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NJTV News Live Coverage: Gov. Christie on Lead Remediation

4-5-16
Gov. Chris Christie held a press conference to discuss lead remediation and containment efforts.
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Changing Attitudes About Opioid Prescriptions

4-4-16
Because of the heroin epidemic, health care professionals are looking to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. It means changing attitudes about the medications, which have been pushed by pharmaceutical companies.
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Newark Superintendent Addresses Lead Levels in Schools

4-1-16
Newark Public Schools Superintendent Chris Cerf discusses issues surrounding the high levels of lead found in Newark schools' water.
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Lead Found in All Eight Tested Newark Schools

3-31-16
The Newark School District received results from lead testing that found all eight non-traditional buildings tested had at least one water fountain or faucet with lead levels of at least 15 parts per billion.
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Recognizing Compulsive Gambling

3-31-16
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. It aims to shed light on compulsive gambling, which affects 350,000 people in New Jersey.
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March of Dimes Aims to Reduce Preterm Births

3-31-16
The March of Dimes Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait campaign aims to reduce preventable preterm births with programs. There are currently programs in Newark and Virtua Voorhees.
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Community-Based Addiction Centers Help Users and the Economy

3-30-16
Nonprofit and community-based addiction centers are good for both the state economy and those looking for treatment for addiction. Data shows the centers create jobs, ultimately contributing $3.1 billion to the state economy.
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Providers, Professionals and Parents Discuss Addiction at Community Forum

3-30-16
NJTV New Jersey Drug Addiction Crisis' first community forum in Toms River focused on the faces of addiction. Community members, along with health and city professionals, shared personal accounts about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey.
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Questions About Lead Dominate Newark Education Forum

3-29-16
Newark parents were frustrated about how information has been relayed regarding the elevated lead levels in school drinking water.
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Asst. Ocean County Prosecutor Talks Heroin Epidemic

3-29-16
Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Rory Wells says heroin overdose deaths have increased over the years in New Jersey and would be extremely high without antidote drugs currently in use.