The Trump administration has proposed a $107 million cut to recovery aid for Superstorm Sandy, but Sen. Bob Menendez says he’ll fight it, WHYY reports. The proposed cut is part of the $15 billion recission budget, which is a request to cancel certain appropriations. A Trump administration official said the Sandy money had not been used. Menendez says it should be invested in improved resiliency.
MURPHY APPROVES FINANCIAL AID FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that makes college students who are undocumented immigrants eligible for financial aid, NJ.com writes. The financial aid could be available as soon as this fall. Students must apply to legalize their immigration status before they can receive the aid.
LEGISLATION WOULD MAKE BREASTFEEDING EASIER AT AIRPORTS
Four Democratic Assemblywomen have proposed legislation that would require airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to provide private places inside the secure areas of terminals for nursing mothers to breastfeed or pump their milk, NJ Spotlight reports. The lactation facilities would need to be separate from restrooms. The legislation is scheduled to be reviewed today by the Assembly Women and Children Committee.
NJ SCHOOLS AMONG MOST SEGREGATED IN U.S., REPORT SAYS
A new report says that 1 in 4 New Jersey students attends a very segregated school, New Jersey 101.5 says. Paul Tractenberg, the president of the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education, says that even though the state has a highly diverse population, schools in urban districts have enrollments that are almost all black and Latino. The public school enrollment in the state is about 45 percent white, 27.5 Latino, 15 percent black and 10 percent Asian.
CIRCUS DRIVE-IN, A SHORE MAINSTAY, IS DEMOLISHED
For motorists heading to the Jersey Shore, a stop at the Circus Drive-In on Route 35 in Wall will be only a memory, the Asbury Park Press reports. The drive-through diner with the smiling-clown sign was demolished Wednesday. It was founded by Richard and Barbara Friedel in 1954 but its fate seemed to be sealed when its most recent owners put the diner on the market in 2016.