Chris Franklin at NJ.com reports on a Salem County election worker who alleged, in a lawsuit, she was told to keep her mouth shut after she discovered uncounted provisional ballots from a 2016 primary election.
Politico and the Observer report on a new poll that found only 50% of respondents said New Jersey was an excellent or a good place to live. Monmouth has been doing this for 40 years, and that’s the lowest percentage they’ve seen, prompting Patrick Murray, the pollster, to declare the results a “huge warning sign” for New Jersey’s political class.
Lynda Cohen reports on the case of Ira Binder, who stole more than $352,000 from a Galloway homeowners association and got no jail time after reaching a plea deal with authorities. Binder’s lawyer said he doesn’t know what he spent the money on, but the association president says, “Binder bragged of breeding show dogs and seeing ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway several times.”
For more feats of journalism…
The life expectancy in every N.J. town, mapped–In New Jersey, just living on the wrong side of the street could mean losing a decade or more. www.nj.com
Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers–The Trump administration has moved forward with its plans to end work permits given to the spouses of skilled foreign workers, an action that could affect nearly 100,000 nationwide, including close to 12,000 in New Jersey. www.northjersey.com
OP-ED: LONG-TERM CARE PROVIDERS NEED STATE HELP WITH NEW MINIMUM WAGE–All New Jerseyans deserve care and comfort in the later years of their lives. For 31,000 people of tenuous financial means, that responsibility is in the hands of members of the Health Care Association of New Jersey and other licensed long-term care providers. In our facilities, we proudly provide quality care, around the clock, to people whose average age is 85 — many of whom are frail, blind, or disabled. www.njspotlight.com
‘Truly unique’ re-entry program gives students second chance in Atlantic City–Kareem Otto Jones’ life has a new purpose. As one of 38 individuals who completed the first HireAC! and Youth Transitions to Work casino workforce development programs, Jones, 40, beamed with pride as he stood at the podium Monday afternoon at the Atlantic City Convention Center. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
EXPERIENCED PLAYERS COME THROUGH IN SECOND HALF FOR A.C. AS VIKINGS BOUNCE EHT FROM PLAYOFFS–EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — In the middle of January, Atlantic City didn’t look anything like a state playoff qualifying team. glorydaysonline.com