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You Oughta Be in Pictures

New Jersey doesn’t need to rely solely on its beaches and mountains for tourism: NJ Spotlight reports that TV shows set in the Garden State are drawing busloads of tourists — whether or not the shows are actually filmed here.

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Feeling Nucky today? Steve Buscemi plays Nucky Johnson in HBO’s Atlantic City drama “Boardwalk Empire.” Credit: Macall B. Polay/Courtesy of HBO

School may have started, but Newark public schools — and others throughout the nation — suffer yearly from late notifications by teachers who aren’t coming back. Why? Teachers want to keep their healthcare through the summer. NJPR’s Sarah Gonzalez also reports on high student absenteeism rates in Newark and efforts to reduce absences.

In Monmouth County, some students may be out with the mumps. NJ 101.5 reports that the source of the outbreak has been identified as a restaurant in Belmar.

Post Labor Day, there’s lots of political news: Columnist Dick Polman takes Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan to task on what Polman calls his Mad Men era views on masculinity. Back in Newark, Lonegan stood on the City Hall steps to announce that he is suing the city clerk’s office for access to Booker’s expenditures as mayor. Meanwhile, Chris Christie is blasting Barbara Buono’seducation plan.

WBGO News and NJTV’s NJ Today both report on 10 homicides in 10 days in Newark — and the response by Newark pols.

Mary Miraglia captures the pathos of a sentencing hearing for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend to death at the Bergen County courthouse, where the judge used the sentencing to caution the public about the excalation of domestic violence. Meanwhile, NJ 101.5 questions whether gun buyback programs are making communities in NJ safer.

Our full roundup:

TV Shows and Films Set in NJ Can Spell Big Payday for Tourism Industry NJ Spotlight*
String of mumps cases traced to D’Jais Bar & Grill in Belmar News 12 New Jersey
Why Students … and Teachers Aren’t All in Class by the First Day of School WNYC/NJPR
Judge cites dangers of domestic violence in sentencing Dumont killer to 45 years Cliffview Pilot*
Do Gun Buyback Programs Make NJ Safer? [Poll/Audio] NJ101.5
Newark Plagued by Rash of Recent Homicides WBGO News
10 Homicides in 10 Days Draws Hundreds to Newark City Hall Rally NJTV*
Cory Booker: Gay or guy? NewsWorks*
In Newark, Lonegan says he is suing for Booker’s city records Philadelphia Inquirer
Booker v. Lonegan on the Syria question PolitickerNJ
Christie: Buono’s education plan ‘ridiculous’ Philadelphia Inquirer
N.J. tax report is incomplete; Christie criticized for not releasing monthly revenue data The Record
Nutley 78-year-old, rescued in Passaic River, goes about busy day Bloomfield Life
Seaside Heights officials don’t know where all the emergency supplies from Army-Navy store wentStar-Ledger/NJ.com*
Forum places a tragic face on drug addiction Press of Atlantic City
Effort to combat obesity gets Camden children outside more, eating better Courier-Post
8 Yr. Old Wins Award for Reporting Haddonfield House Fire Haddonfield-Haddon Township Patch

 

 

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