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The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 147 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments
If the governor and legislature can’t agree on a state budget by July 1, non-essential government offices will shut down. VIDEO
Under a plan being floated by the Cuomo administration, New York's Southern Tier region (dark blue) could be the only area in New York State where fracking will be permitted. Image courtesy of Empire State Development
John Farley  |  June 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the wake of large resistance to natural gas drilling, the controversial process may be confined to four counties. Lawmakers say many issues aren't being addressed.VIDEO
A window cleaner works on a glass office tower roof. According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, jobs in the maintenance and janitorial fields are growing faster than those in other sectors in New York City. AP/Mark Baker
Menglin Huang  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Maintenance jobs are growing in New York City and many pay better wages and benefits than you might expect.
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
Atlantic Yards project map by Tracy Collins
Norman Oder  |  June 8, 2012 1:19 PM | Comments
Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.
The interface of the NYCLU's new stop and frisk app. Image courtesy of the NYCLU.
John Farley  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Could use of the NYCLU's new tool lead to the arrests of its users? Know your rights when filming the NYPD.VIDEO
Forty-four adults received their GEDs on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Approximately 40,000 adults take GED classes in the city every year. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Department of Education's GED classes are taken by 40,000 adults each year. MetroFocus spoke with four people who received their GED this week.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says there's no connection between a $2 million contribution from the Gaming Association and his casino plan. The plan itself has hit major snags. AP/Hans Pennink
John Farley  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The governor is in hot water over the revelation that his (collapsing) casino plan may have been influenced by secretive special interest lobbying. VIDEO
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