In today’s roundup, The Press of Atlantic City tells us there’s no need to worry about more escaped criminals cutting off their ankle bracelets around here, since that only happens if they also abuse drugs… and we all know that there’s no overlap on the substance-abuse-plus-incarcerated venn diagram, so that’s a relief. In more upbeat news, The Press also reckons The Taj could yet reopen. And SNJ Today has a video piece on an apartment complex in Somers Point that’s getting some much-needed refurbishment.
VIDEO: A new apartment complex in Somers Point has been undergoing major renovations and is offering an incentive to potential residents to move within the next several weeks. The new owners of Bayview Court held an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to unveil major renovations done inside and out.
Although the Trump Taj Mahal shut down early Monday, the Hard Rock Cafe located in the casino will continue to serve burgers and fries to boardwalk-goers. Still, more than 100 Hard Rock workers were expected to be let go, along with the nearly 3,000 casino workers, as the Taj Mahal closed for good on Monday.
An Atlantic City man who removed an electronic monitoring device from his ankle managed to elude police, but jail officials say such escapes are rare. The number of charged and convicted people wearing electronic monitoring devices rose by nearly 140 percent over the last 10 years in the United States, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.