P’ville Principal Arrest, Stockton Casino Deal and Brig Bag Law – Thursday’s Roundup

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The principal of Pleasantville High School, Edward Bonek, was arrested yesterday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

He’d just finished his first year as principal. Before that he was interim principal. Before that vice principal.

Brigantine is moving to ban plastic bags and we round up the latest on which nearby towns and parks have fees or bans for single-use plastic items.

Stockton’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to buy the old Golden Nugget and tear it down but keep the parking garage. I know it’s really the Atlantic Club, but I was pretty partial to the old Golden Nugget so let’s enjoy that bit of history while we can, yes?

Loyal readers may recall that on July 23, a mere 17 days ago, Route 40 was able to EXCLUSIVELY report that the old Golden Nugget had been facing foreclosure with tax liens worth almost $1 million before some mysterious entity paid them off, with interest. Now this development.

Politico reports that New Jersey could designate opioid addiction as a qualifying condition for the medical marijuana program. The head of the review panel said he supports it (paywall).

For more feats of journalism from across the region, see below:

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