Obituary: Joseph E. Holmes, Sr. age 40 of Brooklawn
Obituary: Charles H. Sheets, Jr., age 70, of Gloucester City 

NJ News Commons: SHARP DIVIDE ON ABORTION AND SCHOOLS IN NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR RACE


The two frontrunners in the race to become the next governor of New Jersey disagree on many issues, including school funding and women's health issues. WNYC and NJ Spotlight have teamed up to create an interactive voter guide to help you understand where each of the major candidates stand on various issues at stake in this year's election.

THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER IN NJ AS UTILITY CREWS WORK TO RESTORE SERVICE


Thousands of homes and businesses across the state were without power this morning as the wind and rain that slammed New Jersey starting Sunday continued to knock down utility lines. NJ.com says more than 20,000 were without power before dawn, but those numbers are dropping. Wind advisories will remain in effect in most of the state until at least noon today.

CHRISTIE DEFENDS PRESIDENT'S OPIOID CRISIS DECLARATION
Despite continued criticism from the substance abuse treatment community, Gov. Chris Christie is defending President Trump's decision to declare the opioid crisis a temporary public health emergency instead of declaring it a national emergency. NJTV says the public health emergency declaration does not come with any extra federal funding, but Christie says funding will come from Congress. 

MOST NJ REPUBLICANS IN HOUSE OPPOSE THEIR PARTY'S BUDGET OVER THREAT TO TAX BREAK
Every member of the New Jersey delegation – except Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen –  voted against the adoption of the Senate-passed Republican budget plan last week. The Record says the opposition from New Jersey delegates was driven largely by an effort to protect the deduction for state and local taxes, often referred to as SALT. 

SURGE IN NJ, NY PORT TRAFFIC BOOSTS JOBS BY 20 PERCENT IN 2 YEARS
The amount of containers traveling through the Port of New York and New Jersey grew by 24 percent from 2014 to 2016, and job growth at the ports grew by a comparable rate. NJ.com says a new bi-annual report released this week found the growth led to increases in personal and business incomes, which boosted local and state tax revenues.
 

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