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Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

7-12-14
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...
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Antidote Distribution Up as More Powerful Heroin Hits Streets

7-11-14
Pharmacies are offering Narcan and Naxolone, antidotes for narcotic overdoses, for a fee. Law enforcement officials in Ocean County also carry antidotes.

E. coli bacteria found in Bloomfield water

7-11-14
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Bloomfield residents must boil their water because E. coli bacteria have been found in the system. The bacteria are a sign the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste and can sicken people, especially those with ...

Meadowlands Hospital plans to cut 102 jobs

7-10-14
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus plans to cut 102 jobs as its patient count plummets amid financial disarray. The Record (http://bit.ly/1rb0m3S ) newspaper reports newly appointed chief executive officer Tom ...
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Health Care Costs for NJ Prisoners Reach High Levels

7-9-14
According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, health care for New Jersey inmates costs $5,800 per year.
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Sen. Codey Says NJ Could Become First State to Increase Smoking Age

7-9-14
Former Gov. Richard Codey says that New Jersey could become the first state in the country to increase the smoking age to 21 if legislation is approved.
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Some Claim Dover Woods Neglects Residents

7-8-14
Dover Woods in Toms River houses mostly patients discharged from New Jersey psychiatric hospitals. Some say the facility neglects its residents.
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Barnabas Health President: Biggest Challenge is Managing Population’s Health

7-8-14
Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky says one of the biggest challenges is managing the population's health by investing in wellness programs.

Whole Foods recalls salads in 3 northeast states

7-8-14
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — Whole Foods is recalling two pre-packaged salads sold in three northeastern states due to a mislabeling of allergens. The mini four-ounce containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun goat cheese salad were sold ...

Shooting victim’s organs being donated

7-7-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood will help save the lives of others as an organ donor. The Rev. Della Fischer, a spokeswoman for the family ...