For reasons related to my being even lazier than usual yesterday, we included in our roundup old data on the projected reopening date for AC-Philly rail line as if it were kind of new.
Then Phil Murphy yesterday, speaking at the Trop, announced the line would reopen May 12, not May 24, as we roundup-ed yesterday. Anyway the trains are coming back, and there will be two more of them in the morning (arriving in Atlantic City). We promise to do better in future. The end. (Thanks you to Amy Rosenberg for pointing out our mistake on the Twitterbox)
Elsewhere in dates, Mayor Gilliam is set to go to trial May 9 over a $5,000 loan he got and allegedly hasn’t paid back to the director of nightlife entertainment at Haven Nightclub. “Godfrey — and possibly the loan — is believed to be at the center of the Nov. 11 altercation,” Lynda Cohen reports.
Elsewhere in trials, Ocean County political boss George Gilmore was found guilty on three of the six tax-related charges he faced in federal court. The jury did not reach a verdict on the charge of tax evasion. His lawyer said Gilmore has no plans to resign.
For more feats of journalism…
Chris Christie wrote the Donald Trump tribute for Time’s 100 most influential people list. Here’s why he thinks the prez belongs.–So Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people for 2019 is out, and of course it includes President Donald Trump. But guess who wrote the blurb detailing why Trump belongs? None other than former Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime pal of the president who released his own book on Trump and other matters earlier this year. www.nj.com
TAKE A TOUR OF THIS ABANDONED HOME IN SOMERS POINT–
HOW NEW JERSEY CAN BUILD A ‘CULTURE OF HEALTH’ AND FILL IN NOTABLE GAPS IN CARE–On Wednesday, leaders from RWJF and Rutgers gathered in Trenton to release the report, “Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives.” It’s the product of nearly a year’s worth of research and hundreds of interviews with community healthcare providers, patients and other stakeholders. (RWJF also supports NJ Spotlight.) www.njspotlight.com
AC High students find haven for self-expression at coffee house event–ATLANTIC CITY — “I hate you,” Jasmine Rodriguez boomed into the microphone. The microphone cut out. www.pressofatlanticcity.com