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Bucket Brigade founder Cassandra Vitale was able to help hundreds of storm victims, but, in the end, she was unable to help herself.

In the bleak realm of obituaries, there is one category of death that remains taboo even in a social media-obsessed, overly candid world. It is typically cloaked in euphemism: He died suddenly. She died unexpectedly. He died at home.

Anthony “Nygee” Stevenson dealt soul food and heroin, authorities say. Now he’s going to prison.

A surfboat used for competition was donated to the Ship Bottom Beach Patrol carrying a logo that its donors hope might help someone in need of relief from addiction.

A Monmouth County grand jury handed up an eight-count indictment Monday charging a suspended Middletown physician and his assistants with operating a prescription drug ring, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Alicia Cook, 29, of Toms River is a writer and the associate director of admissions for St. Peter’s University in Jersey City who has submitted columns for APP’s “Relationship Series.” Today, she shares a very personal letter to her cousin who died from a drug overdose more than eight years ago.

A South Toms River man is being held on heroin distribution charges after Toms River police stopped the car he was driving and found more than 1,300 wax folds of heroin, police said.

To assist police departments as they combat the heroin epidemic, three health care systems that run nine hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties have agreed to pay for a drug that reverses heroin overdoses.

City of Angels, Inc. is a Hamilton Township-based non-profit organization that could make a difference in the life or lives of any individual or family dealing with the disease of addiction.

Surveillance tactics led officers to 400 wax folds of heroin in a 2010 Honda Accord driven by an alleged drug distributor earlier this month, police said.

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