A significant chunk of the $5.7 million spent on the past election by the NJEA’s Garden State Forward super PAC came from membership dues. “Many members were under the impression that the money spent on the race was only from voluntary donations,” found NJTV’s Leah Mishkin. Read (and watch) the NJTV story. Some of that money funded a series of videos and other campaigning against the Democrat’s candidate for NJ’s 2nd division, Colin Bell, as we reported here.
A New York-based private equity firm says it is under contract to buy a Boardwalk-fronting site next to the casino formerly known as the Revel, according to a press release from the company. The plan – dubbed “The Metropolitan at Revel Beach” – is to build a 40- to 50-story condo project with restaurant and retail space. The company is also interested in buying the Revel. “We are working between our counsel and Mr. Straub’s to come to a conclusion on the Revel that we are still feverishly excited about. The Metropolitan project will only enhance our position and objectives for the Revel Beach side of the Boardwalk,” said Jeffery Keating, Co-Chairman of Keating and Associates, in a (feverishly?) emailed statement. Read more via The Inquirer.
In the rest of the day’s news, read a letter written by former Gov. Florio to the New York Times about New Jersey taxes and Trump’s tax plan, some Atlantic County schools are closed after four teens escaped from a youth detention facility, a woman driving while impaired was seriously injured in a crash that closed an Egg Harbor Township main road last night, a former Atlantic County prosecutor’s office detective pleads guilty in mortgage fraud and there’s a new Gilchrist’s in Atlantic City now. All that and more below:
Former Mayor Petitions Ventnor School Board To Reinstate High School Late Bus–Former Mayor Tim Kreischer attended the Ventnor Board of Education meeting Oct. 25 to ask the board to reinstitute the late bus for students attending Atlantic City High School who participate in sports and extracurricular activities. www.shorenewstoday.com
Feds May Add More Fisheries To Turtle-Protection Program–Federal fishing regulators may require more commercial fishermen to assist with a program that seeks to protect sea turtles. The National Marine Fisheries Service requires observers to be placed on fishing boats in some fisheries to collect data that help with minimization of harm to turtles. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Alleged Drug-Trafficker Charged In Fatal Overdose Back In Custody–An Egg Harbor Township man ordered detained on charges that included a fatal overdose is back in custody after two days out of jail. Jamal Campos, 25, was freed from the Atlantic County Justice Facility on Sunday, after the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office failed to indict him within 90 days, as required under the new speedy guidelines that were part of the bail reform that went into effect this year. breakingac.com
Man Charged In Death Of Good Samaritan Who Tried To Stop Domestic Dispute–A South Jersey man has been charged with aggravated manslaughter after allegedly punching a 54-year-old Good Samaritan trying to stop an assault at a bus stop earlier this month, officials said. www.nj.com
League Of Municipalities Conference In AC Fosters New Ideas–One of the largest municipal conferences in the nation returned to the city Tuesday. Coming with it were rows of products, services and local officials — more than 16,000 of them are anticipated — all convening in the Atlantic City Convention Center for the 102nd annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Kurtz Defeats Melton In Hamilton Committee Race After Provisional Ballot Count–Republican John Kurtz defeated Democrat Dwight Melton by less than 20 votes to win a seat on the Township Committee, according to a count of provisional votes Monday night at the Atlantic County Courthouse. The same count showed Republican John Risley defeated Thelma Witherspoon for the final Atlantic County freeholder at-large seat. www.shorenewstoday.com
Good Samaritan Dies After Trying To Help Woman Being Beaten At New Jersey Bus Stop–Charlotte White was in tears as she spoke about her son who died from his injuries ten days after he was punched in the head while intervening in a domestic assault at a New Jersey bus stop. "My son was ripped from my life," White said while in tears. www.nbcnewyork.com