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NJ GAVE $3.8M TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS LAST YEAR

Last year, the state began making financial aid available to undocumented students. The numbers are in: $3.8 million helped 739 students over the 2018-19 school year. $3.5 million was provided via the state's Tuition Aid Grant 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69program, and about a third of it ($1.3 million) helped Rutgers' students. The state Legislature had estimated more conservative figures, stating it would cost $5 million to fund approximately 600 undocumented students. (The Record)

RED CROSS SAYS NJ REGION FACES A BLOOD SHORTAGE

There's a regional blood shortage, and the summer break isn't to blame. A spokesperson for our state's American Red Cross region — which also covers Pennsylvania and Delaware — says the supply has been dwindling since November. The region's hospitals need 700 pints of blood a day. (NJTV News)

MURPHY: NJ TRANSIT REPORTS WILL BE OPEN TO PUBLIC

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that will make one state agency a bit more transparent. Beginning in November, NJ Transit will release monthly performance data about its fleet online, like how many trains arrive on time, and how many trains were cancelled. (Planet Princeton / The Record)

NJ REPORTER FILES SUIT OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT AT EVENT

The Society of Professional Journalists has released a statement about an incident involving CNN journalist April Ryan's bodyguard and New Brunswick Today editor Charlie Kratovil. Kratovil filed charges against the bodyguard for forcibly removing him from an education summit event on August 3. New Brunswick Today is one of our partners — check out Kratovil's write-up of what happened here, and the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker report here. (NJ.com)

 

🙈 We're keeping an eye on—

  • NJ appeals order stalling state's new aid-in-dying law (Asbury Park Press)
  • Will NJ foot bill for former federal Planned Parenthood funds? (NJ.com)
  • Apply for free community college by Sept. 15 (TAPinto Camden)
  • ‘Gag rule’ in state sexual harassment cases could be scrapped (NJ.com)
  • Residents demand 'justice' on failed supermarkets (TAPinto Camden)

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