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Deadline for health care enrollment looming (Burlington County Times)

MOORESTOWN — The deadline for enrolling in the national health care program is March 31.

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LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Gamblers can self-exclude without admitting problem (Courier Post Online)

The state Assembly last week unanimously passed legislation that allows a person to enter the gambling self-exclusion list without acknowledging a problem.

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‘Breakfast After the Bell’ Rings True in Efforts to Combat Kids' Hunger

Reasons why school kids go hungry in the morning range from not having breakfast available at home to being embarrassed about getting a free before-school meal.

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Singleton Introduces Legislative Package to Reignite New Jersey’s Manufacturing Industry

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D- Burlington) introduced a comprehensive legislative package Thursday to create jobs and accelerate the state's economic recovery by reigniting New Jersey's manufacturing industry.

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Change to casino self-ban advances in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gamblers could ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a problem under a bill that the New Jersey Assembly approved Thursday.

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Bill would prohibit schools from denying lunch or breakfast

TRENTON — New Jersey schools would be prohibited from denying students breakfast or lunch for at least three weeks after their meal accounts run dry under a measure moving through the state Legislature.

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Great bill; more transparency

Burlington County Times

Under a bill recently introduced by Burlington County legislators, local governments would be allowed more discretion when auctioning or leasing preserved land for farming purposes.

The legislation would allow county and municipal governments to continue leasing farmland acquired through preservation to a current leaseholder for any time period mutually agreed upon. It also would let them give local farmers preference when auctioning leases for farming publicly owned property rather than force them to always accept the highest bidder.

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Passion for Helping

Mary Ham always knew she wanted to help people and she feels she found the perfect way to do it. The Willingboro resident is a home care nurse for Moorestown Visiting nurses.

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Dietz & Watson awarded $30 million to stay in Delanco

DELANCO — Dietz & Watson has been awarded $30 million in state assistance to help rebuild its mammoth distribution center, which was lost to a massive fire last fall.

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N.J. debt highlighted as Christie to talk budget

TRENTON — On the eve of Gov. Chris Christie’s annual budget proposal, legislators in the Assembly reviewed the growing amount of state debt and advanced a bill calling for closer monitoring of long-term borrowing.

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