Income Gap Widening, New Sober Living House Opens – Friday’s Roundup

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New Jersey’s income gap is getting wider – and it’s one of the widest in the country. Recently released data show that the average income, exclusive of capital gains, was more than $400,000 for the top 5 percent of New Jersey households. The poorest 20 percent had an average income of $25,600. NJSpotlight has an interactive map and a detailed story here – so you can see poverty rates by county.

The Egg Harbor Township-based group Stop the Heroin have opened their first sober living home in Pleasantville. Lynda Cohen of BreakingAC has the details on the house and profiles the founders of the group, two parents whose son died of an overdose.

There’s a lot of talk about what Gov. Christie’s newspaper bill will mean for the local news industry (which, believe us, is already in a bad way). Basically it doesn’t mean much for sites like Route 40, which are entirely online, and perhaps it is time to push local governments further into the 21st century by changing antiquated public announcement procedures, but it sure will be a blow to local newspapers including The Press of Atlantic City. Just look at their site right now to see how big a deal they think it is.

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If you’d like to know more, Kevin Riordan from the Inquirer has a piece here.

Here are the rest of today’s headlines:

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