Happy Monday, Route 40 Readers! We went up to Asbury Park Saturday where we saw Atlantic City future, and it’s Volkswagens, cat lounges and kale ice cream. Fasten your seat-belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
In realer news: Please read Michelle Brunetti Post’s ambitious piece on sea-level rise and its impact on shore communities in the Press of AC. It highlights the fun fact that South Jersey is sinking (!) due somehow to the last Ice Age.
Also read Bill Barlow’s story about a new sheep’s milk creamery in Upper Township, and enjoy the photos of the beautiful sheep. We thank them for their service.
Also! Jon Henderson, the man behind all your favorite events (AC Beer & Music Fest, AC Seafood Festival, the tattoo expo and more) will be receiving CRDA’s 2018 Spirit of Hospitality Award. And he will be talking to us live tomorrow night at Hidden Sands Brewing Co. Come and get some of his pixie dust.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
DEEP CUTS TO HOMESTEAD TAX-RELIEF PROGRAM COURTESY OF CHRISTIE’S 2018 BUDGET–Many New Jersey homeowners are facing increased property tax bills this spring, after the state Legislature cut the Homestead tax-relief program during last year’s budget battle between lawmakers and former Gov. Chris Christie. Homestead tax credits and rebates will generally be about half of what they were in 2017. www.njspotlight.com
Medical marijuana patients struggle with costs–Donnah Marvel’s life has been turned upside-down more than once. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Millville fears Jim’s Lunch loss amid $1.2 million demolition project–MILLVILLE — Lifelong city resident Katerina Camp said Wednesday she is probably the only person in the city who doesn’t like the “special sauce” at Jim’s Lunch on Main Street — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important part of the area’s history, in her eyes. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Margate considers emergency replacement of Amherst Ave. bulkhead–MARGATE – A patch job might get the city through the summer, but commissioners agree it might be more financially prudent to replace the crumbling bulkhead along a portion of Amherst Avenue. But, timing is an issue, they said. downbeachpilot.com
Resorts to celebrate 40 years of gaming Memorial Day weekend–ATLANTIC CITY – It’s been 40 years since people lined up on the World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk to experience a first in a new era of excitement in the city by the sea. Resorts Casino Hotel will celebrate 40 years of gaming with four days of festivities over the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. downbeachpilot.com