The DCA tweeted out a picture of a meeting yesterday of the Atlantic City Executive Council and there were lots of local heavyweights, but not a lot of laypersons, or any media, prompting Ryan Hutchins at Politico to observe it looked like a blatant violation of the NJ Open Public Meetings Act and that the Murphy admin was essentially bragging about it.
I don’t get invited to those things. Nor do I know the law, but here’s the pic.
Who else used to watch Romper Room? When they did the Magic Mirror thing at the end?
“I see Tammy and Margaret and Gregory and Rick and Bonnie and Anthony and Joe!”
In possibly related news, Amy Rosenberg reports Mayor Gilliam has a shiner.
Social Security Crash
A car crashed through the side of the Social Security office on Doughty Road in EHT yesterday, injuring 20 people, one critically. It sounds like it was an accident.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging it downplayed the danger of opioid painkillers, while targeting seniors without proper concern for safety. These are civil charges, since the statute of limitations on criminal conduct has expired, but officials said, “they continue to explore how to hold this company, and others, accountable,” the Spotlight reports.
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N.J. weather: Snow, ice, strong winds make for nasty mix in latest forecast–Snow, freezing rain and sleet all possibilities Thursday and into Friday as New Jersey's first winter storm is expected to much of the northern half of the state with up to 6 inches snow possible for far northwestern areas. www.nj.com
MAJOR SOUTH JERSEY EMPLOYER TO START PAYING $15 MINIMUM WAGE IN 2019–Cooper University Health Care, a major South Jersey employer that’s led by one of the state’s most influential Democrats, is the latest company to announce plans to pay workers a $15 minimum wage. www.njspotlight.com
NJ National Epicenter of Hate Crimes–Hate crimes in the Garden State continue to climb, placing New Jersey fourth in the nation, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI. observer.com
EDA approves tax credits for Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act–The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved new rules for the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act which would apply tax credits against the corporate business tax or gross income tax for digital media and film companies operating in New Jersey. www.roi-nj.com
Atlantic City ProTip: 1) Don’t Rape 2) consent isn’t complicated 3) don’t prey on drunk people–(Atlantic City) — A vivid memory from my first trip to the party scene that unjustly mars the League of Municipalities Convention was watching someone, a sitting assemblyman who’s still in office, ply an extremely drunk, much younger woman with a cocktail that she clearly didn’t need. www.insidernj.com