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NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ MAP SHOWS WHERE LEAD PIPES CARRY DRINKING WATER

This is one map to memorize. Using the latest available data about lead service lines — the Associated Press recently reported there's at least 160,000 across the state, though other estimates peg that number at 350,000 — the 'smart growth' group New Jersey Future has created this powerful map. (NJ.com)

ICE DETAINEES: CAPE MAY COUNTY MOUNTS LEGAL CASE

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal recently announced that any law enforcement agencies who participate in 287 (g) programs, which trains corrections officers to determine the immigration status of jail inmates and then "flag" them for federal action, must close their cooperative contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement within seven days. This revised directive effectively only applies to Monmouth County and Cape May County. Cape May Freeholders have enlisted the help of a Vineland-based attorney to challenge Grewal's directive. (The Record)

EDA IS STILL REVIEWING TAX BREAKS FOR 130 COMPANIES

The line to secure funding from the state Economic Development Authority's is a bit longer than before — and the wait is more difficult too, thanks to a "much more rigorous approval process than in years past," Katherine Landerganwrites. In total, about $500 million in tax incentives are in limbo. (Politico)

SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH ISSUES LINKED TO SOCIAL ISOLATION

A new study released by Rutgers University's Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs focuses on the potential health effects of social isolation. Instead of surveying seniors — as is fairly common in this type of research — the team focused on millennials in South Jersey, who were reportedly 50 percent more likely to admit that they feel alone than older generations were. (NJ Spotlight)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Chris Christie, Phil Murphy are really going at each other now (NJ.com)
  • Lawmakers want $100 million to replace lead lines in schools (WHYY)
  • NJ takes state refugee resettlement over from feds (Associated Press)
  • Why the Trump tax plan makes FAFSA harder for some families (NJ.com)
  • Federal fraud charges for GoFundMe scam (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)
  • New NJ Transit ‘premium’ fare for American Dream bus (NJTV News)

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