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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (R-30) (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Shore NJ-Senator Robert Singer addresses key issues on ‘Ask The Senator’

Nearly five years post Superstorm Sandy, an ever-changing roller coaster of concern across party lines, a growing opioid and heroin epidemic, and easing the burden of higher education costs and more were discussed by New Jersey Senator Robert Singer (30th District) on 'Ask The Senator'.

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Toms River native and author Alicia Cook, following an episode of Townsquare Tableau. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
Toms River native and author Alicia Cook, following an episode of Townsquare Tableau. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Helping families work with loved ones fighting the demons of drug addiction

Drug addiction takes a toll on both the user and their families, and on WOBM'S new video series 'Townsquare Tableau' Toms River native and author Alicia Cook offers insight to her latest publication based on conversations she had with addicts and their families.

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New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
New Jersey U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur addressing Ocean County officials in Toms River. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur: “We have to get control of the Southern Border” in war on drugs

As illegal drugs continue pouring into the United States, President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border may have some support from Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur who serves as Co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Heroin Task Force in Washington.

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Ocean County may have suffered more than 200 overdose deaths in 2016

As New Jersey's heroin and opiate epidemic worsens, a task force is assembling to tackle the problem.

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Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
Representatives Tom MacArthur and Annie Kuster. (courtesy Kate Pudwill)
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Tom MacArthur takes command in the war on drugs

New Jersey and New Hampshire are at the forefront of the war on drugs, especially heroin and opiates, so Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) and a Granite State Representative have taken lead roles to help exorcise the drug demons wreaking havoc internationally and domestically.

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‘Philly Elvis’ Joins Jersey Fight Against Heroin

Nick Ferraro-otherwise known as "The Philly Elvis" in the movie, Springsteen & I--is reaching out to help his New Jersey neighbors in need with a Gofundme campaign aiding in the fight against heroin.

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Carfentanil: International drug demon wreaking havoc in the U.S.

Carfentanil is an opioid used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as treating late-stage cancer patients for pain relief. Now it's being abused by drug cartels across the world.

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This 80s party drug is making a NJ comeback

The heroin epidemic has been at the forefront of New Jersey's war on on drugs, but another drug is on the rise.

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Toms River Native and Author Alicia Cook speaks at Town Hall. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media).
Toms River Native and Author Alicia Cook speaks at Town Hall. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media).
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Suffering with the disease of drug addiction affects more than just the user

We've seen what the heroin and opiate epidemic has done to those abusing the drugs, but after seeing a family member lose her fight to the demons of addiction, one Toms River native and author is using her gift to show how the needle hurts more than just the user.

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A panel (from left to right) Dr. Vikram Varma of Community Medical Center, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey Angelo Valente, Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato, Executive Assistant for the U.S. Attorney for the district of NJ Sabrina Comizzoli, and Newark DEA Special Agent in charge, Carl Kotowski speak on the dangers of drug addiction. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
A panel (from left to right) Dr. Vikram Varma of Community Medical Center, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey Angelo Valente, Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato, Executive Assistant for the U.S. Attorney for the district of NJ Sabrina Comizzoli, and Newark DEA Special Agent in charge, Carl Kotowski speak on the dangers of drug addiction. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Education: New Jersey’s strength against opioids and heroin

The heroin and opioid epidemic continues to grow not only in New Jersey, but across the nation. A team of panelists held a training session in Toms River this week to discuss how to curb the epidemic and instill more healthy alternatives.

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Ocean Twp. man found unconscious in car charged with drug related DUI

Police in Ocean Township spotted a Volvo stopped in traffic as they were heading north on Monmouth Road around 6 pm Monday night, and upon approaching the vehicle they found 28 year old Eric Stein unconscious with his foot on the brakes.

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Sister-in-law injected 15-year-old with heroin, and she OD’d, police say

Her infant and her toddler were home at the time as well, police say.

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