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High School Nurses, Counselors Receive Free Overdose Antidote

12-8-16
School nurses and counselors got free boxes of Narcan spray, used to reverse opioid overdoses. The drug epidemic now looms over New Jersey classrooms, reportedly with ODs in Ocean and Camden County high schools.
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A Roundup with ICE

12-7-16
Immigration and Customs Enforcement caught a suspect at a North Bergen apartment building who came to the U.S. illegally, was deported after terroristic threats and other convictions, returned and was re-arrested for DUI and criminal trespass.
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Rutgers Program Trains Police to Deal with Addiction

12-6-16
Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies says it’s time for change, time to re-train law enforcers who are saving lives.
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Students Call for President to Name Rutgers Sanctuary Campus

12-6-16
Chanting students staged a sit-in at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting after President Robert Barchi offered to protect unauthorized immigrant students, but refused to officially designate the university a “Sanctuary Campus.”
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Joint Committee Meets About NJ Transit Safety

12-6-16
A joint Senate-Assembly committee formed to examine New Jersey Transit's safety record heard about positive train control and plans the agency has for implementation.
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Bill Brennan Announces His Gubernatorial Campaign

12-5-16
About 20 anti-Chris Christie protestors chanted, “Lock him up!” as gadfly Bill Brennan arrived with two big announcements.
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Casino License Bill Unanimously Passes Committee

12-5-16
The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and Arts Committee unanimously passed a bill that prevents anyone who closes a casino from obtaining another casino license for five years.
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NJ Schools Can Hire Retired Police Officers for Security

12-2-16
A new law gives districts the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.
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Trenton Housing Authority Employs Ex-Cons as Security Guards

12-2-16
The executive director of the Trenton Housing Authority has decided to hire some ex-convicts as security guards for tenants of the authority’s 1,500 units. That decision isn't sitting well with some.
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Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Complaint

12-2-16
Longtime Christie critic Bill Brennan is accusing the governor of official misconduct. A judge has denied his request to appoint a special prosecutor to the case.