Fentanyl, Renewable Energy, No South Jersey Amazon HQ – Monday’s Roundup

An arrest was made in connection to last week’s 14 overdoses from Fentanyl-laced heroin in Camden, NJTV reports. “One individual we saved was able to provide us info which gave us the ability to go back and find the individual distributing these packets of fentanyl-laced heroin and place him under arrest,” Scott Thomson, chief of Camden County Police Department, told NJTV.

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Mapping AC Overdoses, Casino Numbers – Friday’s Roundup

Atlantic City’s casinos had a good September and the seven remaining properties recorded 4.1 percent higher monthly revenue than the eight properties (including the soon-to-shutter Taj Mahal) in September last year. For the year through September, however, revenue for all the casinos was up just 2.3 percent.

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Elections, Mold in School – Tuesday’s Roundup

‘Tis the season of elections (again), although based on our conversations with people for the Voting Block project, there’s a whole lot of apathy around the governor’s race in particular. Still, there’s a gubernatorial debate tonight and NJSpotlight has prepared everything you ever needed to know about the candidates, plus an interactive map of local races and a searchable campaign finance database.

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CRDA Land Auction, Recovery High – Monday’s Roundup

There is $100,000 up for grabs for a South Jersey high school to develop a plan for a “recovery high school program” that would team up with a substance abuse treatment center to help high school students with abuse disorders. The money has been set aside specifically for New Jersey’s eight southern counties, as part of Gov. Chris Christie’s $200 million anti-opioid campaign.

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Barnegat Bay, Ballot Tampering, Fighting Gun Crime in Bridgeton – Thursday’s Roundup

Gov. Chris Christie yesterday placed parts of Barnegat Bay on a “pollution diet” that will curb runoff flush into the bay. He also announced a $20 million recovery plan to help restore aquatic habitats and upgrade outfalls, among other things. Critics said the plan doesn’t go far enough and noted that Christie conditionally vetoed a similar bill six years ago.

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AC Brewery, Revel, County Politicking – Wednesday’s Roundup

In case you hadn’t noticed from the latest TV ads, things are getting tense in New Jersey’s second legislative district. Last week’s Stockton University poll showed LD2’s Republican candidate Chris Brown and Democrat candidate Colin Bell tied in the race for state senator and there’s been a ratcheting up of tension on the airwaves and elsewhere since.

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