A Charismatic Bird
The Press of AC has a cool story about the bird believed to be New Jersey’s oldest osprey. He’s down in Maurice River Township and arrived a little later than expected to the nest this year, but he returned.
Atlantic County has dropped its challenge to the PILOT, AC Primetime reports. Under a tentative agreement, the county would get 11.95% of the annual casino payment, sted the 13.5% Chris Christie once promised, though the actual percentage will vary over the next ten years, Mel Taylor reports.
The busybodies at the Giffords Law Center estimated that gun violence costs New Jersey $3.3 billion per year by the time you’ve added up health care, lost income, law enforcement etc. expenses and “reduced quality of life attributable to pain and suffering” (h/t to the valuable NJ Spotlight).
“New Jersey has the sixth-lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states,” per the report.
He Got It Last Time Too
Tom MacArthur got the endorsement of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council because of course he did. I mean, if there’s one thing I know about Republican financiers it’s that they love labor rights.
Speaking of William Mullen, the new executive director of the CRDA, Matt Doherty, sat down with NJ Advance media to talk about Atlantic City and I’d be lying to you if I said it set my world on fire, but it’s worth reading. By all means. “There’s truly an opportunity for a rebirth of an urban area like Atlantic City and now’s the time,” Doherty said. Springsteen wrote that “maybe everything that dies someday comes back” line in 1982 and it’s like it’s been “someday” every six months for the last 36 years.
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State gets $45K for worker with asthma fired for requesting his inhaler–A man with asthma who suffered shortness of breath while working on an assembly line outside of Trenton will receive $45,000 after the company fired him when he said he wanted to go home and get his inhaler. www.nj.com
170 layoffs planned at two South Jersey firms–BERLIN TWP. – Two South Jersey employers have announced plans to lay off almost 170 workers. www.courierpostonline.com
Construction workers rescue Ventnor woman as fire engulfs home–VENTNOR – The quick action of a construction crew working nearby saved the life of an elderly Ventnor Heights woman as fire engulfed her Balfour Avenue home Monday, April 23. downbeachpilot.com
New Jersey Residents Uneasy About the Economy, Poll Says–New Jerseyans aren’t feeling confident about the state’s economy, according to a new poll. observer.com
Which New Jersey hospitals are the safest?–Fewer hospitals in New Jersey earned an "A" for patient safety in the latest national report card released Tuesday.
That drove New Jersey's national rank down from 11th to 17th best for the strategies they used to prevent infections, falls and other harmful mistakes, according to the report. www.nj.com
Kelm sworn in as Longport Beach Patrol chief–LONGPORT — Beach Patrol Capt. Matthew Kelm was promoted to chief April 18 at Borough Hall. www.shorenewstoday.com
‘BLACK MAMAS’ HIGHLIGHT RACIAL MATERNAL-HEALTH DISPARITIES–Black mothers die of issues related to pregnancy or birth at more than three and a half times the rate of white women in New Jersey. The reasons go beyond the usual barriers to healthcare, insurance, or economic support, and also involve the physical stress of experiencing racism on a daily basis. www.njspotlight.com
NJ’S TOP COURT ENDS LIFETIME REGISTRATION FOR MINORS UNDER MEGAN’S LAW–Juvenile sex offenders can no longer be required to register as such for the rest of their lives, as the state Supreme Court on Tuesday called that aspect of what is known as Megan’s law unconstitutional. www.njspotlight.com
South Jersey college drone classes help students become entrepreneurs–BRIGANTINE — Once an aspiring chemist, 21-year-old Eric Cwiklinski is now the proprietor of his own aerial photography business, thanks to an accidental run-in with drones. www.pressofatlanticcity.com