Gay rights advocates are hoping to put those Earth, Wind & Fire lyrics into practice as a NJ Superior Court judge expects to rule on marriage equality some time in September — at the earliest. Whatever Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson rules regarding same-sex marriage, however, it is expected that the decision will be appealed.
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WBGO News and NewsWorks have a different angle on the sale of the NJ Devils: the new buyer is the ownership team of the Philadelphia 76ers. New owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer vowed to keep both teams where they are.
In South Jersey, NewsWorks has a story on how Rowan University is a boon to growth in the town of Glassboro, and West Deptford Patch follows up on the story of Autumn Pasquale — the Gloucester County girl whose disappearance and death transfixed the state in 2012.
In other news, the Federal government is providing funding to get out the word about healthcare exchanges that go live in October, the Meadowlands is doing a boffo job of cleaning the air, experts tell legislators that the state is taking the wrong approach to Sandy recovery, and a decision on medical marijuana use is expected from the governor today.
A Wealth of Difference in Fed Funding for NY, NJ on Obamacare WNYC/NJPR
NJ Organizations Get $2 Million to Get Word Out About Health Care Exchanges NJTV*
Feds Name ‘Navigators’ to Steer Residents through Insurance Marketplace NJ Spotlight*
Judge Won’t Have Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Before September NJTV*
Legislators Hear Sandy Recovery Taking “Wrong Approach’ NJPR
Expert Testimony Concludes State Is Decidedly Not Stronger Than Sandy NJ Spotlight*
U.S. Senate Battle Begins in New Jersey WNYC/NJPR
Devils announce sale of team to billionaire Josh Harris Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
76ers owners buy N.J. Devils hockey franchise NewsWorks*
New Jersey governor to decide on medical marijuana bill for kids AP
Newark PD becomes first in country to release monthly stop-and-frisk data Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Autumn Pasquale Killer Takes Plea Deal, Faces 17 Years West Deptford Patch
Rowan University’s growth fueling a economic boom for Glassboro NewsWorks*
Man shot in Paramus is career criminal who recently got out of jail Cliffview Pilot*
Bill Would Cap Salaries At Local Authorities WBGO News
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie impresses GOP meeting in Boston, officials say Boston.com
Backroom collision course as three statewide names circulate among Dems Politicker NJ