Mayor Don Guardian said the Atlantic City will shut down the government on April 8 unless the town receives state aid, just about everyone reports. This crisis has been in the works for months, if not years, and has been a bipartisan effort, but it still comes as a shock to see things reach this point. The mayor said essential services, including police and fire, will continue but local government functions will cease, until at least May 2. In a speech before the state assembly, Guardian said the state seemed, “hell-bent on playing a real-life game of chicken with our city.” Watch this space for more updates. Flock of Seagulls and Howard Jones are among the 80s pop stars performing in Asbury Park this summer, the Asbury Park Press reports.