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CHRISTIE: OBAMA DID NOTHING TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Governor Christie took shots at former President Barack Obama during an event at a drug treatment facility in Newark on Wednesday.  Christie told reporters that the epidemic did not start on the day President Trump began his four year term, and challen...

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CHRISTIE PLEDGES TO CONTINUE OPIOID FIGHT AFTER HE LEAVES OFFICE

Governor Christie says he will continue to work to battle the opioid crisis in New Jersey even after he leaves office in two months.  Christie testified before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday and said that he is willing to play any role that Congress and the administration requests after he leaves [...]

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OOPS! NEW JERSEY HAS TO RETURN $300 MILLION TO MEDICAID

A financial problem for the State of New Jersey.  A federal audit published this week shows New Jersey claimed just over $300 million in unallowable costs to Medicaid for special education services.  The New Jersey Department of Human Services said the...

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REPORT: SOUTH JERSEY WOODS SEARCHED, MISSING PERSON’S CASE

The FBI is searching a section of wooded area in Ocean County this week in connection with a missing person’s case that dates back to the 1970s.  WPVI-TV reports that the search involves a case of two developmentally disabled boys who disappeared from a Burlington County school back in 1975.  A portion of the Forsythe [...]

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REPORT: MOM BOUGHT DRUGS TWICE SAME DAY DAUGHTER DIED IN CAR

A Salem County woman purchased drugs twice on the same day her two year old daughter was found dead in her car.  NJ.com reports that Deanna Joseph made two trips to Salem to purchase narcotics; that same day, her two year old daughter was found expired in her car seat.  Joseph has been indicted on [...]

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COULD LEGALIZED POT BE SOON COMING TO THE GARDEN STATE?

Advocates for the legalization of marijuana are very hopeful that pot will be legalized in the Garden State by the end of next year.  Governor-elect Phil Murphy has named the head of a marijuana trade group as his chief of staff and an association for marijuana retailers is already taking shape.  Some lawmakers are in [...]

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GOVERNOR-ELECT SERVES MEALS ON THANKSGIVING DAY

Governor-elect Phil Murphy spent part of his Thanksgiving day by volunteering to hand out meals for a non profit organization in Red Bank.  His wife, Tammy, also volunteered during the afternoon.  Local residents in need  were treated to a traditional ...

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