An investigator in the state comptrollers office who apparently went rouge and cut unauthorized deals with dozens of Lakewood welfare cheats has been fired.

Communities across New Jersey and the nation have already enhanced security measures, but a pair of bills introduced by Congressman MacArthur and another in the works will tighten things even further.

A deep dive into data on New Jersey ER visits finds the areas hit hardest by mental health and substance use issues extend well beyond the traditional hot spots.

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