A week ago ROI-NJ reported that Melissa Orsen, the chief executive of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, had resigned and was expected to be named general counsel for South Jersey Industries, whose headquarters are moving right here to Albany Avenue (aka Route 40!). Today Politico follows up with the fun addendum that SJI subsidiary South Jersey Gas was awarded $12.6 million to move from Folsom to A.C. in August 2015, a few months after she became EDA chief.
Everyone sees that looks weird, right?
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Atlantic City’s Caspian Ave beach, via @emlynhughes6 on Instagram.
The longtime chair of the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival, Lynn Giamalis, has died shortly after being diagnosed with acute leukemia, the Pine Barrens Tribune reports.
“She asked the doctor if she could wait until after the festival to begin treatment.”
The US Supreme Court hears arguments December 4 on legal sports betting in New Jersey. How will they rule and what will it mean for you?
Water is Life
A water-quality group is set to consider recommending new limits on perfluorooctane sulfonate, a chemical “linked to cancer, developmental problems, and changes to the human immune system,” NJ Spotlight reports.
Tony Bell was looking forward to his mom’s mac and cheese. But Juju the pitbull was too, apparently. Result: Kitchen disaster!
But the video of the trip to the shelter to put some sense in Juju had some hilarious moments, Lynda Cohen reports. There were 4 million views as of this a.m.
Elsewhere in South Jersey, a bill that would ban getting sh*t-hammered and flying your drone is moving through the state senate and the Philly Inquirer has a fun profile of Harold “Skeets” Heritage founder of Heritage Dairy Stores. (During the Depression, Skeets “started a dairy business with only one cow that had a broken leg.”) All that and more:
$85 million commercial fishing industry feeds Cape May County economy–Southern Cape May County’s commercial fishing industry is worth $85 million, according to a recently released federal report. www.shorenewstoday.com
Santa’s arrival signals start of holiday season in Ocean City–Carolers strolled the downtown singing holiday music as horse-drawn carriages carried passengers along garland-lined streets. www.shorenewstoday.com
Fitness helps a Ventnor woman stay sober–At only 29 years old, Christina Waters, of Ventnor, already looks back on her life and sees it defined by extremes. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Garden State Growth Zone remains top priority in lame-duck session–A bill designating the area around the Atlantic City International Airport a Garden State Growth Zone will be in line for a vote Thursday in the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Immigration Decision a Nightmare for Local Haitian Families–Every time New Jersey Haitians return to their native country, they are reminded of the lasting devastation from the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew last year. www.app.com
Gov.-elect Murphy volunteers on Thanksgiving: ‘We need a stronger safety net’–Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says New Jersey needs "a stronger safety net" when it comes to affordable housing and access to food. www.nj.com
New Jersey’s Latest Bear Hunt May Also Be Last For A While–Hunters across New Jersey are making final preparations for the state's next black bear hunt, which also may be the last one the state holds for some time. While a formal decision won't be made until next year, the hunt's future seemed to be sealed on election night, when Democrat Phil Murphy - who has called for a moratorium on the hunts - won the gubernatorial race. www.philly.com
Delaware Memorial Bridge Gets $35 Million Dehumidifier–When it gets really humid in your home, envelopes stick together and mold can begin to grow. When humid air gets to the steel cables which support one of the world's largest suspension bridges it can create a $1 billion problem. www.philly.com
Galloway Mom Fighting To Save Daughter From Inoperable Brain Tumor–Lisa Jackson is banking on a miracle.
The single mom from Galloway Township watched last year as her sweet, smart and active daughter went from a normal toddler to an irritable, struggling child.
Atlantic City Event Warms Homeless While Honoring Man Lost To Violence–Nearly 300 of Atlantic City’s needy will be warmer this winter thanks to two friends from Pleasantville.
Jason Smart-El and James Pressley hosted a hat, scarf and gloves giveaway at Atlantic City’s Turning Point Center on Saturday. breakingac.com
Firefighters Battle Large House Fire In Pleasantville–Firefighters were battling a large house fire Sunday night in Pleasantville.
The fire was burning a home on Second Street near Washington Avenue. breakingac.com