Fentanyl, Renewable Energy, No South Jersey Amazon HQ – Monday’s Roundup

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An arrest was made in connection to last week’s 14 overdoses from Fentanyl-laced heroin in Camden, NJTV reports. “One individual we saved was able to provide us info which gave us the ability to go back and find the individual distributing these packets of fentanyl-laced heroin and place him under arrest,” Scott Thomson, chief of Camden County Police Department, told NJTV. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and is responsible for many more fatal overdoses. Separately, the governor last week approved New Jersey’s first responders to carry a stronger dose of overdose antidote naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan), in response to a push by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Senator Colin Bell.

Renewable Energy
A package of bills before the state’s Senate would introduce aggressive goals to encourage faster take-up of renewable energy sources. If the legislation were to go through, New Jersey would require all of its electricity to come from renewable energy by 2050, and it would have a target of achieving 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030. NJSpotlight looks at the details of the bills, which are being lined up to pass quickly once a new governor is in place.

No South Jersey Amazon HQ
New Jersey has selected Newark as it official candidate for Amazon’s second headquarters, reports ROI NJ, citing two sources. The governor is set to make an announcement in Newark this afternoon. The governor made the decision after hearing proposals from the state’s Economic Development Authority last week. The other three finalists were Jersey City, New Brunswick and Camden.

In the rest of the headlines from the weekend and this morning, a missing cardboard cutout of Pope Francis has been returned to a Gloucester County church, New Jersey election candidates’ statements are now also published in Gujerati and Korean, the difficulty of keeping drugs out of jails (with a focus on Cumberland County), the latest in the NJEA v Sweeney fight (Bridgeton front), and the latest on the Monroe Township school district mould problem. All that and more below:

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