Millennial Watch, Nuclear Subsidies and a Spartan Legend Joins ACHS – Wednesday’s Roundup

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Millennial Watch
A new poll found only 33% of people ages 18 to 34 do not consider casinos “depressing” and David Danzis at the Press of AC called every Atlantic City gambling property – including the two new ones – for insight as to why.

He also talked to some actual Millennials who were having a good time.“I’m really puzzled as to why Atlantic City isn’t killing it,” one said.

Drug Liability
An EHT man pleaded guilty to causing the drug-overdose death of Adam O’Gara in 2016, the first time a person has been charged in Atlantic County under the drug-induced death statute, Lynda Cohen reports. Jamal Campos is facing 20 years.

PSE&G Subsidy
That “controversial” PSE&G subsidy bill that would give the company $300 million a year, or thereabouts, is expected to be signed today by Phil Murphy, just one of three separate ways the government will be smiling on the already profitable company in a 24-hour period, the valuable NJ Spotlight reports.

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Leo Hamlett was named head football coach at Atlantic City High School, after being approved by the Board of Ed. last night, Mike McGarry at the Press of AC reports.

Leo was three years older (and about three-hundred times cooler) than me but I played baseball and football with him and cut lawns with him one summer.

As far as I’m concerned he’s one of those magical people and may have single-handedly turned me into a college football prospect (Division I-AA, non-scholarship) when I overheard him say, “That kid’s got good hands” even though I didn’t really. I just happened to make a good catch in front of him. But Leo said it, and in my hearing of it, it became my truth.

Leo was also the catcher on the Tilton Market baseball team in Northfield circa 1986 when I made my Little League pitching debut. After accidentally throwing my glove up in the air in the middle of a particularly enthusiastic windup (it slipped off) during my first pitch, Leo came out to the mound to settle me down.

At the plate bat was the legendary Pegs McGillicuddy (not his real name), who had a beard at age twelve and hit bombs regularly. He was the most feared hitter in all of Birch Grove Park.

Leo put his hands on my shoulders. “Stay low,” was his advice, which is good advice in baseball as in life.

McGillicuddy swung at two balls in the dirt and then locked up on a belt-high piece of cheese for strike three.

Congrats Leo!

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