Lynda Cohen reports on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries Phil Murphy says we should have in New Jersey. Murphy said 10,000 new patients joined the program since the start of this year.
Grammy-nominated recording artist “Flo Rida” (not a Millennial, I checked) performed at the Borgata this weekend and afterward he went to Scores and the New York Daily News reported that a big group of the dancer ladies followed him out of the club and onto the Boardwalk, where they simply had a terrific time I’m sure, dancing etc. until 6:30 a.m.
Flo once wrote a song, apparently, about giving a dancer “a stack of cash and she goes on to open a legitimate dance studio for kids.”
Who’s to say really what’s legitimate. (h/t Jim Kennedy via Twitter)
Can “opportunity zones” revitalize distressed cities? That’s a question a lot of people are asking. Never seen it answered. Surely there must be a lot of data by this point. Anyway the business community likes them. The End.
For more acts of journalism from across your region, see below:
LoBiondo announces millions for South Jersey airports’ projects–U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, announced more than $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for additional projects at five area airports. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Sex abuse scandal at N.J. women’s prison keeps getting worse–New Jersey's women's prison is now the subject of nearly a dozen lawsuits alleging widespread sexual abuse and exploitation of inmates as state corrections officials face a looming federal civil rights investigation, NJ Advance Media has learned. www.nj.com
Partisan attempt to oust party-flipping freeholder failed (thanks to cell phone tracking)–The technology which Republicans hoped would prove the Salem County freeholder director doesn't live in the county she serves has proven the exact opposite. www.nj.com
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LOSSES HELPED FUEL JOSH HOOD’S SPECTACULAR SEASON AT ST. AUGUSTINE PREP–For a full year, St. Augustine Prep shortstop Josh Hood dreamed of having that keepsake photo of the Hermits in a dog pile on the mound after winning a state championship, while the dejected players from the other team slowly walked off the field in the background. That dream burned in his mind, because he knew all too well what it felt like to be one of those dejected players off to the side in a keepsake photo. glorydaysonline.com
NJ Pen Townie Awards: the Small Business that Changed My Life–After three childhood strokes, doctors told Brian Kaveh he’d never walk again. www.njpen.com
BREAKING: Five School Buses Collide Leaving 23 Children And One Adult With Minor Injuries–MEDFORD—Twenty-three children and one adult were injured when five school buses collided with each other in Medford Township, near the border with Medford Lakes Borough on Monday. pinebarrenstribune.com