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Heroin in the Suburbs:
Published: Friday, January 9, 2015 -

Heroin and other opioid abuse is a growing problem in New Jersey's suburbs — and Somerset County is not immune.

In 2013, at least 740 deaths in New Jersey were heroin-related, a majority occurring in suburban areas around the state.

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Lincoln School in Garwood Participates in Healthy U Initiative
Published: Friday, January 9, 2015 -

Lincoln School in Garwood recently had its kick-off event as eager participants in the Healthy U initiative, which is designed to prevent childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children ages 3-13.

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YMCA open houses aim at membersí resolutions
Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Originally published on It seems nearly everyone has a New Year’s resolution, but statistics indicate that less than one-quarter of these resolutions are kept. Creating personal change takes
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USA Swimming Foundation Announces Year-End Grants to Local Partners in Michigan, New Jersey
Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -

The USA Swimming Foundation awarded its year-end 2014 USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash grants to six local swim lesson providers. All funds directly benefit children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.

Approximately 600 children in Michigan and New Jersey will receive formalized in-water instruction and safety education through this grant funding.

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