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NJ News Media: UP TO 86 PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO MEASLES

 

Officials at Ocean County's Health Department say up to 86 people may have been exposed to the measles at an undisclosed private event. The department is contacting every attendee. At last count, there are 18 confirmed cases of measles and 6 cases under investigation in Ocean County. (Associated Press)

MURPHY OFFICIALS UNDO SEPTIC TANK RULE IN HIGHLANDS

The Department of Environmental Protection has reversed a septic tank density rule Gov. Chris Christie enacted for the Highlands, a 860,000 square-foot protected area in Central and North Jersey. The DEP says the move protects the source of drinking water for about half of the state's residents. (NJ Spotlight)

STATE MIGHT DOUBLE FUNDING FOR SECURITY IN SCHOOLS

A bill (A-4597) working its way through the legislature would double the amount of money the state gives to private and parochial schools to strengthen security. The measure would cost $11.3 million. The non-public schools' expenses would need approval from officials at the local public schools. (NorthJersey.com)

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN NURSES CLOSE TO ENDING DISPUTE

Union officials say nurses from Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract. If it holds, the agreement would end a dispute with parent company Hackensack Meridian, which threatened to decertify the nurses union at Southern Ocean. The date for the final vote is Dec. 13. (Asbury Park Press)

AFTER FBI RAID, ATLANTIC CITY MAYOR'S FUTURE UNCERTAIN

Last week, FBI agents raided the home of first-term Atlantic City mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. Before the raid, Gilliam and councilman-at-large Jeffree Fauntleroy II were facing potential charges for a Nov. 11 incident outside a nightclub; their court date is Dec. 11. It's likely that Gilliam's “political future is gone," said former gubernatorial press secretary Carl Golden. (Press of Atlantic City)

 

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