Meet the New Prosecutor, Accountability (County-Style), What Spring? – Thursday’s Roundup

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Meet the New Prosecutor
Atlantic County’s new prosecutor, Damon Tyner, was sworn in on Wednesday and Lynda Cohen of Breaking AC was there to hear what he had to say. Violence, drugs and human trafficking are his top priorities, Cohen reports. Tyner is an Atlantic City native and talked about his mission in the context of the community. “I think the opiate problem has more of an impact on the community than the common citizen realizes,” Tyner said. “I’ve seen the drug problem just destroy families, destroy people.” Cohen also has video from the ceremony on her site, at the link above.

Accountability (County-Style)
One of the women motivated to protest Atlantic County freeholder John Carman’s Facebook meme about the women’s march (if you don’t remember, read the Inquirer’s story from January) is taking the idea of holding her elected representatives to account to seriously: she’s now running for his seat. “I was discussing my disgust about this whole thing with my family, they said, `Well, why don’t you run.’ And when I thought about it, I realized that we do need leaders in office who will respect all of our residents regardless of gender, race, creed or sexual orientation,” Ashley Bennett told the Inquirer. Carman, in turn, said, “I don’t know her, so I can’t comment on her candidacy. I do know that I will run against her on my record and I will not allow one misguided meme to define me as a person or as a candidate.”

What Spring?
Filed under: News I didn’t want to read this morning… But it’s going to stay cold through next week with the possibility of snow this weekend. NJ 101.5 has the forecast here.

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The rest of the news from the last 24 hours includes the Atlantic City police joining the lawsuit train after the state moved to slash their pay,  a profile of the new Atlantic Cape Community College president, and the Big News that Vince Mazzeo is dropping out of the state Senate run (but still standing for re-election as assemblyman).

Photo by @andrewgaro with thanks to @southjerseyadventures for bringing it to our attention

Historic Batsto Village in the snow. Picture by @andrewgaro on Instagram, with thanks to @southjerseyadventures for bringing it to our attention.

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