A Tale of Two Drug Clinics, Sheep, Opioids – Monday’s Roundup

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A Tale of Two Drug Clinics
Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle fought hard to stop a drug-treatment clinic from coming to his city, but he said he’s heard few complaints since it opened almost a year ago. Meanwhile, as Camden officials move forward on plans to relocate a methadone clinic from the heart of the city’s downtown to a semi-industrial section of Bergen Square about a mile away, the proposal has been met with anger from those who live and work nearby. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Allison Steele takes a look at both projects.

Easter Sunday rainbow in East Vineland, captured by @suerogo0624 on Instagram

New Jersey is enjoying a small uptick in sheep farming and the biggest sheep farm in South Jersey is in a surprising location: Moorestown, surrounded by luxury homes. The owners of Little Hooves farm lease some of their land from Burlington County under a farmland preservation project, and the business keeps going thanks in part to the area’s ethnic diversity and demand for lamb from muslim and orthodox communities. The well-heeled neighbors don’t mind the sheep because they’re less smelly than cows, the owners say. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jan Hefler took a look and wrote this piece on Friday.

Hank Flynn of Fox 29 went to the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall event at Stockton last week and talked with Atlantic City Crust King’s Erik Fischetti about the link between prescription opioids and heroin abuse, as well as the financial incentive for pharmaceutical companies to manufacture powerful painkillers. The video piece includes a run down of the town hall event and talks to some other Atlantic City residents about their addiction stories. Watch and read the story here.

In the rest of the news from the weekend and this morning, dry conditions mean the wildfire season is starting a little earlier, James Cooper, founding partner of law firm Cooper Levenson, died on Saturday, and the holdout Margate homeowners have dropped their suit over the dunes. All that and more below:

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