CRDA Land Auction
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is seeking to sell off $15 million in banked land in a public auction, according to a request for proposals on its site. Read our story, with a map of the real estate up for sale and a table of CRDA’s biggest projects ranked by the amount of land the Authority has banked for them.
There is $100,000 up for grabs for a South Jersey high school to develop a plan for a “recovery high school program” that would team up with a substance abuse treatment center to help high school students with abuse disorders. The money has been set aside specifically for New Jersey’s eight southern counties, as part of Gov. Chris Christie’s $200 million anti-opioid campaign. The idea is for school districts to draft a plan that could be implemented during the 2018/19 school year and would be accessible to students from nearby communities and counties. Read more via the NJ Department of Education (press release) and the Burlington County Times.
A Puerto Rico Relief Benefit concert will take place in Ventnor this coming Sunday at Ski Beach (north end of Dorset Ave) from 3 pm to 9 pm. The benefit, organized by Amazing Ventnor President Michael Einwechter, will also include live music, face painting, a car show and food buffet. Read more here.
In the rest of the headlines from the weekend and this morning, five hundred and fifty students from Williamstown’s Holly Glen Elementary School are being sent to other schools after Holly Glen ES tested positive for mold throughout the school, the cranberry harvest does not appreciate the indian summer, Atlantic City is over its bonding limit thanks to the exclusion of PILOT properties, the $16-million restoration of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall organ will be half finished by the end of the year (watch this NJTV report on the restoration), Margate homeowner and movie producer Scott Rosenfelt will present a film on Atlantic City’s 500 Club at this weekend’s Cinefest, three Atlantic City men have been indicted in two overdose deaths, and read this feature on a grown set of South Jersey quadruplets (three of whom are at Rutgers School of Nursing together). All that and more below:
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Two Men Arrested In Atlantic City Knife-Point Robbery–An Atlantic City man charged in a shooting last year has been arrested in a robbery.
A 27-year-old man told police Friday that three men robbed him at knife point in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue at about 5:30 pm. breakingac.com
Three Atlantic City Men Indicted In Two Overdose Deaths–Three Atlantic City men have been arrested after being indicted in two fatal overdoses.
Romeo Ramone, Christopher Garrett and William Johnson were arrested Thursday, and each faces two counts of strict liability drug-induced death. breakingac.com
Another Section Of The AC Boardwalk To Officially Open This Week–Another part of the Boardwalk reconstruction is expected to be unveiled this week.
The second phase of the project connects the missing section from Madison to Melrose avenues, near Oscar E McClinton Junior Waterfront Park. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Mays Landing Kids Finally Home After Three Weeks in Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico–On September 15, Carmela Cortes said goodbye to her two children, Emma, 12, and Daniel, 11, who were off with family for a trip to Puerto Rico. She didn’t know then that her children wouldn’t be back in their Mays Landing home for three weeks, due to the strongest recorded hurricane to hit the US territory, causing floods, destruction and ongoing power outages. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Ex-Buena Teacher Gets Five Years For Sex With Teen Student–A former Buena Regional High School teacher was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday for having sex with a 17-year- old student, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday.
William Jacobs, 33, of Folsom, pleaded guilty in June to official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Atlantic County Freeholder John Carman Apologizes For Use of Confederate Symbol–Atlantic County Freeholder John Carman issued an apology Thursday after county Democrats condemned him for wearing a jacket with a patch that contains a Confederate symbol. Carman, 58, a Republican from Egg Harbor Township, is up for re-election this year. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Construction Firm Owner Charged With Pocketing $75K Meant for Sandy Repairs–The owner of a construction company has been charged with theft after taking about $75,000 of clients' money for personal use, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced. Darin Smith, 45, of Whiting in Manchester Township, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted September 27. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
New Veterans Affairs Clinic Coming to Cape May County–U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo announced Friday a new Veterans Affairs clinic is coming to Cape May County. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Mays Landing Woman Loses 130 lbs. To Beat Family Odds–Cheryl Farley was so convinced she would die by the time she was in her 70s that she already made arrangements for her house, assets and final wishes.
With a family history of premature death, which she relates to disease and weight-related conditions, Farley, 58, of Mays Landing, thought she would follow in the footsteps of her late mother, father and brother. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Salem High School Hopes to Have an ‘Out of This World’ Homecoming–Salem High School Student Council is sponsoring the annual SHS Homecoming Parade on October 14 (at 11 am). This year the Homecoming theme is "2017: The Return of the RAMS, An Out Of This World Homecoming". www.nj.com
South Jersey Gas to Begin Enhancement Project in Brigantine Oct. 9–South Jersey Gas advises residents, business owners and motorists in Brigantine that construction work will begin on or about Monday, Oct. 9, to enhance the city's infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by April 2018. www.shorenewstoday.com
Road to Recovery Sometimes Ends in Tragedy–Sometimes, Bonnie Smith wears her daughter's socks, the ones all stretched out from her girl's size 10 feet. At night, the 44-year-old wraps herself with her daughter's sheets. www.courierpostonline.com
An Apt Memorial for South Jersey Boy Who Won Hearts–“Be Like Tyler” was the theme Friday morning at Oaklyn Public School, where a “buddy bench” was installed in memory of Tyler Quinter, a 13-year-old whose death in May after a lifelong struggle with two rare heart defects left many heartbroken.
Among those on hand were teachers and hundreds of children from the school that he attended and where his generous spirit was recalled Friday by speakers. www.philly.com