Death Rates, Cleanup Costs and More – Monday’s Roundup!

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South Jerseyans are significantly less healthy than their North-Jersey counterparts and it’s correlated with poverty, Carla Astudillo reports. Cape May, Salem and Ocean Counties have the highest death rates in the state.

Phil Murphy has annoyed the environmentalists who want to challenge in court the state’s $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over its contamination of hundreds of acres of wetlands, AC Press alum Christian Hetrick reports.

Originally the state wanted $8.9 billion, but Governor Christie agreed to the “much smaller amount” probably because he wanted to be president. Now the new A.G. is blocking attempts by environmentalists to appeal that settlement.

David Danzis, the new reporter at the Press of AC, has a piece about nonprofits in the city that are currently “in limbo” as officials spar over how the MGM/Mirage Corp. endowment fund should be allocated. It’s like the Dalai Lama used to say, politics is a kerfuffle, wrapped inside a palaver, wrapped inside a brouhaha.

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