Atlantic City Women
Read this great piece by the Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg on the women-led effort to force a referendum if the state tries to sell or lease Atlantic City’s water authority. We’ve written about this before and it might seem like just an Atlantic City issue, but as more municipalities in South Jersey (remember Buena?) struggle to pay their bills, more public assets are going to be put up for sale and more public services will be cut. And taxpayers should be able to have a say in that process.
Under the Trump Plaza, via @nic.armani on Instagram.
New Jersey has a strange relationship with its own history (shameless plug here for our own Bill Sprouse’s book on the history and suburbanization of the Jersey Devil) but once you scratch the surface, this area in particular is thick with it. The Philadelphia Inquirer has a look at a campaign to save a Burlington County property that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. The building – an old church – is one of the 10 most-endangered spots on a New Jersey preservation list compiled this year. There are two others in South Jersey.
In the rest of the day’s news, a recovery is underway after two teens disappeared while swimming from an Atlantic City beach last night, there’s a hearing at 3 pm today regarding the possible recount of votes for the Atlantic City Democratic Mayoral primary, read about the slow down to get around campaign to protect utility workers, and the new school funding plan will have winners and losers in South Jersey. All that and more below:
Vineland Officer Charged with Possession of Drugs from Police Drop-Box–VINELAND — A local officer was charged Wednesday with breaking into the prescription drug disposal box at the Police Department while on duty, officials said. Press of Atlantic City
Former Cumberland County College Pitcher Latcham Drafted by Cardinals–Former Cumberland County College baseball player Will Latcham was taken in the 17th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Press of Atlantic City
Possible Recount Hearing to be Held for Atlantic City Mayoral Primary–A hearing is set for 3 pm Friday about a possible recount in the Atlantic City Mayor Democratic Primary. NJ.com
These Fish are Keeping South Jersey Mosquito Population Under Control–If the mosquito population is kept under control this summer, it will be fish that South Jersey residents have to thank.Officials from the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission and the county Health Department announced Thursday that the two agencies, as they did last summer, are joining forces to distribute hundreds of thousands of little fish in stagnant bodies of water throughout the region. Philly.com
Burlington Co Rehab and Nursing Center Closing, Eliminating 323 jobs–The facility received notification it was being decertified from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Philadelphia Business Journal
New School Aid Plan Has Big Winners and Losers in South Jersey–The proposed state funding plan compromise lawmakers released Thursday will have big winners and losers among local South Jersey school districts. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, whose districts would lose almost $6 million, said it would create “absolute chaos” and he would not support it. www.pressofatlanticcity.com