Here is a story about Atlantic City’s mayor and its most famous political operative. See if you can make heads or tails of it. But I think Frank Gilliam has split with Craig Calloway. Or the other way around.
If memory serves, this is not the first time this pattern has played out with respect to Mr. Calloway. The joyful thing is that “dysfunction” like this is a handy tool used to keep Atlantic City a profit center for government agencies who can position themselves as the adults in the room.
The Democratic Committee is set to vote tonight on whether to bring criminal charges against the new mayor they elected, per Mel Taylor.
Atlantic City Democrats Consider Criminal Charges Against Mayor Gilliam
Elsewhere in Grownups, pieces of the Trump Plaza were blowing off the side of the building Friday afternoon, just one of the many weather-related complications facing city residents as they went about their business. Carl Icahn–who recently dumped $31 million in steel-related stock before his friend Donald Trump (the Plaza’s previous owner!) announced steel tariffs–wants $5.6 million in public money to demolish the Plaza. Carl’s 82 and worth $17 billion. #Governance.
Elsewhere in South Jersey, an influential former ironworker is opposed to the Millionaires Tax, PSE&G is taking its ball and going home. And the ‘rasslers and basketballers were pursuing their titles and Glory Days was all over it.
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WATCH: Crew tears down 123-year-old shore house (in order to save it!)–Two lightning strikes, numerous severe hurricanes and endless summers of seaside visitors couldn't bring down one of the oldest houses in Avalon. www.nj.com
Big turnout for Ocean City’s first ukulele meetup–OCEAN CITY — The ukulele is not very loud compared to other stringed instruments, but it seems to be pretty powerful. www.shorenewstoday.com
STATE TO RECONSIDER MARIJUANA CLASSIFICATION AS DANGEROUS DRUG–ew Jersey officials plan to reconsider the potential dangers and possible benefits of marijuana use, a process that is separate from legalizing or decriminalizing the substance, but could impact its use in medical research or how it is regulated. www.njspotlight.com
What’s your $300M for Statehouse renovations getting so far?–The executive offices of the 226-year-old building closed to the public in July, when work began on the complete renovation of the Statehouse. Former Gov. Chris Christie signed off on the construction in late 2016. The overhaul is slated to be completed by mid-2022. www.nj.com
Democratic Freeholder Embarks On Journey To Visit All 40 BurlCo Municipalities–A surprise visit from newly-elected Burlington County Freeholder Balvir Singh (D) highlighted a Feb. 23 Medford Lakes Borough Council meeting. pinebarrenstribune.com