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Edgar Rivera Colón on Free Needle Exchange

Edgar Rivera Colón, Asst. Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at Saint Peter’s University, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the opioid crisis in America.

 Colón feels that free needle exchange is not promoting the use of drugs for those who otherwise might not be engaging in them. “People are already doing it,” he says. “There is a spectrum of behavior, and what we have to do is edge people towards a cleaner and easier way of living.”

This easier way of living means no drugs, no steps and no mediation. “What we’ve learned in the HIV crisis is that harm reduction is one tool we can use, and we should implement it on a national level.”

To learn more about Saint Peter’s University, click here.

#HipNJ’s Best Of 2017

What a year it has been for #HipNJ! Let’s take a strip down memory lane as we look back at our Instagram Best 9

Each of the photos seen above bring back 2017 memories. This year has been full of excitement, and these are just a few examples of the experiences and moments we will cherish.

 

A stormy #HipNJ Saturday gave way to a flawless, fall-like evening. 🌙

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This photo, taken at Liberty State Park, serves as a reminder that New Jersey is a beautiful state. It offers scenic views and tranquility, whether it be July or October. 

This was a #HipNJ moment to remember! Our own Lisa Marie Latino and Maria Falzo were featured on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. The duo discussed their inspiration for the site. Check out the segment here.

This is a photo from  Komen’s Race for the Cure! Komen North Jersey put on this inspiring event, featuring survivors, fighters, supporters, volunteers and friends. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful cause, and #HipNJ was proud to be there.

This is a snap from CareOne’s 200 Wishes fundraiser at the Prudential Center. CareOne and Make-A-Wish turned the Prudential Center into a life-size Candy Land for a day full of family fun.

Newark welcomed  Ono Grinds Poké to the neighborhood, one of the many reasons this is a #HipNJ city to watch in 2018. Newark is experiencing an influx of hip spots, and this Hawaiian-inspired poké bowl shop is no exception.

Garden State fashion expert Dawn Del Russo stopped by the #HipNJ studio to model three looks. She was one of the many notable guests that made their way to our studio this year, including Danielle Forte of 828 Clothing and Vic DiBitetto.

The W. Cary Edwards Education Foundation‘s  annual Touchdown on Education was at MetLife Stadium. The day of family fun and football raised $100,000.

Boo! This was a very #HipHalloween, as we featured Halloween experts from around the Garden State. For this picture, our very own Kelly was turned into a creepy clown thanks to Dena Ziemba.

Last but not least, we shared this quote about giving. #HipNJ Cares is a huge part of what we do, as we work with various charities to support some phenomenal causes. For example, this year we partnered with The Connie Dwyer Breast CenterTrinitas Regional Medical Center, CareOne and more.

This was quite a year, and we cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. 

Abi Varghese on Brown Nation

Abi Varghese, writer and director of Brown Nation on Netflix, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how his show is exploring Indian American culture through comedy.

In Brown Nation, Varghese attempts to combat misconceptions about Indian-Americans, exploring the varying cultures throughout the country.

Brown Nation tells the story of an Indian American man living with his artistic wife and contentious father-in-law struggling to handle his household and a foundering IT company.

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