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152 BEARS KILLED — MURPHY HAS YET TO CANCEL HUNT

The state's still-controversial black bear hunt has already led to the deaths of 152 bears, a tally shows. That's higher than last year's number at this time in 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69the hunt (140 bears). "Governor Murphy has the authority to stop the hunt and other governors have done it, but Murphy has chosen not to," NJ Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel said. "Why isn’t he putting together a non-lethal bear management plan instead of letting another hunt go forward?" (The Record)

TAPINTO SUES TOWNSHIP OVER FREEHOLDER DUI SECRECY

"We broke this story and the coverup is obvious. So we keep digging," TAPinto editor Curtis Leeds says. This article reports on a new lawsuit the publication has filed against Raritan Township. At issue are police records filed in a DUIgiven to Hunterdon County Freeholder John Lanza. The police also found $12,500 in cash in Lanza’s SUV's that night. (TAPinto Flemington/Raritan)

AG ANNOUNCES OPIOID RESPONSE TEAM FOR PATERSON

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced yesterday that the state will give the city of Paterson a $150,000 grant to launch an opioid response program. The goal is to reach people in crisis as quickly as possible after an overdose in order to intervene with a treatment plan. The program envisions an on-call team: a police officer, an ER tech, and a caseworker. (Paterson Press)

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER REACHES FUNDING MILESTONE

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center's "All Together Now" fundraising campaign has reached $100 million — and the institution has three years left to meet its $175 million goal. The project will provide arts education and various developments in downtown Newark, as well as health-focused programs that merge the arts with mindfulness, nutrition, therapy, and more. (TAPinto Newark)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • New rules on workers affected by domestic violence (NJ Spotlight)
  • Coalition pushes for fairness in work schedules (NJTV News)
  • NJ Transit graduates new class of much-needed engineers (The Record)
  • Officials: minimum wage is on track to reach $11 in 2020 (NJ Spotlight)
  • Sen. Weinberg discusses NDAs, elections, priorities (NJTV News)
  • Dems outraise Republicans before Assembly race (Press of Atlantic City)
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