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NJ NEWS COMMONS: COLLEGE FACULTY BEGIN STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE

Faculty, librarians, and staff at nine New Jersey colleges — Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Rowan University, Stockton University, the College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State University, Ramapo College, and William Paterson University — have begun the process to decide whether they will authorize a strike. The final two — Ramapo and William Paterson — have said 'yes', which means the faculty and staff will support a strike if negotiations escalate to that point. (Politico)

STATE FINES SOMERVILLE FIRST AID SQUAD $180K

The Somerville Rescue Squad has 30 days to pay a $182,000 fine to the state, according to a letter sent on Monday. The state is fining the squad for two reasons: the squad allowed EMTs to work alone during ambulance transport, and it also operated three unlicensed ambulances. For a year-long period, the squad's two licensed ambulances served just over half of its total patients served — so hundreds were treated aboard unlicensed ambulances. (NJ.com)

HERE'S WHAT'S IN THE STATE'S NEW ANTI-OPIOID TOOLKIT

At the Progressive Response to the Opioid Epidemic symposium on Tuesday, health experts analyzed the state's approach to the ballooning crisis, including a toolkit used by various providers. They discussed why primary care doctors are crucial for patients undergoing medication-assisted treatment, as well as Integrity’s Hope IV van, a full-service mobile treatment center. (NJ Spotlight)

NJ TRANSIT WINS $400M OVER SUPERSTORM SANDY DAMAGE

NJ Transit's flood resiliency plan outlines a strategy for fixing the structures that bore the brunt of Superstorm Sandy, like the Raritan River Bridge and the Hoboken Terminal Rail Yard. This week, the agency won a $400 million flood insurance lawsuit to cover water damage from the storm. (NorthJersey.com)

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