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April 9, 2019

Murphy Administration Expands Effort to Reduce Opioid Prescribing

As part of the Murphy’s Administration strategic efforts to combat the opioid crisis, the New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced the Opioid Reduction Options (ORO) program aimed at reducing opioid prescribing to treat chronic pain in hospital emergency departments. The program will... Read more →


Five municipalities receive state funding for improvement projects

Murphy Administration announces $1 million in Safe Streets to Transit Program Grant Awards (Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced the Fiscal Year 2019 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grant. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Division of Local Aid and Economic Development selected five municipal projects that are... Read more →


Jefferson NJ Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Ronald McDonald Family Room at WT Hospital and Longtime Volunteer Catherine Durante

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, home to the only Ronald McDonald Family Room located within an Emergency Department waiting area, celebrated the 15th anniversary of the respite space — for families with children needing medical treatment — on Wednesday, April 3rd. Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ) volunteers uplift... Read more →


NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt Responds To Murphy’s New Potential Gas Tax

Trenton, NJ – Governor Murphy is considering new “mileage fees” to pay for a shortfall in his infrastructure budget. According to the state treasurer, tax revenues look like they’re falling short of this year’s $1.5 billion highway fuels revenue target. This shortfall could trigger yet another automatic gas tax hike... Read more →


BOOKER TO INTRODUCE BILL TO FORM COMMISSION TO STUDY REPARATIONS FOR BLACKS

Senate companion to HR40 would study impact of slavery on African- Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced he will introduce a bill to form a commission for the study of reparation proposals for African-Americans. Final legislative language of... Read more →


WalletHub Study: NJ Is 2019’s Least Dependent State on the Gun Industry

With gun sales still in decline since President Donald Trump took office and with new gun laws taking effect this year such as a federal ban on “bump stocks,” the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry as well as accompanying... Read more →


Jefferson Health Foundation – NJ Receives $10,000 Donation to Establish Kevin Todd Memorial Fund

to Support SJ HIV/AIDS Patients and their Families South Jersey resident Kevin Todd was just 40 when he passed away in 1997 from complications of AIDS. Two years later, Kevin’s family started a non-profit organization — Spirit of the Holidays (SOTH) — to honor his memory and fulfill his wish... Read more →


ICE arrests 123 in NJ during nationwide operation

NEWARK, N.J. — A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE... Read more →


Murphy Administration Provides $670 Million in Funding for New Jersey’s Hospitals

The New Jersey Department of Health today released the fiscal year 2020 hospital Charity Care, Graduate Medical Education (GME), and Graduate Medical Education Supplemental (GME-S) funding distributions. This is part of more than $670 million in hospital funding provided in Governor Murphy’s proposed budget. “The Department is committed to supporting... Read more →


NEW JERSEY NEWS COMMONS: NJ SECURES $50M IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SANDY VICTIMS

At the Shark River Municipal Marina in Neptune on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy gave a 'finally, some good news' update for approximately 1,000 homeowners who still remain displaced after Superstorm Sandy. The $150,000 cap on federal grant support will no longer apply for Sandy victims, the governor said. The plan... Read more →


Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty to Shootings

MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection to two separate shootings in 2014 and 2015, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On March 28, 2019, Cornell Bradford, 37, (photo)pleaded guilty to one count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter, two counts of first... Read more →


$1 million in Bikeway grants for 3 Communities

(Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced three Bikeway Grants totaling $1 million to help municipalities and counties advance Bikeway projects. These, as well as other Local Aid state-funded grant programs benefit residents by enabling local governments to significantly reduce or eliminate reliance on local property tax dollars to support... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA : 5 myths about the Beverage Tax—and the truth behind them

April 5, 2019 It’s been two years since Mayor Kenney proposed, and City Council passed, the Philadelphia Beverage Tax to support three key initiatives: PHLpreK: Free, quality pre-K for 3- and 4-year-old children across Philadelphia Community Schools: Public schools that offer expanded medical services, after-school programming job training, and more... Read more →


NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION : Cops Prevent Crime

SUPPORT NRA-ILA Readers may have noticed that we review “gun policy” studies regularly. Those clamoring for federal funding for gun policy research should set themselves up a Google Scholar alert, but not everything we want to highlight is directly related to gun policy. Crime is a complex issue and criminals... Read more →


Four Kingsmen Motorcycle Club Members Sentenced For RICO Conspiracy

image source bikertrashnetwork.com/ BUFFALO, N.Y. - James P. Kennedy, Jr. today that announced today that four members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC), who were convicted of RICO conspiracy, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford: • Jimmy Ray Fritts was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison;... Read more →


Coming to the Hardrock: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Daryl Hall/John Oats

CLASSIC LIVE ALBUMS Presents: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Friday, May 24 at 9 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.** DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES Friday, August 30 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena **On Sale Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT... Read more →


Different Ways On How Weeds Can Benefit The Skin 

(April 9, 2019)--Nowadays, marijuana is becoming popular around the world due to its medicinal properties. But apart from its health benefits, it is also growing as a trend in the beauty world. As days passed by, the drive for sustainable and natural skin care increases. Many would like to retain... Read more →


Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp winners Announced

DOVER (April 8, 2019) – The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of an American wigeon and a chocolate Labrador retriever by Guy Crittenden of Richmond, Va., will grace the 2020/21 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. A... Read more →


PASSOVER 2019: PERFECT TIMING FOR EXCITING NEW WINE RELEASES

WINE EXPERT GABRIEL GELLER SHARES HIS TOP PICKS FOR PASSOVER SEDERS AND FESTIVE MEALS Kosher for Passover Spirits What Makes Wine Kosher Royal Wine Celebrates 70th Anniversary Kosher Wine Generates Upwards of $10 Million in Sales Bayonne, NJ, APRIL 8, 2019 – Wine is essential to Passover, when Jewish people... Read more →


FBI’s Victim-Centered Team Works Mass Casualty Incidents

A Rapid Deployment Team for Victims
 A VSRT member carries a bag of personal effects from the site of the November 2018 mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, to the nearby Family Assistance Center for collection by its owner. When the special agent leading the... Read more →