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MURPHY VOICES OPPOSITION AGAINST POWER PLANT

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During his radio show yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy said that he was (finally) ready to share his opinion on the controversial Meadowlands power plant project, which has somehow succeeded in bonding environmentalists with former Gov. Chris Christie — at least briefly. In June, the developer for the North Bergen Liberty Generating station pulled its own application from the Department of Environmental Protection, where it was under review. "I've deferred on this long enough," Murphy said. "I have to say definitively, this project simply doesn't make sense for New Jersey." (NorthJersey.com / NJ.com)

POLICE IMPOUNDED CARS TO RAISE REVENUE, SUIT SAYS

A whistleblower lawsuit filed on Monday alleges that police department administrators in Lawrence told officers to impound cars "without discretion" in order to meet a quota and make money for the township. The complex scheme would generate almost $475 per vehicle in fees and towing costs, even if the driver wasn't found guilty of the offense they were ticketed for. (NJ.com)

NEW PANEL TO OVERSEE OYSTER BAY DECOMMISSIONING

A new safety advisory panel will meet twice a year to manage the long-term decommissioning work at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Gov. Phil Murphy announced yesterday. Catherine McCabe, the commissioner of the state's Department of Environmental Protection, launched the panel in July to keep Holtec International's safety controls and processes in check. (WHYY)

RETIRED POLICE CHIEF LIED TO FBI, HATE-CRIME TRIAL FINDS

A man who previously served as a police chief in Bordentown Township lied to the FBI, a jury found yesterday. The trial underway is investigating whether former Chief Frank Nucera Jr. committed a federal hate crime — he allegedly used racial slurs and "intense racial animus" to violate the civil rights of a Black teen during an arrest at a hotel on Route 206. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Interactive map: poverty in New Jersey in 2018 by county (NJ Spotlight)
  • Offshore storm will generate ‘significant’ beach erosion in NJ (WHYY)
  • Paterson looking for experts to audit Police Department (Paterson Press)
  • Controversial solar funding plan could cause disruption (NJ Spotlight)
  • Teacher kneeling during pledge gets reassigned (Vineland Daily Journal)
  • So why does New Jersey hold elections in off-years, again? (WHYY)

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