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NJ AIMS TO POWER 3 MILLION HOMES WITH OFFSHORE WIND

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Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about the gravity and specter of climate change yesterday in Jersey City. A special guest joined him: former Vice President turned environmental activist Al Gore. He signed an executive order for a new offshore wind goal: to double the state's energy capacity in 15 years (2035) to 7500 megawatts. This will lead to "billions of dollars in investments" that will "generate thousands of union jobs," he said. (WHYY / NorthJersey.com)

HERE'S HOW 4 POLICE OFFICERS 'GAMED THE SYSTEM'

This is excellent reporting by Alex Napoliello and Stephen Stirling — according to their investigation, four officers in Franklin each earned more than $250,000 last year. This sky-high pay is nearly double the salary of the State Police Superintendent. Twenty-two cops in Somerset County town were paid overtime on their paid day off, for hundreds of hours, all paid for by taxpayers. "No officers have been reprimanded, according to an internal memo," they write. (NJ.com)

NJ TRANSIT CREATES NEW ROLE TO GENERATE FUNDING

Carmen Taveras is the new chief real estate officer of NJ Transit, and will be paid a salary of $175,000. The role was created last year via legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, with the goal to increase revenue for the agency. NJ Transit's real estate assets are now disclosed in a more transparent way — for example, it had $50 million in property revenue last year. (NorthJersey.com)

LEGENDARY THEATER MAKES DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

Asbury Park's fabulous Paramount Theatre — built in 1930, it recently hosted the state's Hall of Fame ceremony — has signed a settlement to bring the facility up to a standard to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This write-up includes a list of the changes to come, including full access to the restrooms and ticket office. The cost is not yet available. (Asbury Park Press)

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