John C. "Jack" McGuire, of Glassboro; Retired RCA Employee, WW !! Army Veteran
Shots Fired at Motel in Villas

FARMERS STRUGGLE WITH COVID'S IMPACT ON AG INDUSTRY

Correspondent Leah Mishkin's interviews with Garden State farmers are full of compassion — her work sets a great example of how to viscerally understand how an industry is handling this crisis. “Wholesalers became retailers, retailers ended up doing home delivery,” state Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher says. Plus, the rain hasn't been easy on the crops. (NJ Spotlight News)

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In a budget hearing on Monday, Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said that lane widening won't work along some stretches of the Garden State Parkway: between exits 139 in Union and 151 in Bloomfield, for example. One alternative is a monorail in the median — yes, really. (NJ.com)

ALMOST ALL STUDENTS IN NEWARK NOW HAVE LAPTOPS


The digital divide is closing in Newark, according to a recent update from a school district official: 98% of the students now have a laptop or tablet for virtual learning, compared to about 70% in March. The district distributed about 16,000 laptops. Many devices are used, which isn't ideal. (Chalkbeat Newark)

THE NEW HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM IS OPEN IN CAPE MAY


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Howell House on Lafayette Street in Cape May, which was declared as the state's official Harriet Tubman Museum. Tubman lived in Cape May in the 1950s. On Juneteenth, a celebration of emancipation that recently became a state holiday, the museum opened online. (Philadelphia Inquirer / WHYY)

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