Autism Rates, Recovery Coaches, Wrongful Convictions – Friday’s Roundup

Autism Rates A report published by the Centers for Disease Control said one out of every 23 4-year-old boys in New Jersey is diagnosed with autism, and New Jersey preschool children have the highest autism rates ever recorded in the U.S . The study looked at autism rates across seven states. Recovery Coaches The Press has a cool story about a group of recovery coaches who are working to “fill in the gaps of substance abuse treatment and outreach” in Atlantic City, as Colt Shaw puts it. The Recovery Force of Atlantic County is looking to get office space above St. Mike’s Church.

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Bruce Deifik, George Gilmore, Greyhound Tickets – Tuesday’s Roundup

Everybody reports the news that Bruce Deifik, the former owner of the casino formerly known as the Revel, died in a car crash in Denver on Sunday.

Deifik bought the casino in early 2018 but lost it to a hedge fund this year. He was scheduled to go before casino regulators tomorrow over allegations of sexual harassment from employees at the casino, Amy Rosenberg reports.

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Stockton, Speed Limits, Space Team! – Wednesday’s Roundup

Claire Lowe at the Press has fun details on Stockton’s expansion plans in Atlantic City, which include converting the old Eldridge building into dorms to create a true university feel.

I live in the neighborhood and it doesn’t feel too university-ish now, for what it’s worth. I mean I’ve yet to see a professor in a bow-tie, or a flying Model T go warbling and gurgling overhead, which is what I’d been trained to expect university life to look like from the movies. But it’s early days.

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Health-Care $$$, Fire in the Pines – Monday’s Roundup

Steve Sweeney told a conference of school principals and supervisors he wants to move New Jersey school teachers off the School Employees Health Benefits Plan to the State Health Benefits Plan and that doing so would save $300 million annually, the valuable Spotlight reports.

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EDA, ACPD and Put Down Your Telephone – Friday’s Roundup

A high-ranking official at the tax-prep firm Jackson Hewitt said, in testimony before a task force on the EDA, that a top executive at the company lied to get a $2.7 million tax incentive to keep them from moving to Florida or New York even though they already had a deal for a site in Jersey City, the Spotlight reports.

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