State aid

    Nine New Jersey cities will split $139 million is state aid. But there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The communities will be expected to develop detailed spending plans and remain under the watchful eye of the state.

    Camden will receive $69 million,Trenton will get $27.1 million, Paterson will get $22.3 and Union city will get $13 million, first reported.

    The rest of the aid is to be split among East Orange, Passaic, Lawnside, Irvington and Bridgeton, getting $2.85 million, $1.45 million, $1.4 million, $1 million and $855,000, respectively.


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