A federal judge ruled Atlantic City must pay nearly $679,000 to cover legal fees for Steven Stadler, who was beaten by police officers after he robbed a car wash on Albany Avenue.
Stadler’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, told the Press of AC, “I don’t charge my client, and getting paid is contingent on winning these cases. So when I win, you better believe I’m going to come after every penny I’m entitled to.”
She has three more cases against the ACPD in the pipeline.
The Bloustein School at Rutgers released its regional report yesterday and it’s titled, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back” which suggests maybe news of the demise of the suburbs has been greatly exaggerated. The study says suburban population growth has again surpassed that of the urban core, but they stress this doesn’t make it a trend. They stressed the last trend was not a trend either. They may be “trendlets” or “dead cat bounces.” We keep using this word “trend” in other words, but we’re not so sure it means what you think it means.
The Ventnor Planning Board is considering zoning changes in the St. Leonard’s Tract. Nanette LoBiondo is on that story, you better believe.
For more feats of journalism from across the region, see below:
MacArthur and Kim go head-to-head as 3rd Congressional District race heats up–Rep. Tom MacArthur, President Donald Trump’s closest ally in the New Jersey congressional delegation, cast himself as a pragmatic congressman willing to take on the president when necessary. www.politico.com
NJ marijuana legalization: Opponents say decriminalize, don’t legalize–NEPTUNE - The most active opponents to New Jersey marijuana legalization met with Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Tuesday in hopes of preventing legal weed in the Garden State. www.app.com
Herds of cownose rays are joining swimmers down the Shore–They are big creatures, and they travel together in big numbers. Now they're making their annual visit to the Jersey Shore, both annoying and entertaining swimmers. www.nj.com
SALE OF OYSTER CREEK COULD SPEED UP DECOMMISSIONING BY DECADES–Exelon yesterday announced it has agreed to sell the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant to Holtec International, a step that could accelerate the decommissioning of the nation’s oldest commercial nuclear unit to just eight years. www.njspotlight.com
Heading to community college in NJ? It will be free for some students come spring–Several thousand low-income students will be able to attend community college without tuition or fees next spring under a program Gov. Phil Murphy's office announced Tuesday. www.northjersey.com
N.J.’s best hot dog joint: The 10 finalists revealed!–After much deliberation we have the 10 finalists in our N.J.'s best hot dog joint showdown. www.nj.com
Ocean City’s Night in Venice boat parade–A "Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Champions" themed float during the 64th annual Night in Venice boat parade in Ocean City, N.J., Saturday, July 28, 2018. www.nj.com