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Smoke and carbon monoxide detector (Credit: Mike Rachel)
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Carbon monoxide – A silent killer strikes in New Jersey, Maryland

Two tragedies this week where families may have misused generators or heaters that emitted deadly levels of carbon monoxide is creating more awareness of this dangerous poison.

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Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
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Lawmaker says NJ schools shouldn’t charge for extracurricular activities

Recent data shows for every pupil attending school in the Garden State, the state Education Department is spending a record $19,211, but of that total, only $274 goes toward extracurricular activities. 

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National Public Health Week: Healthiest Nation 2030

There are scores of rankings of the world's healthiest countries, and the list varies from one to the next, depending on the data and the goals of the studies. Some countries, such as Switzerland and Singapore, appear frequently in the top 10. One of those almost never among them is the USA.

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Water main break in Freehold Borough

A ruptured water main in Freehold Borough leaves taps dry in part of the community into the night.

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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A long daily commute could be damaging your physical and mental health

A lengthy commute is not good for your mental or physical well-being, according to experts, and that's especially bad news for people in New Jersey, where the average one-way work commute is five minutes longer than the national average.

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Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget

Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where presidential politics come into play with regard to the Fiscal Year 2016 State budget.

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Senator Barbara Buono (D) with Tom Mongelli in the Townsquare Media NJ Toms River studios
Senator Barbara Buono (D) with Tom Mongelli in the Townsquare Media NJ Toms River studios (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Paul Weberg of FEMA on Townsquare Tonight

Townsquare Tonight airs every Wednesday at 7PM on News Talk Radio WOBM-AM 1160 & 1310.  Tom Mongelli hosts the 30 minute program which features interviews with local leaders and spotlights the issues facing Ocean County residents.

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The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet
The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet (US Coast Guard)
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Fishing boat runs aground of Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH (AP) — No one was injured when a commercial fishing boat ran aground off Point Pleasant Beach.

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Brick Township getting its First Farmers’ Market

Brick Township will open its first-ever Farmers' Market on Saturday, April 25, at Windward Beach Park on Princeton Avenue. 

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