Camden County History Month Now Through October 31
OBITUARY: Angelina M. Rutherford of Wenonah

THAT HOUSE YOU OWN IS WORTH LESS THAN IT SHOULD BE

It's one thing to hear about a tax law, even if it has a catchy acronym like SALT(state and local tax). It's another thing entirely to read what Jonathan Salantand Samantha Marcus have done here, which is make a tax thing feel close to, well, home. According to a new study (via Moody's), the Republican- 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69backed tax law signed by President Trump — the one that limits your SALT deduction to $10,000 — is costing Jersey homeowners tens of thousands of dollars. Say your house is going for the average price in Essex County: $391,500. It's actually worth $40,000 more — but you can't access it. (NJ.com / ProPublica)

MISTRIAL IN HATE-CRIME TRIAL OF FORMER POLICE CHIEF

After a jury failed to reach a unanimous decision in the case against a former police chief on Friday, Judge Robert B. Kugler declared a mistrial. This leaves the charges against Frank Nucera Jr. — hate-crime assault, use of excessive force — up in the air. After the incident, Nucera was recorded, saying, "Donald Trump is the last hope for white people." (WHYY / The Inquirer)

LAWMAKERS: LET'S GIVE HIGH SCHOOL COACHES STABILITY

In an effort to protect high school coaches from "being unjustly fired," as Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly said in a statement, he and state Sen. Troy Singleton have introduced legislation that would make three-year contracts the norm for varsity head coaches, and a two-year contract for assistant coaches. That's an extension: they're now appointed every year. (Press of Atlantic City)

NJ RANKED 22ND IN U.S. FOR RATE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

This new report shows how a child's race and socioeconomic background affects their risk of being obese. The data reveal that Asian youth between the ages of 10 and 17 have the lowest rates of obesity, at 7.3%, followed by white youth (11.8%), Latinx youth (19%), and Black youth (22.2%). Overall, 15.3% of American tweens and teens are obese. The report is via the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and it includes policy recommendations. (NJ Spotlight)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • NJ may be hit with more Boy Scout sex abuse suits: timeline (NJ.com)
  • Assembly candidates on schools, immigration (Asbury Park Press)
  • Cory Booker debuts plan to pay college athletes (NJ Spotlight)
  • Losing pension as penalty for domestic violence (Press of Atlantic City)
  • Controversial, annual bear hunt starts today (New Jersey 101.5)
  • Community in shock after girl, 10, dies from carnival ride fall (NJ.com)
PLUS:
  • Wood-Ridge girl's lemonade stand support juvenile diabetes (TAPinto)
  • Group wants to fly Italian flag for Columbus Day (TAPinto Westfield)

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