UPDATE (11/5): All four ballot questions passed in their respective areas (county and statewide).  New Brunswick voters also overwhelmingly approved all of the questions.  State Question Number 1 was the closest, but that won 1,101-785 in the Hub City.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County voters will be presented with four ballot questions in the November 4 general election that pose possible policy changes to pretrial detention, environmental preservation, cultural arts support, and women's health programs.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey is facing an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, with patients often turning to heroin once they can no longer obtain or afford the narcotic to which they have become addicted.

On October 1, health care providers, law enforcement officials, and representatives of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey gathered at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for a symposium on the crisis titled “Do No Harm.”

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Labor, a nonprofit community organization and local leader in the national campaign for just and humane immigration reform was awarded a $164,980 grant by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administatrion on September 8.

Rutgers University and its School of Public Health are two other local recipients of funding through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.  The amounts are $171,000, and 140,000 respectively.

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NEW YORK, NY—On Sunday September 21, approximately 150 Rutgers students traveled to New York City to attend the People's Climate March, a demonstration calling for environmental reform and to raising awareness of the climate change problem.

The students added to the roughly 400,000 others in attendance in New York City on that Sunday, making it the largest environmental protest in history.

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