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Rep. Holt Calls for Continued Moratorium on Fracking

3-26-14
Congressman Rush Holt is calling for the Delaware River Basin Committee to ban fracking because many people in New Jersey are dependent on the Delaware River for their drinking water and what happens upstream affects it.
One of the musical acts at a previous Candlelight Conert for Epilepsy Awareness. Photo Courtesy of Eric Miller.

Concert Series to Raise Awareness About Epilepsy

3-26-14
The Candlelight Concert for Epilepsy Awareness in Ewing aims to raise awareness about the disease and honor the life of concert creator Eric Miller's wife.
Wynona's House logo. Photo courtesy of Wynona's House Executive Assistant Cayla Belnavis.

NJ Child Advocacy Center to Hold First National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect

3-26-14
The first and only co-located child advocacy center in New Jersey, Wynona's House, is holding the first Child Advocacy National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect April 7 and 8.

Report: Hunterdon is NJ’s healthiest county

3-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunterdon County is home to New Jersey's healthiest people. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual public health student released Wednesday credits Hunterdon County's economic climate, along with parks, health clubs and ...

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

3-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Surender Gorukanti of Brooklyn pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...
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U.S. Sec. of Health: There’s a Surge of Interest in ACA

3-24-14
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says that there has been a surge of interest and signups in the Affordable Care Act as the deadline to enroll approaches.
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Sen. Scutari Introduces Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

3-24-14
Sen. Nicholas Scutari says the bill would create a strict regulatory system to allow adults to purchase and grow limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. Gov. Christie has said he won't decriminalize marijuana.

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

3-23-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's ...

Christie approves EMTs giving overdose treatment

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations. Christie signed a waiver Friday authorizing more than 28,000 ...
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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.