We missed this last week, but Shelby Vittek for New Jersey Monthly has a very useful essay on the hazards of summering in in New Jersey, etc., with red hair.
“Here’s my survival kit for a day in the sun: sunscreen that is SPF 70 or higher; lip balm with SPF 30; a wide-brimmed hat (for shade to protect my face); a large beach umbrella (for shade to protect my body); a long-sleeved, chiffon shirt (for more protection); and extra towels (to hide under once the inevitable sunburn sets in).”
A Redhead’s Guide to Surviving the Sun
It is budget season and the valuable Spotlight has a story on the “tension” between Democratic leaders and the “high-stakes game” in Trenton with unclear winners. It would be cool if we could cover this story so the danger wasn’t a “government shutdown” whatever that is but rather your government’s ongoing habit of using the $34.7 billion it gets to fart around with every year to reward its allies and treat you, its constituents, as the enemy. We’re getting there.
South Jersey Assemblyman Arthur Barclay stepped down after a domestic violence charge. In a statement, Camden County Democratic Committee Chairman James Beach said Barclay was stepping down for “health reasons.” I wonder if that will turn out to be one of those lies that doesn’t matter because nobody expects you to believe it in the first place. If so, is it still cool to run interference for your colleagues who assault their girlfriends? These are the adults in the room.
For more news from across your region, see below:
Security guard tells cops suspect is wanted for killing. Minutes later, a woman is dead–A Marshalls employee who confronted suspected shoplifters trying to flee the Deptford Township store June 9 told a dispatcher that one of them was wanted on a warrant for manslaughter. www.nj.com
Tim Lizura is leaving EDA–In an email sent to the EDA staff on Monday, Lizura said the July board meeting will be his last, ending a 22-year career with the organization. www.roi-nj.com
NJ HOSPITALS ADOPT PROTOCOLS TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY C-SECTIONS–All 49 of the hospitals that deliver babies in New Jersey have signed on to an initiative to reduce the number of unnecessary cesarean section births, a potentially risky procedure that is used here more frequently than in most states. www.njspotlight.com
Cape May County launches centralized dispatch center–After years of planning and $6 million spent on renovations and equipment upgrades, Cape May County officially launched its centralized dispatch center at the Lower Township Public Safety Building located at the county airport. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Paddleboarders raise $85,000 for Dean Randazzo Cancer Fund–ATLANTIC CITY – Determined paddleboarders tested their mettle to help raise more than $85,000 for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Saturday, June 9. Local businesses provided more than $15,000 through in-kind donations. downbeachpilot.com
VECC holds 11th annual Super Extravaganza–VENTNOR - Middle school students who had no discipline referrals and good behavior throughout the school year played games and had fun during the Ventnor Middle School's 11th annual Super Extravaganza. downbeachpilot.com