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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media, NJ
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media, NJ
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Thousands of NJ addicts’ lives saved by Narcan in 2016

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office cites 502 Narcan reversals in 2016, and that only includes deployments by law enforcement.

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Mitchell Perkins (NJ Atty. General's Office)
Mitchell Perkins (NJ Atty. General's Office)
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Bribes cost ex-Lakewood official 3 years in prison

A onetime Lakewood electrical code inspector who took bribes from contractors, and went easy on them in return, heads to prison for three years, and his career in public employment in New Jersey is over.

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Potassium Iodide tablets (Ocean Co. Health Department)
Potassium Iodide tablets (Ocean Co. Health Department)
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Protect yourself: KI distributions in southern Ocean County through mid-March

Life, for folks who live and work within 10 miles of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, is like life anywhere else. A nuclear accident would change that in a second. The small tablets that buy 24 hours of vital protection will be distributed, free of charge, through mid-March, by the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD).

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Minnie Majkowicz (courtesy Joe Faragi)
Minnie Majkowicz (courtesy Joe Faragi)
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Happy century, Minnie! Manahawkin woman marks 101 with family & friends

In the year that Minnie Majkowicz entered the world, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field. The Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service formed. The Red Baron won his first aerial dogfight. All that is history, but Minnie is still very much a "today" woman, celebrating her 101st birthday with well-wishers in Forked River.

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Medical issue may have caused single car crash Thursday in Berkeley Township

A medical issued may have been the cause of a single car crash near Route 9 and Harbor Inn Road in Berkeley Township Thursday around 1:30 pm.

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No evidence indciating criminal activity in reports of attempted luring in Berkeley Township

Reports of attempted luring in Berkeley Township on January 26 results in no arrests after a police investigation found no evidence indicating any criminal activity occurred.

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5-year old Mackenzie. (Townsquare Media)
5-year old Mackenzie. (Townsquare Media)
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Manchester Township 5-year old girl donating hair to ‘Wigs for Kids’

How many 5-year olds can make big life decisions? One girl from Manchester Township made the decision to get a haircut and donate her locks to the organization 'Wigs for Kids' in order to help other kids.

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Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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What’s ahead for Ocean County in 2017?

We saw a number of changes around Ocean County in 2016 from major population growth to economic change, but with 2017 already underway Freeholder Director Joe Vicari lays out some of the goals for this year.

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Women’s health services offered at the shore throughout February

In recognition of women's health and wellness, this Friday is "National Wear Red Day". Ocean County Freeholders are encouraging everyone to wear red and help spread awareness of the risk of heart disease in women.

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Garden State Parkway Exit 105 in Tinton Falls to Close For Two Months

If you travel the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County, be aware of this closure!

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