Atlantic County’s Zombie Homes, Snow, Offshore Wind – Monday’s Roundup

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Atlantic County’s Zombie Homes
There are more than 4,600 foreclosed and vacant homes in Atlantic County, also known as “zombie” homes. We put together an interactive map so you can drill down and see what your corner of the county looks like. Atlantic City has had a lot of attention for its foreclosure crisis but actually the foreclosure rate at the start of the year in Galloway and Egg Harbor Township was twice that of AC. The full story, with the map, is here.

No one seems to be at all sure quite how much snow we could see overnight and into tomorrow, but it is going to be very wet and windy starting from this evening as the Nor’easter rolls in. You can check out the forecast direct from the National Weather Service here. Right now for the Atlantic City area it’s saying rain and sleet, but the forecast for western Atlantic County is for snow.

Offshore Wind
NJ Spotlight takes a look at two potential offshore wind energy projects along the Massachusetts and New York coasts, and why there is not much progress – in spite of interest – in New Jersey. “Although Gov. Chris Christie signed a law more than six years ago promoting offshore wind, his views of the technology have cooled because of the cost of electricity produced by the turbines.” Read more here.

The rest of the headlines from the weekend and this morning include news on new barriers to protect sensitive Pinelands Pond areas, 30 NJ towns with the lowest property tax bills (featuring Atlantic County’s Folsom and Corbin City) and CRDA’s hearing on the Atlantic City Tourism District Master Plan (this afternoon). All that and more below:

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