Elizabeth M. Sturgis of Westville; Longtime Nurse, Gateway High School Alumnus
Camden County GOP Candidates Respond To Lampitt And So-Called South Jersey ‘Leaders’

OPPONENTS OF LEGAL MARIJUANA MAKE ONE LAST PUSH  

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Legislature soon, opponents are making one last effort to stop the change, The Record reports. The opponents' strategy is to promote decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana instead of full legalization. Decriminalization has support from some lawmakers, but Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin back full legalization.

ICE DETAINEES PREFER HUDSON COUNTY JAIL

Although the Hudson County jail in Kearny has been the site of protests because of its use in detaining immigrants, people who have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement say they prefer the facility over others in Essex and Bergen counties, The Jersey Journal writes. The detainees, who are kept apart from the jail's general population, said the Hudson County jail provides them better ways to communicate with their families than facilities in other counties.

9 OF NJ'S' 10 HOTTEST SUMMERS FELL IN LAST 20 YEARS

The New Jersey state climatologist says the state is seeing climate change at work with stifling heat in the summer becoming the norm in recent times, the Asbury Park Press reports. Nine of the state's 10 hottest summers have occurred since 1999, the climatologist says. This past summer will go into the record books as the fifth hottest since 1895.

BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF RESIGNS OVER RACIST REMARKS

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned Friday, a day after WNYC made public a recording in which the sheriff is heard making racist comments about black people and Sikhs. Saudino, a Democrat, had initially issued an apology and said that he would not step down. But as pressure grew, he and his four deputies resigned.

CHALLENGE FOR SUBURBS: 'ADAPT IN ORDER TO SURVIVE'

U.S. Census data show that Hunterdon, Monmouth, Sussex and Warren counties had population decreases between 2010 and 2017, NJ Spotlight reports. Experts cite local planning practices that fail to accommodate the preferences and needs of millennials and aging baby boomers. Both groups want to live in vibrant places where they can walk to restaurants and recreation. But in suburbs filled with McMansions everything is a car ride away.

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