New Jerseyans are doing less *Love-Making* yet contracting more sexually transmitted diseases, according to a scintillating story from the valuable Spotlight. Chlamydia cases were up 21% last year, gonorrhea up 67%, syphilis up 76%–even as people *Love-Made* nine fewer times per year. I’m not an economist, but that doesn’t seem right.
Elsewhere in facts-and-figures, Molly Bilinski of the Press of AC has an informative story on the cost of incarceration, as two South Jersey counties get set to build new jails.
Two more lawsuits were filed against Stockton, accusing the school of not adequately protecting students from sexual harassment or sexual assault. That’s seven so far.
For more feats of journalism, see below:
Atlantic City-Based Nautilus Offshore Wind Project Under Official Review–The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today announced its official acceptance of the application tendered by EDF Renewables and Fishermen’s Energy for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project. www.marketwatch.com
County workshop helps arts and cultural groups prepare for emergencies–MAYS LANDING – In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will host a free workshop, Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Arts and Cultural Organizations, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Atlantic County Veterans Museum, 189 Route 50. www.downbeach.com
Billhimer expected to be nominated as Ocean County prosecutor–Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to nominate Bradley Billhimer, a veteran criminal defense attorney, to a five-year term as Ocean County prosecutor, sources said. www.app.com
NJ BECOMES FIRST STATE TO REGULATE CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL AS EPA LAGS–New Jersey on Tuesday became the first state to regulate the PFAS class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and other illnesses, but which is not regulated by the federal government. This despite a growing national focus on risks to public health from the chemicals in drinking water. www.njspotlight.com
The gas tax was just raised, and it could keep going up–New Jersey's gas tax is going up this fall for the second time in two years. And all indications are that it is going to keep going up, an industry expert says. www.nj.com