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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

March 30, 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:

MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES

NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment. By Meskin Fekadou.

EXCHANGE:

NEWARK CONCERT HALL

NEWARK _ Don’t think that Newark’s queen of performance art has lost her historical splendor. Taneshia Nash Laird is making sure of that with ambitious plans as the new president and chief executive officer of the Newark Performing Arts Corporation (NPAC), the organization that operates the iconic Newark Symphony Hall. “She is still on that pedestal,” Laird said. “The queen just needs her crown polished.” It’s expensive polish, though, because ol’ girl is 94-years-old and high maintenance. By Barry Carter, NJ.com. SENT: About 900 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES _ Gas prices are beginning the spring with a surge that has motorists digging deeper at the pump, but they aren’t expected to reach the highs of last spring.

SPORTS:

HKN--BLUES-DEVILS

NEWARK _ The St. Louis Blues visit the New Jersey Devils.

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