The Atlantic City Dem Committee voted to denounce Mayor Gilliam and Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy last night in an emergency session. You can read our fun story here. Please do.
The recreational marijuana bill moved out of committee yesterday and heads to a full vote in the state legislature, which could come as early as December 17, the valuable Spotlight reports, adding that the bill’s proponents don’t quite have the votes, but they’re close enough.
One issue that’s still being hashed (sorry) out is the workplace: How employers can test and what the penalties would be. Dianna Houenou, at the ACLUNJ, said, “We do expect employers to reduce their reliance on testing for THC in their employees,” per ROI-NJ.
The Hamilton Mall Sears is closing and had a big final sale over the weekend. Friend of the site Jim Doorn sent us an apocalyptic note, with pictures.
Sears Holdings is in Chapter 11 and is closing stores across the country. It has said, reportedly, about 400 stores could be profitable if it makes it out of bankruptcy.
The company’s also seeking approval to pay out $1 million (and up to $8.5 million) to top executives in bonuses.
For more feats of journalism…
5-year-old spots house fire in Margate–MARGATE — A 5-year-old girl, who was staying at her grandmother’s over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, helped keep a fire from burning down a neighbor’s house. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
McGrath and Duffey win Pilgrim Paddle–The Longport Beach Patrol crew of Mike McGrath and Sean Duffey won the 11th annual Pilgrim Paddle on Saturday at the Beesleys Point beach in Upper Township. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
State AG looking into complaint prosecutor hid evidence, committed mortgage fraud, sources say–The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is looking into a complaint accusing Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner of hiding evidence, committing mortgage fraud and more, sources tell NJ Advance Media. www.nj.com
2–Take the annual ranking of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the United States, as compiled by PropertyShark, the real estate blog, which has just released this year’s list, based on closed sales in residential properties. And just imagine the property taxes! www.njspotlight.com