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  • Rutgers Chancellor Leads Research on Opioids, Sedatives on Veterans
    by TAPinto on November 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    <p>NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The alarming effects on military veterans who are prescribed opioids for pain and benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia are coming into focus this Veterans Day.</p> <p>Veterans who take these drugs simultaneously are at an increased risk of unintentional overdose and death as well as suicide, according to press release from Rutgers University.</p> <p>Nearly 20 veterans kill themselves each day in the United States, a statistic that has led the Department of Veterans Affairs to …</p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/articles/rutgers-chancellor-leads-research-on-opioids-sedatives-on-veterans-17">Read More</a>

  • Benson Backed Bill Encouraging Municipalities to Plan for, Build Electric Car Charging Stations Singed into Law
    by TAPinto on November 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    <p>TRENTON, NJ – A bill backed by Assemblyman Dan Benson encouraging municipalities to plan for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday.</p> <p>A report by the New Jersey Energy Master Plan Alternative Fuels Work Group identified the development, installation, and maintenance of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, both at home and at strategically selected public places, as one of the most significant opportunities …</p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/articles/benson-backed-bill-encouraging-municipalities-to-plan-for-build-electric-car-charging-stations-singed-into-law">Read More</a>

  • Robbinsville Irish Announce Honorees for 2020 St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade
    by TAPinto on November 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    <p>ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Even though the Robbinsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade does not step off for more than four months, organizers kicked the festivities into gear on Saturday with the official announcement of the 2020 Grand Marshall and Irish Person of the Year.  </p> <p>Jim O’Donnell, president of The Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association (RIHA), formally announced the Robbinsville Police Department (RPD), under the leadership of Chief Chris Nitti, will jointly serve as Grand Marshall while Jo…</p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/articles/robbinsville-irish-announce-honorees-for-2020-st-patrick-s-day-parade">Read More</a>

  • Benson Calls for Defibrillators on All NJTransit Trains after Tragic Passenger Death
    by TAPinto on November 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    <p>HAMILTON, NJ —  After the tragic death of a passenger aboard a commuter train on Monday, a New Jersey lawmaker is calling for life-saving medical equipment on all NJTransit trains. </p> <p>The call comes after Alfred Wood, Middletown, boarded the North Jersey Coast Line Train shortly after 5:00 p.m. and soon thereafter exhibited signs of a heart attack.</p> <p>Despite receiving care from a doctor also riding the train, as well as the Amtrak Police Department and members of Emergency Management Servi…</p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/articles/benson-calls-for-defibrillators-on-all-njtransit-trains-after-tragic-passenger-death">Read More</a>

  • Hamilton Schools to Host Forum to Bridge Digital Divide Between Parents and Children
    by TAPinto on November 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    <p>HAMILTON, NJ — To help bridge the digital divide between children and their adult family members, the Hamilton Township School District will host a community forum to help families reconnect.    </p> <p>The evening’s guest speaker is clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair who authored the book "The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age."  She will lead an in-depth conversation about the impact of the Internet and the digital revolution that c…</p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/articles/hamilton-schools-to-host-forum-to-bridge-digital-divide-between-parents-and-children">Read More</a>

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