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160104Stirling

‘Herointown’ Focuses on Bringing Awareness to Heroin Epidemic in New Jersey

1-4-16
According to reporting from NJ Advance Media, 128,000 heroin addicts live in the state. If they all lived in a "Herointown", it would be the fourth largest city in the state.
151231Cruz

‘Operation Swift Justice’ Will Target Paterson Hot Spots After Weekend Violence

12-31-15
Operation Swift Justice, a multi-agency effort to target Paterson's crime hotspots, will begin with the holiday season and will continue into the new year.
151231Flanagan2

Looking Back: What Happened This Year in New Jersey

12-31-15
From the announcement of Christie's presidential run, to progress on the Gateway Tunnel, and the $225 million Exxon settlement for pennies on the dollar, 2015 was an eventful year for the Garden State.
151229Cruz

Crime, Terrorism, Fear of Stricter Gun Control Laws Among Reasons for Spike in Sales

12-29-15
Gun retailers have reported that sales are always strong during the holidays. However, this year sales have also been driven by fear, crime and, in the wake of San Bernardino, terrorism.


151228Flanagan

New Lifeline Created to Help Veterans Cope

12-28-15
Last year, almost 270 active duty personnel took their own lives. That's a six percent increase over the year before. Numbers ticked down for vets and national guardsmen to 170 last year, from 220 in 2013.
151228Cruz

Speziale Says Side Job in Pa. Not ‘a Conflict’

12-28-15
Jerry Speziale, Paterson Police Director, agreed to take on the job of interim police chief for Hazelton, Pennsylvania, population 25,000, about 100 miles west of Paterson. He says the part-time job will not not interfere with his responsibilities in Paterson.
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Congressman Payne Jr. Introduces Federal Gun Buyback Legislation

12-25-15
Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. discusses the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act and how the NRA's stronghold in Washington as lobbyists makes passing gun legislation difficult.
151224Flanagan

FDA Modifying Ban on Gay Blood Donations

12-24-15
Federal policy changes now permit gay and bisexual men who haven’t had sex for a year to donate blood.
151222Cruz

ACLU Report Shows Racial Disparity In Arrests For Minor Offenses

12-22-15
The organization tracked 10 years of arrest records in four New Jersey towns.
151222Hill

Christie Commission Recommends Easing Gun Restrictions

12-22-15
Governor Christie's New Jersey firearm purchase and permitting commission recommended how to make it easier, clearer and faster for law-abiding New Jerseyans to buy and carry guns.