We’ve all seen the big headlines: “Ten days, 10 dead: Shooting deaths plague Newark” for example, But James Queally has a different angle in the Star-Ledger today — a story documenting the epidemic of unsolved nonfatal gun crimes in the state.
In other news, Rutgers’ students launched a brand new hyperlocal digital news site last week —Muckgers.com. They’re already writing about topics of interest to students and the broader community. Read their take on embattled former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti’s new job here.
Need a job? Hopefully you’ve got some tech skills because the New Jersey IT industry is poised to increase its workforce, reports NJ Tech Weekly.
In the Senate race, Booker says he’s not sure about Syria strikes, and Lonegan releases tax returns. In the gubernatorial race, health care advocates are blaming Chris Christie for a lack of funds to promote new health care exchanges. Meanwhile, New Jerseyans will only enjoy a brief reprieve from political ads (we’ve seen WAY too much of the New York mayoral candidates) as Christie’s political ads are scheduled to launch this Thursday.
Back to health care: NJTV, NewsWorks and WBGO News covered U.S. Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius’ visit to the state to promote the new exchanges and her response to a proposed Rite Aid boycott by Lonegan.
Our full roundup:
Nonfatal shootings continue to plague N.J. cities, thousands of cases unsolved since 2008 Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Football season is here. Where in the world is Tim Pernetti? Muckgers
Confident NJ Tech Industry Ready to Hire, Increase IT Workforce, Says NJTC Survey NJ Tech Weekly
New Jersey Senate Hopeful Lonegan Releases Tax Returns CBS Local
Booker on Syria crisis: ‘not convinced’ right now that a strike is needed PolitckerNJ
Source: Christie re-election commercials to start Associated Press
Health Care Advocates Not So Sure Insurance Sign-Ups Will Go Smoothly NJ Spotlight*
Lawmakers Act on Christie’s Conditional Vetoes NJTV*
Raising Awareness About the Affordable Care Act NJTV*
U.S. Secretary of Health Fires Back at Lonegan’s Call to Boycott Rite Aid WBGO News
In Camden, answering Affordable Care Act questions — with ‘appearance’ by U.S. Health Secretary Sebelius NewsWorks*
Essex County College Won’t Honor VHS Grad’s Scholarship MyVeronaNJ.com*
NASCAR drops Stafford Township’s Martin Truex Jr. from Cup playoff field Press of Atlantic City
Moorestown mayor wants to pull back ordinance Philadelphia Inquirer
9/11 Anniversary Prompts More Transit Security NJ 101.5
N.J. Bar Closes Amid Growing Mumps Outbreak ABC News
Tropical Storm Gabrielle re-forms, expected to kick up surf Wednesday through Friday Jersey Shore Hurricane News*
*Stories with asterisks are available for reposting through the NJ News Commons Story Exchange.