New Jersey and New Hampshire are at the forefront of the war on drugs, especially heroin and opiates, so Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) and a Granite State Representative have taken lead roles to help exorcise the drug demons wreaking havoc internationally and domestically.
In wake of recent domestic terror incidents in both the Garden State and across the nation, the New Jersey Director of Homeland Security addressed this and other issues at the Ocean County Mayors' Association's monthly meeting last week in Toms River.
Carfentanil is an opioid used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as treating late-stage cancer patients for pain relief. Now it's being abused by drug cartels across the world.
Two Congressional incumbents face challenges by multiple opponents, the Mayor of Belmar leads a ticket to upend two sitting Freeholders, and a Marlboro Township Councilman throws down the gauntlet against the current Sheriff. Monmouth County voters get all that, plus a myriad of local governing-body seats to decide.
The race for the U.S. Presidency is far from the only one bearing a close eye. Ocean County's southern, western and northern sectors have different Congressional seats to decide, and there is a plethora of local contested races.
We've seen what the heroin and opiate epidemic has done to those abusing the drugs, but after seeing a family member lose her fight to the demons of addiction, one Toms River native and author is using her gift to show how the needle hurts more than just the user.
Watching a loved one suffer through any kind of pain or disease is never easy for any family, and for those struggling with Dementia or it's most common form Alzheimer's, we have some information to help better everyone better understand this disease.
If you're aging, disabled, and collect retirement benefits, you have the basic qualifications for New Jersey's senior freeze property tax rebate program. Except, that is, if you're retired from a federal job and don't tap into Social Security. Shore Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-30) hopes to bring those individuals in from the cold.
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