Naloxone, Solar, Stockton – Monday’s Roundup

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A pharmacy in Egg Harbor Township is giving out brands of the so-called overdose-antidote drug naloxone for free, to help more people get access to the life-saving medication. “This is our way of helping get naloxone to patients. It’s our civil duty at this point,” Andrew Lyle, director of business development at Curexa in EHT, told the Press of Atlantic City here.

The solar industry nationwide is booming – but in New Jersey, it’s not. Solar industry employment last year fell 14 percent in the garden state – you can read more at NJ Spotlight and also listen to an interview the reporter did with WNYC (link on the same page). The state hands out lucrative incentives to solar companies that are part-funded by a controversial fee added to electric customers’ bills. Some lawmakers have questioned the long-term viability of funding incentives that way, which has added to uncertainty over the future of the solar industry in the state and put a dampener on hiring last year.

On Friday we wrote about Stockton University’s interest in some or all of Bader Field for sporting facilities (making use of the existing baseball stadium and the skate zone) as well as a marine science and resiliency study center. You can read that story here.

Other headlines from the weekend and today include a Galloway man arrested in a triple murder, Jeff Gural’s persistent hope for a casino and Atlantic City’s fire department proving once again that they are not as dispensable as the state would like, by battling a blaze in a house occupied by drug users (one firefighter was injured). Read the rest of the headlines here:

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