Shana Tova to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week. We're kicking it off with a little good news and some "meh" news from New Jersey. The good news first: drivers running red lights abroad (and by "abroad" I mean out of state) may soon find themselves protected from fines. The "meh" news: it seems that's how viewers felt about last night's Miss America 2.0 competition in Atlantic City. If you didn't watch well, you're certainly not alone and we've got the results for you.

— Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, morningnewsletter@philly.com)

A red light photo enforcement sign is seen below a red light camera Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Lawrence Township, N.J.
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A red light photo enforcement sign is seen below a red light camera Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Lawrence Township, N.J.

New Jerseyans: have you ever returned home from a trip out of state only to find you were caught running a red light and have to pay up?

A few lawmakers from the Garden State are trying to make that a thing of the past. Years ago, the state ended its own red-light camera program and now it wants to protect residents from obliging other jurisdictions.

And before you ask: no, that does not give you the green light to run the red.

In August, a probe into Glen Mills Schools, a residential education facility, was launched after a staffer attacked a 17-year-old boy.

The attack, which outraged City Council members, was caught on surveillance video and prompted a Department of Human Services investigation.

On Friday, two former counselors, Chris Medina and Patrick Raquet, were arrested in connection with the brutal attack. If convicted, they could each be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

After quite the tumultuous year for the competition, Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, was crowned Miss America 2.0 last night in Atlantic City.

The competition's new format played out like a glamorous job interview as contestants wrote and read answers for each other and gave "social impact statements." Gone were the swimsuit and runway portions.

The past year of turmoil for the Miss America Organization showed this weekend as posters with board chairwoman Gretchen Carlson's face and the words "So Fake" were found around the city.

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The Fun Shop in 1967, a onetime Wildwood Boardwalk institution that has been lost to the ages.

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Take a trip back in time to the gag-filled Fun Shop, perhaps the wackiest and tackiest store in the Wildwood boardwalk’s history.