Route 40’s Bill Sprouse brings you news on an Atlantic City icon, plus a nostalgic look at what the Baltimore Grill means to him. (For those who don’t know him, the answer is EVERYTHING, from the white plastic canisters to missing teeth, so you should just go ahead and read it.)
ReStore At The Shore
Habitat for Humanity’s new furniture store is now open in Egg Harbor Township. They are selling great furniture (some of has come from local hotel renovations and they have nearly-new stuff too) – and, if you’re a hoarder looking to offload some clutter, they will come and pick up your unwanted furniture. The Current has all the details.
The Press of Atlantic City has a brief story here about growing activist movements in South Jersey including four in Egg Harbor Township, Absecon, Atlantic City and Margate. The Current also has a more detailed piece about a recent presentation to the Atlantic County Federation of Republican Women, that discussed how women can make more inroads into the local political landscape, which seems increasingly relevant after this week’s NJ.Com piece showed Atlantic County has the fewest women representatives. As a side note, there is an inter-faith and social-justice vigil today at noon at Atlantic City hall.
Atlantic City’s school board and the Atlantic City Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract (the last contract expired at the end of June). If members approve the contract, the school board would likely put it to a vote at their meeting on Feb. 21, The Press of Atlantic City reports.
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The rest of the headlines from the last 24 hours include Assemblyman Mazzeo’s Facebook/glasses #fail, the latest on the AC Head Start Center, and the AC firefighters’ negotiations with the takeover bosses. All that and more below:
A.C. firefighters withdraw federal lawsuit after state backs off threatened layoffs–ATLANTIC CITY -- The city's firefighters union has withdrawn a federal lawsuit after the state backed off a threat to lay off 100 firefighters as part of a state-directed restructuring of the resort's Police and Fire Departments. Philly.com
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo shares inappropriate Facebook post–Another Atlantic County elected official is facing criticism over an inappropriate Facebook post. Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City school district and union have tentative agreement–ATLANTIC CITY — The local school board and the Atlantic City Education Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, the union president confirmed Wednesday. Press of Atlantic City
The secret spots to get a stiff drink in dry Ocean City–Ocean City is a picture of modern-day Prohibition.
Selling alcohol has long been banned in this seashore town founded by four Methodist ministers. Press of Atlantic City
Borgata to Open Massive Conference Center–Borgata will open a new conference center in May. Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City School District and Union Have Tentative Agreement–The local school board and the Atlantic City Education Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, the union president confirmed Wednesday.
Meetings will now be held with the membership to explain the details. Press of Atlantic City
Republican Women Encouraged to Push Ahead for Larger Representation in Politics–Debbie Walsh of the Eagleton Institute for Politics at Rutgers University spoke to members of the Atlantic County Federation of Republican Women on Thursday, January 26 at the Shore Diner to outline the role of women in politics and to discuss ways they can make more inroads on the political landscape, locally and nationally.
Eagleton runs a non-partisan campaign training program for women called Ready to Run, which does research on and advocates for women’s involvement in politics. Shore News Today
ReStore at the Shore Now Open in Egg Harbor Township–Starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, folks who are looking to spruce up their homes or offices can do so for a fraction of the cost, as well as benefit others.
Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at the Shore is now open for business at the organization’s new hub at 2733 Fire Road. Shore News Today
Activist Groups in South Jersey Growing–After a larger than expected turn out at a Tuesday protest in May’s Landing, people are taking notice of activist groups in South Jersey.
Weekly protest are taking place across South Jersey and are being coordinated through social media and online directories like IndivisibleGuide.com. Press of Atlantic City
AC’s Head Start Center To Open in May–City Hall, AtlantiCare’s HealthPlex, the city’s library and its Atlantic Cape Community College campus will see some new faces in the neighborhood soon, and the new people should bring down the average age of the area considerably during business hours.
Those new kids on the block really will be kids, students at Gateway Community Action Partnership’s Head Start center. Press of Atlantic City
Christie to add nearly 900 beds in N.J. to treat drug addiction, mental illness–This is the latest step in Christie's plan to drive down the number of New Jerseyans who are addicted to heroin and opioid-based prescription medication. NJ.com