Phil Murphy is scheduled to make an appearance at the former “Xanadu” property, now the “American Dream” mall up off the NJ Turnpike, with generous state support. “That’ll be the fifth NJ governor (McGreevey, Codey, Corzine, Christie Murphy) waiting for this thing to open.”
A few years ago, the valuable NJ Spotlight attempted to put a price tag on the public financing of the Xanadon’t, which included $390 in tax incentives from the EDA, a local redevelopment incentive worth up to $800 million and an $185 million government-funded rail line.
Also, it’s a mall.
This is from a few days ago, but god I love turkeys. These were causing some “traffic” in Cape May County and some state troopers manged to get them in their SUV and move them to a safer, less-trafficked area. The bird just jumps in the back when a dumpster drives by. Bonkers.
Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, two Burlington County residents who raised $400,000 on GoFundMe for a homeless vet who gave them $20, went on the TODAY Show yesterday to defend themselves from accusations they’ve misused/stolen the money from Johnny Bobbitt, the vet, who is living on the street again.
McClure and D’Amico say Bobbitt burned through $25,000 in 13 days, spending the money on drugs. D’Amico admitted he used $500 to gamble but said he paid it back. GoFundMe gets a $30,000 fee for its role. Who knew dealing with substance abuse could be so complicated? Everyone–pretty much everyone.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
SUMMER READING 2018: HOW THE RAILROADS CREATED ATLANTIC CITY–The first Camden and Amboy Railroad excursion to Atlantic City — more a map to be filled in than a nascent metropolis — carried 600 passengers. www.njspotlight.com
GLORY DAYS MAGAZINE TOP MOM SERIES: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN KAREN MAHAR’S LIFE–So it would seem that Ocean City has Sister Mary Margaret Cribben to thank. Karen Mahar was an undergraduate Communications major in Sister Mary Margaret Cribben’s Kiddie Lit course at Villanova, and she and Sister Cribben became close. Even so, Mahar was surprised in the summer of 1986 to hear from her. glorydaysonline.com
Owner of landmark South Jersey restaurant damaged in fire vows to reopen–A fire in a restaurant in the Mullica Hill historic district of Harrison caused extensive damage to the kitchen area and apartments above the more than century-old building, but did not cause any injuries, the township and business owner said. www.nj.com
Brigantine ordinances allow for affordable housing–BRIGANTINE — City Council adopted four ordinances Aug. 15 that aim to create affordable housing opportunities in the city. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Stockton U. opens oceanfront dorm, campus in Atlantic City–When Harvey Kesselman entered Stockton University's first freshman class in 1971, the new school's motto was: "Plant Yourself Where You Can Grow." www2.philly.com