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ATLANTIC COUNTY PULLS ICE RESOLUTION AFTER PROTEST

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Atlantic County's freeholders decided to remove a resolution from today's agenda at the request of the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County, whose advocacy chair said the document was "very confusing" for laypeople. It called for “continued collaborative efforts” with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but County Executive Dennis Levinson noted the document does fall in line with state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's Trust Directive. In fact, Levinson believed "the intent of the resolution was to reassure the Hispanic community," reporter Michelle B. Post writes. (Press of Atlantic City)

EPA TARGETS BERGEN, PASSAIC COUNTIES: RIVER CLEANUP

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering a plan to clean up "hot spots" along nine miles of the heavily industrially polluted Passaic River — and it's already proven to be controversial. The proposal would only partially excavate the polluted sediment. The other part would remain under a barrier. The original cost was estimated to be $1.4 billion in 2016. (The Record)

DATA REVEALS COPS' SALARIES WHO WORK ALONG SHORE

Disha Raychaudhuri's dive into statewide salary data for police officers reveals a few unexpected things. First, the median salary is over six figures: $102,174. And the police chief of Seaside Heights, a town of about 4,000 people, has the highest salary of all of the Shore towns: at $249,502, it's over double the state median. You can search salaries in other Shore towns with this tool. (NJ.com)

MENENDEZ CALLS FOR ACTION: BEACH UMBRELLA SAFETY

At a presser at the beach in Manasquan yesterday, Sen. Bob Menendez called airborne umbrellas "a real public health hazard." Last year, for example, a British tourist was impaled in Seaside Heights. Nationwide, about 300 people are sent to the emergency room for beach umbrella-related injuries every year — and though that's a very small number, Menendez is calling for more robust consumer protections and a public education awareness campaign. (WHYY)

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