Grand Jury Indicts Clementon Drug Dealer Whose Customer Fatally Overdosed
Youth Turkey Hunt Saturday, April 20

NJ NEWS COMMONS: WHY THE MUELLER REPORT MENTIONS NJ

 

Brent Johnson's roundup of the "Jersey moments" in the 448-page Mueller report is a casting call for the surreal docusoap series that is our politics right now. Some characters — former Gov. Chris Christie, Livingston-reared Jared Kushner, Atlantic City native Don McGahn — feature loudly. (NJ.com)

BARAKA SIDES WITH MURPHY: NEW YOUTH REHAB CENTER

Just days ago Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said no way — "not happening" — to the proposal to build a new youth prison in Newark. "New Jersey's current youth incarceration system is a waste of precious taxpayer dollars, funneling millions each year into largely empty youth prisons," the mayor said on Monday. Yesterday, though, he released a joint statement supporting Gov. Phil Murphy's plan, despite pushback from advocates (read letter here). (TAPinto Newark)

GOP BOSS GEORGE GILMORE TO RESIGN FROM PUBLIC JOBS

On Wednesday, Ocean County Republican leader George R. Gilmore was found guilty of three federal tax evasion charges. Last night, his attorney said he intends to resign from all of his powerbroker-y jobs — which will probably make state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's job easier. A spokeswoman for Grewal confirmed he "will be pursuing the forfeiture of all public positions held by Mr. Gilmore.” And check out the "How we got here" box at the bottom of Jean Mikle and Erik Larsen's story — it's a doozy. (Asbury Park Press)

NJ APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL $300M NUCLEAR BAILOUT

Yesterday, in what the New Jersey Sierra Club's director called "the biggest sellout of the ratepayers and the environment in state history," the state Board of Public Utilities approved a plan to subsidize three nuclear plants run by PSEG. Though board staff members found the private corporation's plants to be "financially viable," as ProPublica's Talia Buford reports, the regulators voted 4-1 give it $300 million per year. The move will cost $35 to $45 a year for most household customers, and an average of $570,000 for large businesses. Other states have awarded millions of dollars in similar subsidies. (NorthJersey.com)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Policing & Public Safety
  • Immigration advocates grill Bergen County on ICE contract (The Record)
  • Immigrant detainee says he was X-rayed for contraband (WNYC News)
  • South Orange firefighters: why didn't you speak to us? (TAPinto SOMA)
  • Former Millville police captain sues chief, city (Press of Atlantic City)
Politics
  • What the Mueller report says about Trump and Chris Christie (NJ.com)
  • Christie: Trump's request to call Comey 'nonsensical' (Asbury Park Press)
  • Booker, Harris miss most votes of 2020 senators (AP/NJ Spotlight)
  • Councilman Luis Velez arrested during council meeting (Paterson Press)
Race & Ethnicity
  • A wrestler was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match. His town is still looking for answers. (Boston.com)
Transportation

 

published gloucestercitynews.net | April 19, 2019

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