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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 18, 2019

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’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

RECYCLING-INVESTMENTS

ALBANY, N.Y. — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. By Mary Esch. SENT: About 860 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-HISTORY OF REEVEYTOWN

TINTON FALLS — Before the stench of the landfill made life unbearable for many who live near Shafto Road, the Reeveytown section of town was a haven, a place of wild blueberry bushes and peastone crossroads. Most of what is Reeveytown lies between the narrow-upstream portion of the Shark River and Asbury Avenue. In the 1970s and 1980s, Monmouth County acquired 900 acres of the land by eminent domain to make the landfill. The people who lived there or who have relatives there have not forgotten. Dan Radel, Asbury Park Press.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHEMICAL PLANT FIRE _ Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors due to potential danger from fumes.

GAS PRICES _ Drivers in New Jersey and across the nation got a break at the pump last week due to a dramatic drop in demand, but analysts warn that the respite might not last heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

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