November 28, 2016

No New Year’s Love For Atlantic City and South Jersey Judges Are Getting Rich – Monday’s Roundup

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There will be no spotlight on Atlantic City from New Year’s Rockin’ Eve this year, The Press of Atlantic City reports. Everyone’s favorite government authority, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, had hoped to sponsor a broadcast from Boardwalk Hall using money left over from two cancelled beach concerts this summer. But apparently “scheduling conflicts and other considerations” got in the way. For anyone wondering whether or not this is a big deal, apparently New Year’s Rockin’ Eve had 22 million viewers, or 58 pct of the 18-49-year-old segment, last year. Which is a whole lot more than tuned in to the Miss America Pageant (another Dick Clark Production).

In more not-so-great-news for Atlantic City, The Pressreports that some state lawmakers are hoping to bring video lottery terminals to the Meadowlands, after the bid to open a casino there failed.

Meanwhile, you need to read this great investigation by the Asbury Park Press that looks at how cash-strapped municipalities (you probably live in one) are trying to make up for lost revenue by fining for everything and anything and then sending anyone who can’t or doesn’t pay to court. Take a look at what this means for some of the towns and also some of the judges  – one in Ocean County was so busy last year he took home a paycheck worth $281,000.

At Route 40, we took a dive into the Pine Barrens over the holiday weekend and wrote about the closure of one-time piney fixture, Buzby’s General Store. We also published this interview with Emma, part of our series of mini-profiles of the people in our communities.

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The rest of our pick of today’s headlines – including news on Comcast jobs, a missing teen, and the horrific Hamilton Mall shooting – are below:

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