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Sequestration may affect Trenton Mercer Airport and Mercer Flight Academy

Mercer Aviation students may be impacted by the closure of the control tower at Trenton Mercer Airport on June 7 due to budget cuts from the federal government’s budget sequestration. Located at Trenton Mercer Airport is the Mercer Flight Academy. Students enrolled in the aviation program go to the Mercer Flight Academy to perform their…

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The Overdose Prevention Act would make easier for New Jersey doctors to write prescriptions for naxolone

New Jersey lawmakers haven’t been able to stop talking about illegal drugs. Most recently, they’ve been talking about naloxone, pronounced “null-OX-own.” Naloxone has zero possibility for addiction and it definitely won’t get you high, but it does rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses (e.g., heroin, oxycodone, OxyContin, morphine, etc.) This ongoing conversation is evidence…

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On the pages of this edition of the VOICE, you will find stories of how people in our community dealt with the hardships brought forth by Hurricane Sandy, but for many areas of our state the battle is far from over. As reported in Mariana Braz’s “Is This the New Normal,” Hurricane Sandy caused about…

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Mercer County Park dedicates 9/11 memorial

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A ceremony to dedicate a September 11, 2001 memorial took place in Mercer County Park on Sunday, September 11, 2011.  A decade after the attacks, the ceremony on Sunday’s gray afternoon brought together over a hundred spectators to commemorate the now infamous date of 9/11.  While the crowd was comprised of a diverse group of…

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