Yesterday Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled that the state of New Jersey can cut salaries, change overtime and health coverage and limit terminal leave payouts for Atlantic City police, but he stopped short of allowing the state to proceed with job cuts. As with his previous – similar – decision in the case between the fire department and the state, Mendez found that job cuts before a full hearing would cause “irreparable harm”. Read all the details via Lynda Cohen at BreakingAC.
Railroad tracks in Atlantic County via @bilitis25 on Instagram.
A Nuclear Mistake
Ooops. An alert set out last night that there was an incident at a Salem County nuclear plant was a mistake, officials said. Details on what happened (nothing nuclear, just a warning drill problem) here on NJ.com.
Try a Tiny Home
Have you ever wondered what the tiny home trend is all about? Maybe you’ve thought it might be fun to try it for a while… Now there’s a campground in Atlantic County where you can get that chance. We took a look.
In the rest of the news from yesterday and this morning, South Jersey got a whole lot of rain on Monday, with several towns in Cumberland, Gloucester and Atlantic Counties breaking records for one-day rainfall, read how governor candidates propose tackling the state’s fiscal crisis, and most New Jersey lawmakers are against Trump’s plan to raise flood insurance costs. All that and more below:
Shore Rentals Gearing up for Busy Summer–The hulking, jingling walls of keys to summer rentals are as much a part of shore real estate offices’ decor as mounted deer heads at hunting lodges.“You want people who walk through the doors to be blown away by that,” said Clay Rossiter, a broker at Fox Real Estate, where 1,700 keys line the office on Brighton Avenue in Ocean City. Press of Atlantic City
Borgata to Switch Over to MGM Reward Program–Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will switch over its reward program to MGM’s “M life” loyalty program.Starting June 7, M life Rewards will replace My Borgata Rewards, allowing guests to play and earn at MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage in Las Vegas as well as resorts in Detroit, Mississippi and Maryland. Press of Atlantic City
MacArthur Resigns as Co-Chairman of ‘Clearly Divided’ Tuesday Group–Rep. Tom MacArthur resigned Tuesday as co-chairman of the caucus of GOP moderates known as the Tuesday Group in the wake of deep divisions among its members over the House Obamacare replacement bill he helped craft."You can’t lead people where they don’t want to go," MacArthur said Tuesday morning in an interview with POLITICO New Jersey. Politico PRO
Stone Harbor Chef Honored With Prestigious Award–Jason Hippen, the chef and owner of Jay’s on Third in Stone Harbor, has been awarded the International Academy of Gastronomy’s Prix au Chef de L’Avenir 2017. This prestigious honor has only been given to four chefs in the United States. Press of Atlantic City
New Head Start Center in AC Built to Last–It took a hurricane to get the new Atlantic City Gateway Head Start Early Education Center built, but the new site will do more than withstand a storm.The $22 million center, which was dedicated Tuesday, includes more than 400,000 pounds of steel and a roof designed to withstand winds up to 165 mph. Press of Atlantic City
Ventnor Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Steve Moore Band–Ventnor will kick off its Summer Concert Series Memorial Day weekend with Steve Moore and the MIA Band playing hits from the 1970s and '80s Sunday, May 28. The concerts, which will run the gamut from blues to rock, jazz and island music, will be held Sunday evenings through Sept. 3, except for one Saturday concert, on the beach at Newport Avenue. Shore News Today
Ventnor City Farmers Market Kicks Off the Summer Season Friday, May 26–The Ventnor City Farmers Market kicks off its first summer season 8.30 am to noon, Friday, May 26 at Holy Trinity Parish St. James Church, Atlantic and Newport avenues across from the Atlantic County Library/Ventnor branch. Shore News Today
Ventnor School Board Reorganizes Without Appointing Atlantic City Representative–The Ventnor Board of Education held its reorganization meeting Tuesday, May 16 to elect officers and appoint professionals, but failed to appoint a representative to the Atlantic City Board of Education.School board members Michael Advena and Michael Hagelgans, who were appointed by the mayor to replace Angela Ciliberti and Nelson L. Morgan, did not preside at the meeting. Shore News Today