Warehouse State, Hate Music Seller Shuts Down, Wild Quail – Tuesday’s Roundup

“The Garden State is on its way to becoming the Warehouse State,” according to The Record, which says that means jobs. It also seems possible that this might mean more jobs than are being lost as retail companies close down bricks-and-mortar stores. New Jersey, The Record reports, is well-suited to warehouse and logistics businesses because of its location and road networks. Amazon said earlier this year it would open a warehouse in Gloucester County.

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Norcross, TennAve, Rowan – Monday’s Roundup

George Norcross visited The Press of Atlantic City a couple of weeks ago for a 90-minute discussion about AC (and Camden, apparently) with the paper’s editorial board and reporters. The result was this interview published Friday, which is somewhat light on questioning of some of Norcross’ more bizarre assertions (“If we’d had casinos in Camden, you’d be looking at Las Vegas East”) but includes some interesting details, such as Norcross’s belief the state takeover of Atlantic City will continue even if Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy (who has said he would end the takeover) wins office.

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Behind the Scenes of AC’s Tennessee Avenue Redevelopment

We took a tour of the work being done on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City last week, to check out progress on buildings that will house three new businesses and a non-profit. The so-called Tennessee Avenue Renaissance Project consists of a dozen properties on the Inlet side of the street. The developers will be opening a coffee shop, a beer hall, a non-profit yoga studio and a chocolate bar in the first phase of the project this fall. The beer hall, named ‘The Ten’, is the largest space on the block, next to two vacant lots that will be transformed into an outdoor beer garden. A back room at the beer hall will feature pinball, pool tables and other games.

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Prescription Probe Pleas, Trump’s Opioid Commitment – Friday’s Roundup

We are back! Sorry for all the downtime, folks. We had a storage issue that took longer than we would have hoped to fix, but we learned a whole lot along the way about how to manage our site, so hopefully in the long-run it will mean a better user experience as we figure out how to fix everything.

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South Jersey Oysters, Methadone Jail Pilot – Monday’s Roundup

Three quarters of the inmates in Atlantic County’s jail are addicted to opioids and the jail is the first in the state to test out a one-year program offering methadone to inmates, reports Joe Hernandez for NewsWorks. The Atlantic/Cape May, Ocean and Burlington court systems in South Jersey run so-called Drug Courts, which help divert some people with abuse disorders to recovery services and away from the criminal justice system, but not everyone is eligible and many still end up in county jails.

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Dunes, Wine Camp, AC Community Fund – Friday’s Roundup

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The dune work in Margate is going ahead again but with some conditions, after a federal judge lifted the order that halted the construction project. The conditions are designed to increase safety in the event of any future ponding between the dunes and the bulkhead. Judge Renee Marie Bumb said the work should go ahead so Margate would not be left unprotected from storms during hurricane season. The Army Corps of engineers said it is working on solutions to the ponding problem. Read more via The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg.

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The Walk, Dunes, Beer Garden – Thursday’s Roundup

Margate and the Army Corps of Engineers were in court yesterday to testify on the ponding effect created by new dunes constructed earlier this year, reported Amy Rosenberg for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The lawyer for the Army Corps said he would “ask for suggestions” when the judge questioned him as to what could be done now to improve the problem.

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Atlantic City, Bacteria, Sales Tax – Wednesday’s Roundup

t wasn’t from the ocean or even Lake Margate/Christie, but two children in Atlantic County contracted bacterial infections from swimming at Port Republic’s beach along Nacote Creek. Both children are now well after treatment with antibiotics, but their parents took to social media to raise awareness of infection symptoms, SNJ Today Reports.

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