-old water infrastructures in about 21 municipalities.

Pallone Encourages Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Congressman Frank Pallone was at a CVS in Hazlet to call on other pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products as CVS has promised.

NJ hospital cleared of service dog complaint

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital didn't discriminate when it refused to accommodate a California man who claimed his 12-pound poodle was a service dog. New Jersey's Civil Rights Division says the dog failed to receive the type of ...

Workers sickened at south Jersey produce factory

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — It's not clear what sickened about 30 employees at a produce repacking facility in southern New Jersey. Police found workers complaining of nausea and dizziness at Buffalo Repack in Hammonton on Tuesday. The employees were ...

Dog’s best friend? Other dogs that give blood

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Everyone knows about bloodmobiles for humans. But a bloodmobile for dogs? The University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school operates a mobile lab to make it easier for canines to make life-saving donations. Dogs might ...

Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino. Daniel Price's lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate his disability when a ...