Christie & NAACP President #DoAC, Booming Lakewood, Tax Fraud – Tuesday’s Roundup

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Christie & NAACP President #DoAC
Governor Chris Christie and Cornell Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be at opposite ends of Atlantic City on Thursday. Christie will be in town for a photo opportunity with the developers and construction crew at the Stockton Atlantic City campus site, while Brooks will be at a press conference in City Council Chambers (at 1.30 pm), where he will talk about the state’s takeover of the city, the potential privatization of its water authority, and the breaking of union contracts. Mary Grant, project director for Food & Water Watch, the state’s AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech, and Firefighters Local 198 President Bill DiLorenzo will also be at that meeting. The Press’ Christian Hetrick has more here.

Booming Lakewood
It’s a little outside of our area, but we know our readers like development stories, so you might be interested in this Asbury Park Press piece that looks at the backlash surrounding a developer’s plan to turn a 27-hole golf course into 1,872 homes. Did you know that Lakewood issued the third-most residential building permits in the state last year, behind Jersey City and Fort Lea. It’s all in the article.

Tax Fraud
Read the Associated Press’ Wayne Parry on the former Atlantic City councilman (and Stockton University Foundation board member) John Schultz, who yesterday was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home arrest, for conspiring to defraud the IRS of $120,000.

Looking for more? You’ll enjoy this feature on the 30- and 40-somethings who skate in South Jersey, via Madison Russ for the Press of Atlantic City.

In the rest of the news from the last 24 hours, another store is closing at the Hamilton Mall, the Margate and Longport dunes project is starting later, seals are filling up the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine,  and the ‘Perfect Storm’ ship hasn’t been sunk yet, because the weather hasn’t cooperated. All that and more below:

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