The Most Powerful Woman in Atlantic City! and more in Monday’s Route 40 Roundup

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The incisive Amy Rosenberg reports on Sheila Oliver, who could be the most powerful official in Atlantic City after being named head of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs by the next governor. Oliver was elected lt. governor November 7.

Read Amy R.’s story to discover Ms. Oliver’s views on water-privatization, the state takeover and the millions of dollars being paid to Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi. Also, what’s Don Guardian think of Sheila O.? Frank Gilliam seemed less keen to discuss.

New Jersey’s schools are “among the most segregated in the nation,” NJ Spotlight reports. Nearly 10% of the state’s students attend “apartheid schools.”

In related news, The Philly Inquirer interviews “Civilian 1” who’s at the center of a civil-rights case against the former chief of the Bordentown Township police.

In more related news, nobody wants to run for school board in New Jersey apparently, and you could have got elected just by emailing a few of your friends.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy is at a press conference with Donald Norcross and Steve Sweeney today, Politico reports.

In the rest of the headlines from the weekend and this morning, the Pine Barrens Tribune has more (and rather more important) details on the ongoing mess at Pinelands Regional High School, and the NJSpotlight takes a look at whether the arbitration cap for cops and firefighters will be extended in the lame duck session. All that and more below:

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