16 Alleged Child Predators Arrested by State's AG's Office and Bergen County Prosecutor
William Clark, of Gloucester City Charged with Possession of Child Porn

52 BOY SCOUT LEADERS IN NJ ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE

 

At a presser in Newark yesterday, an attorney released the names of 52 former Boy Scout leaders from New Jersey and 130 former leaders from New York who Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 15.20.47appeared on the Boy Scouts' "Ineligible Volunteer Files," a list of over 7,800 leaders accused of sexually abusing boys. News outlets covered this differently: Melanie Burney's report does not list their names, Tom Davis's storyfor Patch lists the 21 names of those who were "formally accused by law enforcement of sexual abuse," and NJ Advance Media's report lists all of the names, noting that they come from publicly available lawsuits and court records. (Philly.com)

CEO OF SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SDA) RESIGNS

Lizette Delgado-Polanco is out as CEO of the Schools Development Authority, InsiderNJ revealed yesterday. She submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Phil Murphy, and Friday will be her last day there. The beleaguered agency has been all topsy-turvy for months now: since details of its dramatic restructuring emerged, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal began investigating its hiring practices, Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney called for the SDA to be shut down and for its CEO to resign, and an internal audit was launched. And let's not forget: this is the agency that hired not one but two employees accused of sexual misconduct; the former was the agency's chief of staff. (NorthJersey.com)

MURPHY KEEPS CONTROVERSIAL ATLANTIC CITY TAKEOVER

Yesterday, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver said the Murphy administration will continue the state's oversight of Atlantic City for the full term implemented by former Gov. Chris Christie, even though Murphy campaigned against doing just that. The governor has adjusted his approach over time, speaking of the relationship as a "partnership" and installing a new special counsel for Atlantic City, Jim Johnson. "We anticipate that the statute will run for a five-year period,” Oliver said. A report released in September supported the decision. (NJ.com)

LISTERIA OUTBREAK LINKED TO DELI MEATS IMPACTS NJ

Eight people have been hospitalized and one person has died from a new listeria outbreak that has spread across four states: Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The bacterial disease is linked to deli meats and cheeses, but no suppliers have been identified yet, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not yet taken the step of recommending that consumers avoid the products. Pregnant women are particularly at risk: they are more likely to become infected, and the bacteria poses significant harm to a fetus. Here's what you can do to prevent infection. (Gloucester Township Patch)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Education
  • Edison school district says it’ll sue to stop ‘overcrowding crisis’ (NJ.com)
  • Newark wants to strengthen pipelines to college (TAPinto Newark)
  • Rutgers handed out $5.5 million in ‘incentive’ bonuses last year (NJ.com)
  • Jersey City BOE president must go, embattled superintendent says in petition (Jersey Journal)
Health
  • Roundtable: how Title X will impact local healthcare (TAPinto Camden)
  • Shereef Elnahal a candidate to run beleaguered state hospital (NJ.com)
  • Measles exposure at Monmouth County restaurant (Manalapan Patch)
Policing & Public Safety
  • Prosecutor takes over Elizabeth police internal investigations (NJ.com)
  • Murphy: Gun violence research at Rutgers will shape policy (NJTV News)
  • Two Trenton cops arrested, charged with excessive force and falsifying reports in federal indictments (NJ.com)
Politics
  • Schools Development Authority CEO resignation letter (NorthJersey.com)
  • GOP's George Gilmore resigns from Election Board (Asbury Park Press)
  • Defiant Christie appointees pose test for Murphy as he seeks change in NJ tax break fight (NorthJersey.com)

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