Morning News Digest: Nov. 14th

‘Aid in dying’ bill passes Assembly following last-minute debate

TRENTON – Following a last minute push to gardener the votes needed to pass, the General Assembly today approved A2270, a bill that allows terminally ill patients to end their lives by obtaining and self-administering lethal doses of medication from a doctor. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




Assembly passes Port Authority Reform package, now on to guv’s desk

TRENTON – The legislative package aimed at reforming an embattled Port Authority cleared its final hurdle today, when it passed the General Assembly 74-0-1. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




Wilson on LD5 Senate opening: ‘I’m interested’

TRENTON – State Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-5) said that he wouldn’t mind filling the state Legislative District 5 gap created by the recent victory of incumbent State Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5) in New Jersey’s First Congressional District race. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




Ruiz ‘150 K percent’ behind Pintor Marin, Spencer in potential 2015 LD29 primary

TRENTON – State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) made it clear that if there is a primary challenge in her 29th Legislative District in 2015, she will stand firmly behind her legislative colleagues, Democratic Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and L. Grace Spencer. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




N.J. college students would no longer be required to buy meal plans under bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON — New Jersey’s colleges and universities would be banned from forcing students to purchase meal plans under a bill passed by the state Assembly today. (Friedman/NJ Advance Media for




Supporters of N.J. pig bill presenting Chris Christie’s office with 125,000 signatures today

WOODBRIDGE — Twin sisters living in New Jersey hope to deliver 125,000 signatures to Gov. Chris Christie today collected from people urging him to sign into law a controversial pig bill with presidential implications. (Arco/NJ Advance Media for




Healthcare enrollment push in North Jersey gets a personal touch

Round 2 of President Obama’s health care overhaul starts on Saturday as the three-month enrollment period for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins. This year, health insurance is going retail. (Washburn/The Bergen Record)




Bogota mayor-elect pledges to end political infighting

BOGOTA — Voters’ demands for an efficient government and tax relief in the borough will come when there is unity on the governing body, said Chris Kelemen, who took a ceremonial oath of office as mayor Thursday night. (Morrison/The Bergen Record)




‘Sopranos’ Family gets together as James Gandolfini is inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

“God bless Jimmy.” (Rohan/The Bergen Record)




Sheridans’ son was charged with cocaine possession after deaths

SKILLMAN, N.J. – Hours after Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, were pulled from their fire-ravaged bedroom and pronounced dead Sept. 28, one of the couple’s sons was arrested for cocaine possession, police records show. (Staff/Philadelphia Inquirer) Morning News Digest: Nov. 14th