Thirty-eight percent of New Jerseyans were either living in poverty of classified “working poor” in 2016, NJ Spotlight reports, citing the latest United Way ALICE report.
“Between 2010, when the post-recession economic recovery began and 2016, the number of households in poverty and ALICE rose by 15 percent, according to the report.” ALICE stands for “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.”
Matt Arco and Susan Livio have a story on the final push for marijuana reform. Steve Sweeney says he doesn’t have the votes and Phil Murphy “needs to help” while, wait a minute? The headline says “Murphy and Sweeney point fingers” but so far I’m only seeing the one finger.
Andy Kim is a Terrorist or Something
Tom MacArthur’s running an ad that says Andy Kim has “ties” to Bill Ayers.
Laugh all you want but that stuff works.
Meanwhile, read about the Kim door-knocking campaign here.
Your postal service has altered curbside mailboxes in Atlantic City and Ventnor because of recent damage (the officials are declining to detail what exactly happened). Read more via Route 40 and adjust your plans if you have a return or something larger than an envelope that you were hoping to stick in a mailbox in or around AC.
For more feats of journalism…
Murphy taps Christie’s former AG in staffer’s sex assault scandal–Governor Phil Murphy has brought on former state Attorney General Christopher Porrino as his administration deals with allegations that a senior staffer raped a woman during the governor's campaign last year, NJ Advance Media has learned. www.nj.com
Murphy is taking what he calls a ‘Moneyball’ approach to NJ’s intensifying opioid crisis–In the roughly six years since the heroin and opioid crisis took its deadly hold in New Jersey, state government has waged a broad effort to combat the abuse by expanding treatment, suing drug manufacturers and spending hundreds of millions to raise awareness and launch new programs. www.northjersey.com
Somers Point man missing after going fishing Saturday–A Somers Point man is missing after he went to go fishing in Ocean City. breakingac.com
Family needs help honoring iconic Atlantic City barber–William “Sonny” Lea was known for taking care of his community. From paying for school to giving people jobs to visiting those in prison, Lea was there. breakingac.com
Man Charged After Home Inferno Kills 2 Elderly Residents Of Browns Mills–PEMBERTON—A raging house fire Tuesday night claimed the lives of two beloved elderly residents of the 500 block of Willow Boulevard in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township and caused the adult son of one of them to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation. pinebarrenstribune.com