Healthcare Skirmish, Boardwalk Trucking – Thursday’s Roundup

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Healthcare Skirmish – Kind Of
Local residents from Burlington and Ocean Counties visited Rep. Tom MacArthur’s office in Marlton yesterday to deliver a letter. MacArthur, whose amendment to repeal the Affordable Care Act almost passed earlier this year, has yet to come out in favor of or against the latest Republican effort to repeal the legislation known as Obamacare but residents in his district are taking no chances, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The residents were expecting a skirmish, but they wound up reading out loud their letter opposing the ACA repeal and handing it over to a MacArthur staffer, then moving on.

Meanwhile, over in District 2, Rep. Frank LoBiondo says he is supporting efforts to safeguard budget funding for local healthcare centers that provide services to some of the area’s poorest residents. Rep. LoBiondo has not yet made a public statement on the Senate’s efforts to roll back the ACA, although he has voted against previous repeal bills.

Mays Landing via @memorieslostintime on Instagram.

Boardwalk Trucking
The Ventnor end of the boardwalk briefly turned into a truck lane in the early hours of yesterday morning after an 18-wheel tractor-trailer, under the influence of nothing more sinister than a GPS, turned onto the beachside boards. It took almost four hours and the removal of railings before the truck could drive off the boardwalk. Ventnor City officials are checking to see whether any structural damage was done, SNJ Today reports.

In the rest of the day’s news, the Hard Rock Casino is embroiled in a lawsuit with a former Taj Mahal strip club, a new brewery will open in Egg Harbor Township this fall, local Mexican communities are coming together to help quake victims, an Atlantic City native was sworn in yesterday as the alternate student trustee on Stockton University’s Board of Trustees, Christie doesn’t want you to know exactly how he’s funding his $200 million anti-opioid-addiction push, and read this feature on how a South Jersey veteran is helping officials find the 300,000 war dead missing for four decades in Vietnam. All that and more below:

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