Environmental Reporter Discusses Book About Toms River Chemical Exposure

Environmental reporter and author Dan Fagin says that Toms River had welcomed a company that helped the town economically, but also exposed residents to harmful chemicals.

Study: NJ public employee benefits among highest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation. The survey, released by Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, shows the average monthly premium ...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about ...

Ragweed Season Has Come Early This Year

Ragweed pollen has shown up in New Jersey earlier than usual this year, which has worried some with allergies.

Medical device company staffers admit to fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Daniel Metz, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident, and ...

Dog reportedly thrown from car leaves hospital

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend had been taken without its owner's consent. The dog was seriously injured in the incident, but was released from a ...

Breastfeeding Increasing In New Jersey

Surveys by the CDC show that breastfeeding within the state of New Jersey has been increasing.

Molly Presents Problems for Electric Adventure Festival

At the Electric Adventure festival in Seaside Heights, about 42 drug-related arrests were made.

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...

FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals ...