New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District: All You Need To Know (And Results)

Our corner of South Jersey, also known as the 2nd congressional district, has garnered some national attention since it flipped Republican and voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, after previously voting for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

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Charter Schools, School Funding & That Wheel, Though – Friday’s Roundup

If you’ve been reading our pieces about New Jersey’s segregated schools, or shrinking South Jersey enrollment, you might not be surprised to learn that there are people who have Serious Questions about Camden’s enrollment system that lets parents “choose” their kid’s school. You should read this Maddie Hanna piece for the Inquirer.

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Making Atlantic City A New Music Destination – Starting With One Weekend In June

Atlantic City has a musical heritage that is less well-remembered than it should be. Once, AC played host to jazz greats including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. It was where Eunice Waymon became Nina Simone and it was the long-time host city to crooners such as Frank Sinatra. Now, the big-buck beach concerts make headlines as often as not for storm evacuations and parking-lot gouging as they do for drawing big name performers. But behind the scenes, there are efforts to revive Kentucky Avenue as a destination for jazz clubs, to keep the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz concerts going and to support new music.

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Mystery Buyer Nabs 101 S MLK, Best Western Gets $3 Mln Mortgage, Stockton Donor Buys Beach-Block Lots

Atlantic City’s real estate market has had a relatively busy spring so far. A shell company earlier this month spent $510,000 on an Atlantic City building that includes a Pacific Ave storefront and apartments, the Best Western has a new mortgage and a Stockton donor has acquired two beach-block lots from the Atlantic Club.

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Rusty Bikes, Offshore Wind, NJ Gun Crime – Wednesday’s Roundup

Got a bike that’s suffering from rust because of the tough Absecon Island climate? We spoke to the owner of AAAA Bike Shop in Ventnor, Mike Wiesen, about how to protect your bike from rust or clean up an already-rusty one. Also – read Nanette LoBiondo of Downbeach Pilot on AAAA Bike Shop’s 40th anniversary.

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Who Cares About Our Events Calendar?

Have you used our events calendar? Do you find it useful? What about the featured events in the Route 40 Roundup newsletter?

We started the events calendar on our site because, as residents, we found it hard to find event listings locally online. We hoped we could create a comprehensive-enough calendar that would provide a useful service. But some recent changes have made it no longer feasible to continue in its current form.

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