For Locals in AC
PierAC (formerly known as Garden Pier) is going to be an outdoor entertainment space for locals, Rob Erickson of Jersey Boyz Productions told us yesterday. Jersey Boyz Productions, which is leasing the pier from Bart Blatstein, is also producing this year’s Garden State Music Festival on Bader Field and the team is upbeat on the prospect of Atlantic City having more entertainment for locals – as well as drawing in more visitors from around the state. Read our piece here and you can watch our interview with Erickson here.
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Greenwich Log Cabin
One of the nation’s oldest log cabins is right here in South Jersey, and it’s up for sale, so you can guess how much it’s worth and then read the answer and some more about the house here via Patch. It was built in 1638 and is in Greenwich, one of South Jersey’s best-kept secrets. We went there for the first time a couple of months ago (Bill was talking about his book – shameless plug – to the Cumberland County Historical Society) and even though we like to think we’re pretty well aware of how South Jersey is full of culture and history, we had no idea we’d be walking into some village that you would have thought was in New England (because even when you live here, it’s so darn easy to be surprised that New Jersey has a history). Go and visit Greenwich – it’s our top tip for the summer.
Read Lynda Cohen on Atlantic City firefighter Albie Mallen, fatally struck by a train on Monday.
In the rest of the news, this year’s crop of blueberries is a bumper one, the Supreme Court will hear New Jersey’s sports betting case, the state will be buying back guns in Newark, Trenton and Camden, more details are emerging of the gang fight that led to a shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway last summer, protections for small streams and wetlands in New Jersey are being rolled back, and Upper Pittsgrove now has nearly as much preserved farmland as there are acres in Manhattan. All that and more below: