Demi Lovato is not performing at the Atlantic City beach concert Thursday. She was hospitalized yesterday, an apparent drug overdose. Various news outlets report it was opioids. TMZ says she was Narcan-ed. She’s been pretty open about her problems with OxyContin. Do you get the feeling our society has problems that can’t be solved with beach concerts?
Phil Murphy signed a major overhaul of the state’s school funding system. The valuable NJ Spotlight calls the bill, “the first significant changes to New Jersey’s school funding system in almost a decade.”
Route 40 has a piece of original reportage on the National Aviation Research & Technology Park that’s being built in Egg Harbor Township and how they might get a tenant soon.
For more feats of journalism, see below:
An inside look at how Horizon used hospital costs — and quality — in plan to change N.J. health care–These are the documents Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey did not want you to see. www.nj.com
Ocean County Jail sex bias lawsuit: Women called ‘Bacon fat back,’ ‘Pig vomit,’ ‘Everyone gets a turn’–TOMS RIVER - The working conditions within the Ocean County Jail are rife with gender discrimination, workplace hostility and supervisors who retaliate against women who complain, a recently filed federal lawsuit claims. www.app.com
Dad’s dance with sick son after a month of chemo will absolutely brighten your day–Spending 32 days in the children's hospital isn't how Kenny Thomas imagined his family's summer. www.nj.com
Dems Say Trump Is Following Through on Sanctuary Cities Threat–Attorney General Jeff Sessions had warned that sanctuary cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal immigration efforts would stand to lose federal grant revenue. Now, Democratic lawmakers say the Trump administration is following through on that threat. observer.com
Woman was bit by rabid fox, so she strangled it to death–Tammy DuBois enjoys being outdoors at her South Jersey home.
So on July 18 she was on her way out in the yard to visit the garden, but first she checked a bird feeder near the house. www.nj.com