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NJ NEWS COMMONS: LYNDHURST SCHOOLS $4.5 MILLION IN DEBT

 

The Lyndhurst school district has a $4.5 million deficit — and once it accepts a loan, it's going to have to pay back the state over the next ten years. An independent auditor revealed the extent of the damage at a Board of Education meeting on Monday (e.g. a lack of purchase orders). (The Record)

TOMS RIVER ELKS TREASURER ADMITS TO STEALING $119K

Toms River Elks is the victim of a $119,000 theft by one of its own: its former treasurer, Christine Wilbert. On Friday, she pleaded guilty to second-degree theft. A similar check-writing scheme happened in Princeton: in 2015, Thomas Muza was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing $240,000 from Triangle Club. He was the theater group's accountant. (Asbury Park Press)

PANEL OKAYS $155 MILLION PRESERVATION SPENDING BILL

The state Senate Environment and Energy Committee has approved a measure (S-2920) outlining the allocation of about $155 million for preservation projects among local governments and nonprofits statewide. It's a smaller pie compared to previous years, when up to $200 million was spent. (NJ Spotlight)

CAMDEN NONPROFITS: THERE'S $1 MILLION UP FOR GRABS

A few soon-to-be-neighbors on the Camden waterfront — Conner Strong & Buckelew, the Michaels Foundation, and NFI, Inc. — are partnering with the Cooper Foundation to begin a $1 million grant program open to non-profits in Camden. The awards, which will support projects in the fall, are $200,000 per year, for five years. More details will be posted here in April. (TAPinto Camden)

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