The news comes as the ongoing opioid epidemic appears to be growing worse during the COVID-19 outbreak, with drug overdose deaths in New Jersey up almost 10% this year.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer plans to conduct a town-by-town review of schools in the Fifth District to determine if students eligible for free meals are receiving them.
According to U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Mondelez, which manufactures brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy! and Ritz, is in the preliminary stages of mulling a closure sometime in 2021 of its factory on Route 208.
With the U.S. Census Bureau schedule to end its count a month earlier than expected, state officials are making a final push to ensure New Jersey’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.
Four bills aimed at strengthening New Jersey’s long-term care facilities against future viral outbreaks have advanced in the state Assembly.
Sen. Bob Menendez and Louisiana’s Sen. Bill Cassidy led a bipartisan push for the inclusion of the $500 billion SMART fund as part of the government’s next emergency COVID-19 relief package.
The New Jersey Department of Health issued a request for applications from local health departments to launch studies of overdoses in individual communities, used to better inform preventive and recovery initiatives.
New Jersey Transit (NJT) announced it resume full weekday service beginning July 6 for both rail and light rail lines.
As the New Jersey enters Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Garden State residents looked forward to hugging their parents and holding someone’s hand when
n preparation of a potential second wave of COVID-19, State Sen. Robert Singer planned to introduce a bill that would improve pandemic resilience and readiness among local and county health departments.
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., call for Federal Emergency Management Agency to continue its support for two COVID-19 testing sites in Bergen and Monmouth counties was heard.
Competing bills in the New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate would address concerns regarding essential workers diagnosed with COVID-19 by creating legal presumptions the disease was contracted on the job.
The New Jersey Assembly unanimously approved a resolution urging the President and Congress to establish a student loan forgiveness program for healthcare first responders.
A bipartisan bill designed to help consumers contend with financial insecurities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic passed the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.