Enforcement Action Taken Against Owner of Unlawful Solid Waste Dump in Sussex County
North Philadelphia Religious Leader Sentenced to Prison For Tax Fraud

NJ NEWS COMMONS: NON-NJ NURSES HERE, NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK?

 

On Thursday, the New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would allow licensed nurses in this state to legally practice in 29 other states (map), and vice versa. It's called the enhanced multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. The New Jersey Business and Industry Association supports the idea, but nursing unions and associations are concerned the arrangement would compromise quality of care(e.g. some states don't require a criminal background check). The bill is now ready to be considered in a final vote by the Assembly. If passed and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, the program would take effect immediately. (NJ Spotlight)

'TRENTON POLITICS' MAY COST 160 AIDES THEIR JOBS

On Tuesday, a wave of parents in Old Bridge Township showed up to a Board of Education meeting to protest the public school district's (tentative) proposal to replace its 160 teachers' aides (paraprofessionals) who support children with special needs with private subcontractors. "Budget cuts shouldn’t rest on the most fragile students," a parent said. “We’re fighting every day to fix problems we’ve inherited from Trenton politics,” the Superintendent said. (NJ.com)

HOBOKEN TO HOLD OPEN MEETING ON NORTH END REHAB

On March 5, the city of Hoboken will hold a public meeting to gather feedback about its project proposal for the Hoboken North End Redevelopment Plan. The city claims the project will strengthen its local economy. (Jersey Journal)

CAMDEN HEALTHCARE'S PROJECT H.O.P.E. RECEIVES $1.8M

On Thursday, Rep. Donald Norcross announced that Project H.O.P.E (Camden Healthcare for the Homeless) has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Center Program, which helps organizations expand health care services, with a focus on addiction. “[C]ommunity health centers play an important role in ensuring there’s access for all," Norcross said in a statement. (TAPinto Camden)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Cannabis
  • No legal weed sales until January at earliest (Asbury Park Press)
  • Will you be able to buy legal weed in NJ with a credit card? (NJ.com)
LGBTQ
  • This group wants to overturn NJ ban on gay conversion therapy (NJ.com)
Gov. Phil Murphy vs. Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney
  • Sweeney: Governor has three weeks to reach terms on homeless aid (NJ Spotlight)
  • Showdown averted: Murphy and top Senate Democrats seek compromise, avoid veto vote (NJ.com)
Jameek Lowery + Paterson NJ Transit PARCC
  • NJ Senate passes graduation testing bill (The Record)
  • Advocates perturbed as lawmakers pursue legislation (NJ Spotlight)
Public Health Sen. Cory Booker
  • These Jersey Dems just announced they are backing Booker (NJ.com)
  • Booker gets blue wave of support for presidential bid (Montclair Patch)
  • Chicago PD faults Booker, others for spreading Smollett ‘hoax (NJ 101.5
  • A complete timeline of the Jussie Smollett case (New York/The Cut)
  • Dems embrace race-conscious policies, reparations (New York Times)
Water Safety
  • Chemours shipped PFAS substitute to South Jersey plant (NJ Spotlight)
 

😜 Not everything is terrible...

🎳 Morris Co. sheriff's officer bowls perfect 300 game (Parsippany Patch)
🦅 Hollywood hawk hangs out in Hawthorne (TAPinto Hawthorne)
🎓 Student gets $25K; hopes to help low-income kids (Asbury Park Press)
🍴 9-year-old to compete on FOX’s "MasterChef Junior" (TAPinto Livingston)
🐾 Prosecutors office present award to animal rescuer (TAPinto Elizabeth)
 

Comments