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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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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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Need a job? 2015 May Be Your Year

If you are looking for a job, a recent Dice Holdings survey brings good news. It found that nearly 60 percent of employers plan to hire next year. More than four in 10, however, admitted finding qualified candidates would be a struggle.

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Hundreds of Santas to spread cheer in Asbury Park

The global Santacon Convention returns to Asbury Park for a third year on Dec. 13. Countless merry-makers dressed as Saint Nicholas will gather at noon at the Asbury Park Train Station to spread holiday cheer.

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NJ trails most states in charitable giving

A new survey finds New Jersey is one of the least charitable states in the country.

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Coast Guard Patrols Hit By Sequestration Cuts
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Coast Guard Intensifies Striped Bass Fishing Enforcement

Commercial and recreational fishermen are being warned against fishing for Atlantic striped bass in federal ocean waterways.

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Anti-red light camera crusader seeing red

New Jersey's five-year red light camera pilot program will come to an end Dec. 16 unless legislation is passed to continue it, and Gov. Chris Christie then signs the bill into law.

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