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

5-16-14
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.
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Pallone Encourages Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

5-15-14
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

5-15-14
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

5-14-14
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

5-14-14
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

5-13-14
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 ...

Medicaid backlog persists in New Jersey

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say 25,000 New Jersey residents are caught in a backlog after more than 140,000 successfully applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Another 7,000 residents are still waiting for ID cards. Human Services ...
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Law Enforcement Warns About Candy Laced with Marijuana

5-12-14
"Jollies" have made their way to New Jersey. Officials believe the candies that contain THC are being made in California.
Attendees participating in a previous Karaoke for a Cause. Photo courtesy of Jenna Rocca.

‘Karaoke for a Cause’ to Benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital

5-12-14
West Orange native Jenna Rocca created Karaoke for a Cause, a singing event to benefit charities. This year's event, happening May 14, is raising money for Children's Specialized Hospital.
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Lambertville Playground Closed Because of Contaminated Soil

5-7-14
Tests found toxins, including lead, in the soil beneath a Lambertville playground. Officials say remediation will take six months.