It’s windy and this afternoon’s high tide (around 4.20pm) will probably bring the worst of the storm-related flooding, according to top local weather man Dan Skeldon. Thousands are already without power, but the only damage reported so far is to a traffic light pole in Atlantic City. Still, ferry departures from Cape May have been cancelled as a precaution and – for what it’s worth – Atlantic City Electric is promising to work through the storm to keep the power on wherever possible.
State Takeover Perspective From The Governor’s Race
It will be interesting to see how much play the state’s takeover of Atlantic City gets as the governor’s race gets underway. Democrat Assemblyman and governor candidate John Wisniewski slammed the takeover in comments at a town hall meeting in Egg Harbor City this weekend, the Press of Atlantic City reported. Wisniewski said he could see the city being a cruise-ship destination and a hub for marine science and he would also like to see expansion to the airport and New Jersey Transit.
You may also be interested in Route 40’s latest on the behind-the-scenes lobbying of CRDA by The Casino Association of New Jersey, in the name of “economic development.”
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The rest of today’s and the weekend’s headlines include news on a community development block grant for Ventnor, the latest on the age-old question over why South Jersey gets less state funding than North Jersey and a newly-opened affordable housing project in Egg Harbor Township, plus:
Man Recaptured After Escaping Police Custody in South Jersey–Authorities have captured a suspect who slipped free from police custody on Saturday as he was being transported to a detention facility. PhillyVoice
Here’s How Much Money S.J. Hospitals Funnel in to the State Economy–South Jersey hospitals in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties contributed more than $1.2 billion to the state economy in 2015, a new report shows. This year’s New Jersey Hospital Association Economic Impact Report showed the hospital industry in New Jersey is growing, with economic contributions increasing from the previous year. Press of Atlantic City