News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

President Obama yesterday appealed for an honest debate over the tensions inherent in policing and the nation’s legacy of racism.  Transcript of his speech


Mayor Fulop wades into state Highlands fight: opposing a Christie administration rule that threaten vital drinking water reservoirs with new septic systems.

As Guadagno and Ciattarelli prepare to run for governor, Bramnick stands back.

Medicare charges by two N.J. hospital systems among highest in the nation.

Lead testing gets regulatory fast track: new requirements will require that schools test their water each year and make available the results to the public.

With longstanding complaints that Verizon’s traditional phone network is plagued by outages and is not fast enough, South Jersey customers get a hearing.

Outside money at issue in the 5th Congressional District race.  (Herb Jackson)


Feds help NJ’s Zika campaign, but Christie vetoes $5 million for similar effort. Zika Tracker: N.J. has confirmed 54 travel related cases of this mosquito borne disease primarily in our northeast.

Homeowners whose property sits atop former industrial cesspools could have their houses purchased by the state.

Theater down the Shore? It’s getting better.

Comment (1)

  1. 12mileseastofTrenton

    Sweeney and Sarlo will fight to the death for a tax cut for the wealthy.


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