The following policy memorandum seeks to encourage local, state, and federal lawmakers in New Jersey to implement legislative changes to the current medical practice surrounding the prescription of opioid medications. The memorandum has been generated due to New Jersey’s increase in heroin overdose deaths despite the wide distribution and use of Narcan, the opioid overdose… Read More New Jersey’s Heroin Crisis: Is Narcan Helping?
The July 27th town council meeting in Cherry Hill was heavily focused on the township’s ability to handle dangerous properties. Several public comments were offered in regards to Ordinance 2016-9, which seeks to provide the township with a procedure to repair, close, or demolish buildings that pose danger to human life, and more easily recover… Read More Cherry Hill’s Foreclosure Problems
Dear Mr. Senator, Mrs. Assemblywoman, and Mr. Assemblyman, I write to you all, as my New Jersey State Representatives of the 6th Legislative District, to ask for further action in our region’s fight against heroin addiction. I do realize that much has already been done in order to combat the sale and use of the… Read More A Letter To My Legislators About Heroin
I do realize that we won’t be electing a new president today. I do realize that New Jersey won’t be electing a new governor today either. And I do realize that nobody seems to really care about today’s election. Here is why I need my fellow 20-somethings to start caring about New Jersey’s local governments and their… Read More Brian K. Everett Wants You To Vote Today, For Anybody, Please?!
I bussed tables and I waited tables for not-so-busy restaurants. I had a lot of time to read the labor rights poster in the back of the restaurant, and one thing about my pay always caught my eye, yet I never acted on it. But you sure can! If you work in a New Jersey restaurant,… Read More A Tip For Tipped Employees in NJ
And it still does. The most recent Facebook Hoax scared the hell out of me. Not because I actually thought that Facebook was about to use my profile’s information in order to make a profit without my consent. Not because I thought Facebook was going to cost money to use. And most importantly, the hoax… Read More The Facebook Hoax Scared The Hell Out Of Me
A Facebook video has gone viral in the Camden community. The video, shared to the internet by NJ Communities United, announces that Camden parents will hold a city-wide “speak out” on September 22nd at 10am, at 122 North Broad Street. Within 2 hours, the video has received more than 700 views. The parents demand full local… Read More Camden Parents Want Full Control
*The English translation of this open letter to Pope Francis is available beneath the Spanish* Querido Padre, Es imprescindible que yo te escribo ahora antes de su llegada a Filadelfia. Yo se que la ciudad de amor fraternal será el centro de toda la atención durante tu visita a los Estados Unidos, pero yo necesito avisarte… Read More Una carta abierta al Santo Papa Francisco antes de su llegada en Filadelfia – An Open Letter to Pope Francis Before His Arrival in Philadelphia
In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, whether you are a young college-hopeful or not, New Jersey has shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to corporations. The idea behind these deals has been to coerce a corporation like Subaru of America to relocate their offices from one part of New Jersey to another.… Read More NJ Corporate Welfare in Tuition Dollars
Over the past two days, I’ve witnessed an influx in link sharing across my social media accounts in regards to a new White House initiative regarding heroin. Some have come from members of Congress, others from residents in the region. According to these sources, the White House has recently identified Camden, Philadelphia, and New Castle… Read More With Heroin, Narcan is Not Enough