UPDATE/March 26, 2021: Parents will get word from the police if their minor children are caught with alcohol or marijuana, under new legislation sent to the governor, according to The Asbury Park Press.
The Asbury Park Press article states, "The Senate and Assembly passed measures Thursday requiring police to notify the parents of anyone under 18 years old who is found possessing or using marijuana or alcohol, even on a first offense, patching up what many legislators, law enforcement and parents deemed to be a hole in the New Jersey legal weed laws enacted last month. Both chambers passed the change unanimously.
One has to wonder why these stipulations weren't in the Bill in the first place. And why did it take all this time to amend the Bill? ~CNBNews
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DON'T TELL MY MOM!--New Jersey voters favored the legalization of marijuana in last November's election. What many voters didn't know in November was that NJ legislators and Gov. Murphy were going to mandate certain restrictions to police officers that deal directly with
your children. Here are a few:
Cops can’t search underaged drinker or smoker’s vehicle because they smell pot
Open containers or visible marijuana is no longer a violation to institute a search of underaged users
Possession and use of marijuana only carries the penalty of a warning for underage users
Parents have no legal right to know and police have no legal right to tell the parents
GLOUCESTER CITY/LINDENWOLD DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED-A Gloucester City resident, Michael "Polo Mike" Ramseur, 47, and Robert Darby, 33, of Lindenwold, were arrested earlier this month on charges they were operating an open-air-drug market at Broadway and Mount Vernon Street, Camden City, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey. Both were charged in federal court on a conspiracy charge to possess heroin with the intent to distribute.
After searching Ramseur's home in Gloucester City authorities allegedly found a sandwich bag with about 30 grams of suspected heroin, 140 glassine packets stamped with “LIT” and drug-production paraphernalia that included scales, cutting agents, and a blender.
At Darby's Lindenwold home officials allegedly found 23 grams of suspected heroin. He was arrested after driving away from Ramseur’s home, and it is alleged he had in his possession five sandwich bags holding about 250 grams of suspected heroin. See Courier Post article
NOTHING HAPPENED, JUST A SLIP, NO! IT WAS THE WIND!--President Joe Biden fell while walking up the stairs to Air Force One this past weekend. The White House later reported that the President didn’t break anything and was ok…and that it was the wind that blew him over, not once but three times, according to The Shore News.
“I know folks have seen that President Biden slipped on his way up the stairs to AF1, but I’m happy to report that he is just fine and did not even require any attention from the medical team who travels with him,” Kate Bedingfield, the Director of Communications for the White House said. “Nothing more than a misstep on the stairs.”
Did you notice not one person that was standing near him when he fell came to his aid? Odd don't you think?
K-12 REGIONAL AND COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS --The New Jersey Senate Education Committee unanimously approved legislation recently to help start the process of creating K-12 regional and countywide school districts in an effort to improve educational quality and efficiency, according to the bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sens. Vin Gopal and Declan O'Scanlon, would help create enhanced learning opportunities "that come from attending a K-12 or countywide district," said Sweeney. Consolidation will be voluntary, he said.
Sweeney said one-school districts with fewer than 500 students spend 17 percent more per pupil than the 60 percent of New Jersey districts with 1,000 or more students, "and those include the large urban districts and comprehensive K-12 districts that are supposed to spend more under the state formula. Regionalization makes sense," he said.
Last year Gloucester City's 2020-21 school district budget totaled $50,332,482. The estimated total number of students enrolled during that period was 2,334. A breakdown of those numbers ( 2,334 divided into $50,332,482)revealed the cost to educate a child in the City School system was $21,565. This past December the city school board spent $1.3 million to install synthetic turf on the high school football field. Is it any wonder why Gloucester City is among the top 30 cities in the state with the highest property taxes?
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CNB BUSINESS NEWS--Pacific Trellis Fruit, one of North America’s top year-round importers, growers, and marketers of premium fresh fruit including grapes, peaches, plums, nectarines, and cherries, welcomes Jason Okabayashi as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Okabayashi joins Pacific Trellis Fruit after a distinguished 25-year career in finance, most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a tree nut processor in California’s Central Valley. Okabayashi is originally from Arizona, where he was exposed to his family’s farming operations at an early age. In his new role with Pacific Trellis Fruit, he will be based in Fresno, California, and will be traveling to the company’s various offices as business needs require.
Established in 1999, Pacific Trellis Fruit® is one of North America’s top year-round importers, growers and marketers of premium fresh fruit, including grapes, peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries. With the acquisition of Dulcinea® Farms in 2014, Pacific Trellis Fruit® added PureHeart Mini Seedless Watermelons, Tuscan Style® Cantaloupe and SunnyGold Yellow Mini Seedless Watermelons amongst other premium melons to its portfolio. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company also has sales offices in Fresno, CA, Gloucester City, NJ and Nogales, AZ. In addition to a robust product portfolio and a global business structure, Pacific Trellis Fruit®/Dulcinea® also supports global environmental and social responsibility programs.