Happy Friday Campers, it’s snowing at Camelback and I wish I’d played hooky to take the kids skiing, but instead I’m refreshing the webcam every few minutes.
Hopefully spring gets here soon, for all our sakes.
In realer news: The New York Times profiled Andy Kim, the Democrat looking to unseat Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional district. Meanwhile, MacArthur called Kim a cheater for owning a condo in D.C. and a few days ago, somebody suggested Kim was a communist.
Hard to tell what would hurt Kim more among the Pineys of Ocean County: actual evidence of a scandal or an endorsement from the New York Times.
Elsewhere in real estate, what the hell is it with these people and their doors?
Eradicating Polio is a Special Interest.
Veteran reporter Susan Livio wrote yesterday on Twitter, “I’ve been at the statehouse for a while now and I haven’t seen this kind of crowd at a committee hearing.” Why? Because an assembly bill would require parents who want their children to avoid getting vaccinations on religious grounds to have to submit a notarized letter. “You Democrats destroy America!” one of them allegedly yelled.
Elsewhere in religious liberty.
Elsewhere in maritime liberty, the new rules for fluke and sea bass were announced! Mel Taylor takes you on a ride with local fishermen Mike Shepherd, Noel Feliciano and Dave Showell to talk the upcoming season.
The PSE&G subsidy bill is still kicking…
Lastly, beloved chronicler of New Jersey-ness Molly Fitzpatrick has written an oral history of the MTV show Jersey Shore. We know they’re not from New Jersey, but we’re stuck with each other and happy to have Molly Fitz to explain it, so we don’t have to watch.
For more feats of journalism from around your region, see below:
Glatz Named Cherokee Football’s Next Head Coach–EVESHAM—Brian Glatz has been named the next head coach for Cherokee High School’s football program.
The March 25 announcement came shortly after a meeting of the Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education concluded. pinebarrenstribune.com
Ex-detective gets 18 months in prison for mortgage fraud–A former detective with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for her role in a $200,000 mortgage fraud scheme in which she ended up re-purchasing her house for $1. www.nj.com
N.J. bill would allow automatic voter registration at welfare, parole offices–New Jersey Democrats on Thursday vastly expanded a bill that would automatically register New Jersey residents to vote at Motor Vehicle Commission offices to also include a wide swath of state agencies such as welfare offices and the parole board. www.politico.com
State sells off $49 million in bonds to pay deferred AC pension, healthcare contributions–More than $49 million in bonds were sold by the state Department of Community Affairs on Wednesday to finance pension and healthcare contributions to city employees that were deferred in 2015 in the midst of its budget crisis. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Stockton University to sell Seaview–The Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club could have a new owner soon, as the university will consider selling the property at a Monday meeting. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Atlantic City Natives Looking To Help Other Addicts With Minor Adjustments–Michael Williams Jr. spent 22 years in and out of prison as he struggled with his addiction to drugs.
So when the Atlantic City native got clean in 2009, he saw it as a chance not only to help himself, but other battling the same demons. breakingac.com
Fight For Galloway Girl Goes From Hope To Heartbreak–Lisa Jackson was banking on a miracle.
Now, she’s just hoping for a few more days. breakingac.com