AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS
NEWARK — The Gateway project is expected to miss a July 14 deadline to move to the next phase in a bid to secure funding under a federal grant program. That’s because the project hasn’t received final environmental approval from the Department of Transportation, three months after local officials submitted their report. Construction on the tunnel had tentatively been planned for mid- to late 2019. By David Porter. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.
AROUND THE STATE:
— POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDED —The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police chief in New Jersey has been suspended following a scathing report that said the department regularly ignored state rules and official policy.
— SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT — A collision involving a school bus and a car in southern New Jersey has left several children with minor injuries.
— CHRISTIE-DRUG TREATMENT — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking on a new role in his efforts to help fight opioid addiction.
— COAST GUARD-CRUISE SHIP EVACUATION — The Coast Guard has come to the aid of a cruise ship passenger who was experiencing medical problems.
— FRIDAY THE 13TH — There’s nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos.
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