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Increase in opioid deaths strikes New Jersey

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Matt Carvin describes himself as a carefree, happy go lucky person before addiction entered his life. He became addicted to Percocet at age 18 and everything changed. Carvin’s story is only one of many stories of people from New Jersey who have also had to battle opioid addiction. Carvin, now a 24 year old Hamilton resident…

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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTS: Mercer files annual reports revealing low crime, doesn’t fix years of incorrect filings

The rape and murder of a Lehigh University sophomore, Jeanne Clery, drew national attention in 1986. Clery’s parents said that if they had known about the high levels of crime on the campus, they would have been able to make a better decision about whether or not to send their daughter to the school. The…

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Mercer County Community College files faulty crime data for at least three years

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On April 5, 1986, Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Clery was, according to police reports, beaten, tortured, sodomized, raped and strangled in her own dorm room by another Lehigh student. No one had told Jeanne’s parents or the parents of her many classmates about the 38 violent crimes that had happened on the campus in the…

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EDITORIAL: Mercer County Community College undermines student success

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Students at Mercer should not have to worry about their safety, should not have to think twice about providing personal information in order to enroll in classes. They should have confidence in the policies enacted by their institution, should trust their administration to follow the law. But it has become evident that we cannot rely…

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