There are two new businesses operating from the former Atlantic City Boatyard on Albany Ave. Run by Derek Brown and Jeff Jastrzembski, the pair are currently offering WaveRunner rentals, boat assembly, boat repair and boatyard services and they have big plans to expand. We visited to find out more – read the story here.
Atlantic County and Camden County are among the top four counties that saw the most doses of Narcan administered in the January-March period this year, according to figures from the state’s Attorney General’s office reported by SNJ Today. The anti-overdose drug, also known as Naloxone, was used 242 times in Atlantic County, 346 times in Camden County. Meanwhile Salem County reported just 27 uses, Cape May County reported 33, and Cumberland County reported 51. That makes us wonder about how population density affects the use of Narcan…
Machinery on the Ventnor/Margate border, ready for the dune replenishment work – pic via @acprimetime on Instagram.
Everybody’s talking about Horizon. A New Jersey Senate committee voted on Monday to turn some of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s surplus funds over to the state, NJSpotlight reports. Will it be approved by the wider legislature? Who knows. What does it mean and should you care? Well, it is a big employer in the state and it insures 3.8 million New Jerseyans. Our guess is it matters but it’s still too early to make a call on exactly how…
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Check out some more of our coverage of the 48 Blocks art festival through our collaboration with SNJ Today.
In the rest of the news from the last 24 hours, South Jersey (ok, and North Jersey) is experiencing a surge in humpback and other whale sightings, here’s a chance to check out some of Atlantic County’s most beautiful gardens, NJ Legislative District 2 has a Green Party candidate with a plan, Ruff Ryders and Friends are the latest AC beach concert, enjoy this weather because the humidity returns at the end of the week, and committees have approved the state budget. All that and more below:
Clean Energy Fund Raided (Again) to Plug Last Hole in State Budget–With only a few days left in the fiscal year, the Christie administration and lawmakers turned to an old and trusted standby to help plug the last remaining gap in the current state budget.
Without debate, both the Assembly and Senate budget committees yesterday approved a bill (A-5000) tapping another $75 million — up $25 million from the amount announced last month — from the state Clean Energy Fund for a supplemental appropriation. www.njspotlight.com
Budget Committees in Upper and Lower Chambers Approve $34.7B Spending Plan–The budget committees in both the Assembly and the Senate voted last night to approve a $34.7 billion spending plan that increases aid to local school districts and also funds several other majority-Democrat priorities, including cancer research, tuition-aid grants, and domestic-violence prevention programs.
Yesterday’s votes put the new state budget on track to win final passage in both houses of the Legislature on Thursday, a schedule that should give Gov. Chris Christie enough time to take action well before a deadline set in the constitution that requires a balanced spending plan to be in place each year on July 1. www.njspotlight.com
Training Helps Brigantine Dive Team Transition From Fire to Water Rescue–The Brigantine Fire Department holds a distinction in southern New Jersey in that its dive team is the water-rescue outfit serving all of Atlantic County. Shore News Today
Buena Teacher Admits Having Sexual Relationship With Student–A Folsom man admitted to having a sexual relationship with a female student at Buena Regional High School.
William Jacobs, 33, pleaded guilty to official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child in his relationship with the 17-year-old girl, who was a student at the school. BreakingAC
Ocean County Rabbi, Several Others Arrested in Public Benefits Fraud Case–An Ocean County rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.
One of the couples continued to receive Medicaid assistance for their children despite making more than $1 million in both 2012 and 2013, according to one criminal complaint. Press of Atlantic City
Burlington County Extends Female Inmate Sending Agreement With Atlantic County Jail–Burlington County signed a year extension with Atlantic County to house its female inmates at the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility. Burlington County Times
2017 South Jersey Lifeguard Race Schedule–Cape May Counties begin the season that stretches through to September. Press of Atlantic City
NJ Senate Won’t Vote on Bill Advocated by ‘Sham’ Business–Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Monday that he did not plan to hold a vote on a bill that would benefit a South Jersey business that state investigators say is a “sham” with ties to the mob. Philly.com