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■ John Wisniewski, a New Jersey assem­bly­man, has in­tro­duced a bill to let the public rent a house on Is­land Beach State Park that is now re­served for the state’s gover­nors, in­clud­ing Chris Christie, who va­ca­tioned there with his fam­ily dur­ing a state gov­ern­ment shut­down that had oth­er­wise blocked public ac­cess to the park.

■ Florence Bearse of Ban­gor, Maine, who cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day this week, cred­ited her longevity to her love of wine and sug­gested that peo­ple shouldn’t “take any baloney” if they, too, want to live to be 100.

■ Dr. Brenda Fitzger­ald, the head of the Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Public Health, was named by Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tary Tom Price to lead the U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s top public-health agency.

■ Charles Payne, the host of Fox Busi­ness Net­work’s Mak­ing Money who ac­cord­ing to the Los An­ge­les Times was sus­pended af­ter he was ac­cused of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, wrote on Twit­ter that he will fight the al­le­ga­tions “like a lion armed with truth.”

■ Nina Bac­cala, 44, who was con­victed of breach of peace and sen­tenced to 25 days in jail af­ter ver­bally as­sault­ing a gro­cery store man­ager in 2013, was ac­quit­ted of the mis­de­meanor by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which ruled her pro­fan­ity-laced ti­rade was con­sti­tu­tion­ally pro­tected free speech as “fight­ing words.”

■ Adames Ben­itez, 52, who is ac­cused of try­ing to im­per­son­ate a U.S. se­na­tor to get in­side Trump Tower in New York while car­ry­ing two knives, was ar­rested on charges of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon and pos­ses­sion of a forged in­stru­ment.

■ Terri Lynn Rote, an Iowa woman charged with vot­ing twice for Don­ald Trump be­cause, she said, she be­lieved Trump’s claims that the elec­tion was rigged and thought that her first bal­lot would be al­tered, pleaded guilty to elec­tion mis­con­duct.

■ Alexis Tsipras, 42, Greece’s prime min­is­ter, un­der­went her­nia surgery at an Athens hos­pi­tal and should be re­leased this week­end, Deputy Health Min­is­ter Pav­los Po­lakis said.

■ Jerry Lynn of Ross Town­ship, Pa., who 13 years ago lost an alarm clock be­hind a wall dur­ing a home project, no longer will suf­fer daily beep­ing at 6:50 p.m., or 7:50 p.m. if it’s day­light sav­ing time, thanks to the own­ers of Low-Cost Heat­ing and Air Con­di­tion­ing, who saw his story on TV and of­fered to re­move the clock for him.

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