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NY: MEASLES TRIGGERS RARE PUBLIC HEALTH TRAVEL BAN

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This month, state health officials twice alerted the public of possible measles exposure at Newark Airport. 12 of the 14 reported cases in New Jersey are in Ocean County, where there is a culture of aversion to (or denial of) vaccinations in Orthodox Jewish communities. On Sunday, New York officials confirmed that they worked with federal authorities in order to prevent two people who were exposed to the measles from flying. Eight people across five states voluntarily canceled their travel plans — if they had pushed back, they would have been placed on a federal no-fly list, the Washington Post reported. (The Record)

FEDS ORDER NJ TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX ED DISPUTES

This month, the federal Department of Education ordered New Jersey to quickly become compliant with the 45-day rule: that is, to devise a plan to efficiently process special education legal disputes. The state has until August to meet the new deadline. The Murphy administration says it has been working on one plan that would employ independent hearing officers to adjudicate cases, and another that would move proposed legislation to install more judges. (NJ Spotlight)

MAYOR: STREAM RULE TO FORCE TOWNS 'OUT OF BUSINESS'

Here's an update on how Raritan and Flemington are managing potential effects of the state's proposed stream protection rule — TAPinto editor Curtis Leeds has been following this story. The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting comments until June 4, though Freeholders voted to ask the state to extend the deadline by 30 days. (TAPinto Raritan/Flemington)

FIVE DEATHS IN UNION COUNTY: LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE

In Union County, a cluster of pneumonia-like Legionnaires' disease has already affected 22 people who have visited or live in the county, state health officials said. They fell ill sometime between March 8 and May 13. Five deaths — older adults with compromised immune systems — have been reported. (Patch)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Economy
  • Some scholarships are taxed at 37 percent. Lawmaker has a fix for what he calls a ‘sloppy mistake’ in Trump’s tax law. (NJ.com)
  • The five budget issues governor, lawmakers must resolve (NJ Spotlight)
Health
  • Increase in HIV cases among Camden County drug users (Patch)
  • Measles exposure made Newark Terminal B a hot zone (NJTV News)
  • New beaches and boardwalks this year: no smoking (Patch)
Policing & Public Safety Working in Jersey
  • Opinion: Working toward bridging the employment gap (TAPinto Camden)
 

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