There’s a red-capped visitor in Union County, but he’s nothing like Santa. Elizabeth Inside Out has the story of a bank robber who has tapped multiple locations in the last few months — always wearing his signature cap.
Obamacare continues to make news on the big and small scale. The Patetson Times posted a story this past week about the school district cutting the hours of substitute teachers so as not to be compelled to provide them with healthcare — as mandated by the ACA. Meanwhile, Blogfinger continues its conversation about Obamacare down in Ocean Grove, where editor Paul Goldfinger, a cadiologist, is moderating a spirited discussion on the intricacies and impacts of the law.
A school intruder has made the news in more than one New Jersey town. When NBC’s Jeff Rossen attempted to gain access to several schools in New Jersey, he was unsuccessful in Livingston (as reported by Livingston TAP) but made his way into one elementary school in Maplewood (as reported by Maplewoodian and then Patch). The investigation, performed in the shadow of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown massacre aired on the Today Show on December 11.
Two-year-old news site New Brunswick Today continues with its investigative reporting (aided by a grant from NJ News Commons): The site reports that Rutgers has finally released its Sandy report, confirming that problems with the city’s water system led to a mass evacuation of dorms. New Brunswick Today also continues to follow up on controversy involving fraudulent water quality reporting.
Finally, Morristown Green is getting lots of traffic from a holiday piece — featuring scenes of a scenic, snowy Morristown — from locals and ex-Morristownians all across the country. “What’s cool is that all the photos were snapped with a smartphone,” writes editor Kevin Coughlin.
Our full roundup:
FBI confirms: Red-capped Elizabeth bank robber struck again in Fanwood Elizabeth Inside Out*
Obamacare Hotline @Blogfinger #4: Is Medicare analogous to the ACA Blogfinger*
Eight Months Late, Rutgers Releases Part of Secret Sandy Report New Brunswick Today
Milltown and Franklin Have Not Yet Notified Their Residents of Water Quality Violations New Brunswick Today
Hours cut for Substitute Teachers due to Obamacare Paterson Times
*Asterisks are available for reposting through the NJ News Commons Story Exchange.
NJ News Commons’ intern Andrew Guadagnino, a senior Communications and Media Arts major at Montclair State University, contributed to this report.