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Rosemary Fox, 72, of Blackwood; formerly of Gloucester City, Employed at Jim's Pizzeria

NJ NEWS COMMONS: ADVOCATES: 'TORTURE,' DISCRIMINATION IN NJ PRISONS

A legislative group founded by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg heard input from advocates this week about living conditions in the prison system. Others called for an independent investigator to research inmate safety, especially at the state's only women prison, Edna Mahan. (NJ Spotlight)
  • “I can attest that torture in New Jersey prisons and jails has escalated, sexual and racial discrimination reign, that cruelty happens with impunity and that it appears that no one is accountable,” said Bonnie Kerness, coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee’s prison watch.

HOW $9.3B NJ SCHOOLS BUDGET AFFECTS YOUR DISTRICT


This helpful write-up allows you to search your local school district to discover how Gov. Phil Murphy's latest budget will have an impact. For two-thirds of school districts, aid will rise this year. Many of the districts facing less aid under this budget are smaller and more rural districts, just like last year. (NorthJersey)

MAJOR NJEDA PROGRAM PUTS RESTAURANTS TO WORK


The state's Economic Development Authority is launching a program to fight food insecurity. It's called “Sustain and Serve,” and it will offer grants to organizations between $100,000 to $2 million. Restaurants must partner with a food distribution agency to apply. (NJ Pen / TAPinto Newark / ROI-NJ)
 

😷 Coronavirus—

  • Over 97K vaccines provided in Camden county (TAPinto)
  • Nursing homes in some counties can resume in-person visits (WHYY)
  • Behind the scenes of Ocean County’s largest vaccine site (TAPinto)
  • CVS adds 16 pharmacies to vaccination sites, so NJ total is 43 (ROI-NJ)
  • Newly discovered NY variant likely already in NJ, experts say (NJ.com)
  • 'Slowly but surely, the needle is moving in the right direction' (TAPinto)
  • When an elderly couple needed a ride to get their COVID vaccine, the mayor stepped in (NJ.com)
 

☝️ Lastly—

  • Bill would bar AG, prosecutors from elected office: 3 years (NorthJersey)
  • Sweeney: ‘I’m looking for more manufacturing in NJ, not less’ (ROI-NJ)
  • Impacted by Wawa data breach? Eligible for gift cards (Patch)
  • Plumber drives 22 hours to Texas to help fix burst pipes (NJ.com)
  • Teaneck just banned facial recognition technology for police (NorthJersey)
  • South Plainfield high school students on virtual 'no hate' tour (TAPinto)
  • Murphy and legislator address Maplewood school controversy (Patch)
Budget:
  • School districts greet Murphy’s budget (NJ Spotlight)
  • They warned NJ needed to borrow billions. Now there’s a booming surplus. What happened? (NJ Spotlight)
Cannabis:
  • How one woman-owned NJ cannabis shop is leading the wave after legalization (NJ Spotlight)
  • Murphy takes next step for NJ legal weed sales by making final picks to cannabis commission (NJ.com)
Justice for & celebration of Black lives:
  • Push for U.S. slavery reparations continues in Newark (Patch)
  • Hackensack adopts Juneteenth as a city holiday (TAPinto)
  • Making History: Dr. Elizabeth Arthur is first woman and African American voted president of Vineland City Council (SNJ Today Newspaper)
PLUS — not everything is terrible:
  • New Brunswick students to get free devices: Verizon partnership (WHYY)
  • Canines lend a paw to Camden county frontline workers (TAPinto)
  • After girl cries to Zoom class about starving, donations pour in (NJ.com)

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