Healthcare, Back Bay Flooding, Taxes – Monday’s Roundup

Colt Shaw of the Press of AC reports on cuts to Atlantic City’s healthcare department that have left the city with a fraction of its previous support for services such as cancer screenings and immunizations. Funnily enough, over the period of time the cuts were being implemented, emergency-room visits in Atlantic City increased, Shaw found. Back Bay Flooding
New Jersey’s coastal communities could see $1.6 billion a year in damages from back bay flooding if action isn’t taken soon, according to last week’s Army Corps of Engineers report written up here by the Inquirer. The engineers believe flood gates could be possible in some inlets (including Absecon and Great Egg Harbor), Avalon Zoppo reports. The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on the report (full version here).

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New Tennessee Ave Pizza Place Gets NJEDA Grant

A new pizza-and-cocktail-bar project will get state funds to refurbish a storefront on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue, Mayor Frank Gilliam said in a press release. The restaurant, Rhythm & Spirits, will open this summer and sit between Hayday Coffee and MADE chocolate bar and it is the latest project by developer Mark Callazzo.

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TJM Agrees To Sell Atlantic Club

The  owner of the Atlantic Club, one of Atlantic City’s oldest shut casinos, has agreed to sell the property to a businessman with ties to the city.

Property documents filed with the county in January show that TJM, the Florida-based  Atlantic Club owner, reached an agreement to sell the property to Jeffrey Smolinsky and his company, North American Acquisitions.

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