A pharmacy in Egg Harbor Township is giving out brands of the so-called overdose-antidote drug naloxone for free, to help more people get access to the life-saving medication. “This is our way of helping get naloxone to patients. It’s our civil duty at this point,” Andrew Lyle, director of business development at Curexa in EHT, told the Press of Atlantic City here.
The solar industry nationwide is booming – but in New Jersey, it’s not. Solar industry employment last year fell 14 percent in the garden state – you can read more at NJ Spotlight and also listen to an interview the reporter did with WNYC (link on the same page). The state hands out lucrative incentives to solar companies that are part-funded by a controversial fee added to electric customers’ bills. Some lawmakers have questioned the long-term viability of funding incentives that way, which has added to uncertainty over the future of the solar industry in the state and put a dampener on hiring last year.
On Friday we wrote about Stockton University’s interest in some or all of Bader Field for sporting facilities (making use of the existing baseball stadium and the skate zone) as well as a marine science and resiliency study center. You can read that story here.
Other headlines from the weekend and today include a Galloway man arrested in a triple murder, Jeff Gural’s persistent hope for a casino and Atlantic City’s fire department proving once again that they are not as dispensable as the state would like, by battling a blaze in a house occupied by drug users (one firefighter was injured). Read the rest of the headlines here:
Galloway Man Caught in N.Y. in Triple-Slaying Case; Second Suspect ex-EHT man–A Galloway Township man and a former Egg Harbor Township man are charged with murder in the slayings of three people in a North Jersey apartment last month. Press of Atlantic City
Meadowlands Racetrack Owner Holds Out Hope for Casino–Despite owning two horse-racing tracks in upstate New York with casino gaming and pushing for a casino at the Meadowlands, Jeff Gural doesn’t consider himself a casino guy. And while the November ballot question on North Jersey casinos failed by a historically large margin, Gural still holds hope that casino gaming will be part of the Meadowlands and save the state’s horse-racing industry.
Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City Firefighters Battle Blaze in Empty Drug House–Firefighters put out a fire in a vacant house used by drug abusers on Belfield Avenue early Sunday morning, said Chief Scott Evans.
One firefighter was injured battling the blaze, and the house was littered with needles for shooting drugs, Evans said. Press of Atlantic City
Trump may Help Atlantic City NAACP Membership to Soar–The Atlantic City chapter of the NAACP was once among the country's most active, with 400 to 500 teens in its youth group, said new President Kaleem Shabazz.
Back then, the youth group demonstrated on the Atlantic City Boardwalk against the practice of marking people's voter registration card with either "C" for colored or "W" for white, he said. Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City Rescue Mission Needs Some Lovin’ For Their Ovens–The Atlantic City Rescue Mission has been serving those in need around the clock for over half a century. And it's that 24/7/365 access that has their kitchen in rough shape. Cat Country 107.3
Rodney Frelinghuysen Has Quietly Become NJ’s Most Powerful Congressman–The Frelinghuysen name is so golden in New Jersey that it made its way into the ultimate arbiter of Garden State authenticity—The Sopranos Observer
John Wisniewski Slams Cory Booker In Bid to Capture Some Sanders Energy–Assemblyman John Wisniewski took his gubernatorial campaign to South Jersey today, criticizing fellow Democrat Cory Booker for joining Senate Republicans to vote down an amendment sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders that would have allowed Americans to purchase cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. Observer
Ventnor jumps on the farm market wagon–VENTNOR – Ventnor is the latest Downbeach resort to establish a community farmers market. Margate has run a farmers market for many years, and Longport will be holding its market for the second year this summer. Shore News Today
Troiano set to coach 1,000th career game–Want to know how long Dave Troiano has been coaching girls basketball at Wildwood High School? Shore News Today
Defending raids, Christie gives no assurances to undocumented immigrants in N.J.–Gov. Christie on Sunday offered no assurances to immigrants in New Jersey who are in the United States illegally, as he defended recent immigration raids under President Trump’s administration that have netted some people without violent records. Philly.com
Atlantic City firefighters battle fire, needles in early morning blaze–An Atlantic City firefighter suffered minor injuries early Sunday morning battling a fire on Belfield Avenue. BreakingAC
EHT pharmacy plays role in improving access to opioid-reversal drugs–EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Local pharmacists have designed a program to get more naloxone, the life-saving opioid reversal drug, into the hands of customers and local residents at limited or no cost. Press of Atlantic City