May 27, 2015
Northern New Jersey has received less than half of the normal amount of rainfall over the last two months, which could soon lead to minor drought conditions. The Record says reservoir levels are currently below normal, but water utilities in Bergen and Passaic counties have yet to call for conservation efforts.
US ATTORNEY WANTS TO KEEP 1.5M PAGES OF GWB DISCOVERY FROM PUBLIC
US Attorney Paul Fishman filed a request last week calling for a protective order that would keep roughly a million and a half pages of discovery material in the George Washington Bridge case from being disclosed to the public, reports NJTV. Fishman says he wants to protect the privacy of third parties, but others say the move is ridiculous and unprecedented.
PIPELINES AND FRACKING ARE RADICALLY ALTERING THE LANDSCAPE OF NJ'S NEIGHBORS
NJ Spotlight and WHYY public radio in Philadelphia are teaming up to tell the story of the upheaval occurring across New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to the discovery of massive natural gas reserves beneath the Marcellus Shale. The story is the first in a series that will follow the gas – and the effects that its production has on the surrounding areas – as it makes its way through thousands of miles of new interstate pipelines and into the homes of New Jerseyans and Pennsylvanians across the region.
A CASINO IN THE MEADOWLANDS?
Top officials at Hard Rock International and Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment will unveil the details next week for a proposed casino in the Meaddowlands. NJ.com says the developers claim the project could generate more than $400 million in annual revenue, some of which would help fund projects like the rebuilding of Atlantic City.
ICYMI: A FOND FAREWELL TO JOHN NASH
We forgot to mention yesterday the death of famed mathemetician and the father of game theory, John Nash. Nash and his wife died in a car accident on the NJ Turnpike when their cab struck a guard rail and ejected them from the vehicle. Nash and his wife were not wearing their seatbelts. FiverThirtyEight explains Why John Nash Mattered, and The Cointelegraph takes a closer look at Nash's contributions to the creation of the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.
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