Matt Skoufalos, who’s not only the smartest guy in the room but also has good sources, has an in-depth story that adds detail to the situation at Cherry Hill East High School, where teacher Timothy Locke has been suspended after talking about school shootings and students are protesting.
According to one of the students, “Locke’s classroom remarks on February 22 verged on reckless, as he steered the discussion toward President Trump’s remarks about the wisdom of arming schoolteachers as a deterrent for mass shootings,” Skoufy reports.
Over in the valuable NJ Spotlight, former state treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff takes readers on a wonky joy ride through the intricacies of the New Jersey-Pennsylvania reciprocal tax agreement, and if that’s not sexy enough to get you clicking, consider Sidamon-Eristoff’s claim that, “highly compensated Pennsylvania-resident business leaders used New Jersey-resident employees as political pawns to demand two layers of special treatment: rich corporate tax incentives that all but eliminate corporate tax liability and a special low personal income tax rate for themselves.”
Sounds great for South Jersey!
Meanwhile, former Atlantic City police chief Ernest Jubilee testified about problems with the department’s “Early Warning System” for problematic cops, a Gloucester County resident’s drunken late-night Uber ride cost him $1,635.93, and we could see near-record high tides from the storm this weekend.
This is model guidance, not an official forecast, but ETSURGE continues to pop some impressive numbers. That's a high tide Saturday morning of 8.8' MLLW for Atlantic City. The all-time record? 9.0' Guidance is from the 00Z GFS run. pic.twitter.com/iwFp78omFp
— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) March 1, 2018
Plus, the always excellent Erin Serpico at the Press of A.C. has the latest on the cafe-yoga studio-chocolate-bar-beer-garden project on Tennessee Avenue.
For more news from around the region, see below:
Cunningham: “Real Dems don’t have 100% NRA ratings”–One Democratic congressional candidate in New Jersey’s 2nd district is positioning himself to the left of front runner Jeff Van Drew and to the right of Tanzie Youngblood and Sean Thom on guns. newjerseyglobe.com
SCRAPPY OCEAN CITY RALLIES TO BEAT WINSLOW IN SJG3 QUARTERFINALS–OCEAN CITY — If you keep chopping a tree, even with a small ax, eventually that tree will come down. Ocean City, down by five at halftime and trailing by 10 early in the third quarter, just kept chopping, and eventually knocked down a Winslow team that had a significant size advantage in Wednesday night’s South Jersey Group 3 quarterfinals. glorydaysonline.com
ShopRite pharmacy security breach affects 10K customers–Nearly 10,000 customers who signed for pharmacy purchases at the ShopRite in Millville have been exposed to a possible data breach after the electronic device used to record those transactions was thrown out in June. www.nj.com
Mainland takes home Southern Regional title for Mock Trial–Mainland Regional High School's mock trial team defeated Lower Cape May Regional High School Tuesday afternoon to take the Southern Regional title in the statewide competition. www.shorenewstoday.com
ONE SMALL STEP FOR BPU, ONE SMALL STEP FOR OFFSHORE WIND–A state agency yesterday took a cautious step toward complying with the Murphy administration's aggressive targets for developing offshore wind along the Jersey coast, a process stalled for nearly eight years. www.njspotlight.com
Immigrants face maggots and worse in ICE detention in N.J., report says–New Jersey's immigrant detention facilities are giving detainees food with maggots, dirty drinking water, too few pairs of underwear and shoddy medical and mental health care, according to a scathing new report by a human rights group. www.nj.com
A look at Donald Trump’s strange view of N.J.–Trump, the casino mogul whose eyes once flashed with dollar signs at Atlantic City's possibilities, once likened the city to "downtown Beirut." That's hardly the high energy optimism of the local Chamber of Commerce. www.northjersey.com