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NJ News Commons: ADVOCATES FIGHT FOR RELEASE OF MIGRANT DETAINEES

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Image courtesy of The Daily Beast--Republican congressman dismissed a constituent’s concerns about the migrant detention crisis during a heated town hall meeting over the weekend, telling her that children being held in squalid conditions in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities are free to leave whenever they want. ~The Daily Beast/CNBNews
A group of advocates is trying to showcase the stories of undocumented immigrants who have been subject to poor treatment while imprisoned in New Jersey’s immigration detention facilities. The campaign is part of an effort to convince people to support an end to immigrant detainee transfers and a call the overhaul of federal immigration laws. (New Jersey Monitor)

$10 MILLION FOR NORTH JERSEY LAKES HIT BY ALGAE

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Friday that will provide grants totaling $10 million aimed at maintaining lakes in North Jersey that have been impacted by harmful algae blooms and other environmental issues. The bipartisan bill requires that the DEP to prioritize projects that improve water quality and increase recreational access. (NorthJersey.com)

CONGRESS MAY RESTORE PROPERTY TAX BREAK

Lawmakers in Congress may restore the full deduction for state and local taxes (known as SALT) in the latest $3.5 trillion federal spending package, but any changes are expected to be temporary and only last a few years. Lawmakers from New Jersey and other high-tax states have called for the reinstatement of the deduction ever since Republicans capped it at $10,000 in their $1.9 trillion tax bill. (NJ.com)
 

😷 Coronavirus—

  • N.J. reports 1,258 COVID cases, 5 more confirmed deaths. Rate of transmission ticks downward. (NJ.com)
  • Loved and Lost: Wendy Leeds didn't let MS keep her down, in her career or as an active mom (NorthJersey.com)
  • Mask fights and getting called Nazis: Why would anyone want to run for school board? (Asbury Park Press)
  • Here’s how to apply for COVID relief funds in 2 N.J. counties. Other places still planning. (NJ.com)
  • Pfizer booster shots for COVID vaccine now available at some New Jersey sites (NorthJersey.com)
  • Toms River South student faces third school year under COVID rules (Asbury Park Press)
  • Are there medical exemptions from getting a COVID vaccine? Here’s what to know (NJ.com)
  • Can Moderna or J&J vaccine recipients get a Pfizer booster shot or should they wait? (NorthJersey.com)
 

☝️ Lastly—

  • Monmouth County corrections officer gets probation for shoplifting (Asbury Park Press)
  • NJ Supreme Court this week ruled on how much privacy a dog owner can expect. (70and73)
  • State department releases updated Census numbers following prison reapportionment (New Jersey Globe)
  • South Street apartment project puts Morristown planning board to the virtual test (Morristown Green)
  • Ancient Order Of Hibernians Remembers 9 NJ Members Who Perished on 9/11 (TAPinto Newark)
  • In Main Street vs. Wall Street gubernatorial race, will new Star-Ledger report matter (New Jersey Globe)
  • New law aims to cut teacher shortages (New Jersey Monitor)
  • Some N.J. hospitals will no longer accept medical coverage from this health insurance giant (NJ.com)
PLUS — not everything is terrible:
  • 'I still can’t understand how he did that': Holmdel teen finds second Apple security bug (Asbury Park Press)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal to appear ‘In Conversation’ with Stephen Colbert at Montclair Film Festival (NJ Arts)
  • Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season (NJ Flavor)
  • Volunteers toil to give now-closed Paws Farm in Mount Laurel a new, sustainable life. (70and73)
  • On a pedestal: Former Seeing Eye CEO gets his own statue (Morristown Green)
  • TRAILER: Bruce Springsteen announces details for ‘No Nukes’ film release (NJ Arts)
  • Montclair State University employee and his fellow volunteer firefighters rescued 15 people and two dogs from Ida’s floodwaters (Montclair State University)

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