So, the Atlantic City Democratic Committee voted to file criminal charges against their mayor, Frank Gilliam, alleging he took a $10,000 donation to the ACDC and put it in his campaign account instead. I guess it makes sense you’d spend lots of time and money getting your party in office, then blow up the most high-profile member two months after he takes office.
On the Twitter Box, Jim Kennedy observes we’ve had seven mayors and two emergency managers since 2000. “AC has a governance problem.”
Elsewhere in Mayors, Sonny McCullough’s not standing for reelection. He’s been mayor of Egg Harbor Township for 22 consecutive years and 28 in total.
Jim Kennedy also says we have a crisis of governance. “The dominance of a few power broker over unengaged citizens has been devastating.”
The People are waking, Jim! They’re waking!!!
Elsewhere across your region, lawmakers slammed the IRS for blocking deductions of prepaid property taxes, an assembly committee debated marijuana reform and the Dead have their stories yet.
Also, read this John DeRosier story on “Who Watches the Watchmen.”
Also, this is North/Central New Jersey but worth it for the vintage Jean Shepherd footage.
CRDA to auction off 95 vacant properties–The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will be auctioning off 95 excess pieces of properties later this month. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Shawnee defeats Atlantic City from long distance–MEDFORD TOWNSHIP — Dylan Deveney found himself wide open on the perimeter during the third quarter Monday night. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
‘Undocumented and unafraid’ immigrants march on ICE headquarters–Nearly 200 protesters chanting "No papers, no fear!" marched through the streets of Newark to the offices of federal immigration officials Monday to call for an extension of the DACA program for unauthorized immigrants. www.nj.com
OPENING ANOTHER FRONT IN NJ’S WAR AGAINST HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS–New Jersey lawmakers took steps on Monday to make the state a kinder place, as a Senate committee advanced three bills to help low-income residents and those struggling with basic needs. www.njspotlight.com
OCEAN CITY TAKES DOWN PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN MAINLAND TO WIN THIRD STRAIGHT SOUTH JERSEY TITLE–LINWOOD — It’s one thing to beat the Ocean City girls basketball team during the regular season, and an even tougher challenge to get past the Red Raiders in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament. Mainland Regional beat Ocean City twice during the regular season and in the CAL Tournament championship game, with all three victories coming in overtime. glorydaysonline.com
Atlantic City Cabs & Jitneys Getting Clobbered by UBER & LYFT–Atlantic City Cabs and Jitneys are getting their clocks cleaned by these oddly-named, but wildly popular, transportation services called Uber and Lyft. acprimetime.com