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NJ News Commons: TAXPAYERS ARE ON THE HOOK FOR A $6.5M TAB — SO FAR

 

The receipts are back from Mike Catalini's open records request — and here's the damage. New Jersey taxpayers must pay $6.5 million to cover the Murphy administration's investigation into the state's controversial tax break programs. The law firm hired by the state charges $395 an hour. (Associated Press)

BAYONNE MEDICAL CENTER COULD FLAT LINE — NO REALLY

This story has a few lines that will stay with you — and it builds on good local reporting by TAPinto Bayonne and Patch. Bayonne's only hospital could close as part of a deal between CarePoint Health and RWJ Barnabas. But Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis is fighting this, and the hospital workers' union is, too. In rush hour traffic, the nearest hospital is up to 45 minutes away. (NJTV News)

PANEL TO INVESTIGATE NJ TRANSIT BEGINS NEXT MONTH

State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney is the chair of a new Senate Select Committee that's investigating NJ Transit. The work builds on the Hoboken crash hearings. The goal is to "find a dedicated source of funding," Sweeney said, and it will start as soon as November 13th. “He’ll get good cooperation,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. "I actually welcome it on many levels." (NJ.com)

SURVIVORS' TALES PART OF SUPERSTORM SANDY EXHIBIT

A new art exhibit at Monmouth University focuses on how people have rebuilt their lives in the seven years since Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore. Wayne Parry's write-up is just beautiful — it features excerpts from these stories. "One woman was putting her photos in boxes, like the black mold could be overcome," Lacey from Toms River remembers. (WHYY / Associated Press)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Stockton students say it's failing to deal with sexual misconduct (WHYY)
  • After comments, judges participate in sexual violence training (NJ.com)
  • Picking up pace on electric vehicles, charging stations (NJ Spotlight)
  • Bill aims to prevent incidents like NYC truck attack (NJTV News)
  • Parents shocked by sexual harassment probe (Paterson Press)
  • NJ lawmaker wants investigation into Trump’s campaign (NJ.com)
PLUS:
  • It takes a coalition to maintain a river (Civic Story)
  • In two small South Jersey towns, 63 homeowners will leave their flooded homes — if the state’s offer makes financial sense (The Inquirer)

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