Nicole Leonard at the Press of AC has a depressing and informative and amazing story on the opioid epidemic through the lens of EMTs and “responder fatigue” that sometimes comes with saving the same people over and over again.
“For some, it’s become a calling. For others, the frustrating, heart-wrenching cycle of emergency calls for overdoses has caused a type of fatigue that is hard to come back from.”
Amy Rosenberg’s story on Mayor Gilliam’s State of the City address contains the interesting nugget that only one member of the City Council attended the big luncheon, “a sign of the contentious and complicated local political scene.” Sheesh.
NJ.com compiled a list of the top 23 high schools in New Jersey, pulled from the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and my god are any of them within 75 miles of here? South Jersey is another country.
Lastly, here is dash-cam video of a Hamilton Township police officer using his riot shield (?) to gently encourage a large snapping turtle to get the h— out of the street.
If you have not yet done so, I encourage you to read the Wikipedia article on snapping turtles, which contains valuable advice on solving exactly this problem, and has the added bonus of being written by Robert Hamburger. Apparently when snapping turtles, “feel stressed, they release a musky odor from behind their legs.” Me too!
For more feats of journalism from across your region, do see below:
New Jersey Reports Show Most Guns Used in Crimes Were Purchased in Other States–More than three-quarters of the firearms used in New Jersey gun crimes this year were purchased in other states, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Law and Public Safety. observer.com
A.C. will attract new money if it stops demanding cash–I’ll admit, my generation is demanding about wanting convenience at every turn. www.roi-nj.com
OP-ED: NJ IS POISED TO FIGHT OFF ACA SABOTAGE. IS GOV. MURPHY ON BOARD?–New Jersey's individual market for health insurance, including the subsidized ACA marketplace, is in dire need of state action to control premium increases if the state is not to suffer a sharp increase in its uninsured population. www.njspotlight.com
Murphy signs bill allowing undocumented students to qualify for financial aid–NEWARK — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing undocumented immigrants who graduated from high school in New Jersey to qualify for financial aid, during a ceremony that featured several broadsides against President Donald Trump. www.politico.com
Atlantic City Police Get Two New Deputy Chiefs And Six New Captains–The promotions included filling vacant deputy chief positions. breakingac.com
Special Planning Board meeting to address bulkhead replacement–A special Planning Board meeting being held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 will address replacement of bulkheads along the back bay area. downbeachpilot.com
Fair-share housing plan adopted by Galloway Township Council–GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The Township Council adopted an affordable-housing plan Tuesday it hopes will satisfy its obligations through 2025. www.pressofatlanticcity.com