News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DURING THE BRIEF ERA OF TRUMP

The unfolding tragedy of the Manhattan terror attack: The suspect lived in Paterson and his rented truck came from NJ. (The Record)   “It all seemed so hauntingly familiar. A rental truck. An angry young man, reportedly driven by radicalized Islamism.  Another soft target.” (Mike Kelly)

6 DAYS TO GO

N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value, says the State Appeals Court.

DRUGS

“Almost eight years after Christie took office vowing to restore fiscal integrity, New Jersey has yet to conquer its most pressing issues: the nation’s highest property taxes and worst-funded pension system, but it will be no easier for his successor.”  (Bloomberg)

Christie’s new pick to head the N.J. State Police: promoted from Deputy Superintendent of Operations.

Menendez trial coming to an end: Bribery definition in play, as judge prepares instructions to the jury.

Want to buy cigarettes? Starting today you have to be 21.

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