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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

July 8, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TRENTON — New Jersey’s latest budget didn’t include recreational marijuana legalization, but a top state lawmaker says the Legislature will take up the issue this summer. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 640 words, photos.


BERKELEY HEIGHTS — President Donald Trump is nearing a decision on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a weekend of deliberation at his New Jersey golf club.



WILDWOOD — For decades, local surfers have relied on the artistry and creativity of legendary shapers such as Sea Isle City’s Brian Heritage, Cape May’s Steve “Hag” Piacentine, Wildwood Crest’s Mike Sciarra and Egg Harbor Township’s Brian Wynn for their boards. Now there’s a new wave in the surfboard industry. Sciarra and his son Chris, owners of Kona Surf Co. in Wildwood, are now using an Australian shaping machine called the APS3000 to make their surf boards and standup paddleboards. Surfing Magazine dubbed it, “The Holy Grail of Surfboard Machines.” David Weinberg, Press of Atlantic City. SENT: About 640 words.


BICYCLIST KILLED — Authorities have released the name of a bicyclist killed in an early morning accident in New Jersey.


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