CRDA Board Pay
Everyone knows that times are tough in Atlantic City and they have been for a while. But three board members of the state’s Atlantic City development authority, CRDA, just received thousands of dollars in pay for attending monthly meetings. Read Route 40’s story here.
The controversial pipeline through the pines now has federal sign off, but it still needs permits from the state of New Jersey and from the Delaware River Basin Commission. NJ Spotlight has the details.
Atlantic City’s TV Stars
Remember the viral video of Atlantic City resident Ibn Ali Miller breaking up a fight between two teens a couple of weeks ago? Miller and the two teenagers were on TV yesterday with Steve Harvey – you can watch the video here, via Cat Country 107.3.
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In the rest of the day’s news, Atlantic County’s Buena makes the list of New Jersey spots with the biggest decrease in houses for sale this year, the weather is going to be summery on the mainland but still cool onshore, and Democratic power boss George Norcross is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. All that and more below:
Norcross Throwing High-Dollar Fundraiser for Menendez–New Jersey powerbroker George Norcross is throwing his support behind Menendez at a critical time. Observer
Democrats, Republicans Dispute Size of Structural Deficit — and What It Means–As a Republican challenger nearly a decade ago, Chris Christie used the routine Trenton fiscal exercise of calculating the “structural deficit” to attack the budgeting skills of then-incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine. www.njspotlight.com
Federal Agency Signs off on PennEast Pipeline, Battle Moves to NJ DEP, DRBC–With a key federal win in hand, the PennEast natural-gas pipeline takes its fight to a more local venue, seeking essential permits from the state of New Jersey and the Delaware River Basin Commission. www.njspotlight.com
Atlantic City police unions fight state-imposed cuts in court–ATLANTIC CITY — The bad blood between the state and city police unions spilled out Monday in front of a Superior Court judge. Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic County residents explore how to tackle opioid epidemic–GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Sandra Hannah wanted to know how people could do more to address the opioid and heroin epidemic in Atlantic County. Press of Atlantic City
Summery on the Mainland, Still Early Spring Along the Shore on Tuesday–Get ready for another summery day on the South Jersey mainland, with highs around 80 degrees through the heart of the Pinelands. Along the shore, however, it will still feel like early spring, with a brisk south to southwest breeze off the cooler ocean. Press of Atlantic City
Venues Close, But AC Entertainers Are Still Here–Vocalist Dane Anthony made the crowd feel like he transported them back in time during a recent Thursday in Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Since the 1980's when the live music scene was booming, many South Jersey bars, restaurants, casino lounges and even some casinos themselves have closed, but some of the entertainers, who came here to perform in these places, are still here. Press of Atlantic CityEdit”]
Sen. Steve Sweeney Tours Ranch Hope–Senate President Stephen Sweeney recently toured the Ranch Hope center in Alloway, a program that provides behavioral health services for children and their families, offering individualized medical treatment, counseling and activities for children and young adults with behavioral problems. The 55-year old facility, which emphasizes family involvement, serves the South Jersey region. NJ.com
Foreign Students Bolster Summer Workforce in Cape May County–About 500 students from around the world will converge at Morey’s Piers this summer, working alongside Americans and helping the business fill many amusement park jobs such as manning the bumper-car ride. These students make up just a portion of the more than 4,700 foreign students who come to New Jersey through the U.S. State Department’s Summer Work Travel program. Press of Atlantic City