January 15, 2015
JOHNSON & JOHNSON STARTS HUMAN TESTING EBOLA VACCINE
In New Brunswick, Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has begun the "first-in-human clinical trial" of a preventative vaccine to combat the Ebola virus, reports David Schatz of New Brunswick Today. The company says it will produce more than 400,000 doses, which should be available for use by April 2015.
GETTING DRUGS OFF THE STREET... BY DELIVERING THEM TO THE SUBURBS
Cliffview Pilot reported this week that heroin dealers in Paterson are taking their drug dealings off the street, and right to the their customers' doors. The service is apparently being offered to users in Bergen County. Tenafly cops last week intercepted a delivery of 132 bags of heroin and 10 bags of crack cocaine.
SIXTH-GRADER TESTIFIES AGAINST PARCC AT STATE SCHOOL BOARD
Skyler Alpert, a sixth grade student from Mt. Pleasant Middle School in Livingston, NJ, stood up last week in front of the state school board and testified against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, reports Jackie Goldman-Schatell of TAP into Livingston. Alpert went to testify in Trenton with the complete support of her principal, the Livingston BOE, and the District School Board.