Everybody reports on the decision to pull the bill on legal marijuana for lack of votes in the senate.
NJ.com’s story points out the governor, the “state’s legislative leaders” and 60% of New Jerseyans support the idea but that is not the way this operates. Politico reports four South Jersey Democrats in the Senate were no’s and one was a “soft” yes.
Murphy, Sweeney and Coughlin said they might try another version of the bill this summer, maybe sooner.
The Press and NJ.com report on the dozens of dogfish sharks that washed up on the beach over the weekend. One conservation officer said they might have gotten stranded on the marshes during the v. high tide, pulled out to sea and then blown back onto the beach.
Strip Club Suit
A dancer from Marlton is suing a strip club in Burlington alleging management effectively tried to force her into prostitution, stole her tips and her co-workers tips and treated them as independent contractors, in violation of labor laws.
The club denies the allegations, but it also calls itself the “Delaware Valley’s premier gentleman’s club” so keep that in mind as you assess credibility.
For more feats of journalism…
Margate beach project coming to a close–MARGATE – A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed construction of five outfall pipes designed to carry stormwater from Margate beach-block street-ends to the ocean. www.downbeach.com
‘Alien: The Play’ at N.J. high school to get encore performances–The show will go on for a New Jersey high school’s wildly popular “Alien: The Play” musical after it attracted national attention over the weekend from celebrities and journalists on Twitter, going viral for its out-of-this-world set and costume designs. www.nj.com
Wettest year on record takes toll on some Pinelands trails–Wearing tall waders, David Sauder walked across partially submerged concrete trails that snake through part of the Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, a 767-acre forest and wetland named after the road that leads to it. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
DEP SAYS FIVE COMPANIES MUST PAY FOR PFAS CONTAMINATION IN NJ–New Jersey stepped up its nation-leading efforts to curb toxic PFAS chemicals on Monday by ordering five industrial companies to pay for the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites, and hand over details on their manufacture, use and discharge of the chemicals. www.firstenergycorp.com