Primaries, Hep C, Singh – Thursday’s Roundup

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New Jersey’s 2nd legislative district (AKA most of Atlantic County) is one of the only districts in the state that is split between Republicans and Democrats. This year, Senator Jim Whelen’s retirement means there is a little more to fight over than usual, and it is shaping up to be an expensive fight. NJ Spotlight has a broad look here at the upcoming primaries across the state, with a few details on South Jersey.

Hep C
More and more suburban New Jerseyans who are addicted to opioids also have hepatitis C, according to a new study reported by NJ Spotlight. A study in Princeton found that 41 percent of addicts treated in one healthcare network were infected with Hep C.

Stars from an Absecon backyard, via @matt.hecht on Instagram.

There is a little writeup here on NJSpotlight from an interview with Atlantic County’s Hirsh Singh on WNYC yesterday. Singh, 31, is running for governor. He says he has no government experience but he is right for the job because he is “the only true conservative in the race.” His biggest concern is making New Jersey affordable again, he says.

In the rest of the news from yesterday and today, read about Mike Tyson’s upcoming induction into the inaugural boxing hall of fame (in Atlantic City) and that time Trump made boxing great again, the ACUA made a second payout to an employee who alleged discrimination, the state pension plan reported double-digit financial returns last year, and a Marlton psychiatrist’s license was temporarily suspended over opioid prescriptions. All that and more below:

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