Atlantic City Area Has An Amazing Community Spirit
It’s not quite the middle of January, everyone’s got energy bills, taxes and that back-to-work-or-school feeling on their mind. But a video of Alex, a homeless man who is well-known to many in the area, was posted by the Atlantic City Crust Kings and there’s been a spontaneous outpouring of affection for him and a successful fund-raising campaign. And it’s not about the money. You should read the comments and willingness to help here on the Scan AtlanticCity page and watch the video:
Sometimes it’s really hard not to be ground down around here by the foreclosures or the drug crisis or the casino job losses or just the winter weather. People are still angry after a divisive election. But if you want to feel just a little better about the people in your community, go and read some of those comments on Facebook in response to the video. It’s uplifting. You can help out here.
To continue being uplifted, read NJ Advance Media’s roundup of Bruce Springsteen’s top quotes from a recent interview at Monmouth University. Here’s a sample: “I just read an article in the newspaper that says that New Jersey remains the No. 1 state that people move away from! (laughs) After all my hard work … but I made my living writing about moving away from New Jersey, so maybe that has something to do with it.”
The rest of the day’s headlines below range from a discussion of the state’s water supply, to Glenn Straub (he’s right back at it, bashing the regulators), to Gov. Christie’s efforts to tackle drug abuse:
Renter Hell: Asbury Park Press Investigative Series–The Asbury Park Press's investigation into New Jersey's rental housing found a system that favors even the most negligent landlords. It allows them to conceal their identities while some collect millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded rent subsidies.Asbury Park Press
Christie bracing for fight on drug insurance changes–As he composed a lengthy State of the State speech dedicated to battling New Jersey's heroin and opiate crisis, Governor Christie said he was intent on including one component that will not only challenge lawmakers in Trenton, but drastically alter the health care industry around the state.North Jersey
Christie gets input from recovering addicts on drug treatment plan–TOMS RIVER — Mike Vence left the sober living house where he’s staying in Brick at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He caught a bus, was dropped off, set off on foot, got lost, but still arrived almost four hours early to meet Gov. Chris Christie and tell him the state’s “ban the box” law isn’t working.Politico PRO