The Lonely Fight
The city of Margate gave up suing over the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to extend dunes to the southern part of Absecon Island, but some Margate residents are keeping the fight going. A lawyer for those residents has filed an injunction request, seeking to prevent the work from starting before the case is heard. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers has received bids for the work. Read the details here.
Globalization Spreads To South Jersey. Finally.
Sometimes it might feel like we’re a long way from any national or global trendsetters here in South Jersey (and particularly here in our dark corner of Atlantic County). But friends! Fashion store Zara – only the world’s biggest retailer – is finally opening in Cherry Hill. It’s true because NJ.com says so. Sadly it won’t open until 2017, which sucks because they always have the best winter coats, but still: A little slice of Spanish greatness, that’s only been all over every other part of the world for the last two decades, is coming to South Jersey. We’ve made it! That, or it’s finally the end times. Your choice.
Here’s the rest of what we’re reading today:
Guardian Calls Atlantic City’s Battle Against State Takeover its “Revolutionary War”–A defiant Mayor Don Guardian dressed as George Washington for Halloween, the eve before the state decides whether to take over this city. The state is expected to decide Tuesday whether it will accept the city’s fiscal recovery plan or take over the city’s finances for five years. Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic County To Offer Early Voting Saturday–The Atlantic County Clerk's Office and the Board of Elections will be open for early voting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5. Voters can fill out their ballot at 5901 Main Street in Mays Landing - for more information, call the Atlantic County Clerk's Office at (609) 625-4011. Press of Atlantic City
South Jersey Veterans Have Miles To Go For Better Care–Phil Cinquina, who served in the Army in the 1940s, makes it a priority to maintain his health by working out several times a week. To visit a VA hospital, local veterans have to travel by bus or van hours away to Pennsylvania, Delaware or northern New Jersey. Press of Atlantic City
How Do South Jersey Hospitals Stack Up For Safety?–Two area hospitals, Inspira Health Network Vineland and Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, improved marks for their hospital safety, according to a national report that grades health that grades health care performance. Overall, more than a third of New Jersey hospitals - including AtlantiCare and Shore Medical, which both earned "A"s - earned top grades in this fall’s Hospital Safety Grade report. Press of Atlantic City