The Atlantic City Democratic Committee (I think) is examining how a $10,000 check from the Atlantic County Democratic Committee ended up in Mayor (then-candidate) Frank Gilliam’s bank account, Lynda Cohen reports.
The check was made out to the City Democratic Committee, and it came from the County Democratic Committee. I realize that’s a lot of “committees” but they’re forming another to probe the mystery check.
You can watch the video where they vote on the matter here. It will remind you how cool the Irish Pub is.
The City Dem Committee also overturned censures against Marty Small and Ernest Coursey for publicly supporting the Republican candidate, Don Guardian, against Gilliam in the mayor’s race, and they overturned a censure against Kaleem Shabazz for supporting Chris Brown over Colin Bell in the senate. Phew.
Quote of the Day
“I ain’t got socks on ’cause I’m tipsy.” — Kevin Hart
I-G-G-L-E-S – IGGLES!
In post-Super Bowl news, Brandon Graham and a few other Iggles were maybe spotted at the Borgata. This guy got a diagram of the 4th-down play to Foles (the “Philly Special”) tattooed on his arm. And Deadspin has the most exhaustive compilation to date of the mayhem that ensued across Philadelphia in hours after the game.
Missing Steve Merton
Our fancy modern society sure has a lot of lost people in it, folks who fall through the cracks. Chrissy Spallone at NJ Pen profiles one of them, a cancer survivor who named his fish after his oncologist and was a fixture, along with his light-blue Dyno Glide beach cruiser, around Collingswood. Then, a few weeks ago, he disappeared.
Elsewhere across the region:
MGM’s REIT Operator Wants to Buy Caesars’ REIT–The convoluted bankruptcy case of Caesars Entertainment Operating Corp. (CEOC) could take one final turn if MGM Growth Properties (NYSE:MGP) gets its way and acquires VICI Properties, the real estate investment trust (REIT) that was created in the wake of the court proceedings. www.fool.com
Lacey’s financial meltdown? What Oyster Creek’s closure means to NJ–Oyster Creek Generating Station will never celebrate its 50th anniversary as an operating power plant. In October, it will generate its last megawatt of energy before powering down forever. www.app.com
Hamilton Mall hosts annual Scouting Expo–HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The Sea Pines District Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented its annual Scouting Expo Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Hamilton Mall. www.shorenewstoday.com
Why Fewer N.J. adults are getting their GEDs–When test makers overhauled the GED nearly four years ago, they said the new computerized version of the high school equivalency test would be a better, more accurate exam than the old pencil-and-paper version. www.nj.com
AG REJECTS PENNEAST OFFERS FOR EASEMENTS ON PROTECTED LANDS JON HURDLE | FEBRUARY 6, 2018–New Jersey rejected offers of compensation from the PennEast Pipeline Co. for the right to build its line through several parcels of preserved land in Hunterdon County, saying the company has not given officials enough time to evaluate the offers, and has not explained how it arrived at the specific amounts. www.njspotlight.com
Instagram post of cop killer Chesimard cost N.J. trooper his job, lawsuit claims–A New Jersey trooper was fired by the State Police months after he promoted a T-shirt on social media bearing the image of Joanne Chesimard, the fugitive convicted of killing a state trooper, according to court records and images obtained by NJ Advance Media. www.nj.com
Former Barnegat mayor’s new contract under fire–A committeewoman and former mayor stepped down from her government post Jan. 1, but did not go far: She accepted a $90,000 contract to provide legal and human resources services for the same township. www.app.com
Murphy order requires New Jersey to establish net neutrality protections–Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Monday requiring that New Jersey establish its own net neutrality protections after the Federal Communications Commission repealed Obama-era regulations late last year. www.politico.com
STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, NUCLEAR SUBSIDY BILL HELD IN COMMITTEE–New Jersey lawmakers yesterday held off advancing a highly contentious bill that could provide hundreds of millions of dollars in ratepayer subsidies to nuclear power plants. www.njspotlight.com