The start of the season is rapidly approaching and the Margate beach is still a mess, Edward Van Embden for The Current reports.
Speaking of Margate… There was not a single black student enrolled in its William H. Ross III elementary school this year. Just five miles away in Atlantic City, meanwhile, there are schools that are more than 90 percent black or Hispanic. South Jersey is home to some of the state’s most segregated schools and a lawsuit is challenging rules that mandate school attendance by municipality. Read more on Route 40.
ARTeriors had a big opening on Tennessee Avenue Friday, Erin Serpico reports.
And Philip Norcross’s firm has been hired to consult on the marijuana-legalization issue.
And while you’re pondering the end of the world, Bill Duhart at NJ.com has a long feature on a doomsday prepper’s house that’s on the market in Medford. The owners may have spent $1 million fortifying the house. “But doomsday came in the form of a banker with a foreclosure order after his wife’s prolonged illness and death.”
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5–Despite New Jersey's reputation for having lost its entrepreneurial spirit — something even Gov. Phil Murphy laments but claims he will turn around — Amazon begs to differ. www.njspotlight.com
OPINION: NEW JERSEY’S TANGLED HISTORY OF DEBT AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY–Part two of an examination of capital planning and budgeting in the Garden State, the long and the short of it... www.njspotlight.com
Ventnor’s Arrow Hardware ‘stocked and loaded’ for the summer–VENTNOR – Arrow True Value Hardware on the 6400-block of Ventnor Avenue is “stocked and loaded” for the summer, according to Ivy Shore Rosenberg who runs the store for her 82-year-old mother Harriet Shore. downbeachpilot.com
Hands Across the Sand impetus for national march to protect ocean–ATLANTIC CITY – South Jersey’s Hands Across the Sand event took place Saturday, May 19 on the Bartram Avenue beach amidst gray skies and sporadic showers. downbeachpilot.com
Five Companies Battle Fire At Vacant Atlantic City Home–Five fire companies battled a house fire in Atlantic City early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to 126 Bay St. across from Atlantic Cape Community College’s city campus after midnight for a house fire. breakingac.com