8,900 Square-Foot Voorhees Animal Orphanage Opens
Pennsylvania Suing Delta Auto to Get Money Back for Consumers in Repair Scam

NJ NEWS COMMONS: BORDER CONTROL AGENTS TO PURSUE SANCTUARY CITIES

Customs and Border Patrol agents situated in "elite" and "tactical" teams will be deployed across the country, federal officials said on Friday, with a focus on "sanctuary" cities like Newark. That city's mayor, Ras Baraka, fought back on Sunday. In a 4ef2ddad-68fe-4367-af9d-5f794a541b69 statement, he said Attorney General William Barr's approach "will undermine our efforts to build community trust." (Associated Press / NJ.com)

MEDICAL CANNABIS MIGHT BE COVERED BY WORKERS' COMP

Under a bill advanced by a state Assembly committee on Thursday, workers' compensation must cover medical cannabis treatment, as long as the patient has attempted another type of treatment first. (It doesn't apply to Medicare or coverage via private insurance companies.) Another bill gives a legal cushion to insurance companies that work with firms in the cannabis industry. (NJ.com)

CHARLIE'S LAW: PROPERLY DISPOSING OF MEDICATIONS

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Charlie's Law on Jan. 21. It's dedicated to a 33-year-old man who died from an opioid overdose using left-over medication. The law, which goes into effect in May, sets into motion an educational campaign: Don't keep painkillers. Get rid of them promptly and safely. (NJ Spotlight)

PATERSON'S SCHOOL FACILITY GAP IS AMONG LARGEST IN NJ

A report issued by New Jersey's Schools Development Authority ranks schools throughout the state via the number of students who can comfortably fit — and learn — inside each building. Elizabeth has the greatest need for growth. Paterson is next: the district lacks space for 2,235 students. (Paterson Press)

 

🙈 We're also keeping an eye on—

  • Toxic sites in limbo as clean-up cash dwindles from feds (NJ.com)
  • NJ considers capping monthly insulin prices at $50 for patients (WHYY)
  • Trump's former chief of staff amid protests (Morristown Green)
  • Lawmakers to halt NYC homeless relocation program (NJ Spotlight)
  • New faces on NJ Transit board confront commuter outrage (NJTV News)
  • Egg Harbor Township debates gun rights (Press of Atlantic City)
  • Developers might need to pay for mass transit upgrades (NJ Spotlight)
  • Shelter for asylum seekers to open in Jersey City (Jersey Journal)
  • Officials across state struggle with loss of recycling markets (NJTV News)
  • Superstorm Sandy contractor gets three-year prison term (WHYY)
  • CarePoint offers to sell land under Christ Hospital for $75M (Politico)
PLUS:
  • Remembering first African-American owned country club in U.S. (NJ.com)
  • Black History event celebrates Shore journalists (Asbury Park Press)
  • Rutgers field set but residents want more say (TAPinto Camden)
  • Tax credits brought a lawsuit, a bribery allegation, an offshore company, Gloucester Co. subs and not enough jobs to Atlantic City (Route 40)

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