A day after the BPU rejected their proposal for a wind farm off Atlantic City, EDF Renewables announced it was partnering with Shell (a much bigger company) to build a much bigger wind farm offshore.
Is it possible when EDF said “offshore” the regulators thought they wanted to put their windmills in Northfield instead of eight miles off the coast?
I’ll show myself out.
Elsewhere in free enterprise, PSE&G applied for $900 million in subsidies for its nuclear plants. In case you were thinking of applying for $900 million, the Spotlight reports the filing application took “nearly 200 boxes.”
Flick from Christmas Story explained how they did that stunt where his tongue gets stuck to a frozen flagpole (“I triple-dog dare you!”). Apparently it involved a little vacuum cleaner-ish thingy. He (the actor Scott Schwartz) is from North Jersey but close enough.
Elsewhere in Christmas, there are a lot of weird Santa pictures in this selection of vintage photos of Christmas in New Jersey from NJ.com. I think my fave’s the Hoffman family, circa 1900.
Confidence Is A Preference (For The Habitual Voyeur)
Atlantic City’s Mayor Gilliam intervened to reopen a store that had been closed after a police raid. Members of his own party on the city council said he shouldn’t be able to do that. Read our story here.
For more feats of journalism…
CAPE MAY COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW TOOL TO HELP PEOPLE PREPARE FOR TIDAL FLOODING–Cape May County has a new tool to help residents, business owners, and government decision-makers prepare for tidal flooding. www.njspotlight.com
Should Alvarez have been hired in first place?–If a selected “at-will” employee is accused of sexual assault and a law enforcement body investigates but decides to not pursue charges, should that employee still be hired? www.roi-nj.com
Mastodons once lorded over New Jersey, report says–Mastodons, mammoth beasts with tusks, once called New Jersey home. And fossilized remains of the ancient animals have been found in all corners of the state. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
MBA appoints new officers and trustees–MARGATE – The Margate Business Association held elections for the 2019 Board of Trustees during its annual Holiday Party held at Bocca Coal Fired Bistro Tuesday, Dec. 11. Executive Board members are Ed Berger of Mediagate Marketing, president; Karen Sherman of Tomatoe’s Restaurant, vice-president; Nancy Lynch of OceanFirst Bank, treasurer; and Randy Young of Heritage Surf and Sport, secretary. www.downbeach.com
South Jersey football standouts make college dreams a reality–The recruiting process can be tough. Some guys are the center of attention, others only hear whispers. It's the dream of every football player to reach the next level, but finding that perfect fit isn't always easy. highschoolsports.nj.com