About 35 Atlantic City residents got together last night at the Masjid Muhammad Mosque on Albany Avenue to talk about the the PILOT bill and the Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act and IAT money and ACA money and I have to say it’s a little surreal to see so much interest on the part of citizens in the…municipal budget process. But hey I’m new to this.
Maybe part of what was surreal was seeing Imam Amin Muhammad–the extremely knowledgeable head of the mosque–engaged in a lengthy discussion of policy minutia with Tom Lamaine, the old KYW-TV weatherman. I didn’t recognize Tom at first, but when he started talking, the voice is unmistakable. Anyhow. Inspiring! Maybe people are taking their government back.
Elsewhere in state takeovers, many, many people gathered at Brigantine North Middle School to discuss/protest the DEP’s takeover of the north end beach, and the principal at Cherry Hill East said students wouldn’t be barred from the prom for protesting the suspension of a teacher who talked about gun violence. Also, there’s a big storm coming this way!
For the rest of the news from across your optimistic region, see below:
Grenier resigns as County Chairman–Fran Grenier, whose bid to unseat Senate President Steve Sweeney triggered what may be the most expensive legislative race in American history, has resigned as Salem County Republican Chairman. politicsdw.com
N.J. to decide if weed should be taken off list of most dangerous drugs–New Jersey law considers marijuana to be among the most dangerous drugs -- on the same level as heroin and LSD -- despite the state having a medical marijuana program for several years. www.nj.com
Atlantic City Strangers On A Train Save Woman From Overdose–Two strangers on a NJ Transit train helped save a life Monday night. breakingac.com
Investment group aims to help minority community profit from legal marijuana–The echoes of many New Jersey investors can be heard when LaQuay L. Juel talks about potential for the state’s cannabis industry to be a windfall. www.roi-nj.com
Here’s Why Big Changes Will Take More Than 100 Days in New Jersey–“The First 100 Days” measuring stick is meaningless and irrelevant for Gov. Phil Murphy’s ambitious agenda. observer.com
HOLY SPIRIT SENIOR TIM FITZPATRICK CRUISES TO REGION 8 TITLE–Holy Spirit senior Tim Fitzpatrick has been on a mission this year to be one of the guys standing on the podium at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall once the NJSIAA championships are over on March 4. glorydaysonline.com
2 killed when drunk driver runs red light–Two people were killed in a crash Sunday afternoon when an intoxicated driver ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle, according to police. www.nj.com
Bethea scores 34 to lead Atlantic City–Atlantic City High School’s Ray Bethea scored 34 points to help the Vikings win 76-52 against Clearview Regional in first round of the South Jersey Group IV Tournament. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Video Footage Of Fatal Police Shootings Would Be Public Under New AG Policy–Footage from police body and dash cameras in deadly force incidents would be subject to public release under a new policy announced Monday by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. breakingac.com