Atlantic City Council To Reconsider Syringe Access Program

The City of Atlantic City Council on Wednesday will again discuss doing away with ordinances that allow New Jersey’s largest needle exchange to operate.

The Oasis Drop-In Center on Tennessee Avenue, operated by the South Jersey Aids Alliance, has existed for years in an office building on a site that was, until recently, like many others in the city’s Tourism District.

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Talking To Trees

“We’re gonna talk to them!” says Robert Preston, Atlantic City’s interim planning director, when I ask him how the city is going to make sure 45 young trees survive planting in Uptown Park. One of the side effects of being a city that is constantly in the cross hairs of some or other developer is that the city is a sort of mausoleum to dying and dead landscaping. The buildings go up, the trees go in, the ribbon is cut, and then everyone forgets about watering the plants. There’s probably a metaphor there somewhere.

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Worker Safety In Hotels

Assemblymen Mazzeo (Vince) and Armato (John) are sponsoring a bill requiring hotels with at least 25 rooms to provide portable emergency contact devices or “panic buttons” to employees (i.e. housekeeping) to protect against inappropriate conduct by guests that make work conditions unsafe.

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Celeste Fernandez Is Trying To Talk About The Economy

Celeste Fernandez, candidate for freeholder at-large in Atlantic County, said she made her decision to run for office on November 9, 2016, which makes it easy to count her among the millions of women moved to action by the ascension of a reality TV star who boasted of sexual assault to the office of President of the United States.

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