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November 21, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania leads the nation - and New Jersey is fourth - in drug overdose deaths among young adult men, according to a new analysis, raising the level of urgency about an epidemic that over the last decade has killed more than twice as many Americans as homicide. Bucks and Gloucester Counties led their respective states in overdose fatality rates among males ages 19 to 25 - each of them nearly three times Philadelphia's rate. In the eight-county region, more than 100 young men a year are dying from overdoses of both illicit and legal drugs.
NEWS
August 26, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the calls for help came that September day in 1934, volunteer first aid squads were still new - and about to face a very real test. A fire had spread through the luxury liner Morro Castle as it rocked and rolled through a nor'easter off the New Jersey coast. Scores of passengers were burned and injured; 137 died. First aiders from 34 squads sprang into action, triaging victims and transporting many to area hospitals. Three years later, they were again called on for a major disaster when the luxury airship Hindenburg was engulfed in flames while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County.
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May 11, 2013 | By Katie Zezima, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - The location of the trees that Joyce Kilmer wrote were more lovely than any poem has long been in dispute, with a handful of towns from Massachusetts to Indiana claiming to have inspired the verse. But a New Jersey historian said he now has irrefutable proof that Kilmer was stirred by the woods of the Ramapo Valley when he wrote the well-known words, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. " Alex Michelini, founder of the Joyce Kilmer Society in Mahwah, said Friday that a letter written in 1929 by Kilmer's widow, Aline, to a graduate student shows that "Trees" was written on Feb. 2, 1913, at the couple's former home in Mahwah.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Question 1 Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the Legislature, to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges for their employee benefits? (93% of the vote) Yes . . . 1,274,618 No . . . 774,121 Question 2 Do you approve the "Building Our Future Bond Act"? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey's colleges and universities.
NEWS
January 19, 2006
In his inaugural, Gov. Corzine said he would "never settle for less than excellence. " What does that mean to you in terms of how the state operates? What should he do to ensure that fellow state leaders uphold that same standard? Share your ideas in essays of 250 words or fewer. E-mail us by Wednesday at sjvoices@phillynews.com, fax 856-779-3221, or write to The Inquirer, attn: Community Voices, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Please put "Corzine" in the subject line.
NEWS
January 17, 2012 | By Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
TRENTON - More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state will launch a database to monitor use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers. The database, which has been collecting information since Sept. 1, contains more than four million prescriptions. Starting this month, doctors and pharmacies, including mail-order operations, can access detailed patient information on prescriptions for painkillers, steroids, sedatives, and stimulants.
SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | By Greg Beacham, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer shook up his lineup with the Devils down to their last gasp in the Stanley Cup Finals. Forward Petr Sykora and defenseman Henrik Tallinder cracked the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night. And the Devils pulled out a 3-1 victory to stay alive. The Kings lead the series, three games to one. Tallinder has been out since January because of a blood clot, but apparently was ready to play in this series. "Peter Harrold played great, gave us some good minutes," DeBoer said.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Rick Short is convinced that red-light cameras are little more than "right-turn-on-red cash cows" for New Jersey municipalities. The self-employed father of four is so sure the devices don't make intersections safer - as proponents insist - he's challenged Cherry Hill officials to "prove me wrong. " And if they can do that, the township resident promises to "stand in the rain or snow for five hours at Route 70 and Springdale Road with a sign" acknowledging the mistake. I interview Short, 47, at a Cherry Hill Starbucks, where he arrives with charts, spreadsheets, and talking points.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
The results of New Jersey municipal and school board elections are available by phone and online. Camden County Board of Elections 856-401-VOTE (8683) or 1-800-418-9427 www.philly.com/camden Burlington County Board of Elections 609-265-5062 www.philly.com/burlington Gloucester County Board of Elections 856-384-4500 www.philly.com/gloucester
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
That New Jersey ranks highly as a good place to raise children isn't surprising. After all, its residents are among the wealthiest per capita in America.   But the makers of public policy in the state must address shortcomings in combating child poverty that the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kid's Count report says have gotten worse since the recession. New Jersey ranked fourth overall in the report — below New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Pennsylvania was 14th.
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April 20, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey's legislative leaders may be a step closer to resolving a dispute over how to rescue Atlantic City from financial disaster. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) said Monday that he had spoken with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) over the weekend about the matter and planned to meet with him this week to try to reach an agreement. "I had a good conversation with the Senate president and I look forward to a dialogue with him," Prieto said.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Javier Galindo was 22 - "young, dumb," he said - when police in Cape May County stopped the minivan he was driving and found a gun inside in 2005. Galindo, a U.S. Army veteran, said he had bought the weapon legally in Texas and carried it out of habit, not knowing it was illegal in New Jersey. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, served a few months behind bars, and tried to move on. But there was a problem. The conviction would remain on his record for 10 years - the length it generally takes in New Jersey to have a crime expunged - and would follow him every time he filled out a job application.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
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BUSINESS
April 17, 2016
3.9M Number of housing units, out of a total of 5.8 million in Pennsylvania, that were built before 1978. 2.4M Number of housing units, out of 3.3 million in New Jersey, that were built before 1978. 1,000 Number of Phila. children found to have elevated lead levels each year. This represents 3 percent of the children tested.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
President Obama will be the featured speaker at Rutgers University's commencement ceremony on the New Brunswick campus next month as the university celebrates its 250th anniversary. The university and the White House announced Obama's acceptance Thursday. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Howard University in Washington also said the president would speak at their graduation ceremonies. They will be the final three commencement speeches Obama delivers as president.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
New Jersey lawmakers pushing for a state takeover of Atlantic City's government now say they will give the cash-strapped resort town until the end of summer to enact substantial budget cuts before intervening. If the city doesn't adopt a "legally binding" plan to sustainably reduce per capita spending by nearly half within 130 days, state government would intervene, lawmakers said. They also said in a statement that if Atlantic City accepted this proposal, they would petition Gov. Christie for a loan "that is fully secured to protect New Jersey taxpayers" and that would allow the city "to maintain its operational budget while the municipal government makes the necessary cuts to remain solvent.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The playoffs seemed an unlikely destination for both the Flyers and Radko Gudas in the middle of February. The team was positioned 11th in the Eastern Conference standings and Gudas was on the doorstep of coach Dave Hakstol's doghouse. Neither the Flyers nor their 25-year-old defenseman from the Czech Republic went away. Now, on the eve of their first-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, it is fair to wonder if the Flyers' late-season push into the playoffs would have been possible without Gudas.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
A New Jersey judge said Tuesday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz can appear on the New Jersey primary ballot, deciding against challengers who argued that the Canada-born Texas senator was not a "natural-born citizen. " The administrative law judge, Jeff Masin, said that arguments that a person born in another country could not be a natural-born citizen were "not facetious," and that the subject would "never be entirely free of doubt" without a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But "the more persuasive legal analysis is that such a child, born of a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a 'natural-born citizen' within the contemplation of the Constitution," he said in a 27-page decision.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
2 women in Phila. stabbed, hospitalized Two women who suffered multiple stab wounds were in stable condition Saturday evening at Einstein Medical Center. Police officers from the Fifth District arrived at a home in the 5900 block of Champlost Avenue and found the two women, who were transported to the hospital by city medics, Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said. A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in the right knee, right forearm, and left thigh, and had been sprayed with Mace hot-pepper spray.
SPORTS
April 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Carli Lloyd is a an international soccer icon, the reigning FIFA world women's player of the year, and somebody who has been to all parts of the globe plying her trade. Yet there is something about returning home, and for Lloyd that means the Philadelphia area. A two-time Inquirer South Jersey player of the year while attending Delran, Lloyd returned this weekend with the U.S. women's national team for a sold-out international friendly at 2 p.m. Sunday against Colombia at Chester's Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union.
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