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Few Americans with Depression Get Treatment

Nearly eight percent of the U.S. population has depression of some kind and yet, only a third of those suffering receive treatment, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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NJ’s Black bear Hunt Begins Monday

New Jersey's annual black bear hunting season will begin Dec. 8 and continue until Dec. 13. The state has held a black bear hunt every December since 2010.

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Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy (Borough of Lavallette)
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FEMA Orders Flood Insurance Program Revisions

Superstorm-afflicted homeowners beating their heads against a flood-insurance wall can expect some relief soon.

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Used Car Dealer Sentenced for Conning Buyers into Superstorm-Damaged Vehicles

The former owner of a used-car lot in Old Bridge can expect to spend three years in prison for palming off Superstorm-damaged cars on unwitting buyers.

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"Be A Santa" Participants, Waretown, 2013
"Be A Santa" Participants, Waretown, 2013
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One Small Gesture Means Big Holiday Lift for Lonely Ocean County Seniors

Holidays are festive when there are people to share them. Many elderly folks living alone in Ocean County don't feel the joy. A firm in Waretown that provides non-medical care to the aged seeks your help to spread cheer where it will do a world of good.

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Sandra Mueller, appointed to be Ocean County's Warden in 2015, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
Sandra Mueller, appointed to be Ocean County's Warden in 2015, by Tom Mongelli Townsquare Media
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New County Warden

Not many people can say they feel like they belong behind the steel-enforced doors of a county jail but that's the assertion of Ocean County's newly appointed warden.

Sandra Mueller said on the first day of her interview for a job as a penal counselor, she just had the feeling that that's were she belonged when she walked into the old Ocean County Jail facility in Toms River

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Meadowlands Racetrack
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NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill

Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sharing system used by 14 area towns.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Toms River Mom Wants Later School Start

Cindy Botwinick is leading a petition drive to convince the Toms River School District to begin the school day later than 7:15 a.m. The mother of three has collected more than 500 signatures so far by going door-to-door and soliciting names online.

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Judge Sides with Margate in Beach Replenishment Suit

Margate wins a round in their ongoing battle over seizing beach front land to build sand dunes. A federal judge sided with the town's assertion that the state should not have used an administrative order to obtain easements giving government the right to carry out the work

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